One of the things I was looking forwarding to watching on Saturday was the Lions' defense going up against Denver quarterback Tim Tebow. Although I'm sure most of you are absolutely sick of hearing about Tebow, I was mainly interested in seeing how the Lions' defense will handle a quarterback who is not afraid to run with the ball. Plus I wanted to get a look at if Tebow is showing any signs of being a legitimate NFL quarterback or if he still has a long ways to go.
As it turns out, the Lions may not get a chance to face Tebow on Saturday after all, because he has missed practice the last couple of days with sore ribs and his status for tomorrow's game is up in the air. Josh McDaniels wouldn't say if Tebow will play or not, but it doesn't sound like we're going to get to see him as of right now.
Before the extent of Tebow's injury was realized, McDaniels said he planned to play him most of the second half against Detroit. But Tebow might have to wait until the Pittsburgh game on Aug. 29, when McDaniels was planning to go with his starters, including Kyle Orton, most of the way and his primary backups, Brady Quinn among them, in the fourth quarter.
On the bright side, the defense will get to go up against Brady Quinn quite a bit on Saturday if Tebow doesn't play, and we all know how much magic there can be in a Lions game involving Quinn.