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NFL Broncos vs. Lions: Tim Tebow Time Is Up in Denver

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after a game against the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Christopher SmithCorrespondent IIIOctober 30, 2011

Tim Tebow time is up in Denver. For the Denver Broncos, it's time to move on to the next prospect. What ever happened to Brady Quinn?

Tebow proved today that the Denver Broncos are in no better position to win games after replacing quarterback Kyle Orton.

Tebow shut the critics down in Week 7 when he managed to carry the Broncos to a win after a 15-0 deficit late in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

This week was an entirely different story. The Detroit Lions made the Denver Broncos look like a junior varsity team on Sunday.

While Tebow threw incompletion after incompletion, the Denver defense let Detroit run and pass freely for four quarters. There were good plays by both teams—enough to make one half of a SportsCenter highlight reel—but the Lions outplayed the Broncos as if they were practicing against their scout team.

There are plenty of questions to be answered for the Denver Broncos as they continue a long road of rebuilding, but one question has been answered on Sunday, October 30th. Tim Tebow is not Denver's savior, and is in no way ready to handle the complexity and difficulty of running an NFL offense.

The critics get the win today, and the Tebowmaniacs must remain silent—there were no saving graces for Tebow and his hapless offense today.

I for one am ready to see Brady Quinn get his chance at running John Fox's scheme, or at the very least for Kyle Orton to see a return to the starting position in Denver.

Denver fans: I'm not sure you understand what you had in Orton. Let the guy run the team for now, and let Tebow run his course on the bench.

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