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prodigalson139
10-13-2009, 04:48 PM
http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denverbroncos/orton-to-receive-afc-offensive-award/

http://www.milehighreport.com/2009/10/13/1083965/kyle-orton-name-afc-offensive

Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton will be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played during the fifth week (Oct. 11-12) of the 2009 season, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Tuesday.

Orton's selection as his conference's Player of the Week is the first such award of his five-year NFL career.

The quarterback was recognized by the NFL after completing 35-of-48 (72.9%) passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns and one interception (Hail Mary pass attempt) for a 96.7 rating in Denver's 20-17 overtime win against New England on Sunday. He led two touchdown drives of at least 10 plays and 90 yards against the Patriots, including a 12-play, 98-yard drive late in the fourth quarter that tied the game and eventually forced overtime.

Orton's 35 completions were a career high and tied for the third-highest single-game total in the NFL this year. His 72.9 completion percentage also was a personal best and marked the second-highest game total in Broncos history among players with at least 45 pass attempts.

A former standout at Purdue University, Orton is the Broncos' 44th AFC Offensive Player of the Week winner since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.

listopencil
10-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Orton out-Bradied Brady. Gratz to Kyle Orton for a hell of a game.

Anaximines
10-13-2009, 04:56 PM
The quarterback was recognized by the NFL after completing 35-of-48 (72.9%) passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns and one interception (Hail Mary pass attempt) for a 96.7 rating in Denver's 20-17 overtime win against New England on Sunday. He led two touchdown drives of at least 10 plays and 90 yards against the Patriots, including a 12-play, 98-yard drive late in the fourth quarter that tied the game and eventually forced overtime.

Would have been 105.3 without the interception.

SouthCarolinaBronco
10-13-2009, 04:57 PM
Would have been 105.3 without the interception.

A good example of why QB rating is a lame statistic IMHO.

Master___Pain
10-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Orton suc... er wait... dude's a pretty good QB. I'm glad the glove is off, his throws on Sunday were great. Tight spirals all day. For some reason I think we are going to see more shots down field against SD this weekend than we've seen.

Congrats to Orton, well done, grab your self a Jack drink.

BlaK-Argentina
10-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Congrats Kyle! This guy rocks. Extremely hard not to like him.

Br0nc0Buster
10-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Atta boy Kyle, have a shot of Jack to celebrate

baja
10-13-2009, 05:07 PM
orton, that noodle arm will set us back 10 years. We are going to suck. Start Sims atleast he has a ligit NFL arm.


;D Orton early candidate for MVP.

baja
10-13-2009, 05:34 PM
How does this have only seven posts???

SouthCarolinaBronco
10-13-2009, 05:41 PM
How does this have only seven posts???

Some people have those pesky things called jobs!

I do too, I just spend way more time fooling around on the Internet than I should.

gunns
10-13-2009, 05:42 PM
Congrats to Kyle! He deserves it.

Whudda thunk?

Williams
10-13-2009, 05:45 PM
This is just awesome.

Bob
10-13-2009, 05:45 PM
I was very wrong about Orton and the Broncos this year -- never been so happy to be wrong. I am preparing my crow sandwich now...

Its not soo bad tasting either.

UberBroncoMan
10-13-2009, 05:48 PM
A good example of why QB rating is a lame statistic IMHO.

To be honest we should have put Brandstater or Simms out there to throw the Hail Mary.

DBroncos4life
10-13-2009, 05:49 PM
Thank god we didn't get Cassel

Cito Pelon
10-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Dude was on.

baja
10-13-2009, 05:56 PM
so we got a player of the week QB , a 09 1st rd pk, a 2010 1st rd pk and a 3rd rd pk for a guy that is 20 & 20 lifetime and a 5th rd pk.

NYBroncoManiac
10-13-2009, 05:57 PM
A good example of why QB rating is a lame statistic IMHO.

In reality, this happens so often (it seems) that INTs on the last play of the half really shouldn't be counted against the QB rating.... completions, of course, should be counted toward the QB rating.

BigPlayShay
10-13-2009, 07:25 PM
http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ortonjack.gif

80smith
10-13-2009, 07:59 PM
I'am soooo going to post this up all over the place at work!


Congrats Orton.

Vegas_Bronco
10-13-2009, 08:11 PM
You know you all would play your azzes off for him too if he was your QB! I think he now knows what he has in this offense, knows the system, and will continue to wreak hell all over the league....he's just got to work on not getting sacked out of FG range.

Vegas_Bronco
10-13-2009, 08:16 PM
Orton is so good he pump faked to Moreno before he threw it to him in the Dallas game just to give the defense a chance!

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SouthCarolinaBronco
10-13-2009, 08:30 PM
To be honest we should have put Brandstater or Simms out there to throw the Hail Mary.

Eh, I disagree for this reason. I don't think that Orton is the type of guy who would get nervous over preserving an interception streak and be overly conservative. But strange things happen. I am glad that streak got broken in a way that wasn't Orton's fault.

SouthCarolinaBronco
10-13-2009, 08:34 PM
In reality, this happens so often (it seems) that INTs on the last play of the half really shouldn't be counted against the QB rating.... completions, of course, should be counted toward the QB rating.

I don't think an interception on a Hail Mary should even count as an interception in the stats. Stats are supposed to be indicative of some useful measurement, and treating a Hail Mary int as being the same as a non-Hail Mary int makes no sense at all. The two are totally different.

Just as kneel-down lost yards shouldn't count against a QB's rushing yards, neither should Hail Mary ints count as ints. Both of those are situations where a unique occurrence pollutes an otherwise useful statistical category.

Hercules Rockefeller
10-13-2009, 08:38 PM
****in' McDaniels, oh wait.

Orange_Beard
10-13-2009, 10:24 PM
Speechless.

Popps
10-13-2009, 10:27 PM
****ING AWESOME!

Love it.

Again, this guy was thrust into a crap-storm by no fault of his own. All he did was act like a total pro through the whole thing... and now he's leading us to wins and even garnering some praise like this along the way.

Wow, were a lot of people wrong about this guy around here. No one wanted to give him a chance.

baja
10-13-2009, 10:45 PM
****ING AWESOME!

Love it.

Again, this guy was thrust into a crap-storm by no fault of his own. All he did was act like a total pro through the whole thing... and now he's leading us to wins and even garnering some praise like this along the way.

Wow, were a lot of people wrong about this guy around here. No one wanted to give him a chance.

i did.

Broncos4tw
10-13-2009, 10:48 PM
I'm stunned in a happy sort of way. I'd never have believed.. 5-0.. beat the Pats.. and Orton.. ORTON.. the OPotW. Holy.. crap.

outdoor_miner
10-13-2009, 10:48 PM
He really had a great great game. Even in the first half, when we were struggling a bit, I thought he was the biggest bright spot. Atta boy, Kyle!

atomicbloke
10-13-2009, 11:08 PM
I must say I had absolutely no confidence in Orton before the beginning of the season like many others.

I did read the camp reports that said he was not that bad. But those 3 picks in the opening half of pre-season threw me off like most people out here.

But 2 drives of 90+ yards while trailing in the second half to a good team? Wow.... thats totally unheard of in Broncoland of late.... Don't think Plummer or Griese could have pulled that off....

Not saying he's the second coming yet.... but he's clearly not a bum either and can be a very good QB in McD's offense....

tsiguy96
10-13-2009, 11:15 PM
*waits for abORTON jokes*

oh yea..nm

anyways, he played a great game especially if you watch all of his throws again, very impressive stuff.

TheDave
10-13-2009, 11:17 PM
He had an incredible game... definitely deserving.

BlaK-Argentina
10-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Hopefully he keeps improving and we get a TRUE STEAL ala Brees.

Anaximines
10-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Orton hears a woo-hoo!

Paladin
10-14-2009, 12:03 AM
I don't think an interception on a Hail Mary should even count as an interception in the stats. Stats are supposed to be indicative of some useful measurement, and treating a Hail Mary int as being the same as a non-Hail Mary int makes no sense at all. The two are totally different.

Just as kneel-down lost yards shouldn't count against a QB's rushing yards, neither should Hail Mary ints count as ints. Both of those are situations where a unique occurrence pollutes an otherwise useful statistical category.

Well, if it had been successsful, should he have gotten the TD in his stats? I agree that the stats are not totally reflective of the QBs game. For example, if the QB is runnning for his life because the Oline broke down and he throws the ball out of bounds, what is that? It is not necessarily the QB's fault. Dropped passes are another area of some controversy.

It is not easy to measure true effectiveness.

FWIW, though, you have to like what Orton has done to this point......

OBF1
10-14-2009, 12:35 AM
Way to go Kyle... Let's see another great game this coming monday. :thumbs:

SureShot
10-14-2009, 12:40 AM
Boosh!

You deserved it dude!

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.bloggingstocks.com/media/2008/10/jack-daniels-whiskey.jpg

Broncojef
10-14-2009, 12:54 AM
I think if you watch Orton grow in confidence into the QB role and think of Cassel last year when Brady went down to where he is in KC you really have to think McDaniels has a system in place for QBs similar to our RB success for years here in Denver under Turner. Put quite simply I bet Orton and our offense continues to get better as the season goes on due in large part to McDaniels and his mentorship of this team. Orton has been put into a perfect situation with optimal offensive talent around him and a coach that is just starting to bud.

Taco John
10-14-2009, 02:43 AM
"He'll become the next Tom Brady in this system."

/meme

dbfan21
10-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Way to go, Kyle! Congrats man!! Now...let's go spank the Chargers! :strong:

Hogan11
10-14-2009, 07:55 AM
Jay who? ???

How can you not love it when someone almost no one believed in rises above all the noise and comes through? Congrats to Ort and here's to many more! :thumbs:

Hogan11
10-14-2009, 07:56 AM
http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ortonjack.gif

That is great. ROFL!

jmz313
10-14-2009, 07:58 AM
A good example of why QB rating is a lame statistic IMHO.

it all evens out by the end of the season to make it a decent overall stat. this int offsets the the Cin Deflection that got him a 70-some yard TD.

Dr. Broncenstein
10-14-2009, 08:03 AM
I have Kyle Orton Fever.

55CrushEm
10-14-2009, 08:19 AM
I must say I had absolutely no confidence in Orton before the beginning of the season like many others.

I did read the camp reports that said he was not that bad. But those 3 picks in the opening half of pre-season threw me off like most people out here.

But 2 drives of 90+ yards while trailing in the second half to a good team? Wow.... thats totally unheard of in Broncoland of late.... Don't think Plummer or Griese could have pulled that off....

Not saying he's the second coming yet.... but he's clearly not a bum either and can be a very good QB in McD's offense....

Not sure Cutler could've, either.........just sayin'.....

TheDave
10-14-2009, 08:27 AM
I have Kyle Orton Fever.

Orton Fever > H1N1 Virus

Dr. Broncenstein
10-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Orton Fever > H1N1 Virus

"Orton fever" is the lay term for anterior cervical dermal folliculosis and pyrexia . It is characterized by abnormal hair growth in normally non-hair bearing regions such as the anterior / inferior aspect of the neck... sometimes progressing to the palmar aspect of the hands. Those suffering from ACDFAP tend to crave fermented corn prducts and sexual promiscuity. Little is known about the long term effects... some have proposed that hepatic cirrhosis, portal hypertension seqeulae, and sexually transmitted diseases may follow; but the long term data is limited to anecdotal evidence currently. Prospective randomized trials in experimental theraputic agents are underway in Denver.

barryr
10-14-2009, 08:48 AM
He is getting better each game, probably understanding the offense better as well, which helps. My only worry with him is his ability to escape a heavy pass rush and getting rid of the ball.

rbackfactory80
10-14-2009, 09:59 AM
orton, that noodle arm will set us back 10 years. We are going to suck. Start Sims atleast he has a ligit NFL arm.


;D Orton early candidate for MVP.

Classic! :spit: