Kyle Orton: In his limited action I thought he played exactly like what we have seen over the past two seasons. His mechanics are sound his accuracy was there on the Decker throw. He led him or actually trailed him perfectly to help with the run after catch. And Decker capitalized. In the Red Zone, which generally is a weakness, he appeared to change two plays a fade and a third down throw away. In my opinion it was the wrong audible, in the first play given how our running game was dominating. However in his defense on the fade, Llyod was mauled and it should have been pass interference. Overall he looked solid, he usually does, but it scares me to see another KO drive end inside the five.
I was once a QB... not to say I played at any level that mattered, but here is what I saw in the QB dilemma that is the Broncos AD McD... Lets jump
Tim Tebow: In his stint he looked exactly like the Tebow we have seen. He is a gunslinger and a brute at the same time. His accuracy does not compare to Kyle's nor should we expect it to. To me he had three telling plays. First was the side arm throw he completed on a bubble screen (Note Kyle tried the same essential play on his very first pass and hit the DE in the chest). I hear many QB gurus say a QB must complete throws at all arm angles. Folks that was it. Second the play action pass to Willis, was off by about a two feet to the left even though it gained 40 ott yards. Tim is deadly down-field on PA passes with his arm strength and mobility. The third was a major grade down when he missed a wide open Willis on the left flank on a third and long towards the end of the half. His bull dog style got the best of him when he scrambled and picked up 12 or so yards and we had to punt. TT looked anxious in the pocket, which i'm not sure is good or bad. He made plays happen that is why he is a playmaker. I frankly trust him in the red zone and on third downs because of that fact.
Brady Quinn: In Quinn's performance I saw two different QB's. The first two drives he looked to be nervous. The second two he looked to fit in Foxy's system very naturally. He unquestionably had a mix up on a corner/ten and in option route but unless I had film and could see the coverage I'm not sure who's fault it was. After that what stood out to me was his supposed inaccuracy and his poise in the pocket. When he was traded it had much to do with his inability to hit open recievers, which I did not see tonight. He looked for lack of a better word smooth tonight. One replay struck me when he hit an out route and his balance was flawless almost like a pitcher in baseball. Not to mention he led us to our only TD's of the evening. Of the three BQ had the best showing, however it was against warm bodies as opposed to true NFLers so I'm not jumping on the Quinn band wagon just yet.
Assesment: Two horse race turned into an intriguing QB three way. Orton gives us the best chance to be average unless our defense is dominant, Tebow is everything Orton is not and Quinn is an X factor. My ideal situation is each QB gets a game with the starters from here on out, but as we all know thats just not going to happen. To the winner goes our Broncos!!!
Two things: keep it civil yet lively and I plan on doing this each week for our QB performance... As always GO BRONCOS!!!