The Broncos' red zone issues against the Raiders on Monday led some observers to wonder whether they would have been better off using Tim Tebow in that area of the field.
However, just one of the Broncos’ nine red-zone plays came with less than five yards to gain for a first down. The lone exception — a third-and-4 from the Oakland 9-yard-line — resulted in Orton’s touchdown pass to Lance Ball.
The Tebow packages have been absent from the offense during first-team work in the preseason and Monday night’s loss.
“I don’t necessarily think it’s something that we’ve really repped a lot or it’s in the game plan,” Tebow said. “But if they wanted to dial it up I’m sure we’ve repped that stuff enough times just to go out there and run it.”