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Orton Game 1 Starter, Not 'Season' Starter


 

While many in the media have knighted Kyle Orton as the Broncos best QB, they have failed to note something of keen interest.  John Fox called Kyle Orton his starter for 'game 1,' not necessarily his 'starter.' 


Perhaps it's a nuance, or a speech impediment, or a brain fart...  Call it what you want.  I happen to think that Sly Fox choose his words very carefully when naming an 'opening game starter.'

But, this isn't about that really.  This post is about what our newly named 'starter' must do and IMPROVE to keep his job.  Many make a big deal about what Tim Tebow must improve in order, currently, to even be the 2nd string QB, but let's bear in mind some of the things Kyle Orton must improve to keep his current status as the starter.


POINT DIFF               CMP    ATT   CMP %   INT   SACK    RATING
Winning 1-7 pts          18        35      51.4        1           1           70.5
Losing 1-7 pts             68      128     53.1        6          12          58.5


BY DOWN AND LENGTH                           CMP   ATT   CMP%   INT  SACK  RATING
3d (or 4th down) and 3-8 yards to go          32        70      45.7      4         9          47.1
3d (or 4th down) and 1-2 yards to go           4          11     36.4      0         1          44.9
   

4TH QT CLOSE           CMP    ATT    CMP%    INT   SACK   RATING
+/- 7 PTS (4th Qt)          33       67       49.3        2         5         58.4


BY FIELD POSITION     CMP    ATT  CMP%      
OPP 19-GOAL                 29       67      43.3       
OPP 10-GOAL                  9        22      40.9         

I for one will be monitoring Kyle Orton's 'progress' very carefully.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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