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View Poll Results: Do you think Orton is the long term answer at QB for the Broncos?
Yes, McD has shown he can coach him up and he will be fine in our system 38 24.68%
No, he doesn't have sufficient up side for the Broncos to be an elite team year in and year out. 32 20.78%
I need more time to make this call 26 16.88%
We will sign Orton and draft a QB that thinks he can have ready in 2011 58 37.66%
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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After watching Orton for 11 games now do you think he is the QB for Denver going forward because if Josh doesn't think so he will not wait to find the guy he thinks is the long term Denver QB.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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QBs take time to develop. I hope the QB of the future is Brandstater or maybe a FA.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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It really all depends on what McD thinks of Brandstater's progress so far. I think he'd be okay with letting Orton steer the ship for the next two or so years until T$ is ready to take over, assuming McD thinks he is the real deal. I still wouldn't be surprised to see us draft another QB late this year as depth and insurance, as I don't think Simms will be back.
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It really all depends on what McD thinks of Brandstater's progress so far. I think he'd be okay with letting Orton steer the ship for the next two or so years until T$ is ready to take over, assuming McD thinks he is the real deal. I still wouldn't be surprised to see us draft another QB late this year as depth and insurance, as I don't think Simms will be back.
We can only hope...

I think Orton is doing okay, but he has probably reached his potential. If we're going to get a real franchise QB to build around we need to draft one this year or next.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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I think the reason cassettesel flourished last year was because of his experience with mcd's system. i think one more year and orton is gonna surprise us even more.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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No.

They gave up 2 picks for Brandstater last year, he was targeted by McD for some reason. Unless he's totally **** the bed in practice, I have a hard time seeing them move in a different direction so quickly. Orton is serviceable for next year and Brandstater will get another year of development. Ask this question next year.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:38 AM   #7
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That depends on whether or not has Locker declared for the draft.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #8
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I don't think McDaniel’s will draft a QB unless one falls to us in in a late round. I think he is pleased with Orton’s progress and also with where Branstater is at. Too much risk in drafting a 1st round Ob, paying him big bucks and watching him fail.......That being said, I don't think we will ever be an elite team again until we have the elite OB....
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:47 AM   #9
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Meh .......... seriously doubt it ........... Remember when Bledsoe went down , Brady who ? then Castle ........
I think there is something to this McD system ...........give orton time see what happens
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You only get so far with re-treads. Draft a quality signal caller...
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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well I chose "We will sign Orton and draft a QB that thinks he can have ready in 2011" but I don't really think it will be for 2011, I think it is because we really only have 2 options right now at QB. Simms needs to go, so I think we draft one for depth and grooming but not necessarily to get Orton out of there. Orton wins, I don't see why we need to mess with that personally.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:54 AM   #12
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I'd like to see an honest competition between Orton and Brandstatter in the offseason. We probably will need to draft another project quarterback to replace Simms. I doubt we draft someone high unless there is a top-tier guy that falls right to us. I can't imagine Simms being invited back next year. The problem is Orton will need a new contract.

I think the bigger question is this: Do we pay Orton what it will take to keep him here? I'd like to, but honestly I'd rather spend the money on Dumervil, Kuper, and Marshall (if he can keep his **** together).
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I'm 99% convinced that we will not use a high draft pick on a "franchise qb" in this draft (unless Orton implodes down the stretch). With that being said, I could see a mid-round pick if McD doesn't think Brandstater is capable, which is really tough for us to know. I have no doubt that McD will have someone waiting in the wings in case Orton is either injured or if he does not continuously improve (ie. I doubt McD would be happy if the offense puts up similar numbers in 2010 as they have this year).
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I think we'll draft a QB to replace Simms.
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in my opinion there are no guys worth taking....i might get trashed for saying that but I really dont like Bradford, McCoy, Clausen, etc...
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Lets see how Orton does getting the Broncos to the playoffs. If the Broncos make the playoffs, lets see how Orton performs in the playoffs.

There's still a lot of football to be played.

I real NFL QB earns his stripes in the post season.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:17 AM   #17
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I wouldn't pass on a kid named Tom Brady in the sixth round. But seriously, folks...

I believe that McD is an excellent judge of QBs. I wouldn't want to see us draft one on the first day, but I expect to see a QB picked on the second.
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I think we'll draft a QB to replace Simms.
i think brandstater gets first crack at that position. if we can get him late, mallett would be interesting but i can't see him lasting til day 2.
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Drafting a QB strictly depends on what Mcdaniels thinks about Brandstater and if we resign Orton.

I think we will draft a QB regardless, but under what circumstances I think is still very much uncertain. If Mcdaniels likes Brandstater as a future backup or more and Orton resigns then there is no reason to draft a QB before the 2nd day of the draft. On the other hand if Brandstater is not progressing or Orton doesn't resign then a QB on day is almost a given.
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i think brandstater gets first crack at that position. if we can get him late, mallett would be interesting but i can't see him lasting til day 2.
Mcdaniels I think will carry 3 QBs on the roster so even with Simms out of here we will need an emergency guy.
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I think we'll draft a QB to replace Simms.
I think we will sign one with experience if we stick with Orton as our starter.
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Lets see how Orton does getting the Broncos to the playoffs. If the Broncos make the playoffs, lets see how Orton performs in the playoffs.

There's still a lot of football to be played.

I real NFL QB earns his stripes in the post season.
This.

As of now, I would like to see another QB brought in. I do not think Orton is the answer and I have no clue what some people are watching when they hype him. To be a complete team, we need a QB. Orton could turn into that guy but he hasn't shown it yet. We have good to great players at every offensive position other than QB and we are not getting results. This offense should be near the top of the league, not the bottom...
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I voted to keep him long term.

Playing his first year in a complex new system for a franchise that was totally revamped in the offseason; he’s done well IMO. Plus, the guy played with a glove on his throwing hand because of a busted index finger, and now he’s playing on a gimpy ankle. Things like that easily hamper a QB’s play, but we haven’t suffered because of it. Sure, he’s not perfect, but it’s unreasonable to say we’ll just go out and replace him with a franchise QB, as if they’re sitting on supermarket shelves waiting to be bought. Build around the guy while he continues to learn the system, and focus on other areas that need attention.

He has far exceeded everyone’s expectations, and has outplayed circles on our former QB. We’re 8-4 with the guy; it’s unfortunate he gets treated the way Jake Plummer was. He doesn’t win pretty sometimes, but he wins. And if it’s because the team wins in spite of him, then keep him anyway, because the team couldn’t win in spite of, or because of, guys like Brian Griese and Jay Cutler. Whatever the formula is, it works.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #24
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Orton has pretty much been the QB by default since the trade.

He is what he's always been. A game manager with little pocket presence who also happens to be immobile.

I don't have any issue with drafting someone on Day 2 in April.
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orton has played 1 yr in the system and some already know he is not the qb for the future. this is laughable, i'll put money down he's our qb for the next 2 yrs and puts up way better numbers than this year. we'll draft another qb in the later round for competition but i think mcd just keeps two next year since orton and tom should be comfortable with his system.
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