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Denver Broncos 2010 NFL Season Preview

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We’ve got yet another heap of quahogs and sea cucumbers predicting woe and despair for the Denver Broncos in 2010.

The Raiders have Jason Campbell now…” did you hear that one?

All this talking up of Jason Campbell as some kind of savior of the Oakland Raiders.

Hmm, I wonder why Shanahan got rid of such a top flight quarterback? I wonder why the Broncos had no interest in Jason Campbell when they were shopping that gooned out Jay Huckdort Cutler?

That’s because Kyle Orton is better than Jason Campbell.

Sea Cucumbers

Look at them sea cucumbers.

Look at them sea cucumbers at ESPN. Bunch of moronic quahogs spewing their bile, I’m glad they put it in a neat little pile for me to easily copy and paste. Look at those losers. That Bill Williamson is one of the worst, unlike the other goobers there he covers only the AFC West–no excuse. All offseason long it’s Jason Campbell this, Jason Campbell that. What is this guy a Raiders fan? Ooh, the great Jason Cambell who Shanahan saw fit to boot his ass right out the door. Yeah he’s the big answer in Oakland, I’m shaking in my boots.

I expect lazy journalism out of Williamson and Clayton. Williamson is a journalistic burger, nuff said. John Clayton is the “Senior Analyst” at ESPN. Knowledge an inch deep and a mile wide. If you only listened to this guy the past two years you’d come away thinking Josh McDaniels is a disaster, the Broncos are one step from being an expansion team, the Broncos are on the decline, Broncos 3-13 and now Broncos third in the division. We’ll see who the geniuses are.

Then you got the biggest offender, the biggest traitor of the bunch–that Adam Schefter who’s turn to the dark side over there at ESPN is complete. The slippery slope into the pool of suckage, sewage and dingleberry droppings all started with his once free articles asking for money, panhandling like some bum in the street if you want to “read more.” Third in the division, what a joke. The prevailing wisdom over there at ESPN is the Raiders are in for a great renaissance because they acquired the great Campbell and drafted a good inside linebacker. Good luck with that. Schefter should know better, but he don’t.

Then you got this Sporting News NFL preview claiming the Broncos will go 4 and 12 this year. Hell if Tim Tebow were handed the starting reins today and if Robert Ayers went down with injury I’d at least have us winning 6 games. I wonder what mental defective came up with this one? I wonder what elderly mind came up with this one, eh? Maybe a “Senior Analyst.” What an absolute joke that is, what a laugh.

Now we also got this “Pete Prisco,” once again a great “Senior Writer” over at CBSSports.com saying the Raiders should be second in the division and much improved with the great Jason Campbell. I’m sure there are even more goobers out there running with this information, lazy journalism abounds especially with “Senior Analysts.”

Let’s see where Petey Prisco gets it wrong:

“Significant losses: WR Brandon Marshall–Wrong–not only that, but good riddance, ILB Andra Davis–Wrong, TE Tony Scheffler–Wrong, C Casey Wiegmann–Wrong and DE Kenny Peterson–Wrong.”

Significant losses, eh? The only case could be made for Marshall, but like I’ve said all along his departure won’t matter much and good riddance to the cancer.

“It’s hard to believe that this team had Jay Cutler throwing to Marshall two years ago and now has Orton to Eddie Royal as the top passing option.”

Jay "Huckdort" Cutler

Thank Goodness the Dort is Gone

Yeah, I know right? Thank God we got rid of that interception machine called Jay Huckdort Cutler. That pick-throwing mop-headed buffoon Huckdort, what a relief it is to have someone at quarterback who protects the ball and actually wins games. Thank goodness that rap-sheet-a-mile-long locker room cancer Marshall was kicked to the curb also. By the way, it’s Orton to Gaffney not Orton to Royal. P.S. Gaffney can run every route and catch every pass Marshall could–he just doesn’t get as many yards after the catch.

As for a “much improved” Raiders team, I don’t see it. I don’t see the Raiders in the race for the top of the AFC West division either.

Despite some unfortunate injuries, I am predicting the 2010 Denver Broncos to be a 10 and 6 team. We have improved–we haven’t “declined because we don’t have Brandon Marshall anymore.”

How many times do you hear that one, eh? “The Broncos don’t have Brandon Marshall now so they can’t possibly be good.”

All along, I’ve told you people good riddance to Brandon Marshall. Good riddance. The wide receiver corps of the 2010 Denver Broncos is one of the team’s strengths.

The Denver Broncos are deep at wide receiver and Jabar Gaffney can run every route Brandon Marshall can–he just isn’t the same force running after the catch. But who cares? How many spectacular make-a-bunch-of-people-miss run after the catch plays did Marshall make anyhow? Three or four all season?

Anyone pointing to Jabar Gaffney, Eddy Royal, Eric Decker, Brandon LLoyd, Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Willis as a bunch of “also-rans” don’t know nothin’ and probably haven’t even watched the team. There’s just that lame notion that “Brandon Marshall’s gone–so now the Broncos offense sucks.”

Forget all about Kyle Orton’s new found comfort in this offense, his excellent preseason play–consistently moving this offense down the field and scoring. Nah, Marshall’s gone so they can’t possibly be a better offense this year.

The Broncos offensive line is in question because of rookies and injuries–but Ryan Clady is back and rookie center J.D. Walton is a hell of a player. I’m convinced we are all set at center so long as this Walton is healthy. This Zane Beadles kid looks decent and his ability to play guard or tackle–possibly taking Ryan Harris’ spot in week one shows the genius of McDaniels drafting a versatile player.

The Broncos running game going into the 2010 season is in question, but Knowshon Moreno will finally return soon, as well as Buckhalter–they should make us forget about Ball’s and Hall’s. Hall and Oats or whoever they’ve played out there this preseason.

J.D. Walton Broncos

J.D. Walton

The 2009 Broncos featured an aging offensive line interior that wore down as the season progressed. The 2010 Broncos offensive linemen retain the All-Pro caliber bookends of Ryan Clady and Ryan Harris but now we are bigger, younger and better off in the middle. This line still has to gel, but they have played well overall in the preseason and that J.D.Walton is one solid rookie player at center. I expect the young offensive line to improve as the season goes on, not the other way around.

The Quarterback situation has improved in Denver. It hasn’t “eroded because Brandon Marshall isn’t there to throw to.”

Kyle Orton is at the top of his game, he’s been pushed by the competition we brought in and he’s answered the call. He knows this offense, he looks more comfortable out there now and our first string offense consistently moves down the field and scores touchdowns.

Tim Tebow is now a legitimate NFL backup quarterback. Tebow has shown through the preseason that he can throw the football well and even deep downfield. It’s still the preseason, I know the plays are a bit more vanilla, but at this point, I would even say Tebow throws better deep passes than Kyle Orton. Tebow throws the ball with authority and his throws have been right on the money for the most part. I believe that we’ll trot Tebow out there in special packages this year–and I still think he’ll run more than he throws in them–but he’s proven he can burn you downfield with the pass. Put Tebow out there on a run/pass option play where he rolls out, and if these defenses stack the line or have players out there shadowing him then good luck–he will burn people downfield with his arm.

The quarterback situation in Denver has improved, a less shaky and more in command Orton and a second string backup who won’t be smoking a hooka pipe.

The Broncos defense also wore down last year, especially along the defensive line. But this year we signed DE Justin Bannan and NT Jamal Williams, relegating capable NT Ronald Fields to backup duty and special four man front packages. We have some better depth and a better rotation on the defensive line this year.

“The Broncos lost Elvis Dumervil–their pass rush is non-existant.”

Robert Ayers Broncos

Sacks? Ayers and maybe some other guy...

Not true, oh sea-turding sea cucumber. Robert Ayers is a player and he is capable of double-digit sacks this year. Anyone who claims this is wishful thinking didn’t see him play in the preseason, the kid’s got a mean bull-rush and although his skills aren’t at Dumervil’s level and his moves aren’t as pretty, twelve sacks for this kid in the span of a sixteen game season is doable. He just has to stay healthy or we’re in big trouble. The problem is where do the other sacks come from? Who else is capable? I don’t have too much confidence in an “improved” Jarvis Moss–but that Jason Hunter looked decent out there in preseason. He got five sacks last year for the Lions, lets hope he can meet or exceed that mark. With our new beef up front we should be able to blitz interior linebackers at times too.

Another difference between this year’s Broncos defensive line and d-lines of Broncos yore, is the fact that these players, namely Bannan and Williams can disrupt the pocket. It used to be the Broncos defensive line would sit in a circle around the quarterback and play monopoly while the opposing quarterback had all the time in the world to throw. One thing I’ve noticed from the Broncos preseason is the starting defensive line’s ability to move offensive linemen backwards. That Jamal Williams–when he wants to–can drive a center back ten yards. When we don’t get immediate pressure on the QB, at least the pocket soon dissolves now and that is an upgrade.

Defensive backs–I don’t need to say much here. Everyone knows the talent we have with our defensive backs. Gone too are the days that we fret when Champ Bailey gets injured for a few games. Perrish Cox should come right in and perform admirably.

Despite injuries early on and the all-out loss of Dumervil, this Broncos team has improved and the schedule is a little better than last year. I predict the 2010 Denver Broncos will go 10 and 6 and whether that’s good enough for the playoffs remains to be seen.

Straight Shootin' Baby

Straight Shootin' Baby

Update: John Clayton admits he misread the Broncos. There is a shred of honesty and decency at least in that goober. I am still waiting Woody Paige.

This is an emergency edition of P.P.’s Straight Shootin’ for there is a red alert in Denver.

I am a Dark Ninja of the Depths and no arrow can pierce me. My virility is legendary, and my supreme tact will rent gaping holes in walls and floors.

The Broncos recently acquired defensive end Vonnie Holliday tells Sports Illustrated that some asshat, some loser who is probably slithering around with the brain of a sea cucumber, some moron from the local Denver sports media told Mr. Holliday, “‘Basically,’ you’re playing with a bunch of bums.

Now any normal Broncos fan who’s been around since last season, any normal fan such as this who watched the Broncos in preseason with a mind of their own, someone who makes decisions on their own, could easily tell the Broncos front seven was playing much better then in previous years under the ass end of the Shanahan era.

How do you explain such scathing analysis of a defensive front seven that was playing better, even in preseason?

Perhaps they didn’t like the coach.

Maybe they didn’t like the personnel he brought in.

Maybe they didn’t like that Huckdort got kicked to the curb.

Perhaps they were so blind as to think Jay Huckdort Cutler was the entire franchise and the Broncos had no chance of a winning a game without him.

Perhaps they didn’t like that Shanahan was fired, or didn’t like how McDaniels handles the press in comparison.

Might be someone who complained all offseason, someone that bellyached about the Broncos not doing things their way.

Or maybe it was someone jealous of McDaniels, jealous since their critical viewpoints of him and his decisions made their flawed intellect look like a steaming pile of crap with the addition of peanuts falling off.

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