Why Optimism Still Burns Bright in Bronco Country

I cannot steal the thunder of the illustrious John Bena, but  after the manner of his analysis, have I constructed this assessment.


First of all, I got up bright and early Monday morning (4:00 MDT to be precise), at my Utah home to watch the Tivoed broadcasts of games airing in my market.


While I also learned a lot from the film of the Redskins-Cowboys and Packers-Eagles contests, the Broncos-Jags game was of course my focal point of interest.


As the game progressed, I was impressed with Kyle Orton's poise and underrated football acumen, save for those instances when he took sacks he didn't have to take.


Nevertheless, for the most part, Orton was wise and made adroit decisions with the football and took plenty of good risks (yes, I think the pass to Brandon Lloyd even with stud Rashean Mathis covering him was still a good call, it was inches from working)


Of course, Correll Buckhalter's fumble and penalties incurred by Ryan McBean and fellow Utahn, Zane Beadles, were disastrous and simply killed us. There is no way around it.


With that said, all the mistakes the Broncos made ARE correctable.


If we get similar magnificence from Eddie Royal, Lloyd, Knowshon Moreno, Orton, D.J. Williams, Brian Dawkins and Matt Prater and cut down on mistakes, we will still be a great team.


Does anyone remember 2005?


This is significant because in Week 1, the Dolphins ate our lunch and backwashed in our milkshakes in a 38-10 rout but from that time on, Denver was in the words of J.J. Walker, Dyno-Mite!


I think that the coaches and players, like me, will look at the film and glean much good from what they've seen while stressing the importance of eradicating senseless mistakes.


The Broncos were far from the only team to kill themselves with penalties in Week 1 as the Eagles and Cowboys destroyed themselves against the Packers and Redskins, respectively.


I, of course, endorse John Bena's article, but if you want to read this one, feedback is appreciated.


Let's get back to business but instead of defeating the Huns, let's beat the Seahawks!


As always, GO BRONCOS!!!

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