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Fox indicates Broncos will run a “regular” offense

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Broncos coach John Fox was lauded for changing his offense during the 2011 to take advantage of Tim Tebow’s strengths.

With an offseason to prepare Tebow as a starter, it sure sounds like Fox wants to make Tebow look more like the rest of quarterbacks in the NFL.

“[Tebow] is going to be a great quarterback in this league. How long it takes (and) when? I can’t tell you. But he’s going to be that guy in a regular NFL offense,” Fox said.

The Broncos certainly didn’t run a “regular” offense last year. Fox indicated that he wouldn’t necessarily go looking for a Tebow-style backup, but would be open to any style of quarterback on the roster behind Tebow. Essentially, they want Tebow to fit more into the mold of a traditional quarterback.

“I’m not saying we’re going to totally abandon some of those things that present problems for the defense. But it’s going to be important [he grows as a quarterback]. He’s going to get the opportunity to improve and show he can make those strides.”

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  1. randomguy9999 says: Feb 23, 2012 5:33 PM

    Tebow went 123.5 yards and .85 TDs per game…

    so no, not unless they get a real QB they won’t….

  2. teamgoku says: Feb 23, 2012 5:36 PM

    And when the broncos trade him during the draft that chance will be elsewhere cause it isn’t ever going to happen in denver with this front office and coaching staff

  3. pilot2011 says: Feb 23, 2012 5:43 PM

    It is what it is.

  4. jenniferxxx says: Feb 23, 2012 5:43 PM

    They can’t. Not with Jesus Tebow at QB. They either commit to the trick, college offense and build around him … or find another guy.

  5. drumsomeone says: Feb 23, 2012 5:44 PM

    Almost 2 years since he’s been drafted, and with his work ethic, should have been making strides by now, right? Why expect a different outcome after all the different mentors he’s had?

  6. dacapt704 says: Feb 23, 2012 5:45 PM

    Last season Fox was on record on this site saying “If we ran a regular offense we’d be screwed”

    So glad this guy is gone from Carolina…hey Denver fans, I hope you enjoy having a winning season every other year like he did while coaching here in Charlotte

  7. duanethomas says: Feb 23, 2012 5:49 PM

    Now you’re asking him to change his throwing motion and not run the offense he has been running since high school. Tebow has a tough road ahead, no excuses now and I wish him all the best.

  8. lanjoith says: Feb 23, 2012 5:55 PM

    Denver will be 1-15 if they have Tebow consistently doing 5 & 7 step drops. The only chance they have is to run, run, run. The last month of last season is probably how all of next season will go anyway.

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 23, 2012 5:56 PM

    Oh, well its clear that Tebow can’t run that …. so your telling me Tebow can throw in the pocket? read a defense? and audible in the passing game? and take majority snaps under center?

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Honestly, they should just stick to what worked even tho it was largely covered up by timely defensive turnovers a great kicker and under .500 teams……

    I mean why restructure after all that change to help him succeed? 42% completions and now lets make it a regualr offense? goodluck with that Fox, unless Tebow is a situational QB and HB.

  10. roamingabriel says: Feb 23, 2012 5:59 PM

    Sign Manning!!!

  11. Broncofanatic7 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:00 PM

    People…
    Tebow never got the reps he needed with the actual starters! He can practice throwing a football and all the mechanics until he’s blue in the face. But it all comes down to timing with the WR’s in the NFL. He’s going to have more time to work on that this year. He’s going to be more comfortable going through his reads and I agree with Fox. He IS going to be a great QB in this league.

  12. mrslay1 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    Tebow will be great? Starting for a NFL team that HE rebounded and got to the playoffs with, and at the helm got his team to beat the Steelers. He already has done great. Anybody who makes a NFL roster is already great.

  13. jenniferxxx says: Feb 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    Only in Denver do QBs start out as an apprentice … learning the craft. I’ve got an idea … draft the most athletic person you can find … teach him to play QB. Maybe Jeremy Lin?

  14. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 23, 2012 6:14 PM

    I guess Kellen Moore will like the regular offense.

  15. capslockkey says: Feb 23, 2012 6:15 PM

    I have yet to see one example of an inaccurate QB suddenly being “taught” how to be accurate. You either have it or you don’t. Changing the guy’s horrible throwing motion will only make it worse.

  16. objectivenflfan says: Feb 23, 2012 6:20 PM

    dacapt704 says:
    Feb 23, 2012 5:45 PM
    Last season Fox was on record on this site saying “If we ran a regular offense we’d be screwed”

    So glad this guy is gone from Carolina…hey Denver fans, I hope you enjoy having a winning season every other year like he did while coaching here in Charlotte

    ————————————————————

    Fox is fired in Carolina after ownership basically hand-cuffed him the last 2 years of his contract. Fox is hired in Denver and takes a pathetic Denver team (who owned the #2 pick after going 4-12), and they win a playoff game after winning the division with Tebow at Quarterback.

    This is the same Fox who also took your team to a Superbowl in his second season. He managed to win the conference twice, while making 3 playoff appearances, and registering 3, 11+ win seasons.

    Fox is a good coach, period.

  17. nineroutsider says: Feb 23, 2012 6:20 PM

    Broncofanatic7 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:00 PM

    People…
    Tebow never got the reps he needed with the actual starters! He can practice throwing a football and all the mechanics until he’s blue in the face. But it all comes down to timing with the WR’s in the NFL. He’s going to have more time to work on that this year. He’s going to be more comfortable going through his reads and I agree with Fox. He IS going to be a great QB in this league.
    —————————————————–
    Tebow’s ONLY chance is in a system that is specifically designed and catered to him. If he played in a traditional offense last season, he would have been toast. Denver would be stupid to try to convert him now. You either go all in with Tebow and do it his way or you don’t go in at all. If you think Tebow can fix his arm with reps, you’re more than a mile high!

  18. brenenostler says: Feb 23, 2012 6:22 PM

    @ lanjoith

    Tebow will be benched before they go 1-15.

    Fox and Elway have tried to state how they have full confidence in Tebow and how they’re his biggest fans, yet they’re trying to find any way they can to get rid of him.

  19. rickastleydancemoves says: Feb 23, 2012 6:26 PM

    Good, if they run a regular offense then he can play his regular position: fullback.

  20. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 23, 2012 6:27 PM

    Tebow gets benched late next years. He’s traded to the Jags next off season for a 4th rounder.

  21. brintfatre says: Feb 23, 2012 6:27 PM

    At least Tebow wants to win… look how long Romo has been a starter in this league and doesn’t even show up most of the time.

  22. teamgoku says: Feb 23, 2012 6:38 PM

    I agree with the trade to the jags but I say this year and more like for a second round pick sorry as much as im sure you hate Tebow he has way to much value to a team like the jags for denver to take a fourth round pick for him

  23. 7pints says: Feb 23, 2012 6:39 PM

    jenniferxxx says:

    Only in Denver do QBs start out as an apprentice … learning the craft.
    ___________________________________

    You’ve kind of built a name for yourself with your ridiculous views, but this is ignorance at it’s finest. The “pro style” offense is the minority in college football. Which means the majority of drafted QBs need to “learn the craft” that is playing QB in the National Football League.

  24. lolb23 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:40 PM

    The only difference between Tim Tebow and Jesus is that we can see Tebow performing miracles with our very eyes. Yet many still do not believe what they see.

    2nd worst team in draft to NFC West Champs and win over the Steelers in the playoffs.

    Bread to wine.

  25. mankato98 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:52 PM

    I will negate your attack with my regular defense then…

  26. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 23, 2012 7:16 PM

    There is nothing wrong with Tebow’s passing. He has the best passer rating of any QB from the 2010 draft so far in his career. Better than most of the Pro Bowl selected QBs managed through their first two seasons.

  27. jenniferxxx says: Feb 23, 2012 7:26 PM

    “You’ve kind of built a name for yourself with your ridiculous views”

    So have you … and it’s Rick Santorum.

  28. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Feb 23, 2012 7:55 PM

    Are they gonna get a regular quarterback to run it?

  29. roadwash says: Feb 23, 2012 8:19 PM

    3 team trade……Denver trades Tebow & this years 1st and 2nd rounders to Jax for the #7 pick in this years draft….Denver trades that pick, along with next years 1st and 2nd to Indy…..Denver drafts Luck……Elway gets his guy, Jags get the hometown boy….and everyone is happy! (except the Denver Tebow lovers)…just sayin.

  30. beeroncos says: Feb 23, 2012 8:49 PM

    If they try this and Tebow fails at it, I hope Josh McDaniels still has enough love juice for Timmy to trade Ryan Mallet to Denver even-swap.

    I do think the kid can make strides with a full offseason as the starter. Still though, I am not exactly saving up for Denver playoff tickets quite yet…

  31. thegonz13 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:56 PM

    Cold hard fact: Tebow is a con artist.

    He supposedly did his due diligence before the 2010 draft, bamboozled Josh McDaniels and the Denver brass into thinking his throwing Motion was OK, then he reverted back to the only thing he knew.

    Now he’s back working on his motion again. How many times is he going to go through this before everyone figures out they’ve been duped?

  32. propertyofthebroncos says: Feb 23, 2012 9:21 PM

    you mean we will be an NFL team again next year? sweet! can’t wait to see Tebow get benched

  33. rcali says: Feb 23, 2012 9:25 PM

    Hysterical how much Fox and Elway want Tebow to fail so they can move on. You know, get some vet like Kyle Orton to take them to the playoffs.

  34. ibreathefootball says: Feb 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    What’s broken to have to fix? The “regular” offense was the problem to begin with that was always 1st and 10, singleback and stuffed for -2yds every time. Let it loose like Elway said, shotgun formation, spread the field and get less defenders out of the box so Tebow is more of a weapon! Plus Eddie Royal, Daniel Fells, Dante Rosario, Jeremiah Johnson show could be upgraded, just sayin’.

  35. trubroncfan07 says: Feb 23, 2012 9:45 PM

    Tebow has everything you want in QB, except he can’t throw. If the Broncos run a traditional offense then Brandon Weeden pulling the trigger for the Broncos next year.

  36. yankees2009 says: Feb 23, 2012 9:55 PM

    Jeesh, look at some of these comments… “Tebowmaniacs” are so deluded it’s sad. Talking up a below average QB, anointing him as the Second Coming, and firmly believing this guy has what it takes to be an elite QB at this level is just plain pathetic.

  37. yankees2009 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:01 PM

    @thegonz13,

    Tebowmaniacs refuse to acknowledge cold hard facts… they truly are a deluded bunch of individuals. You can tell them the reality of Tebow as often as you’d like, but they will never accept it. They enjoy living in their own “Tebow is unstoppable” world, and will never realize the truth, no matter how sh!tty he plays. Even after he’s benched they will still find excuses for him… it really is like a mental illness for some people. Just wait until he’s benched for good…

    “PTSD” – Post Tebow Stress Disorder

  38. yahmule says: Feb 23, 2012 10:05 PM

    Tebow didn’t get to attend any mini-camps last off-season due to the labor dispute. He got third team reps in training camp. Despite this, he did show improvement as a passer as the season developed. Of course, he’ll still be inconsistent, like any young quarterback, and of course, those games will be magnified by his critics. I’m excited to see what he can do after a full off-season to work on throwing the ball.

    Most people here probably don’t remember Rich Gannon’s first few seasons in Minnesota. He couldn’t read defenses. His completion percentage was in the 50’s. His yards per attempt was feeble and he threw as many interceptions as touchdowns. Through hard work and persistence, he turned himself into a quarterback that completed over 67% of his passes in his best season.

    There is no doubt in my mind Tim Tebow is able and willing to work hard enough to remake himself in the same way.

  39. bulldogslc says: Feb 23, 2012 10:10 PM

    dacapt704 says:
    Feb 23, 2012 5:45 PM
    Last season Fox was on record on this site saying “If we ran a regular offense we’d be screwed”

    So glad this guy is gone from Carolina…hey Denver fans, I hope you enjoy having a winning season every other year like he did while coaching here in Charlotte

    ————————————————————

    Fox is fired in Carolina after ownership basically hand-cuffed him the last 2 years of his contract. Fox is hired in Denver and takes a pathetic Denver team (who owned the #2 pick after going 4-12), and they win a playoff game after winning the division with Tebow at Quarterback.

    This is the same Fox who also took your team to a Superbowl in his second season. He managed to win the conference twice, while making 3 playoff appearances, and registering 3, 11+ win seasons.

    Fox is a good coach, period.

    ……………………………………………………………………………
    Apparently, you know nothing of the perils of being a Panther fan. He’s absolutely right about Fox. He had did well every other season and had faith in Delhomme a few years more than anyone else. If you can’t see that he set Timmy up to fail by trading his only receiver right at his start…he wanted a I told you so, so bad! He is only a hair better than Jeff Fisher.

  40. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Feb 23, 2012 10:49 PM

    If they plan to run a “regular” offense with Tebow, I guess Mr. Fox will have a regular job real soon. HTTR!

  41. randomguy9999 says: Feb 23, 2012 11:34 PM

    you Tebow guys have lost it:

    – but he didnt get enough reps yet!
    – but hes got the best rating from his draft class!
    – but he didn’t get a spread formation enough times!
    – but he’s not running his high school offense!
    – but they beat the Steelers once!

    look at what you said…. you are kidding, right?

    the fact remains: to win the SB you have to outshoot Brady, Rothy, Eli, Peyton, Rodgers, and Brees kinda guys….

    and Tebow will never…. ever…. ever do that…..

  42. lolb23 says: Feb 23, 2012 11:54 PM

    Tebowmaniacs refuse to acknowledge cold hard facts…
    ——————————————————————–

    facts like Tebow led Broncos from 2nd worst team in NFL draft to winning their division and knocking the mighty Steelers out of the playoffs? Those facts?

  43. stopthehate15bowdown says: Feb 24, 2012 12:53 AM

    The haters, people like yankees2009, see Tebow throw wobbly, off-target passes and a bunch of incompletions and assume that it must mean he sucks because he doesn’t fit the model of what their small minds see as a model quarterback. They see that and use it as an excuse to explain why his win-loss record doesn’t matter. But a qb is more than just the guy who passes the ball, he’s the team leader the guy who gets it done. Lot’s of guys can throw the ball like Tom Brady or move in the pocket like Drew Brees. What makes them different from Jeff George and Jamarcus Russell isn’t their arm strength, it’s their leadership and will to win. COLD HARD FACT: Tebow’s got the
    intangibles. All he needs is to become more consistent. Give the guy at least one more year to put it together. If that fat-ass, JaMarcus Russell got 3 years doesn’t Tebow deserve at least half of that?

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