After all it did look pretty hopeless for them—that is until Tebow replaced Orton at halftime. The crowd went wild as he led the Broncos out of a 23-10 start in the second half—with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. And although the loss was disappointing, the numbers weren’t all that shameful—29-24. (It could’ve been worse.)
It seemed like Orton’s days were on a downward spiral anyways, so I think it’s safe to assume that most of us saw this coming. And with the Broncos being 1-4, Fox probably figured he had nothing to lose. (So, I seriously doubt that the flashing billboard on 58th and Logan had something to do with it.)
“We have to change and we have to do something to win football games,” Fox
said to reporters on Tuesday. And naturally this is music to the ears of many who thought Fox was never going to replace Orton.
My, my how things have changed. This is a far cry from just a few weeks ago,(along with numerous other occasions), when the coach seemed a little more than hesitant about giving Tebow such a position.
And in some cases, I think change is good. Especially when it works in your favor. And most fans are getting exactly what they want—Tim Tebow. But what if he doesn’t deliver? Now, I’m not trying to be negative, but let’s think realistically for a minute.
Is he ready to take on the position as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos? He’s obviously very talented, and even so, there are some people out there who think that Tim Tebow will fail as a starter.
“You can’t judge his performance based on one game, this is the NFL,” said Jay Perez, a dedicated fan, with a Denver Broncos horse tattooed on his arm. “He needs more experience, and these people are going to feel stupid when they see that.”
And of course, others would disagree.
Practically everyone I’ve talked to about the switch is excited about it. They all have extremely high expectations and are anxious to see where Tebow leads the Denver Broncos—which is hopefully down the path to victory.
What do you think? Is Tim Tebow ready to be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please don’t hesitate to tell me what’s OnUrMind.