First off, I want to take this time to officially say good-bye to Chris Simms. Don't let the door hit you were the good Lord split you. While you seem like a nice guy, the fact that you play with the same intensity as Mr. Rogers drives Bronco Country nuts. We actually chanted Kyle Orton's name during the San Diego game, and were ecstatic when our efforts paid off and you introduced yourself to the bench.
Now that Kyle Orton will have valid competition during training camp can only be a good thing. He will be pushed to perform at a higher level with the sight of Quinn in his rear view mirror. Denver went 8-8 with Orton as the starter, and it became apparent late into the season that Orton knew he was our only option. I am not accusing Orton of mailing it in, but when you know that you are the team's best option it is a lot easier to take games lightly.
With the addition of Brady Quinn, McDaniels now has a QB that he has shown intrest in all along. He gets in Quinn a QB that know the system like the back of his hand from his time in Notre Dame. He gets a QB that can throw the deep ball with ease. One of the big knocks on Orton is his inability to throw the deep ball. Problem solved. Quinn is also considerably more mobile than Orton. With an offensive line that is in the rebuilding stage, Quinn's mobility will come in handy.
The feeling about Quinn from Cleveland is that he was over-hyped and didn't live up the billing. Being in Cleveland will definitely do that. He had no one to throw to and his running game was anything but consistent. In Denver, Quinn will have the services of Royal, Graham, Stokley, Moreno, Buckhalter, and possibly Marshall. Sounds pretty good to me.
Quinn came to Denver for a late draft pick next year and Peyton Hillis. Peyton was a good player, but never used in the new system. A possible starting QB for a FB and late draft pick. What does Denver have to lose?
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