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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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Comments

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

John Fox finally said UNCLE!

Ok, that's that. Now somebody go tap McDaniels and tell him he can stop laughing. He knew all along Tebow could do it. Now Tebow will prove him right.

There's a lot of Tebow anti-believers and haters on these boards, yet Tebow has shown true class. He thanks his adversarires for rooting against him, only to let it further fuel his fire. The man has the heart of a champion, plays like a champion, is a champion.  Haters say what you will, Tebow turns the other cheek and dares you to keep slapping him.  While all this is going on, he just took the starting job AGAIN!

Sit back, folks, and relax. the man cometh again!  Go Tebow!!! God Speed!!!!!!



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Skyline - I couldn't agree more.  Nice posts, bud.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

This will prove to be a good move for the Broncos.Tim Tebow is full of energy and a will to win. Good luck. 




Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

I'm glad to see the Broncos have a new starting running back. Who's going to play quarterback?




Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

sink or swim but im pulling for him



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Who cares?



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

CUDA DO THINK THEY CARE IF YOU LOST RESPECT FOR THEM GEEZ GOMER THEY DONT CARE IF YOU HAD ANY OR NOT. IT WAS THE RIGHT MOVE ORTON IS GONE BABY BUTT QUINN WILL BE THE BACK UP TEBOW IS GOING TO GET HIS BUT KICKED THIS YEAR BUT WAIT TIL NEXT. HE WILL BE SEASONED AND THEY WILL DO WELL IN THAT LOSER AFC WEST DIV. COM ON GOMER DONT LOSE YOUR RESPECT...........Money mouth



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

THANK YOU TIM 'gimme an unjustified award' TEBOW. YOU HAVE SMASHED ONE OF THE SACRED PILLARS OF AMERICAN SOCIETY (earning your way onto a level SPORTS playing field) AND YOU ARE NOW THE ANITCHRIST OF THE SPORTS WORLD. Ruth, Mays, Starr, Montana, all the Gods of American sport are probably throwing up right now. And so am I. BARF! BARF! BARF! BARF! BARF! BARFFFFF!


Good God, if we're all luck, you'll go and gargle with some buckshot. What a pathetic loser and shining example you are of what drugs will do to your system.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Tebow will win games guys quit talkin bout Luck



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Broncos tanking to get Luck.

Disgraceful.

Not very Christian, I'll say that. 


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