Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tim Tebow: Third String?

How did we get from a compelling argument for Tim Tebow starting for the Broncos... to Tebow as third-stringer behind both Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn?

It's unclear what kind of strategic or tactical value the Broncos get from giving Quinn 2nd-team snaps ahead of Tebow -- it's not like Quinn has a long-term future in Denver.

And if Kyle Orton gets injured early in the season, are the Broncos really going to play Quinn over Tebow? If the team is more likely to lose than win either way, why not play Tebow?

It is a baffling decision by John Fox and John Elway -- if they don't want Tebow (or simply don't believe in him), they might as well trade him to a team that is willing to give him a chance.


  1. The QB that got the most playing time last week was the 3rd string. So maybe this could be a good thing?

  2. Elway is pissing me off with all this.

  3. Um, no...definitely *not* a good thing.

  4. What do you think are the chances that the Patriots end up with Tebow in exchange for, say, one of their 90,000 DLs?

  5. @Samer: I wish that would happen, even though the Pats don't have room for any more QBs right now. I wish Tim could end up w/Belichick or even back w/Josh McD. They'd know how to build an offense around his talent, instead of trying to make him conform to being 'conventional'.