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Nov 11, 2011 2:04 AM by Lee Douglas

Tebow learns to take his hits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Twice in the three weeks since he took over as Denver's starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has had one of his sacks erased by the NFL's statistics keepers after reviews of the game film.

The bruises are for keeps.

Tebow has been sacked a league-high 14 times in his three starts but just once at Oakland last week, when the Broncos installed the read-option as a major component of their unorthodox offense.

Including that sack and another that was later changed to a zero-yard rush, Tebow was hit 17 times by the Raiders on Sunday, when he took a helmet to the chin that split his lower lip.

For all those who say he's more susceptible tucking the ball and running, Tebow insists it's safer than getting hit in the pocket.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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