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Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:49 am
Edited on: October 12, 2011 5:36 am
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It might have taken four and a half games into the regular season, but it looks like the Broncos coaching staff has finally fallen in line with its fans: Head coach John Fox named Tim Tebow the team's starting quarterback on Tuesday. And that's where we'll begin today's discussion with Pete Prisco, Mike Freeman, Josh Katzowitz, Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson. Fire away.

"Well, I think [the] 1-4 [record] has a lot to do with it," Fox said, according to the Associated Press. "We haven't gotten it done as a football team. It's not one guy. It's not all Kyle Orton's fault. But we do have to make adjustments, we have to change and we have to do something to win football games."

Tebow replaced Orton in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Chargers where he completed 4 of 10 throws for 79 yards, including a passing and a rushing touchdown, and the Broncos were a last-second completion in the end zone from beating their division rival. Orton, for his part, has played poorly enough to lose the job, although the organization decided not to trade him to the Dolphins prior to training camp because Tebow wasn't deemed to be ready for the full-time gig. Now, it seems, that has changed. (Maybe Fox was blown away by Tebow outperforming Aaron Rodgers in Week 5.) 

It's go time. (US PRESSWIRE)

"He gave us a spark. That's Tim Tebow," running back Willis McGahee Sunday, via the Denver Post. "Everybody's been cheering for him for the longest, and now he finally got in and came in and moved the ball for us."

For his part, Orton has promised to support Tebow.

"I'm disappointed with everything," he said. "I wish I could have played better. I wish we had a better record. There's a lot of things, but reality is what it is."

More via the AP:
Orton, who's in the final year of his contract, is 6-21 since winning his first six games as Denver's starter. The Broncos tried to trade Orton, who's making $9 million this season, when the lockout ended, but talks with Miami broke down and Fox instead threw open the quarterback competition, something for which Tebow proved ill-prepared.

Stop...Tebow Time?
Orton had worked extensively with teammates in workouts organized by safety Brian Dawkins during the lockout. So had Tebow, but he also spent time pitching products and his autobiography across the country. Orton's and Brady Quinn's offseason workout program paid off when training camp rolled around.

Orton maintained his stranglehold on the starting job and Quinn appeared to win the backup job despite a poor performance in the final preseason game, but Fox said this week that wasn't really the case: Tebow was his No. 2. This despite Tebow showing almost no progress in becoming the pocket passer that Broncos football chief John Elway has said he must become to make it in this league.
After the bye, the Broncos head to Miami to face the Dolphins. It could be a homecoming for Tim Tebow, starting NFL quarterback, who made his name at the University of Florida. 

It could also be an opportunity for the Broncos to hand-deliver Orton to the Dolphins, a team desperately in need of a starter after losing Chad Henne for the season.

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Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:49 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Nothing against Tebow, because I very much respect his ethics, values and work habits, but has anybody seen this guy throw? He is NOT an accurate QB. Not by any stretch of the imagination.<br />His legs will get him only so far (Although, I would consider him as a large RB or perhaps FB in a run-first offense) but his arm is not going to get hiim very far IMHO.<br /><br />Good luck Mr Tebow, you have earned this "Tryout". Whatever the outcome, you have a fan here (Although I can't stand the Donkos). Will always respect how you have carried yourself throughout all this. 

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:49 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Slick response, slick, but please explalin.  Tebow is a "winner" compared to what?  to whom?  Did he win more than his predecessors at UF? No.  Has he won more than other Broncos qb's?  No.  Has he won more than any other first- or second-round qb lately?  No. 

As for being professional, where do you come up with that?  Its widely reported that he's a terrible practice player, which is why he's been third string for two years.

As for personal values, how aobut his selfishness on the field and in the press conferences, where he would trample a teammate to be the first guy to the microphone or tv camera?  How about those rules he broke in high school to get out of playing for the school in his district?

Finally, name ONE skill position player at UF he made better.  Name ONE.  Where's that last of wr's, te's and rb's that were first round draft picks becasuae they played with the great Tim Tebow? 

Please enlighten us.   

Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:48 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

i agree with you. This is a good news story for the NFL. Philly decided to piss away $5million on young and not start him even as their backup!
Best of luck to you Tebow!

Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:32 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Tim Tebow: A winner, A leader, A true professional, and a man with training ethics and personal and team values. Denver made the right choice. Winners always win and they make other team players better. Fox will keep his job because of Tebow winning charisma and leadership.  

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:26 am

tebow time

I did not like this guy in college... but i def pull for him now and im a bengals fan. The guy has done nothing but win and make plays his whole life. He is in the midst of overcoming more adversity than possibly any other player in history. Hes a strong football player with a stronger will to win. If you dont think the kid can pass look at his numbers in college and his td/int ratio in the league with even the all time greats there first year. P.S. The one they call Dalton has more poise than any rookie qb ever!!

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:52 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Wish Tebow all of the success that is possible. Sad thing is he could get beat up really fast, especially considering the team that surrounds him and his reckless style of play. Plus, he can't play defense (or can he? LOL) so that problem still exists. The failure of the Broncos cannot solely land on the shoulders of Orton - what about coaching, play calling, etc. It's a problem that encompasses the entire team.

Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:49 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Bout DAMN time this guy will get it done and if not trade him to someone who knows how to put him in situations to get it done.Hallaluua guess i now have to be a BRONCOS fan as long as the chosen one is the starter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 5:59 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Whether he fails or succeeds will be seen.  Is a 10-15 game tryout for a starting position as an NFL QB appropriate?  I hope Fox and Elway know enough about football, and Tebow's skill at QB, to know whether or not they need to take a QB in the first round next year.  It sounds like there will be 2-3 franchise QB's in the draft and I give it a 80% chance they take one of them, unless Tebow finds a way to win 4-5 of the remaining games. 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:49 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB


Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:53 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

In the name of TeBlow I pray

God Bless The Children Of The Beast!

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