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Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:14 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 9:58 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

In the months leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft, there was speculation that Tim Tebow, college phenom, would be a flop in the pros, at least as a quarterback. There was talk that he'd be moved to tight end or H-back, or maybe even linebacker. The Broncos, then coached by Josh McDaniels (who also happened to be the Patriots' offensive coordinator during the record-breaking 2007 season), thought enough of Tebow to take him with the 25th overall pick.

Kyle Orton, who was coming off a 3,802-yard passing performance that included 21 TDs in '09, began 2010 as Denver's starter, but after suffering bruised ribs, Orton gave way to Tebow for the final three games of the year. The results: a loss to the Raiders, a win against the Texans and a season-ending loss to the Chargers.

Most of the time it wasn't pretty. Tebow ended the year completing half his throws for 654 yards, five TDs and three picks (and added another 227 yards on the ground), but putting up pretty stats isn't his calling card. It's his toughness, his tenacity and his ability to lead his teammates.

With McDaniels out, new coach John Fox named Kyle Orton the starter, with Tebow and Brady Quinn in the running. (At least that was the case earlier this month when Fox told season-ticket holders as much during a conference call. If the price is right, however, the situation could change.) That hasn't stopped Tebow from preparing like a starter, even with the uncertainty surrounding the 2011 season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that Tebow organized his own team workouts in Jacksonville with Broncos wide receivers.

"Last week, Tebow flew Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Britt Davis to Jacksonville, put them up in a nearby hotel, and then led a week of workouts in his hometown, [a league] source said," according to Schefter.

"Each of the Broncos receivers had hoped to come, the source said, but Eric Decker had another commitment, and Demaryius Thomas (torn Achilles) and Eddie Royal (strained hamstring) were unable to practice at this time due to lingering injuries."

Schefter adds that the receivers who showed up in Jacksonville "considered it such a success that the group plans to reconvene in another week or so in Arizona for two weeks of intensive workouts."

No word on what, if anything, Orton has planned.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:25 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:56 pm

Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

Tebow shows leadership and will get the work in...... Go Broncos

Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:47 pm

Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

First come, first serve....

Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:05 am

Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

This should be interesting to see how Orton responds to this. Yes it shows leadership and yes, he is stepping on some toes !

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:07 pm

Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

Way to go TIM! Now there is a leader.! Taking every chance to make sure he's ready for the season if there is one and making sure his wideout are too!

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:05 pm

Report: Tim Tebow organizes workouts for WRs

why is teeboo hoo still in jax? doesnt he play for denver? mamas boy cant live shitholesville. 

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