Originally Posted by tredadda
Really? You give Orton credit for those wins? It was the defense that allowed us to win. Orton did not do any better than Cassel when it came to putting points on the board and as each week went on we scored progressively less. To give Orton any credit for our defense shutting down the GB offense or that 7-3 shootout against a Tebow led Broncos is the height of foolishness. Orton was good at moving the ball, that is it. He could not punch it in when it mattered, so no we would not be any better off with him at QB.
I don't know if you realize this but if you constantly leave your defense in bad situations via turnovers and leave them on the field the whole game because of your offensive ineptitude and inability to sustain drives (i.e. not going 3&out every drive ala Cassel) they will typically struggle.
By not leaving our defense on the field the whole ****ing game, they played better. Orton isn't the answer but he showed what even an average QB could do for this team.