Would The Raiders Draft A Quarterback?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Oakland Raiders were spanked by the Denver Broncos at home yesterday, 23-3. Just to run this by you again: A Kyle Orton-led team slapped around a team with a former No. 1 overall draft pick as its quarterback. To quote Vince Lombardi (as I often do), "What the hell ...

Tecmo KO

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Trick question: How do you make Kyle Orton even more awesome? I know, I know. It doesn't even seem possible. But some techno genius has done it. Or should I say, Tecmo Genius? That's right. Orton's miracle shoulda-been-an-interception game-winning heave to Brandon Stokley has been reinvented in 8-bit Tecmo Bowl glory. There are some ...

With Simms Injured, It’s Orton Time in Denver!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Denver Broncos team sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Chris Simms will be out two to four weeks with a high ankle sprain. You know what that means ... It's Orton Time baby! It looks like Kyle Orton will have to play far more than was originally thought in the ...

All It Took Was One (Preseason) Game For The Honeymoon To End

Monday, August 17th, 2009

In today’s Chicago Tribune (wait, people still read newspapers?), David Haugh, who covers the Bears, warns Jay Cutler may be too honest for his own good with the media following Saturday’s disappointing showing against Buffalo.  In an offseason and training camp where the media has done nothing short of a providing ...

Finally A Quarterback I Can Bear

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Oh, the quarterback carousel in Chicago just doesn’t seem to want to quit. Just months after being anointed The Bearded Savior, Kyle Orton is looking over his shoulder. Orton didn’t have an awful season. He threw for 2,972 yards and 18 touchdowns, but after a midseason ankle injury he wasn’t the ...

Coming To The Rex-cue

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

It was Oct. 5. I remember sitting at my local Buffalo Wild Wings. My head hurt, my stomach churned and my heart ached. The night earlier, my beloved Chicago Cubs were swept out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Dodgers. A season that looked destined to break the franchise’s century-long ...

This Kyle Orton Character Might Actually Be Decent

Monday, October 13th, 2008

This is the first of two random, subjective quarterback evaluations we have from the same game. Let us begin. We know how fashionable it's been over the last couple years to dog on whichever quarterback the Bears are trotting out there every Sunday. In fact, it's pretty fun. Admittedly, it's more fun ...

Kyle Orton Reminds Us Just How Awful the Lions Remain

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Yep, we totally agree that mercifully firing Matt Millen was both a long time coming and much needed. But that obviously doesn't change anything that's going on with the Detroit Lions. That is particularly obvious when you let Bears quarterback Kyle Orton roll you up for 334 yards in the air ...