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Brandon Lloyd Says Tim Tebow Might Not Be Able To Win Against 'Formidable Opponents'

Will he or won't he? That's the question that surrounds Tim Tebow and the Denver quarterback's ability to succeed as a long-term starter in the NFL.

Will he or won't he? That's the question that surrounds Tim Tebow and the Denver quarterback's ability to succeed as a long-term starter in the NFL. One person who won't believe, at least for now, is his former wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who said in a recent interview that he doubts Tebow's abilities against the better teams in the league.

Lloyd said in an interview with 101 St. Louis, "I don’t know. I think only time will tell with that style of play. I think it is effective last Sunday, but I just don’t know how effective that style can be over the course of long games and playing formidable opponents."

The win for Tebow on Sunday came against the Miami Dolphins, and it's clear they're fully in Suck For Luck mode at this point (signing J.P. Losman is a death knell in the NFL. Let's be honest here.) Lloyd goes on to say that it's about the timing of the quarterback and the NFL's lack of margin. Simply put, there's no window for Tebow's improper mechanics or accuracy.

"It’s just the timing," he said. "The timing is an issue. There’s just not that much separation that you can get in the NFL. You got a yard on the guy? That is wide open. [Laughs] You got a yard or two yards on the guy you are wide open, but that window…you are not open very long. Any delay in delivering the ball or any delay and not being in the position to be ready to throw the ball when that separation happens or I take that back. Not being able to deliver that ball before the separation happens? It just throws a monkey wrench into all the time and anything you are trying to accomplish down the field."