After watching yesterdays dismantling and reading fan posts regarding Fox's suspect post-game conference, there is one thing that is certain (in my mind at least). Fox won't play Tebow because he's afraid he'll be successful.
Most of the time a coach won't play a particular player because they don't trust that player to play well. Of course sometimes coaches have no choice and have to play a backup because of injury or something.
The QB position is an exception however. Most teams have a proven starter and barring injury they have no reason to try out someone new. The teams that do not have a proven starter, and have struggled through the first quarter of the season, are beginning to try the next in line (see Jacksonville or Indianapolis). They are hoping that someone else can prove themselves worthwhile. These coaches are hoping for the best from their backups, in an effort to turn their season around before it's too late.
The Denver Broncos are in a similar situation. Orton isn't a proven winner (33-33 career record, 9-31 when his D gives up 20 or more pts, etc). Most honest NFL followers would admit that Orton is a "placeholder" type starter who plays until someone better is discovered (ask Chicago). Most coaches would be anxious to hitch their star to someone else, yet John Fox refuses to follow other teams' lead, and switch QBs. Why?
Fox has entrenched himself into backing Orton, to the point that his biggest nightmare is that Tebow would be good enough on the field to make him (Fox) look stupid. Fox is in an opposite position than coaches in Jax and Indy are. They want their backup QB to succeed, while Fox doesn't. It is that simple. To me that was proven by the single play call involving Tebow against GB. Talk about a setup for failure. Expect to see more of that kind of stupidity in the games to come. Think about it, if Tebow plays well and upstages Orton, Fox has a lot of crow to eat, and he seems like he couldn't handle it. This week it was a "see it didn't work" kind of attitude from Fox, which is very telling. I have a feeling that Fox is an older version of McD. Please don't let Tebow end up like Hillis.
It amounts to sabotage. It's sad and disturbing to a long time Bronco fan. Please to heaven prove me wrong.