The Broncos had one of the most bizarre seasons in their long history. The day the lockout ended, there was controversy surrounding the team and it only grew worse and worse every week until eventually Tim Tebow was named the starter for the sixth game and onward
After several games where all the seats in our homes and at Mile High were empty because we were all standing, the Broncos ended up being on the wrong side of a blowout against the Super Bowl bound New England Patriots.
Every week with every win, people were waiting for John Elway to announce Tim Tebow was the starter in week 1 of 2012. Once the season ended, the VP of Football Operations had to following to say about number fifteen.
"I think Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said. "I think that he made some good strides this year. He obviously played very well against Pittsburgh and played very well in a lot of football games.
A lot of fans took this the wrong way. When I see Tebow fans write things like this, it makes me shake my head:
I hate it that John Fox and John Elway are still disrespecting Tim Tebow saying he's the starter for the begining of training camp. That's terrible to say because Tebow earned it by leading the Broncos to the postseason and winning a game in the postseason. All the sports analysts wrote the Broncos off after their first five games saying that they would be dead in the water before the end of the regular season. If that's not enough to earn the starting job to begin the regular season, then nothing is.
The question I put out to you guys, especially the Tebow supporters (and believe me, I am a huge one) is why shoud EFX have appointed him any further than that?
Elway has said what Tebow fans should have wanted to hear; That Tim Tebow is the starer for next season. What else do you want to hear? Position battles are won in camp. If Tebow is truly the best guy for the job, than he will play as good as we say he is in the pre-season games and win the job and we will get our wish for Tebow to start week 1.
To me, if you are upset about him not being named week 1 starter, it sounds to me like people are afraid of him failing in training camp and not being the guy week 1. Even the largest of Tebow fans have to understand that Tebow has a lot of work to do. His completion percentage has to get better. I promise that even the man himself would agree with that. For his first year, I will let it slide.
Third down has to get better too. Once we start converting third downs, it will open up our run game again making teams have to be honest when playing us. Tebow should never have to throw the ball 30-40 times. That is not his game and he should not have to do that.
Tebow has to improve and I feel he can. He will work hard this off-season. He will not be sitting on the couch taking naps. Heck, John Elway has vowed to work with Tim Tebow too. How much of a difference will that make? I have no idea. Could be a lot and it could be basically nothing but that's for us to watch and figure out. If anyone can make a huge improvement in one year and work hard enough to do it, it is definitely Tim Tebow.
My point is let it play out. He is the teams current starter and if he is the best quarterback on the team than he will start week 1 and people will be happy. It is just pointless to name him now when we do not know what is going to happen.
- Don't fret too much about Dennis Allen's departure. The system is in place for the defense. John Fox is a defensive guy and has it figured out what he wants to do. Coaches plan for the right now. It is hard to hire someone that you know will stay here. Coaches move on and that is life.
- The biggest need for the Broncos this offseason in my opinion is a corner or a safety. I don't think Brian Dawkins will return leaving a very young safety group back there, I have not given up on Rahim Moore but he has to work hard to get better or he will not be here longer. I also want another running back that can make the big play. We do not have that super speed guy.