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Broncos Should Thank Lucky Stars for Tamme, Stokley

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

As much as I don’t approve of the name “Tamme” I have to give credit to these two.

Who does Peyton Manning throw to on third down, when the going gets tough?

It’s not Eric Decker. It’s not Demaryius Thomas. It’s usually either Stokley or Tamme. Even at the risk of getting picked.

I like hearing buffoons say Thomas and Decker are great. Not so, they have potential — moreso Thomas, but they are not great. Neither of them has proven themselves to be a dependable go-to receiver. Even the great Kyle Orton chose Brandon Lloyd over these two and got picked off like crazy last year forcing the ball to Lloyd time and again.

Maybe Orton and Manning just don’t make good reads. Maybe they are incapable of hitting their checkdowns.

I want to hear more excuses.

Maybe Thomas and Decker just aren’t very good. Maybe this defense isn’t great either. Schlereth and Sharpe sure think so. That 18th rank defense that got shredded by the great Caleb Hanie is surely going to be top five this year.

There are some people in this organization and some Broncos faithful that need a cold dose of reality. This team is not great. They didn’t just need a “real quarterback” as a final piece of the puzzle. What did this organization think early last year? Eh? 10-6 maybe 11-5 with Kyle Orton? Career year? Run the ball 500 times?

How’d that work out for you fellas?

You know, it’s never easy playing the blood rival Raiders and Chiefs — even when those teams suck proverbial balls.

I could see these Super Bowl Broncos falling to 1-4. This team is erratic, unpredictable and incomplete.

Just like last year. Who knows, maybe even worse.

Preach Stephen A., Preach

 

P.P. Dublinski’s 2012 Denver Broncos Manifesto

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Last year during training camp I told you people that the Kyle Orton led Broncos would fall flat on their faces. I predicted a 6 – 10 season with Kyle Orton and an 8 – 8 record with Tim Tebow. Two more wins for the kid due to his dynamic playmaking ability.

What were most of them saying, eh? “Career year” for Kyle Orton. Brandon Lloyd to the Pro Bowl. 10-6 perhaps 11-5 even.

Some joke that was.

Remember how the Denver starters looked in the preseason last year? Pretty damn good actually. Remember Orton marching the ball down on the Cowboys and beating up Buffalo?

Big whoop. I saw right through it for many reasons I outlined early last year.

Last season the Denver Broncos 21st ranked defense played some opportunistic football getting turnovers at key moments. The Broncos managed to pull off some wild wins with the kid at the helm and their utilization of the spread option offense that turned thirty something power running back Willis McGahee into a star. We led the league in rushing and managed to make the playoffs and even beat the Steelers before getting trounced by a more Superbowl ready New England team.

I don’t know about you, but I liked last season. I liked what we started doing. We ran the football like wildfire, we played defense and threw game breaking touchdown passes at opportune moments. We did all this with a highly mediocre team.

Going into 2012 I was optimistic about the Broncos shoring up the defensive line, drafting a great young running back and finding some type of speedy threat at wide receiver. Older knee injury-ridden Willis McGahee was rejuvenated in our offense, can you imagine what a Doug Brown would have done? Offensive line help would not have been bad either. Perhaps we’d draft or acquire a middle linebacker on top of all this.

If we did all this, we could have done what we did last year but do it even better this year. Instead, Big Daddy Elway did what he was planning to do all along: Jettison the kid at all costs. Pocket passing at all costs. Instead of building a template to counter a New England or New Orleans or Green Bay with great defense and an unheard of rushing attack, this team with many needs we will try to become them.

Chickens Come Home to Roost: Tebow Named Broncos Starter

You wonder why Mark Schlereth, Tom Jackson and Shannon Sharpe were all so smug when they said “Tebow won’t even be playing in the league next year.” I guess they were all present for Elway’s conference call early in the season when he said the kid was a joke.

How pathetic. Seriously, even a Stephen A. Smith understands the kid’s football ability even if he doesn’t think he can throw the football. This talk of “not even playing in the league” is BS in its purest form. It’s personal with these guys, as the wins piled up they started to look silly.

Tom Jackson recently stated how elated the Broncos organization is since they got rid of the kid and landed Manning. Jackson couldn’t believe the tweets Big Daddy Elway was getting in response to his criticism of the young QB last season. I think Big Daddy Elway deserved every one of those tweets for acting unprofessional in the extreme. What VP criticizes their starting quarterback week in and week out? If he was smart he would have simply shut up and traded the kid in the offseason. Instead, he blurted a bunch of crap weekly and probably told all his cronies in the media to do the same. Remember Shannon Sharpe’s interview with Tebow on CBS late last year? It was like an inquisition. I’ll never forget the look on Tom Jackson’s face on Prime Time each time the Broncos won with the kid at the helm. Tommy looked as if he just ate a sour fart.

Say what you want, but that kid did some pretty good things last year despite the pressure of an unbelieving coach, an unbelieving VP and some jealous ungrateful players.

I am not impressed with the signing of Peyton Manning. Nothing personal. I know he cannot help that he is an “Aw shucks” yokel with a strangely shaped head, but really nothing personal there. I just don’t think its going to work. Renting another team’s Hall of Fame QB in the twilight of their years never has. I am also sick of the Broncos jettisoning young talent to try and become some other team. We tried to be the Browns defense, we tried to be the Green Bay defense, we tried to be the Patriots west and now we’re trying to be the Colts west: Manning led offense and edge rushers and corners on defense.

What I really found funny was some of these fans though: “You’re not a real fan if you’re not on board now.”

Really?

Newsflash sea cucumbers: Peyton Manning is a Colt.

Always has been, always will be. We are renting Peyton Manning for maybe three years.

At least we, you know, drafted the other guy.

I realize why we signed corners and pass rushers and pretty much disregarded the middle of our defense. This organization believes they will be up by 14 by the first quarter of games and the defense will just have to defend against the pass. I don’t think so. I don’t think this team is ready. Maybe that will be the case in year three of the Manning experiment. That’s if we’re lucky.

This team is not Superbowl ready. I don’t care what Peter King or the odds makers at Las Vegas thinks. What a bunch of crap. This is a wild card team. The Broncos will have to be lucky in the offseason next year to be a Super Bowl contender. They should be a contender by year three if Manning keeps playing.

That said, I don’t expect anything but one AFC championship showing by the Manning led Broncos. Probably in year three and then he will retire. I’m not that interested in Peyton Manning. I’m not that interested in this Broncos team this year. Renting someone else’s Hall of Fame QB rarely works. I’m more interested in Brock Osweiler quite honestly. He’ll likely take over when this team is ready to contend. To be fair he doesn’t look bad. Normally a QB who is that tall usually lumbers around like a lanky stork dork but this kid has some athleticism.

I don’t care, this year I want punishment.

That’s right. Punishment.

I want this team punished. I want the VP punished. I want the coach punished. I want some of these jealous and ungrateful players punished. Number 23, I’m looking at you.

Good luck with your thousand yards this year, pal.

If any Bronco player wants to run down the highway divider in Greeley bolicky bareass with a bunch of hoes on each side — this is the year to do it. I don’t care this season. If you get pissed off go grab a Gatorade jug or the ball boy and throw them out into the field. Get ejected. Make things interesting if you want.

This season I want punishment. For one whole season. I want this team humbled.

The Curse of P.P. Dublinski starts today, Sunday September 9, 2012. Oh yeah.

You know that goober Pat something on the 700 club? If you’ve never seen it I can fill you in. I saw it once. It’s about 50 minutes of conservative Christian news and the last ten minutes this old doofus trots out some old broad and they become a conduit to God to start healing — I mean they start preying on old and sick people acting as if they are a channel to God’s healing. Well, I’m here to say that old doofus did get something right this year when he said “God will punish the Denver Broncos.

Oh yeah. The 700 club curse alright. My curse will be just as potent.

I believe the Broncos are an 8-8 team this season. They may not even make the playoffs and yet you have these goobers claiming the Broncos will have a better record than the Elway/Davis years? Some joke that is.

You seen our offensive line? Nothing has changed there besides Kuper being injured. Our defensive line is one injury away from abysmal. You seen all the big name players up the middle of our defense? Didn’t think so. Thomas and Decker are still unproven commodities with potential. They haven’t even made it through a season together without significant injury, nor have the duo of Miller and Dumervil.

The Broncos have a bear of a schedule and many teams they face will run right up the middle of the Denver defense no problem.

This team is a couple injuries away from a 7-9 disaster quite frankly. I’d say they could go 9-7 at best. At best.

But no matter. I want this team to feel the pain this year. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Broncos become Super Bowl bound simply with Big Daddy Elway renting a new quarterback.

 

 

Broncos to Super Bowl? Jeff Saturday Doesn’t Think So

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

C Jeff Saturday signs 2-year deal with Packers

Broncos Get Peyton Manning? AFC Championship or Bust

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The 2012 Denver Broncos better win their division.

The 2012 Denver Broncos better get to the AFC Championship game.

If Peyton Manning to the Broncos is the ultimate upgrade, then this team better get to the AFC Championship this year.

After all, shouldn’t his talent equate to one better game than last season?

It’s a tough schedule this year, but then again we just had a tough schedule last year and we persevered. Interesting to note that we faltered big time out of the gate last year in the easiest part of the schedule with a pure pocket passer.

Failure to reach the AFC Championship round next year will result in devastation hitherto never before seen or heard.

After all, we have a QB who can pass now, right?

We sure upgraded our quarterback today.

At the same time we downgraded the running game and pass blocking.

Forget everything I wrote about offense in my 2012 offseason want list.

This team will require new offensive linemen. At least two. Starters, not maybe’s. We will require more help at receiver and tight end.

If this team fails to reach the AFC Championship this year it will be John Elway’s fault, and not Peyton Manning’s.

The Broncos are interested in DE John Abraham but the Peyton Manning decision (or lack thereof) is paralyzing our front office. Sources claim this has bought enough time for the Falcons to re-sign the pass rusher.

To those who claim we were never interested in Mario Williams because we’re supposedly stacked at DE? You can never, I repeat never have enough pass rushers.

Mario Williams however, would have been a great signing. Yes it’s a lot of coin but he’s in the PRIME of his career. A great young player at a position like that demands a premium price tag.

Instead, Bucky Elway’s still waitin’ on his aging pocket passer… trying to make some sense.

John Elway Tebow

"I want pocket passer.... eh... um.... duhhhh" "Win with Kyle duhhh"

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Manning Handcuffs Broncos Offensive Free Agents

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Broncos have to wait for Peyton Manning before they go ahead and sign offensive free agents.

Thanks Manning.

Imagine if he doesn’t sign?

What a waste.

If he does sign?

What a joke.

Manning is on the downside of his career.

Jeff Saturday, Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne…

All of them are on the downside.

It’s “The Twilight Saga” in Denver. And it sucks.

Signing Manning will set this franchise back 2-3 years.

That’s if Manning manages to stay healthy.

The Broncos don’t have a good defense. They don’t have a great offensive line.

Our offensive line and our running game will not be the same with a pure pocket passer in there. The quarterback position will be upgraded (temporarily) with Manning, but the offensive line and running game will downgrade. McGahee and Ball flourished with the misdirection of the option. Our line seemed to pass block better because our QB was evasive and mobile. Mobile instead of a one legged goat (see Orton, Manning).

I don’t believe this move will work. I don’t believe that Manning will lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl in two or perhaps even three years.

And three years are about all he’s good for — if he can stay healthy.

We’re talking about a guy in his fifteenth season for crying out loud.

It reeks of Montana with the Chiefs, Favre with the Vikings.

This is a decent piece by that turd Michael Silva. You know the Broncos could have contacted Tebow and told him they were going after Manning. Perhaps if Manning signed the Broncos could have kept Tebow and pulled a Steve Young where he sits for 2-3 years.

If manning doesn’t sign I’m seriously thinking they’ll have “Brandon Weeden” become the face of the franchise.

But for now the Broncos are flailing and trying to become the Colts west.

Ain’t gonna work.

“You live in the past, you die in the past.” I think Ditka had something with that quote.

 

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Prediction: Manning to Cardinals

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Manning leaves Bowlen, Elway and Fox holding the bag.

Bowlen: "I want a Super Bowl NOW... grumble grumble... fart."

Then what?

Trade our much maligned Tebow to the Jags and reach on Weeden or Tannehill?

Wouldn’t that be great? Especially if either failed to perform?

Or keep Tebow and expect fans to buy up tickets in droves since Tebow’s on the cover of the season preview?

What a joke. What a mistake this is.

Nice how we reward our young quarterback who showed flashes. More flashes than many other young quarterbacks in the league. Nice how we reward our young quarterback who led us to multiple come from behind victories, saved the season and won a playoff game. I bet Colt McCoy or Blaine Gabbert would have loved to pull out some wins in the fourth quarter. That’s not an easy thing to do you know.

This kid deserved a full offseason with little drama and the backing of our brass. He deserved a full offseason and deserved to start this year.

It’s the smart thing to do with a young QB who shows promise.

It’s the smart thing to focus on plugging holes in this recently 4-12 team, acquire a veteran backup and draft a mid to late round QB to push the kid and maybe even overtake the starting job if he fails.

Then if the kid fails this year it’s the smart thing to then draft a quarterback in 2013 when we’d have a much higher first round pick.

John Elway said he was going to work with Tebow in the offseason.

Source: John Elway prepares to help Tebow in the offseason by consulting Peyton Manning.

Some joke that is. I don’t think I’d listen to a word old horse teeth said after this debacle. Let’s be glad Tebow doesn’t have the spirit of P.P.

So much blind praise of this front office. How about a more objective look at it thus far?

Drafted Miller: Fine, Dareus or Peterson weren’t misses either. Drafted Moore: Not good. Drafted Irving: Didn’t see anything, we’ll see though. Botched the trade of Kyle Orton: Terrible. Should have traded him while his value was high, when it didn’t go down this FO believed we’d get to the playoffs with Orton. Goobers yelled “Career Year and Pro Bowl” while P.P. laughed and put up his impeccable Reality Meter. Traded a very good receiver in Jabar Gaffney for nothing. Threw a bunch of money at an injury prone Ty Warren who misses the season: Bad. Signed McGahee : Good. Signed Bunkley: Good. Gave the reins to the kid and try to turn him into Kyle Orton: Bad.

Finally, they come around to letting the kid do his thing and lo and behold we start winning.  While winning we endure week after week of snide comments leaking from the VP, which was unprofessional and unprecedented.

Overall it’s not all roses in Denver, it’s a mixed bag.

Now they want to sign a fourteen year veteran and kick the kid to the curb. For some reason the FO thinks we’re Super Bowl ready.

Maybe Tebowmania just got to Kyle Orton. Yeah, that’s why the pocket passer performed so poorly.

Actually our defense is top ten isn’t it? The way people are talking they’re really something. Well, they must be top fifteen right?

Actually no, they’re 20th.

They looked like 30th against the Patriots.

By the way, that defense needs about 5-6 starters.

I heard that Peyton Manning has video to prove he can throw fifty plus yards.

Did you hear that one?

I wonder if he has a video where he gets blindsided by a 300 pound lineman?

You know, like what happened to Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow behind our line?

More so the immobile Manning-like Orton. Funny how Tebow’s biggest hits came from inside the pocket when he tried to do an impression of Kyle Orton — like his coaches undoubtedly wanted.

Elway and Fox better get on their knees and pray. Pray that Peyton Manning chooses the Cardinals.

This is a mistake. This is a disgrace.

It’s not going to work.

The Denver Broncos will not win a Super Bowl this way.

I believe Manning realizes this. I believe he knows we’re further off from contending than Elway and Co. like to believe.

I believe Manning realizes there is a lot of pressure in Denver. Pressure to perform. If the Broncos fail to impress with Manning the backlash would be huge.

Monumental.

In Arizona?

Not so much.

John Elway and John Fox better pray that Manning chooses the Cardinals.

Or I, P.P. Dublinski will be there at every misstep. Every failure and every loss along the way I will be laughing and destroying these two and reminding them of their incredulity. I will ride atop a tsunami of devastation.

Jobs will be lost in such a wake.

I helped run Shanahan, Jay Huckdort Cutler, Scheffler and Brandon Marshall out of town.

And oh, when I turned on Orton, it wasn’t pretty. In fact it was even more devastating than I imagined.

I’ll do the same to John Elway and John Fox if this goes down. We ain’t winning a Super Bowl with Manning. It’s not a good fit. Smacks of pure bone headed “pocket passer” delusion and desperation. I suppose Elway has to have a pocket passer at all costs. He’s stuck on stupid with this crap. Manning in his eighth year? Fine. In his fifteenth? You’ve got to be kidding me.

“Better get in line with this FO.”

“Elway knows.”

“It’s John- freaking – Elway.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t care about John Elway the VP. I don’t give a rat’s ass quite honestly. Elway the player did us a great service — one of the greatest ever. Elway the VP can take a hike any time as far as I’m concerned.

Especially after this asinine move.

When Peyton says no, you damn well better sign Mario Williams.

That’s a smart move. Young, in his prime. Helps our defense.

Get Brandon Carr and Williams. Throw the money at them.

And oh yeah, it might be nice if this FO did the smart thing like keeping their mouths shut about our quarterback until his performance in the games dictates otherwise.

 

Peyton Manning in Denver: Disaster in the Making

Friday, March 9th, 2012

What a disgrace.

This proves to everyone that (like him or hate him) Skip Bayless was and is correct in stating the Denver Broncos brass have zero faith in Tim Tebow.

It’s more apparent than ever.

Count P.P. Dublinski as one of the voices of dissent in this issue of Manning joining the Broncos.

I am not excited by this at all.

1. Manning likely will not choose the Broncos. It’s not a good fit for him.

2. If we don’t land Manning, we’ll have driven a proverbial stake in the heart of our starting QB. (Is there any wonder why Jay Huckdort Cutler wanted out of Denver?)

3. If, for some odd reason, if the Broncos did manage to land Manning:

a. He is immobile and he will be duck soup behind our offensive line. Much like Kyle Orton was.

b. Our running game will suffer. Forget the 600+ yards Tebow tacked on, our running game won’t be as good without the misdirection of the option. Lance ball was running free in that option offense.

c. With 36 year old immobile Manning there’s a great chance the Broncos regress or stay the same for the next couple seasons.

Was it worth it?

There’s a potential disaster in the making here folks and I’m sick of it. I’m sick of these tired clowns:

Manning is the answer... we're Super Bowl bound.

“It’s Peyton freaking Manning.”

“This would make the Broncos an instant contender.”

Pathetic.

Has anyone chewed on the thought of the Broncos going 7-9 this year with Manning?

Entirely possible.

Peyton Manning would be Duck Soup behind our line. Duck Soup throwing to our stellar receivers (maybe add an aged Reggie Wayne into the mix ‘golf clap’) and duck soup with a very average running game.

Mark Kizsla at the Denver Post made a genius remark that Peyton Manning would have been amazing to have in that AFC playoff game against the Patriots.

I’d wager Manning would have lasted the first half. How badly did our quarterback get smashed in that game? He wasn’t trying to run much in that game either folks. Most of those hits came in the pocket.

And they came quickly.

Kyle Orton was duck soup out there behind our line. All of a sudden that offensive line became one of the “best in the league” — some joke that is. Oh I don’t know, maybe having a mobile quarterback is just what the Broncos needed to get from 6-10 to 8-8?

If Manning had mobility, I wouldn’t be upset at this move.

He doesn’t. He won’t have the system and weapons here that he’s used to. The fans would go insane if we started losing games. It’s a bad fit.

He’s better off in Arizona throwing to Fitzgerald.

Even then, I don’t see any of these teams on his short list going to the Super Bowl any time soon with Manning.

This is a potential disaster in the making.

"We'd like a pocket passer at all costs," said John Elway "Even if it means less money to spend on our crappy defense." - John Leyba, Denver Post photo

“It’s Peyton freaking Manning”

Oh, I’m gonna remember that one.

 

 

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