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Tim Tebow may have fallen way down the depth chart for the Denver Broncos, but for fans on Monday night, he was No. 1 in their hearts. Broncos players are starting to get irritated over the debate between Tebow and Kyle Orton (and, nominally, Brady Quinn, although we doubt anyone's taking him seriously as an option. Still, No. 2 on the depth chart!), and it looks like Denver has a legitimate quarterback controversy on its hands.
Who should start for the Broncos?
The options are as follows: Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow. Orton has the experience, Tebow the pedigree. Quinn is an unknown factor.
Not many people can pull off a neck beard and successfully play quarterback in the National Football League. Actually, let's reword that: Not many people can pull off a neck beard, period. As Dr. Aaron Perlut (a friend of SportsNation) would put it, beards are compromises for those not committed enough to wearing a mustache.
Obviously, Dr. Perlut has never met Kyle Orton. He's been able to do both quite well in the past year, heading a surprisingly competitive Broncos squad and rocking a thick and extensive beard. The Broncos don't seem to be totally confident in him, however, as they've acquired clean-shaven Brady Quinn as a backup plan. Sure, Orton is starting now, but how long will that last? For certain, he can sympathize with Marion Barber (soul patch), Flozell Adams (mustache/beard combo) and Matt Leinart (stubble). One day, you've got a starting position and a full beard -- the next, nothing. At least Orton can take solace in the fact that SportsNation sees him as the starter for the majority of the Broncos' games this season. Is that the right choice?
Look Orton wasn't the total problem with this team, his numbers speaks for themselves...had the running game been a lil better and the D played a lil better no one would have questioned Orton ability...I think his arm decent to throw downfield had McDaniels allowed him too (see Redskins game to Marshall). Quinn is only an upgrade of Simms who stunk and looked terrified to be out there.” -- lbmore33
Do it. Jones starting, Barber closing. ...don't forget to use Choice.” -- blueliner2k3
Flozell is a cheap-shot tackle who only gets by on his garbage tricks. He cannot handle the better ends in the league. You will not win with his blocking.” -- sauce1977
The Jets sign a future Hall of Famer in LaDainian Tomlinson, and he might not even be the best player they got from the Chargers this month. The Browns? Well, we imagine season tickets are just flying off the shelves with Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme in the house.
Mike Holmgren is in charge of the Browns, but a Browns fan says the faithful in Cleveland are used to channeling Norman Dale when it comes to authority figures. As in, "I would hope you would support who we are -- not who we are not." So is Eric Mangini Shooter?
Statistically, Tim Couch was a better QB over his first 14 games than Quinn has been. Sad but true.” -- Henta469
LT is a much better receiver out the backfield than TJ and it would not surprise me if he gets most of the downs as the lone back on passing plays. I can only imagine how much more damage he can do given the chance to work behind the Jets O-line.” -- heyjacleu