It takes genuine guts to pen what amounts to a “Fuck Off & Die” letter to history’s most popular 3rd string QB, but that’s essentially what Westword’s Michael Roberts has done in the aftermath of Tim Tebow’s blink-and-you-missed it 4th quarter stint on Saturday night against Buffalo. It takes Roberts all of two sentences to sum up Tebow’s garbage time during a garbage game.
Tebow was called on to hand off the ball a few times and fade back to pass once — which promptly led to a sack when he couldn’t make a decision quickly enough. Then, in the next series, his sole highlight occurred when he took off on a designed run and slid to the turf after a decent-size gain rather than taking a direct shot to the solar plexus.
Still, this display of wisdom was hardly enough to leapfrog BRady Quinn on the depth chart. The trade to acquire the services of Beautiful Brady was arguably the single worst in Broncos’ history — which is why Peyton Hills wound up number one on our list of the top 10 sports stars who pissed us off by leaving Colorado. But that doesn’t excuse the Broncos for trading up into the first round to acquire Tebow if the Chosen One slides even further down the bench this season. And clearly, that’s the direction he’s heading.
Earlier this summer, it appeared the Broncos were willing to accede to the fans’ wishes and hand Timmy the keys to the offense. But that’s clearly not the case now. John Fox, John Elway and company aren’t going to sabotage their future as the squad’s leaders to what they now appear to see as the previous coach’s mistake. And unless something unlikely happens in the next couple of weeks, Tebow may not get a chance to prove them wrong.