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December 4, 2007 9:56 PM

Drew: Travis Henry's clean sweep


So the NFL has determined that Travis Henry is drug-free. Now that his off-the-field issues are behind him perhaps his on-the-field performance will greatly improve. Of course, it could hardly be worse.

The Broncos continue to cut their losses, waiving Sam Adams on Tuesday. Please tell me Todd Sauerbrun isn't too far behind him.


  • December 5, 2007

    6:18 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    Darn! I was hoping that Henry would be found guilty so that the Broncos could get a real running back! Henry hasn't done anything for the Broncos except put them through hell because of his drug testing.

  • December 5, 2007

    7:25 AM

    JJ writes:

    What's wrong with Sauerbrun? The Broncos are ranked 4th in the league in punting, 2nd in the AFC. I would say that is pretty darn good.

  • December 5, 2007

    12:04 PM

    Thrawn writes:

    I was kind of hoping for a suspension as well. I think a combination of Hall and Young would have been much better based on what I saw from the two of them with basically Lepsis and a second string offensive line blocking for them.

    Sauerbrun could be better, and he certainly had a forgettable game a couple weeks back, but JJ hit the nail on the head with the stats.

    Sam Adams isn't a surprise, thought I thought they would wait four more weeks until the offseason.

  • December 5, 2007

    12:27 PM

    Jeremy writes:

    "What's wrong with Sauerbrun? Let me tell you what's wrong with Sour-bum. While his gross punting average, as mentioned in the comment below, is among league leaaders, his net average ranks in the bottom half of the league. The coverage team is partially to blame, but so is Sourbum for kicking way too many easily returnable line drive punts. Sure, he gets a couple more yards on his gross average, but the net is lower. Sourbum kicks for numbers and ends up hurting the teams field position. Further, Sourbum kicks at altitude for half his games. Experts disagree as to the exact degree of impact that has, but all say it has some impact of at least a few percent, which means Sourbum's totals have to be discounted by a couple more yards.
    Even more important than his mediocre punting average, further discounted by altitude, is the fact that Sourbum can't be counted on in crunch-time. When the Broncos needed a dependable punter where was Sourbum - suspended for taking a dietary supplement. When the Broncos need to angle a punt out of bounds or punt at an angle to set up their coverage, Sourbum kicks it right down the middle. When any idiot would choose a 30 yard punt out of bounds rather than putting the ball in Hester's hands, Sourbum gets a few extra yards on his gross punting average, and puts the ball right in Hester's hands in the process. Sourbum is a prime example of a me-first player hwo cares more about his gross punting average than helping the team. That's "what's wrong with" him.

  • December 5, 2007

    3:33 PM

    JJ writes:

    Maybe he kicked to Hester because he figured the coverage team would stop him?

  • December 6, 2007

    9:07 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    19 games into the NBA season, and the Denver Nuggets STILL haven't beaten a team that has a winning record when Denver played them.

    19 games into the NBA season, and the Nuggets STILL haven't had to play San Antonio, Utah, or any of the other decent teams in the West. It's actually amazing that the next game is against a decent team in the Mavs.

    What a stupid schedule.

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