Tim Tebow getting plenty of run

Florio had Mike Klis of the Denver Post on as a guest during his morning stint on the Dan Patrick Show, presumably to talk about Elvis Dumervil’s injury.

But all Broncos roads (or conversations) lead to Tim Tebow, and Klis had a number of interesting nuggets to pass along.

Klis said that Tebow winds up running the ball on roughly 50-60% of his training camp snaps, and most of those plays are called runs.  He also reports that Tebow has been getting “a lot” of snaps for a third-string quarterback and he thinks Tebow will have a role in the offense on a weekly basis.

As a passer, Klis believes Tebow has a long way to go. He says Tebow occasionally looks brutal, but is surprisingly accurate and throws with enough zip, especially over the middle.  Tebow’s biggest weakness remains his inability to read defenses and tendency to lock into a primary receiver.

It’s awfully early, but Klis’ words support our rough expectations for Tebow this season. 

We’d be surprised if Tebow isn’t a significant part of the team’s offense, and we’d be more surprised if he starts any games except for a meaningless late season affair.

61 responses to “Tim Tebow getting plenty of run

  1. Your 15 minutes of fame are up, Baby Jesus. You’ll be out of the NFL faster than the parting of the Red Sea.

  2. I think he can make in the NFL, I would just be very surprised (and I think most unbiased people agree) if he makes his name for himself as a passer.

  3. Blah Blah Blah, Who gives a crap about oh mighty Tim Tebow. Does anybody honestly believe Tim Tebow will be a good QB in the NFL?
    Can anybody say Rex Groosman. He was from Florida too and everyone thought he was good and look what happened to him in Chicago.

  4. Fed up – I guess it is 15 minutes more than your sorry ass. And by the sound of it – not only did he get paid but he will be in front of you in the line come judgement day. Good luck bro.

  5. With all these injuries, it’s hard to see Tebow making a big difference in the season. I think he’s got a shot to be a good QB in this league, but I can’t see him playing too much if the Bronocos are good this year.
    Florio was horrible on the DP show today. Dude has no excitement in his voice, and really lacked any passion to be on the radio. This guy makes Ben Stein look like the lift of the party..
    Stick to writing for this site..

  6. Tebow will basically be a short yardage back this year. Don’t expect anything else. He was exposed in the Senior Bowl. He is not fast. That is the biggest misconception about him. He is not a scrambling QB. He was faster than the linebackers from schools like Ole Miss and Vandy. But in the Senior Bowl he was getting run down by the likes of Daryl Washington and Sean Weatherspoon. He fumbled twice, got sacked a few times and could not hit an open receiver more than 15 yards downfield.

  7. Tim Tebow wont start this whole year!!! if the Broncos are starting to lose, i think they put in Brady Quinn, not Tebow. Tebow is the 2nd guy and will be used on wildcat plays for now. In 2 or 3 years, Tebow will start.

  8. Tebow’s biggest weakness remains his inability to read defenses and tendency to lock into a primary receiver.
    ————–
    Common with rookie QB’s, Mike Vick and other mediocre QB’s.

  9. So bassically he is very similar to most rookie QBs only more athletic and more willing to run and take contact.

  10. Tebow’s got tremendous upside and this kid’s approach and work ethic are literally second to none.
    It may take awhile, but I see Tebow becoming a productive QB in this league. Bottom line, the kid’s a winner and you can’t teach that.
    I think, unfortunately, for Denver fans with the Dumervil injury, the injuries at RB and the lack of receiver strength could mean a long year for Bronco fans.
    But the future definitely looks pretty bright in the rockies.

  11. wow so big story, tebow’s running the broncos wildcat, man i wish i could make millions to report the most obvious things

  12. Rookie quarterbacks tend to have the same weaknesses. Very few QB’s come into the league in their first season and make an impact.
    For all of the hype on the Jets, Sanchez was pretty unspectacular last season.
    Phillip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers didn’t start until they had a few seasons under their belts.
    Let’s wait and see how this plays out. Assuming no lockout/strike in 2011 – we should have a good understanding of his abilities by the end of the 2012 season.

  13. I don’t think he has that much upside. He was a successful runner in college where he was big and strong compared to defenders but he wasn’t elusive. In the NFL, his physical advantage vanishes and he’s a sitting duck when he tries to run. He’s like Dante Culpepper with a weaker arm.

  14. Where do ass-hats who post smack on the internet fit in the judgement day line?
    Tebow will be an probowl fullback one day.

  15. The Broncos have suffered some tough luck with injuries before the season has even started. Coupled with the loss of key offensive weapons (Marshall & Schefler), this is going to be a tough season in Denver. Their season will probably be over by Week 8 or 9, so Tebow should get plenty of opportunity.
    I’ll be surprised if the Broncos win more than 5 or 6 games. But they will still win more than the Raiders.

  16. Gregg,
    No joke here — does anyone read your copy when you’re done scribbling or do you just hit publish?

  17. @lionstigersbears:
    They most certainly are in line before the ruhTARDS that cannot edit what they type.

  18. Terry, dont be an idiot.
    Look i think we all got too much of the Tebow Show crammed down our throat, including alumni like myself. I was ready for him to go after his Junior season, but to think he cant succeed in the NFL because he is a Gator, like Grossman, is completely ridiculous.
    Go ahead and google other QB busts, or backups, in the NFL and take a look at other QB’s who also went to the same school.
    Get a clue.

  19. @DoomKov
    LOL – I couldn’t agree more. Rosenthal is brutal. I’d say at least 2/3 of his articles contain at least one error. His grammar is truly becoming Emmitt-esque.

  20. lionstigersbears says:
    August 6, 2010 12:14 PM
    Where do ass-hats who post smack on the internet fit in the judgement day line?
    Tebow will be an probowl fullback one day.
    ————————————————————
    Nice! The zealots are always the most hate-filled.

  21. Tebow is gonna be the white version of Vick minus the dog fighting and birthday party shoot offs.

  22. “Where do ass-hats who post smack on the internet fit in the judgement day line?”
    Does it really matter as long as you are in the right line?

  23. I think .500 is the best case scenario for the Broncos and even that’s a stretch.
    For Tebow’s sake, if the Broncos tank early, McDaniels can at least open things up and put him to the test.

  24. “Tebow’s biggest weakness remains his inability to read defenses and tendency to lock into a primary receiver.”
    =====
    In other words, Tebow’s biggest weakness is the fact that he plays like Vince Young….

  25. He will join the ranks of Jason White, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke, and Danny Weurffel as legendary Heisman college QBs that just couldn’t make it in the pros. There isn’t any shame in that and at least he got paid millions for the hype he generated (and jerseys he sold). Last time I checked, those other guys had fabulous approach and work ethic, too.

  26. People say Tebow’s work ethic is second to none. That is a ridiculous statement and insulting to hundreds of professional football players who work at their profession just as hard as Tim Tebow.

  27. “Krashie21 says:
    August 6, 2010 12:05 PM
    Tebow’s got tremendous upside and this kid’s approach and work ethic are literally second to none.
    It may take awhile, but I see Tebow becoming a productive QB in this league. Bottom line, the kid’s a winner and you can’t teach that.”
    So he has a good approach, a good work ethic and he’s a winner (which apparently, you can’t teach). So that will make him a productive QB. Nevermind his akward delivery, lack of pocket presence and inability to be accurate over 15 yards downfield.

  28. “Gregg, No joke here — does anyone read your copy when you’re done scribbling or do you just hit publish?”
    I sometimes wonder if Rosenthal’s first name is actually spelled, “Greg,” but he just keeps screwing up when he types it.

  29. First you jokers say Tebow would never be drafted in the NFL. Then he’ll never be drafted in the first round. Then he’ll be burried on the depth chart and never see the field. Then he’ll be out of the NFL after one season. Guess some people just don’t get it. But you will when he’s taking snaps in NFL games all season long. The Broncos will still stink, but Tebow will be a bright spot for this team. Just ask the Jags come January.

  30. “GoTitans says:
    August 6, 2010 1:10 PM
    First you jokers say Tebow would never be drafted in the NFL.”
    Who said he would never be drafted?

  31. hey, holding clipboards & writing down the plays that have been run IS a significant part of the offense.

  32. “Nevermind his akward delivery, lack of pocket presence and inability to be accurate over 15 yards downfield.”
    ===========
    Again, an accurate description of Vince Young…

  33. Probowl fullback in the making!
    Dungver donkeys whiffed big time with that pick. All hail coach McIdiot.

  34. Tough group in here today……
    He’s obviously been working on his delivery and pocket presence.
    There have been very few rookie QBs who have been completely ready to go…..the HOF is full of guys who’ve struggled with everything you said Tebow can’t do…….Bradshaw, Unitas, Dawson, etc.
    But before you start comparing the kid to guys like Wuerffel, White, Weinke (all Ws…interesting pattern, I guess you could includ Ware too)…..
    Let’s give the kid a chance, first?

  35. @ GoTitans: Just ask the Jags what? What does that mean?
    As far as Tebow running…well, if the Broncos want to take a guy they think is their QB of the future & risk him busting his throwing shoulder for a 4 yard run…whatever.

  36. WOW so glad someone gave y’all a chance at your real first job, bet cha you were perfect

  37. So he’s big, makes mistakes, can’t throw the ball but is hard to take down? Well, Pittsburgh won 2 Superbowls with a guy meeting that exact description. Plus, Tebow’s never raped anyone, to the best of my knowledge….so…there’s that.

  38. Krashie—-All those guys you named were studs in college and did not have those flaws. So why dont you not try and bring some of the greatest QB’s of all time down to Teblow’s level. Seriously.

  39. @GoTitans: The Jags will be sending “Wish you were here” postcards to Denver while they’re playing against Indy in the playoffs.

  40. Tebow will run all over the Jags (who had the worst 1st round pick of the year). But then again, most college teams could.

  41. I’m sure Gregg works hard. But holy crap, many of his entries are not easy to read and it’s been a problem here for a while. Does this headline make any sense? Does an unintelligible headline make you want to click to open? You guys are running a business here. Get with it.

  42. @ Mean D:
    You mean the 1st round pick (Alualu) who planted Tebow on his ass at the Senior Bowl this spring? right…
    Let the Broncos train in their high altitude, lower temperature home while the Jags train in the heat & humidity of Florida. Then on opening day at 1:00 in the afternoon, we can watch the Broncos wilt in the 2nd half while the Jags push them around.

  43. i like Tim Tebow. There, I just gave 50 of you something to yell at for the next 3 hours.

  44. HooskerDo says:
    August 6, 2010 12:38 PM
    Tebow is gonna be the white version of Vick minus the dog fighting and birthday party shoot offs.
    *******************
    …..and the speed.

  45. @Alualuwho
    Krashie—-All those guys you named were studs in college and did not have those flaws. So why dont you not try and bring some of the greatest QB’s of all time down to Teblow’s level. Seriously.
    ___________________________________
    Dawson – 1st round pick, but from ’57 to ’61 was traded by the Steelers and released by the Browns. Left the NFL.
    Unitas – 9th round pick, cut before the season by the Steelers, played semi-pro before the Colts took a shot.
    Bradshaw – 1st round pick, but was inconsistent for his first five years and even lost his job in the Steelers’ first SB year to Joe Gilliam.
    What I was pointing out is that three of the all-time greats at the position didn’t exactly set the football world on fire from the get go (you could even use Jim Plunkett as another example).
    So before you say Tebow is a dud, let’s give the kid a shot…..there are teams that obviously gave up way too early on more than a few guys. Seriously.

  46. “So before you say Tebow is a dud, let’s give the kid a shot…..there are teams that obviously gave up way too early on more than a few guys. Seriously. ”
    Any examples from the last 36 years?

  47. # Mean D says: August 6, 2010 2:12 PM
    Tebow will run all over the Jags (who had the worst 1st round pick of the year). But then again, most college teams could.

    My hope that you are being sarcastic is sincere.
    Let’s set this thing straight. Going into the draft, Jacksonville had the 10th overall pick and Denver had the 11th. Jacksonville stays where they are, picks the guy they like (the 3rd best DT, regardless of where you THINK other teams had him ranked). Denver, as you know, trades away the world and takes… that guy.
    Fast forward to current day, when actual football is beginning to take place instead of a bunch of morons winning championships with their mouths. Denver, plagued by injuries, could SURE use that 11th overall pick now, where they could have taken the likes of Jason Pierre-Paul or Aaron Morgan and been fine. The only significant injury in Jacksonville as of now is the loss of 3rd-round DT D’Anthony Smith. And, hey, what do ya know? They drafted deep at the position and are fully prepared to move forth.
    You see what we did there? It’s how you draft. Sure, Denver may go 4-12, but at least you’ll have your jersey sales, right?

  48. jj jones
    “So before you say Tebow is a dud, let’s give the kid a shot…..there are teams that obviously gave up way too early on more than a few guys. Seriously. ”
    Any examples from the last 36 years?
    __________________________________
    Aikman – JJ brought in Steve Walsh in the supp draft when it looked like Aikman wasn’t happening
    Aaron Rodgers – sat for three years behind Favre
    Favre – traded away by the Falcons for NOTHING and struggled in GB
    Mark Brunell/Matt Hasselbeck – both Favre backups and had to wait a long time before they got their shot
    Warren Moon – won a Rose Bowl, had to go to Canada before anyone would even give him a shot
    Kurt Warner – Arena League
    Anything else??????

  49. “Any examples from the last 36 years?”
    Steve Young, Brett FaRve, Kurt Warner?
    PS, there’s a reason overhyped QBs from any of the Florida school have sucked in the NFL in the last 20 or so years. They had amazing talent on their TEAM and the QB just had to not screw up. Ditto for the Heisman trophy winners (PR campaign winners) save for Carson Palmer.

  50. All McDaniels had to do was keep the offense he inherited and upgrade the defense. That’s it.
    Now we have a stop-gap measure QB who can’t reliably hit 15+ yd passes, a 1st Round RB who’s basically Mike Alstott minus Alstott’s tackle-breaking abilities, and a WR corps consisting of a rookie, a special teams player, and some aging castoffs. As for Tebow, I’m not rushing to judgment, even though it was heck of a 1st round stretch. I hope he works out, and if he does, I hope that doesn’t mean every fundamentalist, tea party jerk in America starts sporting a Broncos jersey.

  51. “So he’s big, makes mistakes, can’t throw the ball but is hard to take down? Well, Pittsburgh won 2 Superbowls with a guy meeting that exact description. Plus, Tebow’s never raped anyone, to the best of my knowledge….so…th ere’s that.”
    Your 2 SB reference indicates you didn’t stop watching football in 2005, so let’s stop pretending Roethlisberger didn’t develop into a pretty decent passer after that (whose team actually couldn’t much run the ball anymore the second time they won the ring). But, yeah, he does seem to lead the league in raping people.

  52. If Tim Tebow is the Bronco’s designated third string QB on a gameday, he won’t be involved in any wildcat or trick plays because the 3rd QB isn’t allowed to be on the field at the same time as another QB.

  53. Gator-Buc
    I’ll give it to you, you Florida people or alumni as you put it are faithful to your team but if you think that tebow will be a good passing qb in this league you better stop smoking what ever it is your on because brother believe me when I say he is going to choke. I bet he doesn’t make it in this league five years. He’s probably going try to save somebodys soul and end up getting knocked out.

  54. Tebow is amazing- you all need to just accept it.
    May I ask what you do all day? Sit on your computer for hours attempting to pick apart a very talented guy- wow.
    now you guys can hate on me for saying that =)

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