Six Words or Less: Your Thoughts on Broncos-Raiders

Kyle Orton

ORTON: ... although he threw for 304 yards and a touchdown, the Broncos' starting quarterback didn't have many friends on social networks after Monday's loss.

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 …

romeyinfc
More things change, more stay same

CaliBronco20
Looks Like The Same Team

Mikedecicco
More of the same to come.

mbstokes
Looks really familiar.

Brainstorm101
Same team as last year

cgoliver
It’s only week one….. but, ugh.

CoachJoseph1221
Ugly, ugly, ugly

angelicaaaap
Ridiculous, irritating, frustrating, simple mistakes, UNEXPLAINABLE.

iP—Perfection
Horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible.

MASON: I’m not sure what you’re trying to say here. Help me out.

Gary Hoaglund
The dud in the mud

joehowarddesign
no rhythm whatso-freaking-ever #cleanversion

jdub013
undisciplined uninspired beat in the trenches

rachelle1025
Offense needs a kick’n the pants

MASON: Way to get to the six-word limit with grammar straight out of Snuffy Smith.

GloriousHokum
sloppy, undisciplined and embarrassing.

esmerel
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?

ejd_1ne
Denver: average QB & can’t stop run

rrush28
One Word: Awful

jl_weber
What a difference a year makes.

afeather1
Where is the emotional leadership?

shaneslone
Just not nearly good enough.

ballinnickcast
Sloppy, Disappointing First Showing.

OPTIMISTIC … OR AT LEAST NOT TOTALLY NEGATIVE …

theskull42
We played horrifically. Still almost won.

a_jansen1
rebuilding year, rebuilding year, rebuilding year…

MASON: Say it enough times and you might believe it.

melmc222
Chippy game, Decker shined, Need work.

FRUSTRATED WITH THE QUARTERBACK …

JohnOdellComedy
Getting harder to defend Kyle Orton.

boydy2669
Please end the Kyle Orton Era.

IceHensley
Kyle Orton is not a winner.

Roddoliver
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.

BoHussey
Line play brutal, Orton awful.

Jooshed
Without Orton’s fumble, the Broncos Win!

BroncosBinge
Orton lost that game, no doubt

DonOlmstead
Orton sucks. Start Tebow

DenverDouble
Can’t run w/ Game Manager QB = Loss

nilbogodd
Kyle Orton is garbage

moon__dog
Tebow doesn’t commit those turnovers.

bouldersmith
Can’t take Watching Orton anymore.

powder_addict
Orton’s offense wastes gift of penalties

Aholic24
Orton’s fourth quarter woes continue.

rserenil
I wish we traded Kyle Orton.

DaveyBilo
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 …

Marlon_M_9
Dave Magazu (offensive line coach) has his hands full!

Mr_RyMo
The offensive line is really bad.

mountainsun1
Tebow would have lost too…

brianorth
O-line absolutely gets destroyed.

billberger32
No O-line, too many injuries.

orangeandblue78
Mistakes killed us; McFadden buried us.

craigary
Need running or QB doesn’t matter.

OR GET ANOTHER QUARTERBACK ENTIRELY?

Josh_Moczygemba:
T-minus 15 ’til Luck #sixwords

JassimQ
Let’s suck and draft Luck.

Smooth_Operatah
Tebow is not the answer.

AND, WELL, SOME JUST FELT MISERABLE:

ButteBronco
Broncos fans embarrass me.

bertjanb
Drank a little too much Kool-aid.

RobbVegas
Dry heaves.

MASON: Someone once told me to try ginger ale. It only made it worse. I suggest drinking a 32-ounce bottle of water.

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About Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL since 1999, when he worked as an editor on NFL.com when the site was managed by ESPN.com. He worked six seasons (2002-07) covering the Broncos on their official website and two (2008-09) on the Panthers' site. He began MaxDenver.com in 2010 and now contributes to CBSSports.com, The Sporting News and The New York Times.
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8 Responses

  1. SOFT SOFT SOFT SOFT SOFT SOFT

  2. Rookies start after the bye week!

  3. Stuck on this ship of fools!

  4. six words? Only need 4 letters.

  5. denver media had bronco fans drinking the kool-aid. to think that mike klis stated that orton was the 8th best QB in the league uring the pre-season is a joke…

    my eyes til me this team is going nowhere…and lloyd can whine all he wants but “the tebow thing”, but if orton had thrown a good slant pass, he would have a TD. can’t blame tebow for that lloyd! your boy is not a winner

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