Broncos Players Irked By QB Debate Between Orton and Tebow

The Kyle Orton vs. Tim Tebow debate is already bothering some of their teammates according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com.

“I think it’s all B.S.,” Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd said in a phone interview Tuesday. “I think everybody is just waiting for an opportunity to move (Orton) out and play anybody other than him.”

“That’s the circumstances that we’re in. That’s the climate that we’re in, and we knew we were going to be in — so be it. There’s no being patient with Kyle. Kyle is ready to go. He didn’t perform maybe as well as people expected him to. Whatever. He’s our quarterback, and we’re going to eventually win games,” Lloyd said.

“We knew it was going to be this kind of environment surrounding (Orton) and whatever is going on,” Lloyd said. “If (Orton) wins, we’re all geniuses. If we lose, put in someone else. It’s not new in sports. So this tactic that the media is taking is not new.”

Despite fans clamoring loudly for Tebow late in the fourth quarter, some of his teammates don’t expect Fox to make a change.

“I don’t think anything is going to change with our depth chart,” linebacker Joe Mays said via phone Tuesvday. “I don’t think that they’re going to bring Tebow in. We just have to execute with what we have.”

“Do you want Kyle to complete all those throws? Absolutely,” Broncos linebacker Mario Haggan said. “Is he human? Yes, he is. Is he going to make mistakes? Yes, he is, and he did. So that’s what we have to live with.”

“If the coaches feel Tim Tebow is needed, they will use him. That is the same for any position and quarterback is no different.”


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