December 19, 2007 5:00 AM
Drew: Sauerbrun sent packing
It was time for Todd Sauerbrun to go. Way past time. The Broncos have many more moves they must make to right the ship. Here's a few...
1. Dump Jim Bates. The move to his defensive scheme was a mistake.
2. Move D.J. Williams back to an outside linebacker spot. Dump the rest of the linebackers and accept the fact you have to start over.
3. Dump Travis Henry to anyone who will give you a draft pick for him. Even if it's only a fifth or sixth rounder. If not dump him anyway.
4. Draft another running back higher than the third round. Though I really like him, Selvin Young is not the long-term answer.
5. Don't waste another draft pick on a defensive lineman.
6. Revamp your entire college scouting system.
7. Don't blame Shanahan for every problem in the franchise. But, clearly he has to delegate his drafts and free agency moves to someone else.
8. Take a hard hitting safety or a linebacker in the first round.
9. Find a lineman who really wants to protect Cutler. He's the whole franchise.
10. Get Cutler an appointment with Tony Robbins or Dr. Phil or Dan Hawkins. He needs a little fire.
11. Above all, from this point on, every personnel decision has to be made with one thing in mind: CHARACTER COUNTS!
Got any ideas on how to get the Broncos back on track? Please leave a comment.