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TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:09 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. There was a long cooling-off period. Coach John Fox started and finished his postgame news conference.

The visiting locker room doors finally opened, and Broncos middle linebacker Joe Mays was sitting in front of his locker, his sweat-soaked, grass- stained jersey and pants covering his fully padded, tired body. Across the room, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley​ sat in the same position.

Between them was silence. The Broncos led halfway through the fourth quarter but wound up losing to the Tennessee Titans 17-14. No one talked when the doors opened. Someone tossed a piece of ankle tape on the carpeted floor. It sounded like a thud.

There are losses and there are losses when a team is nearly speechless.

"Nobody in this room deserved this," Broncos running back Willis McGahee​ said.

The Broncos almost prevailed, though they were badly outmanned because of injuries. Their offense was missing Eddie Royal​, Knowshon Moreno​ and Julius Thomas. Their three best defensive players Elvis Dumervil​, Champ Bailey​ and D.J. Williams again didn't play. Yet the patched-up Denver D held Tennessee running backs Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer​ to a combined 4 yards on 14 carries through three quarters.

Matt Hasselbeck​, the veteran quarterback in his first year with the Titans, finally solved the Broncos' defense in the fourth quarter.

Afterward, the Broncos' locker room was the quietest it's been in years. It's never exactly reverberating with boom-box music after any defeat. But based on the utter silence in the locker room a good 25 minutes after the final gun Sunday, this setback was more difficult than others.

"It's real frustrating, and it needs to be real frustrating," veteran safety Brian Dawkins said.

"I wouldn't read too much into how quiet it is as a sign of anything other than as a sign that we're a group of true competitors," weakside linebacker Wesley Woodyard​ said. ". . . The quiet you're hearing says we all care about our jobs, and we care about winning."

"It was disappointing, but we've got to bounce back," said Broncos center J.D. Walton. "We've got another road game, and we have to approach it as a business trip, again."


http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_18976628?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:10 AM
Sorry Willis, you DID deserve it. All of you. Now sack up. I've never seen such a collection of 53 pussies menstruating together in silence in my life. Stay shut up and try playing football.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Dawkins is the only one with a perspective I can agree with.

Woodyard says it was silent because they're a true group of competitors? You just got the **** kicked out of you by a bad football team despite a buttload of penalties helping you out.

And JD, you can continue approaching these as a business trip, but start looking at them as business trips that you could lose your effing job on, because quite frankly, you should.

Dr. Broncenstein
09-26-2011, 10:14 AM
Maybe their unquestioned leader could spring for some tampons. He's probably going to make 3-4.5 million per win this year.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:17 AM
Maybe their unquestioned leader could spring for some tampons. He's probably going to make 3-4.5 million per win this year.

He's going to make 9 million per win this year.

He'll be done in a couple weeks. His career. Where there never should have been one aside from fan favorite journeyman back up with the funny fake twitter

bronco militia
09-26-2011, 10:18 AM
great...another Tebow thread

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:20 AM
great...another Tebow thread

Haha. It was intended to mock all of these losers.

bronco militia
09-26-2011, 10:21 AM
ahh damn..I thought they were pissed at the QB too

Dr. Broncenstein
09-26-2011, 10:22 AM
great...another Tebow thread

It is now, isn't it?

Steve Sewell
09-26-2011, 10:24 AM
He's going to make 9 million per win this year.

He'll be done in a couple weeks. His career. Where there never should have been one aside from fan favorite journeyman back up with the funny fake twitter

He should have taken whatever Miami had offered him.

LonghornBronco
09-26-2011, 10:24 AM
ZOMG!!! ZOMG!!! THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING...

WE ARE MISSING SEVERAL PRO BOWLERS... AND... AND...

**** IT GIVE ME TEBOW!

bronco militia
09-26-2011, 10:24 AM
It is now, isn't it?

my bad ;D

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Positions we are set at moving forward for the future:

Sam linebacker - MOST likely

Steve Sewell
09-26-2011, 10:25 AM
It is now, isn't it?

Not so much a Tebow thread. More like a "Kyle Orton sucks get him the **** out of the starting QB position for the Broncos" thread!

rock
09-26-2011, 10:25 AM
great...another Tebow thread

Where was Tebow mentioned?

Steve Sewell
09-26-2011, 10:28 AM
ZOMG!!! ZOMG!!! THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING...

WE ARE MISSING SEVERAL PRO BOWLERS... AND... AND...

**** IT GIVE ME TEBOW!

Dude, how many more games are we going to have to watch of a Kyle Orton-led offense putting up under 17 points and failing epically in key moments of games before some realize that there's a problem with this team? Seriously...how many more do you need to see? Another season? Two?

Dr. Broncenstein
09-26-2011, 10:28 AM
He should have taken whatever Miami had offered him.

Why in the world would he have done that? Nobody is ever going to pay him that kind of money again. He knew it. His agent knew it. Probably the smartest thing he has ever done.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 10:29 AM
You know what else I would really like to see?

A respect for conserving time outs in close effing football games.

That would be swell.

OBF1
09-26-2011, 10:32 AM
"The Broncos almost prevailed, though they were badly outmanned because of injuries. Their offense was missing Eddie Royal​, Knowshon Moreno​ and Julius Thomas. Their three best defensive players — Elvis Dumervil​, Champ Bailey​ and D.J. Williams — again didn't play."


When someone states that we are losing because players like Knowshon and JT are missing, then turn and state D.J. Williams is one of our 3 best defensive players makes this alot easier to take.

If Knowshon and DJ are reasons we are losing, this team is alot worse off than even I thought.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-26-2011, 10:40 AM
****ty team is ****ty.

Shocking news for some at this site apparently.

TonyR
09-26-2011, 10:43 AM
You just got the **** kicked out of you by a bad football team...

I generally agree with your point but is Tennessee "bad"? They looked pretty good against Baltimore.

Gort
09-26-2011, 10:46 AM
ZOMG!!! ZOMG!!! THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING...

WE ARE MISSING SEVERAL PRO BOWLERS... AND... AND...

**** IT GIVE ME TEBOW!

who needs "suck for luck" when we've got "blow for tebow"?

aw crap. that really sounds ghey when you say it out loud.

Gort
09-26-2011, 10:48 AM
I generally agree with your point but is Tennessee "bad"? They looked pretty good against Baltimore.

they were bad yesterday though. 4 gazillion yards in penalties by tennnneeeesssseeeee (i hate spelling that state!) and pocket sloth still couldn't get the Broncos over the hump.

jhns
09-26-2011, 10:50 AM
I find it funny that people are concerned about losing the locker room in the Orton debate. What, losing from horrible devisions and refusing to use your talent is going to keep everyone happy? The locker room being more silent than it normally us after losses tells you that Fox has the locker?...

LonghornBronco
09-26-2011, 10:53 AM
It's not as bad as it looks, we should get some O weapons back soon and out 3 D probowlers. I think we get better. I must admit though it was stupid not to put tebow in with 1st and Goal at the 2, I don't think we do that again.

Vegas_Bronco
09-26-2011, 10:53 AM
You could say hasselbck did what orton did not and that was the difference in this game.

go_broncos
09-26-2011, 10:57 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. There was a long cooling-off period. Coach John Fox started and finished his postgame news conference.

The visiting locker room doors finally opened, and Broncos middle linebacker Joe Mays was sitting in front of his locker, his sweat-soaked, grass- stained jersey and pants covering his fully padded, tired body. Across the room, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley​ sat in the same position.

Between them was silence. The Broncos led halfway through the fourth quarter but wound up losing to the Tennessee Titans 17-14. No one talked when the doors opened. Someone tossed a piece of ankle tape on the carpeted floor. It sounded like a thud.

There are losses and there are losses when a team is nearly speechless.

"Nobody in this room deserved this," Broncos running back Willis McGahee​ said.

The Broncos almost prevailed, though they were badly outmanned because of injuries. Their offense was missing Eddie Royal​, Knowshon Moreno​ and Julius Thomas. Their three best defensive players Elvis Dumervil​, Champ Bailey​ and D.J. Williams again didn't play. Yet the patched-up Denver D held Tennessee running backs Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer​ to a combined 4 yards on 14 carries through three quarters.

Matt Hasselbeck​, the veteran quarterback in his first year with the Titans, finally solved the Broncos' defense in the fourth quarter.

Afterward, the Broncos' locker room was the quietest it's been in years. It's never exactly reverberating with boom-box music after any defeat. But based on the utter silence in the locker room a good 25 minutes after the final gun Sunday, this setback was more difficult than others.

"It's real frustrating, and it needs to be real frustrating," veteran safety Brian Dawkins said.

"I wouldn't read too much into how quiet it is as a sign of anything other than as a sign that we're a group of true competitors," weakside linebacker Wesley Woodyard​ said. ". . . The quiet you're hearing says we all care about our jobs, and we care about winning."

"It was disappointing, but we've got to bounce back," said Broncos center J.D. Walton. "We've got another road game, and we have to approach it as a business trip, again."


http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_18976628?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

yep..we are missing hall of fame players..:spit:

Gort
09-26-2011, 11:00 AM
we may not win, but at least we've got cool nicknames for our QBs,

pocket sloth
frown cannon
pornstache

...so we've got that going for us.

bendog
09-26-2011, 11:13 AM
we may not win, but at least we've got cool nicknames for our QBs,

pocket sloth
frown cannon
pornstache

...so we've got that going for us.

Next up, "The Passion."

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 11:29 AM
They played pretty well, took a hard loss. We'll see how they respond.

ghwk
09-26-2011, 11:31 AM
Not so much a Tebow thread. More like a "Kyle Orton sucks get him the **** out of the starting QB position for the Broncos" thread!

Oh well that's cool then because we don't have enough of those either. :D

Taco John
09-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Is it safe to call him "Mopey Kyle" yet?

maven
09-26-2011, 11:34 AM
They played pretty well, took a hard loss. We'll see how they respond.

I think that's pretty much all there is to this. They had chances to win the game. Tough loss. Lets see if they can rebound against Green Bay & San Diego.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 11:45 AM
I generally agree with your point but is Tennessee "bad"? They looked pretty good against Baltimore.

And they looked horrible against Jax and bad against us. I think Balt was a trap game, and I think the rest of the season will bear that out, but yes, we will see.

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 11:53 AM
Sorry Willis, you DID deserve it. All of you. Now sack up. I've never seen such a collection of 53 pussies menstruating together in silence in my life. Stay shut up and try playing football.

You must not have 53 mirror images of yourself.

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 11:57 AM
Dawkins is the only one with a perspective I can agree with.

Woodyard says it was silent because they're a true group of competitors? You just got the **** kicked out of you by a bad football team despite a buttload of penalties helping you out.

And JD, you can continue approaching these as a business trip, but start looking at them as business trips that you could lose your effing job on, because quite frankly, you should.

JD Walton was two yards into the end zone on one of those running plays when it was first and goal from the 2 yd line after the Miller strip. McGahee didn't capitalize. Quitcher bitching, Rev, act like a man for once.

TonyR
09-26-2011, 12:00 PM
...but yes, we will see.

They're nothing special, for sure, but I'm thinking their defense is pretty good.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 12:08 PM
They're nothing special, for sure, but I'm thinking their defense is pretty good.

They let McCown go 71% on em.

crush17
09-26-2011, 12:27 PM
Having Rev on ignore makes this place 10x more tolerable.

Eldorado
09-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Having Rev on ignore makes this place 10x more tolerable.

Wait.

Let me get this straight...you clicked on a thread started by the rev, just to post you have him on ignore?

crush17
09-26-2011, 12:36 PM
Wait.

Let me get this straight...you clicked on a thread started by the rev, just to post you have him on ignore?

Didnt have him on ignore until after reading,his posts today.

Chill, guy.

HorseHead
09-26-2011, 12:50 PM
I actually like a thread like this....

I prefer it to the.."well we played tough, we were a little out-manned" waaaahhh (baby fx) threads....

GreatBronco16
09-26-2011, 12:52 PM
Didnt have him on ignore until after reading,his posts today.

Chill, guy.

So you put him on ignore, then say to yourself, "Self, wouldn't it be cool to post in a thread by Rev that I have him on ignore?" To which you probably answered yourself with "Yes"

Chris
09-26-2011, 12:54 PM
I take silence as a sign they care. Nothing seems odd to me about this.

Popps
09-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Cool, I'm glad the guys are taking the results to heart. Locker rooms should be somber after a loss. These guys fought pretty hard. It's tough to win games at that level when you're playing with a hand tied behind your back. We got it done last week with an essential scout team out there. Almost pulled it off again, short-handed. Hopefully, we can see what this team looks like at full strength at some point this season.

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Wait.

Let me get this straight...you clicked on a thread started by the rev, just to post you have him on ignore?

Why do you guys change your screen names? Formerly this, formerly that, stay consistent.

schaaf
09-26-2011, 12:56 PM
What's bad about this???

This shows me they care and at least have some pride unlike some other players who have gone through here te last couple years.

Anything that this board can find something to complain about they will.

Eldorado
09-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Why do you guys change your screen names? Formerly this, formerly that, stay consistent.

Oh, I'm sorry. Should I have checked in with you first? Cock munching douch.

Tombstone RJ
09-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Cool, I'm glad the guys are taking the results to heart. Locker rooms should be somber after a loss. These guys fought pretty hard. It's tough to win games at that level when you're playing with a hand tied behind your back. We got it done last week with an essential scout team out there. Almost pulled it off again, short-handed. Hopefully, we can see what this team looks like at full strength at some point this season.

a quiet locker room after a loss is a good sign, it means they care. I'd be more worried if loud music was playing and the guys were acting like the loss was no big deal. That being said I think silence is also an indication that there's not a whole lot to say after a loss like that. It is what it is. And what is it?

subpar QB play.

TheReverend
09-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Having Rev on ignore makes this place 10x more tolerable.

I genuinely have no idea who this is... Ha!

GreatBronco16
09-26-2011, 01:06 PM
a quiet locker room after a loss is a good sign, it means they care. I'd be more worried if loud music was playing and the guys were acting like the loss was no big deal. That being said I think silence is also an indication that there's not a whole lot to say after a loss like that. It is what it is. And what is it?

subpar QB play.

A quiet locker room in a visiting stadium means they are a bunch of crybabies. They should have been trying to destroy that locker room to show their displeasure with how they played at the end of the game.

GreatBronco16
09-26-2011, 01:07 PM
I genuinely have no idea who this is... Ha!

Just so Crush can see this and respond.:D

broncocalijohn
09-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Oh, I'm sorry. Should I have checked in with you first? Cock munching douch.

He asks a simple question and you jump on him for that? Of course it has nothing to do with the Florida Triangle protection program of you, the OP and your brother. While Rev is being civilized in his thread, you sure go out of your way to be the gustapo. douch?

I genuinely have no idea who this is... Ha!

I think the Iggy option is for his benefit not yours.

Tombstone RJ
09-26-2011, 01:09 PM
A quiet locker room in a visiting stadium means they are a bunch of crybabies. They should have been trying to destroy that locker room to show their displeasure with how they played at the end of the game.

yah, that's mature. Fortunately these are professionals and not 6th graders.

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 01:13 PM
Oh, I'm sorry. Should I have checked in with you first? Cock munching douch.

Yeah, you should have. You should have just kept your original screen name, actually.

Jeez, easy there "Eldorado", you're the first to call me a "cock munching douch", and I've been insulted by much better than you. Even Rock Chalk hasn't called me that.

GreatBronco16
09-26-2011, 01:14 PM
yah, that's mature. Fortunately these are professionals and not 6th graders.

Not anymore than sitting there pouting like they just lost the super bowl. Man up a little. It's ok to be upset.

Pouting in the locker room after a loss is nearly as bad as doing what Vick did in complaining about the refs after his game.

jhns
09-26-2011, 01:15 PM
The locker room is more silent than usual because they are watching their coach give away games. At least McDaniels had the excuse of no experience and a huge ego. Fox is just being stupid at this point.

Tombstone RJ
09-26-2011, 01:16 PM
Not anymore than sitting there pouting like they just lost the super bowl. Man up a little. It's ok to be upset.

Pouting in the locker room after a loss is nearly as bad as doing what Vick did in complaining about the refs after his game.

yah, man up a little and create stupid excuses for the loss! If there's nothing to say then why even pretend?

Eldorado
09-26-2011, 01:17 PM
The locker room is more silent than usual because they are watching their coach give away games. At least McDaniels had the excuse of no experience and a huge ego. Fox is just being stupid at this point.

I have to admit. I was legitimately terrified that Fox was going to trot Quinn out there if Orton couldn't stay in.

And then not kicking the field goal. Not impressed.

Cito Pelon
09-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Not anymore than sitting there pouting like they just lost the super bowl. Man up a little. It's ok to be upset.

Pouting in the locker room after a loss is nearly as bad as doing what Vick did in complaining about the refs after his game.

No, stewing silently is much better than venting publically.

Blueflame
09-26-2011, 01:32 PM
They can't win with some of you guys... guess it shoulda been "party time" and they should have busted out the Corona to "find their beach", right? Too funny.

bendog
09-26-2011, 01:36 PM
How do we know that they weren't quietly praying?

Pony Boy
09-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Is it safe to call him "Mopey Kyle" yet?

I like "Dopey Kyle" ....... Mopey and Dopey, what's next?

bendog
09-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Bile Kyle

Steaming Pyle Kyle

Knife Kutting Kyle

Killing me Kyle

IOUIOUIOing Kyle

Crucifying Christ Kyle

Crushing cohones Kyle

steeledude
09-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Dawkins is the only one with a perspective I can agree with.

Woodyard says it was silent because they're a true group of competitors? You just got the **** kicked out of you by a bad football team despite a buttload of penalties helping you out.

And JD, you can continue approaching these as a business trip, but start looking at them as business trips that you could lose your effing job on, because quite frankly, you should.

I agree with most of what you say, but Woodyard seems to me to be trying to show that the anger in the locker room isn't at management or anything like that. He's saying they're mad at themselves, which is nice to know it's not a blame game thing.

This team is missing key players and still showing potential. I'm excited for them as our FO fixes more issues. I am beginning to wonder how much Tebow would change the game. I've always hated Orton but felt Tebow wouldn't do much better, but the red zone issues that are KILLING this team seem to be the Tebown's specialty.

eddie mac
09-26-2011, 06:29 PM
They're **** but in reality it really isn't their fault. Look no further than the owner and the coaching staff he fired and hired over the last 3 seasons. They and they alone amassed a pile of crap that pull on orange and blue jerseys 16 weekends a season except for a handful of players.

Sure some of this **** will look good on a play or two but when push comes to shove they're always going to cave, whether it's Beadles or Walton ****ing up the line or someone on the other side of the ball, the talent is very limited and has been for a good while.

3 drafts are in the books since Shanahan was fired and although Mike was no super drafter. he still managed to pull out some gems like Brandon Marshall and Elvis Dumervil out of his ass. McDaniels got squat from his 2 drafts, nevermind the trades he made and although there's plenty of optimism for Fox's first draft, I'll wait and see how everyone else develops bar Miller (who looks a stud off the bat).

They say time is a great healer, I reckon it's going to take Fox at least another full season before he gets this franchise back anywhere near the playoffs, I just hope Bowlen realises that the last 2 years and the total downfall are down to him and he gives Fox the time and money to build a competitive team.

maher_tyler
09-26-2011, 07:01 PM
I know when i played sports and lost a game we should have won. The locker room/bus ride home, wasn't very cheerful and had the same quietness! It sucks playing with/watching a guy make the same mistakes over and over again on your team that costs you games. It's demoralizing! Not saying thats how the team feels about Orton but deep down, you gotta wonder if players are losing faith in him to win games. I would!

broncocalijohn
09-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Bile Kyle

Steaming Pyle Kyle

Knife Kutting Kyle

Killing me Kyle

IOUIOUIOing Kyle

Crucifying Christ Kyle

Crushing cohones Kyle

Ithink TheElusiveKyle would be perfect. What? That one is taken?

Maximus
09-26-2011, 07:42 PM
The locker room is more silent than usual because they are watching their coach give away games. At least McDaniels had the excuse of no experience and a huge ego. Fox is just being stupid at this point.

How is fox being stupid? He is keeping your team close enough to possibly win. If you had a running game maybe his plan would be successful.

Powderaddict
09-26-2011, 09:13 PM
I know when i played sports and lost a game we should have won. The locker room/bus ride home, wasn't very cheerful and had the same quietness! It sucks playing with/watching a guy make the same mistakes over and over again on your team that costs you games. It's demoralizing! Not saying thats how the team feels about Orton but deep down, you gotta wonder if players are losing faith in him to win games. I would!

I wonder that as well.

I hear time and time again that the locker room is "Kyles". My question is why? When a defense holds the home team to 17 points, gives the ball to the offense on the 13 in the 4t, and only commits 1 penalty and you still lose, I'd imagine that really shakes the confidence. Do they expect after 7 years in the league the light will come on and 8 will.suddenly become a competent QB?

The locker room is behind KO angle worked early in the season, but for how long?

HAT
09-26-2011, 09:43 PM
I like "Dopey Kyle" ....... Mopey and Dopey, what's next?

Hopey. ???

OABB
09-26-2011, 09:56 PM
How is fox being stupid? He is keeping your team close enough to possibly win. If you had a running game maybe his plan would be successful.

not playing tebow in the red zone for starters...but really just choosing orton, who sucks, to start without a true competition.

we would be 2-1 .with tebow 3-0 is likely....so 1-2 is foxs fault because he is playing a terrible qb.

DarkHorse30
09-26-2011, 10:15 PM
Bile Kyle

Steaming Pyle Kyle

Knife Kutting Kyle

Killing me Kyle

IOUIOUIOing Kyle

Crucifying Christ Kyle

Crushing cohones Kyle

I think a question is best...... Why Ky?

OABB
09-26-2011, 10:35 PM
I think a question is best...... Why Ky?

cause shes dehydrated?

ZONA
09-27-2011, 03:03 AM
Putting some things in perspective here.


Our 2 losses have been by 3 points each. You could argue the teams we've lost to aren't as bad as they may have seemed. The Titans slapped the Ravens pretty good and the Raiders got over on the Jets this week. We have missed alot of good players in the lineups the past few weeks. You could easily make a case that those players could somehow make up for 3 points against the Titans.


Also, I think we must understand that being competitive and being "in games" usually comes before winning games. The Broncos were so very horrid last year, not even competitive really in probably half of the losses. I don't think anybody really expected more then 8 wins this season and 2 of them could have slipped through our fingers already. I'll never like losing but I understand that this team probably wasn't going to win many games and if they can at least play tough hard football and be in these games, that to me is improving. You can't always go from cellar to throne in 1 year, especially with a new coaching staff, plays, etc.

maher_tyler
09-27-2011, 08:14 AM
Putting some things in perspective here.


Our 2 losses have been by 3 points each. You could argue the teams we've lost to aren't as bad as they may have seemed. The Titans slapped the Ravens pretty good and the Raiders got over on the Jets this week. We have missed alot of good players in the lineups the past few weeks. You could easily make a case that those players could somehow make up for 3 points against the Titans.


Also, I think we must understand that being competitive and being "in games" usually comes before winning games. The Broncos were so very horrid last year, not even competitive really in probably half of the losses. I don't think anybody really expected more then 8 wins this season and 2 of them could have slipped through our fingers already. I'll never like losing but I understand that this team probably wasn't going to win many games and if they can at least play tough hard football and be in these games, that to me is improving. You can't always go from cellar to throne in 1 year, especially with a new coaching staff, plays, etc.

All 3 weeks, the other team has handed us 1st downs because of penalties. At some point (prolly against GB) teams aren't going to make dumb penalties and hand us first downs. Our O is terrible, 17 points per game isn't going to get it done, reguardless of how good the defense plays. The offense has yet to put up over 20 points this season!

Taco John
09-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Putting some things in perspective here.


Our 2 losses have been by 3 points each. You could argue the teams we've lost to aren't as bad as they may have seemed. The Titans slapped the Ravens pretty good and the Raiders got over on the Jets this week. We have missed alot of good players in the lineups the past few weeks. You could easily make a case that those players could somehow make up for 3 points against the Titans.


Also, I think we must understand that being competitive and being "in games" usually comes before winning games. The Broncos were so very horrid last year, not even competitive really in probably half of the losses. I don't think anybody really expected more then 8 wins this season and 2 of them could have slipped through our fingers already. I'll never like losing but I understand that this team probably wasn't going to win many games and if they can at least play tough hard football and be in these games, that to me is improving. You can't always go from cellar to throne in 1 year, especially with a new coaching staff, plays, etc.

For myself, the thing that bothers me the most is that the defense did everything it could, despite missing its 3 top players, to win the battle for momentum and give the offense the opportunity to put us over the top. The defense managed 2 turnovers, and the offense wasn't able to even turn that into 3 points (let alone 6, 10, or 14). So the argument that injuries is the problem here - I'm not buying it so much for the Titans game. DJ, Champ, Williams were missing and still our defense managed to win momentum for our team. We were 1st and goal from the 2, and still we didn't walk away with points.

To me, it's not about expecting the team to go from the cellar to the throne in a single year. It's about seeing the team take advantage of the opportunities that they do have and converting them into points. I feel like coaching and offense let down a defense that battled and did everything it could to win a game out there this weekend.

DarkHorse
09-27-2011, 08:58 AM
They played pretty well, took a hard loss. We'll see how they respond.

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