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Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos Recap

So, who wants to talk about the Denver Defense?  That’s the big story coming out of the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers game right?  Its not?  Alright, we’ll mention that Peyton Manning returned to football after 20 months away, and that he looked like Peyton Manning from 20 months ago.  Peyton was efficient and totally in control of the offense, going 19 of 26 for 253 yards and 2 scores.  Manning’s stat line is not earth shattering,

Ben Roethlisberger Injury Update

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has a slightly torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder.  The injury, according to Big Ben, happened last November in a game against Steelers rivals the Baltimore Ravens.   Roethlisberger was quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette as saying

I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn’t heal. We just have to hope it doesn’t tear the rest of the way, according to Doc

Tebow Time? Not so fast Tim.

The Denver Broncos have come out publicly and said that Kyle Orton is no longer on the trading block, and Tim Tebow may not be in the Broncos future going forward.

Orton has been taking most of the snaps with the first string so far, and Brady Quinn has been working heavily with the second string offense.  It appears that the Denver Broncos have finally realized what they had all along; a solid number 1 quarter back in Orton.

Denver had stated early this preseason that Tim Tebow would be the starter this year and many NFL experts agreed that it was the right move for the franchise.  However once players got into camp and John Elway and John Fox had an opportunity to see Tebow v. Orton, the decision was fairly obvious.  Tim Tebow’s mechanics are not NFL caliber and Kyle Orton is one of the most underrated QB’s in the league.

Too many people have placed the blame for the Broncos poor performance last year on Orton’s shoulders, but a quick look at game tape from last season clearly shows that Peyton Manning throwing to Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald could not have won in Denver with their pathetic defensive plays.

With Orton finally being recognized for his skill set; where should he go in your fantasy draft?  The Answer, he’s a top 10 fantasy QB, he is in the same ball park as Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub.  Don’t believe me, check out his numbers over the last two years and compare them to the players mentioned.  If you don’t want Orton over at least two of those players you need to reconsider your draft strategy.

Roethy back and able to workout with Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger was cleared to again workout with the Steelers by Roger Goodell and the NFL. Big Ben had been asked to stay away from OTAs while the NFL decided how to handle his second case of accused sexual misconduct in the last two years. No charges have been filed, and Roethlisberger is currently suspended 6 games, which can be reduced to 4.