Originally Posted by MWM
What happened to sticking with facts? I thought that was your guiding principal?
I don't know and neither do you, nor does anyone else. I think they were probably just as likely, but it's just speculation. Did you forget that they won 6 in a row with Orton back in 2009? Did you see where I posted that 3 of the 4 losses with Orton as QB were less than 5 points with 2 of them being by 3 points or less?
Did you read where I said they actually scored more points per game with Orton at QB than with Tebow? If the offense actually scored more points per game with QB X than QB Y, then how is so far-fetched to think that they'd have been just as likely the playoffs with QB X? You'd have to be a moron to think scoring less points per game increases a team's chances of winning.
I don't know what everyone else thinks, but I have to believe scoring more points is better. I know which team won the game when the 2 QBs played head to head.
You're confusing threads and I'm not surprised. I'm asking for speculation. Your opinion here. Granted none of us possess the power of Miss Cleo so there's no right or wrong answer when we try to guess if the Broncos would have fared better with Orton or Tebow.
I won't call you a moron for thinking the Broncos were headed anywhere with Orton as QB but I'll say stats be damned, there's no way they win the West with Orton as QB.
There is no right or wrong answer as we'll never know but I'm amazed how anyone can think that Tebow didn't inspire his team to the playoffs