Howie Long: Broncos will have to adjust to Tebow’s skills and deficiencies

FOX analyst Howie Long joined the show to talk about the big storylines in the NFL.

Long said that the Broncos will have to adjust to Tim Tebow. Long said he can’t take the ball from under center comfortably. And he has a wind-up delivery. “When you get tired or in the heat of the action, whatever your natural way of playing is, you’ll revert to that,” Long said.

Long did point out he brings a lot of emotion and he extends plays with his ability to scramble. Long said that it’s impossible to cover guys for a long period of time in the defensive backfield. And the defensive linemen get tired.

“At the end of the day,” Long said, “he’s going to have to do a better job seeing the field, going through his progressions and getting the ball out in time.”

Long also weighed in on the Lions-Bears Monday night game. He said the three-step drop wasn’t there for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler because the Lions’ line was getting there so fast. Long said that Cutler’s strong arm may hurt him. He said that quarterbacks with great arms don’t pay attention to detail sometimes.

Long also weighed in on the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Los Angeles. “I’d like to see the Raiders in Oakland,” Long said. “But there’s something wrong in 2011 watching football on a baseball field.”

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