Touchdown Timmy has been in the presence of enough NFL linemen that he was probably pretty comfortable surrounded by man boobies while he was shooting this cameo on TV's "the Biggest Loser". NBC must clearly realized what the kid can do for ratings. The Broncos will, too ... sooner or later.
Thanks to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post for the heads up.
Our Denver Broncos had a beautiful opportunity to hold onto a piece of the AFC West lead today but they totally "eight" it.
There's a common sentiment in Denver that you "can't blame Orton" for losses like these; yet, once again, his timid, ineffectual playing style (along with John Fox's play calling) cost the Broncos a win.
Denver could not take advantage of a team seemingly trying to hand over a the game. Just like the Raiders, Tennessee attempted suicide repeatedly only to come out alive. They committed needless penalties, turned the ball over, pasted a bulls eye on their chests and begged the Broncos to take the kill shot ... and they couldn't.
There simply has to be a part for Tim Tebow in the Broncos offensive game plan. As soon as they get inside the 20 yard line John Fox needs to call in #15. It's abundantly obvious to us that Orton can't get it done in the Red Zone. Yeah, he had that pass to McGahee - and that was great - but it was in heavy traffic and he was really lucky it was completed. After that Orton gagged.
We're not calling for Fox to bench Kyle Ortin in favor of Tim Tebow. We are calling for Fox to use both players' strengths. Orton can "manage" a game for him and Tebow can break one open when need be. When what's called for is a methodical, check-down filled slow march down the field is called for, Orton is the man. When a touchdown is needed on 1st and 2, Tebow is. It doesn't seem that complicated.
Final score: Broncos 14, Titans 17. Well, at least we covered the spread.
Nothing enhances one’s enjoyment of the NFL quite like Fantasy Football; but what happens when your allegiance to a team clashes with your desire to win?
In his column, Jock Itch, at the AV Club Denver / Boulder, our own John Reidy takes Tebow fans and the local media to task over the "billboard story" that became front-page news last week:
"nearly every other radio host and local news bag-of-hot-wind took the story and ran with it like one of Brad Pitt’s kids fell down a well"
Reidy makes the case for allowing the QB situation to develop on its own:
"If Orton continues to play with fiery mediocrity when the game is on the line, he’ll be benched by the bye week"
This is a really fun column - great read. Find it RIGHT HERE and be sure to leave comments over there so Reidy's bosses keep coughing up the big bucks.
Your Denver Broncos, without the services of Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil, Knowshon Moreno, Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd beat the Bengals to move to 1-1 along with San Diego and Oakland.
So much for Defensive End Ty Warren returning late in the season. Today the Broncos placed Warren on IR with a torn triceps, according to Lindsay Jones, @PostBroncos on Twitter.
Warren's departure from the roster clears room for youngster Running Back, Jeremiah Johnson. Johnson was signed as an undrafted free-agent by the Texans in 2009 and has since done minor stints with both the Redskins and the Panthers as a practice squad player. he looked good in camp for the Broncos, raising the eyebrows of such NFL experts as Cecil Lammey of Footballguys.com
As terrible as the Broncos running game looks with Moreno, McGahee and Lance Ball, Johnson may have a real opportunity to make a difference for the Broncos.
Broncos fans are looking for some Billboard material in the wake of a week one loss. Here at the South Stands we have taken a peek at the schedule. We think we know when Tebow Time will begin.
Make no bones about it: Kyle Orton is to blame for the first loss to the Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in week one. He deserves one more chance, though. Precisely one.
Here's a fun twist on "the Tebow thing": Tim Tebow is listed by the Broncos as neither the second string nor the third string guy. He and Brady Quinn share the disctinction of being the NFL's first depth-chart equals.
According to Pro Football Talk, the backup QB is listed as "Brady Quinn or Tim Tebow". Due to the league's new third QB rules this is apparently allowable. Huh.