"We're not going to do that in short yardage. People who mention that, I don't know, that's ridiculous."You could make the case that suggesting that the team use Tebow in short-yardage situations is no more ridiculous than a coach rejecting any possible solution to a team's glaring problem.
Here's what I mean: You would think that given the Broncos' inadequacy in short-yardage situations, McDaniels would be MORE open to new, out-of-the-box ideas, not less.
Tebow being drafted by McDaniels once looked so promising, because it would take a fearless, innovative coach to take advantage of Tebow's unique skills -- particularly this season.
If McDaniels won't even consider experimenting with Tebow -- mocking the mere idea of it as "ridiculous" -- then he is probably not the coach we thought he was.
There is still time. Perhaps as the losing continues, creativity with Tebow will seem less absurd to McDaniels.
He might want to pay attention to what Urban Meyer is doing with a rookie quarterback down at Tebow's old stomping grounds.