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I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their warm wishes with the birth of my daughter Thanksgiving Day.  In true Bronco Fan fashion, she arrived at 7:32 PM, allowing me time to watch the Bronco game in entirety.

If anyone wants to share in my latest pride and joy, you can take a look at my princess HERE.

Now, as for the game, luckily for me I was so busy this weekend not getting any sleep that I didn't have much time to fester in the embarrassment.  Along with another offensive meltdown was the continuing disintegration of the defense, which by it's very nature is going to wear down as a season goes along.

Now we have a quarterback change, inevitable from the day Jay Cutler was drafted I say, and the cheers can be heard far and wide throughout Bronco Nation.  I have been fully behind this switch for most of the season, but I am also aware that there is no more blame to be passed to Jake Plummer, the guy with a 39-15 record as the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos.

What I am hoping for is there won't be any that needs passed around.  Not only will the move give a certain jolt to the verticle passing game, but I suspect every player to step up their game as well knowing that there are going to be some growing pains during the process.  I am eagerly awaiting the Sunday Night game, a winnable home game against a qualitly opponent, to see just how far along Jay Cutler is in his maturation.

One thing this is not is a situation similar to the Dallas Cowboys.  Please don;t compare a rookie to a guy that has been in the league for 4 years, learning an offense.  Tony Romo had been groomed to be the quarterback of the future for years, not weeks, and to expect Cutler to come in a play like Romo is fool-hardy at best.

All I am looking for from Jay Cutler is the good decision, and the good throw.  Be quick, be decisive, and be accurate.  From everything we have read and heard about Cutler he is all three.  And not to mention tough as nails.  He has said and done all the right things this whole season, while making sure to state the fact that he wants to play.  Now he'll get his chance, and something tells me it is going to pay huge dividends for the Broncos, the rest of this season and for many seasons beyond.