Posted Sat Aug 15th by Ian Henson
If we learned anything from Mike Shanahan, it should be this, “Always fall forward.” If I learned anything from watching Jay Cutler play versus the Buffalo Bills tonight it was this, it doesn’t really matter who the Denver Broncos quarterback is…
Cutler, if you’re not aware, damn near had three interceptions (while managing one actual interception) against a first and second team Bills defense. No, Terrell Owens was not playing corner back, yes Cutler was confused, throwing it to the hometown Bills blue jerseys all night.
Want some real in this world? Then understand this– nothing is ever as it seems. If I’m Josh McDaniels, the last thing that I’m going to do is give you anything that can let you beat me in the regular season. I’m going to make Kyle Orton the worst quarterback that you have ever seen, I’m even going to ask him to perform like we saw Friday night… No, I’m not going to ask him to throw interceptions, but I would ask him to throw to his first read every time. Which he did.
Do you think that McDaniels is splitting LaMont Jordan out wide because he’s the fourth best receiver on our team? Do you think that Knowshown Moreno’s playing behind not just Jordan but Correll Buckhalter because he’s the third best back on our team? Do you think that Peyton Hillis is playing with our second team because he didn’t earn a shot to run one with the first time?
Most of all, do you think that Chris Simms was given charge of the second team because he could handle starting for the first team? Well, if you believe that, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I have a great price on… Seriously, it’s incredible and you can own it. Seriously, I’m not kidding you. It’s damn near free and you can see my house from there.
So Orton pooped the bed, you know what? Cutler pooped the bed too… Here’s reality though, I’d rather have McDaniels coaching my team than Lovie Smith, you know why? McDaniels isn’t a loser and even if he hasn’t won a game, he’s still undefeated as Shanahan would surely point out at this moment.
Friends, all will be revealed soon, just not yet. We know that our offense isn’t the best, it’s just effing incredible. Our defense is the one that needs a preseason and last time that I checked Doom still was wrecking havoc- the Broncos had not three, but four sacks with their first team defense. That’s where the focus needs to be, that’s where the criticism is… Did Champ lose a step? Is Moss going to make the team?