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Orton not thrilled being benched for Tebow

Posted on: December 23, 2010 6:52 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2010 7:24 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Lost in all the Tim Tebow hype over the past week or so are the feelings of one Kyle Orton, who performed admirably as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, before being benched for the Chosen One in Week 15.

Orton, not surprisingly, isn't happy about how things went down.

"I'd love to play it out," Orton said per Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post. "It wasn't my decision. There was nothing I could do.

The way it was presented to me was [Tebow will] be the starter the rest of the season and that's just how it goes."

There's an obvious reason for Tebow starting -- the Broncos want to see what they have in the rookie before heading into 2010.

It didn't particularly seem like the smartest decision, but it's hard to argue with Tebow's production against the Raiders. And given the possibility that he could put pretty good numbers against a poor Texans pass defense on Sunday, it's highly likely that the former first-rounder could end up seeing a spike in value both for Denver and any other organization that might be interested in acquiring his talents.

Winning games is the ultimate end goal for any team, obviously, but the Broncos are eliminated anyway, and it's not as if Orton's record as a starter (although it wasn't necessarily his fault) this year was worth completely sitting on Tebow for the rest of the season.

Plus, we can't ever forget that the NFL is a business, and if you're selling Tim Tebow jerseys, well, business is good right now. With Broncos fans clamoring to see the guy they shelled out big merchandise cash for, it's even more explicable that Denver wants to put him on the field.

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Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 2:26 am
 

Orton not thrilled being benched for Tebow

Da-Raiders. Are you serious?  He was not spectacular but he was not pathetic either and did some stuff that no one really though would happen.  this is a typical person that is hell bent on attacking tebow becaue  either 1 he is a broncos or 2 he is a devout christian or 3 because people (not him btw  he is humble) put him on a pedastal.   Take your pic. 

The second half numbers BTW you might want to check out the play calling of the Broncos.  HORRIBLE.  He never had a chance to win it or stink it up.  It was all run run run run.  Even in the endzone when you had the ball and a chance to get the lead (did you forget that ). Run run run.

chill on the hate he did not play badly.  You should know what a bad QB really is ,,,,,

Raiders are better this year. GOOD FOR THEM!!!  Why the hate.  If Tebow is not good btw, then I guess what the Raiders did was not very good either because , well he is so sorry.  Cant have it both ways.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 7:51 pm
 

Orton not thrilled being benched for Tebow

What exactly did he do against the Raiders? He had a 40 yard TD run on a broken play and one touchdown pass in which Stanford Routt let the duck go right through his hands and his receiver made an excellent play. Both scores were short field, not to mention that the TD run came on 3rd and 24 thanks to Tebow's miss management of the game. I don't think 8 for 16 and 128 yards passing and one td is anything to write home about. Look at his second half numbers after the Raiders adjusted. 



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2010 7:48 pm
 

Orton not thrilled being benched for Tebow

I highly doubt Urban Meyer will be coaching at Dallas next year as I see Garrett staying.  Jerry likes Garrett because he does what he's told and he has gotten the best out of the team following Phillips firing.  What makes you think Meyer will end up in Denver either?  He's not a proven coach at the NFL level and could totally tank it.  Besides, the guy has some health issues to take care of so he may want to take some time off before making any decisions about his future.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 7:29 pm
 

This Was Only A Test For Where Meyer Ends Up

      
; I think this was a test. I think meyer will either be the coach at Dallas or Denver. If meyer goes to Dallas he wants Jerry Jones to trade for timmy. That being the case Denver needed to know what they have so they know what to ask for in trade. Then you have the case of if meyer doesnt go to Dallas he will end up in Denver. If he comes to Denver timmy will be his qb. The owners wanna see if he can play qb at all. In spite of the mess in Dever evevy since mcdummy got there. Orton has been one bright spot this year. If meyer gets there orton will be traded. Denver has to many holes and he can start somewhere. He will not stay there as a backup for meyer. Time will tell.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Orton not thrilled being benched for Tebow

Orton is an outstanding quarterback. He can be the nucleus for the Broncos for at least 7 to 8 years. What Denver should be doing is getting personnel evaluators working so they can restock the team with talent and get a coach who knows his job is to coach the team, not be the GM and head decision man.


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