Getty Images - Denver - October 24, Tight end Zach Miller #80 of the Oakland Raiders strides into the endzone in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 24, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

Josh McDaniels is a coward.

McDaniels picked Tim Tebow high, taking him in the first round of the draft and he claims the kid is a quarterback, first and foremost. In the ass end of a game where we had no chance, Josh McDaniels denied Tebow valuable playing time because he’s afraid of the media and a quarterback controversy.

Screw the press. Also, any possible excuse like “Tebow’s not ready yet,” is unacceptable. How do you get ready? How do you learn? You learn some by playing in garbage time. That game was over in the middle of the third quarter. Hell, it was likely over at the half, the Broncos don’t score many touchdowns. No excuse for not playing Tebow, other than the fact that Josh McDaniels has no balls.

Towards the end of the third quarter I told my family we’re going to find out about this coach. We’re going to find out if he has any guts. He doesn’t. It’s Tebow Time folks. The only problem is the coach doesn’t have the guts to admit it. I’m tired of Kyle Orton. I don’t care about his stats. Don’t care about them stats whatsoever.  He’s not getting it done on third downs, he’s not finishing drives with touchdowns. I question his leadership. I question the entire team’s leadership. Where are the leaders on the field? Did you see Orton talking to the offense, “rallying” them on the sideline? Looked like he was talking, looked like he was teaching Sunday School. No passion. He looked about as inspiring as a Canadian Goose.

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All offseason long I said Jason Campbell sucked, and yes he still does but he was playing the Broncos this week. He’ll probably get benched next week. This team needs passion, it needs fire, it needs drive. It ain’t got it and it ain’t getting it. This is the worst Broncos loss at home as far back as I can remember. The Denver Post recently put up a piece on McDaniels and how Bowlen will definitely honor his four year contract.

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AP Photo: Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels watches the action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Denver.

After this loss? After this loss at home to the Raiders? Annihilated by the Raiders at home? 2 and 5, and dropping eight games last year in the second half of the season. Four years, eh? I wouldn’t be so sure of it after witnessing this. This keeps up and bye bye McDaniels in January, hell he might not make it out of this season if the team has truly quit on him.

I wasn’t expecting much today. I didn’t get angry, didn’t get excited, I watched this game as an unaffected observer. I wasn’t confident in the Broncos, the way they’ve been playing. I feel sorry for some of yous who were expecting something good. As of today, with that effort, I have no allegiances with this team. Not one, not Brian Dawkins, not Champ Bailey, not Orton and not even the coach. You put out an effort like this, and they can go ahead and overhaul this team in the offseason, let people go left and right and it wouldn’t bother me none.

The coach is ball-less for not putting Tebow out there when this game was clearly over. What an absolute joke. I formally apologize for predicting this team to go ten and six this year. You see that, eh? You see that Numby at the Post, I can admit when I’m wrong. This team ain’t going to the playoffs.

You think this team will win next week? I honestly doubt it.

It’s Tebow Time. It’s time to see what we have with Tim Tebow at starting quarterback. I want him starting after the bye, after the San Fran game. Let the kid play–no matter if he struggles–and come next summer it’s an open competition at  quarterback, period. Keep Kyle Orton in there when the game is completely over with? That was ball-less. That’s being afraid of a controversy.  If we keep playing like we’re playing and Tebow isn’t starting it will be a complete joke. Draft a quarterback in the first round and don’t start him in a losing season? Oh yeah, that’s genius.

Why? What is Orton going to prove? He’s gonna put up some more stats between the twenties like he did in the end of this game? We’re going to continue to score under twenty points a game and get all warm and fuzzy about it? What a joke.

Getty Images - Denver October 24: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos warms up before taking on the Oakland Raiders at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 24, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

It’s Tebow time.  Starting Tebow at quarterback is one of the only interesting things this team can do all season. It’s time to see what the future holds. This team ain’t contending. Get him out here, let him try and get these deadbeats all fired up and see what happens. Soon we’ll see how Tebow handles himself at quarterback in NFL games–that is, if the coach has any balls. He better grow some, but I bet he won’t. You watch, loss after loss will pile up and we’ll start Tebow in week 13 or something stupid like that.

At least this upcoming draft will be interesting.

Oh yeah, we’ll be picking high.

Updated: P.S. Dear players of this team, do you know how much Broncos tickets cost for a family of four? Imagine that, kids happy they’re gonna see their Broncos in the big rivalry game against the Raiders–only to witness that %&%&$ crap. You’ve got to be (*^*%ing me. I don’t care if these players hate the coach all of a sudden, I don’t know what it is, but they better be ashamed of themselves for putting out that *&$# effort.

I hear a lot of talk that the notion of starting Tebow is ludicrous. No, he’s not going to save the season–that’s not the point. The point is this team isn’t making the playoffs. The point is this Raiders game was over with at the half. You think Orton’s gonna make up that point deficit?

If so, I got a bridge I’d like to sell you.

When asked about not putting Tebow in McDaniels said: “We were just trying to run our offense and made a decision not to do that in that kind of a game,” McDaniels said. “That’s not really the time that I’d want him to get work anyways.” Sounds pretty lame. No reason not to start him in that game. I’ve been a critic of Tebow from day one. Some of you remember my reaction on draft day.

When the preseason rolled around I was impressed. I was impressed with Tebow’s arm, he was throwing the ball with zip and he was accurate. I’ll tell you something, if Tim Tebow can just make the throws Kyle Orton makes, he’s probably the future starter of this team, period. That’s all he needs to do, make the throws, show good judgment with his throws and he could be a much more dynamic threat at quarterback. You can do more with him and his athleticism, he can run and throw. When the receivers are covered he can run for some of those extremely important third downs that we aren’t converting.

Orton is wearing thin on me, he hasn’t been getting the job done. The job is scoring touchdowns, the job is converting third downs. The job is showing fire and passion. Orton’s played brilliantly between the 20’s but when a defense clamps down, when it matters most in the red zone and on third downs–he hasn’t gotten the job done. It’s not just him, the whole team is stinking and this team isn’t making the playoffs. I want Tebow starting after the bye, Orton has nothing to prove. We know who he is and what he can do. It’s not so  much a demotion of Kyle Orton, it’s just seeing if the kid wee drafted in the first round has anything in a losing season. Even if Tebow plays well, it’s still a competition next year.

People are talking about firing McDaniels, as if that’s anything new. But his job is on the line if this team has truly quit on him, if this nonsense continues. That “effort” was fecal matter. A home game too, can you get a load of that one? I’m done talking about this year’s football team until they put up three wins in a row, put up three wins in a row like any halfway decent team and then maybe I’ll talk about them.

I have something special I’m gonna roll out tomorrow, I’m not letting this football team spoil the fun of this season.