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Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:15 pm
Edited on: September 13, 2011 6:44 pm
 
That didn't take long: fans needed just one game to fire up the "TEBOW!" chants. (Getty Images/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

You can make a strong argument that Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton deserved a mention in this week's Coach Killers. We suspect he will find his way there at some point in the near future, but for now we figured there's no way that one performance would be enough to get new head coach John Fox fired. (Right?)

Of course, that didn't stop fans from chanting "TEBOW! TEBOW!" during Monday night's game against the Raiders, nor did it keep the media from asking Fox about if he considered bringing Tebow in to relieve Orton, who finished 24 of 46 for 304 yards, with a touchdown, and interception and a huge fumble on a Garo Yepremian pump fake. 

Fox ignored the question about Tebow. But the fans want what the fans want, and right now, one week into the NFL season, it's the second-(or third, we're not sure) string quarterback.

The Denver Post's Mike Klis writes that, "The booing of Orton started early in the fourth quarter, shortly after a 1-yard run by Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell gave the Raiders a touchdown that put them in firm control against a team still trying to recover from the debacle that was the Josh McDaniels era.

"The chants for Tebow by a frustrated crowd were first heard with 6 minutes remaining in the game, even as Orton was marching the Broncos toward the end zone in an effort to rally his teammates from a 10-point deficit."

Of course, Orton could've helped his cause by playing better. He wasn't awful, but he wasn't Elway -- or Tebow -- and that's the problem.

Klis continued:"The Tebow Thing, however, is here to stay. There's no controlling the circus now. Before halftime, angry emailers began consistently punching send with unrelenting criticism of Orton. 'OMG!' declared a man named Mo from Palmdale, Calif., in an electronic message to The Post. 'Orton is the worst QB in the league!'"

This skewed sense of quarterback reality is what happens when you get to enjoy 16 years of John Elway, including two Super Bowl championships. Brian Griese and Jake Plummer are quite familiar with what Orton's going through. And while none of them are franchise quarterbacks, they're not JaMarcus Russell, either.

We get the whole "the backup QB is the most popular guy on the team" platitude, we're just not sure how Tebow has earned the honor. Yes, he is the backup, but we don't even know if he beat out Quinn during the preseason. This is the same Quinn who flopped in Cleveland before they shipped him to Denver for Peyton Hillis.

If it's any consolation, Broncos fans (and we're guessing it's not), Orton isn't happy about that fumble. “I just feel sick about the ball slipping out of my hands like that,” he said. “It’s just one of those deals that’s sickening to have happen to you. It never really happened to me before.”

We're almost surprised Orton didn't say, "Hey, they love me in Miami." Which, after the way Chad Henee played Monday, may no longer be true, either.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:12 am
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:32 am
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:07 pm
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Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

Just like a Bronco fan to only take the #'s they want News flash the Broncos have been part of the NFL since 1960  those are the #'s I look at  If you want to go since the merger then that not fair to teams like the Ravens, Jags, Panthers, Texans, Seahawks, and Bucs all teams that have came into the NFL after the 1970 merger.

So to keep it fair and accurate lets look at the records since the very start for each team




Team W L T % 1st year in the NFL

1. Bears 704 512 42 .579 1920

2. Cowboys 440 324 6 .576 1960

3. Dolphins 394 290 4 .576 1966

4. Packers 664 524 36 .559 1921

5. Vikings 413 336 9 .559 1961

6. Raiders 418 343 11 .549 1960

7. Giants 636 524 33 .548 1925

8. 49ers 471 406 13 .537 1950

9. Ravens 128 111 1 .535 1996

10. Colts 451 396 7 .532 1953

11. Browns 438 394 10 .526 1950 did not play 96-98

12. Patriots 401 362 9 .526 1960

13. Broncos 398 364 10 .522 1960

14. Steelers 591 499 20 .520 1933

15. Chief 395 365 12 .520 1960

16. Jaguars 133 123 0 .520 1995

17. Redskins 547 516 25 .515 1932

18. Rams 511 492 20 .509 1937

19. Chargers 384 377 11 .505 1960

20. Titan 377 389 6 .492 1960

21. Eagle 504 537 25 .484 1933

22. Seahawks 262 286 0 .478 1976

23. Bills 358 406 8 .469 1960


24. Panthers 119 137 0 .465 1995

25. Jets 351 451 8 .460 1960

26. Lions 496 593 32 .456 1930

27. Benga ls 286 383 2 .435 1968

28. Saints 286 383 5 .428 1967

29. Falcons 289 393 6 .424 1966

30. Cardnilas 488 681 39 .418 1920

31. Bucanners 218 329 1 .399 1976

32. Texans 55 89 0 .382 2002










Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

Broncos are the 4th winningest franchise since the merger (My Bad) behind Dallas Miami and Pittsburgh! Raiders are 8th and overall its chicago cuz they have been around since the 20's



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 5:22 am
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

WOW your football knowledge has just blown me away first of all the Broncos were 4-12 not 6-10 in 2010, second of all the Broncos are the winning-est franchise in the NFL were the heck did you get that from??? Dallas, Miami, Raiders are the top 3 Broncos are not even in the top 5.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:52 am
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

Why is all of the focus on Orton and Tebow...?  Why has no one focussed on that aweful run-defense...?  It's been killing them for years.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

orton is old? hes was 28 29. holy old wow stupid comment.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Broncos fans waste little time calling for Tebow

Let's put Tebow's winning in perspective:  Since the SEC Championship Game begain in 1992, here are your starting Gator qb winners:  Shane Matthews ('92), Terry Dean ('93), Danny Wuerffel ('94, '95, '96), Rex Grossman ('00), Chris Leak ('06), Tim Tebow ('08).  That's right, Tebow one ONE, Wuerffel is the big winner and Matthews won at least one other championship before the game was implemented.  If you are going to call Tebow a big winner, please give the same love to Rex Grossman, Chris Leak and the others.  Thanks.


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