• Nick

    In case you missed last night’s game (and I don’t blame you!) I thought that I’d repeat a comment I made on a moment early in the game.

    We may have just reached peak Foxball:
    –Keep the offense on for 4th and 2
    –Take a timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty
    –Start to send the punt team out, but then change your mind and send the offense out
    –Predictably, not enough time, especially with a rookie QB, and they incur a delay of game penalty
    –Punt

    • T. Jensen

      I liked Fox, I think he was just what this team needed after McDaniels but I really wonder/doubt if he could have gotten us a win for Super Bowl 50. Quite frankly I’m still a little shocked we pulled it off with that crippled offense.

      • Nick

        Agreed. I don’t know who said it, but this quote about Fox resonates with me: “He can make a bad team good, but he can also make a great team good.”

      • cjfarls

        Agree with this completely. Fox was exactly what the team needed after McD (a low drama adult that could develop talent)… and also needed to go when he did.

  • Nick

    I’m really looking forward to watching this:

    https://www.uninterrupted.com/watch/3VceYXfI/jg-josh-gordon

    Mary Kay Cabot has an excellent synopsis to get you warmed up here:

    https://twitter.com/MaryKayCabot/status/917727358936903681

    • Yahmule

      BTW, this dude is 26. He could still make multiple Pro Bowls if he’s got himself straightened out. I’ll bet our locker room could deal with him and there’s virtually zero resource cost.

      • Yahmule

        The first play on this highlight film is Josh Gordon running away from a 27 year old Aqib Talib like he was Roc Alexander.

        https://youtu.be/1HudmJebVv0

        • gobroncos

          Daaaaaaaamn.

        • Tyler

          I’ve had a soft spot for Gordon ever since he carried me in fantasy football for one glorious season. I hope he can get his life together. All the better if he got it together in Denver.

    • JMac

      That was a fascinating little mini-doc. I didn’t realize JG was quite so eloquent – obviously you can’t really tell from an 11 min film, but he appears to have some real intelligence. Matched with his phenomenal physical traits, I wonder what he could have done (or could still do) without his personal demons.

      There was something there that reminded me a little of Shannon Sharpe.

  • Nick

    Not sure if this was covered before, but Jay Glazer thinks Manning could become GM of the Browns, Titans or Rams next season.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2737552-report-peyton-manning-could-return-to-nfl-as-gm-of-browns-rams-or-titans

    • GrizzlyB

      I heard that on FOX’s pregame show Sunday, but reading his own words in a Peter King article from last week makes me think that’s not realistic. By all accounts Peyton isn’t going to make a move anytime soon — he specifically mentioned Elway being out of the NFL for 12 years before he went back.

      And it’s not like Glazer is known for accuracy so much as just immediately throwing out any rumor he comes across. If he wants to get an actual scoop, he should find out what team Peyton sat in the war room with — that is a million times more interesting than saying, “Hey, he might go to [desperate team that wants to do something splashy]!”

      • T. Jensen

        I would think Manning would take his time and make sure whatever his next venture is, he is prepared and going into a good environment that he can succeed in.

      • cjfarls

        My guess is Manning doesn’t do anything full time until his kids are a bit older. GM’s have more regular schedules than coaches/players, but given how his kids are attached to him at the hip, I can’t see him doing something that takes him too far afield from them.

  • Yahmule

    Mike Ditka reminded everybody he’s stupid as shit again.

    • Nick
      • Yahmule

        “There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.”

        Women didn’t get to vote until 1920.

        The Civil Rights Act went into effect in 1964.

        Buddy Ryan had to carry this blustering clown to a Super Bowl in 1985.

        Camera hound imbecile trades away entire draft for one player, but that’s not enough media attention for him, so this happened in 1999.

        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/96/Ricky_Ditka_ESPN_the_Magazine.jpg/220px-Ricky_Ditka_ESPN_the_Magazine.jpg

        • RSH

          As the age-old adage goes, “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

          • Forrest Trump

            They flipping the script on that one. Stoopid is the new Black.

          • Yahmule

            That quote, which was likely a reworking of Proverbs 17:27 “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
            and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

            The saying RSH quoted has been variously attributed to Voltaire, Lincoln and Mark Twain. Three guys who talked quite a bit. ;~)

          • RSH

            How ironic that you brought that up. I did not want to look foolish by falsely attributing this quote to Twain or Lincoln before posting. I found a very interesting article about that quote in the process. https://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/17/remain-silent/

          • Yahmule

            What a fun website. I’m in awe of how meticulously researched that article was. Mark Twain was an incredibly witty man, but he winds up having a lot of things attributed to him by default. Just as today, there were many humorists working at roughly the same time as Twain, all of them under pen names. Josh Billings is chronically under-credited, Petroleum V Nasby, who the NY Times called the Stephen Colbert of the Civil War was another humorist whose words are more famous than the man who wrote them.

          • PiperAR

            Kind of like all musical parody is Weird Al, even though “Cat in the Kettle” and “Which Backstreet Boy Is Gay” sound nothing like him.

          • Hercules_Rockefeller

            Damn! There’s a website about the history of quotes! thanks for the link, I’m going to waste A LOT of time on that one. Ever since I was on the speech team in high school I’ve loved quotes like these. We had a couple of quote books in our extemporaneous speaking prep files which I read cover to cover. a good quote is interesting on it’s own, but there are many of which I’d love to read the history.

    • Forrest Trump

      http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/10/trump-attacks-jemele-hill-no-wonder-espn-ratings-have-tanked/

      That lead paragraph is what gets me to pulling at my hair.

      The leader of the GOP has no interest in leading. When the chips get down, the WH just deploys some celeb-idrone with the new, full-on stoopid spin of the day, and half of ‘Murica hoot like seals at feeding time: “Yeah! Damn civil war was at least a 100 years ago and we fixed that black stuff then!!!”

      Fuck ’em.

    • DCJ1

      Despite being a multimillionaire many decades removed from his origins, he still has that Western PA steelworker mentality.

    • Forrest Trump

      I wonder if this means I need to prepare myself for another Ted Nugent sighting? That is a guy that makes a good case for joining your local ANTIFA club.

      • Yahmule

        He probably should have gotten a year in federal prison after a couple of his comments about the last intellectual we’ll ever have as President.

        • Forrest Trump

          He offends me. Greatly.

        • PiperAR

          “He can suck on my machine gun.” Unless gun fanatics perform fellatio on rifle barrels, that can only be interpreted as a threat.

          • VonSwenson

            There’s an Australian rock band called Machine Gun Fellatio.

          • Nick

            I came so close to saying this when I saw this comment, but I thought no one would get it. I saw them when I was there 15 years ago, fun times.

  • The 5th Amigo
    • Yahmule

      Just pointing out this is Brandon Perna’s take on Instagram Super-Slam ’17.

  • RSH

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b39f76ca52772f5df40a18265465eefa9b9dcfa0fa9260ac6971af99ac9e0819.png

    https://twitter.com/PostBroncos/status/917755380901601280

    The Broncos ended the first quarter of their season with a 3-1 record, but they have a fresh reminder of how quickly a season can turn, and how quickly playoff hopes can rise and fade.

    In 2016, when they returned from their Week 11 bye with a 7-3 record, they succumbed to the Kansas City Chiefs in a season-altering overtime loss and finished their season 2-4 and without a spot in the playoffs. This year, after enjoying their earliest possible bye of the season, the Broncos face a grueling stretch that includes three successive road games (Weeks 7-9) and two games against the undefeated Chiefs.

  • gnasses

    I know the Vikings have a lot invested already at the QB position and they have injuries and don’t want a future QB controversy. But having some salary cap space to spare, a very good defense, and with Cook out for the season, tell me again how Colin Kaepernick wouldn’t help their football team more than Kyle Sloter?

  • Nick
    • Yahmule

      Hah! Called this a week ago.

    • PiperAR

      Does Palmer, Peterson, and Fitzgerald make the oldest QB/RB/WR combo in the NFL?

      • Yahmule

        Probably the oldest since Beathard was running the Redskins.

    • Jeremy

      How to light 3.75 million in cap space on fire

    • Nick

      I had to tweet out some comp pick consequences of this trade, now I have time for my opinion on the actual merits of this trade. And I think this is a real desperation move by a Cardinals team that’s on the verge of long-term collapse. They better have not given up much for him–and if the condition is that he has to stick on the roster, at least the Cardinals will only eat less than a million if they find out he’s washed up.

    • GrizzlyB

      Hard to make yourself look stupid and desperate in comparison to the Saints, but the Cardinals do here.

      • Forrest Trump

        I was trying to say that earlier but I bailed. I knew somebody else would put it better.

  • PiperAR

    Off topic: Anyone here have current and reliable knowledge on the current economic and other quality of life factors in Pueblo? I lived there in the mid 80s (2nd to 7th grade) and was back last week for the first time since then. My impression is that while inexpensive by Colorado standards, it’s a bit of an economically depressed shithole. I guess if it wasn’t an economically depressed shithole, people would move there and drive up the cost of living and clog the roads.

    Reasons I’d want to live in Pueblo: I really like the geography and the climate (although it’s a bit dry). Close to the mountains. Inexpensive by Colorado standards. Pueblo Resevour Lake Pueblo offers ok recreation at backyard distance.

    Reasons I wouldn’t want to live in Pueblo: Limited economic opportunity (although low cost may draw small business there as costs in other places rise?). Low population (being youngish and single I want a larger dating pool). Would be hard to live next to El Pisso County.

    So, what do you all think? Is Pueblo due for revival, or destined to remain a shithole now and forever?

    • PiperAR

      PS: Fuck El Paso county.

    • Yahmule

      All I know about Pueblo, Colorado is you need to write there if you want to get yourself a free Consumer Information Catalog.

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        Because of those ads I’ve known that Pueblo’s zip code is 81009 since I was in elementary school 700 miles away from Pueblo.

    • JMac

      They are trying hard… The riverwalk is beautiful, and they have a nice brewery in the old police-station. but those are a couple of bright spots in a sea of crappiness.

      I might be biased, but I think northern Colorado will have much more expansion than Pueblo.

    • RSH
    • SterlingMalloryArcher

      I go there several times a month for work, and I’m inclined to agree with JMac’s assessment. There are a few cool things, but destined to remain a shithole seems the most probable projection.

    • Forrest Trump

      I know the Democratic Party apparatus down there, about 30 years ago, was mucho loco. Like, if you had to deal with them on a daily basis, you might self-medicate a little as a defense mechanism.

      I also saw a really bad Bob Dylan performance there once.

  • Nick
    • Forrest Trump
      • Yahmule

        Who’s idea was it to reanimate Adam Silver in the first place?

    • DCJ1

      The owners have every right to impose rules like this. They are private sector employers (so no First Amendment), and the cause for which the players are kneeling does not involve a “protected class” (so no anti-discrimination rules). Since the kneeling is a proven disruption, the owners can make the rule and then punish the players as they see fit as long as it is permissible under the collective bargaining agreement.

      Personally I don’t like it, since the owners are caving to the ignorant racist portion of the population. I’m going to have to take a long look in the mirror and decide if my continued financial support of the NFL through my watching games is compatible with my beliefs.

      • Forrest Trump

        They are caught between a rock and a hard place.

        I know it isn’t fashionable to be sympathetic to the NFL, but all this shit has taken on a life of its own. They are stuck between dueling boycotts, and no matter how they handle it, they lose.

        • gobroncos

          Either way, they should take the high road. I realize they’re a for profit entity, but sometimes, you gotta do what’s right.

        • Nick
          • Forrest Trump

            American politics do have that global thermonuclear war futility vibe about them right about now.

          • Yahmule

            The Dotard thinks it’s funny to gaslight the entire world with threats of nuclear war. Incomprehensible that the people who can end this madness are content to risk global catastrophe.

          • PiperAR

            As for now I think it’s just two tiny dogs barking at each other. And Trumpsters love them some tough talk. Realistically, the global economy is quite fragile. Even a conventional conflict could trigger global recession, let alone major damage to South Korea or Japan. China has the most to lose. I highly doubt the communist party can maintain control of one and a quarter billion people if their economy tanks. China’s position of defending NK if attacked and staying neutral if NK acts first deters either NK or the USA from acting.

            Then again both Kim and Don may be completely batshit crazy so who the hell knows.

          • Yahmule

            We’re never going to not be at war again, unless we’re conquered, and I don’t mean that soft military coup that’s been going on for a while now. NK and Iran will eventually get their turn. Iran will be like the Christmas present defense contractors never got as a kid.

          • PiperAR

            War in Iran, even if it went according to the wet dreams of the neocons, would be the end of the American global empire. Iraq and Afghanistan severely stressed the economy in the 2000s. Another major war would break it. There’s nothing in NK to fight for (other than war for the sake of war) and even the Saudis know oil has only another decade or at most two before it’s completely eclipsed by cheep renewables. Empires in decline unfortunately aren’t known to be rational. Choose between burning out and fading away. The best outcome the military industral complex can hope for is stockpiling weapons that are never used.

          • Forrest Trump

            http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/politics/north-korea-hackers-us-south-korea-war-plan/index.html

            Check out the language from the US guy: Don’t worry, that was a BILATERAL plan. No big whoop.

            I wish I believed that the WH gives two fucks about logic and reason.

          • Forrest Trump

            North Korea worries the shit out of me. Jemele Hill has sent me back over the edge.

            It makes you hope the faithful have it right and that these guys are going to have to answer to something or somebody some day.

          • where’s professor Falken when we need him?

        • PiperAR

          I’m sure the NFL would love to maintain the status quo and just keep raking in the $$$. But shifts are coming. It’s a race to see which becomes irrelevant first, oil or football. The NFL could try to protect itself through skillful neutrality. But honestly, the best way to protect the $ is probably to side with the white people who expect disposable black men to destroy their bodies for their entertainment, and justify it because the (overpaid) stars make tens of millions.

          ***Interesting that white men born into wealth are never overpaid. Telling my dad that Trump is rich because he was born rich not because of personal merit or business skill was a rock thrown in the hornets nest.

          • Forrest Trump

            I think you are probably right. I obviously love the game, but had my girls been boys, I would have done just about anything short of forbidding football in order to steer them in a different direction. I think the feeder pool for the league is going to shrink drastically over the next couple of decades.

            I do have a step-son playing, but that is largely a result of continued pressure from the other wing of his family.

          • PiperAR

            Morally the right thing to do at minimum is stay neutral and let the players do their thing. If the goal of the NFL is to make as much money for the owners for as long as possible, they side with the cash cows. And that’s the type of people who support the status quo including institutional racism. Look at the ad revenue, pickup trucks and mass produced beer. Those on the side of social justice are not the ones currently filling the NFL coffers.

          • Forrest Trump

            I wonder if they really think they can chose to pander to ‘Murica. If I was Von Miller, and Joe Eliss told me I couldn’t kneel, the first thing I’d fucking do is kneel for the national anthem.

            They might be able to scare Buck Allen or Cody Latimer into compliance. What do they do about the meal-ticket players?

          • Yahmule

            I hope Steph and LeBron kneel. Nobody is tuning into NBA games to see Adam Silver.

          • DCJ1

            Would Jones really bench Prescott, Elliott, Bryant, and Williams if they took a knee on Sunday?

          • Forrest Trump

            Not a chance. And now PFT has thrown off the gloves and are brawling the league and the WH directly on this topic.. I don’t know what PFT’s daily traffic is, but it is significant, and they obviously care about the clicks, too.

            Somebody, at least, is misreading the tea leaves on this one.

          • Yahmule

            Unbelievably, the Premeditated Pence Pout has backfired enough that they’re losing ground in the comment section in PFT as well.

          • PiperAR

            Please God Please.

          • PiperAR

            I’d love to see it. I’d love to see the stars take a knee. And if the league takes a hard line, I’d love to see the star players push back.

            I’m sure the Bud Light crowd expects the players to be good n***s and do as massa says. I wonder what happens if the stars on their team push back and it might cost some wins. Broncos aren’t making a playoff run without Von.

          • Forrest Trump

            I’m guessing, forced into a corner, lots of players are going to lash out.

            I doubt the NFL is dumb enough to invite that scenario upon themselves.

          • John

            I know a guy that wanted the N-words to do what masta says after the Donald Sterling fiasco (when the Clipper players criticized Sterling, this guy told me that they should shut up and play).

      • gobroncos

        How is the kneeling a proven disruption? What is the proof?

        Also, If I was in the NFL, and I’m a white dude, I’d be encouraging everyone to kneel. As a member of the union, and if the union wants more bargaining power at the next CBA, they’ve got to be willing to push back when the NFL flexes it’s muscles and tries to make the players do what they want that is against their will.

        • cjfarls

          It is disruptive because whiny white people that think they are victims don’t like it.

          • gobroncos

            I get that, but there has to be a burden of proof, doesn’t there? Have sales really declined? Can they prove that it was due to the kneeling? Has viewership/ratings really declined?

          • cjfarls

            When the Vice President is staging a walkout, and the POTUS is regularly tweeting about you… its understandably not attention the league wants.
            Is it hurting revenue?… who knows. The controversy probably is (as others are boycotting because CK is unemployed). But the PR circus both ways is disruptive. I don’t know how the NFL solves that, but they are certainly granted the right to try.

          • Yahmule

            Trump is publicly attacking black athletes – and trying to get Jemele Hill murdered – because sports is one of the places in this country where black people get truly equal opportunities.

          • Yeah if only there were some kind of pattern to the people he attacks compared to those he gives a pass to… Hmmm… coughPOCcoughwomencough

      • Andrew

        Well put. I enjoy watching the Broncos and talking football, but there’s so many good reasons not to support the NFL and this might just be the icing on the cake for me to stop caring. The president is going out of his way to fuck their business and the nfl’s owners and commissioner’s response appears to be to bend the knee…

        • BlackKnigh

          Football is sacrosanct in this country. Remember “The Longest Yard” when Burt Reynolds character had thrown a football game and the shit he got for doing that in prison? Even prisoners hold football in high esteem. If Trump screws with that too much – he may be in the private sector very quickly.

      • Jeremy

        You know what’s crazy to think about, how would this situation be different if Trump became an owner of the Bills in 2014

        • Alaskan

          Good God, maybe the whole world would be different if Trump had to focus on running the Bills, instead of ruining the country.

          • Jeremy

            That would certainly be the best possible consequence, but none of his other business dealings stopped him from being president, so not sure that one would either

  • Forrest Trump

    I’m having that moment when you realize your fantasy team is a dumpster fire, and the time you had to fix it has long since passed.

    I did draft that particular team under the influence of Demerol, but gosh I haven’t goatfucked a roster worse in at least a decade.

    Injuries haven’t helped.

    • cjfarls

      My season is probably over… I’m 1-4…. and just lost OBJ…. leaving me with DT, Martavias Bryant, and K.Wright/Lockett/A.Hurns as my WRs.

      I’m 5th of 10 in scoring, but my opponents have been on fire… average score in my league is just barely over 100pnts per week… my opponents have scored ~700 in 5 weeks (the next worst luck’d person being ~620)

      3 of my 4 losses came when my opponent had their high-score for the year… and in the 4th (this week), my opponent scored 145 points, despite not benching Julio Jones for his bye week (for their 2nd highest score of the year).

      The one week I won, I scored 155 points for the high-score of the week. I have yet to score below 90…. but I’m toast.

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        I’m having a similar year. Combined 4-11 in three leagues. 2nd in the league in scoring in one league where I’m 2-3. Another league I’ve lost two games by 0.4 and 0.5 points, and another where I was the second high scorer for the week but played the high scorer. 1-4 in that one, and not looking great.

        • Yahmule

          Who knew Sterling was Mike McCoy in real life? ;~)

      • Forrest Trump

        You’re just having bad luck. My team straight sucks balls. I don’t how I maintained my delusion for this long. 🙂

        • cjfarls

          Yep – I don’t even know what I’d do differently in the draft… I considered and passed on K.Hunt for J.Reed at #37 (just missed on Kelce who I was targeting at #35)… but that was done with good RBs like T.Montgomery and CJA still on the board… whom I grabbed with #44 and #57 (to pair with Howard whom I grabbed at 17).
          Just a crappy year.

          Suppose I could have gone A-Rod at 17, which would’ve made Hunt a priority in the 30s… but I got Rivers in the 60s (and guessed he’d be there), so value seemed better to go RB early (would’ve gone A-Rod over DT in the 20s if it was an option).

    • JMac

      0-5 – After placing in the top 3 for the past 10 years… The stars and scrubs league makes FF harder as well.

      • Forrest Trump

        Thank gosh my other two teams are pretty solid.

        I just never saw how bad this team was until today. Its like it revealed its self somehow. 🙂

    • Yahmule

      I’m on pace to make the first cut down ( week 9) in 3 of 5 Cutline leagues. David Johnson team and one other looking like toast. I think one of the five has a real shot at making the final 12 in week 16.

      • Yahmule

        Here’s the roster on my best team. Second FA period is Friday and I have all my FAAB left.

        Dak
        Mariota
        Siemian

        Gurley
        Fournette
        McCoy
        Kamara
        Duke Johnson
        Sims
        DHenderson

        Baldwin
        Landry
        Tate
        Snead
        Shepard
        Kupp
        CDavis
        Conley

        Rudolph
        Engram
        Everett

        Denver
        Detroit

        Lutz
        Gonzalez

        • Forrest Trump

          I know nothing about Cutline leagues. Do you have to cut in half?

          • Yahmule

            There are 1880 Cutline teams this year.

            Half the teams are cut after week nine. There are more cutdowns after week 12, 13, 14 and 15. In week 16, twelve teams compete for the championship and another 69 wind up in the consolation bracket.

            They have a brilliant method of preventing the champion from being the guy who gets hottest at the end. During each cutdown they add each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus their weekly playoff scoring average, plus their score from that week.

          • Forrest Trump

            I know better than to even try to compete at that level.

          • Yahmule

            Fantasy baseball is a major hobby of mine. I play fantasy football more for laughs. I finished five spots out of the final 12 back in 2014. I was a bug on the windshield in 2015 and last year I think I got axed in week 14.

          • Forrest Trump

            I’m just not rational enough about football to always make good decisions. I guess its good that I recognize that.

          • Yahmule

            All the favoritism (and likewise all aversion) was thoroughly beaten out of me years ago. I have to be careful not to over correct sometimes when it comes to players I personally like.

    • VonSwenson

      You did WHAT to a rooster?

  • Nick

    So much for the jokes of the Cardinals hoarding fantasy stars from years past.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/917806752703438848

  • Forrest Trump

    I’m thinking that at least in one sense, the bye week was perfectly timed. Ice T was starting to look more like Rattled T, and maybe the break will smooth him back out a little.

  • Royalwithcheese

    With so many rookie RBs having success, I wish they’d give Henderson a shot. He’s got some creativity that this team needs. C.J. and Booker are plodders.

    I still maintain they should try to trade Booker.

    • PiperAR

      The only possible way Booker should be traded is for a serviceable RT and that’s not happening. D line and RB the positions where depth is most critical. I hold my breath every time Charles carries the ball, and CJ hasn’t had a full healthy season. No matter how good Henderson might be, getting into a situation where it’s one guy and no one else is just terrible. See the 2013 season when KnoMo got a quarter season’s workload in two playoff games and then dropped dead.

      • Royalwithcheese

        How about for a guard? They have that RB on the practice squad who’s supposed to be pretty good for depth.

        • PiperAR

          I have a hard time seeing Booker traded for a guard that’s better than Barbre. I fail to understand what the coaching staff sees in Garcia that keeps him on the field. Even if Garcia is a better run blocker, whatever that means, I think the steadiness of Barbre would be an improvement. I’d rather have Leary at LG and Schofield at RG but that ship has sailed.

      • Running backs are like starting pitchers in baseball. You can never have enough depth. Injuries will DEFINITELY happen, alas. You can’t just go trade from a temporary strength and expect to still have depth there all season.

        Unless you have a washed up veteran like Adrian Peterson and then you probably should trade him. 😉

        • Royalwithcheese

          I don’t really see it as temporary. They have four backs on the roster, plus another on the PS. Ridley is available as well.

    • RyanHennigan

      It is a fallacy to believe the success of others in a RB class correlates to to the success of one particular RB. I like what I have seen from the CJ and JC combo. I would like to see Henderson take the 5 to 7 carries a game that might otherwise go to Booker though. Get the kid in the game and see if he does anything.

      • Royalwithcheese

        Not suggesting he would do well because other rookies have, just that I’d like to see him get a shot.

  • Nick
  • RSH

    You have to love Isaiah McKenzie’s confidence and the lofty expectations that he has set for himself.

    https://twitter.com/CSGazetteSports/status/917600437372628994

    “I was watching on a plane when the Chiefs game was on (Sunday night). And when Tyreek took that one back, I was like, ‘Nah, this can’t be happening,’” McKenzie told me at his locker inside the Broncos’ Dove Valley headquarters on Monday. “Then I had a thought of my own, ‘Why not me?’

    “It’s the second quarter of the season now. The first quarter was all right for me. But these next four games — the second quarter — I’m taking it by storm.”

    There’s a storm brewin’, all right. He wears a No. 84 jersey and counts a Kansas City Chief as his personal motivation. . . .

    “Tyreek Hill was a Pro Bowler last year for special teams. I feel like I can do the same thing this year, if not even more,” said McKenzie, a rookie whose 11-yards-per-return average ranks fifth in the NFL. “I feel like I’ve got to beat him out. He’s my competition for the Pro Bowl. I’ve got to keep chasing him until I get it.”

    “I’m planning on getting two this week. He got one, I’m getting two,” McKenzie said. “I want to be first in touchdowns, first in yardage, first in everything.”

    • Yahmule

      Like another 84 we had, Isiaiah is well versed in a plethora of subjects.

    • PiperAR

      Tyreek Hill sets high standards as a football player but sets a low bar as a human being.

    • gobroncos

      I hope he does take two to the house, but what I don’t want is for him to take unnecessary risks to try and get those. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he’s fielded some punts in some dangerous situations and gotten away with it. He’s been lucky. Skill has a lot to do with luck though, so hopefully can continue that trend.

  • Yahmule

    Tom Brady has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Gonna be fun watching you get old overnight Mr Gonna Play Five More Years.

    • Forrest Trump

      He was reminding me a lot of Trevor Siemian, circa 2016. I couldn’t put my finger on it…

      • Yahmule
        • RSH

          Except in annual Turkey Bowl games!

        • Forrest Trump

          Yeah. That was just my clunky attempt to make the always popular Brady-Siemian comparison, which while not always that far off (Siemian is better at this age), seems to really annoy the living bejesus out of some Broncos fans.

          • Yahmule

            I thought you were going for the bum left shoulder angle. :~)

          • Forrest Trump

            Yeah, the shoulder gave me my in. I hoped.

    • PiperAR

      Hey hey hey goodbye.
      Nah nah nah nah

    • RyanHennigan

      That injury hurts like hell but if he gets his weekly Toradol then he will be just fine.

      • gobroncos

        Certainly don’t want anyone else landing on him.

      • Yahmule

        I’m just hoping it’s the beginning of a rapid physical disintegration.

        Not the nicest thing you could say about a person, I readily admit.

    • Especially with that offensive line the way it is playing. From what I keep reading from notable Patriots fan Aaron Schatz, the Pats O-line is NOT looking good and Nate Solder is already in decline.

      • Royalwithcheese

        But I thought their o line coach could cure cancer if he just focused on that instead of football!

      • People expecting a rapid Tom Brady decline are likely to be disappointed. In 17 seasons, Brady has only missed games for injury in one year (2008). He’s as durable as they come and this isn’t the first time he’s been behind a crappy O-line. Yeah, he’s 40 years old now, but I’m not betting against him.

        • OnionKnight

          The difference here is that a 40 year old body, is still a 40 year old body. It may perform higher because of his maintenance but age takes its toll no matter what you do. Its all just a delaying tactic and he’s getting hammered. Injuries don’t heal as fast and linger a little longer.

          • I get that, but the guy has started every game in 16 of 17 seasons, and expecting him to fall off a cliff because he’s circled the sun an arbitrary number of times seems silly. Maybe it happens, but I’m not putting my money down on it.

          • gobroncos

            Arbitrary? Age IS a thing, you know.

            I hope he falls off a cliff too!

            I also hope his play declines due to age.

        • Snatch Mouth

          Did you get that jersey ordered up!?

        • FarAwayBroncoFan

          “You know what that sound is, Mr. Anderson? It’s the sound of inevitability.”

    • Snatch Mouth

      Cant wait until he has to go will it out like Manning did. That was gutsy and he beat Brady when it counted the last couple yrs

  • RSH
    • Yahmule

      It’s true. I mean, any team can come out flat on a given week, but we’ve got a weak and wounded opponent and there’s no reason not to wreck them in all phases.

  • RSH
    • From a personal standpoint, I’m more excited about Joe Glenn being named to the Colorado Sports HOF. He coached at my alma mater, University of Northern Colorado, and I loved the enthusiasm he brought. I got to interview him several times for the college newspaper. He also made it a point to come out during the pregame tailgate party that the alumni association put on to meet with fans and talk to them.

      A few years later, after I had graduated, I got the chance to go to a UNC game and one of the players on the team was from Raton, N.M., where I was working at the time. While there, I was allowed to go onto the field and meet that player, plus I spoke to Joe Glenn, who remembered me and was really interested to know what I was up to at that point.

      For him to go into the CO HOF alongside Peyton Manning is pretty cool.

      • BlackKnigh

        I believe Joe Glenn coached at the University of Montana for a couple of seasons before heading to UNC. Good coach. I was sorry to see him leave. I think he took the Griz to the National title game if I remember correctly in their division.
        Well deserves the honor of being named to Colorado Sports HOF.

  • Andrew

    I’m seeing some chatter on twitter about whether Del Rio should be on the hot seat… You’d think breaking that playoff drought of over a decade would give the dude a little good will from the fans, but I guess it’s all about the hot takes these days.

    • Nick

      There are always Chicken Little fans for every team that want to fire and cut everyone after a loss, especially after three straight losses.

    • RyanHennigan

      How dare he not have a plan to win it all without a QB.

    • Jeremy

      Sorta like how I thought Kubiak winning a Super Bowl would give him a little good will, but fans here starting making the same calls 9 months after we raised the Lombardi

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        It got him a little…

  • gnasses

    Since my wife is a Teamsters steward, I suspected the union community might have a little something to say about all this.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/local-labor-union-files-complaint-232800511.html