Tim Tebow Starts Against Miami Dolphins
In his first big move as head coach, Bronco’s John Fox told his team Tuesday morning that Tim Tebow will start at quarterback against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7, following Denver’s bye week. A decision made after Tim Tebow ignited a much needed spark during the second half on Sunday in a game against divisional rival San Diego that almost led to a comeback win.
The 1-4 Broncos will have two practices for him this week as the starter before taking the bye and will install training-camp like practices to facilitate the change in starting quarterbacks. Plays will be designed specifically for which will raise the playing level of those around him.
The timing of the move is ironic. The Broncos play the Dolphins on Oct. 23 in Miami, and the Dolphins, who lost Chad Henne for the season with a shoulder injury, were trying to trade for benched starter Kyle Orton before the start of training camp. Next Tuesday is the trade deadline, but it would seem unlikely the Broncos would trade Orton to Miami and have him potentially start against Tebow. (espn.com)
How fitting for Tim Tebow, the game at Sun Life Stadium will be kind of like a homecoming. The Dolphins plan to honor the 2009 University of Florida national championship team at halftime, which Tim Tebow was QB for.
It will be interesting to see how much this will ignite Tebow’s passionate fan base against the 0-4 Dolphins, since two of their losses have already been at home.
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