Last year during training camp I told you people that the Kyle Orton led Broncos would fall flat on their faces. I predicted a 6 – 10 season with Kyle Orton and an 8 – 8 record with Tim Tebow. Two more wins for the kid due to his dynamic playmaking ability.
What were most of them saying, eh? “Career year” for Kyle Orton. Brandon Lloyd to the Pro Bowl. 10-6 perhaps 11-5 even.
Some joke that was.
Remember how the Denver starters looked in the preseason last year? Pretty damn good actually. Remember Orton marching the ball down on the Cowboys and beating up Buffalo?
Big whoop. I saw right through it for many reasons I outlined early last year.
Last season the Denver Broncos 21st ranked defense played some opportunistic football getting turnovers at key moments. The Broncos managed to pull off some wild wins with the kid at the helm and their utilization of the spread option offense that turned thirty something power running back Willis McGahee into a star. We led the league in rushing and managed to make the playoffs and even beat the Steelers before getting trounced by a more Superbowl ready New England team.
I don’t know about you, but I liked last season. I liked what we started doing. We ran the football like wildfire, we played defense and threw game breaking touchdown passes at opportune moments. We did all this with a highly mediocre team.
Going into 2012 I was optimistic about the Broncos shoring up the defensive line, drafting a great young running back and finding some type of speedy threat at wide receiver. Older knee injury-ridden Willis McGahee was rejuvenated in our offense, can you imagine what a Doug Brown would have done? Offensive line help would not have been bad either. Perhaps we’d draft or acquire a middle linebacker on top of all this.
If we did all this, we could have done what we did last year but do it even better this year. Instead, Big Daddy Elway did what he was planning to do all along: Jettison the kid at all costs. Pocket passing at all costs. Instead of building a template to counter a New England or New Orleans or Green Bay with great defense and an unheard of rushing attack, this team with many needs we will try to become them.
You wonder why Mark Schlereth, Tom Jackson and Shannon Sharpe were all so smug when they said “Tebow won’t even be playing in the league next year.” I guess they were all present for Elway’s conference call early in the season when he said the kid was a joke.
How pathetic. Seriously, even a Stephen A. Smith understands the kid’s football ability even if he doesn’t think he can throw the football. This talk of “not even playing in the league” is BS in its purest form. It’s personal with these guys, as the wins piled up they started to look silly.
Tom Jackson recently stated how elated the Broncos organization is since they got rid of the kid and landed Manning. Jackson couldn’t believe the tweets Big Daddy Elway was getting in response to his criticism of the young QB last season. I think Big Daddy Elway deserved every one of those tweets for acting unprofessional in the extreme. What VP criticizes their starting quarterback week in and week out? If he was smart he would have simply shut up and traded the kid in the offseason. Instead, he blurted a bunch of crap weekly and probably told all his cronies in the media to do the same. Remember Shannon Sharpe’s interview with Tebow on CBS late last year? It was like an inquisition. I’ll never forget the look on Tom Jackson’s face on Prime Time each time the Broncos won with the kid at the helm. Tommy looked as if he just ate a sour fart.
Say what you want, but that kid did some pretty good things last year despite the pressure of an unbelieving coach, an unbelieving VP and some jealous ungrateful players.
I am not impressed with the signing of Peyton Manning. Nothing personal. I know he cannot help that he is an “Aw shucks” yokel with a strangely shaped head, but really nothing personal there. I just don’t think its going to work. Renting another team’s Hall of Fame QB in the twilight of their years never has. I am also sick of the Broncos jettisoning young talent to try and become some other team. We tried to be the Browns defense, we tried to be the Green Bay defense, we tried to be the Patriots west and now we’re trying to be the Colts west: Manning led offense and edge rushers and corners on defense.
What I really found funny was some of these fans though: “You’re not a real fan if you’re not on board now.”
Newsflash sea cucumbers: Peyton Manning is a Colt.
Always has been, always will be. We are renting Peyton Manning for maybe three years.
At least we, you know, drafted the other guy.
I realize why we signed corners and pass rushers and pretty much disregarded the middle of our defense. This organization believes they will be up by 14 by the first quarter of games and the defense will just have to defend against the pass. I don’t think so. I don’t think this team is ready. Maybe that will be the case in year three of the Manning experiment. That’s if we’re lucky.
This team is not Superbowl ready. I don’t care what Peter King or the odds makers at Las Vegas thinks. What a bunch of crap. This is a wild card team. The Broncos will have to be lucky in the offseason next year to be a Super Bowl contender. They should be a contender by year three if Manning keeps playing.
That said, I don’t expect anything but one AFC championship showing by the Manning led Broncos. Probably in year three and then he will retire. I’m not that interested in Peyton Manning. I’m not that interested in this Broncos team this year. Renting someone else’s Hall of Fame QB rarely works. I’m more interested in Brock Osweiler quite honestly. He’ll likely take over when this team is ready to contend. To be fair he doesn’t look bad. Normally a QB who is that tall usually lumbers around like a lanky stork dork but this kid has some athleticism.
I don’t care, this year I want punishment.
That’s right. Punishment.
I want this team punished. I want the VP punished. I want the coach punished. I want some of these jealous and ungrateful players punished. Number 23, I’m looking at you.
Good luck with your thousand yards this year, pal.
If any Bronco player wants to run down the highway divider in Greeley bolicky bareass with a bunch of hoes on each side — this is the year to do it. I don’t care this season. If you get pissed off go grab a Gatorade jug or the ball boy and throw them out into the field. Get ejected. Make things interesting if you want.
This season I want punishment. For one whole season. I want this team humbled.
The Curse of P.P. Dublinski starts today, Sunday September 9, 2012. Oh yeah.
You know that goober Pat something on the 700 club? If you’ve never seen it I can fill you in. I saw it once. It’s about 50 minutes of conservative Christian news and the last ten minutes this old doofus trots out some old broad and they become a conduit to God to start healing — I mean they start preying on old and sick people acting as if they are a channel to God’s healing. Well, I’m here to say that old doofus did get something right this year when he said “God will punish the Denver Broncos.”
Oh yeah. The 700 club curse alright. My curse will be just as potent.
I believe the Broncos are an 8-8 team this season. They may not even make the playoffs and yet you have these goobers claiming the Broncos will have a better record than the Elway/Davis years? Some joke that is.
You seen our offensive line? Nothing has changed there besides Kuper being injured. Our defensive line is one injury away from abysmal. You seen all the big name players up the middle of our defense? Didn’t think so. Thomas and Decker are still unproven commodities with potential. They haven’t even made it through a season together without significant injury, nor have the duo of Miller and Dumervil.
The Broncos have a bear of a schedule and many teams they face will run right up the middle of the Denver defense no problem.
This team is a couple injuries away from a 7-9 disaster quite frankly. I’d say they could go 9-7 at best. At best.
But no matter. I want this team to feel the pain this year. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Broncos become Super Bowl bound simply with Big Daddy Elway renting a new quarterback.
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