Archive for February, 2011

I’m Not Buying What Fox is Selling

Friday, February 25th, 2011

John Fox and John Elway are doing the right thing. They’re acting as if Kyle Orton will be the starter in 2011.

We shouldn’t act like Kyle Orton is expendable.

We want desperate teams trying to pry Orton away from us, we don’t want them thinking that Orton doesn’t matter to the Broncos anymore. Don’t want them thinking we just can’t wait to get rid of him.

Orton starting for the Broncos is a mistake in 2011. It’s time to turn the page, time to retool. No better time than now to go in a new direction, especially at quarterback. Give the first round pick a chance, then decide if he’s the answer and go from there.

We all know Orton isn’t the answer. Starting him this season is gonna set this team back another year. Not to mention it will be about as exciting as watching that John Clayton egghead rear up a leg and light his farts on fire.

Time to turn the page. No more of this unspectacular journeyman with the athleticism of a one legged goat.

I, P.P. Dublinski raise a finger in the air and stand aloft, I will have none of this Orton starting nonsense. None. Orton don’t move right, he don’t look right, and yeah he protects the ball… but you notice when he does get picked off it always seems to go the other way for six points? He has a horrible knack for the team killing dort.

He’s the starter for now, and that’s fine with me.

We can have a QB competition too, that’s fine by me, but we better trade him before the start of this season, I want a third rounder or a player.

I’d rather have a third rounder in this upcoming draft.

Like I’ve said you could have benched Kyle Orton this season on merits alone. Merits alone. I don’t care about stats. We didn’t win games, we didn’t score touchdowns and we failed time and time again at converting third downs. Yeah our defense wasn’t good, but talk about putting undue pressure on them time and time again? It was the same story the year before last in the losing stretch. Three and out, three and out,  three and out… unacceptable. Three friggen points at the half is unacceptable. You got these rubes claiming Tebow only scored against a bad defense, but that’s what you do against a bad defense, you score points. Time and time again we didn’t even score points against some bad defenses with Orton at the helm. I also happen to think Orton is incapable of being clutch with the game on the line. He failed in that spot over and over. The big come from behind win was a fluke tipped to Brandon Stokley. Other than that–Honk.

Michael Lombardi Gaffes

See that Michael Lombardi saying no one in the Broncos organization is behind Tebow? Lombardi claimed the Broncos have a problem at QB and they must get serious about drafting a quarterback with the first round pick.

What kind of paint is this guy huffing?

We’ve heard differently from the players,  from our new head coach. You’d think the players would have something (or nothing) to say about their supposed “favored” quarterback getting benched for the last few games.

Lombardi conveniently snapped out of it today on NFL Network where he was asked to analyze the teams who will seriously consider drafting a quarterback in the top ten.

The Broncos weren’t one of them.

So much for a “huge need.”

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Broncos Re-Sign Champ Bailey to 4 Year Contract

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The deal is reportedly between 40 and 44 million.

It looks like Champ decided to sign a reasonable offer with the Broncos instead of playing hardball and signing elsewhere. Interesting that after all this negotiating he agrees to a hometown discount. Maybe he tested the waters and found there really wasn’t that much more to be gained with other teams.  I’m fine with it, Bailey has P.P.’s blessing for this turn of events. Just as long as we have enough cash to sign Bowers, Fairley or Dareus.

Like I’ve said, he either signs something reasonable or he walks–no need to break the proverbial bank to try and keep him. 44 million isn’t much more than the original 40 million we offered in October. We’ll see how age affects him, I think he certainly has two more years left of high level play as a cornerback, then maybe a move to safety might be in the cards.

I do hope this puts to rest any thought of signing Patrick Peterson once and for all.

It’s time to address the defensive line. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Broncos come out of those first two rounds with a defensive end and a defensive tackle.

By the way, this talk of “Von Miller” is ridiculous. Yeah let’s draft a 3-4 outside linebacker for our new 4-3 scheme. We will draft Fairley, Bowers or Dareus. Anything else is uncivilized. This Von Miller talk is nothing but flavor of the month.

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Forget About Champ Bailey ( And Patrick Peterson )

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I don’t know why we’re trying to sign Champ Bailey to a new contract.

Can't fool me

Listen up everybody, we're letting Bailey walk, plus Orton's the starter, but we'll take a second, a third or a high fourth rounder for him. (AP Photo)

I suppose Elway is showing the fans the Broncos “are doing all they can” to try and resign him, I guess that’s OK.

Let’s face it, giving a big multi-year contract to a 33 year old cornerback isn’t wise for the Broncos, but it is wise for a team on the cusp of a Super Bowl.

The current offer of four years and forty million is reasonable. If we could sign Champ Bailey to a reasonable offer then fine, but we’re not gonna break the bank for him. We better not.

This Broncos team has other needs, this team needs a Champ Bailey in the front seven.

We’ve had Champ Bailey for six years and it didn’t quite work out. During the Shanahan vs. the Colts years I suppose Shanny figured Champ could shut down a number one receiver, which in turn would help all the other defensive backs do a better job of “covering the other guys.” It never really worked.

For a decade, the Achilles heel of the Denver defense has been an inability to sack or put pressure on the quarterback. Elvis Dumervil is a good start, but we need more than Dumervil. For years I have been saying we need someone to complement him, we need someone on the defensive line that teams must also worry about. We don’t have that, and I don’t want to hear about “Robert Ayers”–we can’t count on him developing into a pass rushing threat. He gets some pressure and he’s good against the run, his pass rushing skills leave a lot to be desired.

You can avoid a Champ Bailey. How many picks did Bailey have this year? Last year?

“But he shuts down one side of the field.”

To that I say: “So what?”

So what. The Broncos defense sucks. It has sucked for years.

Now I see a bunch of sea cucumbers claiming we better sign Patrick Peterson to take over for Champ Bailey. You’ve got to be kidding me.

What do those people want? More of the same? I guess it’s genius to tie up a bunch of money in a cornerback who may or may not ever be as good as Champ Bailey.

The Denver Broncos don’t need Champ Bailey the cornerback. They need a Champ Bailey in the front seven.

The Broncos are switching to a 4-3 defense and they are taking the best available defensive lineman with the second pick in the draft.

The second pick in the 2011 draft, the second pick in a draft deep with defensive lineman… should we be overjoyed if they take a cornerback with that second pick? Are you kidding me?

I don’t care if we lose Champ Bailey. He will go off to a contender and the Broncos will free up money. We can sign a free agent corner, or we can draft a corner in the second round if we really wanted to. If Perrish Cox was indeed coming back next year, I wouldn’t even worry about the Broncos cornerback situation. Goodman is good enough, Cox played well for a rookie, Syd’Quan looks promising.

Defensive linemen who can rush the quarterback and defend against the run come at a premium in this league. When you’re in position to draft a player like that, you do it. You do it especially if you’re the Broncos.

Good luck trying to acquire a player like that through free agency. You’ll pay out the ass and then some. More often then not, those elite defensive lineman are franchised and or signed to enormous contracts–for a good reason.

Elway should know what stops an Elway, it sure ain’t a cornerback.

We’re moving to the 4-3 and you notice that Da’Quan Bowers plays the opposite side of the line from Dumervil? Ayers/Dumervil on first down, Bowers/Dumervil on the rest. That’s a defensive line rotation for you. Or Fairley, or even Dareus if you like him better.

The Broncos will go in a new direction on defense, you don’t keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.

The Broncos could keep doing the same thing and get stuck on stupid, just like that Horvil Tiki… I heard he got arrested and that’s why he ain’t been around. Good riddance, maybe he did something bad enough that he’ll be gone for good.

Some people never learn.

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Demaryius Thomas Gives Brandon Lloyd More Leverage

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Demaryius Thomas tore his Achilles tendon and now the number one priority of the Broncos offseason is reworking Brandon Lloyd’s contract.

It’s not that we should give him what he asks at all costs… Like I’ve said before, it’s not wise to tie up a whole bunch of money in a receiver or a cornerback.

I have nothing against Brandon Lloyd, but if he wants an absolutely huge contract he can get it elsewhere.

Lloyd deserves more than he is being paid but I happen to think he will be reasonable. I happen to think the Broncos will give him a reasonably larger contract. Especially now, since the Broncos have lost leverage in the matter.

Let’s face it, there’s a chance Thomas could be done. There’s a chance he comes back, gets injured again and thus cements the already bad feeling I have that he is simply injury prone. I know one thing, I don’t want to see him returning kicks anymore if and when he does come back. He never did that before, he wasn’t all that great at it, plus Royal and Decker do that just fine.

What the hell is going on with this Broncos team anyways? Offseason injuries out the ying yang. I want something done, I want new trainers. I don’t care how good they currently are, I think they are downright jinxed the way things are going.

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The Sour and Dour Life of Dave Krieger

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Dave Krieger Denver Post

Dave Krieger - yeah this will eventually show up on Google image search.

Get a load of this guy, I imagine a cartoon rain cloud hovering over him as he mopes around the halls of the Denver Post, probably taking breaks to talk with “league executives” and blowing hoagies out his ass.

Orton could suit John Fox’s “Conservative Offense”

Do you think for a second that John Fox will have a lot of say in the Broncos offense, especially playcalling?

I don’t.

John Fox Broncos

Minister of Defense (AP Photo)

I don’t believe this nonsense about “watch for Fox calling a run on 3rd and eight.” Maybe that was the case in Carolina, but it will be different in Denver. Fox will not have the power he had in Carolina. Elway and the Broncos brass wrested control of this team for a reason, Elway occupies Mike Shanahan’s old office space for a reason. Mike McCoy will be calling the plays and I have little doubt he will also be “consulted” by Elway and Co.

Are any of you people excited to see number 8 trot out on the field as our starter next season? Are you jumping up and down hoping for Orton to run out there and do his one legged goat impression in the pocket? Will you be filled with renewed “integrity” when Orton goes three and out, struggles in the red zone and the Broncos continue to lose, but Orton “puts up good passing stats?” Won’t that be great. What a new found sense of accomplishment. You have to be kidding me. Getting rid of Orton is not a “trade rumor,” it is reality. It better be.

The Broncos are not heading to the Super Bowl next year. We start from square one, we retool. You don’t retool with Kyle Orton, you go in a new direction, in this case it’s with your first round draft pick who did not look too bad coming off the bench late in the season. If that option doesn’t pan out in a year or two, then you hit the draft or free agency for another option. Simple as that.

This Krieger should be ashamed of himself for even bringing up the option of Orton staying in Denver. What a sad joke.

I once stated Orton would be a great backup in Denver moving forward, but not if he’s going to pout and remain thoroughly unhelpful.

You live in the past, you die in the past. So says Ditka. The Broncos will be living in the past if they start Orton in 2011. Living in the past (not a good one either) and stuck on stupid.

The Broncos could trade down from #2 due to “financial concerns.”

Listen here and listen good. The Denver Broncos are a team with only one big playmaker on their defensive line. The Broncos have one player who can sack the quarterback with any consistency. This deficiency has been the woeful case for years. In a game of seconds, in a game of inches, one wonders how many tides may have been turned if we could just get that one sack or that one pressure at an opportune moment. This Broncos team has had a glaring weakness on the defensive line for years.

If a team has the second pick in the draft and needs a quarterback, and there are two possible franchise quarterbacks available, that team drafts one of those quarterbacks. There are no guarantees that quarterback will pan out, but there is a chance, certainly a better chance than drafting a quarterback in the later rounds.

Da'Quan BowersThe Broncos, the woeful Broncos, the Broncos who are incapable of rushing the quarterback. The Broncos with one star player on their defensive line–that all  important point of attack. The Broncos will be able to draft one of the two top defensive lineman in the 2011 draft. The Broncos will have the chance to draft a player that could improve their defense in a substantial way. A chance at defensive lineman who could defend against the run and the pass–an absolute premium paid in this league for such attributes. The Broncos will have the chance to draft a young, game changing player on the defensive line.

They will have this chance, and they will not take it? Are you #$*%ing kidding me?

How moronic do you have to be to flush this opportunity down the drain? It’s like the Carolina Panthers not drafting Andrew Luck if he declared for this draft.

The Broncos can draft one of the very top two defensive lineman in this year’s draft. Both are disruptive against the run and pass, both are possible franchise defenders … but the woeful Broncos aren’t going to take that chance?

What a joke, what a disgrace.

I’m confident this team, this ownership isn’t that stupid, isn’t that ridiculous. This chance doesn’t come around often, how many teams would have loved to draft that Suh? Can you imagine if the Broncos traded out of the second pick and Da’Quan Bowers turned out to be the next Julius Peppers?

Hell, if Bowers only managed to sack the quarterback an average of eight times per year, that in itself would be extremely valuable to the Broncos. Extremely.

If they wimp out and decide not to take the chance, and if the player available turned out to be a great defensive lineman, that is nothing short of unforgivable. How ridiculous.

Finances? See you later Champ Bailey, see you later Daniel Graham.

This is not the first suggestion that the Broncos have financial issues. In 2009, their player payroll was $26 million below the NFL salary cap of $128 million. Because the league opted out of the labor agreement, there was no cap in 2010. But had there been, the Broncos’ cap number reportedly would have been $102.9 million, which would have ranked 27th out of 32 teams.

I know why Pat Bowlen has been tight with money as of late Krieger, how about all those Shanahan busts in free agency, how about those “star” players with exceedingly poor character, eh?

Pat Bowlen did not hire John Elway to mire the Broncos in a decade of suckage. With Elway comes a new commitment, or it should come. A new commitment to winning demands a commitment to new players and new contracts. You man up and pay this second pick, you take the chance. If you trade it, it’s only because some team offered you the world–and hell, even a bevvy of later round picks isn’t as meaningful to the Broncos as a pro bowl caliber player at the point of attack.

You don’t want to commit to excellence, you don’t want to commit to a new era of winning? Then fine, you can go ahead and become the Cincinnati Bengals.

Seems to me Krieger would like that.

Cuckoo Man Orton

You excited for this again? I'm not.

The sour and dour Krieger watching the unspectacular and “safe” Kyle Orton start in 2011. Watching the Broncos trade down for a bunch of unspectacular players and missing on a pro bowl cailber defender at the point of attack. P.P. Dublinski has more faith in Elway and Co. than this sour green fleeb at the Denver Post. This sour green fleeb belching forth such dire filth and spreading it around like the unsavory manure it is.

P.P. has turned the page on Kyle Orton. P.P. will be watching the draft this April, and he will witness one of these premier defensive lineman waltzing down the aisle to don a Broncos cap as the second pick in the 2011 draft.

I will not be bifurcated, and or besmirched. My profound wisdom will not be denied. The strength in my right hand, the wisdom upon my brow and the countenance in my left will prevail.

My virility is uncapped and I will be cruising in Summerville tomorrow night so you people down there better watch the hell out. Hurricane P.P. is coming and he is celebrating the 2011 draft. The festivities begin now.

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Shannon Sharpe Voted Into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Shannon Sharpe Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Shannon Sharpe for being voted in to the Hall of Fame where he joins fellow HoF Broncos John Elway, Gary Zimmerman and Floyd Little. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Shannon Sharpe, Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol (NFL Films), Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.

Finally, justice is done and with his legacy cemented, Sharpe will eventually admit he was wrong about Timmy Teebs.  I seen him, sitting there all smug and agreeing while Dan Marino labeled Tebow a bust. We’ll see who the geniuses are.

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Krieger Believes Elway’s Posturing

Friday, February 4th, 2011
Can't fool me

Listen up everybody, Orton's the starter, but we'll take a second, a third or a high fourth rounder for him. (AP Photo)

It’s nothing short of moronic to anoint Tim Tebow the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos right now. How stupid that would be when you have a QB in Orton that you can trade–potentially for a second round pick if a team was desperate enough. You don’t devalue Orton right now, at least not publicly. I believe most Broncos fans see the writing on the wall, I believe they realize the Orton era is over in Denver, but I’m not so sure seeing as many of them were so married to Jay Huckdort Cutler and Brandon Marshall. I bet there’s a few goobers out there still lamenting the loss of Tony Scheffler… but I digress.

As fun and exciting as the final three games of the season were, veteran league hands will tell you it is not a sustainable model for NFL success. If your quarterback is your leading rusher in both attempts and yardage, as Tebow was over that three-game span, your quarterback is not going to last long.-Krieger

I suppose our running game will never get better, eh Krieger? Seeing how horrible it was, it can only get better. The quarterback isn’t going to last long running, eh Kriegs? Tell that to Michael Vick, you loser. Vick survives the NFL just fine.

Krieger. That genius who said Tebow’s 4.7 speed isn’t fast enough for the NFL. What a laugh. Terrell Davis had 4.7 speed, I suppose he wasn’t fast enough to play in the NFL either.

Fox, the new coach, has said essentially the same thing. It might be time to consider the possibility they mean what they’re saying. It’s quite possible they think that Tebow is not ready to be the starting quarterback of a successful NFL team, as many scouts do.

“Many scouts think,” “veteran league hands…” Do you people at the Post ever think for yourselves? Enough of this garbage. “Veteran league hands” and “many scouts” think Tebow will single-handedly lose the game for you because of his “throwing motion.” It’s turd, it’s a turd assessment.

Get over Kyle Orton Krieg, get over him because the Orton era is finished in Denver.

These people are married to a journeyman QB who struggles in the red zone, struggles on third down and struggles to inspire even a modicum of leadership.

Orton’s gone and this is the time to retool.

The game plan going forward on offense should revolve around Tebow. Timmy Teebs, our first round pick who played just as effectively as Orton, yet in a different way. The game plan going forward should revolve around our rookie running quarterback who has potentially high upside, it should not revolve around a stop-gap journeyman with the athleticism of a one-legged goat. Orton 11-17 with the Broncos, and no it was not all due to the defense. Time and time again Orton was unable to sustain drives, unable to get it done in the red zone and unable to mount come from behind wins. Some of you people are looking forward to Cuckooman as our QB next year? Enough is enough.

The time to retool is now, the time to put in an offense to play to the rookie’s strengths is now. It’s a mistake to do otherwise. It is a mistake to build an offense around Orton, and then a year or two from now you’ll have to retool all over again for Tebow–how pathetic.

Orton is not the answer, and we don’t yet know if Tebow is the answer either, but he was our first round pick last year and he looks promising. He was just as effective out there as Orton, perhaps more-so because our opponents must honor his running ability. It was a shock to see how competitive we were at the end of this season, a shock to see how many points we consistently put on the board. I don’t care what defense we played against, you score points on bad teams, we failed to even put up points against bad teams with Kyle Orton. You retool with the rookie now, if he really doesn’t work out, then in a year or two we could draft or acquire someone new. Starting Orton sets back this inevitable process one or two years–it’s a mistake.

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Elway’s Smart with this “Start Orton” Nonsense

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

That’s some good posturing there, got to hand it to ol’ number 7 he’s doing an OK job so far.

Can't fool me

Listen up everybody, Orton's the starter, but we'll take a second, a third or a high fourth rounder for him. (AP Photo)

It’s smart to name Orton the starter right now, it’s good because we are obviously trading Kyle Orton once this CBA crap gets sorted out.

The Broncos suits should not play their hand and publicly grant Tebow the starting QB job right away. If you’re going to trade someone, it’s wise to act like they’re still integral to your team.

The Kyle Orton era is over in Denver.

Yes, I defended him and yes it was the most intelligent option to start Orton over a rookie and a clipboard holder this season.

Orton struggles in the red zone, struggles on third down; he is nonathletic and he is an uninspiring leader.

Orton is a journeyman and he will have a long career in this league. He will play for some team with a good supporting cast and maybe he’ll make a playoff run or two before his career is over.

Wherever Orton goes, that team will eventually acquire a rookie quarterback who will wait in the wings to take his job. He will probably play for two or three more teams in the next seven years.

It is a big, big mistake if Kyle Orton is starting for the Denver Broncos in 2011. He’s not a terrible quarterback, but he is not the answer in Denver.

It’s Tebow Time,  no doubt about it. If you don’t like it, then you better learn to love it. Tebow is the dynamic force this team needs, his leadership and abilities should be embraced by the Denver Broncos.

I don’t even want to see a quarterback competition unfold between Orton and Tebow this offseason. This offseason I want the head coach and offensive coordinator to put in place a system that plays to Tebow’s strengths. I agree with Steve Young, put in an offense that plays to Tebow’s strengths and he can be successful in this league.

Tim Tebow

The season ended, just as it was getting good. (Getty Images)

Anyone crapping on Tebow’s performance in those last three games, anyone who didn’t come away with either a good or neutral assessment of that rookie doesn’t deserve to be heard. He played well for a rookie, he did not look shell shocked out there–not once, not one bit. The “throwing motion” argument will die, it’s stupid and I was guilty of buying into it somewhat around the draft last year. After watching Tebow’s first two preseason performances I knew the “throwing motion” argument was turd. That’s right, turd. Take a paper bag, throw a couple turds in it, maybe a dingleberry or two–wrap it up good and throw it in the woods. Throw it in the woods, cause it sucks. It sucks, and it smells. This nonsense about the throwing motion, you got that Dildy Trent Dilfer harping on one preseason play where Tebow was pressured and someone hit his arm. One *^*%in play? What a joke. These people are stuck on stupid. They’re stuck on stupid because A) they hate Tebow personally, or B) they get paid a whole lot of money to be right and they can’t or won’t admit they were wrong.

Protecting the ball, converting on third down and scoring in the red zone is what matters. Screw percentages, screw stats, screw this whole “4.7 speed is too slow to be a threat” nonsense. Winning games and scoring touchdowns is what matters, I don’t care how he does it.

I believe Tim Tebow can be like Michael Vick. He’s not there yet, but the potential is evident and not some half-baked delusion. As of right now, Tebow is just as effective as Orton, but in a different way, which translates to: Sayonara Orton.

Last, but not least, I was holding back a bit, but now I’m not.

Orton, most assuredly, does not look right. It’s the truth, I know.

I cut him some slack for a while, but he don’t look right, and he never did.

kyle orton

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