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Tebow time approaches: Orton doesn’t throw again

Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville won’t say the words that will get Tebow Nation and Raider Nation excited.

Studesville won’t say it, so we will: Tim Tebow is likely to start at quarterback for the Broncos Sunday.  We’re not basing this on any inside information, but Kyle Orton didn’t throw for a third consecutive day at Broncos practice Friday, according to the Denver Post.

Guys who don’t throw three straight days almost never start on Sunday.  Orton is struggling with a rib injury, and Tebow has taken the majority of first-team reps during the week.

It makes sense Studesville hasn’t declared a starter.   Preparing for Tebow would be very different than Orton from the Raiders’ perspective.

We can’t help but think Josh McDaniels is sitting somewhere, wistful that he never got the chance to see what Tebow could do in the regular season.

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22 Responses to “Tebow time approaches: Orton doesn’t throw again”
  1. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 17, 2010 2:40 PM

    no worries, I’m sure McDaniels will be taping the game

  2. raiderfankirk says: Dec 17, 2010 2:50 PM

    Orton has killed me the last two weeks in fantasy. I’m glad they are gonna start Fryer Tuck this week. Should make for an easy Oakland win!!! Hey! I’m starting Campbell in fantasy this week, tearing it up the last two weeks!! GO RAIDERS!!!!

  3. jlb10 says: Dec 17, 2010 2:52 PM

    and in oakland the defensive players start licking their lips

  4. 7pints says: Dec 17, 2010 3:05 PM

    Cue the heathens. God forbid someone is a Christian and a decent human being. Go get ’em, kid.

  5. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 3:08 PM

    And there shall come a sign. And that sign shall be Orton missing practice on a Friday. And from that time by the space of two days and two nights, he shall appear among you.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 17, 2010 3:08 PM

    I have to say, if Tebow starts, I’ll be watching. I fully expect him to get “Jacked Up”… repeatedly.

  7. kriswd40 says: Dec 17, 2010 3:13 PM

    Damnit… time to pull Brandon Lloyd from my Fantasy lineup.

  8. youboettcha says: Dec 17, 2010 3:24 PM

    Tebow should rock that Fryar Tuck haircut year round, maybe even for his entire career.

  9. brownsclown says: Dec 17, 2010 3:25 PM

    What about Quinn? The Quinnbotts of the world are waiting to see Brady unleash ‘shock and awe’ against Oakland!

    Of course the main person in shock after being awestruck will be Brady!

  10. vipersinferno says: Dec 17, 2010 4:16 PM

    Hey Raiderfankirk. Who gives a flying crap about your fantasy football!?? Fantasy is for your average fairweather fan who could needs more than the actual game to stay interested. Whatever happened to following your REAL teams stats instead of this fanatical ALL STAR team that isn’t real. Not to mention it has people like Kirk rooting for Orton a Denver Bronco on his “star wars fantasy team” when is is supposed to be a Raider fan. What garbage.

  11. raidersteve413 says: Dec 17, 2010 4:20 PM

    I dont think tebow will make it out of the 1st quarter..
    Raiders will be all over this guy…
    I hope he shines though the last game of the year

  12. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 4:22 PM

    The game sold out quickly with the news, and officials estimate that pilgrims numbering in the tens of thousands will have to be turned away.

    Many sought refuge in tiny inns along the wayside, or are simply sleeping out in farmer’s fields under the starry winter sky.

  13. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 4:35 PM

    With an expected uptick in fan interest in the game across the country, Raiders officials have issued directions for out of town and out of state fans, on how to get to Oakland-Alameda County Stadium this Sunday.

    “Look to the east for a star, brighter than all the rest. Then follow that star.”.

  14. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 4:50 PM

    Friar Tim was content with just a few scraps of food in a bowl each day, and a quiet corner to read his playbook in.

  15. bucforever says: Dec 17, 2010 4:55 PM

    Gator Nation is so proud of their favorite son and so excited that he is finally getting the call. Let’s all say a prayer that he dosen’ t get hurt too bad Sunday.

  16. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 5:42 PM

    Then God turned to Jesus and said….”How about Oakland? That’s about the last place anyone would think to look…..LOL.”.

  17. raiderapologist says: Dec 17, 2010 7:31 PM

    Greggg says:

    We can’t help but think Josh McDaniels is sitting somewhere, wistful that he never got the chance to see what Tebow could do in the regular season.


    McDaniels might be sitting somewhere, wondering why he traded Peyton Hillis for Brady Quinn. Or why he drafted Alphonso Smith, or traded up for Tebow, or dumped Cutler. McDaniels is probably just full of wist.

  18. bonglongdiehigh says: Dec 17, 2010 8:05 PM

    I would love to see bible-thumping Tim Teabag get a nice Raider welcome.

  19. vipersinferno says: Dec 17, 2010 8:06 PM

    Hey guys! Lets rip Tebow for being a Christian! I mean come on. A guy who is honest, doesn’t change his values due to the world’s pier pressure and what is perceived as “cool”. Who needs that?? I mean why can’t he be more like Pacman Jones or Mike Vick or Lawrence Taylor or Donta Stallworth or… You get my point. I mean it’s so much better to rape, murder, dog fight, gamble away millions, go to strip clubs…. Those actions are ok. Just don’t mention the word God in public…

  20. dmnirican says: Dec 17, 2010 10:26 PM

    The originality from the Tebow bashers is AMAZING! Anybody else want to write something to sound like a bible verse in reference to his first career start? Hey- here’s one: if the Raiders tear him apart, then you can come back and make a mock-bible verse about a false prophet! Or, if he lights them up, you can write a mock-verse about leading his people to the promised land! The possibilities are endless!

    As a Bronco fan, I was already hoping that he’d have a promising performance, if only to help justify the 1st rd pick and ensure we’re not as deep in a hole as many fear. Now, though, I’m rooting for him that much harder. The kid hasn’t done anything this year to warrant such animosity towards him. He’s a back-up QB right now, who’s learning the ropes to hopefully one day take the reins full time.

    It’s the equivalent of Packer fans ripping Joe Webb to shreds.

  21. michaelmoser01 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:56 PM

    Can’t wait to see the kid play, I think he’s got a real future in the NFL and only time and starting will really tell if that’s true.

  22. edgarh21 says: Dec 18, 2010 6:11 PM

    SHOULD I BENCH LLOYD? Its playoffs i need answers!!! AHHH!!! lol

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