Direct quote from John Elway: I'd never give up on Tim Tebow.
The article that quote came from...I hate it. I know....how could I hate it? Well, you will see after you read it for yourself. But the reporter basically says the the QB competition is over and Orton won. That's actually not the big deal...I can take that. Of course I disagree and remain open to see everything through preseason. I'm used to people who write a person off because they think it's over. No that wasn't the big deal. The big deal is how he says it. Attempting to be funny, witty and gritty (and failing miserably at it) the reporter tries to kill the dreams of those who believe Tim Tebow can be the starter. He fails at that too...even with all his negative jokes, underhanded insults and dismissive tone.
I always take MSM information written in the media with a grain of salt because we are relying on one person's perspective and I especially don't put a great deal of stock in what an anonymous inside source says for something that is supposed to be unanimous. But based on what Brandon Llyod had to say and Ayers tweeted it's not surprising that this article states that the team supports Orton as the starter.
That's no big thing. Because we knew that, or at least I did from B. Llyod and it made commonsense as Orton out performed his competition in training camp. The big deal is the reporter Reilly, made up his mind and wrote Tim Tebow off after the performance at the Scrimmage at Invesco field on Saturday. The comparison of Orton to Tebow was unfair and blistering knowing that Tebow was behind the 2nd String Offense facing the 1st String Defense. It made me livid reading it. And angrier still knowing that there are people out there that will read his article and not know the facts because he failed to mention them.
The bright shining light and only reason I'm even writing about this article came from John Elway:
"He's a great young man who is really working hard," says team president Elway, whose team will visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. "But he didn't get an offseason to work on [playing from the pocket]. He didn't get much of that in college. And it's a completely different thing than the shotgun. Plus, he's only had the one season. But he's an amazing football player. I'd never give up on Tim Tebow."
There. He'd never give up on Tebow. Tebow only had three starts last season and no off season with staff or OTA's and Elway understands that. He is committed to the kid. Then Elway expressed where he believes the team can go:
"One of the unique things about Tim is that he has that unique ability to make something happen when the play breaks down," Elway says. "That gives him a great advantage there … but you have to win games from the pocket in this league. You can't rely on your improvising. That's one thing I learned. I was always going to make those plays outside the pocket, but that can't be your bread and butter."
Wait, what? That WAS your bread and butter!
"Well, OK, I guess we got to three Super Bowls that way, but you don't WIN Super Bowls that way. I learned that the hard way."
The reporter Reilly got Elway to admit the truth. (who knew this guy would be good for anything?) Elway believes Tim Tebow's unique ability to make something happen is alot like his own and he used it to get to three SuperBowls. If Tim Tebow can master his passing inside the pocket...the Broncos can win Superbowls. And Elway knows that.