Detroit Lions Thought Broncos Tim Tebow Was a Joke

| by Off The Record

As we mentioned before, the Detroit Lions shellacked the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Sunday and Broncos QB Tim Tebow looked absolutely abysmal during the course of the game. What’s worse? Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports says that numerous Lions players felt after the game that Tebow was a joke.

“Can you believe ’15’?” one Detroit Lions defender told Silver. “Come on – that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on – that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’”

That’s pretty bad. He wasn’t saying it to talk smack. He said it because it was the truth.

Silver says that it wasn’t just the Lions players. He said he talked to numerous other players, coaches and front office execs (John Elway?) around the league yesterday, and they pretty much echoed that sentiment.

“Words like atrocious, terrible, completely exposed and not even close to ready kept coming up in these conversations; a couple of Lions even used the term oh my god.” Silver writes.

Wow. There is simply no way that John Fox can stick with Tebow. While it’s still early in his career and a lot can happen, it’s clear to everyone that Tebow is not an NFL quarterback right now. How can any of the other Broncos players go out there and give it their all knowing that their leader is an incompetent hack.

Time to go to Brady Quinn. And if he stinks, we’ve rooted out another first-round bust and you can go back to life with Kyle Orton.