Poor Tim Tebow. No matter how much time he spends on his knees, he's probably not going to be the starting quarterback in Denver. Kyle Orton has been practicing exclusively with the Broncos first-team offense. Tebow hasn't gotten a single snap. According to Woody Paige at the Denver Post, the young Christian is having trouble coming to terms with what the idea that the prophecies might not be true:
The unremitting, unrelenting smile was, like his life the past week, turned upside down. Tim Tebow's face strained from the rare, uncharacteristic frown.
"My dream, since I was a young boy, of being a starting quarterback in the NFL seemed to be coming true," Tebow told me as we stood outside the Broncos' locker room.
"Then, I felt like it was grabbed back away. . . ." He paused and didn't finish the thought. Instead, he finished his quart of milk.
Here's what Merril Hoge said about Tebow on Sportscenter on Wednesday:
He is awful as far as accuracy goes and what's kind of even more disturbing, he's probably worse moving and running around with the football and throwing than he is from the pocket. Can you get better there? A little bit. If everything is perfect, the pocket, your feet are good, all your fundamentals come into place, the coverage is what you want it, you can be successful. But that doesn't happen at the National Football League. Rarely does that happen.
Sitting watching tape off bronco offense from last year! Orton or Tebow? It's embarrassing to think the broncos could win with tebow!!
The Lord is not supposed to cast off his people. It's poor form. Maybe this is just a momentary setback for Tebow, the kind that only makes him drink more milk. Regardless, he'll always be a New York Times bestselling author who wrote his memoirs before turning 24, proving once again that the NYT bestseller list is a decent barometer for how much trouble this country is actually in.