7 Reasons Kyle Orton Should've Been Benched Sooner in Favor of Tim Tebow

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7 Reasons Kyle Orton Should've Been Benched Sooner in Favor of Tim Tebow
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Let's get something straight right away: I am no huge fan of Tim Tebow.

Frankly, I think the billboard-sponsoring, pie-eyed faithful who blindly support the Heisman Trophy winner are pretty tiresome. If there were ostensible reason to believe in Tebow, I could understand the feverish pitch with which some in Denver call for him, but it's not like he's set the world afire since graduating to the NFL.

His resume boasts a single win—ONE—in three starts and that was in Week 16 of 2010. That's nothing against the kid, I'm just saying there doesn't seem to be much objective evidence to justify such rabid animosity for starting quarterback Kyle Orton.

Nevertheless, there comes a time when you make a change for change's sake.

And the Denver Broncos reached that point relatively early in the first half against the San Diego Chargers.

Orton may be a perfectly beautiful human being, but he's in an untenable situation. The only fair thing for everyone involved was to pull him sooner against the Bolts and give the former Florida Gator's wheels a good kick.

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