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NBC announcers feel sorry for Orton in the Cutler-Broncos drama

Originally Published: August 30, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It was at some point shortly after Kyle Orton had left the game with his finger owie, giving way to Denver backup quarterback Tom Brandstater, when NBC's Cris Collinsworth could no longer contain himself.

"Scary," Collinsworth began on Sunday night's nationally televised preseason game, and you weren't sure if he meant Orton, Brandstater, the bloody finger or the entire Broncos' organization.

"Don't you feel like the Denver Broncos were just impatient with Jay Cutler?" Collinsworth ...

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