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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: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:38 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Finally they start Tebow!!!!!

Its about dang time, Orton almost went 6-13 for 34yds and 3 Ints in this last game giving SD a 38pt lead, My question is what does Orton have to do to lose his job? seriously I keep hearing about how Orton is better, what is Denver and all these haters thinking. I just dont get the pure hatred for the kid, hes one of the greatest college QBs ever and has not been given a fair shot at this level.

In his 3 starts last season He was:41-82 for 654yds and 5 Tds and 3 Ints Rushing he had 43 Attempts for 227yds and 6TDS and 1 Fumble

Now if he played the whole season:205-410 for 3270yds and 25 Tds 15 Ints Rushing 215 Attempts for 1135yds and lets say 12 Tds and 5 Fumbles and I wont give him 30 rushing Tds, which is what simple math says Lol

Plus his leadership and passion are almost unrivaled by some of the best QBs in the game today and what I witnessed on Sunday was amazing, The fans, The team, even Fox stood there in disbelief.

Thats: 4405 total yds with 37 Tds Thats a superstar QB in his rookie season give him time and these numbers will improve!!!

I think the stats speak fror themselves and Stats don't Lie!!! Go Tebow

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:26 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Just lost a lot of respect for Elway and Fox.  Were they lying when they said over the last two years that Tebow wasn't close to ready and was a third-string project or today when they said he deserves to start?  What a joke.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:26 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB


Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:13 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Good god man...

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

I think you're right on the money, ACE.  Reminds me of a MNF game when an undrafted QB pursued by Sean Peyton and Mike Shanahan came in for the second half after the starting HOF QB struggled.  He played like a kid in a street game, scrambling to avoid sacks and scraping out yards. The starter was a pocket passer, and one of the most prolific QBs of all time.  But he was soon replaced by the new kid on the block who was able to make up for holes in the offensive line. Sometimes to win as a team it takes more than a strong arm or accuracy. In the famous last words by his WR, "It's really unfair. That's my teammate. That's my quarterback. You guys do that, it's not fair. We lost as a team. We lost as a team, man." 

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:08 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

The Broncos are in rough shape to begin with.  Their offensive line is not that great and that doesn't help a mobile QB like Orton.  Tebow is arunner he'll be able to change things up a bit but opposing defensed will continue to push through that line.  Fantasy owners may want to pick up Tebow because he will get some running yards and some passing yards and some TD's.  But that's fantasy and not reality.  Reality will be a 3-13.

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:05 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Tim Tebow is not in Mike Vick or Vince Young talent rage both are better passers and Tebow is closer to Bobby Douglass another RB that played QB and he did not win at all but I remember he was fun watch running for his life.  As far as former Florida qb's Weurfel was not that good at throughing the ball and he 10 times better than Tebow.  Denver at least 10 years now away from winning again if ever.

Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:04 pm
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Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:26 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

The main reason is they dont want to play for orton! they want to play for tebow he brings a whole new dimension to the game. He will have hard times but this is what he needs expierience!

Since: Mar 2, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:50 pm

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Freeman, you've hated Tebow since he showed everyone how bad Chrissie Leak was... how does your Gimmick look now??...Got that masters yet??

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