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Kyle Orton, he of the Jay Cutler trade, the throw-in in the deal. All he has done is have a career year last year and is on pace this year to have 472 completions on 700 attempts and 5,676 yards with 24 TDs and 12 INTs. and a passer rating of 96.
Will he keep up this pace? He may have to if the Broncos can't find some kind of running game. And there is always the chance of his getting hurt with that many attempts.
Kyle had a ho-hum day today, throwing 35-50 for 341 yards and 1 TD with 1 INT. A career game for many QBs in the NFL right now but just another day in Music City for Orton.
I am not sure if there is another QB, outside of Peyton Manning who could do what Orton is doing right now with this team. He has the intelligence, the poise and the ability to make the right throw in the right situation.
His chemistry with his WRs and his trust in his O-line gives him the pocket presence to see the field and make his quick decisions and get the ball out on time and to the right place.
And if this doesn't shut down the last of the Orton naysayers, I guess we will be stuck with those blind idjits for the rest of the season. No, folks, Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn couldn't hold Orton's jock strap considering how he has mastered this offense.
But the real thing I am witnessing is Orton's quiet but total leadership on this team. Those guys would follow him into Hell right now and he would be proud to lead them.