meant to post this last night.
The Good – A win is a win is a win. There are no style points. Good to see Denver finish a game instead of being finished. This was the kind of game that Denver lost last year. Orton is playing like a first round draft choice. WR Corp is stacked with talent. Marshall is not missed at all.
Bad – Peyton Hillis is missed however. That decision makes no sense at all with the condition of the running game. Maroney is a disaster. Buckhalter is hobbling. Moreno is AWOL. Is it to early to call Moreno a bust? I realize it’s mainly because of injury but if Mark Ingram is available in next year’s draft — you have to draft him, right? Heck, put Tebow back there. It’s not all on the O line. The bottom line is the running game is completely pathetic.
Ugly – Special teams and coaching. Special teams coverage makes me nervous. It seems like they are always one shoestring tackle away from disaster. Sometimes they make it, sometimes they don’t.
Coaching – it’s not a formula for long-term success to throw the ball 50 plus times a game. The lack of running game is a concern but so are two first-round draft picks that aren’t really playing – Thomas and Tebow.
The defense overall has been better than expected with the occasional breakdown but that’s to be expected given the second most talented player on the team is on injured reserve.
2-2 is not terrible and about where I thought the Broncos would be.