Baldinger: Delhomme is perfect fit
I think they made the right decision. Delhomme is the perfect fit for this team.
are never going to try and be an explosive offense. They'll be a run-first team. Even if the
had John Elway, coach
still wouldn't play the game any differently.
Delhomme is the perfect guy for the
. He knows he'll be in a lot of tough third-down situations because the
will run the ball on first and second down a lot of the time. He's going to be asked to make a lot of difficult third-down throws, but he'll never complain about it. He also gets along with his teammates.
I know it was a disappointing finish in the playoffs last season for Delhomme, but he was a big reason why the
got that far in the first place. He's just a tough guy that personifies what Fox wants in his QB. He also proved that he could come back healthy from Tommy John surgery, which was a huge question mark.
Remember the throw he made on the last play in Week 1 to beat San Diego? That was probably the difference between the
making or not making the playoffs. I don't think you can just look at one game and evaluate Delhomme. He's had games where he's been awful. The thing about him is that he understands there's another week to play and he'll do his best to bounce back. Usually he doesn't let it get him down.