I have heard it being stated all over that if the coaches thought Tebow could play he would have played by now. I am going to provide an exact detailed explanation why he has not.. What will amaze you is all the coaches have been telling you the truth, yet everyone speculates "what did that really mean?"
When Josh McDaniels drafted Tim Tebow he planned on being a head coach in Denver for at least 4 years. He thought he had a solid starter in Orton who would at worst keep them in games for the 2010 season and the true QB competition would be for the 2011 season. He wanted a year to develop his athletic QB who would absorb his every word. The entire preseason was designed to build confidence in Orton with the team, media, and fans. Guess what it worked. When Tebow played in preseason he played quite well and did nothing to make anyone think he was a bust, but Josh knew he was team guy and would never complain and he would be patient. so the season starts and Orton is preforming at an elite level at least in the stat arena. For at least the first 8 games Orton was in many views the teams best player, and the QB and receivers were our one bright spot. at this time Orton's up-coming free agency at the end of the year became an issue but many other football problems on the team were rearing their ugly head. The popular and almost unanimous decision was to give Kyle an extension. Did they give him 5 or 6 years? no, because Tebow was still the future but now perhaps not until 2012 it appeared to be a win win for the Broncos.
What happened then,the team kept loosing, but until the last two weeks Orton was never considered to be the major problem and his stats were still solid there were worse problems-lack of pass rush, no running game, poor tackling, so the entire focus went away from the passing game and the QB. During all this time Tebow is doing his drills winning wind sprints, working hard being patient understanding the plan but getting ZERO opportunity to show his skills or run the Broncos offense. Remember there is ONE semi live practice a week. During that practice the #2 QB gets to run 4 or 5 plays out of about 60 total and those plays are not even closely scrutinized because the coaches spend that time talking to the starters about the starter's reps. Orton's first truly poor performance was at KC now McDaniels is fired. There are now way bigger problems than Orton and the interium coach just wants to get the players' support. so his entire focus in on getting the guys positive. He wanted to change the emotional atmosphere in the locker-room. I promise you he was telling the truth when he said he never considered changing QB's or evaluating if Tebow was ready to play. He thought he had been hired to put out fires not start them. Why pull a starter when you had not ever considered it. Yes he and MaCoy were telling the truth.
Well we all know how Orton played in AZ, like @#$%!! Stude's next mistake was not meeting with the coaches before his press-conference today. I believe that now it will at least be discussed, but trust me it will be a controversy. Players like Chris Kuper are behind Orton Champ Bailey hopes he gets a chance. All I am telling you is that this is the way the process has played out and people who do not think that this is the case have never been part of a coaching staff trying to follow a long range plan. People say McDaniels had no plan he is an organizational freak and if anything plans too much and lacks flexibility. I am not defending or condemning the plan I am simply stating that it was in place and the coaches were following it. But Tebow's ability, play in practice, or the coaches confidence in him had absolutely nothing to do with it.
I hope that now it is time to destroy the time line on the plan and find out if Tebow can play. I think he will surprise people and would almost guarantee his QB rating would be higher than 27. But if he plays terrible and other experts are correct in saying that his skill set won't transfer to the NFL we need to know it this season with as large a sample as possible. All the trade value speculation about both he and Orton is absolutely conspiracy theory bull.
Ok I have put my arrogance out theer so rip my argument apart I can take it