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Tebow enters game in place of Orton

Posted on: October 9, 2011 6:14 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 7:41 pm
T. Tebow replaced K. Orton in the lineup on Sunday (AP).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After an unimpressive first half where Kyle Orton went 6 for 13 for 34 yards and an interception as the Broncos fell behind the Chargers by 13 points, Denver coach John Fox turned the keys of his offense over to the guy most everybody in the city was united behind.

That would be Tim Tebow -- he who inspires billboards to pop up throughout the Mile High area.

In recent weeks, Fox has had to defend Orton and repeatedly say that Orton was his No. 1 quarterback. And you’ll recall that in training camp Brady Quinn actually beat out Tebow for the second-string spot behind Orton.

But against the Chargers, that didn’t matter.

Instead, Tebow trotted out early in the third quarter and was met with plenty of fan approval at his home stadium. Or as’s Mike Freeman tweeted, “God puts down his lightening bolts, pulls up a chair.” Meanwhile, Orton stayed on the sideline with a Broncos cap on his head.

On his first series, Tebow handed off twice to running back Willis McGahee, and then, on third and eight, he completed a pass to Eric Decker for no gain.

It was, I must say, a magical experience. And now, no matter what Fox says, we have a quarterback controversy in Denver.

UPDATED (7:37 p.m. ET): We almost certainly will have a quarterback controversy after Tebow's performance today.

For the second half of Denver's 29-24 loss to the Chargers, Tebow was 4 of 10 for 79 yards and a touchdown, and though he wasn't impressive throwing the ball -- his touchdown was more a credit to Knowshon Moreno for what he did after catching the screen pass from Tebow -- he made plays with his legs, rushing six times for 38 yards and a score.

The Broncos had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds, but a last-second Hail Mary play from Tebow, in which he showed how effective he is at buying time in and out of the pocket, fell incomplete.

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Posted on: October 10, 2011 3:46 am

Tebow enters game in place of Orton

Most of the time the critics, analysts & experts are right on the money when you see & hear so much critisism from them on a player. Especially a QB! But then there is that every once in a while! The shocker; upset; stunner ect, & your next thoughts are that luck may have interveined somehow, & perhaps you shouldnt rest your faith in a guy who just got lucky once or twice. We are here at that point now with Tebow! Either he comes out again & proves himself, or he dissappoints alot of people. All I can say is this, Id take a leader over a superstar anyday of the week! If I had a choice between a guy who was a probowl caliber player, versus a guy who could motivate his team to play together, id sit the probowler! This is even easiar than that! You gotta leader & a winner in Tebow. Orton is no where next to a pro bowl trip! In fact he has looked darn right awfull in my book! Tebow is the right guy for the job right now for this team! Give it to him & let it be his no matter what! Bevause as it stands now, Quinn & orton arent going to a superbowl unless they're not the starter. Tebow may be a question mark, but id take a maybe over a definate no any day of the week! Good luck Tebow!

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2011 12:00 am

Tebow enters game in place of Orton

If only the article read "Ponder enters game in place of McNabb" I would be soo happy. Tired of watching balls thrown 3 yards in front of WRs. Oh well, soon... soon.

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