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BroncoSojia
09-16-2009, 03:18 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13349259


Glove or no glove, miracle ending or no miracle ending, Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton expects a better offensive performance Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns.

In making his franchise debut in the season opener at Cincinnati, Orton completed 17-of-28 passes for 243 yards. The team finished with 302 total yards, but 87 of that came on Orton's final snap from center a fluke, game-winning touchdown reception by receiver Brandon Stokely.

"I think we easily left 150-200 yards of offense on the field," Orton said today in his weekly news conference. "Certainly, you can't make a habit of that. But it was the first week, saw some different things, (but if) we make some corrections we'll be ready to go (Sunday)."

Orton continues to practice with the glove on his throwing hand. The glove helps protect the stitched wound on his index finger, caused by a dislocated knuckle on Aug. 30.

"We'll have to go through practice week to see how it goes," Orton said of the glove. "I played with it last week, so if I have to (wear it again), it shouldn't be that big of a deal anyways."

Asked if there are any positives to wearing the glove, he said: "Not really. It's just not what I've done for my entire life. So I'd rather play without it."

Orton said his main focus against Cleveland is winning time of possession and avoid facing second-and-long situations. The Bengals controlled the ball for nearly 7 minutes longer than the Broncos, and Denver rarely gained decent yardage on first down.

"In the NFL if you give the other team more possessions than you, it's tough to win," he said. "It's a fact It certainly has to be a priority."

He added: "Everybody hopes we make a lot of progress this week, get better. I think we're in the same boat as every team in the league, and that's a race, this week, to see who can make the most improvement."

Mike Chambers: 303-954-1357 or mchambers@denverpost.com

zdoor
09-16-2009, 03:20 PM
I hope he is right...

Doggcow
09-16-2009, 03:22 PM
it was like our first time getting our whole offense together

Smiling Assassin27
09-16-2009, 03:27 PM
Orton said his main focus against Cleveland is winning time of possession and avoid facing second-and-long situations. The Bengals controlled the ball for nearly 7 minutes longer than the Broncos, and Denver rarely gained decent yardage on first down.


All laudable goals, but not committing turnovers has got to be at the top of the list.

Mr. Elway
09-16-2009, 03:28 PM
Why can't he just wear a finger rubber? Those who have worked in a kitchen will know what I am talking about. It's just like it sounds and you wear it when you need to cover a finger wound.

Seems like it would just be less of an impact than the Michael Jackson glove.

Rock Chalk
09-16-2009, 03:41 PM
All laudable goals, but not committing turnovers has got to be at the top of the list.

Well considering they didn't have a turnover in teh Cincy game you can't really improve on that.

Rabb
09-16-2009, 03:43 PM
Well considering they didn't have a turnover in teh Cincy game you can't really improve on that.

kinda' what I was thinking too

Pseudofool
09-16-2009, 03:43 PM
well considering they didn't have a turnover in teh cincy game you can't really improve on that.+1

broncosteven
09-16-2009, 03:47 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13349259
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"In the NFL if you give the other team more possessions than you, it's tough to win," he said. "It's a fact It certainly has to be a priority."

He added: "Everybody hopes we make a lot of progress this week, get better. I think we're in the same boat as every team in the league, and that's a race, this week, to see who can make the most improvement."

Mike Chambers: 303-954-1357 or mchambers@denverpost.com

I agree with this. SoCal was right, the D needed at least one long sustained drive in the 1st half in order to finish strong.

I think the Browns have enough of their own troubles, Broncos should win this easier.

I would like to save the luck for later in the year, last year we caught a couple breaks in the SD game only to not find one the last quarter of the year.

Wes Mantooth
09-16-2009, 03:53 PM
it was like our first time getting our whole offense together

wasn't it though?

Quoydogs
09-16-2009, 03:59 PM
I think he should use WE less and I more. :thumbsup:

Rock Chalk
09-16-2009, 04:11 PM
I think he should use WE less and I more. :thumbsup:

Umm...let's examine that:


"I think we easily left 150-200 yards of offense on the field," Orton said today in his weekly news conference. "Certainly, you can't make a habit of that. But it was the first week, saw some different things, (but if) we make some corrections we'll be ready to go (Sunday)."

He used we twice here, speaking about the entire offense. Fairly accurate as the offensive line looked rusty, the QB looked rusty, and the WRs looked rusty and the RBs outside of Buck didn't perform well. We is fine in this sense.


"We'll have to go through practice week to see how it goes," Orton said of the glove. "I played with it last week, so if I have to (wear it again), it shouldn't be that big of a deal anyways."
IN this case, he could ahve said "I'll have to go through practice..." instead of "We'll" but he will be going through practice with his teammates and getting into a groove with his teammates so, either is fine here.


"Everybody hopes we make a lot of progress this week, get better. I think we're in the same boat as every team in the league, and that's a race, this week, to see who can make the most improvement."

Here he uses the possessive we twice, speaking about first the offense, then the entire team.

No, I think he used "we" in the correct sense in every sentence. He wasn't the only one stinking it up offensively.

Popps
09-16-2009, 04:14 PM
I think he should use WE less and I more. :thumbsup:

Really? Was he dropping his own passes? Looked to me like other people were.

Then again, he only had a 100 QB rating. I can see how you'd come up with that.

::)


Everyone could improve, offensively. He's right. Dropped passes killed us. The running game struggled. Penalties killed us.


But, some people don't have the capacity to see beyond the quarterback position.

broncosteven
09-16-2009, 04:15 PM
I wonder if Orton likes pea's over corn and what kind of candy he is giving out at Halloween.

Mr. Elway
09-16-2009, 04:22 PM
Orton also said he estimates he left at least 3 interceptions out there on the field.

cmhargrove
09-16-2009, 04:28 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13349259


Glove or no glove, miracle ending or no miracle ending, Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton expects a better offensive performance Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns.

In making his franchise debut in the season opener at Cincinnati, Orton completed 17-of-28 passes for 243 yards. The team finished with 302 total yards, but 87 of that came on Orton's final snap from center a fluke, game-winning touchdown reception by receiver Brandon Stokely.

"I think we easily left 150-200 yards of offense on the field," Orton said today in his weekly news conference. "Certainly, you can't make a habit of that. But it was the first week, saw some different things, (but if) we make some corrections we'll be ready to go (Sunday)."

Orton continues to practice with the glove on his throwing hand. The glove helps protect the stitched wound on his index finger, caused by a dislocated knuckle on Aug. 30.

"We'll have to go through practice week to see how it goes," Orton said of the glove. "I played with it last week, so if I have to (wear it again), it shouldn't be that big of a deal anyways."

Asked if there are any positives to wearing the glove, he said: "Not really. It's just not what I've done for my entire life. So I'd rather play without it."

Orton said his main focus against Cleveland is winning time of possession and avoid facing second-and-long situations. The Bengals controlled the ball for nearly 7 minutes longer than the Broncos, and Denver rarely gained decent yardage on first down.

"In the NFL if you give the other team more possessions than you, it's tough to win," he said. "It's a fact It certainly has to be a priority."

He added: "Everybody hopes we make a lot of progress this week, get better. I think we're in the same boat as every team in the league, and that's a race, this week, to see who can make the most improvement."

Mike Chambers: 303-954-1357 or mchambers@denverpost.com

I don't quite know how these things work, but can we bank those yards for another game, then withdraw them?

I'm looking at the schedule and somewhere between the Chargers, Ravens, Steelers, and Patriots we could really use those 200 yards...

crush17
09-16-2009, 04:29 PM
everything else aside- that dude needs a freaking HAIRCUT.

good lord.

Rabb
09-16-2009, 04:34 PM
Orton also said he estimates he left at least 3 interceptions out there on the field.

:pity:

tsiguy96
09-16-2009, 04:36 PM
I don't quite know how these things work, but can we bank those yards for another game, then withdraw them?

I'm looking at the schedule and somewhere between the Chargers, Ravens, Steelers, and Patriots we could really use those 200 yards...

chargers defense looked weak again. same with patriots. lets put 100 to ravens and 100 to steelers.

broncofan7
09-16-2009, 05:34 PM
Well considering they didn't have a turnover in teh Cincy game you can't really improve on that.

A 25 % 3rd down conversion rate is awful and led to Cincy having too many possessions and a 7 minute advantage in T.O.P.--his 3rd down sack late in the 4th might as well have been a TO....and McD knew it and proceeded to rip him a new one.......I hope that Orton can provide the direction that our offense needs this Sunday--so far in both the pre-season and thru 1 regular season game--he has looked no better than a backup QB........

listopencil
09-16-2009, 05:39 PM
What he said was very similar to how I felt about the game. I think they left points as well as yards on the table though. It also would have been nice if he had made a comment about how well the D played.

Sodak
09-16-2009, 06:08 PM
I wonder if Orton likes pea's over corn and what kind of candy he is giving out at Halloween.

He should give out candy corn or those pink/orange circus peanuts...

Kids LOVE that ****.

Broncos4Life
09-16-2009, 06:22 PM
All laudable goals, but not committing turnovers has got to be at the top of the list.

Yup. Thats was such a problem last week for us.

Rock Chalk
09-16-2009, 06:33 PM
A 25 % 3rd down conversion rate is awful and led to Cincy having too many possessions and a 7 minute advantage in T.O.P.--his 3rd down sack late in the 4th might as well have been a TO....and McD knew it and proceeded to rip him a new one.......I hope that Orton can provide the direction that our offense needs this Sunday--so far in both the pre-season and thru 1 regular season game--he has looked no better than a backup QB........

Yes and 75% of those failed 3rd conversions are on the receivers and then penalties on teh O-line.

But never mind the facts. Don't let those get in the way of your Bronco bashing.

atomicbloke
09-16-2009, 06:52 PM
I wonder what a real football team like the Steelers or Cowboys will do to Ortie boy and the Broncos.

loborugger
09-16-2009, 06:54 PM
I wonder if Orton likes pea's over corn and what kind of candy he is giving out at Halloween.

LOL

Not sure what that is all about, but it amused me.

Rock Chalk
09-16-2009, 07:01 PM
I wonder what a real football team like the Steelers or Cowboys will do to Ortie boy and the Broncos.

Hahaha, Cowboys a real football team. Priceless.

Popps
09-16-2009, 07:29 PM
Orton is right, though... everyone looked pretty mortal in week 1. Pittsburgh didn't look markedly better than any other team in the league. It's all what happens from here.

Again, the main goal for this Broncos team HAS to be to get better as the season goes on, not worse as in prior years.

Harvitz81
09-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Hahaha, Cowboys a real football team. Priceless.

Lol! I know right, cause they've had how many playoff wins in the past ten years??? Oh that's right, one less than us....

Harvitz81
09-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Orton is right, though... everyone looked pretty mortal in week 1. Pittsburgh didn't look markedly better than any other team in the league. It's all what happens from here.

Again, the main goal for this Broncos team HAS to be to get better as the season goes on, not worse as in prior years.

Pittsburgh definitely has some O-line issues and can't run the ball. Patriots defense got pretty mediocre pretty fast. The colts look to be slowing down. The titans aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse. The chargers appear to have fully integrated the Norv effect.

Granted, this are all week 1 observations, but the perennial powerhouses look like they've fallen back a little. Again, week 1, but that is why they play the game right.

Popps
09-16-2009, 07:43 PM
Pittsburgh definitely has some O-line issues and can't run the ball. Patriots defense got pretty mediocre pretty fast. The colts look to be slowing down. The titans aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse. The chargers appear to have fully integrated the Norv effect.

Granted, this are all week 1 observations, but the perennial powerhouses look like they've fallen back a little. Again, week 1, but that is why they play the game right.

Yep.

I remember thinking the same thing last year, and it sort of panned out to be true. Pittsburgh was a great team, though SD gave them a good game in the playoffs... and SD was 8-8. I believe Arizona was 9-7, and barely made the playoffs.

So, in the modern NFL, you might not be as far away as you think. Certainly, if you're a Broncos fan... it's a lot safer to have gaurded optimism than if you're a Rams fan. But, a lot of teams look pretty even right now.

Maybe Philly is a standout, but not many others.

strafen
09-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Orton also said he estimates he left at least 3 interceptions out there on the field.

LOL!!!
He also left a lot to be desired. What a bum that guy is!!!

Killericon
09-16-2009, 11:18 PM
Why can't he just wear a finger rubber?

http://mantequillaconazucar.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/finglonger.jpg

watermock
09-16-2009, 11:29 PM
Well considering they didn't have a turnover in teh Cincy game you can't really improve on that.


That's the Black Knight standing.

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BroncoMan4ever
09-16-2009, 11:37 PM
Why can't he just wear a finger rubber? Those who have worked in a kitchen will know what I am talking about. It's just like it sounds and you wear it when you need to cover a finger wound.

Seems like it would just be less of an impact than the Michael Jackson glove.

i think the glove gives him a better grip, plus i think he also has a brace of some sort under the glove which would be hard to do with the finger rubber.