Posted by Uncle Rico 11:55 AM ET
SI.com’s Don Banks included Josh McDaniels on the list of players, coaches and team executives who have clearly underwhelmed NFL analysts and fans thus far in 2011. After being fired in Denver, McDaniels was supposed to repair his badly damaged reputation by tutoring quarterback Sam Bradford and pushing the St. Louis Rams offense to new heights. However, the Rams are 0-6 and as Banks writes, “Bradford has clearly regressed.” The NFL will undoubtedly be a better place when McDaniels returns to selling plastics in Cleveland.
Count former Denver Broncos wide receiver among the seemingly endless list of Tim Tebow skeptics. Per ProFootballTalk.com, asked on ESPN 101 in St. Louis whether Tebow can be a good NFL quarterback, Lloyd said he is not so sure.
“I don’t know,” Lloyd said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I think only time will tell with that style of play. I think it [was] effective last Sunday [vs. Miami], but I just don’t know how effective that style can be over the course of a long [season] and playing formidable opponents.”
Asked about Tebow’s mechanics, Lloyd noted that the long windup in Tebow’s throwing motion can mean the ball doesn’t get to the receiver when he’s open.
“Any delay in delivering the ball… throws a monkey wrench into all the tim[ing] and anything you are trying to accomplish down the field,” Lloyd said.
Kissing Suzy Kolber’s Christmas Ape believes that John Fox certainly isn’t a Tebow fan. But as Fox has learned, despite a historically horrendous passing performance through 55 minutes last Sunday against the Dolphins, Tebow’s last minute
heroics good fortune has elevated the media and fan coverage of Tebow from nauseating to vomiting + diarrhea.
This week the Broncos (2-4) host the upstart Detroit Lions (5-2). Just as exciting for Broncos fans will be the matchup of Matt Barkley vs. Andrew Luck in Los Angeles on Saturday. Perhaps one of the top 2 quarterback prospects will be Denver’s first round pick in April.