All has gone wrong for the Broncos this season.
From Elvis Dumveril’s season ending injury in training camp to a 45-point home loss to the Raiders to McSpygate and the release of Josh McDaniels, not much can go worse. Wait, correction. The kicker for a 3-9 Cardinals team can single-handedly dominate the game.
That’s just what Jay Feely did with his legs. He booted home field goals and ran one inside the painted area himself on a fake field-goal. The last time a kicker ran for a touchdown was in 2001.
It’s just been that kind of season for the Broncos.
In Kyle Orton’s second consecutive off game, the QB went a miserable 19-for-41 for 166 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
“There are no excuses for the way we played. There are no excuses for the way I played,” Orton said after the game. “I’ve got to be better. I’ve got to make better reads, make better decisions, and make better throws.”
Will he get the chance for redemption?
The call for Tim Tebow echoed off Arizona’s covered stadium. Imagine what it would have sounded like had this been a home game.
When asked about Tebow taking on a greater role as quarterback, Eric Studesville gave no definite answer.
“We’re going to look at everything. We’ve got to evaluate everything top to bottom,” Studesville said. “I’m not going to make that decision right now.”
When Kyle Orton was knocked down with a rib injury yesterday, Tebow stood up and passed on the sidelines. Move him 25 yards over, and the Broncos future suddenly looks different. Instead, Studesville elected to keep Orton in the game because Orton was feeling well enough to play, and he wanted to put trust into the QB that was having a career year until last week.
Don’t expect the Broncos to start Tebow next weekend in Oakland. However, Tebow’s status for the Broncos final two home games is the talk of the town. Will they start him to put more fans in the seats and keep season ticket holders happy, or will Pat Bowlen and Joe Ellis squash the Christmas wish list?
We will find out in time. Tebow time.
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