Denver Broncos

Back From The Dead, Don't Crucify The Broncos Yet

DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Ann Judge Wegener rides Thunder in celebration of a touchdown by the Denver Broncos against the Chicago Bears during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Bears defeated the Broncos 27-17.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Brad JamesCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2009

I have taken a long hiatus, but have returned in hopes of silencing the delusional losers who seem hellbent on the Denver Broncos having a terrible season.

When I look at the entire scope of things that have transpired over the past few months, I find it odd that many think the Broncos haven't improved themselves.

Yes, Jay Cutler is a talent who bewitches fans with his tight spirals and impressive athleticism.

Nevertheless, he is a charlatan and a fraud; a fact that Bears fans will learn soon enough.

Meanwhile, I'm hoping for Kyle Orton to be ready for the Broncos' season opener at Cincinnati September 13.  If not, perhaps Tom Brandstater will prove to be a quick study, as he's already impressed with his powerful arm in limited opportunities.

Of course, Brandon Marshall, if he proves penitent, can return any time he'd like to which would greatly enhance our prospects, if he's focused.

Ultimately, I think he realizes the only way for him to get his jack will be as a Bronco, as he faces continual suspension and benching or amassing Pro Bowl numbers.

I also expect to see Eddie Royal emerge as a Pro Bowler while future Hall of Famer Ryan Clady bolsters the league's best offensive line.

Brian Dawkins, Andre Goodman, Chris Baker and other new faces on the defense will strengthen us considerably on that side of the ball as well.

To me, Tony Scheffler is the X factor as if he continues to create mismatches in the open field, it gives Orton (yes, he's the man until proven differently) another weapon to dismantle defenses.

I think we can win 10 games, although 11 is the ceiling as far as I'm concerned.

Of course, in subsequent seasons, we'll only improve.

Before we crucify coach Josh McDaniels, let's give him a chance.  The season's almost on.  GO BRONCOS!!!

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