Watching the Tim Tebow led Denver Broncos play offense isn’t very exciting. In today’s NFLwhere quarterbacks regularly air out the football, an offense that ran ball 55 times and attempted only 8 passes is about as much fun to watch as paint dry. Apparently New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis agrees with this assessment, per the NY Daily News:
Revis admitted that the Jets have a “simpler game plan” to defend Denver’s scheme than they did last week against the Patriots’ pass-happy offense. He said that the secondary will have to fight off boredom, too.
“The biggest thing for the secondary is for us not to fall asleep,” Revis said. “It can get boring, especially if a team keeps on just running the ball, series after series, play after play.”
The Broncos went to a run heavy, zone-read type offense over the last couple weeks to accommodate Tim Tebow’s strengths as a running quarterback and have experienced some success. The Broncos racked up 299 yards on the Raiders a couple weeks ago and another 244 last Sunday on the Chiefs with Tebow only completing 12 passes for a combined 193 yards , both victories. While the Broncos offense may not get fans out of their seats the style has been effective so far. How much longer that can continue remains to be seen.
The Broncos and coach John Fox probably know they can’t hope to win long term with Tebow completing 44.8% of his passes but they will take what they can for now. And winning now is really all that matters.