TimTeblog:Covering the Tim Tebow Era
Throwing Tebow in for a few plays in the red zone yesterday might have been worth it. I didn't really get Denver taking Tebow draft night and I still don't get it.
When you have Mike Alstott (aka TT) remain seated on four short and goals and end up with zero points, I just hope McDaniels has a plan. I was so sure McD had seen the 2006 Gator games!3rd string QB? Now I'm really wondering what the plan is unless McD won't use any of what Tebow can do until he can make all the throws at NFL speed. Shoots self in foot syndrome.
Ugh, I know this too shall pass and in the coming years we'll see more of him...that's my mantra. It's how I get through. Don't fault me.
I read somewhere that the benefits to having Tim as the third string QB was so he could get in the game as needed. If he was second QB, he could only go in the game if Orton was injured. So, in essence, it would be great to have Tim at third QB, so he could be used. If this is the case, why wasn't he at third and short?
Colleen, He can only do that as 2nd string. If the 3rd string goes into the game no other QB can go back in until the 4th quarter.I also think that maybe McDaniels is just tired of hearing everyone vying to put Tebow in, so if he makes him 3rd string it will shut everyone up.
Yeah, this is a bummer--don't get drafting him and not using him. I think I read that he is the only top 25 pick not playing regularly. Hope this is not a sign of things to come.
I really don't understand why McDaniels didn't have any special packages for Tim against the Colts in the red zone. Orton is struggling in that area. I'm not saying Orton shouldn't be the starter, but let Tim get his feet wet and give him a chance!! Especially in the red zone. Really, what do they have to lose?!?
0-5 with zero points scored in the redzone on Sunday. The running game is close to if not dead last in the league.Sounds like there is plenty of opportunity for some Tebow Time.
OK, Tim wants to be (and is going to be) a real QB. They drafted him for the long term - not 3rd and short. If they win with him doing those occasional things and let Orton get the W, then what incentive does McDaniels ever have to move him into the position full time? Orton showed yesterday the kind of QB he is and always will be - good, but not good enough to come through when it counts. As soon as Tim has the knowledge and matures a little - which will take a year or two - he will be the man. He's willing to be patient. We just have to be patient as well.
Great post Jennifer. I also think that as the redzone woes continue, it may open up some opportunities for Tim to get in the game, which in the long run will be beneficial.
Easing Tebow into a game with a few plays here and there is only going to help him on the experience front...especially if you believe he's your future QB. Sunday's game could have been a perfect opportunity for that. If by chance he ends up being the difference maker in a couple of games, Denver's coaches and fans are going to start thinking more Tebow and less Orton. He won't stay as a red zone "specialist" for long if he can consistently deliver. Putting Tebow on the field really only undermines Orton.Yes, patience is needed but that doesn't mean there isn't a role Tebow can play now ... a role that can teach him a lot. I've never been a fan of starting a rookie QB. Sometimes you don't have a choice, but I have no problem with Tebow on the field for a few plays this season. There's only so much you can get from mental reps on the bench.
But then again I don't know what Josh McDaniels knows...http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16190944?source=rss#ixzz10pmc0K7F