Broncos' problems extend way past Tebow

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m.
Posted By Eli Kaberon

At 2-5, the Broncos have a lot more problems than just Tim Tebow's throwing motion and accuracy. Though the quarterback dominates the spotlight and criticism directed at the team, there are issues all across the roster and coaching staff that need correction over the final nine games of the season.

At no time was that more obvious than in Denver's Week Eight loss at home to the Lions. The Broncos allowed 45 points and scored just 10, but if one had listened to the Fox telecast or read some postgame columns, they would come away thinking that if Tebow had played a bit better, the game would have been close. The truth is that the Lions were the far superior squad on Sunday all across the field, in every phase of the game. The quarterback was bad and deserves blame, but so, too, do several other Broncos.

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Here, in no particular order, were some of the major problems (outside of Tebow) shown by the Broncos in their Week Eight loss:

Next week the Broncos face off with the Raiders, an AFC West foe that is going through similar QB issues. Win or lose, the spotlight will surely be on Tebow again. However, the result of the game may depend more on whether the Broncos can get some of their other problems corrected.

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