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Old 03-31-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Broncos reportedly shopped Tebow at NFL combine

By Marc Sessler NFL.com
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Here's a piece of news about Tim Tebow not involving billboards, bronze statues or house-hunting within 20 feet of the Sanchez residence.

(Count yourself lucky.)

Long before the Broncos had a bead on Peyton Manning, they were already thinking about shipping Tebow out of Denver. As early as February's NFL Scouting Combine, the team began "quietly shopping" the quarterback, The Florida Times-Union reported this week.

If true, John Elway's words at the combine are worth revisiting. The Broncos' executive vice president of football operations offered high praise for Tebow back then.

"Hopefully, he can be the franchise guy for a long time, but those are things we don't know at the time," Elway told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. "... He made tremendous strides last year, and that's without an offseason. He's our starter going into camp, and we have great expectations for him."

Nobody in February knew Manning would become available, even if it seemed destined to happen. Elway wasn't about to stake his legacy to Tebow and he solved the problem with a Manning-sized solution. It's about the only way shipping Tebow out of town would have passed without large-scale riots in the streets. The upshot: Elway sleeps soundly in his bed tonight while Tebow scans Broadway ticket prices from some hotel room in midtown.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...at-nfl-combine
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Wait... 'nobody knew in February Manning would be available.....'

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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Isn't this what a thorough front office is supposed to do if it thinks it might be trading the guy in the near future? I still don't like that it happened, but I'd prefer to think they went about it this way as opposed to scrambling for the best deal without a plan after signing Manning.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #18
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Maybe Honest John was just checking into what it would take to get Matt Cassel in the ol' Orange and Blue.
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Maybe Honest John was just checking into what it would take to get Matt Cassel in the ol' Orange and Blue.
....or maybe he just didn't believe Tim would ever become a good QB. Is that possible?
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Maybe Honest John was just checking into what it would take to get Matt Cassel in the ol' Orange and Blue.
Yeah, because when you look into Matt Cassel, you actually sign Peyton manning. You are projectng. Btw, who do you think Elway and Fox are, McDaniels?
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Yeah, because when you look into Matt Cassel, you actually sign Peyton manning. You are projectng. Btw, who do you think Elway and Fox are, McDaniels?
Just pointing out why it's dumb to go running your mouth around the league without a rock solid backup plan. Burn bridges then cross fingers isn't the best way to do business.

But then again neither is being dishonest to your team's leadership and fans.
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....or maybe he just didn't believe Tim would ever become a good QB. Is that possible?
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Or maybe Elway and Fox know they have no ability to develop QBs... these aren't exactly big risk takers or innovators... You have a rookie GM who has no experience and a washed up old veteran coach who never got it done and is terrible with QBs and offense in general..
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Nobody in the NFL will design a offense around Tebow as a true #1. Sprano good luck Tebow with him as your wildcat OC. BB will figure it out in the 1st half of of the first game and everyone else will copy it and force Tebow to be a true QB if he wants to see the field.
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Or maybe Elway and Fox know they have no ability to develop QBs... these aren't exactly big risk takers or innovators... You have a rookie GM who has no experience and a washed up old veteran coach who never got it done and is terrible with QBs and offense in general..
Jake Delhomme disagrees. Thanks for playing...
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