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Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

Posted on: October 3, 2011 4:49 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Neither the Broncos nor the Vikings are having a particularly great season so far; Denver's 1-3 and just got eviscerated by Green Bay. Minnesota's 0-4 and coming off a tough loss to previously winless Kansas City.

But neither of those teams is going to make a quarterback change, despite having an younger backup that fans already want to see take snaps.

John Fox reiterated Monday that Kyle Orton, despite the continued harassment clambering by fans for Tim Tebow, would continue to get the starter's snaps for the Broncos.

"We need our starting quarterback to get experience for us to improve. That's the idea behind that. You know [Orton] needs to get better in our system," Fox said, via the Denver Post. "I know he gets judged on the past couple of years, but we're trying to get him better in our system and use that experience to get better."

Leslie Frazier had a similar statement for reporters who didn't hint so subtlety about the timing for Christian Ponder's regular-season debut.

"Based on these four games this season we are not at a point where we are making a quarterback change," Frazier said following the game. "There are a lot of things we need to correct on our football team based on the fact that we are 0-4.  At this point a quarterback change isn’t one of those changes."

Look, starting a young quarterback is the chic thing to do right now, what with Cam Newton lighting things up for the Panthers and Andy Dalton producing some wins for the Bengals in an impressive fashion.

And at some point, the Vikings and Broncos would probably like to see what Ponder and Tebow, respectively, can do as starters. But is a quarter of the season the time to give up on a veteran starter just for the sake of experimentation? I don't think, so.

Neither do the first-year coaches who run those teams. Which is why it doesn't matter how many billboards fans buy -- for now, both teams will stand pat.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:17 am
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:48 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb




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Posted on: December 31, 2011 7:46 pm
 

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb




Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

Yeah!  keep paying Tebow $6 million a year without knowing if he can play or not!  Smart coach you go there Denver.    No wonder he ran Carolina into the ground.  BLAHAHAHAH!!!!!!  Oh and Denver will be like 4-12 and in the same boat next year......  Why can't retards see that?  GIVE TIMMY A CHANCE, THEN YOU KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO WITH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  DERP!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

I actually agree with Frasier. Why bring in Ponder to get destroyed. Ponder is not ready. As long as one of the two is going to be beat up and unsuccessful why not let it be McNabb. Leave Ponder on the sidelines to learn a bit more before throwing him to the wolves. McNabb stinks but at least he can be a punching bag for a while until your quarterback of the future is ready to start. No sense getting Ponder hurt now and ruining his confidence. Minnesota fans should change their focus from winning to betting on how many other people McNabb will blame for their losses, other than himself. Minnesota fans can bet on whether he will get sick in the fourth quarter. Or Minnesota fans can bet on how many balls he throws into the ground or behind their receivers. That's what they get for bringing in a washed up quarterback. Didn't they watch any Washington games last year?


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Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:09 am
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

Fox's statement that Orton will get better in the system with time makes sense.  Since two different NFL coaching staffs have decided that Tebow can't play, is this article a plea to get Brady Quinn on the field and see what he can do? 



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Broncos, Vikings sticking with Orton, McNabb

McNabb is done. He was great, or at least semi-great in his prime, but he is done now. He was horrible in 2009-2010 with the Eagles, particularly the last 1 1/2 months of that season; he was horrible last year; and he's horrible this year. Andy Reid knew him better than anyone and when Reid traded him, you had to know the end was near. And it obviously was. He's slow, makes poor decisions, and is inaccurate...LOL, pretty much everything that makes a QB suck.     
 


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