Blog Entry

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:53 am
Edited on: October 12, 2011 12:45 pm
 
The Broncos' move to Tim Tebow is a no-brainer, unless, of course, you're Brady Quinn. Say, wasn't he the second quarterback on the depth chart?

Yeah, well, no matter. He's not signed through next season. Neither is Kyle Orton. But Tim Tebow is.

So now that the season is going south, why not find out about the one quarterback linked to 2012? I mean, sooner or later you have to get a read on the guy, right? It might as well be sooner.

Look, I don't know if Tebow can play at this level, but I know what I saw Sunday ... and what I saw is what coach John Fox saw: A spark. So it might have been the result of the Chargers being unprepared for a quarterback who is vastly different from Orton, I don't know. But, frankly, I don't care.

The Broncos need a lift. Tebow gave them one Sunday. So why not give him a chance to give them one again?

Maybe it happens, and Tebow becomes the player Josh McDaniels envisioned when he made him a first-round draft pick. Then again, maybe it doesn't. Maybe he craters the next month and does nothing for the team, himself and his legions of supporters.

So what? At least you've gotten a read on the guy; at least you know where you're going with him, and that could be nowhere. But better to find out now.

I mean, what do you have to lose? Another game? Big deal. You learn something invaluable in the process. You learn where you must go next at the most important position on the field.







Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Best Case: He shows flashes of improving, they win a few games, and there's reason for optomism in the future
Worst Case: He's terrible and Andrew Luck is starting in Denver next year

Either one works for Broncos fans.  Play the kid.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

What would have happened if Peyton Manning was yanked after his rookie season?  Or Joe Montana never got a shot because of suspect arm strength?  Or Brett Favre threw too many picks?  If you draft a guy expecting immediate results and don't give him a chance to play, you end up with guys like Jeff George, Ryan Leaf, Matt Leinhart, Jamarcus Russell, etc.  By these standards, Michael Vick should have never have gotten a shot at quarterback.  Tebow absolutely needs work, but the only way to find out what you have is to play him.  



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Btw, regardless of my commentary below I agree with the article. Unfortunately, "not having a better choice" isn't really a ringing endorsement nor does it justify the move.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Absolutely agree with you Judge. Give Tebow a shot and see what happens.

Now...make Freeman your understudy and teach him journalism. 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Let's play a little risk management. So what do we do if (most likely, when) this doesn't work out? 

1.) The "other" quarterbacks situation.  Orton won't care because he just took the blame for something that wasn't his fault.  Quinn won't care because he just got leapfrogged on the depth chart.  Now what?  Do you stick with Tebow the rest of the season even if he sucks?

2.) Will Fox now begin letting his fan base make decisions for LT, OLB and CB?  If so, will everyone get honorary coaching positions?

3.) How does this affect the rest of the team - when they still don't win? -because their biggest issue isn't at QB.  I can only imagine the twitter accounts purring each and every time a player thinks they've been wronged and daring Fox to say something.  Tebow didn't do this but its the basis of the fans dictating the line-up. 

4.) What happens if/when Tebow gets hurt? - because if he continues that college RB crap he is going to get killed.  Not to mention his inability to make "all the passes" will make the offense as predictable as possible.   Also, how do the RB's feel when he's "stealing" their carries?

Some of you can say that none of this will matter as long as he wins but that's not reality - especially when people get paid on their individual performance and not team wins.  That's also a mighty big leap of faith thinking this player - and what he brings to the table - can/will even win games. 

Man, is this franchise screwed up.  It almost reminds me of the debacle Brett Fav-ra created in Minnesota (well, actually in both cases its the HC and GM's fault) - and look at them now!      
;     



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

You do realize that Tebow was a 1 yard overthrown pass away from completing to Decker for a 95 yard (or so) TD pass, right?



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

I'm definitely dropping (or at least benching) Eric Decker. One reception from Tebow for negative yardage just won't cut it!



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

So... I should drop any Broncos WRs now...orrrrr????



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

I concur Judge!  I must say, I read probably 10 to 15 articles on this website, most of which I disagree with.  The same old drool, typical media hype and negativity.  But this, this is the FIRST article I agree with 100%.  If I was to write it myself, I would have put the same thing, (just not as eloquently!).  Well done Judge!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Tebow move the only one for Denver to make

Totally agree with what Juddge wrote, to the letter. Better to find out now than not at all. The Broncos are going nowhere either way.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com