NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’“THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, DAN MARINO, SHANNON SHARPE, BILL COWHER AND BOOMERESIASON FOR WILD CARD WEEK ON JANUARY 8
(On Tim Tebow and Denver)
SHANNON SHARPE: He’sfinding out now you can’t win the football game all the time with one way, andthat’s running the football. If he can’t throw the football, he needs to haveabout 15 completions for about 150 (yards), provided they get another 150-plusrunning the football. They can win the ballgame.
DAN MARINO: It’s been a great story for Denver. All the fourth quarter comebacks,they’ve won their division but I think losing three games in a row, going intothe playoffs has to affect them. It has to be in the back of their mind. AndI’ll tell you this, today they better be able to run the football and run itwell early and take pressure off of Tim Tebow or it will be a long day.
(On Ben Roethlisbergerand Pittsburgh)
BOOMER ESIASON: I love his big‑game ability. Ilove the fact that he comes up with a big play at the most opportune moment inthe game. Today I don’t know if he can do that. I think that the PittsburghSteelers are going to win today.
DAN MARINO: I agree it’s going to be a low-scoring game. ButI’m not so sure Denveris going to score a touchdown. I’m looking at this. John Elway said Tim Tebowhas to pull the trigger and that’s without a doubt against the PittsburghSteelers he’ll have to be successful throwing the football.
BOOMER:Thisgame is going to be a lot closer than people think specifically because of theinability of the Pittsburghoffense to make big plays, because they used to come off of his (Roethliberger) ability to move around inthe pocket.
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The Denver Broncos boastthe top rushing attack in the NFL, but will the Tebow magic return in time toovercome the defending AFC champion Steelers? DanMarino sits down with Head Coach JohnFox, Tim Tebow, Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil.