Despite having his season ended courtesy a 45-10 thrashing by the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow took a characteristically positive look at a year where he lead his team to an AFC West title and a stirring playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (via DenverBroncos.com):
The run was a lot of fun. A lot of ups and downs but we really try to block everything in the outside off and just enjoy the relationships with teammates and coaches and work and try to get better and I feel like we did that all year. We just didn’t put forth a good enough performance tonight . You’ve got to give them a lot of credit, that’s a really good team."
He expanded further:
It had a lot of ups and downs. Overall it’s been a very special opportunity for me – something I’m very thankful for and very thankful I have the opportunity to build so many great relationships with teammates and coaches and to be able to overcome a lot of different forms of adversity with my teammates and to win some special games. There’s a lot of things that we’re proud of, it’s hard to see them all right now though.
As for next season, Tebow pledged to continue to improve and refine his play:
Just work and improve — fundamentals, understanding defenses, my reads, footwork, everything. This will be a big offseason for me and I’m looking forward to it. Every single game including this one was an opportunity. Even coach McCoy and coach Gase on the sidelines at the end of the game, they were like, "Just take it all in, learn from it and understand all these things that are going on so when we have an opportunity to get back here we can handle it differently." I try to learn from every experience good or bad.
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