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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 12, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:20 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

You are kidding with this...right?

Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:18 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Dixupinyourowna$$ is a tool to say the least. It's jacka$$es like yourself that keep racism alive and healthy.
That is all


Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:17 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Its about time they give him a chance. Everyone says he is not going to make it, but the team seems energized everytime he is on the field.  Everyone said he stinks, but the guy won in college, let's see if he wins now.  Plus, I am tired of hearing about it, if he goes in and wins then good, if he goes in and losses, then good, at least everyone will shut up about it.  I am pulling for him since he seems to be an underdog.

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:12 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Foster _ I live in Colorado, amnd YOU are tired of Tebow...cmon...

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:56 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

The whole 'Tebow Tracker' and the fuss around the QB situation in Denver is tiring and I have to say, while i'm not a Tebow fan, I'm excited for him to have a chance to quiet the critics and help Denver win some games. Clearly, Kyle Orton isn't feeling 'it' this season, as his numbers, and the Broncos record, clearly shows. This is the perfect opportunity to throw Tebow in! Even if he isn't ready for full-time starting as Fox thought this summer, he'll have a chance to grow quickly and hopefully will avoid any serious injuries in the process.<br /><br />And to all of you idiots who feel the need to wish season ending injuries and are pulling out the 'race' card. Not only do you look like a complete douche for doing so, but you also might think about taking a step back and realizing that it's not things like whether you're white or black that allows you to succeed but an internal drive that Tebow has clearly shown he has. He might be a VERY self-righteous guy, but he has a will to succeed and I hope he does.<br /><br />cfxiv 

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:51 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Regarding Tebow starting, he can't do any worse than Orton and he'll certainly be more exciting to watch. Will Tebow starting turn Denver into a winner? Probably not, because they have lots of issues on that team, but I think he gives them a better chance to win than Orton and at least for a while, it makes the fans happy so they'll continue to show up for games.

As for Dixupin, he's a troll, nothing more.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:46 am


When you inject racism into an article like this one, it trivializes the countless times when racism is actually a factor.  There are plenty of examples of racism in sports, especially the amount of African-American head coaches in college football, but there is nothing remotely resembling that in Tim Tebow being named a starting QB in the NFL.

Tebow has earned a start.  His throwing motion might not look pretty, but he is a winner and a great leader.  When your team isn't really doing much, moves like this one appease the fanbase.  It lets them know you are listening.   Tebow will either prove he deserves the job or prove he can't cut it.  Either way, he has too much talent and potential to not find out.  By the end of this season, Denver needs to know whether Tebow is a bona fide QB or whether it is time to move him to TE, H-back, or ILB.  
I think both Tim Tebow and Terrelle Pryor could be perennial all-pro TE's if they were able to subjugate their egos long enough to learn the position.   It would be great seeing them as opposing TE's after all of the hoopla surrounding both of them.  Of course, even if Tebow's team loses to Pryor's, he could still ask Pryor how many BCS Championships he won at THE Ohio State University.

Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:44 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Stupid comments from stupid people.   I don't think Philly fans or Denver fans care whether their QB is white or black, they just want Wins!!  The fact about Vick is, as talented as he is an athlete, he is a LOSER in the NFL and will never win a championship or a playoff game for that matter.  So not sure how you defnie success, since you cannot even spell it correctly, but in the NFL it is defined by wins and loses not by white or black.  
So Wu Tang, keep complaining the white man is holding you down and we all root failure upon you!!   You're a MORON!

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:38 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

And then next week, who will they name when he fails on this one game experiment.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:28 am

Tebow is your new Broncos starting QB

Wow, really?  What a horrible thing to say.

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