DENVER – The first regular-season edition of “Six Words or Less” generally captured the Broncos on-line fan base at its most raw, when the optimism over a new season collided with the reality of a team still struggling with the problems that doomed it to a 6-20 record over its past one and a half seasons.
The coach is new; the executive vice president is new; the general manager has influence he couldn’t always exercise in previous years. But the Broncos still couldn’t run consistently, remained prone to mistakes and dealt with injuries that could prove problematic. All the while, fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High called for the backup quarterback and showed that while there may not be a quarterback controversy within the walls of the locker room, it does exist in the sphere of public opinion.
A collection of your thoughts culled from Twitter follows below:
UNDERSTANDABLY FRUSTRATED …
More things change, more stay same
Looks Like The Same Team
More of the same to come.
Looks really familiar.
Same team as last year
It’s only week one….. but, ugh.
Ugly, ugly, ugly
Ridiculous, irritating, frustrating, simple mistakes, UNEXPLAINABLE.
Horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible.
MASON: I’m not sure what you’re trying to say here. Help me out.
The dud in the mud
no rhythm whatso-freaking-ever #cleanversion
undisciplined uninspired beat in the trenches
Offense needs a kick’n the pants
MASON: Way to get to the six-word limit with grammar straight out of Snuffy Smith.
sloppy, undisciplined and embarrassing.
What the heck was that crap?
MASON: Didn’t Krusty the Klown ask this of Worker and Parasite, Eastern Europe’s favorite cat-and-mouse team?
Denver: average QB & can’t stop run
One Word: Awful
What a difference a year makes.
Where is the emotional leadership?
Just not nearly good enough.
Sloppy, Disappointing First Showing.
OPTIMISTIC … OR AT LEAST NOT TOTALLY NEGATIVE …
We played horrifically. Still almost won.
rebuilding year, rebuilding year, rebuilding year…
MASON: Say it enough times and you might believe it.
Chippy game, Decker shined, Need work.
FRUSTRATED WITH THE QUARTERBACK …
Getting harder to defend Kyle Orton.
Please end the Kyle Orton Era.
Kyle Orton is not a winner.
Elway and Fox deserve Orton.
MASON: You say that like somehow Elway and Fox deserve to be punished. To paraphrase Billy Joel, they didn’t start the fire that is a team that’s six-for-its-last-20; they’re trying to put it out.
Line play brutal, Orton awful.
Without Orton’s fumble, the Broncos Win!
Orton lost that game, no doubt
Orton sucks. Start Tebow
Can’t run w/ Game Manager QB = Loss
Kyle Orton is garbage
Tebow doesn’t commit those turnovers.
Can’t take Watching Orton anymore.
Orton’s offense wastes gift of penalties
Orton’s fourth quarter woes continue.
I wish we traded Kyle Orton.
Use Tebow in the Red zone!
MASON: Thirteen of a possible 21 red-zone points isn’t bad, but it isn’t ideal, either.
IT’S NOT ALL THE QUARTERBACK’S FAULT …
Dave Magazu (offensive line coach) has his hands full!
The offensive line is really bad.
Tebow would have lost too…
O-line absolutely gets destroyed.
No O-line, too many injuries.
Mistakes killed us; McFadden buried us.
Need running or QB doesn’t matter.
OR GET ANOTHER QUARTERBACK ENTIRELY?
T-minus 15 ’til Luck #sixwords
Let’s suck and draft Luck.
Tebow is not the answer.
AND, WELL, SOME JUST FELT MISERABLE:
Broncos fans embarrass me.
Drank a little too much Kool-aid.
MASON: Someone once told me to try ginger ale. It only made it worse. I suggest drinking a 32-ounce bottle of water.