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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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LoveBigMen
Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:30 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:31 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

If you have to go with 2 qb's, you have no qb.  This is not good at all for the Broncos.




Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:57 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

Can't wait for the game to start! I'm just wondering who is going to actually be able to play for the Steelers at this point....couldn't care less if it's Brady Quinn or Tim Tebow under center for the ponies. Tebow is a great story and I've been pulling for him since he arrived in the NFL - just not today. As usual, hoping for no major injuries, good officiating (yeah, right!) and a Steelers victory!    



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:56 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

hahahahahhaha


GREAT point slappy!



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

Hey Goldpanther, one of Quinn's wins with the Browns was against Pittsburgh. Just something to think about


true, he started at qb the last time the browns beat pittsburgh. but if you tell me that the other teams qb is going 6/19 for 90 yards like he did in that game id like my chances. the monsoon that night had more to do with the browns win than quinn did



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:36 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

Hey Goldpanther, one of Quinn's wins with the Browns was against Pittsburgh.  Just something to think about .



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:35 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

you out dumbed yourself jmartin34.  first of all you take a team that drafted second last year to the playoffs,   how is that out dumbing yourself.  when you are willing to totally change a scheme to fit a new qb to see if it works and do something that has never been done before and allow it to give you enough wins to win a division. how is that out dumbing yourslf.    Ya know ,  I think he knows more about this team and what might work than you are I so quit showing how dumb YOU are .



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:28 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

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

Seems like it's pretty easy for you though. 



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

so you are telling me there is a "report" that a guy that has not played in 2 years is only coming in for 3 rd downs if needed?  That makes no sense




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:26 pm
 

Report: Broncos have 3rd-down package for Quinn

At this point, just play Tim Tebow.  He's not the answer at quarterback, but in the playoffs you have to go with the players that got you there.  Let Tebow lose this game for the Broncos, and in the offseason you'll be supported by the fans when you look for a long term quarterback solution.  


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