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Tebow: Don't expect new-look Broncos offense vs. Dolphins

  • By Marc Sessler NFL.com
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Much has been made about the Broncos retooling their offense to custom-fit their quarterback of the moment, Tim Tebow.

Don't hold your breath. Tebow's first start this season, Sunday against the winless Dolphins, doesn't promise an alien look.

"Obviously you play to your players' strengths, and I think our coaching staff has done a good job," Tebow told The Denver Post after Wednesday's practice. "But no, it's not a different offense or a different scheme. It's the same plays, and maybe the ones I practice a little better out here we'll probably call more."

"The same plays" isn't something Broncos fans want to hear, especially after Kyle Orton's stint this season left Denver saddled with the NFL's No. 26 offense and No. 27 passing attack.

After trading away Brandon Lloyd, Tebow is working with a relatively inexperienced group of receivers, led in theory by a player, Demaryius Thomas, who will suit up Sunday for the first time this season.

NFL Network analyst Sterling Sharpe, who knows a little something about receivers, said it's unclear who Tebow will grow with at the position. Young passers need that target. Andy Dalton has A.J. Green, Cam Newton has Steve Smith, Matthew Stafford has Calvin Johnson -- and on and on.

"I think Tim Tebow's just auditioning for how long he's going to stay in the National Football League," Sharpe said on "NFL Total Access" this week, adding: "I think Tim Tebow's been invited to a gun fight with a pocket knife."

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