ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The fans may be chanting "Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!"
"I think first of all, we opened it up for competition. It's not something where we took a fan poll or we took a vote," Fox said. "We watched practice, watched the competition and we're four games into that. And so I don't know that we're in any place different than we've been all along."
Despite Tebow's terrible training camp performance, his legions of fans have been clamoring for him all season, pointing out Orton's six interceptions, two fumbles and 6-20 record since winning his first six starts in Denver.
Linebacker Joe Mays said he appreciates the fans' passion, but "I think we need more support for Orton as well."
"I'm pretty sure he feels like no one wants him out there," Mays said. "But us in this locker room, we know what he's capable of doing. We know that he can lead this team, and we'd much rather have the fans show him more support than calling for Tebow to come into the game."
Mays said he can't imagine being in Orton's cleats right now and not feeling the love from the fans, but he said his teammates "support him 100 percent" and "we just need the fans to support all of our players."
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