With the Miami Dolphins signing Matt Moore it is looking like Kyle Orton will remain a Bronco for the foreseeable future. I commend John Elway for sticking to his guns and not allowing himself to be bullied by other teams. Those of you who think he is being weak are just flat wrong.
Besides, the signing of an average backup quarterback is a joke of "calling a bluff". In poker, when you have the hand and someone bets half the pot, you go all-in. Now is the time for Elway and company to go all-in. Give up a 2nd rounder or start Matt Moore in 2011.
I've been a huge critic of Kyle Orton, but I've softened over the last week or so. Really, it only started when fans at training camp cheered loudly with Orton's first pass. I'm feeling that perhaps I may have been off the mark with how fans would treat Orton if he started Week 1. Honestly, it feels good to possibly be wrong as it would mean Broncos fans still have class - something I've also worried about in recent years. So thank you to all of those at training camp who did us all proud yesterday.
I'm starting to slowly coming around to the idea of giving Orton another shot. Tim Tebow still needs his shot, but it might be nice to see Orton play with a stronger rushing attack and a cohesive offensive line. I guess maybe us Tebow fans should exercise some patience and let this all play out as it may.
We should also be proud of John Elway for being a strong leader. Each day that passes with Orton not being dealt for a pair of used underwear and a sack of oats is a day that our confidence in Elway should grow. 2011 is looking mighty good right now, so Go Broncos!