Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
I was screaming for Orton to get benched before that season even started. The difference is what happened after. Some people see it as Tebow winning like crazy. I saw it as Marion Barber and Rivers bailing him out.
Whether you hated Orton or not doesn't really mean you're not making irrational comparisons. A 3 game losing streak in a QB's first 16 games is more an expectation than an anomaly. Aaron Rodgers closed out his first season 1-5. On a team that went to the NFC Championship the year before.
Sub that out with playing on a team that went 4-14 without you over the prior two seasons and a 3 game losing streak somewhere is a virtual guarantee.