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Orton finally accepts Finnegan’s invitation to return to Nashville

Cortland Finnegan, Kyle Orton AP

Last year, after the Broncos played the Titans in Nashville, Denver quarterback Kyle Orton called the Tennessee defense cheap.  “You always hear about how tough they are and all that stuff,” Orton said.  “I don’t think they’re tough, I think they’re cheap.  And it was one of the cheapest games I’ve ever seen out of some of those players.”

Orton specifically called out Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan, accusing him of punching offensive lineman Chris Kuper while his helmet was off.  Finnegan responded by inviting Orton to come back to town, presumably so that Finnegan could punch Orton while his helmet was off.

Nearly a year later, Orton is returning to Nashville, but not because he’s choosing to do it.  His work is taking him there, again, given that the scheduling gods have decided to send the Broncos back to Tennessee.

For now, Orton has opted not to dust off the “cheap” comments.

“It was a physical game; it’ll be a physical game this coming week,” Orton said Wednesday, via comments distributed by the Broncos.  “They’re a good defensive football team, so it’ll be a tough test for our offense to travel to a tough place to play a good defense and do whatever we have to do to win.”

So is Orton looking forward to getting reacquainted with Finnegan?  “I’m looking forward to seeing them all,” Orton said.  “It was a good game; he’s a good player.”

That’s not what Orton said last year, specifically calling Finnegan something other than a good player.  “If that’s the type of player Cortland Finnegan wants to be, well then he’s a cheap player, not a good player,” Orton said last October.

In a weekend featuring a bunch of compelling rivalry games (Packers-Bears, Giants-Eagles, Redskins-Cowboys, Patriots-Bills, Falcons-Bucs), don’t go to sleep on the Broncos and the Titans.

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21 Responses to “Orton finally accepts Finnegan’s invitation to return to Nashville”
  1. denverdave3 says: Sep 22, 2011 8:02 AM

    That’s really out of character for Orton, so I suspect there was some truth to the accusation. But it seems to me these guys have enough to worry about without creating extra drama.

  2. stealersfannot says: Sep 22, 2011 8:06 AM

    It’s too bad we dont get to see more of Finnegan on Hines Ward-like d-bags in this league.

    Cheap on Cheap.

    Just watch them beat the crap out of each other for no other reason than they’re filthy human beings.

  3. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 22, 2011 8:07 AM

    Go Broncos.

    Y’all show Courtney Vaginagan who’s boss.

  4. clintonportisheadd says: Sep 22, 2011 8:08 AM

    “don’t go to sleep on the Broncos and the Titans.”

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    I would need a box of No Doz to keep me interested in that game.

  5. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    whoop that ass, Finnegan…..cheap bastard….

  6. billinva says: Sep 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    I hope someone smacks that overrated idiot Finnegan upside the head.

  7. Lev says: Sep 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    Orton has Andre Johnson on speed dial if Finnegan gets outta line….

  8. nflfollower says: Sep 22, 2011 8:13 AM

    Orton is like oatmeal with no butter, brown sugar, or raisins. Could he be any less exciting?

  9. sj39 says: Sep 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    Finnegan represents much of what is wrong with the NFL. In pre-season I saw him repeatedly try to start fights with Stephen Jackson with Jackson just laughing at him. Luckily for Finnegan, Jackson has integrity or he would have ripped his head off.

  10. cheapseater says: Sep 22, 2011 8:31 AM

    Finnegan is a douche-monster to the 10th degree. He is a shutdown douche. He is an elite douche. I could keep going, but I think it would be cheap.

  11. supashug says: Sep 22, 2011 8:38 AM

    so what makes a lame ass comment from 2010 better in 2011??? nothing

  12. choisbois says: Sep 22, 2011 8:54 AM

    Kyle Orton is a good quarterback. Get over it! ;)

  13. grilledjesus says: Sep 22, 2011 9:12 AM

    Patriots-Bills a “rivalry game”?

    Someones hanging out with Jerome Simpson.

  14. kyleortonsarm says: Sep 22, 2011 9:59 AM

    Kyle will throw for 900 yards and 11 tds Sunday

  15. polegojim says: Sep 22, 2011 10:25 AM

    @denverdave – you’re right. Orton wouldn’t say stuff like that if it wasn’t very true.

    His mates need to come to his defense quickly when the nonsense goes down… and it will go down. Guys like Finnegan believe it has to. Bronco’s just need to be sure they finish what he starts, not cheaply, but plant him a few times.

    At a buck eighty eight, he’s going to meet some TEs in Fells, Green, Thomas who will invite him into the turf with zeal. I’m not a mean person, but a couple 15 yard chop block penalties wouldn’t be out of the question either…

  16. stlsteelersfan says: Sep 22, 2011 11:47 AM

    A couple years ago, Finnegan said he WANTED to be known as the diritiest player in the game. Why would somebody who wants to be known as a dirty player then take offense at being called cheap?

    He’s too stupid to be called a moron

  17. dannymac17 says: Sep 22, 2011 11:56 AM

    Ask the league if its possible if Andre Johnson can make a guest appearance for the Broncos for just this week.

  18. pigskinswag says: Sep 22, 2011 12:50 PM

    When Andre Johnson teed off on Courtland Douchegan, he became my most favorite player EVAR!

  19. wheresmyjuice says: Sep 22, 2011 2:47 PM

    TEN well motivated against an inferior opponent. Looks like I may have to change my survivor pick….

  20. jjmckinney says: Sep 22, 2011 10:57 PM

    Thats the problem with the league these days, to many douche bags on the field. I think someone needs to knock his block off, bring the boy back to reality!

  21. tennesseeinsurance says: Oct 24, 2011 6:06 PM

    Finnegan needs to keep his trap shut and just play. Anyone can talk the talk.

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