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A Message For John Fox, John Elway and Pat Bowlen

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Hark, lend me you ears. Wake the kids, phone the neighbors, gather round ye computer with friends and loved ones. Pure, unadulterated genius. Listen to a lone voice streaming truths in a wilderness of morons:

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Cowboys 24, Broncos 23; Tebow Plays Well While Analysts Fail

Friday, August 12th, 2011

At 12:31 in the first quarter Kyle Orton failed to plant his left foot in a professional NFL manner resulting in an overthrown ball with a trajectory cruising high over the head of the intended receiver. This is troubling for an NFL quarterback in his seventh year.

I don’t want to read another tweet about how “Tebow sucked today at practice–all is lost–maybe he’ll get traded even.”

Tebow played well, he did a good job for a second year player behind a ragtag offensive line.

He played well, that is, unless you listened to KOA radio or NFL Network.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an NFL player get the hyper analyticial microscope treatment like Tim Tebow. It was unbelievable.

It was downright disgusting.

Brian Griese on KOA radio–unreal. His analysis, better yet, his insane nitpicking of Tebow’s play was disgraceful.

“Could have had a first down–even a touchdown if he just led the receiver more there,” –Sorry Brian, I saw the play, the defender was draped all over Willis ready for the tackle. You’re nitpicking boy.

“An NFL QB would have led the receiver better there.” It was a good completion on third down Brian, what the hell more do you want?

Later, Tebow throws another pass for a first down. You would think that’s good. “Well he could have put it in there better to help his receiver.” Earth to Griese– you’re &%ing insane. Inane and insane. The kid threw for a damn first down, isn’t that a good thing?

I get a laugh out of these nerds, these rubes who cringe every time Tebow runs with the ball.

“He’s gonna get killed, this isn’t college.”

Funny how players like Michael Vick, Elway and Steve Young, isn’t it funny how players like that are a supreme threat for the defense when they run. Isn’t it funny how people think Michael Vick is so electric when he tucks and runs with the football? Oooh look at that threat! That razzle dazzle! Got to be on your toes as a defense when you play Vick! When Tebow does it, the announcers act like they just got back from a funeral.

What a bunch of weenies. Hyper analysis. Never seen so much stupid hyper analysis of a player in my life.

Rich Eisen. Funny guy right? Funny funny ha-ha. Funny guy, runs the 40 every year at the combine. Real cute.

Unfortunately, Rich Eisen sounded like the biggest jerk, the biggest weenie whenever he “analyzed” Tim Tebow’s play tonight.

Stick to running the 40 Rich and keep your trap shut.

Unbelievable.

When Tebow ran with the football–or did anything for that matter–Eisen’s voice got all low, all melancholy and monotone.

“When he tucks and runs, geez he’s gonna get killed out there.”

“He just didn’t quit on that play, it was bad for everyone–it didn’t help anyone, bad for the Broncos, bad for their field position and bad for the Cowboys because he also got one of their players injured.”

We lost no field position. We kicked the field goal just fine.

But it was all Tebow’s fault, he got a poor Dallas player injured.

“He also got one of their players injured.”

Never seen, nor heard anything like this in my life. What disgraceful, rambling over-analysis–all while Tebow was out there and at no other time. Tebow couldn’t do anything right, he was just some raw mixed bag of college hubris going berzerk out there.

What a bunch of biased troglodytes.

Goober Daryl Johnston nodding and agreeing for the most part.

Kid played well, sorry goobers. Sorry rubes and geniuses who know it all.

Right after Tebow threw a big bomb to Matthew Willis, the goober Daryl even started to comment on the sullied QB’s mechanics and throwing motion.

Then he had to pause to try and say something complementary for once.

Tebow sacked because of his poor footwork and mechanics. Not because he was lined up under "Manny Ramirez." Surely, he can't do anything right at the NFL level.

Back to Brian Griese, Mr. Hyper Critical. Mr. Hyper critical of every little thing Tebow did.

What did Mr. Hypercritical think of Orton down on the goal line? Why didn’t we hear any analysis of Kyle Orton’s missed passes? You know he’s been in the league seven years and he still misses.

John Fox after the game: “I thought he looked sharp…” Really?

How come veteran Brandon Lloyd has this bad habit of not keeping his feet in bounds in the end zone? Eh, Mr. Critical? I could only hear crickets, mouse farts and excuses when all that crap on the goal line was going down.

When Brady Quinn took to the field and started out rough, Mr. Hypercritical blamed the receivers and blurted out, “It’s tough for a QB to play with the second and third string.”

Yeah, no )(&)t Griese. Now you tell us.

I guess the big news of the night is the interception that Tebow threw. Everyone see that? Everyone read about that in just about every article? The pick he threw while some guy was sacking him and the receiver was mauled to the point where he was unable to return to the football? Yeah that was a bad pick alright. A pick that got called back due to penalty. So I guess that ain’t really a pick? Is it? Mr. Lucky Tebow strikes again. I bet the bomb to Willis was just a “blown coverage.”

Big news of the night according to Tim Hasselbeck: Tebow’s one bad throw to Britt Davis. Reminds me of the one preseason play ESPN talked about all of last year–one play– but you know, it’s the big reason why Tebow’s motion is too slow to play in the NFL.

Tebow had one bad throw in the dirt to an open receiver. Otherwise he played well.

First team offense looked OK. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Tebow with that supporting cast?

I’m still pissed off. I don’t care. Piss poor management. This team is not going anywhere with Cuckooman Kyle Orton. Even if we managed 8 and 8 it’s a waste. He’s gone. I heard a blurb out of John Fox before the game that was telling. He said the guys in the locker room know who the starter is. He said he’s not going to go against them and can’t change that. ” Players sometimes know more than the coaches do about certain things.”

This ridiculous talk of “losing the locker-room if Tebow starts,” seems to be on the money.

How pathetic.

Although Tebow threw a 40 yard bomb to Mattew Willis, he failed to impress the analysts since he didn't look good enough doing it.

Fine locker room. Tie your hopes to one of the most uninspiring leaders of men this organization has ever fielded at the quarterback position. Tie your hopes to pure mediocrity. Wallow in it. Revel in the great practices that might make you feel good. Sign this guy to five years and fifty million plus. Go ahead, let’s see that move.

Do that, and that’s five years the Denver Broncos will never see a Super Bowl.

I don’t care if Orton came out there and just played lights out for tonight. We all know who he is in most games and during the season. It was fitting though, that in a glimpse we saw more of the same guy.

Orton apologists. Lend me your ear:

You think Kyle Orton could have done as well as the kid with the second stringers? How come no one wants to ask or answer that question?

Media types who parrot “There’s a gaping hole between Orton and Tebow…” “There’s no competition, Orton is miles ahead…” Media types who love to parrot that statement: How about the gaping hole between Tebow’s physical ability and Orton’s pure lack of mobility?

That first drive, there’s a difference between Kyle and Tebow, Tebow would have run it in. That’s why I don’t buy “You’ll win more with Orton.” I laugh when I hear rubes claiming Tebow’s goal line runs were just a product of our “stellar” offensive line play. Cuckooman Orton couldn’t muster runs like those in a million years–even behind a good line.

Bomb from Tebow to Willis from our own ten yard line? Big play. I don’t care if we didn’t get a field goal after that. That’s winning the battle of field position from a tough spot. Third down and long, back at our own 20… no one open. Cuckooman would have thrown it in the weeds. Timmy runs (much to the annoyance of the broadcasters) and gets 16 yards–just short of a first down. Puts our punter in a much better position, doesn’t it?

Doesn’t it?

Let Tebow be Tebow. The great Sonny Jurgensen still bemoans the idiots who tried to change his mechanics. I just remembered the idiot who claimed Tebow is too big of a quarterback and needs to lose 30 pounds.

None other than Mark Schlereth. I heard he pissed himself during Broncos games when he played for us. What a disgrace. He admits it. I bet he still pisses himself behind the booth at ESPN.

Lose thirty pounds and become a Kyle Orton pocket passer–are you even serious Schlereth? Reminds me of Krieger who claimed Tebow can’t be effective running in the NFL since he only runs a 4.6.

Tell that to Terrell Davis there Krieger, you genius among geniuses.

More like a sea cucumber high on rancid Rocky Mountain Oysters.

At least the Mountain Man scored.

No surprise, the defense looked improved on outside rush. It was limited playing time to evaluate the starters, but the problem is the middle of our defense. Teams will probably attack our middle all season long.

Some people talk up Bunkley, Mays and Ty Warren. I have a feeling though, I have a feeling that in year or two we will have a different name playing at each of their positions. I’m not sold on the middle of our defense, but the improved rush from the edges should count for many big plays this year. Our blitzing on third downs was effective–that’s a surprise compared to last year.

Brady Quinn did OK out there, but I don’t buy this talk of him pushing Tebow for the second string. We’ve seen Quinn in games for years, Tebow has shown too much upside for a second year player.

Would be nice if we could play Tebow with the starters?

I’ve only heard praise from Ditka and Herm Edwards, lone voices in the wilderness who both believe Tebow has the ability to move the chains like no other quarterback on the Broncos roster.

Too bad, because the coach and the veteran players think otherwise.

Something tells me–one way or another–the majority of the fans are going to get what they want at some point this season.

 

 

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Denver Broncos 2011 NFL Preseason Preview

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Mile High Stadium--Or it should be

Over the next three preseason games I, P.P. Dublinski will be watching the Broncos offensive line, defensive line and quarterbacks with great interest.

Orlando Franklin - Hopefully he's a good run blocker.

The Broncos haven’t done much in the way of changing personnel on offense. We lost WR Jabar Gaffney, we got WR David Anderson. We lost T Ryan Harris, we drafted T Orlando Franklin. We drafted a promising tight end, I’ll be watching for this Julius Thomas character. We signed veteran RB Willis McGahee as a power running back to complement Knowshon Moreno’s more finesse style of play.

Other than that, I don’t see a whole lot of difference on the offensive side of the football.

I don’t believe for a second that our running game will show big-time improvement this year under new head coach John Fox and returning Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy. I believe we should be a little better running the football, but I don’t see how you can get all hyped up about our rushing attack while we have the same personnel and an offensive line loaded with young, largely unproven players.

Last year, this team struggled to get two inches on the ground. The last two years that is, I threw my hat at the damn screen many a time because Josh McDaniels insisted on running the football in short yardage situations. We got stuffed time and time again. I threw my damn hat and yelled “Doesn’t he realize this hasn’t been working all year?”

Felt like a broken record last year. Couldn’t punch it in on the goal line, couldn’t get third and short if our lives depended on it. I said time and time again that it didn’t matter who we had running the football, I don’t care if it was Adrian Peterson or Peyton Hillis, they’re getting stuffed behind our offensive line. Yes, it was “offensive.” Had sea cucumbers like that Numby at the Denver Compost claiming Knowshon Moreno “Couldn’t find the holes.” What a laugh, there weren’t any holes. I’m not optimistic about our running game this year, I’d like to be proven wrong. Not much has changed personnel-wise, Fox better have one hell of a “new scheme.”

Von Miller should be a star rushing the edge.

The Broncos defensive line was 32nd against the run last year, while I am confident in our ability to rush the quarterback with Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil returning, the Broncos defense against the run needs to improve big time. I don’t see a drastic change coming in one year. Plus, we have a lot of new players up front, that Brodrick Bunkley, Ty Warren and middle linebackers Nate Irving and Joe Mays. It will be interesting to see what Von Miller can do against the run, we know he can sack the quarterback with his speed of the edge.

I’ll also keep an eye on safety Rahim Moore and the middle linebacker position, hopefully this Moore is the ballhawk we think he can be in the pros.

I keep hearing that the 2011 Broncos will “run the ball and play defense”  under coach John Fox. Yeah, we’ll be better on defense and we’ll run the ball a little better–but I don’t think we’ll even run the ball good. Adequate. Probably not good.

Which brings me to the quarterback conundrum. I believe John Fox is implementing his “boring as hell” offense with the help of his long time right hand man on offense Mike McCoy. A boring as hell offense that WR Steve Smith recently handed a glowing review:

Smith, in his 11th season with the Panthers, said the offensive philosophy of the new coaching staff has been a refreshing change following the worst season of his career. Smith said offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is using him in innovative ways that John Fox’s staff would talk about, but never implement.

 “I respect coach Fox and I respect the offensive coordinators that have been here. But at the same time I’m a wide receiver. Run blocking is not my forte,” Smith said Saturday following the two-hour Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium.

“It is nice to have layers, have multiple sets, not to just be stacking to one spot for 70 plays. I get to line up in different spots. It’s just refreshing. It’s not saying, ‘Well, we’re going to move you around,’ and then never do it. Here they’re actually saying it and it’s happening. It’s not just me. It’s other guys as well.”

I’m not liking what I’m hearing in Denver. I hear Brady Quinn is all excited. I bet there’s a reason for that, I bet the template for quarterback is to drop back and use no improvisational skills. It suits Orton. It suits Quinn. It doesn’t suit Tebow. I’d like to be wrong on this but I have a feeling that Fox now loves Cuckooman, loves that he doesn’t make mistakes in practice.

Myself, as well as many legions of Broncos fans were disappointed when Kyle Orton’s trade didn’t go down. I figured he’d be gone and we’d hand the reins to Tebow for this year. After all, we only had Orton signed for one year and everyone knows he is not the long term answer at quarterback. When the game’s on the line Cuckooman Orton will let you down. Seen it time and time again. Steady play, makes few mistakes and seems to take few chances as well. In the big games he falls short, he exhibits none of the intangibles of an elite or even above average quarterback. Poor mobility and his big play making ability is suspect on third downs and in the red zone. Everyone should know this after two years in Denver, seven years in the league. But Orton can be successful in the NFL regular season with a good running game and a very good defense. Orton could even be successful in the playoffs with a great running game and an elite top five defense.

The only problem is: Denver doesn’t have what Kyle Orton needs.

Not this year, anyways.

Forgive me if I laugh when I hear Kyle Orton will tear it up this year with a defense and an offense that can run the ball. I don’t see much that’s changed personnel-wise. Do you forget how many times this offense put up less than 17 points last year?

Managing the games–it’s not going to work. I understand the players want to win now, the coach wants to win now. The coach probably wants to implement his boring offense with Orton and run the football, play sound defense.

We don’t have the personnel to manage games. Plus, I see the big picture. I see a quarterback who is gone after this year in free agency. I imagine his big target Brandon Lloyd joining him.  I see a team that won’t be able to manage the games with a sub-par running game and a questionable defense. We were 4 and 12 last year. No one on our schedule is a gimme to win. We don’t have the team or the personnel to control the clock and game manage. Not yet anyways. What if this year ends with John Fox lauding Orton, that he manged to get 7 and 9 with him… If that’s the case–what do we tell our players next year? Is it time to start from scratch? Isn’t it usually a three year plan to get into playoff contention? Forgive me if I’d like to start on that plan now with a possible rookie quarterback of the future–or a high draft pick next year.

I have a feeling the “quarterback competition” has already been handed to Cuckooman Orton no matter what goes down in these preseason games. He probably fits Fox’s template of what he wants out of his quarterback in his boring scheme. I’d love to be wrong on this by the way. Back in January, I figured Fox would spearhead the defense and leave the offense alone.

The future is Orton.

Brady Quinn and Kyle Orton probably fit his template. This is disappointing to me and I’m sure it must be to the majority of fans who wanted to get on with the future this year. I wanted the Broncos to do what Steve Young wisely stated: build an offense around Tebow and play to his strengths. That’s something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t do for Steve Young and they were idiotic enough to ship his ass out of there.

I keep hearing Orton will start but “if things get bad” this season then we’ll see what we have in Tebow?

Wasn’t that last year?

Didn’t we do that last year?

Sorry Robert Ayers,  but the fans have every right to boo this Cuckooman and the decision to start him. You’re lucky the first preseason game is in Dallas. I have nothing against Kyle Orton the person. Hell, I like him better than Jay Huckdort Cutler. Nothing against Orton the person, but his time in Denver is done. Or it should be. He’s gone after this year anyways and myself and many others I’m sure are sick of Kyle Orton the player. Sick of his play on the field. He’s not the long term answer. Put in the kid, give him every chance to succeed and see what we have. Bench Orton if you have to.

Unfortunately, it looks like we’re going to get another year of Orton starting.

Fire up the Sunday ticket subscriptions.

Now ever since the botched trade, Tim Tebow seems to have a bug up his ass.

Throwing balls into the ground, not looking good in practice. Yeah, this new offense might suck, it may not be tailored to what he can do best, yes he probably thought the job was his–that the staff would go in his direction instead of a boring one–but that’s that and this is now. If he does have a bug up his ass, he needs to get rid of it now. I have a feeling he’s just not a good practice player–he may never be good at that.

People are saying “Tebow better win the job from Orton in these preseason games.”

It’s not a safe bet that he will outplay Orton, and he doesn’t have to. Tebow doesn’t have to play lights out, he doesn’t have to play exceptionally great in these preseason games.

He only has to play well.

He only has to do the job he did last year where he moved the offense down the field multiple times and scored points. That’s all he needs to do. I have a feeling he can and will–practice be damned. Some guys aren’t good at scripted practices. Some guys aren’t that great staying in the pocket either, you know, guys like John Elway and Michael Vick. It took Elway years to become a very good pocket passer. Think of all his big plays–most were running and gunning.

Orton will be Orton. He will probably waver between good and just OK the entire preseason. I don’t see him doing terrible out there. The job is probably his anyways, no matter.

If Tebow plays well, if he does a good job then he can stick it to the coaches and the front office: The case can be made (mostly by the fans in the stands) that Tebow should be out there starting. Every time Orton falters in the regular season–don’t expect kindness.

If Tebow doesn’t play well and if he looks like total crap? Well, then he’s down the river on a $&ithouse door baby. That’s what this mess has come down to. Can you believe that? One week he’s about to be the face of the franchise– it was almost the beginning of a new exciting era at quarterback–instead it’s the third year of Orton’s Bizzaro World and Tebow “might not be in our future plans.” I have little doubt that coach Fox decided to go gung ho with Orton, gung ho with his vanilla scheme. The players seem to be all in as well–at least that’s what we hear.

If Tebow plays well enough in these upcoming preseason games, then I don’t care what Fox wants, and I don’t care what the veteran players want. Especially Brandon Lloyd who will be a free agent. I’ll be rooting for the kid as this image of a golden armed Orton comes crashing to the ground–soon enough behind a team that isn’t good enough to manage games. Tebow just has to wait for Orton to be Orton during the season and that will happen.

I’ll tell you something, if Orton falters during the season to the extent we bench him and Tebow comes in and starts putting up points? I will demand an apology and or resignation from someone high the organization. I’ll send a thousand letters if I have to. Make a hundred phone calls that I will videotape–it won’t be pretty.

Finally Brady Quinn, well I’m not too excited about what Brady Quinn can do. He’s had a lot of chances to show what he can do in actual games and I’ve never been too impressed. That said, if he plays very well I’d rather him start than Orton. At least he’s closer to a rookie and more interesting. You can see how much faith I have in Kyle Orton, Eh? I’d like to know why I or anyone should have much faith in him winning more games, based on the last two years and the current state of the team.

 

Broncos 2011 Scrimmage at Invesco: The Narrative

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Well let’s see now, the scrimmage at Invesco starts at 3PM Mountain time, however I already know what the media will say well in advance.

“Orton the clear starter after Broncos scrimmage” “Tebow looked raw and unorthodox, while Orton looked like a polished professional.”

That’s part of the problem. Yeah, Orton is an accurate veteran–but that’s it. Problem is, there’s a drop off after that and we all know it: lacking leadership, intangibles, athleticism, clutch play–it all sucks.

You know, we got some voices saying this botched QB trade is no biggie. That it’s just fine and dandy, it’s just life in the NFL…

Nah, it’s worse than that.

The future is Orton.

Let’s all hope, let’s hope that Tim Tebow doesn’t have a shred of the dark heart of P.P.

I don’t forget, I don’t forget when I’m wronged and I exact vengeance. Let’s say Tebow does become the starter in the future, let’s say he is playing pretty well… How about when it comes contract negotiation time?

This little mistake the front office made doesn’t breed loyalty. Does it?

I’d ask for the maximum amount. Screw them, the NFL is a business. Right?

Didn’t like this botched deal one bit. We’ll see though, there’s time for a turnaround, but I’m not nearly as optimistic about that as some people are.

Not only did the front office turn around and diss the rookie QB, they opened him up to attacks from mealy mouthed losers, attacks from a bunch of vegetables in the sports media who are as bad as the regular news media. Timmy Teebs darling mother losing sleep over all this mess.

I don’t know about you, I wouldn’t be happy with this FO right now. I’d wanna rap that fluffhead Fox right in the mouth–got a feeling this is more his doing. No mistake Cuckooman probably fits his boring template. The kid with upside poses too much of a risk, how ball-less.

Some still think we’ll trade Orton, that we are just posturing… If that really was the case, is this worth it? This crap is worth a third round pick? Don’t think so.

In the spirit of not forgetting, I’m literally baffled by the people who think the Broncos are going to have a great running game this year. We have the same personnel? We have one new guy on the offensive line? We basically have three rookies on that line and Kuper who hasn’t been great blocking for the run.

“We’ll give Orton a running game and become a playoff team.”

You people have to be dreaming. What are you smoking? Does this microwave generation forget so quickly? Don’t you remember Moreno getting tackled in the backfield how many times? Right after he got  the handoff no less. Do you remember how difficult it’s been for the Broncos to get two inches on third down? TWO INCHES? Don’t you remember how desperately bad we were trying to punch it in on the goal line? Hell, the only one that managed to be a running force on third downs and the goal line was none other than Timmy Teebs, he managed to do what none of our running backs could accomplish behind this line.

“We’ll win more with Orton.” I’m not convinced by that. Not one bit. He doesn’t make us credible. With this team? I’d bank on the kid and his dynamic abilities when the plays break down (and they surely will).

How about that Brandon Lloyd too. Wasn’t he a surprise last year? Yeah he was, and teams now know about him and what he can do. Just sayin’

He’s also a free agent after this year so I don’t really care about his input right now. After this year Lloyd may be playing somewhere else.

What has changed on offense? It better be an amazing new scheme. These rookie linemen better gel like you wouldn’t believe if we’re gonna be a force running the ball this year.

Shannon Sharpe Enters the NFL Hall of Fame Tonight

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Congrats to Shannon Sharpe, who should have been a first ballot Hall of Famer, but I digress. Of course, he was a perennial Pro Bowler and an integral part of the Broncos Super Bowl winning teams (How long ago does that seem now?) The enshrinement ceremony begins at 7pm EST on ESPN. Besides all of Broncos Nation, I’m certain his late grandmother is proud of him, he’s gonna be balling his eyes out that’s for sure.

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Elway, Fox Botch the Orton Trade: Nobody Wins

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Mark today as the day the Jester hat goes off Numby Paige and right on the heads of John “Bucky” Elway and John “Fluffhead” Fox.

John Elway John Fox Pat Bowlen

Everyone excited for Orton?

Woody Paige is the only one at the Denver Compost speaking the truth on this issue, the only one with integrity about it–he’s been consistent. He’s like a village idiot holding up a battered and worn down trade Orton now sign–only problem is he’s right this time. He’s the lone voice of reason on this issue amidst a sea of braindead sea cucumbers.

Didn’t think it would happen this quick, I even hoped I wouldn’t ever have to play the Bucky card. But it’s here, and it’s all their own doing.

Wouldn’t you love to see a P.P. Dublinski press conference with Bucky and Fluffy? I’d ask the real questions instead of some softball crap the Denver Compost would ask.

Why aren’t these questions being asked? Eh? Too difficult to answer? No answer at all?

I’d rip these two a new one, piece by piece.

If Kyle Orton is the golden armed starter, if Orton is so integral to the future of the Broncos, then why did you *trade* him?

We tell Tebow he’ll be the man, that we have his back and will give him every chance to succeed this year. This Orton gets the OK for a trade–to get the proverbial boot for good, then in a few days he is the first team answer at quarterback? By a mile?

I’m sure they can’t answer that one. It’s a pure cl(*&(*^ck. In Paige’s piece Elway said he’s heard of some kind of “storm” going on but he doesn’t really know what’s going on since he’s been too busy signing free agents.

Way to hide under your desk Bucky. Way to avoid confrontation. I’m disgusted, I’m disgusted you’re the face of this front office and you’re allowing this crap to go down. This mistake. This waste of time.

I have a feeling it’s that Fox. He’s probably scared, wants to go conservative with a guy who doesn’t make rookie mistakes. He doesn’t realize we don’t have the team to accommodate Orton, doesn’t realize he’s betting on the wrong horse. The number 8 horse is going to let you down, especially with the team we have.

Tebow may let you down, but fan’s are willing to forgive a rookie. The fans also wouldn’t mind knowing whether a QB should be signed or drafted in the offseason. It’s the smart thing to find out for the future of the franchise.

Instead we have a bunch of flailing turds in the front office. Flailing around as they go down the bowl. Down and down, it’s gonna drag on all season long and in the end it won’t be pretty. Not for anyone.

This Tebow has every right to be pissed, so do the fans. What a mistake. It’s like the Matt Cassel fiasco only worse: we’re stuck with the guy we tried to trade out of here.

Why are you investing this year in a QB who will not even be here next year?

Anybody asking that one? Orton is our future? Are you people for real who believe that? Does this Fox actually believe that?

We can still circumvent this mess, but instead it look’s like we’re stuck with it. Stuck with the poor decision of a front office and a coach who thinks Orton perfectly fits the template for his boring offense.

Of course Orton will look good in preseason running a vanilla offense, the deck is stacked against Tebow and he probably knows it. In fact, Woody Paige is probably right in assuming Fox and Elway have already made up their minds.

Fair competition? Fair competition is splitting reps with the first team. It’s a joke what’s going on there and what’s being said at Dove Valley. Doubletalk and stupidity. Flailing turds circling in a bowl.

This is going to play out, and it’s going to be ugly. The mess they created is going to play out all season long and this botched mistake is going to hurt everyone.

Orton will be Orton, and the fans will turn big time. The coach will look bad after he sits Orton down and puts in Tebow–a rookie with a now bruised ego and ill prepared for the task at hand. There’s a big difference between getting reps with the first and second team. Big difference when you’re “the guy” in preseason running the first team offense. Fans will be outraged the front office didn’t just go ahead with the rookie in the first place. What a waste of time.

Bad for the fans, bad for the coach and it doesn’t hurt Orton now–but it will when they bench him.

Could have avoided this, but no, all this stupidity because of a stupid decision. Thanks Bucky and Fluffy.

The future is Orton.

John Fox Must Think Orton is a Diamond in the Rough

Friday, August 5th, 2011

“Some of the changes that are being made are going to help us in the run game and protection wise,” Orton said. “And, like I said, I think we can throw the ball against anybody. We’ve got guys that can get open and get the ball to them. I think if we can improve in those areas, we’re going to be a tough offense to stop.”

Better be one hell of a new scheme.

Last I checked you have the same offensive line with the exception of one–one player. A rookie at right tackle and you have two near rookies at center and guard. The jury is still out on the center, the guard and the right tackle. Hell, I never have been a fan of Kuper’s run blocking ability either. He gets picked up and thrown at times for God’s sake.

Pretty tall order you got there.

These rumblings about the veteran players being concerned about losing Kyle Orton… what do they see that we haven’t seen? Or is it only the soon to be free agent Brandon Lloyd?

Does anyone in their right mind think Kyle Orton is the long term solution at quarterback? Anyone? Even one person? Do these veteran players really think the Broncos are playoff bound with Orton this year? Are they that delusional?

I’m beginning to believe this John Fox is arrogant enough to think we’re going to be a powerhouse running the football all of a sudden. Arrogant enough to think he can field a top defense.

The term Orton and Super Bowl do not and will not mix unless you have a top five defense and a running game likened to the 98 Broncos. That’s what you will need in order for a Cuckooman to succeed.

Kyle Orton is in his sixth year. We’ve seen the Kyle Orton show in Denver for a whole two years now.

What the hell are they thinking?

If this continues, and it looks like it will–I believe Paige is on to something when he floats that Fox and Elway have already made the decision to go with Orton. Fox probably thinks Orton is a great fit for his unspectacular conservative offense, an offense we’ve been trying to run for two years now mind you. Seriously, game managing and ball control are the only things you really have with Orton at the helm. We’ve already tried this crap and it’s a no go. We don’t have the personnel for it.

If this continues… there is a part of me, a deep down dark and savage part of P.P. Dublinski that can’t wait.

Part of me can’t wait to see it unfold, see it crash and burn. Fox building his house on sand. I can’t wait to see the reaction in the stands. It might be unprecedented.

Two years of the Cuckooman Orton show center stage, three is more than I’m willing to accept. I’ll bet three is more than the fans are willing to accept.

When Orton is out there being Orton, I can’t wait to hear the boo-birds. The camera might even shake when the home team gets intercepted instead of when the defense makes a goal line stop or when we score a touchdown.

The Broncos front office started off well enough this summer. They did what I wanted,  mostly.  I wanted a power running back to complement Moreno, I wanted at least one name player added to the defensive line.

But I wanted Orton traded. The inevitable trade. Hand the reins to the rookie, give him every chance to succeed with the first team so we know what the big picture is heading into this offseason. It was going to happen. Rightly so. But it didn’t happen. Somebody screwed the proverbial pooch and now we’re stuck.

Fine by me. Don’t do what I want and see how badly you continue to suck balls.

Come to think of it, the longer the Broncos don’t do what I want, the more the mere mention of a Super Bowl for Denver becomes an ever more distant reality.

My track record is iron. I demanded the firing of Shanahan claiming he stayed on too long–but that was easy to see. I demanded and foretold the departure of Jay Huckdort Cutler 9 months before it happened–at the beginning of a fresh season while most still felt he was the second coming of Elway. I knew he didn’t look right, that he was a pick throwing machine, that his leadership was incongruent and thoroughly lacking. I demanded and foretold the departure of Scheffler and Brandon Marshall at the hand of McDaniels whom I knew would clean house on the me first prima donnas. I said we’d be fine at receiver without paying Brandon Marshall 50 million plus–whilst others were sure he’d be back for the next season. The hug didn’t fool me one bit.

My track record is iron. Go ahead Broncos front office, dare to defy the Dark Ninja of the Depths P.P. Dublinksi.

Go right ahead, be my guest.

I’m your worst nightmare. I will be all season long until I get what I want.

I’m not even saying Tebow is the answer, but for the life of me I can’t understand why this organization and these vets wouldn’t want to find out for sure. Why they wouldn’t want to get on with the future. Why they wouldn’t want to know if drafting a quarterback next year is the real way to go. Why they can’t see the bigger picture. Brian Dawkins is going to be a grey beard by the time we’re ready for a Kyle Orton type to take us to the big show. Like I said, it’s gonna take a top five defense and a 1998 Broncos running game if you’re going to do damage in the playoffs with a quarterback who is that limited.

How many times have we heard “Kyle Orton won’t kill you by himself but he can manage a team to victory.” It’s the truth. Let’s get real.

I can’t help but wonder why Tim Tebow’s performances in those last three games last year have been completely thrown under the bus by some people, many in fact. It’s unbelievable. We’re just gonna forget all about that. Forget all about how he came in cold as a rookie and played pretty well.  We’ll forget all about the threat he posed on third downs, forget all about how we actually were in a position to win games by scoring 23-28 points.

I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again. In order to win in this league, you need to score 24 points a game on average. That separates the wheat from the chaff. The only exception is if you have a great running game and a lights out defense–then you can get by scoring 17 points. Good luck Broncos.

Nine games showcase Kyle Orton’s point scoring mastery in 2010: 17, 13, 17, 20, 14, 16, 14, 6, 13

Nah, forget how Tebow played in the games last season, that was all luck, that was a fluke. Now it’s “Tebow didn’t look good at practice, didn’t you hear.”

A player like Tebow may never look good in practice. What’s his thing? Isn’t it running and gunning, isn’t it improvising when the play breaks down? What a joke.

Kyle looks great at practice doesn’t he? And oh he puts up 4,000 yards and his completion rating was blah blah blah… how pathetic. Look at those numbers, look at those points in those games, I’m sure it was all the fault of the defense. What a sham of an excuse.

What a joke. Who the hell cares how he practices. Get a grip. You people have to know who Kyle Orton is by now.

Now we’re stuck in this strange stasis where Orton is somehow the savior and not the goat we all know he is when the pressure is on.

Build the team around Orton? That’s truly the kind of QB play you want in Denver?

Good luck. You’re gonna have to build one hell of a team for him.

Fine by me, when the boos start raining down I will be laughing.

Yes, I will be loving it. And this front office will deserve all the criticism for this botched conundrum that it can get.

 

Tebow Says Starting Job “was grabbed back away.”

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Good for you Tebow. Good for you speaking out.

I felt the same way. Felt the same way when I heard we botched the Orton deal and that this Cuckooman was taking all the first team snaps.

“My dream, since I was a young boy, of being a starting quarterback in the NFL seemed to be coming true,” Tebow said in an exclusive interview with Paige.

“Then, I felt like it was grabbed back away.”

I was ready to get the new season started, get the excitement started up…

He may or may not be the future of the Broncos. Let’s find out. This year.

We were all set to trade Orton and instead we have the Canadian Goose taking all the reps.

This front office was about to do the right thing, to clear the way for Tebow just like we cleared the way for Elway (DeBerg).

Instead, it’s starting to look like we’re going down the path of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Steve Young. Young wasn’t a boring enough pure pocket passer for them.

We were about to do the right thing: To evaluate our first round pick this year so we could determine whether he was the future. So we could determine whether we’ll need to draft a real QB.

Instead, we’re stuck on stupid. Fox must have got a boner after he saw Orton in practice, what a joke.

This front office botched this whole deal. It’s like some loser panicked after seeing Orton in practice.

I don’t care how he practices.

Look at the stats, look at the numbers! Look at Lloyds numbers too!

Yeah, great, look at the win loss record–that tells the real story. Look at the points on the board.

Krieger thinks the Denver Broncos will be “credible” starting Orton. 4 and 12 is real credible Krieger, ain’t it. That’s just wonderful for your credibility.

The only one with some sense at that Denver Compost right now is Numby Paige, I may have to start calling him by his real name.

 

Love to see the Canadian Goose try this. I guess Tebow was just lucky, eh? You see what his ability can do to a defense? It’s a lot tougher to play against this on third down than an immobile one legged goat.

Hope the Orton faithful are happy when we start scoring only 17 points per game.

Orton and Lloyd will be happy with their stats in a free agent year.

Credibility through the roof I suppose.

It’s BS how this situation has been handled. We’re set to trade Orton and next thing you know he’s taking all the first team snaps?

Some competition that is.

That ain’t a real competition. Some people think it’s fine since he’s still ” getting reps.”

Not with the first team. He’s not getting used to the first team receivers. That’s a big deal, that took Orton a while, Orton had to get his timing down to throw deep.

I have a sinking suspicion it’s the coach. I have a feeling it’s Fox and his “conservative approach” on offense.

He probably thinks we’ll dominate with our running game and play excellent defense. Sorry pal, the turnaround won’t be that quick. We don’t have the personnel for that yet.

By the time we do? Orton will be playing elsewhere, that is, unless there’s a nightmare scenario where the coach likes him so much we sign him to five years 50 million plus.

Not liking what I’m hearing out of Denver, not one bit.

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