Sports - Denver Broncos

Oct 12, 2011 1:58 AM by Lee Douglas

Tebow's promotion met with subdued mood at Broncos headquarters

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - While Tim Tebow's legion of fans rejoiced in his promotion to starting quarterback Tuesday, his Denver Broncos were in a much more subdued mood.

That was out of respect for Kyle Orton, who lost his job more for what he couldn't do on the field than anything Tebow did to overtake him.

To make a quarterback change at this point of the season was almost laying all the blame for a 1-4 start at Orton's cleats, something his teammates refused to do.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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