Posted Sun Dec 12th by Monty
This wasn’t the type of statement an interim head coach would like to make in his debut.
In response, thousands of Broncos fans in Arizona’s desert stadium vocalized one of their own.
Amid deafening chants of “Tim Tebow!”, Broncos interim coach Eric Studesville‘s Kyle Orton-led Broncos blundered their way to a fourth straight loss Sunday, a 43-13 embarrassment against the Arizona Cardinals (4-9) that dropped the Broncos to an unfathomable 3-10 record. Six offensive turnovers (the most the Broncos have surrendered since 1999) and a collapsing fourth quarter defense led to a Cardinals rout led by kicker Jay Feely and rookie third-string quarterback John Skelton.
The Cardinals’ Skelton, who reportedly only had Friday to prepare for the game as the team’s primary signal caller, outthrew the Broncos’ Orton, who was dreadful despite over a year as “the guy.” Orton completed less than 50% of his passes and threw three interceptions (no touchdowns). Skelton’s numbers were very pedestrian in his rookie debut, but he didn’t surrender a turnover.
Kyle Orton was once Pro Bowl-bound. Kyle Orton was once on an NFL record pace. Kyle Orton was once worthy of a multi-million dollar contract extension, again.
After Sunday’s thumping, Orton can’t argue his worth is greater than an NFL never-was.
The Broncos changed to a rookie coach; it’s time to change to a rookie quarterback. It’s time to see what Tim Tebow can do.