Fox chose to ignore the chants, and stuck with Orton. It was the smart decision; Orton is a better player, and gave them the best chance to win. The real problem with the Denver offense is how they couldn’t keep Raider’s pass rush at bay. Orton wasn’t necessairly playing well, but pulling Orton would have made the Tebow circus suffocate this team in the media all week
First of all, Brady Quinn was next in line to go into the game. Tebow is virtually the emergency quarterback.
Tim Tebow is right up there with Brett Favre as the most polarizing names in the sport. What Broncos fans need to understand is, Tebow is just not ready. Is he a great leader? Yes. Is he a great humanatarian? Yes. Was he a great college quarterback? Yes. I can name a lot of people with the same attributes, and none of those attributes make you a better NFL quarterback. When Kamerion Wimbley is making a b-line for your chest when you’re trying to throw a deep out, I don’t care how nice of a guy you are – it’s not going to help you complete that pass.
The entire team knows that Orton is the better quarterback. It is the reason why Orton was never traded to Miami – it would have killed team morale. When you trade a better player for a few draft picks, you send a clear message that this team is not going to contend this year. There are worse quarterbacks in this league that have won Super Bowls, there is more to team success than quarterback play.
Bronco fans, be patient with Tebow. He may never be a starting NFL quarterback. In fact, he probably will never be a starting NFL quarterback. Asking for your head coach to put him in because of his college pedigree is only going to slit your own team.