November 13, 2006 12:00 AM
A Very Fine Line
They really should play certain NFL games really late at night so as not to scar the children. Ugly isn't even the word to describe the Broncos-Raiders debacle. It's hard to believe they charge people money to watch something so bad, so putrid it makes the dogs howl.
Jake continues to baffle me. He looked worse than awful yesterday. But it did answer one lingering question. Shanahan is willing to ride Plummer into the ditch if that's where it leads him. Unless Plummer gets hurt it's doubtful we'll see Cutler this season.
The game was a throw-away game but it still left the Broncos with some problems unsolved. The running game is weaker than ever and with the Chargers game just around the corner there is much patchwork to be done this week to cover up the cracks in the dam.