Kyle Orton: Denver Broncos' Anti-Clutch QB Is Killing Rushing Offense
Why is it that people can't see how it is that a quarterback can have a bigger impact on the rushing offense than the offensive line at times?
I believe Orton is one of the reasons the rushing attack is ranked 30th in the league with its 2.5 yards per carry average.
29 times in the Colts game, Orton averaged just 2 yards from the line of scrimmage when he threw the ball through the air.
What in the hell do you think that does to your running game when the opponent game plans for that type of passing offense from your QB; especially when you have only 3 balls out of 58 thrown 20 yards past the line of scrimmage?
This was of course the case in the defeat last weak against Indianapolis Colts.
Orton is killing the broncos rushing offense while getting all the credit in the world for the success thanks to the YACs (Yards after the catch) from the leagues top 10 wide receiving corp as well as one of the best passing offensive minds in the history of the game in Josh McDaniels former New England Patriots offensive coordinator.
The same coordinator who made Turned Matt Cassel last seasons 25 ranked QB appear as a top ten QB the season prior to him being traded.
How Kyle Is Killing The Rushing Offense
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Kyle Ortons 3 yards per attempt average from hell
Kyle Orton really makes it hard to run the ball, especially when you have defensive coordinators keying in on 37 plays where the ball is thrown only 3 yards from the line of scrimmage on average, which was the case last week against Indy.
When you have half of the passes Orton throws beyond 10 yards hitting the dirt, well you get the picture you stack the box and force Orton to beat you over the top while shutting down the run game completely in your bend don't break scheme.
Indy put on a clinic for this, Orton has been exposed, this is why the 6-0 streak has ended with a 3 wins in the last 13 games he has started..
3 & 13= EXPOSED~!!
Again if you are a DC and you see the 37 passing plays in one game go for 3 yards do you stack the box and an attempt to shut it down or spread your defense out opening up running lanes and all the underneath passes he makes?
Tebow Is a Much Better Red Zone and Clutch QB Than Kyle Orton
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The WR corp is actually much better than what we are seeing from it with Orton at the helm. How many times have we seen Orton check down to his covered receiver, or locked on to a receiver while the one just yards from him is blazing wide open down the field?
Orton, is not only killing the Broncos with the lack of clutch mettle, but with his 3 yard passes that have destroyed the rushing attack of the Broncos because it gives the opponents the green light to stack the box.
Fact remains no one can prove Orton is a better QB than Tebow right now, fact remains it is just a matter of opinion who could do the better Job until Tebow goes out there and proves otherwise. What else do we have to base this take other than opinion?
I am entitled to my opinion, just as anyone else is.
Orton has more experience granted, but I think that Tebows superiority as a clutch QB supercedes Ortons experience and lack of the clutch mettle I look for in a QB.
This WR corp IMO would be utilized much better in the clutch with Tebow than Orton. Tebow is the guy you want out there in the red zone, not Orton IMHO.
Orton has proven time and time again that he would much rather check it down to a covered WR than pass it to an open receiver running down the field. Passes Tebow would have made deep, Orton simply threw 3 yards past the line of scrimmage while leaning on his WR's to YAC up his standing in the eyes of this fan base.
Orton is a YAC Quarterback, who is a hack in the red zone.
Gaffney saving orton from the emberassment of having an INT in the clutch prior to his next pass attempt that winds up being an INT, while a WR is wide open not even ten yards away on the final drive of the game the Broncos should have won.
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Look when Orton is throwing interceptions rather than hitting the open receiver next to him who was poised to take it to the races? Then yes there are clutch deficieny issues to overcome.
When he targets the same guy 3 times in a row in the red zone with this WR corp? Then yes there are clutch deficieny issues to overcome.
When he is throwing it down into the dirt rather than to the receiver forcing the Eddie Royal to make a spectacular play on the ball while diving for it and rolling into the end zone. Then yes there are clutch deficieny issues to overcome.
When he leads the offense into the redzone 5 times to come up empty in the entire game there? Then yes there are clutch deficieny issues to overcome.
It is what it is and this article can only be so long, no time to over emphasis the obvious...
When the chips are down Orton is a clown.
The Int that cost the Broncos the game on the last drive, this while Gaffney was wide open just 10 yards away...
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Thing is when you force Orton to come back from behind, that is exactly the type of clutch situation he miserably fails at.
His last 3 wins in the last 13 games, for example, where the result of not having to force Orton to play from behind.
Orton sucks under pressure his red zone offense play and his 3rd down conversion rate in the games we lost this season is a testament to this.
So if you want to win with Orton keep the opponent out of the game, and Orton will look like the acclaimed elite star this fan base insists on making him out to be despite his atrocious 3 wins record in the last 13 games.
Broncos are stuck in a losing rut.
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3 wins in the last 13 games attests to this, and clinging to mediocrity at the QB position as the answer when it is in fact a major reason for this team being in this losing rut IMO is INSANE~!!
To keep doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results, is that not the definition of insanity?
I'd like to see Orton traded for Marshawn Lynch and and a draft pick from the Bills.
Is there a RB on this roster as good as Lynch?
I believe the presence of Tebow along with Lynch could be the catalyst that not only sparks the rushing attack but what takes the team out of its current losing rut.
So let me reiterate Tebow is better than Orton. NOW
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Kyle Orton sucks when the heat is on. It is what it is.
Tebow is a hell of a lot better under pressure than Orton. Orton is not even close to being the clutch type QB Tebow is.
You judge a QB by how they respond under pressure, not how they respond in between the 20's, or when your team is in the lead.
Until Tebow gets out there and struts his stuff, no one can say that Orton is better right now, Tebow could very well go out there with the talent Orton is surrounded by and kill it.
I say give him the opportunity because I am sick of seeing Orton not only getting killed under pressure but killing this team, while putting on a clinic for failing in clutch situations.
When it comes to the most important tangibles a QB can possess, which is the "it" factor in the clutch: Orton sucks.
As far as I am concerned the move to start Tebow would be an upgrade.
People who claim he is not ready make me laugh. How is any QB supposed to get ready holding a clipboard?
If your going to do it, why waste a season that affords your rookie to play against only 2 teams who ranked in the top 10 of the passing defenses last season.
There is a reason why Orton is having so much success yardage wise, thing is with this schedule he should be having success in all dimensions of the passing game, not just inside the 20's.
Lynch would make the RB & WR's corps top ten in this league. Those are the kinds of weapons that will lend to success of your rookie QB this season.
Lots Of Teams Need a QB In The League
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Ortons stock has never been higher, if McDaniels is going to pull the trigger on him in a trade he
Orton is not the future. Tebow IMO at least possess the" IT" factor in the clutch to at least warrant giving him the opportunity to start and see what he can do.
You don't trade an unproven asset with the "it" factor for an asset who has clearly proven to be doing nothing more than keep this team in a losing rut as a result of him lacking the "IT" factor in the clutch..
Bills just flat out cut their QB, Jaguars immediately snatched him off of the waiver wire.
49ers are hating it.
Browns are hating it.
Bucs are hating it.
Cardinals are hating it.
Ortons trade prospects keep looking better and better as the week 6 trade deadline rolls around.
The way I figure it, this is why Tebow was not activated last week, this is why McDaniels went for it so many times on 4th down in the redzone to show exactly why Orton has to be traded, considering he is not the guy you want to lean on when the chips are down in clutch situations.
Having Tebow bail out Orton in the clutch on short yardage goal line situations would indeed just prolong the losing rut this team is currntly in woith Ortons as fans endeared to him would cry foul.
Time to stop crowning Orton, he is who we thought he was...