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The Not-So-Mighty Quinnby

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Well I was sitting here listening to the Broncos vs Lions game, and I says if this Quinn manages to win the game in this final two minute drill, then he’s the “Mighty Quinn.” If he don’t, then he’s “The Not-So-Mighty Quinnby.”

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Lackluster, and our scrubs playing “defense” out there couldn’t stop a go-kart. All eleven of them couldn’t stop a kid’s go-kart. A run for 15, a pass for 10, can I have 8 plays and a touchdown for 100 Alex? Or should I say Wink?

In the first quarter Saturday night, Kyle Orton produced a quarterback rating that wouldn’t qualify for the Huey, Louie and Dewey Decimal System.

Well isn’t that cute, look at Numby ranking on our offense. That’s right, Kyle Orton IS our offense. He is one half of our offense, the other half is Jabar Gaffney. Anyone dissing Orton is an idiot, anyone rolling their eyes at having Kyle Orton as the starting Broncos quarterback doesn’t know anything. He is our offense out there. Thank God for it, can you imagine having the Not-So-Mighty Quinnby, or Timmy Teebs out there who don’t have a firm grasp of the playbook–where people should line up–knowing what routes to run–imagine having them as your field general with 16 inactive players? Good luck. Other than that, we can’t run, we can’t seem run block and our pass protection breaks down every other play. If that Baptiste and Polumbus are anchoring our offensive line early this season–good luck. We’re screwed. 16 inactive players, this is getting ridiculous. And I don’t care if some come back by game 1, they’re out of shape not getting playing time in the preseason. I’ll reserve more judgment until I see this game today on NFL Network (1pm EST) instead of hearing it, but it didn’t sound good for the most part.

I’d have that Alphonso Smith, that Paul Duncan and that Worrell Williams, I’d have them run ten laps at the end of the next practice while the rest of the team sits and drinks Gatorade. Make’em run for absolute boneheaded mistakes with the game on the line.

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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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