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Fox to address Broncos starting QB job Tuesday

Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:27 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2011 10:51 pm
Who will be under center when the Broncos face the Dolphins in Week 7? Good question. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

As they had done on three previous occasions in this five-week-old season, the Broncos lost Sunday. But it was one of the most exciting losses in recent team history because Tim Tebow saw extended action, and not as a backup wide receiver or glorified running back. But as a legitimate NFL quarterback. Even though his numbers weren't much to look at (4 for 10 for 79 yards and a touchdown), and he still looks like the guy with the long windup who struggles to read defenses and deliver the ball accurately, there's no denying that he's given Broncos fans something they haven't had in some time: hope.

It wasn't pretty, but Tebow was a 29-yard pass away from beating the Chargers. When Orton left after two uninspiring quarters, he was 6 of 13 for 34 yards and an interception, and showed absolutely no ability to move the ball. So, naturally, head coach John Fox was asked if Tebow gives the team the best chance to win.

“That’s something we’ll evaluate; we’ll meet," Fox said Monday. "I’ll have the team in, and with all do respect for what you guys do, the way we will operate is we will communicate with the people involved and the team long before we announce it to you guys. That won’t be happening today because we don’t see the team until tomorrow.”

And unlike a normal week, the Broncos are now on their bye and won't play again until Week 7 when they travel to Miami (perhaps to deliver Orton in person).

So when will the starting quarterback job be announced? “I’d say there is a strong likelihood that we will address that [Tuesday],” Fox said. He also hinted that he won't be making the decision alone. "[T]here will be some staff meetings. We haven’t met in that particular area as a staff but will sometime today.”

And what about Brady Quinn, the former Browns' first-round pick who many felt outplayed Tebow in the preseason to earn the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Orton -- is he in the mix, too?

“You said ‘perception,'" said Fox. "I think sometimes that’s not reality. I think the call to go with Tim was obviously something we discussed before, but I didn’t want that outwardly known regardless of perception. I think we kind of showed our hand.”

For now, mum's the word but we should know more Tuesday.

Philip Rivers overcame an interception and a fourth-quarter fumble to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 29-24 win over the Denver Broncos. CBS Sports' Marv Albert and Rich Gannon have the recap.

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:11 am

Fox to address Broncos starting QB job Tuesday

Tim Tebow reminds me alot of Steve Young. Both are left-handed. Both are scrambling QBs that can throw with apomb...if needed. And both have the heart of a lion. I implore the Broncos to trade Tebow to the 49ers. The 49ers already have a former star pupil of Urban Meyer in Alex Smith and I am not happy with having Colin Kaepernick as the second stringer. Guys who played in the pistol offense during college rarely succeed. Although, if CK has a chance to..then Jim Harbaugh is the guy to do it. Regardless of how the 49ers finish this season. I fully expect the 49ers to make a significant upgrade at QB after this season. Josh Johnson, Andrew Luck (if he does not forgot the draft....but I'm still saying that he I told everyone that he would the first time), and Tebow. John Fox is only playing Tebow because Orton is so terrible that even Fox can't ignore it. Bears fans already know how dreadful Orton was/is. Orton is a poor man's Kevin Kolb...all hype and no substance...which leads to bad results.  

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:03 am

Fox to address Broncos starting QB job Tuesday

Good point.  Fox is clueless as it seems is the entire NFL.  Here's a good question: Why on earth did Miami hire BRIAN DABOLL Offensive Coordinator.  He was with Cleveland last year and they had the 31st rank O in the league?

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 1:26 am

Fox to address Broncos starting QB job Tuesday

I really do not know which of you on this board and in the general public is more PATHETIC.  Those of you that have Tebow going to the Hall of Fame or those of you who already KNOWS we will fail. 

Give him this season and see what he does and give a RATIONAL account of what you think, not some BS predetermined outcome.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 12:11 am

Fox to address Broncos starting QB job Tuesday


Now back to the news:   Who's the last QB to headline such attention not named Rodgers or Brees?  That's right, it's TEBOW.

It's time. His time!  Start the man, sit back and watch things happen.  John Fox is officially in the hot seat if he doesn't. You would think a run-oriented coach would want a running QB that can score and lead a team in spirit, in heart, and in person.  Yes, F'KNG START TIME TEBOW!

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