Interim head coach Eric Studesville started Kyle Orton against Arizona. Through the first half, here’s a look at how he’s doing:
10 completions on 20 attempts for 91 yards.
Two interceptions, two more passes that Arizona should have picked off, several balls one-hopped or thrown behind their intended target, and three points on the board.
On third down, Orton converted once on six tries. He threw one of his interceptions on that crucial down, had several incompletions and a sack thanks to a miscommunication on the offensive line.
This first half performance punctuates a noticeable slide for the veteran quarterback over the past two weeks. He has not looked sharp or even solid since Denver’s loss to St. Louis.
In other news, Arizona kicker Jay Feely is responsible for every Cardinal point in the first half. Every. Single. One. He ran in a fake field goal and drilled two from deep.
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Make a big boy decision here, Studesville. Give the rookie a shot.