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Published on 11/06/2011 at Sun Nov 06 10:31.
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Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Where: McAfee Stadium, Oakland, CA
No, the other Where: CBS4 Denver, DirecTV 711
When:Sunday, November 6, 2011, 2:05 p.m. MT
No, the other When: GameBlog starts at 1:50
Who: Announcing: Dan Dierdorf, Greg Gumbel

UPDATE 12:45 Inactives:
Broncos inactives: R.Bush, C.Vaughn, Q.Johnson, M.Ramirez, T.Hills, V.Green, D.Harvey.
Raiders inactives: QBs Pryor & Campbell, RB McFadden, CBs Chekwa + Johnson, OL Campbell, TE Ausberry

Tebow’s last dance?

How short is Tim Tebow‘s leash? If he struggles today will the 2011 Tim Tebow experiment come to an end, and the Tim Tebow “era” with it?

Woody Paige says it’s too early to judge, comparing his starts to that of another Broncos QB — John Elway. As interesting as those types of notes are on the surface, you have to remember that, in 1983, it was undisputed that John Elway was worthy of a first round selection, let alone the top overall pick. In 2010, Tim Tebow was scouted as a mid round project by nearly every NFL team. He doesn’t have the arm, the footwork, the accuracy, or the delivery you’d like to see, and in Year 2 it’s not much better: that’s a big project.

With Darren McFadden out, RB Michael Bush is expected to start vs. Denver (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lindsay Jones notes that there won’t be much of a future for Tim anyway if he keeps taking this pounding.

Injury Report

Darren McFadden won’t play; Willis McGahee will.

Scouting Report

Andrew Mason gives us five things to watch, with some interesting stats on Tebow as he faces a familiar foe for the first time (Tebow started against Oakland last year). Jeff Legwold chimes in with a scouting report and punctuates the importance of better blocking. Ryan Clady is among the league’s leaders in penalties, but the Broncos are in the bottom 10. The Raiders are, naturally, #1.


Some pressure on Tebow: Brady Quinn is expected to be active today.

  • Hansen

    Question: How short is Tebow’s leash?
    Answer: Quinn is active today.

  • NMBronc-in-DC

    I certainly hope they go to Quinn if Tebow continues to struggle.  I really thought Quinn would end up the starter, but his one pre-season start was just aweful.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see how Quinn performs. On a side note, can we please draft RGIII? 

  • Kellyleephipps

    The Chiefs are getting hammered by Miami!  Wow!  If they lose and go 4-4, and Bolts get struck by Green Bay for 4-4, and we beat the Raider Faders to make them 4-4, we’ll still have a three way ties for first and we’ll be 3-4…one GAME OUT!  Woo hoo!  Come on Tebow, everything needs to click today!  Come on Defense, rise to the occasion!

  • King

    I’d say the leash is pretty long after today.

  • Kellyleephipps

    Broncos destroy the Raiders 38-24 in the Black Hole…we Occupied Oakland baby!