DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Quarterbacks Kyle Orton #8 and Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos look on from the bench during their 59-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 24 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Denver Broncos in Week 17 and you know plenty of media folks (and me) are readying up some stories involving the battle of former Denver quarterbacks -- Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow.
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel is trying to get a head start on downplaying that angle.
He told the Denver media this week that he talked with the team about the "Orton vs. the Broncos or Kyle vs. Tebow" hoopla and keeping the focus on the Chiefs vs. the Broncos.
"Every player that I know wants to play good against their old team," Crennel said Wednesday, via KCChiefs.com. "And so he would like to play good and I'm sure he would like to win the game. And that's what I told him this morning, I said your job is to help your team win."
Well...I'd say good luck trying to drown out the Orton vs. Tebow noise. The Chiefs-Broncos game is probably the second biggest (as in most-hyped) game of the week. The story lines will involve Tebow either leading his team to the playoffs or Tebow blowing it, with ESPN showing highlights of the game again (and again...and again) talking about what this game does to Tebow's legacy. (You know that's what will happen, win or lose.)