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Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:45 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2012 12:47 pm
Denver reportedly has a third-down package for backup Quinn. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

All week long, there have been a litany of rumors that Denver would consider benching quarterback Tim Tebow if he struggles against Pittsburgh on Sunday, and inserting backup Brady Quinn into the game.

Quinn denied the rumors about receiving extra first-team repetitions in Broncos practice, but what else was he going to do? And Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported on Sunday that the Broncos have a specific third-down package designed for Quinn against the Steelers.

This package is, presumably, for cases when the Broncos end up in obviously third-and-long passing situations; though Tebow's had some success in 2011 passing the ball, he's not exactly going to keep a team like the Steelers honest in those scenarios.

Additionally, Glazer reports that the Broncos have a package prepared for both Quinn and Tebow, although there's no certainty that Denver will use it, particularly if Tebow is effective.

Finally, the Broncos are pretty clearly prepared to make a change if Tebow struggles. They've shown no real concern about yanking the former first-round pick around in the past, and the John Fox/John Elway combo hasn't shown too much concern about committing to the quarterback who got them to the playoffs before, aside from indicating he'll be on the roster in 2012.

Why would they start now?

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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:10 pm

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

John Fox is out dumbing himself and that's not easy to do.

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:08 pm

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

iIf this is the same Brady Quinn, ex of the Cleveland Browns, you can expect the result to be the same as it was when he toiled for the Browns...abject failure.  Dick LeBeau surely has a fix on this ploy, and as such, it may blow up in the Broncos faces...lets hope so.

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