Merril Hoge Doesn’t Think Highly Of Tebow


If Denver were Salem, and if it were 1693 instead of 2011, the Mile High City would be having it’s own version of the Salem Witch Trials today. In the center of town would stand Merril Hoge, the football analyst for ESPN.

Forget the tomatoes, Hoge would have to worry about axes and snakes being launched his way.

The story in the spotlight at Dove Valley is the quarterback competition. Many have observed Kyle Orton outperforming Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn in the quest to be the Broncos starting quarterback. Well, Hoge took his observations to a whole new level this morning on Twitter.

"“Sitting watching tape off bronco offense from last year! Orton or Tebow? It’s embarrassing to think the broncos could win with tebow!!Orton or tebow? QB play is not just about who works hard gives rare rare college speeches or who is a good guy!! Because orton works hard and is a good guy as well. It’s about who can play!! I just watched Tebow throw 5 out routes to a wide open WR! He was 1 for 5! 2 went in Dirt 2 in the stands! That throwing motion he changed? U can’t change who u r! Just watched 2 throws and he throws like he did in college!!College credentials do not transfer to NFL raw raw speeches do not work! You must poses a skill set to play! Tebow struggle with accuracy!” – Merril Hoge"

Forget being limited to 140 characters on Twitter. Hoge may have limited characters in Denver who support him now.

Tebow is in fact a project, but the Broncos knew that going in. The second-year quarterback thrives off of these words, so instead of throwing Hoge’s opinion to the side, perhaps we should thank him.

He may have just lit the fire inside Tebow’s belly.

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