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Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn continue to go separate ways

It’s rare that a preseason game so forcefully confirms everything that we’ve read in training camp.

All August long, we heard Kyle Orton was playing the best football of his career.  He backed that up with a sterling preseason opener, leading two workmanlike touchdown drives against the Bengals in three tries. (Orton finished with 84 yards and two touchdowns throws on 13 attempts.) 

We’ve also heard that Brady Quinn has struggled during camp.  With a chance to change his momentum, Quinn endured a first half against Cincinnati that closely resembled the worst work of JaMarcus Russell.

Quinn completed five-of-14 passes for only 38 yards and an interception returned for a touchdown.  Quinn tripped, he fumbled, he stared down receivers, and then threw behind them. He was lucky that two more red zone passes weren’t picked off.

Sure, it’s just a preseason game.  But the preseason may be all Quinn has in Denver before Tim Tebow passes him, making the former Notre Dame golden boy a No. 3 quarterback headed for a career as a backup, a third NFL team, or worse.

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54 Responses to “Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn continue to go separate ways”
  1. claytonbigsby says: Aug 15, 2010 8:55 PM

    Brady Quinn seems destined to join Charlie Weis in Kansas

  2. MkePackFan says: Aug 15, 2010 8:58 PM

    Now I’m done
    – Brady Quinn

  3. Cowgirl Hate-ahh says: Aug 15, 2010 9:01 PM

    ‘started’ down receivers? what is this ‘amateur hour?’ (a la Cosmo)

  4. downwithdansnyder says: Aug 15, 2010 9:01 PM

    Quinn can’t get it down field. I’ve been a fan of his since his start at Notre Dame, but he has ZERO vertical game. Either it was all his supporting case or his arm just doesn’t have what it takes (see Matt Leinhart).

  5. humbolt says: Aug 15, 2010 9:03 PM

    Kyle Orton will never win more than 8 games for the Broncos. They won’t even reach .500 this year because of the trades and injuries they’ve suffered involving key players. I give him 5-6 wins. The Chiefs will win more games, 7-8 victories. But the Broncs will still win more games than the Raiders, who will lose 12-13 games in 2010.

  6. TheRedBengal says: Aug 15, 2010 9:04 PM

    You beat me the the punch, MkePackFan

  7. HarrisonHits says: Aug 15, 2010 9:04 PM

    @MkePackFan,
    He may be done but he’ll still be laughing all the way to the bank for the rest of his life if he was smart with his money.

  8. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Aug 15, 2010 9:09 PM

    Orton has looked good, but in fairness he’s be helped by two very questionable penalties on third down, which extended what would have been stalled drives.
    One thing’s for sure, he’s ten times better than Quinn.

  9. raidersteve413 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:10 PM

    HAHAHA I love it! PFT maybe u can start to understand RUSSELL is NOT the biggest bust of all time.. ITS BRADY QUINN!
    Russell played for 1 team, quinn played for 2!!!
    In his really short career. RUSSELL ACTUALLY WON GAMES!!!!!!
    HE CAME IN AGAINST DENVER LAST YEAR TO WIN THE GAME IN THE 4TH NOT TO MENTION GAME 1 AGAINST SAN DIGO(which raiders did win even know the score said diffrently) Everybody knows the murphy TD was good. Just goodell and the NFL got scared that raiders were for real/
    YOU CANT DO SHIT THIS YEAR NFL
    RAIDERS GOIN 16-0

  10. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 15, 2010 9:11 PM

    I never understood why people hated on Orton. He did alright. Josh McD is just an idiot. I don’t see the Broncos making postseason, but they’re a few good players away from contending.

  11. DingyHarry says: Aug 15, 2010 9:13 PM

    It is pretty bad when you are replaced by Delhomme (paid 12 million to leave carolina), Seneca Wallace (journeyman back up from Seattle) and Colt McCoy (another bust waiting to happen from the university of texas) and its considered an Upgrade. Mr. Musclemilk better hope that Charlie Weis needs a hot oil massage boy for 2011.

  12. cbatchel says: Aug 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    Not sticking up for Quinn or anything but Orton plays with the first string while Quinn plays with the second.
    Listening to an ex NFL QB on sports talk radio the other day talk about how hard it was to look good playing with the second team in preseason games. He said many times alot of the second team guys (WR,RB’s) run the wrong routes or are out of position on plays. Much much easier to look good with first team RB’s and WR’s and linemen. Some of those second teamers don’t even end up making the 53 man roster. But you have to play with what you got so good luck Quinn.

  13. comment_submission_error says: Aug 15, 2010 9:22 PM

    Sounds like Quinn is ready to compete for the starting job in Arizona, but I hope claytonbigsby is correct.

  14. RedGoneWILD says: Aug 15, 2010 9:24 PM

    LMFAO @ MkePackFan
    I love how his commercial has become a punchline for everything

  15. Roger Goodell's a tool. says: Aug 15, 2010 9:24 PM

    MkePackFan says:
    August 15, 2010 8:58 PM
    Now I’m done
    – Brady Quinn
    ______________________________
    Bravo

  16. pioniere says: Aug 15, 2010 9:26 PM

    “I still hope I can play for the Dolphins.”
    – Brady Quinn

  17. robmart0906 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:28 PM

    @MkePackFan
    LOL. Genius!

  18. WhoDey_Man says: Aug 15, 2010 9:30 PM

    well… his sister’s still hot. at least you can’t take that away from him…

  19. jonesy1124 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:31 PM

    Wow, I was watching him throw and I know it’s only preseason and he looked god awful. I for one was surprised when he dropped as far as he did during the draft. I then thought he was given the shaft in Cleveland, but the more I see of him, the more I see him as just not good enough to be a solid qb. I hope not, but it looks like @ this point he is who he is

  20. MrEffs420 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:39 PM

    # MkePackFan says: August 15, 2010 8:58 PM
    Now I’m done
    – Brady Quinn
    —————————————————————-
    LOL

  21. IndyWilson says: Aug 15, 2010 9:39 PM

    The Colts will gladly take Brady Quinn. He can’t possibly be worse than Curtis “Babe Laufenberg” Painter.

  22. Old Manny of the Mountains says: Aug 15, 2010 9:40 PM

    I know Kyle Orton is the unsexy QB that nobody wants to like because he doesn’t look or act like a “star quarterback” but there is no doubt that the guy is not a dummy, can manage a game (gasp, the dreaded manage the game syndrome!)and is the best QB the Broncos have.

  23. 8man says: Aug 15, 2010 9:42 PM

    MkePackFan says:
    August 15, 2010 8:58 PM
    Now I’m done
    – Brady Quinn
    ———————————————
    I have nothing to add.
    Oh, wait does this post count….?

  24. Laxer37 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:48 PM

    Who would have guessed that building your body up to a point that you can’t move your arms above your head would be detrimental to playing quarterback?
    Maybe he can go back to Notre Dame as their strength and conditioning coach.

  25. Dogsweat says: Aug 15, 2010 9:53 PM

    The Miami Dolphins select “Ted Ginn.”
    Memories of what could of been.

  26. Cushing Will Kill You says: Aug 15, 2010 9:54 PM

    David Carr > Brady Quinn

  27. majorlots says: Aug 15, 2010 10:01 PM

    no raidersteve, brady quinn is not a bigger bust than russell. you need to aim lower. i try to admire raider fans, but you deserve no mercy, mr 16-0. most of the whole civilized world is laughing at you…

  28. BJCorrado says: Aug 15, 2010 10:01 PM

    I’ve heard of Matt Leinart, but who’s Matt Leinhart?

  29. ToledoLions says: Aug 15, 2010 10:05 PM

    @ raidersteve,
    Dumbest thing I’ve heard in my entire life. I’ve seen some stupid, moronic comments on this site, but you sir take the cake. Hand out the award for dumb ass homer of the year right now Florio, this guy has no competition.
    Literally, everything you decided to type in your comment is completely wrong. You need to figure out how to connect your brain to your fingers when typing.

  30. AcidSoda says: Aug 15, 2010 10:18 PM

    @ humbolt
    “The Chiefs will win more games, 7-8 victories. But the Broncs will still win more games than the Raiders, who will lose 12-13 games in 2010.”
    and the dischargers will make the playoffs and lose in the first round…again.

  31. MkePackFan says: Aug 15, 2010 10:19 PM

    # WhoDey_Man says: August 15, 2010 9:30 PM
    well… his sister’s still hot. at least you can’t take that away from him…
    ———————————————–
    Yeah, but his sis is married to AJ Hawk who is another in the long line of overrated OSU linebackers.

  32. tatum32 says: Aug 15, 2010 10:20 PM

    # humbolt says: August 15, 2010 9:03 PM
    Kyle Orton will never win more than 8 games for the Broncos. They won’t even reach .500 this year because of the trades and injuries they’ve suffered involving key players. I give him 5-6 wins. The Chiefs will win more games, 7-8 victories. But the Broncs will still win more games than the Raiders, who will lose 12-13 games in 2010.
    you can bet one of those wins will come against the Broncos, and Orton will be EXPOSED as he always has been – he is just minding the store until Touchdown Jesus takes over – you lost your top D.C., your top pass rusher (for a short period of time), your top receiver and a pro bowl cry baby QB, Cutler – You will see, San Diego again will be on top with Oakland far, but not that far behind.

  33. robert ethen says: Aug 15, 2010 10:22 PM

    Broncos save the best for last. TOUCHDOWN TEBOW! An (almost) storybook finish. Still Tebow wins Day 1 among the rookie QBs by a fair margin.

  34. Howie Handles says: Aug 15, 2010 10:24 PM

    “HAHAHA I love it! PFT maybe u can start to understand RUSSELL is NOT the biggest bust of all time.. ITS BRADY QUINN!
    Russell played for 1 team, quinn played for 2!!!
    In his really short career. RUSSELL ACTUALLY WON GAMES!!!!!!”
    Russell was a number 1 overall pick. No bigger busts than from that draft spot. You’ll next see Russell in the WWE before you’ll see him in an NFL uni.

  35. Drafty says: Aug 15, 2010 10:27 PM

    Tebow will pass him soon, if he hasn’t already. That is, if Tebow lives through the preseason. McDouche doesn’t have a lot of starting talent, let alone much depth.
    That “offensive” line nearly got Tebow killed tonight.
    The stone-handed receivers didn’t help much, either.

  36. Bender12 says: Aug 15, 2010 10:30 PM

    Are you slow Raidersteve? Guess what, the 1st overall pick who made more than Quinns total contract value in just signing bonus is still more of a bust than the 22nd overall pick who didnt make it. Shocking, I know.

  37. TheToolofTools says: Aug 15, 2010 10:30 PM

    Quinn was so abuse here in Cleveland he’s gun shy.
    I wish him all the luck in the world as he has really been dealt a bad hand.
    NOBODY should have had too go through what he went through.
    And no… i’m not related to him or a notre dame fan.

  38. Cushing Will Kill You says: Aug 15, 2010 10:33 PM

    Raidersteve, put the bottle down.

  39. Beauregard says: Aug 15, 2010 10:36 PM

    99.9% of PFT posters could not carry my jock strap.
    -Brady Quinn

  40. Burning River says: Aug 15, 2010 10:42 PM

    Dear Denver Broncos,
    Thank you for Peyton Hillis. Tell Brady we said “hello.”
    Best wishes,
    Cleveland Browns Fans Everywhere

  41. JungleNosey says: Aug 15, 2010 11:07 PM

    Maybe someone is on here and knows Notre Dame better than me[probably about everybody]but the last I checked the last “big” game Brady Quinn won was at Dublin Coffman High School.The only reason he`s not as big a bust as Ryan Leaf is because most teams were smart enough not too take him that high in the draft.Hope he got a degree he`s going to need it in about 3 weeks.

  42. CKL says: Aug 15, 2010 11:57 PM

    I was one of many who wasn’t at all surprised he fell in the draft. Why? Because I watched him play in college. My mantra since before that draft was ” Quinn should give half his contract money to Weis”. I would bet a lot had Charlie not come along, dude never would have even been drafted at all. I don’t wish him ill or anything but he’s NOT an NFL caliber QB. Never was, never will be. His accuracy is so dreadful I can’t see any coaching that could improve it dramatically enough to be a NFL caliber QB. I like Mc Daniels (I’m a Pats fan) but I think his ego got the better of him with the Quinn trade. No Josh, you are not a better OC/QB coach than Weis, not yet. Hillis looked FAR better in his small debut Sat night than Quinn did tonight.

  43. claytonbigsby says: Aug 16, 2010 12:11 AM

    @Laxer37 RFOL! Now that is funny! You have got to feel for the Broncos. God forbid if Orton gets injured!

  44. OLDCRACKER says: Aug 16, 2010 12:12 AM

    Phil Savage has a real eagle eye when it comes to evaluating football talent.

  45. KyleOrtonsArm says: Aug 16, 2010 12:13 AM

    That’s right guys. Kyle ‘The Hammer’ Orton.

  46. rbais2 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:16 AM

    Ok, Kyle Orton is still considered a crappy quarterback because Tebow & Orton have bigger arms and are handsomer than he is! We get it, four-letter fraud!!!
    The QB portion or rankings of the draft should be a called a beauty contest. The media’s constant positive focus on handsome guys and lack of it on those that can make all the throws should result in their credentials being stripped away.
    Let’s face it! The ugly faced Kyle Orton can play. Just make Tebow the “white LenDale White/TJ Duckett” and have him go for it on short yardage situations . This also includes goal line touchdowns , which we need to see more of. Dump Quinn and give him to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. He’s better at delivering slogans than touchdown passes anyways, but that’ll anger the critics because the QB depth chart will be less cute thus making the positional depth more inept. It’ll also anger coach Josh “Monkey business” McDaniels because he’ll be doing something efficient and that means the team is losing “character” and that will make them more susceptable to them violating Roger Goodell’s Conduct Policy. BTW, “Monkey business” is a great nickname for that idiot McDaniels because he makes things unnecessarily complicated and has ears shaped like a monkey’s!

  47. Broncofanman says: Aug 16, 2010 12:54 AM

    I love all the haters on here. I agree Quinn looked like crap and there isn’t one person on here that can say otherwise but……
    Nope, let’s face it he sucks.. Orton looked solid and I have to admit it but Tebow looked good too even with all the negative hype surrounding this guy.
    Oh and Raider Steve, you sir are an idiot of massive proportions. You are giving every other Raider Fan a bad rap, do us all a favor and switch over to checkers or something more your speed.

  48. realitypolice says: Aug 16, 2010 7:14 AM

    raidersteve413 says:
    August 15, 2010 9:10 PM
    HAHAHA I love it! PFT maybe u can start to understand RUSSELL is NOT the biggest bust of all time.. ITS BRADY QUINN!
    Russell played for 1 team, quinn played for 2!!!
    ==================
    Ummmmm………so the fact that someone was actually willing to trade a valuable draft pick for Brady Quinn makes him a BIGGER bust than Russell, who was cut, had zero interest shown in him by other teams who could have had him for nothing, was arrested for codeine possession, admitted testing positive for it, and faces a “career” in the UFL at best?
    I love the smell of Raider fan logic in the morning.

  49. Spungy says: Aug 16, 2010 8:28 AM

    Orton wouldn’t have looked nearly as good if it wasn’t for our dumbass pass interference calls.

  50. DCPowerGator says: Aug 16, 2010 8:56 AM

    realitypolice says: August 16, 2010 7:14 AM
    I love the smell of Raider fan logic in the morning.
    ————————————-
    ROTFLMAO!!! game over, realitypolice wins!

  51. DCPowerGator says: Aug 16, 2010 9:02 AM

    realitypolice says: August 16, 2010 7:14 AM
    I love the smell of Raider fan logic in the morning.
    ————————————-
    ROTFLMAO!!! game over, realitypolice wins!

  52. Big Jake says: Aug 16, 2010 9:29 AM

    And everyone laughed at Holmgren for getting Hillis and a draft pick for a guy who has no business being on an NFL roster.

  53. BengalsDouche2 says: Aug 16, 2010 9:32 AM

    Not to mention the two questionable pass interference calls the refs called on us to give the Broncos the field position they had. Other than that Orton was OK at best.

  54. IV:XXMileHigh says: Aug 16, 2010 7:25 PM

    humbolt says:
    August 15, 2010 9:03 PM
    Kyle Orton will never win more than 8 games for the Broncos. They won’t even reach .500 this year because of the trades and injuries they’ve suffered involving key players. I give him 5-6 wins. The Chiefs will win more games, 7-8 victories. But the Broncs will still win more games than the Raiders, who will lose 12-13 games in 2010.
    Thanks for your pointless opinions Nastradumbass!

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