Former Coloradan living in Montana, and a Bronco fan since the 77 AFC Championship when they beat my dad's silver and black team. It's all over, Dad man!
What would teams do if they were all run by Ted Bartlett? Classic dissection in TB's inimitable style. PS: Yeah I know, this is MHR, they're IAOFM, he's TB, water is wet, whatever. This is a good read if you have the time.
Forgive me, my MHR brothers, for sharing a Fat Man link, but this may be one of TJ's finest write-ups. A glowing perspective from one of 15's most articulate critics, and exactly right in that it holds Tebow up among our beloved team's great QBs. A must read.
"Would I have drafted him? Yes, I would have drafted him. Now, if you ask me if I would have drafted him in the first round, I don’t know because I wasn’t in those draft meetings."John Elway, on the NFL Network before kickoff
Finally, a confrontation bound to steal some of the spotlight over the surreal Haley-McD exchange, courtesy of the Lions and 49ers.
As they said in Cool Hand Luke, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate." I've been refraining from jumping into this melee for months but after reading Lindsay Jones this morning, I...
"Mary Porter, the beloved grandmother of Shannon Sharpe, died Wednesday night, exactly one month before the former Broncos tight end is to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Ms. Porter was 89. Although Ms. Porter raised nine of her children outside the small town of Glennville, Ga., she also took in her daughter’s three children _ Libby, Sterling and Shannon Sharpe _ from the time Shannon was 3 months old. "Ms. Porter had suffered from diabetes and had been in failing health in recent years, a primary reason why Sharpe had hoped that if he were elected into the Hall of Fame, it would have come in the first year he was eligible in 2009. He was elected on his third try." from the Denver Post
... the sun comes up and Alaska freezes over?? Not posting this to agree or disagree with the guy's sentiment. Heck I love Tebow, and I also love Elway, and I love Mr. Bowlen. And I love that our fans are passionate. But sometimes I have to wonder ... just when exactly did this fan base get stocked with so many drama queens?
FINALLY: The CBA deal is done! (Satire/Spoof/NOT REAL) Owners and the union have come together on an arrangement both sides are happy about. Courtesy of the Onion SportsDome.
"We wanted to make sure he had enough money so he could buy a new home. In Denver.’’John Elway, commenting on the resigning of Champ Bailey
Missed this little gem in the tracks a few days ago. "But there was almost no reaction from the Pepsi Center crowd, even after several close-up shots of Marshall’s face. At halftime, Marshall said he didn’t realize he had been on the Jumbotron and said it was OK folks didn’t seem to recognize him." Going incognito in Denver during the offseason seems appropriate... considering he went incognito in Miami all season. BAM! Badabing!
from his Facebook photo album. These are classic. Enjoy!
Confirmed by the Denver Post. "I’ve got so many emotions," Sharpe said by phone, a few minutes before the announcement. "A part of me wants to scream. A part of me wants to cry. I’m just a skinny kid from Georgia. I’m going to the Hall of Fame. Not to the Hall of Very Good. The Hall of Fame. I’m in the Hall of Fame with Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice. I caught a pass from Joe Montana in a Pro Bowl. Now, I’m in the Hall of Fame with him."
Here’s a few more links that are not to be missed — a terrific analysis of the three Broncos AFC Championship victories over the Browns, from the Browns’ perspective. Great write-ups with lots of YouTubes, courtesy the Cleveland Plain Dealer: 1986 AFC Championship 1987 AFC Championship 1989 AFC Championship You do have to wonder why the Plain Dealer would want to relive those games. Except maybe when you consider how comparatively awful the last two decades have been for them. Married to a Browns fan, I've truly grown to love and respect the character and history of that franchise. It just sucks that they have to share a division with one of the winningest teams in the NFL.
I know, I know, I never intended to utter the C word again on this site, but the lead anecdotes in this story, featuring Broncos stalwarts Lynch, Shanahan, and Elway, are pretty revelatory of the kind of guy we actually had at QB. Somebody remind me what I used to like about this guy again?
Fox looks like he's all business -- I like that. And dig those fancy pants Elway's wearing!
Schottenheimer is still owed $4 million for the final year of his contract as the firing was "without cause."Wikipedia on Marty Schottenheimer, who I personally believe needs to be on our HC interview list. Another coach with a chip on his shoulder over a division rival not paying him what is owed him? Sounds good to me!
From Woody: The Broncos will interview interim coach Eric Studesville and Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey (a former head coach at Buffalo) and will ask permission to interview Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (who had been an interim coach in Buffalo) and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The list will grow in the next two days. "Because of the playoffs, we've got to act fast, and I think we'll get this done within the next two weeks," Elway said.
"Along with everyone else, I knew that the Broncos fans were beginning to question the franchise and losing their loyalty. This is all about tradition and integrity, reaching out to the community, and getting back to football the Broncos way. I want to be a part of making that happen. Our goal is to be back in the Super Bowl as quickly as possible. "And as you wrote, I want to stand up on the podium after we win the championship again and say, 'This one's for Pat.'"Denver Broncos V.P. of Football Operations John Elway to Woody Paige
"John is a very bright guy, real smart. I think just having John in the building will help tremendously because of his knowledge of players, just being around the game as long as he has. Not only has he been around the game, but his dad was a great football coach as well, so he grew up with it. I think it's a good plus for them. I think it will be a learning experince for him, but I think more people will be learning from John through his experiences."Mike Shanahan on John Elway's imminent new role in Denver Broncos front office
Mason on Lloyd: When the overload of emotions over the game’s result had passed in the days that followed, Lloyd was more talkative, often available at his locker-room stall and always candid and thoughtful. A moment after his salty comment, Lloyd shared thoughts that were equally revealing. "I wanted to say one last thing: One of the things that really sticks out to me about when I first came to the Denver Broncos was how well the media accepted me, and I wanted to thank you guys for that," Lloyd said. " I don’t know why the hell you guys would accept me and believe that I was any different than what you guys were told, but you did. "Every (other) team I’ve been on has been media, negative press, from Day One. And I wanted to thank you guys. I appreciate that. You gave me a lot of confidence to really be myself, and I was able to really come out of my shell and be myself — and to realize that being myself isn’t so different. I really appreciate and thank you that, and I do credit you guys with my success also." Crediting anyone who was even tangentially responsible for his emergence as one of the NFL’s best receivers was the thread that tied together the answers to questions he was asked late Tuesday afternoon. Teammates, coaches, fans, and even the press — all combined to make Denver different than anyplace he’d ever been.Andrew Mason, writing about Brandon Lloyd's reaction to winning a Pro Bowl berth. I felt this was worth posting because some folks seem to be hung up on the expletive he used. Not only did he earn the right to say it, IMO, he also said it with a good spirit, as indicated by Mason's account of what followed. Don't know if there will be a fine or a reprimand, but personally I hope they just leave him alone and let him enjoy his moment. He deserves it.
Posted this just after the draft, but with Tim's terrific first home win, it felt like the right time to watch it again. If somehow you haven't managed to catch this show, you simply must.
The Broncos are planning to bring back the orange jerseys full time in 2012. (The league has to be notified of a uniform change by March, so it's too late for 2011).Woody Paige, in today's column. He also mentioned that Elway's role has been decided on, that Brian Xanders will be getting more power within the organization, and that Elway, Xanders, Ellis, and Bowlen will together be selecting a new head coach.
Oh my gosh my sides are splitting!! LMAO Warning: NSFW and some explicit language.
Just for laughs, from a few years ago, here are Mark Schlereth's outtakes from his brief stint as a soap opera hunk. Or as it's also known, the reason Stink is an ESPN analyst. ; )
Surreal. (And man, this is suddenly looking like the Season of the Photoshop Contest.)
Hey gang, Sorry to drag this on, but I'm just looking to get a sense of where we fall on this as a community, so we can move on to other things. If you're weary of this topic (as I am), feel free...
Having the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos represent NFL football in London is like sending out Ke$ha to represent American music.Chris Chase, Yahoo Ouch. But for the record, Mr. Chase, we're not too crazy about playing there, either.
One of the most interesting topics emerging this week from our imminent tilt with the 49ers is the fact that Brandon Lloyd started his career as a 9er. I think I knew this at one time, but I wasn't aware of the context, especially given the shoes he had been hoped to fill. PT33 over at Niners Nation graciously provided the following background as a comment to sadarine's Ask A Bronco Fan post. Thought I'd share for those who, like me, weren't aware of this: "He started his career with us. After a great pre-season, he just made our roster. Then with his constant circus catching abilities he saw the field more and more. TO got shipped out, through some bad front office and coaching, we were left without much talent. B Lloyd was elevated to the starting WR, his head got big and he started dropping everything that was thrown to him over the middle, he was scared of getting hits. Much like you stated earlier that he had trouble catching the ball to move the chains, he had the same thing going on over here. I can’t recall excatly if we were able to trade him to Washington, or if he was cut and then signed with them. But he wasn’t seen as a good team player by the time he left, his numbers were below what was expected and it seemed that his locker room presence was cancerous." So, essentially, B-Lloyd was the 49er's best option to replace (as best he could) Terrell Owens. I had no idea. Sure is good to see him living up to his potential now. No sign of him being a cancer, even remotely, at this point that I can see. All he does is work hard and contribute, and isn’t demanding the ball. He’s fitting right into a WR corps that wants the ball, but isn’t afraid of sharing the love. And Kyle's confidence in him is reaping big rewards for them both this season. Anyway, interesting angle I wasn't really aware of.
"I'm not sugarcoating this. I'm going to be as honest as can be and tell it to you straight. It's not Josh. I've never been more prepared as a player from a head coach. And I've been through five or six already. We knew when the screen play was coming. We just didn't stop it. We knew when it was run-toss and they were going to try to hit the edge. We just didn't stop it. It's not him. People may not understand that, but I'm telling you that's the way it is.Broncos LB Mario Haggan responding to a suggestions that the Broncos didn't adequately prepare for the Raiders game
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