Well, I expected the emotional Tebowmania to fill the Bronco Blogs today and was not surprised when they popped up. There are always numerous hero's in a winning effort but lose a game and the rath falls upon one person then appointed as the games "goat". Many times a blown coverage on defense allowing the opponents a winning score will put the "goat" title on a CB or safety. Sunday the wrath was, in my opinion directed at the Wrong person for the loss. Fingers pointing all in the direction of Kyle Orton as the reason for the loss and the "goat" title for the game. Kyle had a less than stellar afternoon, but the "goat" label should be hung on someone else who deserves the heat more than Kyle. In fact, we can go back to last years miserable performance and the real "goat" of those crappy Red Zone production numbers avoided the tag and it got hung on the McD. You remember it well from last year. First and goal from the 5 or the 3 or even the one yard line and with a proven miserable running game, what is called. Another run off tackle only to be stuffed by a defense that was not in the dark as to what would be called and were ready to put up the heavy beef to again send the Broncos to the services of Mr. Prater on fourth down.
What is the commonality here between last year and yesterdays loss? The person who CALLED the plays last year is the same one this year. Mr. McCoy again called four straight runs from within the 5 yard line and closer without success. Kyle did not have the authority to check off on those plays and try a run himself from the one or do a quick pass to a TE in the end zone. Those four plays and lousy play calling cost the Broncos the game. Success there gives the Broncos a 21 to 17 WIN. So let us not pin the "goat" tag on Kyle but on the one person who deserves it most in that loss. Mike McCoy, stand up and accept your award. Stand up and accept the responsibility for continued lousy play calling in the Red Zone.