After the first six weeks of the 2009-2010 NFL season, the Denver Broncos looked like one of the best teams in football. Remodeled by Josh McDaniels and his staff, the Broncos got rid of Jay Cutler, who demanded his way out of town, and brought in Kyle Orton from the Chicago Bears.
Orton started off the season as well as any other quarterback in the league, throwing for 1,465 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception in the first six weeks, leading the Broncos to a 6-0 record.
Everything looked great. After having a poor career in Chicago, it appeared the way Denver was using him in their offense was reviving his career and showcasing his strengths. However, over the next 10 weeks, Denver won just two games, Orton threw 12 touchdowns, but 11 interceptions, and the Broncos missed the playoffs, completing one of the bigger collapses of all-time.
More on the Broncos and their deal for Quinn after the break…
Over the past 48 hours, the Chicago Bears have made three free agent signings, one of which was arguably the best player on the free market.
Veteran tight end Brandon Manumaleuna from the Chargers was signed to a five-year deal to bring a blocking presence to either side of the line. Running back Chester [...]
The rift between Anquan Boldin and the Arizona Cardinals has not been the best kept secret over the past two seasons. After Larry Fitzgerald signed a 4-year, $40 million deal in 2008, Boldin got a bit jealous and wondered publicly why he hadn’t received a deal similar to Fitzgerald’s. While he may have had [...]
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons have agreed to a six-year deal with former Houston Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson. [Earlier: Texans Defense To Take A Huge Hit As Free Agency Begin] [...]
As the NFL free agency period begins today, the Houston Texans are about to lose one of their most important players.
After going through an up and down season emotionally with the team, reports indicate that cornerback Dunta Robinson will leave the Texans for the Atlanta Falcons within days, if not hours.
Robinson was [...]
After most of this season’s quarterback attention shifted from the achievements of the ageless Brett Favre to the constantly barking Peyton Manning, Drew Brees held the Lombardi Trophy under the lights at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
The Saints entered the game as underdogs to the AFC Champion Colts. After Indianapolis calmly overcame [...]
Peyton Manning had a lot of time to dissect this Jets defense. He had time to reconcile his own regrets over that Week 16 loss to New York. And he used that time to perfect an offensive game plan that would end up sending Cinderella home from the ball.
Manning finished with 377 yards [...]
Going back to 2005, every team to either win or at least play in the Super Bowl in the National Football League (NFL) has played in the opening round of the playoffs on Wild Card weekend. This, by definition, is not what is supposed to happen. With the lower seeds playing more games than [...]
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I think it is clear now that Gary Kubiak has to make a change at the running back position. After another fumble this afternoon (It was a weak one too. There seemed to be no contact that forced the ball out, he just lost control), Kubiak benched Slaton for the rest of the afternoon [...]