Maybe it’s Crabtree-style delusion. Or maybe the Broncos are trying to swing a trade for a quarterback without appearing completely desperate.
Regardless, we’re told that the Broncos believe that both Kyle Orton and Chris Simms will be ready for Week One, at Cincinnati.
Orton suffered on Sunday night an “open dislocation” of his finger, which is delicate medical talk for a bone twisting so severely that it ripped through the flesh and the skin surrounding it.
Simms has an ankle sprain. The low end of the recovery time of 2-4 weeks, as reported six days ago by ESPN’s Bill Williamson, would put Simms back and ready for September 13.