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Brandon Marshall Still Punting and Pouting

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Brandon Marshall drops a sure touchdown ball at a Dolphins practice and punts the ball over a fence in frustration. Then he goes off an sulks for a while. I’m not surprised. Maybe that Krieger is, that Krieger over at the Denver Post who wrote that Miami was basically robbing the Broncos in the Marshall trade. Then you had that Numby leading a chorus of goobers: pay the man, pay him 50 plus million!

I ain’t surprised. It’s just a matter of time before the meltdown, and that’s why I’m trotting out the Brandon Marshall Meltdown Meter.

Brandon Marshall Meltdown Meter

Fresh off the heels of my earth-shattering, awe-inspiring Huckdort Counter. The Huckdort Counter that recorded Jay Huckdort Cutler’s many egregious interceptions last year, now I am proud to further extend my genius on display for all to see through the Marshall Meltdown Meter.

Every dropped pass, every Dolphins loss, every off-field violation, every game where Marshall doesn’t get the ball much and every time Marshall simply acts up, that’s more juice for the Meltdown Meter.

Until finally, he’s cut or traded or suspended.

I’m glad somebody bought the idea of Marshall “changing his ways if we just pay him.”

Good luck Miami, and I can’t believe the Tuna signed on to this one.

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Cris Carter’s a Smart Man

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Was just watching ESPN, and that Cris Carter comes on with Tebow analysis, said he looked pretty good but will be effective this year in special packages and the wildcat, or Wild Horses. Says the Broncos will utilize his special talents in the regular season.

Damn straight. McDaniels won’t show that in the preseason though, I heavily doubt he’ll play his hand in preseason. Unlike that Huckdort and Co. up in Chicago who played their hand in preseason last year, throwing to the tight end was all they had and they played their hand like a bunch of goobers. I doubt we’ll see any special packages or Wild Horses until the regular season, maybe only the third preseason game, if at all this preseason.

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NFL.com: T.O. and Ocho Cinco Steal the Show–Really?

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

After the Cincinnati vs Denver game, the front page of NFL.com reads: Tebow Who? Terrell Owens and the Bengals stole the show in defeating the Broncos.

Cincinnati Denver 2010 Preseason

Oh really?

Somebody didn’t watch the game. All I saw out of T.O. was a big orange striped doofus getting schooled by Champ Bailey time and time again. Not to mention our first string defense didn’t give up jack squat to their “high powered” offense.

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Tebow’s NFL Debut was Decent

Sunday, August 15th, 2010
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Tell you what, if that Brady Quinn keeps playing like he’s playing, and that Tebow keeps playing like he’s playing, Timmy Teebs will be–or should be–the second string quarterback.

Tebow threw the ball pretty well, he was cool in the pocket and he should have had a throw for a touchdown. Keep in mind he’s playing with and against scrubs in the fourth quarter, nonetheless he looked decent. You see them blitzing him like crazy, eh? They do that to rookies, and since our running game is sub-par right now, they knew we were throwing on pretty much every down. One problem I see with him and Quinn is they try to do too much every single play. They can learn from Orton on this one, Orton throws the ball away or into the ground smartly when things ain’t looking good out there. This Quinn’s forcing the ball to nothing, forcing the ball and almost getting picked when it was more prudent to throw it away and settle for three before the half. This Tebow’s looking to make a play every time he touches the ball, he’s got to settle down with that and not force the ball like that pick throwing Dort up in Chicago. Forcing the ball left and right like he’s God’s gift to the gridiron, that pick throwing Huckdort.

For this game, Tebow didn’t look too bad out there and Brady Quinn looked like a rookie for the most part. Kyle Orton looked like a professional.

Our first string offense and defense outplayed the Bengals tonight, not bad considering Cincinnati already had a preseason game under their belts coming in. The first string offensive line didn’t play too bad, but then again there’s not much to fear with Cincinnati’s d-line. Our running game is very mediocre right now and it’s partly our fault for bringing in a guy who has a track record of missing every other season.

With all this talk of Perrish Cox, I  didn’t come away impressed–maybe he just had a bad game. I notice they’re throwing to that Matthew Willis a whole lot, if this continues it may be bye bye Stokley. Our first string receiving corps looked good, even without the promising rookies in there.

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First string defense looked good, second and third string–not so much. Nobody on the second string defense really stood out–just a bunch of guys getting beat down the field left and right. At least our starters are competent, and that’s what matters most thankfully.

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Broncos Country: Trade Orton Now, Eh?

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

TRADE ORTON NOW, EH? UNBELIEVABLE. HE’S A PROFESSIONAL AND HE’S SHARP AS A TACK OUT THERE.

Woody Paige Orton Broncos

YOU RUBES, YOU LOSERS, GOOBERS AND MORONS–YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FOR VOTING IN THAT DENVER POST POLL TO GET RID OF ORTON. WHAT A JOKE, WHAT A DISGRACE. LOOK AT THIS IDIOCY, EH? LOOK AT IT. “PULL TRIGGER ON THE ORTON TRADE NOW,” WHAT STUPIDITY, WHAT FLAWED THINKING. ITS BEYOND FLAWED, IT’S CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE TEAM. THE MENTAL DEFECTIVE THAT WROTE THAT PIECE OF CRAP SHOULD BE FIRED FROM THE DENVER POST SPORTS PAGE. SHOULD TAKE HIS FLAWED LOGIC AND THROW IT IN THE WOODS. THROW IT IN THE WOODS, IT SUCKS, SUCKS.

Can you imagine going into this season without Orton now, eh? Good luck with that. That Mighty Quinn couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a rocksalt shotgun. It is beyond stupid to diss Orton, ultimately stupid for Denver Post writers to diss him. Let’s say, for sake of argument, that Orton gets beat out eventually, by somebody–maybe not even anybody we have now. If that happens, can you imagine a better backup quarterback to have? He’d be the best damn backup in the league. You people better respect Orton, he’s a professional, he’s no-nonsense and he’s getting the job done for us. This offense was dead in the water last year without Orton, and all indications are they’d be dead in the water this year without him too.

Ayers and the defensive line looked decent, they are big bull-rushers up in there–Ayers keeps bull-rushing into the QB like that and we’ll be OK on the defensive front. Pressure counts for something, even without sacks. That Bannan, that Williams in the middle looks good, nothing flashy, but they are big and capable of wreaking havoc. They aren’t just big, they’re big playmakers. Lance Ball looked OK, he caught the ball well. How about that Jabar Gaffney, eh? That’s a professional, highly underrated player. You wanna laugh at the Orton/Gaffney connection, you wanna dismiss it–you’ll do that at your own peril. Hell of a play call on third and short, that throw to Lloyd for the touchdown. Eddie Royal keeps performing like that and this offense will be ruling the proverbial roost.

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Broncos at Bengals Tonight 7pm EST

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

I’ll be watching the young guys and the new additions, won’t put much salt into this game though, it’s the next two that are most meaningful. The Bengals have already played a game, so they may look more sharp out there tonight. We’ll see if any patterns develop though, like not being able to run the football or not getting to the quarterback. The offensive line is the Broncos biggest question mark.

I keep hearing all this nonsense about how the Denver Broncos 2009 season rested on a mistake play with an opportunistic Brandon Stokley making the flub grab for a touchdown in week one.

As if that was the only point of significance that could have gone either way last year… How about 3rd and 25 against the Eagles deep in the fourth quarter with the game on the line? Defense makes a stop on a 3rd and 25 play and there’s a win right there. How about 4th and 10 in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Jamarcus the Hutt Russell, eh? Make a stop there and there’s two more wins.

I trust McDaniels won’t spoil too much of his gameplan in the preseason, he’s the second coming of Sun Tzu, so he won’t do that. Unlike that Huckdort up in Chicago, I said last year, I said they played their hand when they faced the Broncos, and I was right. Shut down that tight end Olsen and Hucky and Co. got nothing. They played their hand to win a preseason game. For some reason, we couldn’t figure out they were throwing it to the TE over and over again. Probably that Nolan brainfarting.

I hear that Shanahan thought Huckdort, Marshall and the rest of the old crew were Super Bowl caliber. They were on the verge of a Superbowl in Denver, did you hear that one? What a joke that is, a bunch of poor character, me first losers who never won anything. Maybe we should discuss at length Jay Huckdort Cutler’s playoff prowess–oh yeah, that’s right he could never get into the post season. He is a ticking time bomb, a pick waiting to happen, defenses know it and I love it.

Shanahan will be a good coach for the Redskins, but his time in Denver was long over. Year after year just a few players away from a Super Bowl, eh? Maybe that’s why they were practicing without pads, maybe that’s why they were spoiled. Shanahan stayed on too long, his ways got stale and the writing was on the wall. If he has success with Washington it tells you nothing about the Broncos and their decision to give him the axe. Shanahan got comfortable here, too comfortable. That Huckdort ain’t no winner and Shanahan couldn’t field a defense year after year.

I’m sure Timmy Teebs will take the field in the fourth quarter tonight, some people will be hanging on every pass he throws–not me. Remember a guy by the name of Bradlee Van Pelt, eh? Back in 2005? Came in there and lit everybody up, he ran, he threw he looked like the second coming of John Elway. Rookie cards went through the roof. Then comes the regular season and he plays one game–it was deer in the headlights city–and he’s pretty much out of the league. Not to mention a guy by the name of John Elway, who’s first year was a disaster. Steve Young? Dismal his first two years. This Tebow doesn’t even have the throwing pedigree, he doesn’t even have the throwing acumen of an Elway or a Young, so any dream of Tebow the “pocket passer” is gonna take time.

Why did he draft him, eh? Why did he draft Tebow? Was it Tebow’s intelligence, his will to win and study, putting in the extra effort to retain the complex plays? Was it McDaniels thinking he was the coach who could make Teebs an NFL starting quarterback?’

I say none of that. It was his versatility. That’s why we drafted him. That’s the sure thing about him. To anyone who thinks this Tebow’s just gonna hold a clipboard this year, you better think again. We’ll see who the geniuses are come the regular season.

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Even Madden 2011 Knows Tebow Time

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

They know, they freakin’ know. This tired buffoon doesn’t:

Woody Paige Denver Broncos Numby

Probably fresh off a whiskey bender and recovering in a dull brown Snuggy, Mr. Genius says we ought to start Tebow if we “Want a winning season.”

McDaniels had the guts to pick Tebow, but not the nerve to start him immediately.

Unbelievable.

Even the buffoons at Madden, who constantly downgrade the Broncos at every turn. Oh yeah, they got a Broncos bias, it takes a Superbowl winning Broncos team to get any respect over there. Nevertheless, they get the Tebow thing right. Timmy Teebs is automatically set to run special packages in the game with a run/pass option. Everyone should know what this Tebow brings to the table, he’s done it his whole career, but strangely they don’t.

Like I’ve said time and time again, he’s gonna be running more than he passes. For the foreseeable future he’s Timmy “the Gadget” Tebow. Tebow the starting pure pocket passer is a project that may take year(s) and may never even pan out.

Insane fans who buy the Tebow sneakers for 399 on eBay, now don’t you worry, there will still be time to cheer when Friar Timothy runs into the endzone on goal line duty. McDaniels is a genius and I think he realizes the boost Teebs will give us just by coming out there and running a play. Lame fans pawning off their tickets to Steeler and Raiders fans? People booing the quarterback? Well, trotting this Teebs  out there will get the house rocking in favor of the Broncos.

Hey, I’d like nothing more than Tebow turning into a bigger, crazier version of Steve Young (minus the eggshell head), but I know reality. I am reality for God’s sake. I ain’t gonna try and blow a bunch of smoke up the rear ends of astute readers seeking Broncos information. I ain’t gonna lead you into a ditch with my awe-inspiring, devastating prognostications. Unlike that Numby, who ain’t even serious, just throws out crap he probably heard from some palooka mumbling in a bar.

Start Tebow now? What a joke. You want 3 and 13 for real? Start Tebow now. This Numby at the Denver Post is a disgrace and he ought to be fired, conduct detrimental to the team time and time again. He’s misleading people over there and doing the Denver community a disservice.

As the starter, Tebow would give the franchise hope, national relevance

Yeah Numby, let’s trade “hope” and “national relevance” for a 3 and 13 record. I guess Numby’s pushing hard for a top ten pick next year.

A Word on Orton

Orton is the man until someone beats him out, plain and simple, and the number two and three quarterbacks on our roster are well behind. Orton came to the Broncos and performed pretty well in a brand new, complex scheme that supposedly takes three years to master. Our losses weren’t “all because Orton,” last year.The team as a whole farted in that late season stretch. 3rd and 25 in the Eagles game? Defense couldn’t make a play. 4th and 10 against the Raiders with Jamarcus the Hutt? Defense couldn’t make a play to seal the deal once again. The blame goes all around, defense wore down, critical dropped passes, interior offensive line wore down–it sucked all around.

Orton played two very poor games where he got picked twice for touchdowns. Other than that, he did pretty well for us. 3 and 13 would have been reality last year if we didn’t have Orton. He is very accurate, give him time to throw and he’ll pick teams apart. Ask the Patriots. He needs a running game–just like any quarterback–to excel and we didn’t have that last year. We ran OK, but when it counted, when we needed to bleed the clock, when we needed tough yards we got stuffed time and time again. We got abused through the interior of our O-line, people realized our interior line wore down and was the weak point of the Denver offense after that Baltimore game. We had defensive tackles killing our running backs for a loss in the backfield and sacking our quarterback for God’s sake.

People moan about Orton not being able to throw the long ball, I think he can and will more this year. It’s a timing and personnel thing. Who did we have as a real downfield threat last year? Nobody? This year we got this Thomas and that Lloyd has stepped up and looks to have some deep threat potential out there. We’ve got speed this year at wide receiver that we didn’t have last year. Interestingly, it was that Lloyd who caught some deeper passes in that Chiefs game last year–throws people said Orton couldn’t make.  Last year, it seemed like we never called any plays specifically to go deep–that’s what you need to do. We had Orton out there looking short, then by the time one of our receivers had some separation downfield, it was too late–it turned into a jump-ball. No Orton doesn’t have a gun for an arm, but throwing to a primary receiver who can get separation will make a difference.

We also need a better running game than last year, we need to be able to run when it counts. Yes, there were a lot of three and outs last year–it wasn’t all on Orton. Our running game was sub-par and since we mostly dink and dunked for passing yardage, one dropped ball absolutely killed drives. McDaniels also claimed there were a lot of mistakes in terms of route running last year and said the performance of the offense as a whole in the offseason was “night and day,” compared to last year. With injuries, with the young players our offense could struggle early on, and while some sea cucumbers may chant “Start Tebow Now,” the experience and the accuracy of Orton is our best chance for winning games this year.

Orton is a Winner

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Broncos to Sign RB Justin Fargas

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Nothing official yet, but it looks like he’ll sign pending a physical. This Fargas used to play well against us, however those were the days when we couldn’t seem to field an actual defense.

A little peeved, a little peeved P.P. is over the draft. We had the opportunity to draft a young, healthy power running back in this draft and we didn’t do it. Instead, we’re bringing in these injury prone veterans left and right. Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington–should know full well these guys ain’t staying on the field for too long.

I’ll reserve judgment of our running back situation until I see some preseason games, but it seems to me like Knowshon can’t come back soon enough.

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