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What if Tebow doesn't start?

Posted on: April 3, 2011 9:57 pm
 
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla writes an interesting column today and poses an interesting question: if he wanted to, could the Broncos all-time superhero John Elway resist the fans’ obsession and love of Tim Tebow and give somebody else the starting quarterback job?

In effect, if Elway and coach John Fox believes Tebow isn’t the right quarterback to lead the team and starts somebody else, would they face a fan revolt?

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Although Fox said last month that Kyle Orton is his starting quarterback now, that doesn’t mean Orton will be the starter once the 2011 season begins (hell, who knows if Orton will even be on the team next year).

Kiszla gives some background for those of us who don’t live in Denver and are not caught up in the Tebow-mania:

Whatever Tebow is selling, Broncomaniacs want two for themselves, three for their kids and a spare in the garage.

Shop the team's official website for a predominantly orange jersey, and it's the No. 15 of Tebow rather than the No. 24 of cornerback Champ Bailey and his 10 Pro Bowl appearances that the Broncos display in the front window. The never-before-told story of Tebow's life will soon be available in bookstores everywhere, because he couldn't wait until his 24th birthday to release a memoir. While the league will shut down for business after the draft to hammer out labor peace, the Tebow money machine never sleeps.

Would it be sacrilege to ask: Isn't this a little bit too much fuss for a quarterback with one NFL victory on his resume?

Tebow is so earnest he's easy to tease. But he's also impossible not to like. Florida did not adequately prepare him for the pros. His 11 touchdowns as an NFL rookie, however, were ample reason to believe he is a project worth developing.

Kiszla also writes Elway is “straining awfully hard not to get bullied” by those who want all-Tebow all the time. I guess the real question is this: what if Tebow is chosen to start – and the perception is that the fans forced Elway’s hand – and then simply isn’t good enough to win football games? How much does that destroy your credibility as a coach (Fox), a senior executive (Elway) and as an organization?

How much longer does that keep you in the Dark Ages of the NFL?

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Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:20 am
 

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Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 11:24 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

Kyle Orton is and always will be a backup quarterback.  And being a broncos fan I hope they keep him because he's a good one.  You just don't build a football team around a guy like him.  In chicago he only got a shot after Grossman got hurt, again he was a backup qb.  With Tebow's style of play they need to keep him around just in case because Brady Quinn is horrible..



Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 11:14 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

Yea, but Rodgers was sitting behind a legend not Kyle Orton from Altoona, Iowa who's best trait is his neck beard growing abilities.  Seriously, I don't care what Orton's stats were, Wins are all that matters and when it comes down to it he can't WIN games.  YOU play the game to WIN, all that other %#%!t is secondary.  Tebow can rally the troops PLAY HIM!!!   Guaranteed he can win more games than Orton.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:35 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

Do the fans want a qb or an underwear model to line up under center? 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:10 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

 jacksonville had a total of 0 games blacked out last year BECAUSE THEIR OWNER wayne THE SNAKE weaver bought all the remaining tickets. dont forget the 3 games where they were given extensions for wayne THE SNAKE weaver and that little weasel friend of his, boselli conveniently got 2000 and 3000 tickets and even up to 6000 tickets to suddenly disappear.
i think fox and elway already know their inherited underwear boy isnt capable of being a starter so they will try and dump him for anything. fan revolt? denver wants a winner. i lived among the teblowmania and you either hated his guts or worshipped him but this has nothing to do with that. he either can play qb or not. last year he had extra coaches holding his hand and trying to improve his every move. not this year. this year he fails on his own and the fans will be waiting for luck. denver isnt turdsville station and when he flops the fans will move on to the next projected savior



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:01 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

As a Raider Fan , please please please start Timmy!   Not saying we have better, just think he is garbage.  I think he Scott Frost, but probably would not brake the honor code ever ever.



Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:45 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

I love Clinton Portis, but I would make that trade in a heartbeat yesterday, today, tomorrow, always!

Champ has been great in Denver, and any team these days would probably want a 10 year pro bowl corner back over a 3 year pro bowl running back.  Portis might have had about 2 good years in Denver and maybe one good year in Washington.  It wasn't really his fault, they never really had any blocking for him in Washington.  They destroyed him w/their stupidity.  Maybe Shanny will inject some sense into that franchise, but don't hold ur breath!



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:35 pm
 

What if Tebow doesn't start?

my spelling in correct i POTIS HAHAHAHA!!!!!


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