2010 Denver Broncos Preview: Why the Team Will Surprise Some People

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

OK, it’s still only the preseason. It’s easy to glorify certain performances on the field.
But the Broncos, who are fresh off soundly defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-17, performed well in a game that was definitely a test.
With Denver still without its top two running backs, quarterback Kyle Orton showed he is the leader of the offense. Orton, who’s entering his second year as the Broncos starter at quarterback, played with quiet confidence and made throws last night he didn’t make all 2009 season.
Specifically, Orton hit Eddie Royal on an 18-yard pass that was right on the money—a good omen for both players.
Royal, who was deadly in 2008 as a rookie (91 rec.), regressed in 2009 (36 rec.) with Orton at QB. Sure, Brandon Marshall was on the receiving end of 101 passes last season, but Royal seemed like the forgotten man in Denver last year. And while the loss of Marshall was the biggest story in the Mile High City pre-draft, the Br...

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