Broncos 2-0: Thoughts On The Start and What The Future Holds
First of all, I have been gone from bleacher report for awhile. I have been able to sit back and enjoy the Broncos first two games as they are 2-0.
Let's not forget the Browns with Quinn last year put up 30 points on the Broncos if I'm not mistaken. Cedric Benson also didn't rush for 100 yards on them like he did on the Packers.
Good coaching, a team with the right attitude, and they just want to win. That's the Denver Broncos this year.
I know teams match up differently so I can't base everything on who played who. With the Chargers losing Jamal Williams for the year and LaDanian Tomlinson sidelined for who knows how long, this division is wide open to me.
If Russell continues to struggle throwing the ball, I don't see Denver having a huge problem. This is assuming they play at the same level they have the past two weeks.
I'm only going to touch lightly on Kyle Orton. Despite his 55.4 percent accuracy, he has no turnovers. His QB rating is No. 11 at 90.9, he's eighth in yards per play, not to mention "weak-arm" Orton has nine completions for 20 yards or more.
Remember the Stokley catch in Week One was only one of those so he still has eight more. The best way to look at it is that Orton wins games.
I realize after this week the Broncos' schedule gets tougher. I also realize all those teams they play in weeks 4-12 look beatable. Denver isn't the same team as last year. Orton doesn't force the ball into triple coverage and he will throw it away. We will take three points, and go play defense.
A lot will be told about the Denver Broncos in the next few weeks.
Long term, I like the direction Josh McDaniels and Mike Nolan are taking the team. In fact I love it. Anyone who has read my articles can recall I stood behind McDaniels this entire offseason. I'm not going to say "I told you so" just yet. However, if I get the chance to, I will.
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