Tony Dungy: Broncos, Tim Tebow, Will Need To Find More Passing
Former NFL head coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy told the Dan Patrick Show that while he has been impressed by Tim Tebow’s run over the past five games for the Denver Broncos, he’s not sure how much longer the team can succeed without a real passing game.
“They’re going to need to find some more passing,” Dungy said on the show. “It’s going to be problematic. To win those big games you’re going to have to complete some third-down passes.”
Dungy had the benefit of coaching one of the greatest aerial threats in the game, Peyton Manning, for seven years in Indianapolis. During his time with the Colts, he led them to a 85-27 overall record with an offense that boasted one of the better passing attacks in NFL history.
Despite Tebow’s 78.4 passer rating this season, he has helped the Broncos win four of their past five games since he took over for Kyle Orton as the team’s starting quarterback. The 24-year-old has thrown for 709 and seven touchdowns this season. He has also rushed for 388 yards and has collected three touchdowns on the ground.