After the McCutlergate scandal finally was resolved and Cutler went to Chicago, I didn't think anything about it until the draft, and Denver gave up there own 1st rounder next year for a 2nd round pick (Alphonso Smith) this year. I knew Den still had Chicago's 1st round pick next year but I didn't think anything else about it. Then I saw the pre-season schedule and I got to thinking... What do I want from this game, as a Broncos fan.
1. I want Chicago to see what they did wrong. By that, I want Orton to show that he can be a game changer against them in his limited time playing. If he can go out and throw a couple of touchdowns, no picks, and no left-handed attempts against the high coveted Chicago D, I think that Denver will have shown that they might have gotten the steal of the trade.
2. I want Denver to see what they did right. With this years Chicago pick, Denver took Robert Ayers out of Tennessee in what was a headsratching first round for Denver Fans. I had a projection chart that showed him to be the 7th highest rated DE in this years draft and we took him as the #3 DE. I would love for him to run past the lineman, blow over the fullback and take down Forte for some TFL's which is the main reason he was drafted so high, his success in stopping the run.
3. I want to see the class of the DEN draft of 2006 go to to work. I, unlike most Broncos fans, don't hate Jay Cutler and I wish him a successful career in Chicago, but considering that Denver has there first pick next year, it wouldn't break my heart to see Elvis Dumervil, draft class of 2006, rush the edge and slam Cutler into the ground, giving him an ankle or shoulder injury that would sideline him for about 8 games. I don't want it to be a knee because he needs that to be successful in the future, and knees take a long time to heal, especially for a mobile QB like Cutler. I just want to see him get hurt enough to kill the Bears season so that they give Denver a great pick so Denver can get a legit QB in the draft next year, or even maybe Terrance Cody. I wish no ill-will on Cutler other than enough to help my team because he is the official cornerstone of that team now... No Cutler, no success. I think. Also I want to see Marshall quit crying and realize that if he wants a payday, this is the season to go crazy. He has a chance in this offense to put up the #'s that Randy Moss put up in 07. Maybe not that good, but what he loses in receptions, he will make up in TD's if he will grow up.