Boomer Esiason: Broncos, Time To End The Tim Tebow Experiment

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Well, fans in Denver got their wish.

And in his second start, Tim Tebow got flat-out rocked.

Despite his quarterback’s nightmare performance against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Broncos coach John Fox is sticking with Tebow for at least another week.

Come on now, says WFAN’s Boomer Esiason, it’s time to give up on the experiment.

“This is a bad move for two reasons,” Boomer said Monday, alongside morning show co-host Craig Carton. “One is, I don’t believe that Tim Tebow knows what he’s doing on the football field. … Number two, those hits that are coming his way are coming with authority. Meaning that players are out to get him.”

Listen: Boomer sounds off on Tebow

The Lions build a 42-point lead before Tebow’s lone touchdown pass, all the while harassing the young passer with imitations of his signature prayerful pose. Boomer has never seen anything quite like it.

“The mocking by the Detroit Lions and all the talk after the game and all that other stuff leads me to believe that people are after him,” he said.

Tebow was sacked seven, count ’em, seven times. That makes 13 sacks in three games. The hard hits (and the mocking gestures) aren’t about to let up against the Raiders in Oakland’s “Black Hole.”

“In all the years that I’ve covered and played in professional football, I have never seen a team like the Detroit Lions do what they did last week,” said Boomer. “It just means that there’s no respect for Tim Tebow as the quarterback. And they want to make sure that when they play him, they want to show that to the world that Tim Tebow can not play in this league at this position.”

The Broncos tried more of a collegiate approach against Detroit to adapt to Tebow’s unique skill set.

It didn’t work out so well.

According to Boomer, Fox should have dealt with Tebow, the legacy of fired head coach Josh McDaniels, before the season even started.

“They should have cut him,” he said. “Let him be somebody else’s problem.”

Do you agree with Boomer’s take on Tebow? Sound off in the comments below…

  • William Lee

    Last I checked, Mr. Boomer was not such a great QB himself. Tebow is developing. How long did it take Boomer.

  • BrianH

    Really? What did Esiason ever win? Don’t see any rings on his fingers.

  • Lipanic

    For the same reason outspoken players and coaches such as Keyshawn Johnson, Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson, Rex Ryan, and Terrell Owens draw the ire and malcontent of other players and fans alike, Tm Tebow draws the same attention with his public displays of his faith. Religious tolerance is a proud part of our culture and Americans take it seriously. However, when a person in the public eye is constantly showcasing their beliefs anytime the camera is upon them, practically shoving his beliefs down the throats of the rest of us,it will eventually arouse animosity towards that person. I am tired of his act, and wish he would keep his beliefs in his home and church. I applaud Boomer Esiason, and any other analyst that is critical of Tebow’s ability, and points out the mocking by the Lions last week. We all know why they were imitating his pose, but no analyst wants to really say why the Lions were doing it. Tim Tebow’s wholesome, and almost untouchable, image has deterred the fact that he is not, in my opinion, an NFL caliper quarterback.

  • Nicholas D

    It’s fine for analysts to critique Tebow’s QB play, along with all the other young QB’s in the league I might add (That’s not happening?? Interesting.) But numerous of those analysts (Esiason, Dilfer, Hoge, etc.) don’t just critique Tebow. They take it a step farther into the arena of totally disrespecting him. They make no attempt to temper their comments out of respect for him. Do I mean they should temper comments because he’s a young quarterback in the league? No, I wouldn’t even ask that of them, though it would be nice. My problem with them is that they make no attempt to even respect Tebow as a person. They throw their verbal barbs and sling their unrestrained insults as if Tebow is some sort of villian who is due no respectful consideration. (i.e. “Let him be somebody else’s problem”) I don’t care that he’s a pro now or making millions now. Common courtesy and respect should be universal and ‘professionals’ should act like such. Those analysts have shown themselves to be small men indeed.

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