Tim Tebow Needs to Be on Display For The Denver Broncos This Week

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos practices prior to the NFL season opener game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Free Timmy T!"

The Bronco offense was pitiful in the red zone against the Indianapolis Colts last week. Denver fans are eager to see some more mile-high salutes. Through three weeks the Broncos are 15th in the league in points while first in passing yards. This discrepancy is due to the fact their offense vanishes like the rapper, Mace, when they move within 20 yards of the end zone.

How can the Broncos be more effective when it really counts?  It's time to test out 2010 first-round-pick Tim Tebow.  Kyle Orton is the Broncos starting quarterback. And should not be demoted any time soon. But Tebow's skill set allows for some creativity in certain situations.

McDaniels should take a page out of Urban Meyer's book.  During Tebow's freshman year Meyer integrated him into the Gator's offense without committing him to the number one spot on the depth chart.  Tebow became a versatile weapon in the red zone against stellar SEC competition.

What happened to the formation we heard Denver put in the playbook for Tebow?  That dive up the gut with no lead blocker was not the only play in that formation.  Please Josh McDaniels, tell me you're more creative than that.

Line up Tebow in the backfield with a decent receiving back or a lead blocker. Let him throw a couple safe passes so defenses won't know if he's in there only to run.  Run play-action with him.  Run reverses to Eddie Royal or Demaryius Thomas.  Maybe even line him up in the slot once or twice.

The Broncos can start getting their money's worth out of Tebow right now.  They should put him in the game in the "wild horse" formation four or five times a week.  They should run a variety of plays out of that formation so that they do not become predictable.

Denver's offense has been extremely effective at times this year.  Kyle Orton is proving more each week he can be a solid starting quarterback in the NFL.  But it doesn't matter how well you can move the ball if you can't finish off drives with points.

Utilization of Weapon TT is the missing element in the Broncos offense.

Say it with me... FREE TIMMY T


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