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Old 09-27-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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I would love to be wrong, but I just can't see Orton elevating his game in the next two weeks to the point were we actually steal on from either the Packers or the Chargers. God, I wish I was wrong, but I just can't bring myself to believe.

The one thing I can believe in is that after a 1-4 start, Fox will finally make a change at QB after the bye week. As others have noted, it will probably be to Quinn. But, after watching 3 games of Orton's nonsense, God help me, I'll take it.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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I would love to be wrong, but I just can't see Orton elevating his game in the next two weeks to the point were we actually steal on from either the Packers or the Chargers. God, I wish I was wrong, but I just can't bring myself to believe.

The one thing I can believe in is that after a 1-4 start, Fox will finally make a change at QB after the bye week. As others have noted, it will probably be to Quinn. But, after watching 3 games of Orton's nonsense, God help me, I'll take it.
In that game, 2 games and what... 2 quarters until the Tebow experiment is finally underway?
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:32 AM   #4
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In that game, 2 games and what... 2 quarters until the Tebow experiment is finally underway?
You have a higher opinion of Quinn than I do.
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If he switched from Orton to Quinn, I would pound my head against the wall. Quinn isn't new to this league. He finished this preseason looking just like the garbage player he has always been. Orton has easily shown that he is better than Quinn. You will regret wanting him in if it happens. Fox will be gone pretty fast if it happens.

They need to put in the QB that has proven to be more productive than the starter. I don't care if they don't think he can play. It is very stupid to not at least see if he continues being a LOT more productive than Orton in real games. The fact that Orton was just handed the starting job after being outplayed by so much, really makes me worry about the future of this team with this front office.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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People keep telling themselves a story around here about how Orton is going to get benched after the bye. Unfortunately there is zero evidence of this. It's 100% pure speculation without any basis, and will likely lead to disappointment. They don't want Tebow on the field. That is crystal clear, and isn't likely to change after a mere five games. As far as Quinn goes, he's not an improvement. The results will likely be as bad if not worse with him in there.

I hope I'm wrong, but I'm learning to expect the worst as a Broncos fan anymore.

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People keep telling themselves a story around here about how Orton is going to get benched after the bye. Unfortunately there is zero evidence of this. It's 100% pure speculation without any basis, and will likely lead to disappointment. They don't want Tebow on the field. That is crystal clear, and isn't likely to change after a mere five games.

I hope I'm wrong, but I'm learning to expect the worst as a Broncos fan anymore.
Fox wasn't as emphatic in his support for Orton yesterday I don't think. He kept talking about right now and wouldn't comment on the future. We WILL make a change at some point this year, I just hope it's not too late when we do.
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Hey, I'm just trying to find something that I can believe in. You may be right. But I have an easier time believing that we will finally be done with Orton starting after the bye than I do believing that we will take one from Green Bay or San Diego. A man needs hope to keep going through the hard times. Let me have this.
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If we keep losing, and then the infamous "8 games" is over, meaning Tebow cannot take more than 50% of the snaps and have his escalators kick in, and Tebow still isn't playing, its going to be interesting to see what people are going to do.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #11
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If we keep losing, and then the infamous "8 games" is over, meaning Tebow cannot take more than 50% of the snaps and have his escalators kick in, and Tebow still isn't playing, its going to be interesting to see what people are going to do.
If we are sitting at 2-6 or worse and Orton is still playing it's going to get VERY ugly.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:07 AM   #12
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If we keep losing, and then the infamous "8 games" is over, meaning Tebow cannot take more than 50% of the snaps and have his escalators kick in, and Tebow still isn't playing, its going to be interesting to see what people are going to do.
I think it has to be more than 8 games since he started 3 last year, right?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:24 AM   #13
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I think it has to be more than 8 games since he started 3 last year, right?
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i actually thought orton would be able to play better than this and am ready for the tebow experiment. i'm a little worried about my nightmare scenario playing out though, orton is playing all year and using tebow for trade bait next year.
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If we keep losing, and then the infamous "8 games" is over, meaning Tebow cannot take more than 50% of the snaps and have his escalators kick in, and Tebow still isn't playing, its going to be interesting to see what people are going to do.
Where's Trevor Pryce when you need him?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:01 AM   #16
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Like I said, its pretty sad that my greatest hope at this point in the season is that in two weeks, Orton will have taken his last snap as a Denver Bronco.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #17
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I think it has to be more than 8 games since he started 3 last year, right?
I read it as 55% of a the seasons snaps for 2 of his 1st three years. He already missed last year, so if he doesn't get 55% of this seasons snaps, no escalator.
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It will mean we already made the QB switch, and it's looking good.
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I think it has to be more than 8 games since he started 3 last year, right?
I can't remember the article very well, but I thought it said that it was 55%over any two years.
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Then, you sit down during the bye week with Orton's agent and hammer out a long-term deal.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #21
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I would like to hope that once we get to 4 games under .500 we need to switch
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If he switched from Orton to Quinn, I would pound my head against the wall. Quinn isn't new to this league. He finished this preseason looking just like the garbage player he has always been. Orton has easily shown that he is better than Quinn. You will regret wanting him in if it happens. Fox will be gone pretty fast if it happens.

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I agree.. i'd almost rather see Orton out there than Quinn.. Quinn looks so lost on the field
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I would like to hope that once we get to 4 games under .500 we need to switch
I think the Dolphins game is make or break for this team. Assuming Denver loses to gb/sd. Go into the bye with 2 weeks of preparation and still lose to miami, I would expect a change.
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I think the Dolphins game is make or break for this team. Assuming Denver loses to gb/sd. Go into the bye with 2 weeks of preparation and still lose to miami, I would expect a change.
exactly...I would like to see the change made during the bye week as much as anyone, but I don't think it will happen
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #25
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I think it has to be more than 8 games since he started 3 last year, right?
Wait, is it 50% of the snaps his entire career?
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