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Old 04-06-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Kyle Orton says he thinks Brady Quinn's acquisition will make the Denver Broncos stronger and deeper.

He just doesn't plan on admiring him from the sideline.

In his first public comments since the March 14 trade that brought Quinn over from Cleveland, Orton said Tuesday he appreciated that coach Josh McDaniels came out and said he's still his starter.

Although that can certainly change, Orton said he's not focused on any competition for his quarterback job but rather on improving in his second season in the system.

He also said he's participating in the Broncos' offseason program -- not because Quinn is here but because he felt that as the team's leader, he needed to take part even though he's a restricted free agent who hasn't signed his $2.621 million tender.

"Him coming in hasn't changed my work ethic, hasn't changed my approach to this season," Orton insisted. "I knew we had to get better as an offense, and there's no way we're going to do that if I'm not here."

Orton had a solid season in Denver after arriving from Chicago in the Jay Cutler trade a year ago. He threw for 21 touchdowns and 3,802 yards, but at 8-8 the Broncos missed the playoffs again.

"There's things that I got to do to improve, obviously, or we would have been in the playoffs last year," Orton said.

He said he wants to be a stronger leader and make better decisions in games.

"I think I can take my leadership to a whole new level," Orton said. "I think to have a great offense, you've got to have a guy that demands it from everybody, starting with himself. I demand perfection out of my play and I'm going to expect that from everybody else on our offense, as well. So, I think that's my main goal.

"And second, just take this offense to a whole new level, whether it's at the line of scrimmage, whether it's making the plays down the field, whether it's making something out of a busted play. Whatever it is, just make sure we get into the end zone when we need to get into the end zone."

McDaniels focused on defense in free agency, beefing up his line with Jarvis Green, Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams, and he's done very little to tweak his offense, which lost center Casey Wiegmann to Kansas City.

Quinn's acquisition rated as the biggest offensive move this offseason.

Right after pulling off the trade, McDaniels called Orton and told him that while he was bringing in some better competition, he wasn't going to throw the job up for grabs like he did last year when Orton beat out Chris Simms.

"I told him I've never backed down from competition and it really won't change my mindset going into the season at all," Orton recounted.

And, he said, he appreciated the vote of confidence from his coach.

"I feel like I had a good year last year and I'm going to have an even better year this year," Orton said. "The more you can be around guys and the more you can be that guy and have everybody looking to you, the easier it is."

Orton said he especially wants to improve his rapport with third-year receiver Eddie Royal, who followed up his spectacular rookie season (91 catches, 980 yards, five TDs) with just 37 receptions and no touchdowns in one of the more stupefying story lines in Denver last season.

"I just think a lot of it was I was new to him, he was new to me and we just kind of ... we missed some plays," said Orton, who predicted Royal was "going to have a great year this year."

That could solve another problem for the Broncos, whose offense was confined mostly to underneath routes last season.

"It would be great to be able to hit some plays 25, 30 yards down the field," Orton said.

Orton might not have two of his top targets back in 2010.

Restricted free agents Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler, both of whom ended last season in McDaniels' doghouse, are boycotting the team's offseason workouts and hoping opportunities open up elsewhere.

"They're certainly going through a tough situation right now and I hope it works out for them one way or the other," Orton said. "But we'd love to have them. I'd love to have all of our best players and get ready to have a great season."
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Anyone else think someone who focuses on being a leader so much really doesn't know what it takes to be one?
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Anyone else think someone who focuses on being a leader so much really doesn't know what it takes to be one?
on the other hand part of being an effective leader is recognizing your own faults and working to improve them

but God forbid we give anyone a chance to do that
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Anyone else think someone who focuses on being a leader so much really doesn't know what it takes to be one?
Not really.
Leadership is also a learning process, one that is never ends. Ask anyone who has ever served and lead in the military.
Orton's attitude is one that the entire team needs to adopt. Rod Smith was a classic example of someone who never took his job for granted and never felt his job was secure and lead by example.
Orton has just completed his first season with the Broncos, I hope he IS focused on being a leader as well as improving his game.
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Not really.
Leadership is also a learning process, one that is never ends. Ask anyone who has ever served and lead in the military.
Orton's attitude is one that the entire team needs to adopt. Rod Smith was a classic example of someone who never took his job for granted and never felt his job was secure and lead by example.
Orton has just completed his first season with the Broncos, I hope he IS focused on being a leader as well as improving his game.
Nobody can realistically deny his will to win. In my opinion, that makes him a leader...
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Nobody can realistically deny his will to win. In my opinion, that makes him a leader...
Absolutely. But he made about 65 references (roughly) talking about being a leader. In my opinion, someone so occupied with talking about being a leader either isn't sure of their actions to speak for themselves or they're just new to the role and it's the anticipation of such. Maybe he's just trying to do what he never got to in Chicago but he definitely seems preoccupied with the concept.
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Can't wait for the Orton/Quinn era to be over. Absolutely nothing good about it.
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Can't wait for the Orton/Quinn era to be over. Absolutely nothing good about it.
Might be a good idea to trade in your fan token in that case. I could see this one lasting a while. Just a suspicion.
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Orton's gonna be a great politician... he's got mad PR skillzzzz
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Anyone else think someone who focuses on being a leader so much really doesn't know what it takes to be one?
Ya he ought shut up about it already.

Lead by example dude....
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you did not just go waterworld....wow.
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Hey, at least we have a QB that takes his position seriously, for a change...
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Ha, ha

Really I'm shocked that he isn't pissed about this news.
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Yeah, because Jay Cutler absolutely did not care if he played well or if we won or lost. Good lord.
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Look, I'm not a big Orton fan...but, I like what he's saying. He's a good guy, that's for sure. He's obviously looked in the mirror and understands what needs to improve.

- His Leadership
- Utilizing Eddie Royal's talents
- Making more plays down the field
- Making more plays (period)...he mentions broken plays
- Scoring

We'll see how it all turns out. Personally, I hope he turns into a stud and that Quinn makes it one hell of a competition.
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The thing that impressed me the most was when they asked about personnel and if he had any input. He simply stated "I am the QB, I don't get in front office things".....good job.
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Leadership coochtards! I'll bet that turd nugget Brady Quinn couldn't lead a conga line of skanks into a hot tub after a round of flaming Dr. Peppers! BOOSH!!!

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