(Bronco Talk) -- (Mile High Report)
The poor performance, according to Orton, had nothing to do with playing for a new team in a new system, or even that he may not be a very good QB. He thinks he "didn't have it" because he shaved his neck beard.
"I grew the beard because it is incredibly cold playing QB in Chicago," said Orton. "I didn't realize that my beard, more specifically my neck beard, determines how well I play. By the regular season opener, I should have some pretty good growth, so Broncos fans need not to worry."