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    Orton expects Broncos to rebound against Steelers
    By Mike Chambers
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    Posted: 11/04/2009 11:48:00 AM MST

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    Quarterback Kyle Orton expects the Broncos offense to bounce back nicely from last week's disappointing performance at Baltimore. He said the platform to do so — hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football" — is a perfect scenario.

    "Guys like to play on primetime," Orton said during his weekly news conference today. "There is extra emotion on Monday night games. We'll be excited and we'll be ready to go."

    Orton said Denver's primary objective is to execute while playing its most physical game of the season.

    "We're going to have to play physical. We're going to have to play smart. We're going to have to play our best game," Orton said. "We feel like we got a physical football team and certainly Pittsburgh prides (itself) on that too. So it will be a hard-hitting game and whoever can win that battle will have a good chance to win."

    He added: "Huge priority on practices this week, making sure we have three or four great practices and be on top of things and ready to go on Monday."

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    Analysis: Roethlisberger will be tough test for Broncos' defense to pass
    By Jeff Legwold
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    Posted: 11/03/2009 01:00:00 AM MST


    Sometimes it isn't the best choice, kind of like the difference between hitting your thumb with a hammer or slamming it in the car door.

    Either way, it's painful.

    But ask defensive coordinators in the NFL about what is more difficult to defend — a scrambling quarterback looking to run his way out of trouble or one who will stand in the pocket until the last second, who is able to slide here and step there to avoid all of the traffic that is only inches away from him at times — and you almost certainly get the same answer.

    It's the guy who will stand in, keep his eyes down the field and let it fly.

    Baltimore's Joe Flacco was that guy Sunday against the Broncos, and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger
    will be that guy Monday night in Denver.

    A scrambler, unless he has next-level running skills as Michael Vick once did, or Donovan McNabb did early in his career, or Hall of Famer Steve Young had, can be hemmed in and contained by a disciplined pass rush willing to sacrifice the chance at some sacks for the greater good.

    The guy who will stand in has to be taken to the ground or he will make a play at some point. Because NFL secondaries, with the rules book stacked against them these days, simply cannot hold coverage that long.

    "(Flacco) is not afraid to stand in the pocket and take the hit," Broncos safety Brian Dawkins said. "He's big, he's strong. We knew we were going to have to climb the tree and get his arms and get him down."

    Roethlisberger, however, is the next step, because he will stand in the pocket, move around and keep his eyes up, looking for a receiver. But he can also throw on the move, and he is adept at it.

    That means to flush Roethlisberger out of the pocket will not necessarily make him bail out on a play like some pocket passers may do. He might run, move and throw it behind the defenders moving up to tackle him.

    That's difficult to deal with, because the defense has to be disciplined enough not to let him escape, yet aggressive enough to get a chance to get him down in the first place.

    Not many have succeeded — even Minnesota, which leads the NFL in sacks with 31.

    Roethlisberger has thrown eight touchdown passes to go with two interceptions in his last four starts for the Steelers, including wins over San Diego and the Vikings.

    He has been sacked 13 times in those four games, yet still made the defense pay.

    Jeff Legwold: 303-954-2359 or jlegwold@denverpost.com
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    Default Re: Orton expects Broncos to rebound against Steelers

    Oh,Kyle Orton.You silly little ****.

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    Default Re: Orton expects Broncos to rebound against Steelers

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    Orton expects Broncos to rebound off each other and flop around pathetically against Steelers
    FTFY.

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    Default Re: Orton expects Broncos to rebound against Steelers

    Well, what's he supposed to say? "We're gonna suck *** against them Stillers"....

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    Well, what's he supposed to say? "We're gonna suck *** against them Stillers"....
    Yes.

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    Default Re: Orton expects Broncos to rebound against Steelers

    We better be ready because this game could come down to a tiebreaker with the Patriots and Broncos at the end of the year. A Bronco win means the Patriots and Broncos have to finish one game better then us otherwise we hold the head to head tiebreaker.

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