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November 16, 2008 6:36 PM

Broncos: In The Balance

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On a Wing and a Prayer
The Broncos 2008 season continues to be held together by chewing gum and bailing wire. What we are seeing now is a team that is willing itself to win, on the shoulders of a young, ever maturing quarterback, and the tenaciousness of young players who just don't know the meaning of the word quit. It defies explanation. But it is a great deal of fun to watch as the young players continue to emerge and learn.

So Now it's Da Raydas
The next hurdle is going to be what looks like an easy match up against the Raiders which always means it's going to be a tough one. If you've followed the Broncos for any length of time you know they tend to play those cake walk games more like a jog through a field of land mines. Let me know what you think.



Discussion

  • November 17, 2008

    8:36 AM

    Andy writes:

    Nice win for the battered Broncos for sure! They finally beat a "legitimate" team - on the road no less.
    Did anybody else notice how EMPTY that stadium was? I thought at the start - it was just early, but there were a BUNCH of empty seats. You'd NEVER see that at Mile High - even when Denver is bad. Just something I noticed...

  • November 17, 2008

    8:36 AM

    Devin writes:

    Well, the remainder of the Broncos' schedule certainly isn't any cakewalk, but I'm confident they'll win at least enough games to finish over .500 and take the division. A two-game lead is a two-game lead any way you slice it.

    Personally, I'm looking forward to next weekend. Even though they've let down their guard for a few games this season (Kansas City, anyone?), I have trouble believing the Broncos will ever just lay down for a Raiders game. It'll be hard-fought, and I'm confident the Broncos offense -- even with their patchwork running game -- will emerge victorious with another division win.

    And, gee, I wonder where all the Chargers fans are today. Haha.

  • November 17, 2008

    10:42 AM

    Cad-Man writes:

    Gee Devin, I was wondering too where all the nay-sayers are. Funny, when the Broncos win you don't hear the Bronco Haters. Amazing how Shanahan can put together a team out of Parctice Squad Members and a cell phone salesman.

    Nice to see a bunch of guys who really like to play football do well. It'll be interesting to see how things go next year if some of the key players this year come back and if any of the current add-ons can stay.

    I'm sure Shanahan will probably draft some good people in the 3rd thru 17th round again ,(as he always does,) who can make an impact!

    Next year could be more fun and exciting than this year.

    Or maybe the Broncos will surprise us and go deep into the play-offs! Oh well I can dream, can't I ???

  • November 17, 2008

    4:16 PM

    Seth writes:

    I'm begging the Broncos to not play down to their opponent just this one time and pound the Raiders and keep this momentum going (and the naysayers away). I do think Champ should go ahead and sit out this week though, and come back for the Jets game, and hopefully Favre will be feeling too confident from last year's debacle and toss a couple Champ's way.

  • November 17, 2008

    7:14 PM

    D.J. writes:

    Pretty easy to get to 6-4 when you have a cupcake schedule like the Broncos have. Aside from the Patriots game (which every Bronco fan thought would be an easy win when Brady was lost for the season), every team the Broncos have played are teams that they should beat. But....they've lost to Kansas City. They have lost to Miami. They really did lose to San Diego, but the ref bailed them out. They should have lost to Tampa.

    This is not a good team. It's the worst 6-4 team just about ever. Beating Atlanta did nothing. Nothing.

    Jay Cutler still looks lost. It's obvious that the team does not look to him for leadership or fire. He's just going through the motions back there behind center. Nothing special at all. Basically, a very boring quarterback. He brings nothing of serious value to his position on the team. And he continues to just sit alone on the sidelines when the other team has the ball. He rarely, if ever, is talking with his coaches, backs or receivers. He nearly never looks at pictures of previous plays. He looks tired, strung out, and bored.

    Can the Broncos please draft a quarterback who shows that he actually has a passion for the game, 'cause this guy Cutler could care less.

  • November 17, 2008

    7:35 PM

    Brian writes:

    D.J. are you an idiot? "Jay Cutler looks lost" and is "just going through the motions"? How about these gems, "nothing special at all" and "brings nothing of serious value to his position on the team." Wow, I guess it's pretty impressive, then, that a guy who is just "going through the motions" and is "nothing special," has now managed to lead back to back 4th quarter comebacks on the road. And how about that touchdown pass to Daniel Graham? The way he threaded that pass through the defense looked pretty special to me.

    As for "beating Atlanta did nothing," you couldn't be more wrong; it gave Denver a 2 game lead over the Chargers.

  • November 18, 2008

    7:39 AM

    Chris writes:

    I can't wait for next sunday when the Broncos beat the Raiders and the Colts beat the Chargers and we are standing alone at the top with a 3 game lead. Then the nay-sayers will definitely shut up

  • November 18, 2008

    9:07 AM

    Devin writes:

    Really! What do the Broncos have to do to get these "fans" to stop marginalizing every single win? Cutler has been phenomenal in the last two games (just like he was in the first three), and he has -- despite what D.J. might think -- really stepped into a leadership role this year.

    And let's not forget the fact that Denver handed Atlanta their first lost at home this year, and they did it with a ragtag team of second- and third-stringers. I mean, really, what else do they need to do to convince you that they belong at the top of the AFC West?! Give 'em a break already!

  • November 18, 2008

    12:53 PM

    DJ...please go away writes:

    DJ...wow, you clearly are a guy who hates the Broncos and hasn't really watched them play at all this year.

    Cutler looks lost? uh huh. The guy has lead his team from behind 2 weeks in a row on the road.

    Let's See how Cutler Ranks against the Rest of the league in a few key categories

    Completions (230) - #4 (#2 in AFC behind Manning)
    Yards (2,832) - #3 (#1 in AFC, nearly 300 yards ahead of Manning)
    TDs (19) - #3 (#2 in AFC behind Rivers)
    1st Downs -(131) #4 (#2 in AFC, just 1 first down behind Manning)

    Yeah...that sounds like a guy going through the motions..a guy who doesn't care.

    And your little comment about leadership?? The players vote who will be Captain. The players...the players decide who they look to and who they want to be their leader. If the players don't see Jay as a leader, then why exactly did they vote to make him Captain 2 years in a row? By the way, if you actually followed the Broncos, you would know that the decision to make Jay captain 2 years in a row was unanimous. So if the players felt he wasn't a leader, why would they do that exactly?? I'm curious to hear your ridiculous response.

  • November 18, 2008

    10:50 PM

    D.J. writes:

    That was fun. Four responses. I wasn't actually expecting any. Thanks. You guys are too easy.

    Cutler sucks.

  • November 18, 2008

    11:36 PM

    kc writes:

    Just ignore that fagit DJ. That fool sucks

  • November 18, 2008

    11:37 PM

    kc writes:

    Just ignore that fagit DJ. That fool sucks

  • November 20, 2008

    12:53 PM

    DJ...please go away writes:

    DJ...nice cover. You basically made an a** of yourself then when you get your a** handed to you for your stupidity, you come in and play it off like you were just messing. Nice try. You couldn't even back up what you said. Go home fool.

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