Those of you who have come to know me, know that I am a glass half full kind of guy. I have been accused of drinking Orange Kool-Aid while wearing Orange tinted goggles. My beloved team has shaken that glass in recent weeks to where my glass is now merey a third full and my goggles are heavily fogged. I had hope and faith as many of you did early on, that we could at least avoid a loosing season. That hope has been rocked and doubt has crept into the picture. Can my team help get my glass back close to half full? Can we turn the roar of the critics down a notch or two by the end of the season? I am hanging onto hope, and thats all most of us have left.
I don't know if I can hold on much longer and stick'um has been banned. There has been a lot of finger pointing going on after Sunday's mess. Some of it has been warranted, some of it not so much. When a team melts down the way the Broncos did Sunday, there is more blame than we could possibly have fingers for. Tebow becomes the new whipping post in place of Orton. The debate rages on and on whether Tebow will make it in the league. Can the kid play at a high level? I think he can, but he is going to need more help than I think some have realized. The truth is going to be somewhere in the middle of everyone's highest or lowest of expecatations.
With a meltdown, coaching is called into question, as well it should when your team has a showing like that. The game plan obviously didn't work and the adjustments made were ineffective. There in lies the problem. This team was not prepared for the Detroit Lions. Who knows how or why this happened? Broncos fans are not used to seeing a nonproductive offense, yet we have suffered through two plus years of it, no matter who is under center. There is one major common denominator in all that ineffectiveness: Mike McCoy. McCoy has been another whipping boy here and rightfully so in my opinion. With that being said, players still need to execute and our offense did little to help him out.
Tebow was named the starter for whatever reason. Whether we agree or disagree with that decision is a moot point now. The team and the coaches now have to live with that decision. They need to rally around Tebow and help him to help themselves, a turnstile at QB is never a good thing for a team. Catch the ball when he puts it on you, you might not get another opportunity. Plan more to his skill set and have a plan B when teams take that plan away. And for the fans, please have just a little more patience. The ugly truth is: If Tebow fails as a starter, that is yet another failure to hang on this team that we love, and I hate to see my team fail.