Posted: Nov 25, 2011 6:30 PM by Jordan Mason
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway took plenty of heat for affirming the conventional wisdom across the league: Tim Tebow must improve his passing and his third-down conversions if he is to succeed in the NFL.
While his legion of supporters took to Twitter and the airwaves to assail Elway for not sticking up for Denver's young quarterback, Tebow ever so graciously agreed with his boss, saying he most certainly has to complete more passes and find ways for his team to stay on the field.
Less than half of Tebow's throws - 44.8 percent - are finding their targets and less than a quarter of the Broncos' third-down plays - 23.6 percent - are working out since he took over from Kyle Orton at halftime against the Chargers on Oct. 9.
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