August 8, 2006 12:00 AM
For Whom the Bell Tolls
So I'm driving to our new offices Monday morning when I heard the news . . . Mike Bell has moved to Numero Uno on the Broncos depth chart and will be the starting running back for the first preseason game Friday night. I gotta tell ya . . . I almost ran right off the road. And I'm thinking what exactly did Mike Bell do in practice to vault to the top of the charts so quickly? Or why haven't Ron Dayne and Tatum Bell shown a little bit brighter out at Dove Valley? Mike Shanahan only knows, but the last time he got this enamored with someone, the player's name was Griese and, well, we know how long that lasted. All in all, it makes for great cartoon fodder.