As plenty of others had stated this is a drum that has been beaten a few too many times. Through the lock-out, training came, the preseason, and now after week-1. The whole time I keep quite with no support directly for Orton or Tebow, but the Broncos. What ever they decide I though would be best. Living in AZ its a rarity to get a chance to watch the Bronco games, however after the the national televised embarrassment. I thought I give my two cents for the first time.
My initial reaction to the Broncos drafting Tebow was not a welcoming one. I personally thought he was drafted to early. I also am not a big scrambling QB fan. However I did get a chance to see Tebow play against the Raiders last year... Yes there was mistakes like any other rookie QB, but it was fun and exciting. The Wins and Losses do matter.. however when your losing, it is at-least enjoyable when you have a QB like Tebow. With that being said, I still was surprised he got the nod at the time. Orton was having a decent season himself.. At least statistically speaken. As I previously mentioned I hardly had a chance to see Broncos games.. Although I heard all the criticism of Orton but was not buying due to the stats. However for the first time, I had a chance to set down and watch my Broncos play, a game I marked as a win regardless who was the QB... This next statement might be considered to harsh.. However I was embarrassed to be a Bronco fan watching Orton play..
I finally see what all the criticism is about.. It appeared every single pass attempt was a check down for a 3-5 yard gain, and when it was 3rd and long, he could not convert. I don't buy the Oline fault reason.. As a QB its your job, to audible, your protection on a blitz, or have the knowledge if they are blitzing that you probably have man coverage where you can lob one, or a quick slant. Orton doesn't understand. After one game of watching Orton this season of declared my official opinion of let TEBOW play.. I dont see us winning more then 3 games with Orton, not sure how many we can when with Tebow, but at-least the losing will be bearable, by excitement, and us Bronco fans actually can finsih the season knowing what are true QB situation is like. I can probably go on with this assessment for a few more paragraphs, however I know All my fellow Bronco fans understand.. If not you must have missed last nights game..