The obvious person to blame for the Broncos poor performance against the Detroit Lions is Tim Tebow but just like the Broncos match-up against the Green Bay Packers, the Broncos are simply no match for the NFL's best teams.
Tebow was lost, Tebow threw the ball poorly, Tebow was sacked seven times, Tebow fumbled, Tebow was intercepted. But even with such a miserable performance it was clear the Broncos have many other glaring problems that need to be addressed before they become competitive again.
The defensive tackles are below average, Elvis Dumervil still hasn't gotten a sack this season, DJ Williams is past his prime, Joe Mays is learning to be a starter, neither Rahim Moore or Quinten Carter can keep their starting position, Dawkins is terrible and slow against the pass, Andre Goodman is a train wreck, and the offensive line could use a new guard and some old school scheme blocking. Anyone have Rick Dennison's phone number?
Mike McCoy (the biggest joke in the Broncos organization) continues to prove he is extremely predictable, boring, and non strategic as an offensive cordinator. How McCoy miraculously escaped not being fired in the off season is beyond me but he continues to drag down the Broncos offense like a Terrell Davis migraine headache. At least you could call McCoy fair and balanced because he is was equally bad at calling plays for Kyle Orton as he is for Tim Tebow.
I do give John Elway some credit for being honest earlier in the season when he stated the Broncos were "years away" from being a good football team. After the Lions game Sunday, it felt like the Broncos were decades away.
The Broncos will need to draft much better in the coming years and finally pick up some impactful free agents. Lots of work to be done but Tebow is just one piece of the puzzle and shouldn't be blamed solely for this piss poor team.
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