The Denver Broncos won’t appreciate the microscope Jim Mora and Brian Billick put the organization under, nor will Rex Ryan like what Mora had to say about the New York Jets’ defense during Monday’s edition of “The Coaches Show Podcast”.
» First, Tim Tebow (what else did you think?). No surprise the discussion turned to Tebow, but there was some big-picture talk going on between the two coaches.
“They have a clear understanding of who Kyle Orton is and what the future of their team looks like if he is their quarterback,” Mora said. “They (coach John Fox and executive John Elway) have an opportunity in the first year of their regime. … They need to find out exactly what Tim Tebow is, and they need to find out if they need to start changing the image of their team, the makeup of their team, the physical makeup of their team, the players they are drafting to fit a Tim Tebow.”
Said Billick: “Tim Tebow, if you believe he’s going to be the guy, if you see in the next 11 weeks, ‘We’re going to tie our wagon to this guy,’ you have got to make a fundamental shift in a way this league has not seen. That’s asking a lot of the organization — he better look pretty good between now and then.”
That’s heavy stuff right there, really putting into perspective the magnitude of Fox’s decision to start Tebow for the second half of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. If Tebow is the guy the Broncos go with for the next 11 games, they had better know by January if he’s their quarterback of the future.
» As for the Jets and their disappointing 2-3 start, Mora had something to say about Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the New England Patriots that will be a tough pill to swallow for New York.
“I saw a defense, late in the fourth quarter, that I think got bullied,” Mora said. “That’s not something you think you’d ever hear about the New York Jets defense — that they got bullied. They’re the bullies, they’re the guys taking the fight to the other team. … I have a lot of confidence in Rex and in those players, but they need to (change) fast.”
The main source of Ryan’s bombastic personality is his dominant defense. And for BenJarvus Green-Ellis to run wild for 136 yards and two touchdowns, that raises eyebrows about the struggles of New York’s normally dominant defense.
» Also, be sure to catch what the coaches have to say about the Eagles’ misery and the 49ers’ surprising 4-1 start under new coach Jim Harbaugh.