November 19, 2007

Let's Set The Record Straight...

Tim Tebow is no Vince Young. That is not debatable. That is fact. Dennis Dodd says:

Tim Tebow became the first 20-20 player in NCAA victory in a victory over Florida Atlantic. He now has 20 rushing touchdowns and 26 passing TDs. The last guy to change the game this much was Vince Young. But Vince, for all his bulk, wasn't as powerful of a runner. His arm can't compare to Tebow's. We now have a new, better run-pass hybrid. Tebow has rushed for more touchdowns than 77 teams.
WHOA! Stop right there. That kind of seems like saying that LT isn't as powerful a runner as Ron Dayne. What the hell does that even mean? Isn't a "powerful" running quarterback just a euphemism for a quarterback who averages 4.1 yards per carry and gets his team's every carry? Statistics don't even begin to tell the tale of VY's dominance over college football.

To begin with, the most important statistic is that Tim Tebow is 8-3 as a starter. VY was 30-2.

VY's sophomore season Cedric Benson got 2 carries for every 1 for VY. The next year five Longhorns got 75 or more carries. This season only one Gator other than Tebow (181)has gotten 75 carries (Kestahn Moore --98).

Finally, think about VY's numbers if Texas hadn't been so dominant in 2005. Vince took the final snap for the Longhorns in four games in 2005. In three of the 13 games he didn't even make it through the third quarter (four counting CU where he only finished the first series of the fourth quarter). Tebow has finished all but two games.

That Tebow is a better passer than VY is obvious, but lots of quarterbacks can throw better than VY (Stephen McGee cannot). Tim Tebow has had a great year for a Florida team that lost a lot of talent. To say that Tim Tebow even compares running the ball, however, is ludicrous. We are to Tim Tebow running the ball as Tim Tebow is to VY.

Oh, and the next time Tim Tebow does this will be the first.

7 comments:

JBRATER said...

yeah, but Tebow wouldn't have thrown that stupid pick against the broncos last night.

JBRATER said...

although in fairness, (because I assume you're both seeing red at the suggestion that vince young is not 100% perfecter than anything ever gosh i love him) VY did school former Wolverine Ian Gold one not one, but two occasions. (With his feet)

JMA said...

Have you seen who VY is throwing to? No offense to Roydell Williams (from...TULANE) or Bo Scaife (former Horn), but it ain't exactly the greatest WR corps in the NFL

JBRATER said...

yeah, cuz Tom Brady absolutely SUCKED before he got some good receivers...

JMA said...

Check Brady's stats last season when he had crap for receivers...plus, who's arguing that VY throws as well as Brady?

corn blight said...

As a Husker, I take offense to this as well.... I could care less what VY does in the NFL, that's not what makes him special (and the NFL sucks by comparison).

Tim Tebow. Gag

corn blight said...

As a Husker, I take offense to this as well.... I could care less what VY does in the NFL, that's not what makes him special (and the NFL sucks by comparison).

Tim Tebow. Gag