Tag:Tim Tebow
Posted on: December 18, 2010 4:27 pm

Tim Tebow to get first NFL start in 'Black Hole'?

Posted by Will Brinson

Tim Tebow is going to get his first NFL start this Sunday.

That's according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who says the Broncos plan to make Tebow their starting quarterback for Sunday's matchup in Oakland.

It's a stunning move made not-quite-as-stunning because of the events that led up to this game. Kyle Orton's dealing with a "rib injury" (or something), and Eric Studesville refused to mention that Tebow would start on Wednesday (and then refused to say it again on Friday, even though Orton was limited).

In other words, provided the Broncos eventually make this official and give Tebow the nod (sometime later Saturday seems like the right moment), we're looking a new era in Denver. Or something -- Tebow could go down in flames like Denver's season and become completely untradable. Of course, it's just as likely that he torches the Raiders and then subsequently the Texans, becomes a franchise quarterback and brings championship football back to Denver.

Okay, that's not quite as likely. But Tebow starting adds a bit of spice to a game that appeared a touch bland before Sunday's action began.

Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview Broncos-Raiders

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Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:06 pm

Orton limited in Denver practice again

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tebow For the third-straight day, Broncos QB Kyle Orton was limited at practice and watched Tim Tebow run most of the first-team offense. At this point, it seems more likely than not that Tebow would start Sunday’s tilt vs. the Raiders.

Denver coach Eric Studesville isn’t confirming it, though.

"At this point in time we haven't made any decisions," Studesville told reporters today, as recorded by the Denver Post.

Orton Even if Orton gets the minimum amount of work Saturday, he knows the offense well enough where coaches wouldn’t be concerned with starting him with almost no practice. That, of course, is not the issue. The issue is whether his ribs feel well enough to play.

Naturally, the Broncos will wait until the very last minute before they have to decide if Orton can take the field. But at this point, Orton fans can’t be too optimistic. And Tebow fans likely are pretty darn excited.

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Posted on: December 16, 2010 7:46 pm

Broncos not ready to say that Tebow will start

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Kyle Orton didn’t practice Wednesday, and during the portion open to the media today, Tim Tebow, once again, was the one taking the first-team snaps. But if you think the Broncos are going to announce Tebow as the starting QB, you’re likely going to be wrong. At this point, at least.

According to the Denver Post, Denver still wants Orton to start Sunday vs. the Raiders. If the Broncos do have to start Tebow, they likely wouldn’t announce it until just before game time.

"I still think we have time. I'm not in a hurry to make that decision," interim head coach Eric Studesville told reporters. "We still have plenty of time to do rehab and take care of the bumps and bruises, not just for Kyle but for a lot of guys on the team. As long as we've got time, we're going to utilize it."

Orton’s ribs are hurting after taking a shot from the Cardinals defense last week. It allowed Tebow to run with the first team through most of Wednesday’s practice (Brady Quinn took some snaps as well).

"He did a nice job in practice yesterday. He went in there and ran the huddle, he did a nice job throwing the ball, and going through alert systems in the run game," offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said. "It was great for Timmy to get in there and have the majority of the snaps.”

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Posted on: December 16, 2010 3:15 pm

Hot Routes 12.16.10: Suggs says Brees best QB

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • Terrell Suggs has mentioned how little he likes the favoritism that he believes is shown to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. But that has nothing to do with his recent comments that Drew Brees is the best quarterback in the NFL. Actually, wait, maybe it does. "Well, in my eyes he’s better," Suggs said, via Aaron Wilson at the National Football Post. "Maybe it could be my personal vendetta against the other guys, but he’s definitely one of the premier quarterbacks in this league, and he’s got the numbers to prove it. And not only that, he’s got the hardware to prove it.”
  • We talking about practice? Why yes, yes we are talking about practice. Specifically, Redskins practice which, according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, was held at Lifetime Fitness. Which is like Gold's Gym, I think. Or maybe not exactly. But the point is that the Redskins, an NFL team, somehow ended up practicing
  • page/DEN">Broncos)">According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, the Broncos still plan on starting Kyle Orton Sunday. He just can't practice because of "sore ribs." Which is obviously code for "desperate excuse to start Tim Tebow."
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:30 am

Broncos still won't start Tebow

Posted by Andy Benoit

With their 2010 season having essentially been lost weeks ago, one would think the Denver Broncos would consider giving their prized first-round draft choice some playing time down the stretch. Though he signed a short but meaningful contract extenT. Tebow (US Presswire)sion prior to the season, veteran Kyle Orton is presumably a placeholder at quarterback. In the minds of many fans – and especially the myriad fans who made the No. 15 Bronco jersey the highest seller in the NFL this year – there doesn’t seem to be much sense in continuing to limit Tebow to the occasional “wild horse” cameo at this point.

But Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville disagrees.

“Kyle is going to start Sunday,” Studesville told Mike Klis of the Denver Post. The Broncos travel to Oakland.

Orton has been fantastic for much of the season, but as Klis points out, he has completed just 40.6 percent of his passes for a measly 283 yards and no touchdowns over Denver’s last two games.

Still, you have to figure that Studesville knows better than anyone which quarterback gives his team the best chance to win this week. While developing Tebow might be important, it’s not more important than the combined development of all the other young players on the roster. And the best way to develop young players is, first and foremost, to win games.

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Posted on: December 10, 2010 11:48 pm

For the gambler in you

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s time once again for the weekly bodog.com prop bets, but first, a major announcement. The Patriots have taken the lead as the Super Bowl favorite, posting 9/2 odds. Considering they were 9/1 the week before, the demolition of the Jets Monday obviously was a big win in the minds of the betting gods.

To the prop bets:

Brett Favre – Will he play the entire game Week 14 vs. the Giants?

Yes -200

No +150

The question really is will Favre start Sunday? I have a feeling he will, but I’d also bet that he won’t finish the game.

How many wins will the Denver Broncos get from week 14-17 of the 2010 NFL regular season?

Over/Under 1.5

The final four games for the Broncos: at the Cardinals, at the Raiders, home vs. the Texans and home vs. the Chargers. Denver won’t beat San Diego, but the Chargers certainly could beat Arizona and Houston (especially if Kyle Orton goes off against the Texans pathetic pass defense). I’d go with over.

Will Tim Tebow start a game at QB in the 2010 NFL regular season?

Yes -115

No -115

Let’s not be ridiculous. No.

John Skelton – Total passing yards Week 14 vs. Denver

Over/Under 195.5

Skelton is one of the top reasons why I choose the Broncos to beat the Cardinals. The Broncos allow 233.6 passing yards per game, but I don’t see how Skelton will top 195. Not in his first career start.

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Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:05 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2010 11:18 pm

Urban Meyer: 'I'm not coaching next season'

Posted by Will Brinson

Urban Meyer decided to suddenly up and retire yesterday and it took all of negative 10 seconds for everyone in the world to at least ponder whether or not he was considering a run at coaching Tim Tebow again with the Denver Broncos.

Well, all you jerkstores who decided to speculate on that silly possibility (oh, wait, was that me?) can shut up. Because Meyer says he's not coaching next season.

"I'm not coaching next season," Meyer said with a smile when asked about the Denver rumors.

He was also referring to the possibility that he'd coach at Michigan too (even though they don't even have an opening).

Look, the Meyer discussion yesterday was absolutely, 100 percent speculation. That was clear when we discussed it, and no one actually thought a) Meyer would be silly enough to randomly make a run at the NFL or b) the Broncos would be silly enough to make a run at a guy with no NFL head coaching experience.

But Tebow and Meyer are forever intertwined because of their success at Florida, so when the opportunity to coach Tebow opens up and two days later Meyer quits his current job, well, people are at least going to ask.

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Posted on: December 9, 2010 1:56 pm

Hot Routes 12.9.10: Dolphin travel news!!!

Hot Routes

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit

Another week, another migraine for Vikings WR Percy Harvin.

The Lions have to move one of their best defenders, Kyle Vanden Bosch, to the IR list, ending his season.

The Giants are letting the Dolphins practice at their facility Friday and Saturday as Miami prepares to face the Jets. Apparently, this was a big news story in New York. Mara says it must have been a slow news day. (It was.)

Also, the Dolphins will arrive in New York a day early in order to adjust to the climate and, at the request of owner Stephen Ross, see a Broadway show (Lombardi).

Yeah Jameel McClain is going to go ahead and appeal that $40,000 fine for blasting Pittsburgh’s Heath Miller last Sunday.

It doesn’t matter how much pain he has, Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he’s going to play vs. the Chiefs this Sunday.

Here’s what Tim Tebow had to say about Urban Meyer resigning.

Falcons clinch a playoff berth. (Okay, so we’re already assuming they’ve won this Sunday’s game against Carolina).

The Cardinals have a way of finding talented defensive tackles who can’t quite get their motors running early in their career. Is this year’s first-round pick Dan Williams another one of those guys? Depends how you interpret Ken Whisenhunt’s comments.

The Bucs confirm what we already knew about RT Jeremy Trueblood a few weeks ago.

Two NFL players made Forbes’ “best dressed” list: Tom Brady (of course) and Bengals LB Dhani Jones (a bowtie aficionado).

The Cowboys have had at least four Pro Bowlers every year since 2002. That could change this season.

The Lions could find themselves playing in a road atmosphere at Ford Field this Sunday.

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