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Denver Broncos 2010 NFL Season Preview

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We’ve got yet another heap of quahogs and sea cucumbers predicting woe and despair for the Denver Broncos in 2010.

The Raiders have Jason Campbell now…” did you hear that one?

All this talking up of Jason Campbell as some kind of savior of the Oakland Raiders.

Hmm, I wonder why Shanahan got rid of such a top flight quarterback? I wonder why the Broncos had no interest in Jason Campbell when they were shopping that gooned out Jay Huckdort Cutler?

That’s because Kyle Orton is better than Jason Campbell.

Sea Cucumbers

Look at them sea cucumbers.

Look at them sea cucumbers at ESPN. Bunch of moronic quahogs spewing their bile, I’m glad they put it in a neat little pile for me to easily copy and paste. Look at those losers. That Bill Williamson is one of the worst, unlike the other goobers there he covers only the AFC West–no excuse. All offseason long it’s Jason Campbell this, Jason Campbell that. What is this guy a Raiders fan? Ooh, the great Jason Cambell who Shanahan saw fit to boot his ass right out the door. Yeah he’s the big answer in Oakland, I’m shaking in my boots.

I expect lazy journalism out of Williamson and Clayton. Williamson is a journalistic burger, nuff said. John Clayton is the “Senior Analyst” at ESPN. Knowledge an inch deep and a mile wide. If you only listened to this guy the past two years you’d come away thinking Josh McDaniels is a disaster, the Broncos are one step from being an expansion team, the Broncos are on the decline, Broncos 3-13 and now Broncos third in the division. We’ll see who the geniuses are.

Then you got the biggest offender, the biggest traitor of the bunch–that Adam Schefter who’s turn to the dark side over there at ESPN is complete. The slippery slope into the pool of suckage, sewage and dingleberry droppings all started with his once free articles asking for money, panhandling like some bum in the street if you want to “read more.” Third in the division, what a joke. The prevailing wisdom over there at ESPN is the Raiders are in for a great renaissance because they acquired the great Campbell and drafted a good inside linebacker. Good luck with that. Schefter should know better, but he don’t.

Then you got this Sporting News NFL preview claiming the Broncos will go 4 and 12 this year. Hell if Tim Tebow were handed the starting reins today and if Robert Ayers went down with injury I’d at least have us winning 6 games. I wonder what mental defective came up with this one? I wonder what elderly mind came up with this one, eh? Maybe a “Senior Analyst.” What an absolute joke that is, what a laugh.

Now we also got this “Pete Prisco,” once again a great “Senior Writer” over at CBSSports.com saying the Raiders should be second in the division and much improved with the great Jason Campbell. I’m sure there are even more goobers out there running with this information, lazy journalism abounds especially with “Senior Analysts.”

Let’s see where Petey Prisco gets it wrong:

“Significant losses: WR Brandon Marshall–Wrong–not only that, but good riddance, ILB Andra Davis–Wrong, TE Tony Scheffler–Wrong, C Casey Wiegmann–Wrong and DE Kenny Peterson–Wrong.”

Significant losses, eh? The only case could be made for Marshall, but like I’ve said all along his departure won’t matter much and good riddance to the cancer.

“It’s hard to believe that this team had Jay Cutler throwing to Marshall two years ago and now has Orton to Eddie Royal as the top passing option.”

Jay "Huckdort" Cutler

Thank Goodness the Dort is Gone

Yeah, I know right? Thank God we got rid of that interception machine called Jay Huckdort Cutler. That pick-throwing mop-headed buffoon Huckdort, what a relief it is to have someone at quarterback who protects the ball and actually wins games. Thank goodness that rap-sheet-a-mile-long locker room cancer Marshall was kicked to the curb also. By the way, it’s Orton to Gaffney not Orton to Royal. P.S. Gaffney can run every route and catch every pass Marshall could–he just doesn’t get as many yards after the catch.

As for a “much improved” Raiders team, I don’t see it. I don’t see the Raiders in the race for the top of the AFC West division either.

Despite some unfortunate injuries, I am predicting the 2010 Denver Broncos to be a 10 and 6 team. We have improved–we haven’t “declined because we don’t have Brandon Marshall anymore.”

How many times do you hear that one, eh? “The Broncos don’t have Brandon Marshall now so they can’t possibly be good.”

All along, I’ve told you people good riddance to Brandon Marshall. Good riddance. The wide receiver corps of the 2010 Denver Broncos is one of the team’s strengths.

The Denver Broncos are deep at wide receiver and Jabar Gaffney can run every route Brandon Marshall can–he just isn’t the same force running after the catch. But who cares? How many spectacular make-a-bunch-of-people-miss run after the catch plays did Marshall make anyhow? Three or four all season?

Anyone pointing to Jabar Gaffney, Eddy Royal, Eric Decker, Brandon LLoyd, Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Willis as a bunch of “also-rans” don’t know nothin’ and probably haven’t even watched the team. There’s just that lame notion that “Brandon Marshall’s gone–so now the Broncos offense sucks.”

Forget all about Kyle Orton’s new found comfort in this offense, his excellent preseason play–consistently moving this offense down the field and scoring. Nah, Marshall’s gone so they can’t possibly be a better offense this year.

The Broncos offensive line is in question because of rookies and injuries–but Ryan Clady is back and rookie center J.D. Walton is a hell of a player. I’m convinced we are all set at center so long as this Walton is healthy. This Zane Beadles kid looks decent and his ability to play guard or tackle–possibly taking Ryan Harris’ spot in week one shows the genius of McDaniels drafting a versatile player.

The Broncos running game going into the 2010 season is in question, but Knowshon Moreno will finally return soon, as well as Buckhalter–they should make us forget about Ball’s and Hall’s. Hall and Oats or whoever they’ve played out there this preseason.

J.D. Walton Broncos

J.D. Walton

The 2009 Broncos featured an aging offensive line interior that wore down as the season progressed. The 2010 Broncos offensive linemen retain the All-Pro caliber bookends of Ryan Clady and Ryan Harris but now we are bigger, younger and better off in the middle. This line still has to gel, but they have played well overall in the preseason and that J.D.Walton is one solid rookie player at center. I expect the young offensive line to improve as the season goes on, not the other way around.

The Quarterback situation has improved in Denver. It hasn’t “eroded because Brandon Marshall isn’t there to throw to.”

Kyle Orton is at the top of his game, he’s been pushed by the competition we brought in and he’s answered the call. He knows this offense, he looks more comfortable out there now and our first string offense consistently moves down the field and scores touchdowns.

Tim Tebow is now a legitimate NFL backup quarterback. Tebow has shown through the preseason that he can throw the football well and even deep downfield. It’s still the preseason, I know the plays are a bit more vanilla, but at this point, I would even say Tebow throws better deep passes than Kyle Orton. Tebow throws the ball with authority and his throws have been right on the money for the most part. I believe that we’ll trot Tebow out there in special packages this year–and I still think he’ll run more than he throws in them–but he’s proven he can burn you downfield with the pass. Put Tebow out there on a run/pass option play where he rolls out, and if these defenses stack the line or have players out there shadowing him then good luck–he will burn people downfield with his arm.

The quarterback situation in Denver has improved, a less shaky and more in command Orton and a second string backup who won’t be smoking a hooka pipe.

The Broncos defense also wore down last year, especially along the defensive line. But this year we signed DE Justin Bannan and NT Jamal Williams, relegating capable NT Ronald Fields to backup duty and special four man front packages. We have some better depth and a better rotation on the defensive line this year.

“The Broncos lost Elvis Dumervil–their pass rush is non-existant.”

Robert Ayers Broncos

Sacks? Ayers and maybe some other guy...

Not true, oh sea-turding sea cucumber. Robert Ayers is a player and he is capable of double-digit sacks this year. Anyone who claims this is wishful thinking didn’t see him play in the preseason, the kid’s got a mean bull-rush and although his skills aren’t at Dumervil’s level and his moves aren’t as pretty, twelve sacks for this kid in the span of a sixteen game season is doable. He just has to stay healthy or we’re in big trouble. The problem is where do the other sacks come from? Who else is capable? I don’t have too much confidence in an “improved” Jarvis Moss–but that Jason Hunter looked decent out there in preseason. He got five sacks last year for the Lions, lets hope he can meet or exceed that mark. With our new beef up front we should be able to blitz interior linebackers at times too.

Another difference between this year’s Broncos defensive line and d-lines of Broncos yore, is the fact that these players, namely Bannan and Williams can disrupt the pocket. It used to be the Broncos defensive line would sit in a circle around the quarterback and play monopoly while the opposing quarterback had all the time in the world to throw. One thing I’ve noticed from the Broncos preseason is the starting defensive line’s ability to move offensive linemen backwards. That Jamal Williams–when he wants to–can drive a center back ten yards. When we don’t get immediate pressure on the QB, at least the pocket soon dissolves now and that is an upgrade.

Defensive backs–I don’t need to say much here. Everyone knows the talent we have with our defensive backs. Gone too are the days that we fret when Champ Bailey gets injured for a few games. Perrish Cox should come right in and perform admirably.

Despite injuries early on and the all-out loss of Dumervil, this Broncos team has improved and the schedule is a little better than last year. I predict the 2010 Denver Broncos will go 10 and 6 and whether that’s good enough for the playoffs remains to be seen.

Truths Amidst the Chaos

Friday, February 12th, 2010

brandon marshallYou people think I’m here just to hammer down and beat back the lies and distortions, eh? There is some good Broncos information being pushed out there, too bad you need a microscope to find it among all the garbage being shoveled. First up, words of wisdom from Adam Schefter:

I expect the Patriots are going to make some type of move for a receiver this off-season. Brandon Marshall is an interesting case. I don’t see that being the guy, I just don’t see Bill Belichick doing it. I don’t see Bill and the Patriots – I just don’t see it. The Broncos are in a situation where he’s the best player on their team. There’s a reason they’re going to trade him. Do you think you trade the best player on your team at the age of 25, 26?

Good point, followed by an even better one:

Q: So why would Josh McDaniels hang onto him?

A: Brandon Marshall’s getting traded. I don’t care what he says.

Any sea cucumber should see why Marshall isn’t back with the team next year. We’ve had enough of his unprofessionalism and this coach isn’t gonna take his crap. Some of you people are living in the past, living in the Shanahan era where desperation rules the day. Desperation in the form of Dale Carter, Daryl Gardener, Travis Henry, Todd Sauerbrun and Maurice Clarett. Desperation that would sign Marshall to a hefty one year contract so we can bench him on the eve of a playoff game — that desperation is no longer a part of the Broncos.

I told you people back in February of last year, I told you people this McDaniels is going to put his foot down on the spoiled Shanahan era Broncos. He will rule with an iron fist, and if you ain’t on board or if you’re gonna try and cause a bunch of nonsense then we’re shipping your ass out.

“Fair market value,” — forget about this. Damaged goods. We’re going to get something good for Marshall, but we ain’t getting what a lot of people are floating out there. I would be shocked if we did. I see us getting one first rounder or maybe a second and a third, or maybe even straight up for a player and a mid-round pick. All this happy talk from Marshall and the Broncos is posturing. Unfortunately, potential suitors aren’t that stupid. We will take what we can get, we’re not going to sit there like some ill-informed eBay seller asking the absolute maximum for an item that’s already been opened and has a history of failures and strange behavior.

Kudos to Mike Klis

But at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events the past week or so, I talked to several writers who covered Nolan at various points in his career. They all described him as a good man, but a micromanaging control freak. McDaniels is also a good man who also appears to be a micromanaging control freak. The difference is, McDaniels, as the head coach, is the only guy who has the right.

So it wasn’t going to work. Nolan is now the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator. Miami is his seventh team since he became a defensive coordinator for the first time in 1993. In other words, McDaniels isn’t the first guy who didn’t want to work with Nolan anymore. I don’t mean to criticize Nolan, who is an outstanding person, and a good coach. But to put 100 percent blame for his latest breakup on McDaniels is ridiculous.

Klis picked the Broncos to go 9 and 7 this year. I give credit where credit is due. This article from Klis — which had some good information — was followed up with negative comments from about two hundred sea cucumbers over there at the Post.

woody paige jon stewart

"That's entertainment."

I’m laughing my balls off at the fact these people are trying to hammer the wrong guy. Numbnut’s sea of 200 cucumbers over there are willing to believe the words of an old fool who builds his house on sand time and time again. They’re going out on a limb for a guy who’s not even serious. Reminds me of the people that believe Jon Stewart peddles real news information.

This one in particular, was a shot across the bow of the Numby faithful:

As for that second-ranked offense McDaniels inherited, don’t forget it finished 16th in scoring. Football games, J Will, are not won between the 20s.

Oh that’s a shill for McDaniels right there, nothing more. That Klis is in McDaniels pocket, that’s gotta be it…

I will opine that Marshall will be traded. McDaniels’ decision to dismiss Marshall from the season’s final game, and Marshall’s insistence on receiving the type of contract the Broncos don’t feel comfortable providing him make his departure certain.

I’m beginning to think this Klis has more than half a brain.

Denver Broncos up for sale rumor

This is another idiotic one, did you hear the Broncos may be for sale? Peddled by some goober on a slow news day, probably thought this one up while he was sitting on the toilet counting the bathroom tiles after his significant other experimented with a “knockwurst casserole.”

These people just don’t seem to know this coach or this owner. If you knew this coach, you wouldn’t think for .001 second that we’re bringing back Marshall.

If you know our owner, you know our owner wants to win. It is a great thing having an owner who wants to win badly. Some people think we’re going to be tightwads in the offseason. I don’t think so myself. I believe we will at least bring in one big name on our defensive line and two or three decent names on offensive line and wide receiver.

Our team has an owner who wants to win. He’s not stupid, we’re not going to spend out the ass, but I see us being a strong player in all things free agency and the draft this year. We’re gonna have ammo to trade, whether straight up for a player or trading picks. Everyone seems to think we will use a pick from the Marshall trade in this draft, but we could use an extra pick to sign a restricted free agent that we like.

Pat Bowlen hired McDaniels to win a Super Bowl. It would be ridiculous for Bowlen to bail at this moment. Bowlen won with Reeves (no Lombardi, but hell if we didn’t have the chances), he won with Shanahan and he will win with McDaniels. McDaniels is a winner, he has the mark of a winner and he will rule with an iron fist. If you don’t like him, you better learn to love him cause he’s gonna be around for a long time.

Jay "Huckdort" Cutler

Jay "Huckdort" Cutler

Amidst all the downers, amidst all the crying and whining, this team was 4th and 10, 3rd and 25 away from being 10 and 6 last year. Our problems are evident and will be addressed, we are on the up and up and it was nothing short of a disgrace to see that Denver Post poll that says the Redskins are on a much better track. Then again, it’s Numbnuts and his sea of 200 at work over there, living in the poor character past, lamenting a gooned out, pick throwing Huckdort who would have “saved the franchise.”

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