Sunday, August 15, 2010
What to look for: Broncos at Bengals
By Bill Williamson
The following are five keys for the Broncos as they prepare to play at Cincinnati on Sunday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Tebow time: This will be one of the most anticipated preseason debuts in recent memory. Everyone has an opinion on whether Tebow will succeed or not. Sunday night, Tebow will be able to show what he has to this point and what he has to do moving forward. It will be fascinating, no matter what the outcome.
Orton and Quinn: While Tebow is the headliner, the truth is, he's third string behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. Orton has been outstanding this offfseason and in camp. Let’s see if he can keep it up. Quinn is trying to hold off Tebow, so his work will be important as well.
Stay healthy: The Broncos have been decimated by injuries this camp. They cannot afford anymore injuries.
The rookie offensive linemen: J.D. Walton is looking to start at center and Zane Beadles is looking to start at guard. How will they handle their first NFL action?
Robert Ayers: The 2009 first-round pick needs to pick up the pace in the absence of Elvis Dumervil, who will likely miss the entire season. Ayers has to make strides beginning Sunday night.