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Tebow Lovers - I need your help


Look, I've been a vocal proponent of drafting Clausen.  I am trying to come to grips with the fact that we won't take Clausen.  I am trying to come to grips with us drafting Tebow.  But I need some help getting behind this concept.  I still stand by the fact that if by some disaster, I hear the following "With the 9th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select, Tim Tebow" then I just don't think I can continue being a Bills fan anymore.  In my opinion, that would be the most colossal of 'reaches' and I would have no confidence in the CHIX regime.  Not to mention the ridiculous amount of teasing I'd have to endure from all my Patriot friends.  And I get enough of that as it is.

But, I am coming around a little and am trying to get behind us selecting TT later in the 1st round or in the 2nd.  Listen, I love Tebow's intangibles.  As a Christian, I love the way he lives his life.  I love his work ethic and his physical abilities.  But as a Bills fan, that wants to see us get to the playoffs within the next century, I can't see how he's going to help us do that for at least 3 years. 

I have yet to hear one 'expert' or 'scout' say that Tebow doesn't need at least 2 years of watching from the sidelines before he can make an impact at QB in the NFL.  So what does that mean for the Bills?  Does that mean 2 years of Trent Brohmpatrick under center?  I don't think any of those three are going to lead us to a playoff game.  And if Tebow is in house, we certainly won't be bringing in another QB, so that puts us out of the playoffs for a minimum of 2 years.  I realize next year we've got about zero percent chance of making the playoffs, but that is beside the point.

So now we enter the 2012 season with (hopefully) a team that is ready to compete for a playoff spot.  We've upgraded our offensive line (hopefully), our new 3-4 defense is a top 10 unit (hopefully) and we've upgraded our WR corps (hopefully) to give our new QB the weapons he needs to be successful.  BUT, we now have a QB that has taken few, if any, snaps in the NFL trying to lead this playoff-hopeful team to the postseason.  How many times does a first year QB lead a team to the playoffs, answer: not often.

I see this as the likely scenario if we draft Tebow.  Can someone tell me a different story to make me feel better about this?  Or do I just need to resign myself to the fact that our first real chance at the playoffs will be 2013?

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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