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Fox: Tebow is Broncos starter 'for this week'

Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:00 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2011 9:25 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Tim Tebow's start on Sunday against Detroit did not go well. At all. But the Broncos quarterback will get at least one more start to prove himself, according to Denver coach John Fox who confirmed that Tebow will get the nod against Oakland in Week 9.

Fox didn't make any promises past that, of course, but at least he's throwing the guy a bone after a brutal Sunday.

"For this week, yes," Fox answered when asked if Tebow would continue starting. "He had really two starts. I think he’s a young quarterback as we’ve mentioned. We’re getting to know him better, and he’s getting to understand the offense better with each one of those snaps."

This is, frankly, kind of a mess.

Over the course of the last two weeks, Tebow looked like one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL (the Denver Post's Mike Klis called him as much Sunday) for the majority of his time on the field. He's played terribly and looked out of place.

But it's not all his fault. After all, Fox and the Broncos staff are just now working in various Tebow packages to make the quarterback's job easier and to play to his strengths.

That's problematic because it's something that should have happened many weeks ago, rather than after Fox decided to move away from Kyle Orton and towards Tebow. And it's certainly something that should have happened before Tebow was thrown to the wolves Lions Sunday.

The good news for Tebow now, at least, is that expectations are a little lower than they were heading into Week 8, both from the standpoint of fans and his coach.

"I expect him to look at the tape and see where he made mistakes," Fox said. "The things about mistakes are, first of all, you’ve got to admit them, and he’s never had an issue with that. Second of all, you correct them, and third of all, you try to never let them happen again. That’s what happens with young players in this league; there are a lot of firsts out there. He’s competitive by nature, and I think he’ll respond just fine."

But maybe Tebow won't respond and maybe he's just not ready to start right now. Regardless, over the coming week let's try and remember some of the context surrounding Tebow's situation in Denver.

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Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 9:47 am

Fox: Tebow is Broncos starter 'for this week'

Face it, Denver is a terrible football team.  With all the furor over Tebow, we forget how this is trashing Kyle Orton.  He did his best with an awful team and has given way to Tebow who is not ready to play in the NFL.  A healthy Peyton Manning could not win with this team.  Not only is the Denver team bad, but its fan base is even dumber.  "TEBOW! TEBOW!)  They should be made to watch their darling as starting quarterback for the rest of the season.  I wonder how sales of the Tebow shirt will be going come December.  I just hope Orton can be traded to a team that has some players and where the fans will support him.  In the meantime, the Denver management and fans deserve Tebow! Tebow!  IDIOTS! IDIOTS!

Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:47 pm
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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:22 pm

Fox: Tebow is Broncos starter 'for this week'

Tebow has not looked good in either of his starts this season, but he did look a bit better this week than last, even though his team was handily beaten this week.  If he continues to improve, he should probably stay the starter.  What does Denver have to lose at this point?  If he does not improve, then he has to go.  Even though the players around him are pretty weak, there is still no excuse to continually complete less than half your passes. 

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