View Poll Results: Should Orton have fell on the ball, or try to pick it up?

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  1. #1546
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    Guys, we can still do this...

    After being very upset after yesterday's lost, I sat back today and let some things sink in. Look at our schedule...we lost to Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Baltimore, and New York (Jets). Three of those teams are the some of the best in the league -- two of which we took down to the wire -- and the other (Jax) is still a solid team capable of beating anybody.

    The way I see it, this year's team is just as good and maybe even better than last year's squad. We have just had a few plays go against us and a ton of injuries that have hampered our depth. Add in the fact we have faced one of the tougher schedules in the league and you can understand why we are 2-4.

    Usually a 2-4 record would make it almost impossible to come back from at this point in the season, but nobody in our division is exactly running away with things. The Chiefs appear to be becoming exposed, and the Chargers are in the midst of their early season funk with four losses to pretty bad teams. And the Raiders, well, they are the Raiders.

    We definitely have problems of our own, but lets take a lot at the next four games:

    vs. Oakland
    vs. San Francisco (London)
    BYE
    vs. Kansas City
    @ San Diego (Monday Night Football)

    We win our next three (no easy task, but attainable) and we roll into San Diego with a 5-4 record, totally in the division race. I'm not saying we are going to defintely do this or anything, just pointing out we still have a realistic shot to make some noise and that there is no reason to give up on the season yet like some of you are. There is plenty of time left and anything can happen in the NFL.

    Let's get things back on track by beating up on the Raiders this weekend.

    Go Broncos!
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  2. #1547
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJack View Post
    Moss almost had a sack when Syd got the INT.
    I missed it. Well to me if he applied pressure he is part of the interception.

  3. #1548
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    The AFC West is so unpredictable that I gave up on counting on us beat our rivals as sure wins.

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    He's really big for a LB

  5. #1550
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    Suspension for helmet-to-helmet contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by demonicbroncos View Post
    Also Thomas didn't catch that touchdown pass. It the human element of sports. Dont know why everyone is b*tching on the refs.
    Add to that the new campaign for the NFL to suspend a player who is called for helmet-to-helmet contact. Where is this going to go? This was discussed on ESPN today.

  6. #1551
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky The Sun Devil View Post
    there was Offensive Pass Interference right before hill hooked the facemask
    Would you care to point out when? Here's the vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZglBLWFmr8

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    Quote Originally Posted by igoe4broncos View Post
    After being very upset after yesterday's lost, I sat back today and let some things sink in. Look at our schedule...we lost to Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Baltimore, and New York (Jets). Three of those teams are the some of the best in the league -- two of which we took down to the wire -- and the other (Jax) is still a solid team capable of beating anybody.

    The way I see it, this year's team is just as good and maybe even better than last year's squad. We have just had a few plays go against us and a ton of injuries that have hampered our depth. Add in the fact we have faced one of the tougher schedules in the league and you can understand why we are 2-4.

    Usually a 2-4 record would make it almost impossible to come back from at this point in the season, but nobody in our division is exactly running away with things. The Chiefs appear to be becoming exposed, and the Chargers are in the midst of their early season funk with four losses to pretty bad teams. And the Raiders, well, they are the Raiders.

    We definitely have problems of our own, but lets take a lot at the next four games:

    vs. Oakland
    vs. San Francisco (London)
    BYE
    vs. Kansas C
    @ San Diego (Monday Night Football)

    We win our next three (no easy task, but attainable) and we roll into San Diego with a 5-4 record, totally in the division race. I'm not saying we are going to defintely do this or anything, just pointing out we still have a realistic shot to

    make some noise and that there is no reason to give up on the season yet like some of you are. There is plenty of time left and anything can happen in the NFL.

    Let's get things back on track by beating up on the Raiders this weekend.



    Go Broncos!

    we still don't have a running attack and our oline especially c has some major issues. Imo this is a rebuilding year. It's sb or bustt. I do like this team and hope champ is still with us next year.

  8. #1553
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    Quote Originally Posted by swinginhorseman View Post
    we still don't have a running attack and our oline especially c has some major issues. Imo this is a rebuilding year. It's sb or bustt. I do like this team and hope champ is still with us next year.
    At least we did get a decent running attack going last week against a very good run defense in the Jets. I would take a playoff appearance in a rebuilding year any day.
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  9. #1554
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    Krieger: Orton keeps cool, knows division title is available

    By Dave Krieger
    Denver Post Columnist

    Posted: 10/18/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

    Kyle Orton didn't waste a moment disputing the controversial call that turned Sunday's game. He knows the Broncos still have as good a chance as anyone to win the AFC West.

    But hey, we tried. Sunday's postgame locker room sport was collecting horrified expressions of outrage. Orton declined to contribute.

    "Don't have any thoughts on it," he said of the 46-yard pass interference call against safety Renaldo Hill with 1:26 remaining. "I mean, it's just another play in the game."

    I'm sure Orton will be disappointed to learn that he just blew his shot at the all-interview team. But his cool under fire, both during and after the game, was an encouraging sign for what remains of the season.

    The truth is the Broncos just exited the toughest part of their schedule. Everybody knew, or should have known, that the last four weeks were their Bermuda quadrangle. If they could survive, smoother seas beckoned.

    And they have, if only because the AFC West how to put this politely isn't very good. Conveniently, the entire division lost Sunday. No harm, no foul.

    Counting Sunday night's Colts win, the teams the Broncos have played so far are a combined 22-11. The teams they have yet to play are 18-22, or 25-32 if you count each AFC West team twice, since they play each of them twice.

    In other words, for a team that came within a piece of yellow laundry of beating a favorite to make the Super Bowl, things are looking up.

    "I've moved on," Orton said. "I'm on Oakland right now. And I'm excited to play Oakland and get inside our division. The second half of the season didn't go the way we wanted it to last year, and I think everybody's excited to go and play our best ball from here on out and make a run at this thing."

    He's not just blowing smoke, either. Who wouldn't be excited to start playing the AFC West?

    Sunday's loss was Orton's worst game of the season statistically, and he'd certainly like the last fumbled snap back. After the killer pass interference penalty, he drove the Broncos 36 yards in 31 seconds, giving them a third-and-6 at the Jets' 44-yard-line, down four points with 42 seconds and a timeout left.

    That's when rookie center J.D. Walton's shotgun snap veered off course. Orton reached for it with his left hand, but couldn't corral it. The Broncos stat crew attributed the fumble to Walton.

    Asked what happened, Orton covered for his young teammate, as he has for a young, erratic offensive line all season.

    "I don't really know," he said. "Just got to go back and look at it. But we were driving down, and (it's) a tough way to end the game."

    The Broncos failed to take advantage of the Jets' charitable nature, deriving only three points from three New York turnovers, failing to hang onto numerous other potential interceptions from a confused Mark Sanchez, and getting nothing out of a successful onside kick.

    "That's a good defensive football team over there," Orton said. "That's just how it is. We could have taken advantage of some situations early in the game, I think, and it would have been great to get up on them early and make them play from behind, but we weren't able to do it."

    But even on a day when the Jets frustrated the passing game that had worked so well through the first five weeks, the Broncos had reason to be encouraged.

    Their starting quarterback will never be described as nimble, agile or fast, but he converted two third- and-longs in the second half with his feet. On a day when rookie Tim Tebow made his first contributions (six carries, 23 yards), Orton was actually the more effective rusher (three carries, 22 yards).

    "They played some coverages there in pure passing downs where it was rush three and everybody else had their back towards me, so I kind of saw it and if I had a chance to run, I'd go ahead and take it," Orton explained in his characteristic monotone.

    Let's face it sometimes you want to ask him if you're keeping him up. But that even disposition is well-suited to his task.

    It should go without saying that the Broncos are a flawed team. The offensive line is a work in progress and the defense, since last year's 6-0 start, has put up horrific numbers against the run.

    Still, they have a quarterback who has proven to be a better player and leader than many of us expected. If they can keep him healthy, they have as good a chance as anyone to win their sad-sack division.
    Dave Krieger: 303-954-5297, dkrieger@denverpost.com or twitter.com/DaveKrieger


    Read more: Krieger: Orton keeps cool, knows division title is available - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/krieger/ci...#ixzz12lSmZj7k
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  10. #1555
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    Unhappy I feel your pain.

    I can sympathize. In August my truck got rear-ended in a construction zone.

    The sign person switched the sign from Slow to Stop but didn't give me much time to do so. I was able to stop but the lady behind was obviously not paying attention and didn't stop until she ran into the back of my truck.

    Her little car was far worse off. When a small vehicle like that rear-ends a truck built on a boxframe it's not much of a contest.

    Anyhow, I suffered whiplash. I'm still going for physiotherapy for my neck and left shoulder.

    Hope you're not feeling too many ill effects from the collision.

  11. #1556
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    KC 3-2
    Oak 2-4
    Den 2-4
    SD 2-4

    Imo if we sweep our division, not unrealistic imo, we win the division.

    If you want to see some more good stuff on Orton watch the post game interview of Rex Ryan

    He has a few good things to say about Orton. Apparently he called a couple plays trying to get Orton into making a mistake and Orton did not take the bait.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-york-j...ess-conference
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  12. #1557
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    I think his production has been amazing considering he's never played linebacker in the NFL before. He'll make an excellent backup for Doom and Ayers next year.

    Hunter and Vickerson in particular have been under the radar but high quality pick ups in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadez View Post
    KC 3-2
    Oak 2-4
    Den 2-4
    SD 2-4

    Imo if we sweep our division, not unrealistic imo, we win the division.

    If you want to see some more good stuff on Orton watch the post game interview of Rex Ryan

    He has a few good things to say about Orton. Apparently he called a couple plays trying to get Orton into making a mistake and Orton did not take the bait.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-york-j...ess-conference
    Now that our running game seems to be getting better I am confident we can make a push for the post-season. Orton is playing at a very high level, and I think his rapport with Thomas will get better as the season wears on. Despite our record I think there's reason to be optimistic.

    Kyle exudes confidence, and it's reassuring.

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  14. #1559
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    Did you see that interception? He should be a tight end.


    I like him, at least he makes some plays, and we didn't give anything up to get him. it would be interesting to see him line up as a DE when were using a 4-3

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    Playing very well for having like a week to get into the system and get to know his team mates. I imagine he has worked very hard to be playing anywhere close to the level he is at right now.

    Thanks for the hard work Hunter
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