Kyle Orton: Denver Broncos' Anti-Clutch QB Is Killing Rushing Offense

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Kyle Orton: Denver Broncos' Anti-Clutch QB Is Killing Rushing Offense
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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.

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