Broncos roll with Tebow

In a decision that may only surprise writers that covered John Fox during his Panthers days, the Broncos have decided to go with Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback.

Josina Anderson of ESPN and Jay Glazer of FOX both broke the news that Fox told his team Tebow was taking over in a team meeting on Tuesday morning.

Tebow’s first start will be in Miami, when the Dolphins honor the 2009 University of Florida championship team. Seriously, this may be the lowest moment in Dolphins franchise history.

Kyle Orton is experiencing a low moment too. He played the off-field game like an All Pro this offseason, essentially forcing Denver’s hand by making a trade to Miami difficult. He will make $9 million because of the move, but his on-field play was lacking.

Look, there are a lot of problems with the Broncos.  They are 30th in points allowed. The run game is generic.

But even the staunchest Orton loyalist, if there were any to begin with, must admit that the Broncos should see what Tebow can do.

Fox stubbornly stuck with Jake Delhomme for too long in his last spot, but this situation was different. Fox and Broncos VP John Elway don’t seem to believe in Tebow as the team’s “quarterback of the future.”  Tebow gets his audition to prove them wrong.

Unless Tebow blows them away over the next three months, we’d expect the Broncos to look for a new quarterback in the offseason.

And then we can have another Tebow QB controversy, billboards and all.

145 responses to “Broncos roll with Tebow

  1. Good, the sooner Tebow fails or succeeds, we can stop hearing about it and we can stop being punished for how terribly the Broncos handled this situation.

  2. This is now gonna be very interesting.

    Trading Orton now will not yield much by way of draft picks but, get what you can, while you can.

    If only we had lost to the Bungles.

  3. I hope he’s not an idiot and makes that 9 mil last because I doubt he’ll be able to find work after this season. Maybe as a mentor/clipboard holder.

  4. We already know what Tebow can do: 40% pass completion and as many rushing yards as Mike Vick with one leg.

  5. Who says that Fox and Elway don’t believe that Tim could be their QB of the future??
    I’ve heard so many people say that Tim isn’t going to help the Broncos and they aren’t going to be any better. I don’t understand how you could say that after watching this last weeks game.
    We’ll see what he can do, and I’d place my bet on him being successful and winning football games.
    Go Broncos!

  6. They should have traded Orton to the Dolphins when they had the chance, but no they wanted to play hardball. Now they have the highest paid back up QB in the league. Serves them right!!

  7. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 11, 2011 10:35 AM

    We already know what Tebow can do: 40% pass completion and as many rushing yards as Mike Vick with one leg.
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    How do you “know” that?

    Please explain.

  8. Im calling it. The broncos season is going to turn around now and tebow is gonna shut everyone up within a few weeks.

  9. How did Brady Quinn not get the call i thought he was number two on the depth chart?Serious question.Is it just because the fans were calling for Tebow?I thought John Fox was sttuborn than that,aint that right Jake?Jake?

  10. At this point Fox has to see what he’s got in Tebow. And come April, once he has seen enough, the Broncos will draft another QB. The NFL is not ready for the spastic jitterbug offense.

  11. As a Raider fan I am much more worried about playing Denver with Tebow than with Orton starting. Mclain better start tacling like he is back at Alabama

  12. Tim Tebow, you are on the clock… in all fairness to Tim, this fanchise has a lot more problems than just the QB position, but this should give something to judge Tim’s gameday abilities on.

  13. Broncofanatic7 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 10:40 AM
    Who says that Fox and Elway don’t believe that Tim could be their QB of the future??
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    Did you actually ‘hear’ what Elway said? I would call that less than a ringing endorsement and more like “we’re 1-4 and me, Fox, and Orton are tired of the Tebow fan club whining…here’s your bone, we expect him to fail just as we suspected”

  14. I wonder where all the “he’s not even the backup he’s 3rd string!” people are today… Hmmmm. somethin tells me a world record amount of crow is about to be served. hope your hungry!

  15. Who says Elway and Fox don’t think Tebow is the “quarterback of the future.”? This is one of those dumb things that somebody speculated about, just like Tebow is 3rd string…or even 4th string and then a bunch of other ignorant wags clung to what they’ve heard from the original guessers.

    Either site your source for such nonsense or stop promoting wild speculation as facts.

  16. djteknision1200,

    You’re confused.

    The Broncos did not “play hardball” with Miami. They had a deal worked out. It was Orton who played hardball and wanted a new contract from Miami and a lot more money than Miami would give, so Miami gave up on the deal.

    Get your facts straight.

  17. For generations to come, Bronco fans will be praising the drafting and starting of Tebow at QB for Denver. More than anyone else, he will be remembered as the guy responsible for bringing Luck to Denver.

    John Fox is crazy like a fox.

  18. You critics must not have been watching the game…

    Not only did Orton play miserably, when Tebow entered the game, EVERYBODY in a Bronco uniform picked up the effort. They were energized to see him behind center.

    The players know what they have in Orton: A good buy and mediocre-at-best QB. They’re tired of that, we’re tired of that, all of Colorado is tired of that. Something like a 6-21 run, 47/26 td/int ratio. In his defense… he probably just gave Denver what it wanted… and will take the money with him.

    Tebow is no savior, but he has the support of his team mates. THAT alone can lead to good things, if not great.

  19. scudbot says: Oct 11, 2011 10:46 AM

    I hope he learns how to take a snap.
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    Duh, I hope he learns how to take a snap.

    What is it that irks you so much about this kid, punk?

    Is it because he went to a rival school of yours, or maybe because he believes in God, and you don’t?

    Please tell us, ole wise one, why shouldn’t THIS kid get a shot?

  20. Since you spent a 1st round draft pick on him, you SHOULD play him. He’s a gamer. Yes his delivery sucks. Figure out a way to make him successful as an NFL quarterback. If they just put him in and don’t adjust the system, he’ll struggle and fail. You can’t keep a 1st round draft pick on the bench forever. If he’s not your QB of the future then get rid of him, because people (ie fans) will always want him.

  21. I hope ESPN turns Merril Hodge in to a sideline reporter and Tebow proves how “inaccurate” he is and puts one in Merril’s throat.

  22. So they can lose with Tebow instead of Orton? OK.

    Forget the warnings about what blowing the #1 overall pick is on a franchise….the Broncos are the lesson learned for owners hiring coaches.

    I’ve never seen a team get torn down and ruined as quickly as when McDaniels was coach. Fox is paying for it.

    So are the fans.

  23. christiannunez5 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:02 AM
    Can anyone please name another QB who was run-only that ever got to a Super-Bowl?

    Steve Young.
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    Really? Steve Young was a run-only QB? You sure about that? Here is a partial list of records Young set during his career:

    -Second-Highest Passer Rating, Career – 96.8[6]

    -Most Passing Titles, Career – 6 (tied w/Sammy Baugh)[6]

    -Most Consecutive Passing Titles – 4 (1991–94)[6]

    -Most Seasons With a Passer Rating Over 100, Career – 6 (1991–94, 1997–98)[8]

    -Most Consecutive Games w/300+ Yards Passing – 6 (Young was the first QB to do this in 1998; Kurt Warner (2000) and Rich Gannon (2002) have since tied the mark)[6]

    I am guessing that you and the six people who gave you a thumbs up are the only people in the world who think Steve Young was a run-only QB.

  24. Its about time . Im just glad its over and we can stop hearing about the Qbs on a team whose defense is giving up 28 ppg .

    The broncos screwed over Orton they shouldve just cut him when they couldnt trade him because wasting an entire training camp just to give him 4 weeks is stupid . They couldve gave Tebow those same 4 weeks .

    Its the right move to make Orton didnt play well and hes a better QB than we saw the last few weeks but at this point hes fighting a no win battle because if you cant make a mistake in front of your home fans without getting torn to shreds you are done .

    Tebow gets his shot but until the broncos fans and management get there heads out of there butts about that the real problems with that team they are screwed .

    Cut Orton

    start Tebow

    Quinn is the backup

  25. I don’t understand why so many people choose to make fun of Tim Tebow’s religous stances. It takes a better man to stand up for what he believe is and some of you mock him. He’s never done anything to you.

  26. Not a bad plan by the front office (sorry to say it Bronco fans…)

    Tebow will actually shut everyone up, either with his poor play or great play. But regardless, you get a chance to see if he is the future – and sell some tickets in the meantime… – If he’s horrible, Elway most likely has a great shot at taking his own Stanford standout, Broncos become “immediate contenders.”

    Plus, now you can attempt to trade Orton. And if Bronco fans still want to put up Billboards (no beef, my team begged) demanding who should start, there’s always Quinn…

  27. Anyone who believes that Orton should have been our starting QB Has watched little if any Of Denvers games. They simply listen to the talking heads and buy their rhetoric. Anyone who truly watches him play you would notice our flacid offense and Ortons soft uninspiring play. I would take just about any QB in the league under center right now over him. Especially one who brings youth and excitement to the position. I guarantee opposing D coordinators would much rather face limited Orton.

  28. Um please explain what is a “run only QB”? Not sure ive seen one of those. Even the pop warner kids down the street toss in a forward pass or two.

  29. Really? Steve Young was a run-only QB? You sure about that? Here is a partial list of records Young set during his career:

    -Second-Highest Passer Rating, Career – 96.8[6]

    -Most Passing Titles, Career – 6 (tied w/Sammy Baugh)[6]

    -Most Consecutive Passing Titles – 4 (1991–94)[6]

    -Most Seasons With a Passer Rating Over 100, Career – 6 (1991–94, 1997–98)[8]

    -Most Consecutive Games w/300+ Yards Passing – 6 (Young was the first QB to do this in 1998; Kurt Warner (2000) and Rich Gannon (2002) have since tied the mark)[6]

    I am guessing that you and the six people who gave you a thumbs up are the only people in the world who think Steve Young was a run-only QB.

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    And yet back in the day of Steve Young everyone speculated against him saying that he will never be able to play in the NFL, and the Bucs traded him away.
    So why can’t Tim Tebow be the next Steve Young?
    All the haters out there are not willing to give him a real chance! He played the last 3 games last year with a 3-11 football team that was already planning it’s vacation time and came out with 1 win. Then this last week he almost leads a team back to a win against a darn good football team in the Chargers.
    Give him a season and see what he can do!

  30. Tebow may or may not be the star QB of the Broncos future but it is the right move for now. Have to see what he has and at least everyone is energized by the change.

  31. I have ripped Tebow mercilessly, but the kid deserves a shot. The Broncos certainly need to know what they got in him. I would to give credit to McDaniels for anything though…

  32. djteknision1200 says:Oct 11, 2011 10:40 AM

    “They should have traded Orton to the Dolphins when they had the chance, but no they wanted to play hardball. Now they have the highest paid back”

    They had traded him to the Dolphins…..
    Orton stalled then killed the trade by not signing the contract the Dolphins wanted him to sign.

    The Broncos were then destined to wait for this inevitable outcome.

    Get your facts right before you opine thus showing your own ignorance. SHEESH.

  33. christiannunez5 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:02 AM
    Can anyone please name another QB who was run-only that ever got to a Super-Bowl?

    Steve Young.

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    Wow, you think Steve Young was a run-only QB? He’s got one of the highest career passer ratings in history, became extremely accurate in SF and brought a HELL of a lot more to the table (fundamentally) than Tebow.

    Obvious ignorance, obvious.

  34. nebster21 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:23 AM
    Hmm, I thought he was the 3rd string QB. Some where I hear Hoge crying like a little baby.
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    Why would he be crying like a baby?

    Because a desperate coaching staff/front office that goes to bed every night dreaming of Andrew Luck is going to throw a guy they didn’t draft and don’t want into an impossible situation, setting him up to fail so they can jettison him and hopefully lose enough games to get the #1 pick?

    Believe me, I can’t stand Merrill Hoge. But nothing that has happened to this point has proven him wrong yet.

  35. Can anyone please name another QB who was run-only that ever got to a Super-Bowl?

    Steve Young.

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    Do some research before you answer the question.

  36. What happened to Brady Quinn being Orton’s backup? Quinn is the one who is getting the raw deal for a chance and most people aren’t even talking about it.

    John Fox obviously caved into the fans. Glad that the coaches of good NFL teams don’t do this. That’s why those teams are good and the Broncos continue their losing ways.

    Bronco fans, don’t be too upset when your “Golden Boy Tim” isn’t the messiah that you think he is.

  37. Good move by Fox. Now he’s able to shut up all the Tebow followers in Denver while simultaneously locking the Broncos into the hunt for Andrew Luck.

  38. Broncofanatic7 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:36 AM

    And yet back in the day of Steve Young everyone speculated against him saying that he will never be able to play in the NFL, and the Bucs traded him away.
    So why can’t Tim Tebow be the next Steve Young?
    All the haters out there are not willing to give him a real chance! He played the last 3 games last year with a 3-11 football team that was already planning it’s vacation time and came out with 1 win. Then this last week he almost leads a team back to a win against a darn good football team in the Chargers.
    Give him a season and see what he can do!
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    I don’t disagree that Tebow should get a full shot. My personal opinion is that you should never jettison a first round pick without giving them one. I hope he succeeds, although I wouldn’t bet on it.

    The only issue I take with your post is the idea that “everyone” said Steve Young would never be able to play in the NFL. I was in college then, and what I remember is the only people who thought he was a bust was the absolutely horrific Bucs organization, and Bill Walsh, who knows a little about QBs, traded a second and fourth round pick for him after the Bucs took Testaverde with the #1 pick overall.

    In Young’s very first game replacing an injured Montana, he threw for 4 touchdowns.

    So no, nationally there was very little doubt that Steve Young was going to be a great QB.

  39. @LUNCHBOX92

    Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton appears to be staying put in Denver.

    Multiple sources had been reporting that Denver and the Miami Dolphins were in serious trade talks regarding Orton and that a trade was likely, which no longer appears to be the case. Presumably, the Broncos were asking for a higher draft pick than Miami was willing to surrender.
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    I really think someone else need to get their facts straight

  40. The Broncos announced they will be starting Tim Tebow against the Dolphins. It also happens to be the same week Miami thought it would be a good marketing idea to honor the 2009 Gators. Now we can honor a visiting opposing quarterback. Are you kidding me? The media is going to have a field day with this mess. The only thing that could possibly be bigger for Mr. Ross’ circus is if the Dolphins make the mistake of trading for Kyle Orton before the game and you would have Tebow vs Orton in Dolphin stadium… Could it possibly get any better Dolfans????

  41. People just need to shut up and wait to see what happens. I’ve never seen so many fans of other teams on a guys nuts like they are on Tebows’ right now.

  42. I don’t know if Tebow will be successful or not – I’m no football or quarterback expert. What I do know is that, in just about every stage of his career, he’s been doubted. I don’t think he was expected to be successful as a college quarterback – until he was. He wasn’t expected to be drafted into the NFL high (if at all) – until he was, in the first round no less. He wasn’t expected to be the starting quarterback – he is now.
    Doubted at just about every turn and proven most wrong, with an attitude that more people should try to emulate.
    Will he succeed? Don’t know. But he deserves his shot, just like anyone else and, in my opinion, you’d just about have to be a fool to bet against him. The guy just figures out how to get it done.

    If I were a Broncos fan, I’d be very excited right now…

  43. This all needs to end soon. No one besides Broncos fans and a few Gator followers is fooled into thinking Tebow can become a legitimate starting QB. The guy will be lucky to complete half of his passes for his career. I wouldn’t be surprised to see eight man fronts in expected passing situations when Tebow is under center. His throwing motion is nowhere near what it needs to be. And that spark you think you saw from Denver’s offense when he entered the game will fizzle when the those guys realize Tebow isn’t going to get any better.

    All of this blaming Orton is nonsense… the guy put up great numbers the past couple of years. So what changed this year? John Fox. Don’t be surprised if your offense starts to look a lot like vintage Carolina, Broncos fans. And no, you should not be excited about that.

  44. realitypolice

    Actually, Young was terrible and literally ran for his life with the Bucs. He was 3-16 during his two years as a starter there and threw twice the interceptions than TDs. Bad team, organization, much like Tebow is facing now. Walsh picked him up as a backup and Young sat for years until Montana injured. From there HOF career. But for first 5-6 years he was bad or a good backup. As a Bucs season ticket holder Steve Deberg looked more poised. All the new QBs in the league need some time to develop. Coaching and organization are huge. We don’t need a John Clayton interview with Sam Bradford to understand that.

  45. At the end of the day, even if they get better with Tebow they will not make the playoffs, they will not win their division, and dang sure won’t be in a superbowl any time soon. So robbing Peter to pay Paul will not eliminate the debt of losing for this horrible team. But if Tebow fills the seats then you have to start him. Owners don’t care about wins, they want to fill seats. Finally, somebody giving the fans what they want and people are still complaining.

  46. Flutie 2.0 – except this time around the rest of the league is bigger and faster then Doug ever had to deal with.

  47. Far from a Bronco fan… And don’t really care about Tebow… but I am just curious as to all the Tebowmaniacs out there … that completely curse every decision that McDaniels made as head coach…. just why on earth are all of them so convinced he got this one decision right? They point to last weeks game, where, I’ll admit, Tebow looked like the best RB that Denver has had in a while…. but QB? meh…. and that was against a SD team, who’s defense is suspect at best in my opinion… Who actually hadn’t gameplanned for Tebow at all… who probably thought the only chance they had of actually seeing Tebow on the field was if they were completely dominating the game the way that GB dominated Denver the week before. Tebow against a D that wasn’t expecting him… I can understand.. but against a team that is going to plan their Defense around forcing him to throw? I don’t know.. the idiot fanbase got their wish.. I just still don’t get why they all think out of all the asinine things McDaniels did to that franchise, for some reason he found gold with this one decision….

  48. To anyone who thinks Tebow is a “winner”, please explain. Has he won more than his predecessors at UF? Has he won more than other Broncos qb’s? Has he won more than any other first- or second-round qb lately? NO.

    To anyone who thinks Tebow deserves to start JUST BECAUSE HE’S TIM TEBOW and doesn’t have to earn it in practice like every other player in the NFL, please explain that to me also. The NFL is supposed to be about competition and performance, not pedigree.

    To anyone who thinks Tebow “wants it more” or “works harder than” everyone else, please see Peyton Manning. Or Tom Brady. Or Aaron Rodgers. Or just about anyone else starting in the NFL.

    To anyone who thinks Tebow proved his worth last weekend by going 4-10, bobbling a few snaps, throwing wildly inaccurate passes and failing to rally his team to a win, ask yourself this question: If Kyle Orton or Rex Grossman or Jay Cutler had played like that would they be praised or buried?

    The hype around this guy is unbelievable, for a guy who’s done nothing in the NFL.

  49. It is quite amazing how stupid so called football fans are or human beings for that matter….

    Tebow has 2 qualities that what…. 3 other quarterbacks have…. or less?

    CHARISMA and LEADERSHIP.

    These 2 things over come many things, they get players around you to WANT to win without it you have just another Dallas Cowboys

  50. scudbot says: Oct 11, 2011 12:58 PM

    joetoronto: Tebow bobbled 4 snaps last Sunday. Perhaps you should watch some football at some point.
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    Whoopdifriggindo, he “bobbled” 4 snaps. That idiot in Philly threw 4 picks and he’s a starter.

    All I’m saying is that the kid should get a chance, he’s their 1st round pick, WTF is wrong with you?

  51. Denver’s first round pick was damarius Thomas. And he has truly been a bust due to injury. At least tebow has contributed 13 Tds since joining the broncos. Denver traded back up into the first round to take tebow. This team sucks. However I think he will continue to do what he does make some plays with his legs put some points on the board. Is he going to look like Brady in the pocket, no way but he’ll be fine.

  52. He replaces Norris Weese.

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    You, sir, are dating yourself…..wow, that was 34 years ago.

    Seriously, why Tebow as opposed to Brady Quinn? I wish Tebow well, and hope he can turn things around for the Broncs.

  53. Denver has a lot of problems to solve besides their quarterback.

    1. Their defense is at best mediocre, and two of their standouts, Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins, are very near the end of their careers. Von Miller and Elvis Dumerville are good building blocks, but a building needs more than half a wall. The secondary is very, very vulnerable without the two graybeards.

    2. Their running game needs a major upgrade. Willis McGahee, who has been let go by two teams already, is showing up Knowshon Moreno. If McGahee can get three 100-yard games in five games, it tells you the offensive line is good enough, so the Broncos need to get another Peyton Hillis.

    If the running game was better, defenses wouldn’t have tee’d off on Orton as much… just like they’re going to rattle Tebow, until he either folds or grows up into a Steve Young “run but can pass also” qb. A good running game is a quarterback’s best friend… and Tebow is starting off rather friend-less in that department.

    3. The wide receiver corps is also in need of upgrade. Brandon Lloyd is great, but the drop-off behind him is still too much. Even with a healthy Eddie Royal, the Broncs still need an across-the-middle slot receiver to counter the inevitable blitzes.

    Unless the Broncos luck into some marvelous draft picks, a turnaround is still a few years away. In the meantime, Tebow has the opportunity he wants, the Broncos sell tickets to (now) enthusiastic fans, and we all have something to talk about.

    The current regime didn’t pick Tebow. All we can expect them to do is put what they inherited to the test to see if it works out or not. They’re doing that.

    I believe Tebow’s success ultimately depends on how well he listens to Steve Young, who has said many times that his success came from perfecting his quarterback craft, from film study and technique fundamentals. Tebows has demonstrated his willingness to work hard. We’ll see if this translates to improved mental understanding and fundamentals.

    The proof will be in the pudding.

  54. “Fox stubbornly stuck with Jake Delhomme for too long in his last spot”

    Is this in reference to Fox’s unwillingness to let diamond-in-the-rough superstar Matt Moore develop?

    Or his inability to bend time and space to pick up Andrew Luck?

  55. djteknision1200 says: Oct 11, 2011 10:40 AM

    They should have traded Orton to the Dolphins when they had the chance, but no they wanted to play hardball. Now they have the highest paid back up QB in the league. Serves them right!!

    They had an agreement on a trade that would have sent Orton to Miami. Orton wouldn’t agree on a new contract with the Dolphins. That is why the trade never happened. Check yo facts first…….

  56. Hopefully Kyle Orton will be traded to someone where he can find his way. He is a decent QB, but the situation in Denver is not one where he can get his feet under him and grow as a player. Orton can’t be blamed for all the issues at Denver. There is plenty of blame to go around.

  57. “All I’m saying is that the kid should get a chance, he’s their 1st round pick, WTF is wrong with you?”

    He’s fun to watch. Fine with me if the Broncos start him. You read an awful lot into an observation. He’s not good at taking snaps yet. I saw four bobbles and I was watching two games at the same time.

  58. Orton hasnt played as well as he was last year but hes still even after getting benched tied for ninth in the league in td passes .

    There are a lot of Qbs not playing well right now especially with turnovers .

    Its time for Tebow simply because that defense is gonna stop the team from going anywhere . They are right back to there 28+ ppg from the past few years so you might as well give Tim the time to see what he can do .

    the only issue is that the Broncos have a first time playcaller walking the sidelines in Mike Mccoy and hes trying to blend in Josh McDaniel shotgun offense and Foxs rushing attack and he simply doesnt have the experience or ingenuity to pull it off.

    Fox and company claimed Orton knew the offense as well as the coaches however you never saw them use that knowledge in the form of a hurry up or no huddle at the start of games to get the team off to a quick start instead you saw a deliberate run run pass . Brandon Lloyd complained about the playcalling prior to the Packers game and they went to him downfield and the offense scored 17 points in the first half against the Pack.

    But the very next game AT HOME and they are right back to open the game with run run pass .

    It will be very interesting over the next 11 games to see how the blame moves around now that the franchise whipping boy is out of the picture

  59. Tebow couldn’t carry Steve Young’s jock. Young came out of BYU having played QB in a pro style offense and putting up incredible passing stats. He won games using his arm and his smarts. That comparison is ridiculous.

    No more smoke, no more mirrors. And if the Bronco’s are playing Tebow to “prove he can’t play like Fox and Elway has said so they can draft Luck” like I read some of you post here, they have to be the most dysfunctional organization of all time, and I’m a Raider fan so I know a thing or two on that subject.

  60. And that rah-rah stuff may work for a little while, but if he can’t back it up with results it will wear thin quick. The chicks may still fall for it, but his teammates wont.

  61. Good luck to Tim and the Broncos. Hopefully this will be a step in the right direction. GO BRONCOS!!

  62. Tebow will prove all the haters wrong. He will come out and play some good football and win some games this year for the Denver Broncos.
    And I can almost GUARANTEE you that they will not draft a QB next year. Orton will be gone, Quinn will be re-signed as the 2nd string. And Denver will draft a RB in the 1st round, DT 2nd round, and more and more defense.
    Tebow will have a full season next year to prove himself.
    Tebow Time!

  63. djteknision1200 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 10:40 AM
    They should have traded Orton to the Dolphins when they had the chance, but no they wanted to play hardball. Now they have the highest paid back up QB in the league. Serves them right!!
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    Orton is the one that wouldn’t restructure his deal for the Dolphins. It wasn’t all on the Broncos organization.

  64. Broncobillie you nailed it. Look he is went in ahead of Quinn because Tebow is under contract next year not Quinn, and by not starting him they can re-sign Quinn next year as a back up for the same money and cut Tebow if he implodes. Granted I don’t think an 11 game eval is all that fair when you have a lockout between your first 2 seasons, but it should be enough to decide if he is something you want to build on and work with or if you want to start over AGAIN. I just hope they don’t listen to all the ANALYSTS out there and go after Matt Barkley, he is going to be just another USC failure Landry out of OU would be good. but before we get there let’s see what he can do.
    Tebow is not going to be an elite QB this year and might never be, but he brings something to this team that Culter and Orton did not. Fire, Passion, Excitement.

    FYI – I hated TEBOW during his college career, thought he was overrated. Now in the NFL I think he deserves a chance to prove how good he can be, not be written off, for a throwing motion, or being under center. Which if anyone watched the Lions Bears game on Monday you would know that you can run a spread style offense in the NFL look at the Lions. Matt Stafford is taking 70% of his snaps from the shotgun.

  65. wawa33: I had thought the world had forgotten about Norris Weese – good one.

    Now then: the long national nightmare is over. Can we move on now?

    And on a “brighter” note: Brady Quinn has left the team. Can’t say I blame him – Fox and The Donks have totally disrespected him. I mean, why be #2 (literally and figuratively) when they jump right on over to #3?

    Go Raiders!

  66. I have to agree with most here. He was a 1st rounder and the team is getting crushed. It is time for the Broncs to see what they have on their hands. I wish him luck.

  67. I have been one of Ortons biggest supporters and Tebows biggest critic but I’m not making the decisions so lets see what he’s got. I still love my team so here we go

  68. marsh78 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:49 AM
    That’s why those teams are good and the Broncos continue their losing ways.
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    The Broncos have had 6 losing seasons in 35 years. I would hardly call that “losing ways”.

  69. Ok…now that we know he will be the starter can we move on until after the next game? I am curious to see how he does as well but I sure don’t think it’s necessary to know when the dude takes a wiz or what he eats for breakfast until they lace them up again….Please?

  70. If elway & fox really wanted tebow to succeed, they would not have announced that he is the starter 2 weeks in advance. Make the fins game plan for both qbs, why not give your TEAM every chance to win. The broncos organization is a damn mess, and thats pretty bad coming from a redskins fan.

  71. I think its much more important to let Tebow FINALLY get all the snaps in practice with the 1s for once, then trying to play tricks on the phins

  72. So, if I am reading these comments correctly, Tebow should be handed the job for the sole reason that he’s Tim Tebow and the other guys aren’t? That’s a great way to run a business.

  73. I remember posting that “Tebow will earn a starting role with the Denver Broncos.” Then got like 130 thumbs down. Now I’m not the I told ya so type but, suck it.

  74. Fans of Tebow:

    Do you know the #1 reason people are tired of hearing about Tim Tebow?

    It’s not because of Tebow. It’s you.

    Your subjective, blind worship of the guy. Your automatic labeling of anyone who points out tangible concerns about his skillset as “haters.”

    It’s ridiculous. It’s going to flame out, just as everyone predicted.

    (Unless you think 2-6 for 28 yards and a TD from a screen pass is an exceptional game. You do? Well, that’s telling.)

    I think he’d be a great player in the NFL. At tight end. And I would root for him.

  75. Tim Tebow makes his first start of the season yet i think it was a good idea to see if he is the future starter so they know to trade Kyle Orton since last season when Tebow started the last 3 games he did fairly good. He needs to work on release and smart throwing and he might make it as a starter he needs to work on that or he will be out of the league in 3 years like 1st overall bust Jamarcus Russell but at least Tebow takes a look at the playbook and does not worry about partying like Russell

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