The latest debate raging around Tim Tebow is whether or not the Denver Broncos are doing all they can to give their raw quarterback every chance to succeed.
Fans and broadcasters alike have disparaged Tebow's pocket of protection and criticized offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's play-calling. But a close look at the film shows the Broncos have tailored their offense to Tebow's unorthodox skill set even though the results haven't been pretty.
"I think they are trying to build an offense for him," Jackson said. "... They're trying to move him around in the pocket a little bit. And then they're using his legs in their running game so that he's the primary ball-carrier at times. So, I think they're giving him opportunities to display his abilities."
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"They were part of the game plan," Fox said. "We hit some and we missed some, regardless of what type of passes they were, and we tried 'em all."
But Tebow has been slow to get rid of the football, and his passes have mostly been off-target. His completion percentage is a paltry 46 percent, and he has been sacked 13 times in two games, during which the Broncos are just 6 of 30 on third-down conversions.
Tebow said his coaches are stressing quicker decisions and a quicker release, admonishing him to find a receiver faster or just throw the ball away to avoid so many sacks. And despite the struggles, McCoy said he doesn't sense any doubts creeping into Tebow's head.
"I mean, look at all the young quarterbacks in the league, how many come out right away and start lighting it up from the first game on?" McCoy said. "There aren't many in the history of this game that do that. They all struggle early on; it's an adjustment to them.
"He's a young quarterback. So, there's going to be growing pains."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.