Skip to content

Tim Tebow terrible as Lions roll in Denver

Tim Tebow, Cliff Avril AP

All those Denver fans who begged John Fox to bench Kyle Orton for Tim Tebow may soon be calling for Brady Quinn.

The Broncos have been nothing short of dreadful with Tebow at the helm today, and they’re getting blown out by the Lions on their home field.

On the Broncos’ first offensive possession, Tebow made a couple of plays and just missed Eric Decker in the end zone for what would have been a great touchdown pass, and the Broncos ended up with a field goal and a 3-0 lead. So far, so good.

And then everything fell apart. As of the end of the third quarter, Tebow is 7-of-21 for 80 yards, and the Lions lead 38-3. Many of Tebow’s misses have been ugly wobblers that weren’t even close to their intended receivers. Tebow has fumbled three times, including one that Lions defensive end Cliff Avril picked up and ran in for a touchdown.

The bottom line is that for all of Tebow’s late-game heroics against the Dolphins last week, he’s given the Broncos about five minutes of competent quarterbacking in his two starts this season. That’s not good enough. Tebow’s not good enough.

UPDATE: The final score was Lions 45, Broncos 10. Tebow’s final numbers were 18-of-39 for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked seven times and fumbled three times.

Permalink 91 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
91 Responses to “Tim Tebow terrible as Lions roll in Denver”
  1. nflfollower says: Oct 30, 2011 6:35 PM

    Tebow’s been bad….but how about some honesty in reporting? He didn’t “miss” Decker—Decker caught the pass well within the endzone and failed to drag his left foot. It was actually a perfect pass.

    But you are accurate in saying Tebow has been terrible.

  2. cmack21 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:36 PM

    HA HA HA… wow he sucks. Lions arent dolphins and they EAT broncos for lunch. Luck is taking his talents to South Beach

  3. jpb12 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:37 PM

    He’s a winner… right?

  4. seanx40 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:37 PM

    Why is this a surprise? Everyone knew Tebow was awful. Except those people calling for him to play. And the media. Who are desperate for a new star to hype now that Peyton Manning is done.

  5. edmazeing1 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:37 PM

    Keep it up tebow, play like this next week too….Go Raiders!!!

  6. Gordon says: Oct 30, 2011 6:38 PM

    And to think that people paid for a billboard demanding Tebow as the starter!

    If this was any other QB, we’d be calling him a bust.

  7. glennsyank13 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:38 PM

    lol

  8. huhfasi says: Oct 30, 2011 6:38 PM

    I lost count at ‘every’ for the number of bad plays this kid has had since the first drive.

  9. eastsideballa says: Oct 30, 2011 6:39 PM

    Lions are straight ca$h homeh.

  10. 8man says: Oct 30, 2011 6:39 PM

    Alabama made him cry.

    ‘Nuff said.

  11. elliotlc says: Oct 30, 2011 6:39 PM

    This game is very hard to watch bad game period in every aspect which no one wasn’t expecting. Offense isn’t performing tebow definitely isn’t performing and the play calling is again horrendous! Deep routes against a heavy blitz come on and effort is down on offense at least the defense is playing hard although they haven’t really stopped them easily

  12. bigshirk says: Oct 30, 2011 6:39 PM

    Who’s Suprised?

  13. ranksarot says: Oct 30, 2011 6:40 PM

    stop hating on tebow. his college coach is right, the whole team is awful. no quarterback stands a chance on this awful team. tebow didnt give up 38 points, the defense did.

  14. vexey says: Oct 30, 2011 6:41 PM

    Some of those throws were absolutely awful, and his footwork is wonky too

  15. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:43 PM

    Denver fans…your undying admiration for Tim Tebow does not ensure his success.

    You’re a fool if you believe any 3 of these Denver QBs are going to lead this team to the promised land.

  16. papertiger418 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:44 PM

    I thought Tebow executed the “fumble-returned-for-a-TD” play perfectly. Fox should try to work more of that into the Broncos offense.

  17. thejuddstir says: Oct 30, 2011 6:45 PM

    Those “intelligent” Bronco fans are getting what they asked for………..tebow tebow tebow.

  18. oldhamletman says: Oct 30, 2011 6:45 PM

    ummmm it was against the Dolphins…. that’s why he won last week…

    remember the debate in pre season 2009? (he was scared to throw in front of teams there) Will Tebow be able to acquire the speedy pass mechanics necessary to survive in the NFL?

    2.5 years later, and he’s still throwing the ball the same way…. there’s your answer….

  19. mikehockhurtz says: Oct 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    Denver Fans got what they asked….no, begged for

  20. Gordon says: Oct 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    Why the hell is this game still on in any city besides Detroit or Denver?

    It’s the beginning of the 4th quarter right now & the game is over. Fox should be switching over to a better game.

  21. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    @ ranksarot

    I just watched Tebow give Detroit some points. Tebow costs his team points because he can’t manage to give his defense a rest.

  22. johnnyb216 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    Too bad. He really needs to change his throwing mechanics. Probably the worst I’ve ever seen.

  23. comeonnowguys says: Oct 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    …and there’s his clutch fourth-quarter TD pass.

    To the other team.

    Congrats, fans, you got what you wanted.

  24. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 30, 2011 6:47 PM

    But his college coach, Urban Meyer says it’s not Timmy’s fault “if” the Bronco’s lose. And Meyer is so wonderful when it comes to developing college QB’s so they’ll be successful in the NFL…so he must be right. Right?

  25. mikehockhurtz says: Oct 30, 2011 6:48 PM

    Denver QBs = Washington QBs

  26. ogre2010 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:51 PM

    Well Tebow Fans, he is HUMAN!!

  27. bigboi30 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:52 PM

    No tebow has given up 2 touchdowns fumble returned for a td and now a 103 yd int returned for a td. Lets give Detroit its just due. The Lions are what we say we are. Explosive on offense. Beasts on defense.
    Tebow Time is a joke. Orton is not a franchise QB, but he is way better then Tebow. I think those idiots should of saved thier money on that billboard.

  28. cmr123 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:52 PM

    Move him Full back or TE and maybe?

    qb I would rather have anybody who has started a game in the last 5 years over Tebow. Yes that includes Jamarcus Russell.

  29. staffordsyear says: Oct 30, 2011 6:54 PM

    The tebow hype has ended,go lions!

  30. mdown15 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:55 PM

    How about how brutal the Broncos line is? Teblow has sucked, but, the line is god awful.

    Also, how about the Lions?!?! They lost to two good teams and everyone was calling them fake. Did you honestly believe they would go 16-0?

  31. keepyerstickontheice says: Oct 30, 2011 6:55 PM

    Chief Wiggum: “Where’s your Messiah now, Flanders?”

  32. chace1986 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:56 PM

    How long before Bronco fans are Te-booing.

  33. shieldsisland37 says: Oct 30, 2011 6:58 PM

    How about we give the kid more than two weeks of practice with the first team before we “crucify” him.

  34. admirebucs says: Oct 30, 2011 7:00 PM

    Worst NFL QB ive seen for at least 10 years…..Hope the broncos fans are happy….What do they want their coaching staff to do now?

  35. phadedwun says: Oct 30, 2011 7:03 PM

    Jamarcus Russell > Tim Tebow.

    Yeah. I just went THERE.

  36. bucforever says: Oct 30, 2011 7:04 PM

    Time is on his side. Tebow is not a quitter. He is still a work in progress. He should not be the starter. Not ready yet. Too bad he had to be drafted by a team that needed a quarterback now.
    Much better for him to develop behind an elite offense . He has heart just needs more time .

  37. scrapdo says: Oct 30, 2011 7:10 PM

    “stop hating on tebow. his college coach is right, the whole team is awful. no quarterback stands a chance on this awful team. tebow didnt give up 38 points, the defense did.”-ranksarot

    Feel free to watch the game before posting next time. He certainly gave them 14 and u can’t convert ZERO 3rd downs thru 3qtr and expect your Defense to stop them all day.

  38. chobes68 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:10 PM

    “stop hating on tebow. his college coach is right, the whole team is awful. no quarterback stands a chance on this awful team. tebow didnt give up 38 points, the defense did.”

    ——

    What else do you expect HIS college coach to say? Call it what it is. The team sucks, but he’s not an NFL qb. He was a very successful college qb, but he’s not even a 2nd stringer as an NFL qb. End the experiment Broncos/fans, its over.

  39. snarkzilla says: Oct 30, 2011 7:13 PM

    Tebow’s awful but “Jamarcus Russell > Tim Tebow” is even worse. He may suck but he’s not an indolent pig.

  40. denverdave3 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:14 PM

    Count me among the ones who wanted Tebow and still do. Orton was taking this team nowhere. It’s time for Mr. Tebow to have his chance. He has indeed struggled, but the O-line and coaching have compounded the problem. Add in a couple fumbles.

    Anybody who puts this slaughter on the QB isn’t watching the game or just doesn’t like the kid to begin with.

  41. enea900 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:15 PM

    Ehhhh…. I did watch MOST of the game, until I suddenly realized there was a GOOD game over on CBS. Tebow does look AWFUL, his footwork is a mess (which for someone not trained at looking at this stuff is saying something when it’s THAT obvious). You can’t say that Tebow is an awful quarterback though. The whole offense is a mess. The defense is serviceable, but can’t be reliable to constantly hold for an offense practically giving points away with turnovers. While he may not ever be a great, errr… good…. or even a journeyman quarterback, the Broncos did him no favors by hiring John Fox. It’s not like he ever had the reputation of being a quarterback producing juggernaut. Give him a line that can protect him for 3 seconds so he’s not so off balance and rushed every single down.

  42. denverdave3 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:16 PM

    his stats suck, in part, cause the coaches don’t know how to play him. Should be quick passes and no huddle. not stay in the pocket until Suh gets you.

  43. digit960 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:24 PM

    Oh wow.. the Detroit defense had the Broncos for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. SHM. It’s pathetic watching this game and watching Tebow getting sacked for a TD, picked for a TD, sacked, fumble. When is the carnage going to end? When will Detroit call off the dogs? It looks like a high school team out there. Anyone else expecting tears out there after this performance? I know I am ;)

  44. gioreeko says: Oct 30, 2011 7:26 PM

    He may be the worst thrower of the football in NFL history! Move him to fullback or tight end maybe, if not, maybe selling merchandise in the pro shop?

  45. detroitrollin22 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:26 PM

    The Real Question is why havent they played Quinn yet? I know his career has been a bust and I hate the ND Irish but most likely he’s better than Tebow

  46. snarkzilla says: Oct 30, 2011 7:27 PM

    Right, it’s all on the coaches and his teammates. If only Urban Meyer was his coach and all his teammates were Pro Bowlers…

    then the real Tebow would still have abysmal footwork, be unable to go through progressions quickly enough, and be wildly inconsistent because of that rear back and through a brick through a window motion. You can’t gallop your way to success as a QB in the NFL.

  47. vomitingliberals says: Oct 30, 2011 7:29 PM

    A LITTLE COMMON SENSE:

    1.) Let’s try to remember that the Broncos suck as about as badly as Tebow does right now in all fairness.

    2.) I say, let Tebow finish up another worthless season for Denver (after all, Orton sucks too when he isn’t at practice), and then grade him out when it’s all over.

    3.) If he is still playing as terrible as he did today by the end of the year, then the Broncos should cut him loose or force him to convert to TE or FB. I personally think Tebow could develope into a very good TE if he would just give in to commiting himself to it. He’s got the perfect mental & physical makeup to make the conversion successfully! What’s the shame in playing TE or FB in the NFL, especially when you have all of the tools to do it?

  48. cliffordc05 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:32 PM

    Its the coaches fault, its the line’s fault, its the entire organization’s fault, its the City of Denver’s fault. His poor play has nothing to do with his slow delivery, off-target throws, poor footwork, or inability to read a defense. He is a winner and that is all that matters……not matter how often and how bad Denver loses.

  49. snarkzilla says: Oct 30, 2011 7:36 PM

    >Should be quick passes and no huddle. not stay in the pocket until Suh gets you.

    For the record Suh had one tackle. Your point is that he was sacked seven times.

    Tebow so far is incapable of playing a quick out, shallow cross type of game because he’s not quick enough mentally and he’s not consistently accurate. You’d be trading seven sacks for seven INTs.

  50. screamingsheep69 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:37 PM

    With Fox coaching him, he’s like Delhomme 2.0

  51. anhdazman says: Oct 30, 2011 7:42 PM

    This is very, very bad for the Raiders. Tebow will be bench before next week’s game. Dang it Lions, why did you have to make him look so bad!?

  52. avianflew says: Oct 30, 2011 7:43 PM

    Tebow was fun to watch in college, but he’s not an NFL-level talent, never will be.

    he benefited from the Big Ben crucifiction by Goodell as a “fresh-scrubbed, squeaky clean” pious biy who was supposed to “cleanse: the dirty face of football.

    As the inimitable Dr. Phil would say, How’s that workin’ for ya, Denver?”

  53. tacoslinger619 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:45 PM

    Eric Decker played a good game at CB today……..Tebowing straight to the last place for yrs to come Broncos unless changes at QB are made!!!!!

  54. cuda1234 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:46 PM

    Tim Tebow terrible. Alliterative and redundant. Does something so predictable and obvious really deserve a headline?

  55. 49erlifer says: Oct 30, 2011 7:47 PM

    Ya he sucked last week too im tired of this love affair with tebow he will be preaching 5 years from now and out of the nfl. He’s nothing more than a fullback playing quarterback and denver is stupid for using a first rounder on him he should be in the ufl tebow see you in hell!!!

  56. yessams says: Oct 30, 2011 7:49 PM

    Yeah, but Tebow’s QBR was higher than Aaron Rodgers this week!

  57. realitypolice says: Oct 30, 2011 7:53 PM

    denverdave3 says:
    Oct 30, 2011 7:14 PM
    Count me among the ones who wanted Tebow and still do. Orton was taking this team nowhere. It’s time for Mr. Tebow to have his chance. He has indeed struggled, but the O-line and coaching have compounded the problem. Add in a couple fumbles.

    Anybody who puts this slaughter on the QB isn’t watching the game or just doesn’t like the kid to begin with.
    ====================

    Anybody who watches Tebow play and thinks it’s the fault of the O line or coaches that he can’t hit the broad side of a barn with a football doesn’t know what they are looking at.

    If a QB is good, he will look good even if he is on a lousy team.

    Is Cam Newton on a good team?

  58. yessams says: Oct 30, 2011 7:55 PM

    Jamarcus Russell > Tim Tebow.

    ========================

    Ryan Leaf > Tim Tebow

    Guys it is not about hating or liking a guy. It is how they play. I have seen no improvement.

  59. newguy925 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:56 PM

    Tebow is a homeless man’s Vick. 50% worse at everything except passing, 90% worse there.

    When he misses he misses badly. They should try to find some fool to trade for him; maybe get the rest of the Raiders draft in the offseason?

  60. pff says: Oct 30, 2011 7:56 PM

    he Real Question is why havent they played Quinn yet? I know his career has been a bust and I hate the ND Irish but most likely he’s better than Tebow

    =====

    because he is not signed into next year and won’t be with the team

  61. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Oct 30, 2011 7:58 PM

    Please John Fox let him start one more game. Raider Nation.

  62. montym232 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:59 PM

    I wish everyone would get it straight!

    Last week Tebow brought the Broncos back it was miraculous.

    This week, the team sucks its not Tebow’s fault.

    Gentlemen, Jamarcus Russell has been outdone!

  63. nahcouldntbethat says: Oct 30, 2011 8:00 PM

    Why would anybody expect a second year QB on a bad team to be anything other than ragged looking against that kind of pressure?

    Seriously, if Peyton Manning is going to be the standard by which all second year QB’s are measured then none of them are any good.

    I’m no Tebow fan but it’s nuts to suggest that he’s no good based on looking like most young QB’s thrown into that kind of situation.

  64. slatetundra07 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:00 PM

    Who cares about winning games! He’s got an awesome personality! Tebow…Tebow…Tebow…Tebow!!

  65. football2011 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:02 PM

    Tim Tebow=Bobby Douglass (Bears 1970s Qb)

    Like Douglass, He should be playing any position except QB.

  66. 6thsense79 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:04 PM

    phadedwun says:Oct 30, 2011 7:03 PM

    Jamarcus Russell > Tim Tebow.

    Yeah. I just went THERE.

    —————————————
    Agreed. As bad as Russell was in the league his second season showed flashes of promise.
    Russell’s second year stats:
    passing yards: 2423
    passing tds: 13
    int: 8
    rushing yards: 121
    rushing tds: 1
    qb rating: 77.1

    Now those numbers won’t set the world on fire but I honestly believe that Tebow will not get anywhere near those numbers. Maybe if you could mix Tebow’s heart and determination with Russel’s natural gifts you’d get a franchise QB.

  67. jcdavey2011 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:05 PM

    denver needs to invent a new classification for tebow

    the closer

    yes, a relief qb

    have a starting qb for the first 3 qtrs

    then you bring in your closer, tim tebow in the 4th

    apparently that is the only quarter in which he looks like a halfway decent nfl qb

    so there ya have it, just re-invent him as a closer qb

  68. jbaxt says: Oct 30, 2011 8:06 PM

    Thank you! Now maybe I won’t have to hear how good this DA is in front of the worst team in the NFL, Dolphins, while playing in a near empty stadium with FL fans cheering for Teblow. Then the donk fans/media acting like “he makes everyone better”. Even old azz chump bailey said that. I bet Orton loved that you said “teblow makes me want to play harder”. Good know that the offensive QB so greatly dictates your level of play, or should I say desire to play, on the defense.

    The best part is; these idiot donkey fans thinking Tebow was the answer. Do you really think the multi-million dollars that are spent on a coaches is just fluff? Orton is better and likely around #20 or so in all of the NFL. Tebow would be ranked in the 50’s, AFTER multiple backups. Of course your DA organization did spend a 1st rounder on the guy, maybe you clowns do believe in the koolaid they sell there in Denver.

    Now the media can get off their knees and maybe pay attention to the part of the NFL that matters.

  69. jcdavey2011 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:06 PM

    as for quinn and orton, both will be gone in 2012, and if i had to bet money on it, so will tebow

  70. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 30, 2011 8:08 PM

    Tebow has more experience than Ponder, and Ponder never had an off season. Clearly Ponder looks much better than Tebow.

    Tebow should just be happy to get 1st round money, and get out of the NFL before he becomes the next bust. Go live in Gainsville and be worshipped and set up your soapbox there.

  71. iamthorny says: Oct 30, 2011 8:13 PM

    Thought Tebow was just finding his groove and was going to go Miami on Detroit when he cut it to a 5 possession game in the middle of the 4th quarter…

  72. jasino2009 says: Oct 30, 2011 8:25 PM

    Remember, lions defense are top 10, point differential. Tebow will be fine, most good/great QB’s have growing pains their first year, second year. Yes, he is an unconventional quarterback, and left-handed, he does know how to ball, he does need a chance. And btw, go lions, great game lions!!!!

  73. americankris says: Oct 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    Lions who are going to the playoffs beat a team thats not everyone shut up about Tebow

  74. m2karateman says: Oct 30, 2011 8:33 PM

    Those of you who keep apologizing for Tebow make me laugh. While I understand that he’s essentially a rookie and still has a learning curve, he just doesn’t have the talent for being an NFL quarterback. He has a strong arm, but his footwork and throwing motion ARE a factor in his future.

    I could be wrong, and in truth I hope I am. Tebow seems like a down-to-earth, good hearted kid who just wants to succeed and help his team. But, unfortunately, I just don’t think he has “it”.

  75. grudenthediva says: Oct 30, 2011 8:37 PM

    I hope the Lions enjoy A-Rod throwing out many touchdown dances on them in a few weeks.

    I would tell them to act like they have been there before but hey, its Detroit, they havent.

  76. americankris says: Oct 30, 2011 8:39 PM

    Sam bradford almost led his team to the playoffs last year and has not won a game since and you hear nothing about this. Andy (keep him out the sun) Dalton keeps winning games and all the pundits do is talk about Cam Newton who has the same about of wins as Tebow with more starts.

  77. snarkzilla says: Oct 30, 2011 8:42 PM

    Fox and Elway have to play Tebow. Denver moved up to get him, the fan base would riot if he didn’t give Tebow a shot, and a playoff berth isn’t on the line. They need to have an obvious reason to go with him for the future or move in a different direction because of the fan clamor.

  78. pacpatfan says: Oct 30, 2011 8:44 PM

    I think he’d be a great TE.

  79. tystafford says: Oct 30, 2011 8:45 PM

    I feel like this whole past week has been the “15 minutes” of his career.

  80. eslaught says: Oct 30, 2011 8:49 PM

    Nobody mentions this week was the week the Tebow-oriented offense was installed by Fox. Makes you wonder how bad he actually is if todays offensive scheme was built around him. If he can’t succeed with a scheme built around him, where can he succeed? The rest of the team is bad, but there were plays Tebow needed to show he was competent. A l00 yard pick 6 and 3rd down failure aren’t going to help anyone’s case for making Tebow the future. Why is ESPN posed that tebowing after a sack is disrespectful to prayer when Tebow said it was awesome when random people did it in random places. ESPN has too much invested in Tebow to ever allow him to fail. ESPN sucks.

  81. stanklepoot says: Oct 30, 2011 8:51 PM

    ranksarot says: Oct 30, 2011 6:40 PM

    stop hating on tebow. his college coach is right, the whole team is awful. no quarterback stands a chance on this awful team. tebow didnt give up 38 points, the defense did.
    ____________________________
    Ok, so if Tebow were surrounded by an excellent team that succeeded in spite of his mistakes, would you be calling Tebow a bad QB or would you be saying that in football it’s the final score that counts? That’s my real problem. It’s not really about Tebow for me, it’s about his more fanatical supporters and all the coverage that generates about a player who has yet to prove anything in this league. For Tebow supporters, everything good that happens is because of Tebow. Either it’s him doing something himself, or willing his teammates to do something. When he plays poorly, however, it’s the bad O-line, receivers not getting the job done, or the coach calling the wrong plays.

    If the media covered Tebow the same way they’d cover anyone else (and if his more fervent supporters weren’t constantly making ridiculous claims), I’d have no problem with the guy. Instead, the amount of coverage he gets, and the way that he’s covered has me wanting to see him lose and lose big just so that I don’t have to be inundated in Tebow coverage when I’m trying to watch sports coverage.

  82. thejuddstir says: Oct 30, 2011 9:12 PM

    Besides being a terrible QB, how does a team evaluate and coach up RB’s when Tebow wants to do the running, how do they improve their WR’s when Tebow can’t get the ball to them…….keeping Tebow the starter will stunt the growth of every other aspect of Denver’s offense.

  83. ronlm says: Oct 30, 2011 9:37 PM

    Tebow does a terrible job protecting the ball… he is late on his reads… has a ridiculously slow release… and has horrible accuracy. None of this has anything to do with a lack of talent around him… that’s all on him.

    Some of these things can be fixed with hard work and time. But it’s going to be tough because he really doesn’t have a lot going for him concerning those critical skill sets that an NFL QB must possess. And, because of his draft status, I don’t think he will have the time and still remain a starter.

    Give him three years holding a clipboard… and then see where he’s at.

  84. mqcarpenter says: Oct 30, 2011 11:26 PM

    The team is bad but come on. Tebow was horrendous. Orton really has gotten the shaft in this situation. He is still the best QB on that roster.

  85. billucf96 says: Oct 30, 2011 11:39 PM

    Let’s compare Tebow’s stats to Russel’s stats. So far this year Tebow has the following:

    passing yards: 412
    passing tds: 4
    int: 1
    rushing yards: 165
    rushing tds: 1

    So Tebow already has more rushing yards in only 2 games. His TD/Int ratio is better and he had done this with one of the worst Head Coaches in the league and Denver just traded away their best WR.

    Tebow was sacked 7 times today by 4 different Lions. An offensive line that actually blocked would help. Does Tebow need to get better? Absolutely, but give him a 2 full seasons as a starter. That’s what all other 1st round QB’s get.

    6thsense79 says:
    Oct 30, 2011 8:04 PM
    phadedwun says:Oct 30, 2011 7:03 PM

    Jamarcus Russell > Tim Tebow.

    Yeah. I just went THERE.

    —————————————
    Agreed. As bad as Russell was in the league his second season showed flashes of promise.
    Russell’s second year stats:
    passing yards: 2423
    passing tds: 13
    int: 8
    rushing yards: 121
    rushing tds: 1
    qb rating: 77.1

    Now those numbers won’t set the world on fire but I honestly believe that Tebow will not get anywhere near those numbers. Maybe if you could mix Tebow’s heart and determination with Russel’s natural gifts you’d get a franchise QB.

  86. Wilie Beamon says: Oct 31, 2011 12:29 AM

    As Ive said for the past two weeks by veterans day you will hear the mob calling for the Broncos offensive coordinator Mike MCcoys head .

    Tebow is not a NFL QB right now and the playcalling is making it worse.Orton wasnt a bad QB but the predictable playcalling out of base formations turned him into a turnover machine and he has never been known as a qb that turned it over a lot .

    Orton is like Rodney Dangerfield he gets no respect LOL and 3 teams are now paying the price because of it .

    Miami wouldve been better off if they had traded for Orton in the offseason

    The Broncos wouldve been better off if the coaches and front office wouldve said Tebow would not be starting this year unless they had injuries PERIOD

    The Raiders wouldve been better off if they had saved those assets and traded for Orton who had at least played in the last 10 months instead of going for overpriced Palmer and relying on Boller .

    This has been one crazy season ……. and hey Broncos fans got what they wanted

  87. deangelo23hall says: Oct 31, 2011 1:55 AM

    You wanted him, now you got him

  88. botchedextrapoint says: Oct 31, 2011 1:57 AM

    Tebow reminds me a bit of Rex Grossman. Even when things are working for him you know that at some stage he will implode and it will get ugly. Tebow’s mechanics mean that he can’t get it done for 4 quarters. He will only win if the other team let’s the broncos stay close.

  89. achamarro1 says: Oct 31, 2011 10:08 AM

    Did some of you pay attention to the game.specifically the overturned TD he had both feet in but he didn’t have “possession” of the football. If he didn’t cradle ball and grabbed it with his hands it would’ve been upheld. And yes there are no excuses for tebows lack of QB skill but how do you expect any QB to be able to make those quick reads with all the pressure on him. Not to mention his mechanic’s are ridiculous. It I takes most “elite” less than a half second to release ball Tebow takes alot more than that. Quinn isn’t signed for next year so just suck it up and play the savior…….now I will do my TEBOW-ING

  90. clonewolf1 says: Nov 1, 2011 3:51 AM

    Let me make two things clear: 1. I am not a Broncos fan, I am an Eagles fan 2. I am not necessarily a Tebow fan, I’m a “whoever is QBing for the Eagles” fan. So that being said…

    Yes Tim Tebow…when he wins one, Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN writes that he doesn’t “do it alone” yet when he loses one, its “all Tebow’s fault”. Tebow couldn’t buy a break from some of these pseudo-sportswriter hacks if he were a solar panel company donating to the Obama campaign! So for fun I’ve compiled a list of some well known QBs and the stats of their 2nd career starts…yet none of them had to undergo the abuse this kid is taking in Denver:

    Peyton Manning 21 of 37 188yds 1TD 3 INT 2 sacks and 1 Fumble LOST – lost game to New England
    Tom Brady 12 of 24 86 yds 0 TD 0 INT 4 sacks 2 fumbles LOST – lost game to Miami
    Brett Favre 22 of 39 289 yds 2TD 0 INT 5 SACKS 4 FUMBLES LOST – won vs CIN
    Dan Marino 12 of 22 150 yds 1 TD 1 INT 1 Sack – Lost vs New Orleans
    John Elway 18 of 33 193 yds 1 TD 2 INT 3 Sacks – Lost to my Eagles (we only won 5 games that yr)
    Joe Montana 21 of 37 252 yds 2 TD 2 INT and 2 Sakcs – Lost to LA was benched for the next game

    Only one of these hall of famer/future hall of famer quarterbacks did anything of significance this early in their careers and that was Favre but that performance was sandwiched by a couple of stinkers…so don’t get too happy about him.

    Yet despite this widely known fact only one quarterback is being attacked like he was the biggest loser of all time EVEN BEFORE HE STEPPED ON THE FIELD…and that is Tim Tebow. A person bold enough to declare that he is a conservative Christian – two things HATED by the media and Michael Silver, the San Francisco liberal sportswriter of Yahoo in particular. Religious bigotry has no place in sports at ALL…however, I’m quite aware that religious bigotry (particularly against conservative Christians) has found a major place in the media so I’m not really surprised. Clean up your act ESPN and Yahoo, a player deserves the same treatment during the learning curve that every other player gets.

  91. markofmi says: Nov 3, 2011 2:52 PM

    Tom Brady, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Montana – awesome career starts
    Some others not so much.
    Tim Tebow 48.1% complete, 9 TD’s 4 Int, 78.7 rating through 5 career games
    Other 1st seasons of between 6 and 16 starts:
    John Elway 47.5% 7-14-54.9 rating
    David Carr 52.5% 9-15 62.8
    Eli Manning 48.2% 6-9-55.4
    Kyle Orton 51.6% 9-13-59.7
    Ryan Leaf 39.0% 2-15-39.0
    Donovan McNabb 49.7% 8-7-60.1
    Terry Bradshaw 38.1% 6-24-30.4
    Vinny Testeverde 47.6% 13-35-48.8
    Peyton Manning 56.7% 26-28-71.2
    Will Tebow be the next Ryan Leaf, David Carr, or John Elway? I don’t know, but there have been some horrendous career starts of players that at least ended up as competent career QB’s. Tebow’s play so far has been better than many of those.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!