Posted Fri Aug 26th by Monty
New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees appeared on XX Sports Radio in San Diego Friday and spent quite a bit of time discussing Denver Broncos football. (Don’t dwell too much on that sentence, just accept it for what it is.)
In particular, Brees broke down the Denver’s status on the position he knows best, quarterback, showing support but dropping some solid nuggets on both Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.
Brees on Tebow —
“It’s hard to change a guys throwing motion at this level in the game. If you can get a guy in middle school and high school there are certain things you can probably tweak. Once you get him past college it is really hard to do that…. The more he gets of that the better he will get at those things and then obviously the guy has a ton of ability, a ton of athletic ability, leadership ability. It seems like he has all the intangibles now it’s just a matter of him getting the reps and experience he needs to refine his game a little bit.”
Brees on Orton (a fellow Purdue alum) –
“Look at Kyle’s situation from his Chicago Bears days where it was Rex Grossman, Rex Grossman and then Kyle would start and play well, but then it was always you have to compete with Rex again this off-season for the job. Kyle would do it and win the job. I think Kyle has been one of those guys over the course of his seven year career right now who’s had to fight for everything he’s gotten. He’s had to earn it all along the way…. But Kyle is a really confident guy and he wants to be the starter. He believes he is the best guy. I think we all feel that or we wouldn’t be playing the position. I think it’s interesting you got the both of them down there where the road Kyle has had to travel to get to where he is maybe the road where Tebow will travel for a little bit.”