Playing Tebow before his time could sink Broncos
Readers talk and columnist Mark Kiszla responds
By Mark Kiszla
The Denver Post
POSTED: 06/27/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT
Tebow Time is not now.
"I played football in elementary school with the guys, so I've got the basics of the game down. I decided I like Broncos rookie Tim Tebow. I heard he is a great Christian and was a great quarterback at Florida. So I have a bone to pick after you wrote: 'This shiny, happy, new No. 15 for the Broncos has real potential to instigate far more discord in the locker room than Brandon Marshall ever did with his stupid human tricks.' How in the world do you think that? If you want to make derogatory comments about my man Tebow, you should get some facts."
Meg, Chatfield High School
Kiz: In the final year of his contract with the Broncos, cornerback Champ Bailey cannot afford to be living on Tebow Time. The life of an NFL veteran is too short to be wasted with on-the-job training for a young quarterback. Should Denver succumb to public pressure and play Tebow before his time, team morale could sink lower than the rookie's QB rating.
Tebow not ready to shine.
"I am so tired of the Tebow Admiration Society. He has not played one NFL game. Let's give Brady Quinn an equal opportunity."
Lou, greetings from O-hi-o
Kiz: The biggest impact Tebow has had on the team since being drafted is to raise coach Josh McDaniels' appreciation for veteran Kyle Orton. Hand the keys to the Denver offense to a rookie QB and the Broncos would be driving with training wheels. That's a good way to end up in the ditch.