I have noticed some controversy regarding who will start for the Denver Broncos this season at the QB position.I have a few thoughts, and thought I would share them...
As many of you know, I am an avid Kyle Orton supporter. That being said I also believe he will start this season barring injury. I won't provide with all the reason I support Kyle Orton, if you want details look at previous posts. Suffice it to say I believe he did well last year, and will continue to improve.
Now, as for do I believe Brady Quinn has a chance to take the job? I hate to say it but yes. He was a first round draft pick for a variety of reasons, and all those reasons still exist. He has tons of potential, and in a team with some talent, I believe he can be successful. Cleveland had very little talent, and traded away most of what they did have. Hopefully he will become an excellent QB, and in my opinion if he does not win the starting job, yet plays well when he does play, will be solid trade bait for a struggling team at the position in a year or 2.
Now the heart of the matter... Who will start? who should start? who is more talented? In my opinion K.O. has the upperhand by being familiar with the system, and his experience. I believe unless Quinn works very hard, and can be very familiar with the playbook prior to training camp, Orton will win the starting job unless he either gets hurt, or has a huge drop in play. As far as talent, I believe they are both talented young men, and solid quarterbacks, however I believe Quinn has the edge on talent. Which means he may be making a push for the position late 2010 but most likely 2011.
I don't care who starts, only that whoever is on the field gives us the greatest opportunity to win. Start Brady Quinn if he has a better chance, Start K.O. if he does... I am okay if McDaniels starts Brandstater if he is the one who will help us reach the playoffs. McDaniels seems to have an ego (IMO) and benching K.O. would make it appear that he felt the Cutler trade was a mistake. I don't think he wants to do that, however, he is also very intelligent (again IMO) and I honestly believe he will put the best player on the field, regardless of whether is makes him looks stupid. How many people, including some right here on MHR, says he was an idiot for benching Marsh and Sheff when the playoffs were still a possibility?
Give me 22 guys on the field, who all want to win, win as a team, and stomp the Raiders, and I will be a happy camper...
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