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View Poll Results: Favorite Post Elway QB for the Broncos?
Brian Griese 2 1.31%
Jake Plummer 112 73.20%
Jay Cutler 34 22.22%
Kyle Orton 5 3.27%
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Who was your favorite post Elway QB?

Was it....

1.) Brian Griese (1998-2002)



High Point: 2000 Season. Pro Bowl Season and led the Broncos to the playoffs.

Low Point:Shredding his shoulder.


2.) Jake Plummer (2003-2006)



High Point: Taking the Broncos to 13-3 and to a AFCCG in 2005 season. First QB to win a playoff game since Elway, also the last QB to win a playoff game for the Broncos.


Low Point: Tie, 2003 Playoff game vs the Colts and 2005 AFCCG vs Steelers.

3.) Jay Cutler (2006-2008)



High Point:2007 game vs the Steelers, and won at Arrowhead.

Low Point: 2008 season ending collapse, and the drama that ensued that offseason.


4.) Kyle Orton (2009-Current)



High Point: The 6-0 start, and the Patriots Game.

Low Point: Season ending game against the Chiefs.




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Old 01-26-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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Plummer
Orton/Cutler (Tie)
Griese

Had to go with the tie since they are pretty much interchangeable.
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I was a big fan of that Plummer cat.

Especially his last start.
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Orton, by far. He basically combines the best attributes of Griese (accuracy, smarts) and Plummer (leadership, arm strength) and had a pretty good first year here.

Cutler is a douchebag and a traitor to this franchise and it's fans, thus he is barely worthy of being on this list. That, and I got real ****ing sick of him throwing dumb**** interceptions and consistently collapsing in the clutch.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:45 PM   #5
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I think Plummer is the only one who won a playoff game and he also had the most wins so he would be the logical choice. I think this list clearly shows how bad at QB we have been since Elway.
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I think Plummer is the only one who won a playoff game and he also had the most wins so he would be the logical choice. I think this list clearly shows how bad at QB we have been since Elway.
I disagree. Griese was looking great pre-injury, we made the playoffs 3 of the 4 years that Plummer was here and Cutler probably would have been the answer if his head was screwed on straight.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:13 AM   #8
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I'm pretty sure the low point of the Griese Years was when he killed Our Lord And Savior, the Great Terrell Davis. or at least when he got drunk and tripped over his dog. or that time he threw the ball at the miami end that was trying to sack him out of fright only to have it picked off. or--

yeah. not that guy.

the answer is Cutler, sorry. Plummer is second. I attribute most of his success to Shanahan.
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I'm pretty sure the low point of the Griese Years was when he killed Our Lord And Savior, the Great Terrell Davis. or at least when he got drunk and tripped over his dog. or that time he threw the ball at the miami end that was trying to sack him out of fright only to have it picked off. .
Didn't Trevor Pryce punch Griese or something. I remember that story flying around here.
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Bronco Buff wants to know where the option for Chris Simms will be put on the poll.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:26 AM   #11
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I'm pretty sure the low point of the Griese Years was when he killed Our Lord And Savior, the Great Terrell Davis. or at least when he got drunk and tripped over his dog. or that time he threw the ball at the miami end that was trying to sack him out of fright only to have it picked off. or--

yeah. not that guy.

the answer is Cutler, sorry. Plummer is second. I attribute most of his success to Shanahan.
Griese - 100 QB rating and a playoff berth in 2000.

Plummer - 3 playoff appearances in 4 years, with 1 win.

Cutler - No playoffs, losing record
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Griese and Cutler were my favorites.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #13
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Plummer, those boot legs were something, I would laugh because the other team was faked out so bad.

He lacked the long ball but I loved his moblilty.

2005 was a great year, 03 wasn't bad either.

We kicked the **** out of the Chargers and Raiders.

I remember the bootleg he ran in for a TD.

Score was something like 43-17.
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On week two of the 2001 season, Griese had a 90% approval rating with Broncos fans. Following his Pro Bowl year when he posted a 19/3 TD-INT ratio, he started 2001 with a 2-0 record and a 6-0 TD-INT ratio.

The next week Griese struggled against Baltimore and it just snowballed downward from that point on.
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Plummer - because we were that close to making it back to the SB (and because the fact that we came up short was by no means all on him.)
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Orton, by far. He basically combines the best attributes of Griese (accuracy, smarts) and Plummer (leadership, arm strength) and had a pretty good first year here.
How many years you think he has left?
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On week two of the 2001 season, Griese had a 90% approval rating with Broncos fans. Following his Pro Bowl year when he posted a 19/3 TD-INT ratio, he started 2001 with a 2-0 record and a 6-0 TD-INT ratio.

The next week Griese struggled against Baltimore and it just snowballed downward from that point on.
yeah, the problem with Griese is that when he lost it he lost it quickly. the dude had no fortitude. I remember watching him in 2002 and just thinking what the hell happened. he didn't even resemble the QB that started out promising.

but I never completely fell for him, even for that brief period of time (early 01...?) when he was generating serious MVP buzz. he killed TD and comparisons to Montana are a real no-no for me.
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And the problem with Plummer is it was 100% smoke and mirrors. He flat out could not throw a pass in the pocket. At all. You just couldn't tell him to take a 3, 5, 7 step drop, read the field and do something productive with the ball. Shanahan and Kubiak worked complete wonders with that offense. I have no idea how Shanahan didn't win coach of the year in '05.
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Plummer than Orton
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i say Plummer because in wins, playoff appearances, and stats he is the undisputed best of the bunch.

now if Orton gets a long term deal I will change my vote to him, because I really like Orton. he combines the best aspects of Griese and Plummer and is a good QB in need of just a little bit of trust and a little longer leash.

it's just that right now with the uncertainty of whether or not he will be here prevents me from naming him my favorite.
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I think Plummer is the only one who won a playoff game and he also had the most wins so he would be the logical choice. I think this list clearly shows how bad at QB we have been since Elway.
I thought I was just so stuck on Elway that I couldn't let go. But after seeing the list together I realized it's because we have been bad at QB and I can't vote because I haven't liked any of them.
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I'm pretty sure the low point of the Griese Years was when he killed Our Lord And Savior, the Great Terrell Davis. or at least when he got drunk and tripped over his dog. or that time he threw the ball at the miami end that was trying to sack him out of fright only to have it picked off. or--

yeah. not that guy.
He also threw the ball that got Eddie Mac's leg broken? It was the Monday night game nobody remembers - because of what happened Tuesday morning.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2001/...rey010911.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZKGhDfFPQ
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He also threw the ball that got Eddie Mac's leg broken? It was the Monday night game nobody remembers - because of what happened Tuesday morning.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2001/...rey010911.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZKGhDfFPQ
Every time I recount my memories of Sept. 11, I always start by telling people the world clearly wasn't right cause Ed Mac broke his leg in a freak play, which never ever happens.
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1. Plummer - without a doubt was the best QB we've had since the great one left. Wins, Playoff win and playoff appearances.

2. Greise - Sad, and it says a lot about the quality of QBing we've had, but his 2000 season was far better than what else we've had.

3. Orton - First year in the system, I'd like to see what he's got with a full off season of learning plus no zipper-finger for the first few games.

6. Cutler - The ultimate garbage time QB, anytime there was something to play for, he choked it away.
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