Posted Fri Jul 29th by Jon Heath
The hits keep on coming.
It appears the Kyle Orton trade has fallen through. The Broncos didn’t accept the Dolphins offer and now Miami has moved on. With few other teams in need of a quarterback willing to accommodate Denver’s demands, the Broncos are now stuck with Orton. There’s a chance that they don’t mind. Maybe that was the plan all along. If that is the case, it makes the situation all the more frustrating.
The news comes a day after running back DeAngelo Williams, a player many Bronco Maniacs had on their wish list, re-signed with the Carolina Panthers. On top of that, reports that running back Willis McGahee had signed surfaced earlier today but are now being retracted. As of now, McGahee is not officially a Bronco.
Capping off a depressing day, heavily desired Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has re-signed with Seattle. And here’s the killer: Mebane signed a 5-year, $25 million deal — something the Broncos should have easily been able to match.
In defense of the Broncos Brass (Head Coach John Fox, Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and General Manager Brian Xanders), Denver is going through a rebuilding period. It will take more than one offseason to fix the Broncos defense and it may not be realistic to think quarterback Tim Tebow is ready to lead the team to the Promised Land (which is Indianapolis this season).
Hopefully the Broncos still have plans to sign a solid defensive tackle. What are your thoughts on all that’s gone down today, Broncos country?