Originally posted on Denver Post  |  Last updated 12/29/11

It would have surprised absolutely no one if Tim Tebow had been on the receiving end of a tirade from the Broncos coaching staff during and after last week’s four-turnover day in Buffalo.

But that’s not Mike McCoy’s style.

“The first thing I told him after the game was, ‘Tim, don’t ever question yourself,’” McCoy said following practice today.

McCoy said that at this point in Tebow’s development as a starting NFL quarterback, mistakes like the ones Tebow made against Buffalo (three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and one fumble returned for a touchdown) are learning experiences. And how can he expect Tebow to learn and improve if he’s playing afraid of committing more turnovers?

“Playing quarterback you have to play with confidence, and the decisions he made he was confident with what he was doing. It was just unfortunately it went the wrong way, and we’ve talked about that,” McCoy said. “There are a lot of things he’s learned week to week whether it’s a progression of a play and keeping your eyes a certain way or when to get out of a play or just move on and just check it down your back. That’s all part of the football game.”

Tebow has committed eight turnovers in the past four games — four interceptions and four fumbles.

“Tim is moving on. He’s a professional, and he’s been here before. He’ll be fine,” McCoy said.

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