As the Bronco's move on through the season they are starting to find their identity. The Broncos have always relied on their quarterback to win games and get them to the playoffs. When Kyle Orton came to the Broncos I never thought that he could be the quarterback that was missing since Hall of Fame John Elway.
Orton is proving all his critics wrong and letting his team, coach and yes us as fans that he is the franchise QB. Everyone knows that the NFL is a copy league and if you think about it the Broncos are very similar to the Saints.
Let's start with the coach, Josh McDaniel's is a spin off from Bill Belichick, Bill said Josh was one of his best coaches that worked for him and Josh proved that he could beat his mentor last year. Belichick and Sean Payton both came from the Bill Parcel tree and both are known as masterminds of the game. All three coaches have a lot of similarities when coaching and all three teams don't really have a true running game.
Talking about the running game, that is something that all three teams don't have and it's not like they haven't tried. Parcells always had a good running back from Otis Anderson, Dave Meggett, Curtis Martin etc. The Broncos, Saints, and Patriots have drafted running backs in the first round and none of them have dominated the league and are on the verge of being named busts.
For this type of system the team relies heavily on the QB. The two teams as I mentioned have Tom Brady, and Drew Brees who both have Superbowl rings. Now it's Orton's time, looking at his numbers so far this season is a reflection on what Brady and Brees have done in the past. Kyle to me looks like a clone from those quarterbacks. He is very accurate, gets the ball out of his hand quickly and throws to the open reciever.
This offense is dangerous and can now score with anyone. Kyle is a good student of the game and remember came from the same college as Brees. Their styles are very similar and Brees is know as the most accurate QB in the game and so far this year Kyle is not far behind him.
Kyle is the key for the Broncos to succeed and they need to start protecting him. The offensive line needs to protect him better and the running backs need to help a lot more. Kyle has been sacked to many times and something needs to be fixed to protect him.
Their has been good continuity with his reciever's and I'm starting to be a believer in Josh McDaniels system. Trading Marshall and Cutler was thought as crazy but it has really opened up this offense and Kyle has been proving that he is a lot better then Cutler, maybe we should have given the bears two first round picks for Kyle, we definetly got the better of the deal.
As McDaniel's grooms Kyle to be a Pro bowl quarterback, the broncos hopes of playoffs rest upon Orton's shoulders. He needs to continue his play as the next two games will really test him as the Ravens and Jets are one of the best defensive teams in the league. I think if the Broncos can give Kyle time he will pick the defense apart and the Broncos match up good against those teams.
So far the Broncos run defense is it's strength and with a veteran defensive backfield they have just enough defense to win games. The two kickers are as good as anyone and Denver might have found their return guy in Thomas.
Well Bronco maniacs it's been a very exciting year and can't wait for the next game against the Ravens and remember last year the Ravens were the first team to end Denver's winning streak and then it was downhill from there it's time for pay back. Go Broncos!!!