Earlier today, Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton spent some time talking with the Broncos’ flagship radio station — 850 KOA — about last night’s 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
In the locker room after the game, Orton expressed his disappointment with the final result and that feeling remained for he and his teammates this morning.
“Everybody was disappointed. We are disappointed today,” Orton said. “We are part of half the league that didn’t win their opener and have a lot of work to do to win their second game.
“One game doesn’t make a season… Like I said all along, we have good players on this football team and we just have to execute in key situations.”
Orton finished the opener completing 24-of-46 passes for 304 yards with a touchdown and one interception. He also lost one fumble.
Miscues in addition to penalties stalled the Broncos’ momentum last night and they proved to be too much to overcome.
“We shot ourselves in the foot one too many times,” Orton said.
The Broncos were forced to rely heavily on Orton and the passing game after the Raiders limited the Broncos’ running efforts early and jumped out to a 16-3 halftime lead.
Orton knows the Broncos need to establish a more consistent ground game as the season progresses.
“That has to be a big part of our offense this year and we’ve talked about it for a while and we worked a lot on it,” he said. “We’ve got some more work to do.”