Posted Wed Dec 22nd by Jon Heath
After last Sunday’s game, many Bronco fans lamented that Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy and Coach Eric Studesville were too conservative in the play calling with Tim Tebow as the starter. Denver sports insider Vic Lombardi summed it up perfect when he tweeted: “The game was supposed to be all about developing/cultivating a young quarterback. And yet, they shielded him with run calls with game on the line.”
Well, Lombardi and Bronco fans aren’t alone. Journey man wide receiver Brandon Lloyd agrees:
On the Mike and Scott radio show Tuesday, Lloyd was asked if he thought the play calling Sunday was too conservative. “Yes”, was his answer. He then went on to say that he didn’t believe the weather was that much of a factor and that the team “could have went ahead and threw the ball a lot more with Tim, and spread it around a lot more to the other receivers.”
After confirming to Mike and Scott his thinking, that Tebow was capable of “slinging the ball around”, he noted that Tebow brings a new dynamic to the offense with his ability to extend plays. It gives the Broncos a chance to create schemes like “boots and naked” (play action passes and boot leg plays) that pose a different threat to the defense.
Interim Head Coach Studesville acknowledged in his press conference Wednesday that the team now has film on Tebow and will spend a lot of time this week evaluating how to further develop him as a quarterback. So seeing more than 16 passing plays against Houston seems likely.
Personally I agree with Lloyd and Lombardi, it’s time to truely release the Tebow and see how he’ll fair throwing on 3rd and long, opposed to running a QB draw every third down in the game.