Originally Posted by Bhowie
Do you think they pulled Orton and let Tebow play in the hopes that he would flop? Let the dude choke so you can go back to business as usual? As Stitches pointed out there wasn't a lot of support from higher ups for Tebow until after he started winning, and then it seemed as if they were just towing the line.
i think so. they were getting a ton of fan pressure to start the guy, and whether or not the fans know shit about who should play, they are the most important factor in generating revenue. and in the end its all a business, a game to the fans, but a business to the owners and execs.
starting tebow was a win win. they knew they werent gonna win the super bowl with any of what they had last year, so they figured lets play the guy. if he wins, great, we are winning, and the fans are happy. if we lose, we are no worse off, and it will quiet all the noise. all the while im sure they were at least thinking about, if not actively pursuing other better options.