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John Fox needs to name a starting QB quickly

Posted on: October 10, 2011 10:06 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps you've heard of the quarterback controversy going on in Denver right now? Yes, perhaps -- Tim Tebow entered the game against the Chargers yesterday and sparked the offense, the fanbase, nearly led the team victory, and warranted many a smart media person (such as my colleague Clark Judge) to anoit him the obvious starter.

Head coach John Fox hasn't named a starter yet, and while I might not necessarily agree with rolling Tebow out there, I do think it's absolutely necessary that Fox name a starter quickly.

The Broncos have their bye coming up and travel to Miami after that for a very winnable matchup against the struggling Dolphins, which is why if Fox is going to go Tebow, he needs to go Tebow ASAP.

Two weeks from now, the Broncos will actually play another game. That means that for nearly 14 consecutive days, everyone in and around the Denver sports media world will be asking Fox about his starting quarterback, and making reference to "The Tebow Thing."

In fact, it will be as suffocating and grating for Fox as it probably was for Kyle Orton during every day of work leading up to Sunday's benching.

Then there's the matter of the matchup -- Miami is, last I checked, in the state of Florida. That's the same state of Florida where Tebow played his college ball, and the same state of Florida where he's a cultural icon.

Starting him, if that's the move Fox is making, would almost absolutely mean homefield advantage for the Broncos when they head east. Plus, it would allow the team to start making contingency plans for Orton, who'll be a free agent after this year.

There's little question he's bolting Denver first chance he gets, and if Tony Sparano can convince his bosses to still make a deal, it's hard not to think that the Dolphins, having lost starter Chad Henne for the season, would at least offer some reasonable compensation for 10 weeks of Orton.

In that sense, it behooves Denver greatly to make a firm decision now, and stick with it.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post believes that Fox will indeed act quickly, selecting Tebow as his starter as soon as Tuesday.

If that's the case, it's impressively fast, a wise move by Fox, and a pretty clear-cut indication that he's ready to see what the future might hold for Tebow as Denver's quarterback.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:57 am
 

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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:49 pm
 

John Fox needs to name a starting QB quickly

Sorry -- 1 Pro Bowl for Flutie --almost forgot, after a USFL season, couple NFL seasons and 6 or 7 years in the CFL -- not bad for an 11th round pick, but Tebow is a first rounder supposedly.  He has to do better than Flutie or its bust city.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:48 pm
 

John Fox needs to name a starting QB quickly

You're a Nole and a stupid one at that.  You're just made cause the kid trucked your players and beat them 4 times in a row!!!  You know the kids a baller, so why make such a statment.  

Can't have anything good to say about your team #5 preseason rankings, so you bash teh Gator QB, who is better then Orton and Quinn.  Your a tard.  Maybe they should draft EJ, I mean he's the future of FSU football...  Wait, could EJ's future be over already?  

Of all the people that would know better, it's Gators and should be the Noles.  AFter all, they saw what Tebow did to them for years.  
Ok, so he beat FSU 4 times, maybe we know a little about him then. Ever think of that, we did watch him 4 or more times.

Oh yeah like a Gator fan is gonna think he is terrible. Of course fans like the players from their favorite college. And just a little side note: Just because you were good or great in college, doesn't mean success in the NFL. I can give you a numerous list of NFL QB flops who were good in college. I never thought Ponder should of been drafted along with a bunch of other FSU QB's.

Don't hate just because it's a Nole fan expressing his opinion. Your opinion is different from his, but thats what these blogs are for. For people to discuss what they think is right. Yes, there are some people who hate and will never change. Just don't lump in all Nole fans in to category, that differes from your opinion. Remember it's their opinion.

I was shot down by FSU and Clemson fans over the loss to Clemson. Look at the post.

I don't know who should start in Denver whether it be Orton, Tebow or Quinn. Orton had a chance, it didn't work. If Tebow doesn't work out will you all be in favor of putting Quinn in? Remember I said "if".




Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:43 pm
 

John Fox needs to name a starting QB quickly

Tebow’s the reincarnation of Doug Flutie.  He will win and inspire teams everywhere he goes without all the right tools.
Now, don't get me wrong, I like Doug Flutie, always have --standup guy.  That said, what exactly did Flutie ever "win" in the NFL?  Or, really, college for that matter--other than a hail mary to beat Miami?  What I seem to remember is Flutie bouncing around from team to team, usually as the number 2 guy, never starting anywhere for very long -- no Pro Bowls that I remember, no passing titles, no Super Bowl appearances much less wins.  Now if that is what you are expecting from Tebow I can see that happening, but that is not much to get out of a #1 draft choice.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:38 pm
 

John Fox needs to name a starting QB quickly

4-10 but how many passes were dropped?  Man, if you're going to bash somoene, make sure you watch the game and get the facts straight.  
And how many bounced short of his receiver, or were behind his receiver, or both?  Several -- I too watched the game and I was not impressed.  You are right, Tebow is not the only QB that will throw a bad pass now and then, or have one dropped, but not 60% of the time and of the 6 incompletes he threw and least 4 were just flat out bad passes -- that is not, to say the least, a good percentage to have.  Tebow, at this stage in his career, makes 1 read and then runs --only if there is no where to run does he look for second or third receivers while scrambling and not as part of the offense.  Maybe he gets better, its possible, but he does not look good right now at all.


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