Posted Mon Aug 31st by Ian Henson
There isn’t much of a split amongst the fans of those harbingers from Dove Valley: Trading Jay Cutler was a mistake, but now we hate him, Josh McDaniels may be a genius, but I ain’t seein’ it, Mike Shanahan may have been a better option as head coach this season and Kyle Orton sucks…
Or does he?
Or do Broncos fans just want him to suck?
Here’s the thing folks, short of busting a ligament in his finger Orton may have finished Sunday night with one of the better performances in the preseason. Completing 12/16 for 75% is no easy feat, particularly with Brandon Marshall and Jabar Gaffney sidelined and the offensive line forgetting it was a professional football unit. Yeah, it’s preseason, but if it’s only preseason, then why all the concern with the Broncos quote/unquote ‘sucking’ so bad? HUH!
What else needs to be said? As it stands Orton is still rated number four amongst preseason quarterbacks for completion percentage. This is despite throwing a left handed pass, despite his three interception game against the San Francisco 49ers… As good as Cutler did, rookie signal caller Tom Brandstater almost finished with a better stat line.
I’m just saying Bronco fans, that’s the deal with Kyle Orton… He’s not as bad as you want him to be.
“Here’s the Deal Denver,” is a new column that I will use sporadically throughout the season whenever we need a little sense knocked back into us. Looking forward to what you have to say in the comments Nation!