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Old 09-29-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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"Truthfully, the most exciting game in recent Broncos history was the Houston game last year. For the only time in 17 games (stretching from 2009 to last Sunday), the Broncos came back from a deficit of three or more points at halftime - to win. Who was the quarterback in that game and who scored the winning touchdown? I don't have to say his name."

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"Truthfully, the most exciting game in recent Tim Tebow history was the Houston game last year. For the only time in 17 games (stretching from 2009 to last Sunday), the Broncos came back from a deficit of three or more points at halftime - to win. Who was the quarterback in that game and who scored the winning touchdown? I don't have to say his name."

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Old 09-29-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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I have to agree... I am not into the team as much as I have been the past 34 seasons. Seeing a serious problem at QB and the team does zero to address the issue...except feed me as a fan the corporate line of BS.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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I don't care who sparks the better QB play but one of the 3 bumms on the roster need to be able to elevate their game to the point that it is clear they are the best QB for the team. Orton failed, hoping Timbo gets a shot to see what he has and if Timbo failes then give Quinn the last third of the year to prove he should lead the Broncos in 2012 and beyond.
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You and I differ on a lot of topics but it's true, there is no spark anymore. The 3 games to end last year were amazing, even though I knew we'd likely lose 2 of 3. Annouce Tebow for this weekend? Suddenly I care.

Right now it's watch an anemic QB who doesn't care about the Broncos play for fans who don't care about him.

Can you imagine Orton with something that gears the fans up like the Championship belt celebration Rodgers pulls? Yeah, it's dumb, but give me that or Tebow's mindblowing celebration when he won the Houston game for us.

Elway, you have not brought excitement back, you are currently hurting your legacy, not helping it.
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Maybe Marino had the right idea when he did this job for 2 weeks and quit.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:27 PM   #10
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The Bronco fans letters that prompted Woody's excellent response in the article above (be sure to click the link and check it out):

Woody, I attended my first Broncos game as a kid and have been hooked since. When my family moved to Salt Lake City, I still never missed a game, since they were televised. When I was in law school in San Francisco, you could find me at a bar watching every game. For 16 straight years I attended at least one home game each season. But the streak ended last year. I have never been more apathetic. Broncos' games are not broadcast in Salt Lake anymore, and I don't really care. They are so boring. That's the worst part. Boring. Will I ever care again? Is there any hope?
---Corper, Salt Lake City
Woodman: I've been a Broncos fan since the days of Steve Tensi to Al Denson. Had seasons tickets John Elway's rookie year (South Stands). I've never been more apathetic about the Broncos. I don't dislike Kyle Orton, I'm sure he's a nice person. I believe he can take us to the promised land of mediocrity. Please give me a glimmer of hope (maybe he's standing on the sidelines, maybe not). I just know I'm caring less and less. Is there a silver lining?
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Read more: Woody's Mailbag: Broncos fans growing bored, apathetic - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/woodysmail...#ixzz1ZPWJqEQ4
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I rewatched, man - 1:20 - Orton is in the fetal position crying and we have lost yards. I HATE EFX at this point.
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Maybe Marino had the right idea when he did this job for 2 weeks and quit.
As a practical matter, for PR purposes that can't happen here, although perhaps John could slowly fade away into the background as the marketing guy rather than the football chief. That would be ideal. I don't want him to be tarnished in any way so I don't want to see it end badly, but at the same time, I absolutely don't want him running the ship, either and that's been the view of some of us from the very beginning (and even before that).

This is a serious cutthroat business. There are sharks everywhere and they can smell the blood in the water with our FO. We've already been punked by a few other FOs. It's simply not an appropriate response to say that he'll learn on the job. That's not what we do here, especially not when we're trying to climb out of hell. It's hard enough as it is. I don't blame Elway here, he's genuinely interested in making this team better and he's working hard, but hard work is necessary, but not sufficient. You need to know the process, the intracacies, the business, the negotiation, how to work situations, we don't have that. Nor has he been equipped with a proper, high quality staff, either. So I don't blame him, its not his fault, but there has to be a real proven GM, bottom line. This is on Bowlen, as usual. His arrogance and condescension to the fans is totally manifested here. "No, there aren't problems, look over here, its John Elway, its all better now, he played against these guys for 16 years, so ofcourse he knows what to look for.....its John Elway!"

This arose because of Bowlen's complete lack of respect for the intelligence of fans and now he's getting raped for it (which is good). Maybe he'll learn his lesson one of these days. Don't hold your breath, stupidity is his MO.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:32 PM   #13
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You can argue all day about whether or not you think that Tebow will make it as a QB in the NFL, but one thing is for sure and thats that he's an incredibly exciting player who has a propensity for the big play.
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Watching that video makes me want to ****ING scream. I cannot believe they won't let this kid play.
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"Truthfully, the most exciting game in recent Broncos history was the Houston game last year. For the only time in 17 games (stretching from 2009 to last Sunday), the Broncos came back from a deficit of three or more points at halftime - to win. Who was the quarterback in that game and who scored the winning touchdown? I don't have to say his name."

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I said a month or two ago that we need the Tebow mic'd up video back on the OM main page, it's too soon people forget what Tebow did for us last year. Orton was playing the exact same garbage, Tebow came in and our offense became more dynamic and exciting.
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The Better Bronco Fans of America would like you to extend some level-headed patience with Orton. He could elevate his game to managerial status with the proper support.
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Watching Tebow is a little like watching Barry Sanders or Michael Vick.

He may make a bad play, but you know that he's going to make an exciting and unexpected successful play to match it.
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You have to love the guys who don't like a thread so they take the time to click the link, click "reply to thread", type a response, and then click "submit".

And there are 1:1 odds that you'll come back to this thread.
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Watching Tebow is a little like watching Barry Sanders or Michael Vick.

He may make a bad play, but you know that he's going to make an exciting and unexpected successful play to match it.
Orton gives this team the best chance to win. Besides... since when was football supposed to be exciting?
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What Fox doesnt know yet is that Broncos fans know that Tebow is an exciting player.

Watching Tebow storm the goal line in the second half of the Texans game last year was by far the most exciting thing to happen since Cutler left, and that kind of exciting comeback hadn't happened since The Duke himself used to pull off the impossible.

Broncos fans felt that with Tebow. They felt that moment of excitement that the impossible had happened, and that this joyous fighter was going to play like that every time he took a snap.

And yet they wonder why fans are upset with watching Roborton lose games? They had been telling fans that roborton gave the team the best chance to win, but then the Broncos lose two games because of roborton mistakes in critical moments. If they expected to lose, why not get Tebow the reps and get fans excited and hopeful about the team again?
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I believe instead of roborton we're calling him pocket sloth these days...
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I know exactly what you mean. I'm not going to watch the Packers game live. Instead I'll watch the better games on the Sunday Ticket. I'll watch the Broncos late Sunday evening so I can fast forward through the slaughter which will undoubtedly include seeing Orton sacked 5 times and the Broncos getting creamed by at least 14 to 21 points. Since the Broncos Secondary won't be able to stop Rodgers and company and since the Broncos O can't put points on the board it seems pointless.

Until Orton is yanked I'm not sure I'll waste my time watching another game live until Tebow finally gets his job. The DVR has been my best friend the last 3 years, without it life on Sunday would be a living hell.
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I believe instead of roborton we're calling him pocket sloth these days...
Roborton was a contextual metaphoric moniker.

I was going to use robo-orton, but they just bookended so well.

I guess a sloth is quite boring too, but not for me because they were one of the most fascinating vertebrate mammals I studied in biology. If you watch a sloth move, its incredible. Their muscle control is so fine. Every move is calculated like a ballistics problem and they manipulate their body position so precisely to put themselves in a position to accomplish exactly the kind of movement that they need to execute. Plus...they always look like theyre smiling.
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