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Tebow agrees that he needs to “pull the trigger”

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Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway, in his latest remarks regarding the man who plays the position Elway once occupied for well over a decade, said that quarterback Tim Tebow needs to be willing to “pull the trigger,” instead of playing it safe.

Asked about Elway’s remarks on Wednesday, Tebow agreed.  “I think that’s definitely true especially the more you get into tighter games, playoff games, you have to be aggressive,” Tebow said, via comments distributed by the team.  “You also have to be smart but be aggressive and pull the trigger at times.  It’s something that we’ll have to do.”

Coach John Fox say it’s nothing new.  “At the end of the day, that’s what we’ve been telling him for some time,” Fox said.  “I think he’ll have a good week of preparation and hopefully that’s what he’ll do on Sunday.”

As to the “edge” that Elway says Tebow has this week, Tebow chalks it up to the intensity of the playoffs.  “I guess it’s just a big game,” Tebow said.  “I try to be in the building a lot and just work on my craft and try to get a little bit better and leave no stone unturned.”

The Broncos should also leave no stone unturned.  And one of those stones is having Brady Quinn ready to go, in the event that Tebow once again is stymied by an opposing defense.  If Tebow, who has as many turnovers in the last two games (six) as he had in the prior 10 combined, struggles, it won’t happen because he’s lacking in confidence.

“I think he’s a confident guy,” Fox said.  “He’s been in big spots before.  He’s brought us back in some pressure situations all season long, and I’m sure he’s going to be giving it all his best on Sunday.”

Tebow definitely will give it his best.  But his best hasn’t been good enough for three straight games.  And it’ll take every bit of his best in order to topple the Steelers on Sunday.

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  1. iambadkid says: Jan 4, 2012 6:39 PM

    bobcat’s chat room is a mean chat room on camstreams ok dont go to that chat room!!!!!!!!!! i am warning all of you football fans!!!!!!!!!!!!! this includes tim tebow and the rest of the nfl players

  2. duanethomas says: Jan 4, 2012 6:39 PM

    Pull the trigger on that direct line to heaven that he has…….411 Jesus help only me.

  3. rushbacker says: Jan 4, 2012 6:42 PM

    For God’s sake, can people please just STOP with the Brady Quinn garbage? He’s turrible. There’s a good reason dude is third string. Tebow got the Broncos here, they’re going to roll with him win or lose.

  4. i3addog says: Jan 4, 2012 6:43 PM

    What does Plaxico Burress think about pulling the trigger ?

  5. allisab says: Jan 4, 2012 6:47 PM

    He may be a terrible QB, but suicide is never the answer.

  6. tjacks7 says: Jan 4, 2012 6:47 PM

    a wise man once said: “’tis better to throw a pick 50 yards downfield than to fumble behind the line of scrimmage.”

  7. mikeeg says: Jan 4, 2012 6:48 PM

    I am pretty positive Elway and Fox wish Tebow would get hit by a milk truck…..

  8. boblavoie says: Jan 4, 2012 6:49 PM

    John Fox needs to pull his QB. It takes more than miracles to win in the post season.

  9. kinguga says: Jan 4, 2012 6:49 PM

    Tebow needs to be aggressive against that historically awful, woeful, and thoroughly pathetic Steelers’ D. He doesn’t need to play within himself. He doesn’t need to think at all. He just needs to try to do too much. If he does, everything will turn out juuuuust fine.

  10. acieu says: Jan 4, 2012 6:50 PM

    Another game like his last three and he should pull the trigger quickly…..with the gun in his mouth

  11. thom4msu says: Jan 4, 2012 6:50 PM

    Say your prayers, Timmy.

  12. backindasaddle says: Jan 4, 2012 6:52 PM

    “Pull the Trigger” = More Interceptions

    He’s not a particularly accurate passer. Tebow is better on the scramble throw. Problem for Denver is that the league knows to bottle him up now and that’s what’s been happening the last three weeks. He’s just not a pocket guy.

  13. 3octaveFart says: Jan 4, 2012 6:52 PM

    “By all means Timmy, don’t be shy, let ‘er fly…”

    - Troy Polamalu

  14. dominiquerc94 says: Jan 4, 2012 6:53 PM

    I hope John Elway can “pull the trigger” and draft a quarterback that doesnt throw like a girl.

  15. garyman1 says: Jan 4, 2012 6:53 PM

    I usually agree with the boss of my boss too….

    He better be careful… with his accuracy (or lack thereof), you might not want to pull the trigger too much.

  16. steelcurtainn says: Jan 4, 2012 6:55 PM

    And the steelers need to improve on getting turnovers in the post-season. Tebag pulls the trigger and the steelers pick him off. Its a win-win for him and the Steelers!

  17. britishraven says: Jan 4, 2012 6:57 PM

    I don’t understand the obsession with Brady Quinn?

    At least with Tebow you have to respect the fact he can run and CAN make some plays (he’s proven that this year, albeit a few weeks back).

    What on earth do you have to respect from Quinn?

  18. cornellsteelers says: Jan 4, 2012 7:00 PM

    Just in time for the #1 Pass D in the NFL to come to town!

  19. citizenstrange says: Jan 4, 2012 7:01 PM

    I live and die with the Steelers but I am terrified of this game. Everybody hammers Tebow for not scoring points but Roethlisberger simply does not show up on the road against a good defense.

    This could be the end of the road and the Steelers better have a Plan B if Roethlisberger is dragging his usual three points into the third quarter.

    Put in packages for Dixon or let Batch have a few series or run some gadget/trick plays or SOMETHING!

    Just don’t go down with your freakin’ bat on your freakin’ shoulder like against the Niners. That game might as well have been a playoff game because it was so important to the Steelers and they got THREE POINTS. C’est dommage.

    GO STEELERS!

  20. scytherius says: Jan 4, 2012 7:02 PM

    Oh look. The Steelers’ secondarygot their prayers answered.

  21. justsayin70 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:05 PM

    In fairness to Tebow he doesn’t have Rod Smith, Eddie McCaffrey, and Shannon Sharpe to throw to either and doesn’t have Terrell Davis in the backfield although McGahee has at least been decent back there.

    The Broncos are weak in ALL skill positions – they traded away Brandon Lloyd, the only veteran WR on the roster. It’s not all on Tebow – they need to get more talent on offense, period.

  22. rj88888 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:12 PM

    As quoted in the movie Heavy Metal,”GO FOR BROKE”.

  23. billybatty says: Jan 4, 2012 7:12 PM

    It’s amazing how long it took for elway to have success in the league, but he’s on tebow case like stink on a monkey.

  24. steelersownyou says: Jan 4, 2012 7:16 PM

    @citizenstrange. We get it. You hate the steelers, and you wanna throw some creative rant together to slam the steelers yet act like youre a fan to try & trick people all in one post…I mean it’s dumb, but I get it..Just bash them like a normal anti-steeler fan would do. I like reading hate posts much better. Yours really sucks..smackjab toolbag

  25. lakerluver says: Jan 4, 2012 7:17 PM

    It appears TebowMania will soon be a thing of the past. I’m actually pulling for the kid but I think it’s very doubtful he’ll ever be anything but an average QB, at best. Can we now please stop comparing him to Cam. After all, all Newton did was have the best rookie season for a QB EVER.

  26. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    He needs to learn to shoot before pulling a trigger.

  27. jakek2 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    This game might be the first in NFL playoff history to be decided by a coin flip after a 5th OT to decide a 0-0 stalemate.

  28. rdrs68 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:25 PM

    Timmy Turnover meet your newest receiver-his name is Troy and you can easily spot him by his mane. Good luck!

  29. steelersownyou says: Jan 4, 2012 7:28 PM

    @lakerluver. Ya cam so good. Wheres he at? Oh thats right the couch, cause his record was 6-10. He wont ever win anything. QB is measured by winning not stats..cam=failed!

  30. orthomarine says: Jan 4, 2012 7:30 PM

    I read this quickly and thought it read Tebow pulled somebody’s finger

  31. dmartin17 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:36 PM

    Bulimia is not a joke!

    Though Tebow’s game does make me want to puke.

  32. randomguy9999 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:37 PM

    the Tebow experiment is over except for the crying….

  33. ranksarot says: Jan 4, 2012 7:40 PM

    Elways strategy: sabotage the qb by encouraging him to throw more interceptions. Yeah go ahead Timmy, everybody does it. just pull the trigger. let er rip. atta boy.

  34. dycenyne says: Jan 4, 2012 7:41 PM

    I also agree, Tebow needs to pull the trigger…. and ending all this garbage Tebow mania….

  35. trbowman says: Jan 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    Pull the trigger? So he can throw more wayward passes and create even more turnovers?

  36. jbaxt says: Jan 4, 2012 7:52 PM

    Pull the trigger so the defense can collect all those ducks. It’s week 18 and Tebow still can’t throw a spiral… He reminds me of a middle schooler out there, granted a 240 middle schooler but how does he still throw that bad after 2 years in the NFL?

    But his pocket awareness and throwing motion are supposedly better… Of course anyone running around like a headless chicken can mask “awareness”.

  37. mudcat1961 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:58 PM

    I’d say Tebow would have better luck if he’d just pull my finger…..

  38. kinguga says: Jan 4, 2012 8:00 PM

    I don’t think the Broncos D is really all that good. Go Steelers.

  39. gln9213 says: Jan 4, 2012 8:17 PM

    A little late to decide that it makes sense to pull the trigger don’t you think? What real difference will this make…..just that he will throw interceptions faster?

  40. clamnewton says: Jan 4, 2012 8:29 PM

    @citizenstrange. We get it. You hate the steelers, and you wanna throw some creative rant together to slam the steelers yet act like youre a fan to try & trick people all in one post…I mean it’s dumb, but I get it..Just bash them like a normal anti-steeler fan would do. I like reading hate posts much better. Yours really sucks..smackjab toolbag

    Thank you for clearing that up. I thought for a second we had a realistic Steelers fan on our hands.

    Too bad that’s not the case- would’ve been something. See, much like aliens and Bigfoots, I’ve heard they existed but I’ve never actually encountered one.

  41. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jan 4, 2012 8:34 PM

    If “pull the trigger” doesn’t work out so well. He better be ready to “blow the whistle”.

  42. fissels says: Jan 4, 2012 8:43 PM

    Is Elway going to respond by headline as well?

  43. TheWizard says: Jan 4, 2012 8:50 PM

    Nothing the guy ever does will be good enough to suit some people, like the continuous flow of excrement on these threads.

    He got an otherwise lifeless team into the playoffs.

    Steelers are deservedly favored in this game, but if they are already looking past it, they just might get jacked up.

  44. concernedcitizen001 says: Jan 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    This oughta be good

  45. 7pints says: Jan 4, 2012 9:10 PM

    All these idiot (arm) Pittsburgh fans are really confident, aren’t you? One might call it overconfidence. I just hope your football team comes in with the same attitude. Of course y’all will go into hibernation if you get beat, huh?

  46. MichaelEdits says: Jan 4, 2012 9:14 PM

    “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?” –Tim Tebow

  47. steelersownyou says: Jan 4, 2012 9:19 PM

    @clamnewton…well when you meet one you’ll know it we’re the loud and the proud smiling ear to ear. Don’t mind the sparkling bling on our hands that’s just 6 super bowl rings blinding you!

  48. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 4, 2012 9:20 PM

    Two different QBs, two different styles. Tebow believes in “Pulling the trigger”. Ben believes in “Pulling the victim into the bathroom while you have guys guarding the door.”

  49. 00reo says: Jan 4, 2012 9:23 PM

    Pulling the trigger isn’t the problem… the problem is that after he pulls it, no one knows where it’s gonna go including him. He’s the only QB in the league who I wouldn’t be surprised to see hit a LB in the flat while trying to throw a bomb.

  50. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 4, 2012 9:34 PM

    Dear Mr. Elway, you weren’t the smoothest QB I ever saw during your first two years in the league, you tried to throw the ball THROUGH everyone and your accuracy left much to be desired so be realistic with Tebow, it takes time.

  51. cannonballdookie says: Jan 4, 2012 9:45 PM

    Pull my finger?

  52. jimmysee says: Jan 4, 2012 9:54 PM

    Elway actually asked him to pull his finger.

  53. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 4, 2012 10:15 PM

    Rex Grossman 2.0

  54. packerfan12 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:28 PM

    Tim Tebow isn’t an NFL quarterback….the reason they stop him from throwing the ball is because he simply can’t throw the ball well at all…..Most offenses throw the ball around 40 times yet Tebow is lucky if he throws 25. Teams already have him figured out, stack the box, stop the run and play press on his receivers, and just make sure he can’t take off.

  55. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 4, 2012 10:55 PM

    In all seriousness, what Tebow needs to do after they lose this weekend – is take a two week vacation to recover from the aches and pains of the season and then hire himself a private coach.

    Hire someone with an established reputation as a quarterback coach, who won’t get caught up in all the hype and will be tough with him. Then they go to work every day learning the bare basics of the position – from square one, as if he has never seen a football before – so he can return to the Broncos strong (or at least up to average level) in the full range of fundamentals and ready to learn the new offensive scheme and get fine tuned under the team’s regular coaches.

    If he doesn’t do that, he will not last in the league more than a season or two more before no one even wants him as a backup.

  56. raiders757 says: Jan 4, 2012 11:00 PM

    I’m extremely tired of all the Tebow hype, but I can’t help but hope he pulls a rabbit out of his hat and sends the Steelers packing. It pains me to even say so, but the hilarity it will create, could be epic in scale.

  57. tatum064 says: Jan 4, 2012 11:12 PM

    “Pull the trigger, please!!!”

    sincerely,

    Ike Taylor, William Gay, Ryan Mundy
    Bryant McFadden, Anthony Madison
    and Troy Polamalu, and probably James Farrior, too.

    and Ryan Clark (pissed he cant make the trip)

  58. tatum064 says: Jan 4, 2012 11:19 PM

    britishraven says:
    Jan 4, 2012 6:57 PM

    “What on earth do you have to respect from Quinn?

    truth be told, Quinn has had a few really good games and a few really bad ones. He may just put up a Clint Longley type game and get a few clutch completions. If they keep Tebow in the pocket his indecision will lead to sacks, but if Tebow rolls out and gets broken plays, he might break a few.

    Should be an interesting game, with Rothlisberger hobbled and the Niners having shown the Steelers are vulnerable to a good defense on the road.

  59. blackdonnelly says: Jan 4, 2012 11:43 PM

    Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway, in his latest remarks regarding the man who plays the position Elway once occupied for well over a decade, said that quarterback Tim Tebow needs to be willing to “pull the trigger,” instead of playing it safe.

    Do you suppose that’s a “loaded” statement?

  60. mayhemmatt300 says: Jan 5, 2012 12:01 AM

    Tim Tebow doesn’t seem to have the ability to stretch defenses on the field so he has his coaches doing it for him.. Please don’t try to run every play!!!

  61. tatum064 says: Jan 5, 2012 12:14 AM

    billybatty says:
    Jan 4, 2012 7:12 PM
    It’s amazing how long it took for elway to have success in the league, but he’s on tebow case like stink on a monkey.

    answer; “6 of 22 60 yards
    20.8 QB rating
    wins against 1 team with winning record
    blown out by playoff bound Lions”

    Sincerely

    Monkey Stink

  62. bigcid10 says: Jan 5, 2012 1:20 AM

    I didn’t know Lamar Woodley was a milk truck

  63. chilomane says: Jan 5, 2012 1:49 AM

    If there is a god Denver will win.She Said No!

  64. mogogo1 says: Jan 5, 2012 1:53 AM

    I don’t believe they had a single play over 20 yards against the Chiefs and there’s no way they’re going to win with that sort of ineptitude. What they were doing well during that win streak was getting a big pass now and then along with Tebow breaking the occasional run. They have got to find a way to get back to that if they are to have any chance.

    I know some Tebow fans who are absolutely convinced Fox’s offense is holding the kid back but I think Fox deserves a medal for so completely catering the offense to what Tebow does well. No coincidence the winning streak started with the first game after Fox scrapped the offense they’d been running with Orton in favor of this simpler, more run-heavy version. And the slowed down pace helped their defense stay rested. Denver is not talented enough to be in the playoffs. Props to Fox and his staff for somehow getting them there.

  65. CKL says: Jan 5, 2012 2:00 AM

    Quinn isn’t the answer to any question other than “What has mass and takes up space as the Broncos’ 2nd QB?”

    He’s just not capable of being a decent NFL starting QB IMO. He’s a traditional QB whose accuracy is just SLIGHTLY better than Tebow’s.

    Oh and put me in the camp of “I think citizenstrange is an actual Steelers fan and a realistic one”.

  66. whatswiththehate says: Jan 5, 2012 2:06 AM

    rushbacker says:Jan 4, 2012 6:42 PM

    For God’s sake, can people please just STOP with the Brady Quinn garbage? He’s turrible. There’s a good reason dude is third string. Tebow got the Broncos here, they’re going to roll with him win –or lose.
    ——————-
    I was under the impression that it was Tim Tebow who was the third string QB. See what happens when your fans rally for you?

  67. nottosmart says: Jan 5, 2012 2:13 AM

    For some reason I think Elway won’t care much if Tebow blows it and throws several interceptions. This will take the monkey off Elway’s back and give him all the more reason to find a QB that he won’t have to worry so much about. Also I think Tebow never been in a situation where he has to throw to play games and he knows it so subconsciously he is defeating himself. Mentally Tebow is in a lose lose situation. Now that I read he gets paid less than $650K next season, I expect to see him being let go by the Broncos

  68. mashoaf says: Jan 5, 2012 2:21 AM

    Spergon Wynn says tebow throws a bigger duck.

  69. stopthehate15bowdown says: Jan 5, 2012 2:51 AM

    Most of Tebows really bad plays come from bad decision making outside of the pocket. He definitely is not seeing the field well and is holding the ball too long and scrambling to buy time then makes poor desperation throws. Elway is right. 3-step drop and let it go. Hopefully the coaching staff will stop relying vertical routes where Tebow just watches our slow wideouts run down the field covered. Mix in some screens and slants and maybe the offense can get a rhythm going. Please no more running on every down!! “You’re KILLING me Foxy, KILLING me!!”

  70. taz101 says: Jan 5, 2012 3:25 AM

    If Tebow pulls the trigger, someone’s catching a stray bullet.

  71. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2012 6:10 AM

    But John, he doesn’t even have a gun, how is he supposed to “pull the trigger”?

  72. mjkelly77 says: Jan 5, 2012 7:07 AM

    Oh boy. More interceptions.

  73. steelersownyou says: Jan 5, 2012 7:14 AM

    @caseyanthonymunoz…I wish sandusky would pull you in a bathroom then anthony munoz would knock you to the ground then casey anthony would duct tape you & toss you in the woods…. Sincerely steeler nation

  74. gmen1987 says: Jan 5, 2012 8:18 AM

    Even Tebow and God can’t seem to shake the curse of Coach McDumbass.

  75. metcalfer says: Jan 5, 2012 8:18 AM

    I like Tim Tebow as a person, but the only thing I see coming out of this game is a lopside victory for the Steelers. I predicted it would be 45-0. I’ve been wrong before and had to eat crow many times. But I really don’t see anyway the Broncos win this. Should be a good weekend of Football.

  76. favrethebest says: Jan 5, 2012 8:24 AM

    If Tim can not get it done———-then Coach Fox will have to go with Brian Weston if his arm is 100%.

  77. ottograham says: Jan 5, 2012 11:12 AM

    As a Steeler fan I have wanted to see how Tebow matches up against a legitimate defense. Finally get our shot this weekend. Love it. And yes responding to someones post I will go into hibernation if we lose.

  78. steelerhatersarelosers says: Jan 5, 2012 11:28 AM

    @steelersownyou: lol!! I couldn’t have said it better!! Caseyanthonymunoz seems to want Ben to pull him in a bathroom cuz that’s all he talks about. I bet he pleasures himself when he thinks about “Big” Ben!!!!

  79. guvsta says: Jan 5, 2012 11:41 AM

    Tim Tebow= one of the worst QBs I’ve ever seen (would be the worst except I’m a Dolphins fan). That game against the Chiefs would have cured insomnia.

    I doubt Elway will be able to draft an NFL-ready QB though so he’s going to have to live with 8/23 for 77 yards etc for a while. I really don’t think any QB guru could do anything with his throwing motion or poor accuracy.

  80. granadafan says: Jan 5, 2012 3:45 PM

    Merrill Hoge is STILL right about Tebow.

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