With Tim Tebow as the new starting quarterback for the Broncos, the offense knows their conditioning levels need to be top-notch thanks to his ability to extend plays with his feet.
“We better get some extra conditioning in,” Decker laughed after Tebow was named the starter last week. “He’s going to be running around a little longer. But it can be a good thing because you can get a broken play and scramble out, get one guy deep and one guy short and get some explosive plays that keep drives alive.”
Tebow’s final play of the team’s Week 6 game against San Diego serves as an example of that when he was able to avoid pressure and escape the pocket to launch the potential game-winning pass into the end zone.
“Oh yeah. He can keep plays alive,” running back Willis McGahee said. “You have to keep your head on a swivel when he’s back there because you never know when the ball’s going to come. So that’s a good thing. It is going to keep the defense on their toes.”
“With him, you never know,” wide receiver Matt Willis added. “We all know that and we just keep running.”
With Tebow taking over at quarterback, those extra windsprints the team runs at the end of practice will be put to use.
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