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Old 10-04-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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What the Broncos showed me today is that they can face some serious adversity and not freak out. Instead, they responded to the bad situations they were in calmly and effectively, something that's indicative of great coaching.

Going down 10-0 quickly and not letting the Cowboys score again is just plain huge. It shows a team doesn't get desperate and doesn't push, and when you push you make mistakes. I was genuinely worried the game might get out of hand after the way it started. But in hindsight, it was good for us that things worked out the way they did.

And in a similar vein I am glad the game ended the way it did instead of more clock-chewing and a 13-10 win with a last-second field goal. A last-second goal-line stand is a really, really big deal for a defense, and something the Broncos just plain didn't have the ability to do last year.

A win is a win, sure, but the way this game went showed real character and pluck, and I'm feeling great about the season.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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no doubt about it, shanny's team would have folded up like a paper airplane....

fortitude means everything

this team has guts....
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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no doubt about it, shanny's team would have folded up like a paper airplane....

fortitude means everything

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last season's team would have seen Dallas go up 10-0 and folded and we would have lost to a score of something like 35-10.

once we fell behind last season, for the most part we were done. this game showed we are completely different now. Dallas got a lead, we went into the locker room retooled a few things and came out and shut Dallas down.
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Veteran leadership.

Tough-minded, team-first mentality.

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Agreed. And even if Kyle Orton isn't going to be the prototypical superstar QB, teams that have those qualities can win with a QB who just does what he needs to do in workmanlike fashion. Best championship examples that come to mind are the '91 Redskins, 2000 Ravens, and the '85 Bears.

I just wonder if Denver fans are ready for a team that is not built around a QB. I am!
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Agreed. And even if Kyle Orton isn't going to be the prototypical superstar QB, teams that have those qualities can win with a QB who just does what he needs to do in workmanlike fashion. Best championship examples that come to mind are the '91 Redskins, 2000 Ravens, and the '85 Bears.

I just wonder if Denver fans are ready for a team that is not built around a QB. I am!

I have been for years.
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Agreed. And even if Kyle Orton isn't going to be the prototypical superstar QB, teams that have those qualities can win with a QB who just does what he needs to do in workmanlike fashion. Best championship examples that come to mind are the '91 Redskins, 2000 Ravens, and the '85 Bears.

I just wonder if Denver fans are ready for a team that is not built around a QB. I am!
**** I'd include the Colts in that one. Bob Sanders dragged Peyton kicking and screaming to that Super Bowl win. I still can't believe they gave Manning the MVP of that one either.

Hell, that may not be fair to those other teams QB's. They probably played better than Manning did in his playoff games.
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Agreed. And even if Kyle Orton isn't going to be the prototypical superstar QB, teams that have those qualities can win with a QB who just does what he needs to do in workmanlike fashion. Best championship examples that come to mind are the '91 Redskins, 2000 Ravens, and the '85 Bears.

I just wonder if Denver fans are ready for a team that is not built around a QB. I am!
**** i was happy with Plummer at the helm of a balaced team built on defense and the ground game, and i am loving the way the team is looking now. and Orton is far from being some scrub. this isn't the Hasselback situation the Ravens had in 2000, where the running game and defense carry the turd of a QB to a super bowl.

but i agree, and i could care less if Orton throws for 400 yards and 5 TDs or only for 100 yards and no TDs as long as we win.
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last season's team would have seen Dallas go up 10-0 and folded and we would have lost to a score of something like 35-10.

once we fell behind last season, for the most part we were done. this game showed we are completely different now. Dallas got a lead, we went into the locker room retooled a few things and came out and shut Dallas down.
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Agreed. And even if Kyle Orton isn't going to be the prototypical superstar QB, teams that have those qualities can win with a QB who just does what he needs to do in workmanlike fashion. Best championship examples that come to mind are the '91 Redskins, 2000 Ravens, and the '85 Bears.

I just wonder if Denver fans are ready for a team that is not built around a QB. I am!
I am as well.


That said, it must be kept in mind that Orton is still overcoming that damaged finger, with which it can't be easy to throw with.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:10 AM   #12
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Absolutely. I totally agree with the OP. The team doesn't panic, they keep their assignments and trust the other guy to keep his. It works. That's how good teams do it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:38 AM   #13
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I am loving having coaching that can go in at halftime and make adjustments the last few years were painful to watch because the coaches couldn't make ingame adjustments to save there lives........................or jobs
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What the Broncos showed me today is that they can face some serious adversity and not freak out. Instead, they responded to the bad situations they were in calmly and effectively, something that's indicative of great coaching.

Going down 10-0 quickly and not letting the Cowboys score again is just plain huge. It shows a team doesn't get desperate and doesn't push, and when you push you make mistakes. I was genuinely worried the game might get out of hand after the way it started. But in hindsight, it was good for us that things worked out the way they did.

And in a similar vein I am glad the game ended the way it did instead of more clock-chewing and a 13-10 win with a last-second field goal. A last-second goal-line stand is a really, really big deal for a defense, and something the Broncos just plain didn't have the ability to do last year.

A win is a win, sure, but the way this game went showed real character and pluck, and I'm feeling great about the season.

I like this.

I also didnt think about how important that Goal Line stand was for the D. At first , I was pissed about that huge play on 4th and 3, but now that we know the end result, that goal line stand is huge.
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