Posted Mon Aug 30th by Jon Heath
In his preseason home opener, Broncos’ rookie QB Tim Tebow went 5-of-10 for 72 yards, a score and an interception in Denver’s 34-17 disposal of the Steelers. Playing as the 2nd quarterback, Tebow showed some rookie flaws and some nice management of the offense.
Running back Lance Ball, who is in a fierce roster spot fight, also had a nice evening, rushing for 75 yards on just 10 carries. Ball can be easily spotted in the two highlights after the jump.
As a whole, the Broncos second team offense shredded up the Steelers secondary defense, marching right down the field for back-to-back scores. Although it was “just” preseason, I loved seeing the Broncos physically out-play Pittsburgh, something the coaches talked about during the whole week prior to the game.
Below is one of the Tebow-led drives that bogged down for a field goal. You may recognize one of the commentators, who by-the-way had some nice things to say about Tebow.
See the second team’s touchdown drive after the jump.
After nearly throwing an interception, Tebow came back and threw a spot-on pass to fellow rookie Eric Decker, who very uncharacteristically let it slip through his hands. The offense then settled for a Matt Prater field goal. The Broncos wouldn’t be denied a touchdown on their next drive, watch below.
What did you think of Tebow, and the second team offense? Share your thoughts in the comments!