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View Poll Results: Will the Broncos be better or worse than last year?
Broncos will go 8-8 or better 40 37.04%
Broncos will go 7-9 or worse 68 62.96%
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default BETTER POLL: Will the Broncos be better or worse than last year?

This is a better version of ibleedoranegandblue's current poll floating around ... (better in my opinion anyway).

Let's try again, here is his initial post, with my own more poll choices:

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With the schedule we have I dont think anyone is thinking we will be 14-2, but since there is a big debate here on the mane of We will suck vs. McDaniels is a Genius

I figured we could all officially take sides now and at the end of the season we can see who was right.
Fair enough ... his words, my choices.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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This is tough in a way because so much unknown everywhere on this team. My deciding factor goes to weak front 7 and new O tough schedule 7 of less wins in 2009.

Only way I could see 8 plus wins is Orton plays like 05 Plummer in this offense in his first year. D although weak plays better. This team must stay healthy.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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I look at the tough schedule to see that 8 and 8 would be tough. If we hit better than that, then McDaniel is a genius.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:58 AM   #6
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Better in record? No. I think the team will be "better" in the sense they won't give up 50+ points when the season is on the line, and better in the sense they won't fizzle the last half of the season.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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Marginally better team, marginally worse record.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:02 PM   #8
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This is a better version of ibleedoranegandblue's current poll floating around ... (better in my opinion anyway).

Let's try again, here is his initial post, with my own more poll choices:



Fair enough ... his words, my choices.
Do we have any injuries during camp?
Does BM get traded, injured by a wrapper, or arrested?
Is our defense a sieve?
Does the curse of the striped socks hit us hard?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #9
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This is very easy Buff. I don't think we will win 8 games this year.

Edit: TaigateNut raises a good point. I voted we will be 7 win or worse team even if we don't have any catastrophic injuries and BMarsh is not traded. I have a feeling that this thread will be bumped in mid season so I also want to add this prediction. Some where in the middle of the 4 game streak against NE, PIT, BAL, SD i fully expect Kyle Orton to be benched i.e. if he is not already injured ........

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Old 07-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #10
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If we do not win 8 games does not mean we are not better that last year. We will know the results after some games have been played, not before training camp.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:25 PM   #11
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I think what should be included in this poll is "what were your expectations for this season before shanahan was fire" guarantee it would be more the 10 wins playoffs
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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Two words that make us a better team - Manuel McCree.

I love orange kool-aid. I think that the more under rated we are by the media, the better our team will be.... this year we will be super-tastic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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I think what should be included in this poll is "what were your expectations for this season before shanahan was fire" guarantee it would be more the 10 wins playoffs
The same **** that we have watched the last two years...cutty thrown the ball all over the place and our d giving up points all over the place
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #14
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If we don't have Marshall I don't see how we can win 8 games.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #15
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I look at the tough schedule to see that 8 and 8 would be tough. If we hit better than that, then McDaniel is a genius.
Yeah, I suppose ... but he's already a quasi-genius, offensively anyway. We know he can strategize/implement a winning offense.

So i think if we hit more than 8 wins, more credit should go to Mike Nolan and the offensive players for studying and learning this complicated offense in such a short time.
We'll see.
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The same **** that we have watched the last two years...cutty thrown the ball all over the place and our d giving up points all over the place
But but but ...... I thought it was Cutler's fault we failed at the end last year!! Remember, Cutler drank too much and "choked away" the season? :

Nuts nuts nuts. One thing is for damn sure, Jay-haters are insane, Cutler did his job and then some last year. Hard to fault the quarterback for goalline offense failures (except tha bad handoff vs. Fade). Cuts was like 12-2 when the defense gives up 21 or fewer. That says it all.

Cutler will prove himself again - or not - this year and in the coming years.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:07 PM   #17
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7-9 or worse would have been my expectation even keeping shanny and cutler.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:08 PM   #18
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Their record will most likely be worse, but the team will actually be better. We won't suffer humiliating losses.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:08 PM   #19
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7-9 or worse would have been my expectation even keeping shanny and cutler.
I take it because of Slowick? I'll buy that.
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I take it because of Slowick? I'll buy that.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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I don't think Brandon Marshall is going to play as a Bronco this year, which makes 8-8 less believable that it otherwise would have been. Orton has to throw to someone. If we can replace Marshall some way, some how with an Anquan Boldin, I'd say at least 8-8. Otherwise, 8 wins seems very lofty, if not pie-in-the-sky.

Difficult to vote in this poll, but I'm voting under because I've heard that Brandon Marshall simply is not going to play in a Denver uni again, period.
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I don't think Brandon Marshall is going to play as a Bronco this year, which makes 8-8 less believable that it otherwise would have been. Orton has to throw to someone. If we can replace Marshall some way, some how with an Anquan Boldin, I'd say at least 8-8. Otherwise, 8 wins seems very lofty, if not pie-in-the-sky.

Difficult to vote in this poll, but I'm voting under because I've heard that Brandon Marshall simply is not going to play in a Denver uni again, period.
Please tell me you're joking... Have these guys really gone this nuts?
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...I've heard that Brandon Marshall simply is not going to play in a Denver uni again, period.
Simply? Yes, it is somewhat simple I guess. If he wants to get paid he'll have no choice unless he gets traded. And the only way he gets traded is if Denver gives him away because they're not getting a 1st and 3rd for him.

You may need to elaborate on what you're heard.
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...Have these guys really gone this nuts?
These guys? If BM doesn't play for Denver this year it won't be because the Denver FO doesn't want him to.

Here's the question for you to answer. If BM won't negotiate in good faith with the Broncos, won't report for camp, and expresses that he won't play for the team, would you prefer they trade him or play hard ball with him?
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Their record will most likely be worse, but the team will actually be better. We won't suffer humiliating losses.


Exactly, more competitive.
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