Tuesday, May 11, 2010 6:11 PM
Ian Surkalo wrote:
Good article! What an outlook on the new draftee! Toug to argue with the point you make and I have to say I will be sad to see the inmobil old duck slinger! His biggest faul was he would drop with the sofest push from anyone and wouldn't ever stand a chance of letting his legs make something happen. That being said, I encourage the youngsters and their ability to shake and bake! Both inexperienced granted, they still have youth and ignorance in their favor. A double edged sword but this "rebuilding"(recent development!) season, It will have it's benefits! Reply to this
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:59 PM
As Jeremy mentioned, Fossil Trace is decidedly one of the finest public courses in Colorado. Fossil trace, is not only a local gem, but also is recognized nationally as one of the “Best Places to Play” as acknowledged by Golf Digest 08/09. A challenging design by Jim Engh, still leaves the inexperienced golfer with options and imagination while offering plenty of scoring chances for the more seasoned player.
Enriched with beautiful landscapes and subtleties only found at the most expensive Country Clubs, Fossil Trace is undoubtedly a fabulous value. Avid golfers have little difficulty paying over $100 per round of golf at well established courses all over the state. At under $65 for 18 holes, I know no golfer that would balk at those modest fees. For those who wish to ride, $17 should be considered a discount rate for the local flora and prehistoric history you will encounter along your journey. A round at Fossil Trace is literally a trip back in time!
Along with the outstanding amenities, immaculately cared for course-the staff is unquestionably outstanding! Offered by head PGA Professional Jim Hajek and fellow professionals are several options for those of you looking to improve your swing. Fossil Trace not only offers Private and Semi-Private golf lessons, but new this season is the Player Performance Program. This is a comprehensive ½ hour a week lesson for 20 weeks, and with limited availability in this program spots are going to go quick. If you are serious about improving your golf game don’t miss out on this beneficial opportunity.
After playing Fossil Trace for my third time I am beginning to better appreciate the not-so innocuously placed bunkers, blue lakes and the most unlikely…a flat putt. Fossil Trace not only challenges you to harness all control while putting, it offers the rare occasion of making you hit every club in your bag. No Par 5 Driver-Wedge for the big hitters, more like Driver- 3 Wood-9 Iron! While presenting wonderful shot making opportunities and unique hole setups, those features alone separate Fossil Trace from any other public course in Colorado.
Denver Sports Blog Golf Course of the Week Associate Reply to this
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 1:24 PM
Fossil Trace is one of the best courses in the State. The scenery and the quality of the course are almost unbeatable. Kudos to the grounds crew because the place is impeccable. Reply to this
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:51 AM
John Denver wrote:
From what I've read, the Broncos got steals in Decker and Cox. Tebow gets all the attention, but he may be the last out of this group to get on the field... Good draft for the Broncos, nice review also. Reply to this
Friday, April 23, 2010 10:32 AM
Julia Le Golvan wrote:
It's hard to remember how young Carmelo is with his level of success and fame. I'm excited to hear that he is taking steps in the right direction to be a positive role model for all who look up to him and are so proud to have him in Denver! Reply to this
Monday, April 19, 2010 1:48 PM
That was the best pitching performance I have ever witnessed watching live (I watched the whole game on TV, so technically not live but you know what I mean). I thought it was amazing that he was still throwing 97 and 98 miles per hour in the 9th inning. What was even more amazing was that in the 9th he put down the heart of Atlanta's order including future hall of famer Chipper Jones. It was a great day for Colorado, and the Rockies franchise. Reply to this
Monday, April 19, 2010 2:43 PM
Rockies Man wrote:
That game was really fun to watch! Ubaldo is making a name for himself and is definetely of the best pitchers. I hope the Rockies can afford to keep him. Does anyone know what his contract is like? How long do the Rockies have him for? Reply to this
Monday, April 12, 2010 9:58 PM
What about the Redskins? I am sure Shannahan would love to have B Marsh playing for him again. Plus Dan Snyder is famous for trading away picks to get guys, and you know he would be willing to pay him a hefty sum. I don't know though they do have a lot of expensive players on the payroll already Mcnabb and Haynesworth. If I was the Giants I would consider Marshall also, but I guess you have to worry about how crazy he would be off the field in the big Apple. Jacksonville desperately needs a big name reciever also. I guess time will tell. Reply to this
Friday, April 09, 2010 11:05 AM
I love the talent that the team has but won't get my hopes up too high. Too many times the Rox have underachieved and started the season on the wrong foot. A good start this season will be critical to any success they will have. Reply to this
Monday, April 05, 2010 1:23 PM
Nevada Drug Rehab centers wrote:
His story is indeed amazing! I am sure he had some really hard times trying to get better but now he is back on track and i think that's all that matters. There are plenty addicts out there who need to hear this story, i have seen too many people giving up without fighting, loosing their hopes and saying the drug is too strong for them to combat... The fact that someone succeeded fighting addiction might determine others to continue their treatment and get cured. Reply to this
Saturday, September 26, 2009 3:21 AM
I am still waiting to see how the Broncos will do when they are tested against an elite team. However I will say that against the Browns the Broncos did not fall into the trap that many good teams sometimes fall into of playing down to your level of competition. The Broncos came out and did exactly what they needed to do dominate the Browns, and give their fans a victory in the home opener. I hope they keep chugging along and winning games. Reply to this
Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:20 PM
Great start for the Broncos! The defense looks great so far. I think Moreno will get more carries this week than Buckhalter. I also think the Raiders are better than most people think. Come on 3-0! Reply to this
Saturday, September 05, 2009 4:44 AM
Hey guys I was looking at an article on NFL.com about 5 franchises that have a lot to worry about even though it is only preseason. Of course the Broncos made the list suprise suprise. Here is what one fan posted on the issue. It was so good I had to through it out there for you guys. "Well I think that there are some very good points in this article! As a Bronco fan I would like to personally say that if the fans here had their way Mr. McDaniels would be riden out of town on a rail, with all the New England dump-offs he brought with him. I mean the first hire he made as coach was his brother as assistant offensive coordinator, really from some Michigan high school team to assistant offensive coordinator. No wonder Cutler flew out of this town first you fire Cutlers QB coach and Mentor who is now at USC by the way. and hire your brother, nice class Mr. McDaniels. Owner Pat Bowlen is just as bad, its more than obvious that he is preparing for no salary cap next year. Last season he lets J. Elam go because Elam wanted a multiyear deal, Then he fires Coach Mike and hires McDaniels for half as much money, and now wont resign Marshall to a contract he deserves. BIG TROUBLE IN DENVER!!! Look Out." Reply to this
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:58 AM
5-8 wins sounds about right, I think they will end up 7 and 9. Orton is not Brady, he sucks! That is putting it nice. We need to start Chris Simms. I hope Marshall is benched the whole season, he has no trade value already, so bench him this year then release him in the off season. Then no one will sign him for very much next year. Maybe he will learn his lesson, he is a baby and needs to learn that it is not all about him. If Coach does that, I will be ok with an below average season as long as we improve next year. Reply to this
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 8:14 AM
Donkey Punch wrote:
Ok points about Marshall but I don't think that's likely or even possible. McDaniels wants him out and is not planning to use him this season. If little Joshy doesn't open up the offense I'm going to cheer for the Raiders this season...at least they'll try to throw it deep! Reply to this
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:18 PM
Jeremy, this is a well written quip. I like what you've got here. As for the Rockies, I think that Street is their most valuable acquistion from the Holliday trade. As long as I can remember, the Rockies have only ever been as good as their pitching staff. If Street and others continue to perform at the levels they have, then the Rock dogs will have a real chance at playoff success. My only concern is facing Matt Holliday's Cardinals at some point. I hope the Rockies make it that far. Reply to this
Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:09 PM
Well the Rockies will get their second look at Holliday this season (1st when he was on the A's). The series this weekend could be a preview of what's to come in the playoffs. Actually, the series this weekend with the Cardinals could decide if the Rockies even make it to the playoffs... Reply to this
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:11 AM
I think Moreno is going to want even more than $23.6 million. I don't think he will sign for anything less than $25 million. I think he is going to try and use the fact that he is the first running back drafted as leverage. Hopefully he won't hold out too much longer as the longer he holds out the less chance he has of getting significant playing time. Reply to this
Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:40 PM
Nuggies are big time now my friends! Just wait for the next couple of playoff runs...great experience for a young team. Good point-in-training and solid team around that...perverbal 8-ball says, BUY, BUY, BUY! Go Nuggies and get whats yours Melo! Reply to this
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:41 PM
Defense is the number one priority going into this season. A lack luster defensive effort last year looms over the organization as the 2009 season opens. I think it is very important for Ayers to be an impact player immediately. It is a lot to ask of a first year player, but without picking up strong free agents in the off season leaves us only with hope that the fresh meat will produce. As far as moreno goes, I don't think that he will even start this year. He should get quite a few downs, but the Broncos have picked up quite a few promen back field producers that are more likely to make the starting lineup. Go Broncos! Reply to this
Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:49 PM
The Rockies have a good amount of talent at the big league level as well as in the minors. If ever the Monforts were going to make a push to put the Rockies over the top and make a move to establish us a legitimate contender year in and year out, Halladay is that move. They have the prospects and depth to make the deal that Toronto is looking for. The Rockies have not been mentioned as possible suitors but they have the ammo, plus Halladay said he wouldn't mind pitching in the NL. Add to that he is a hometown guy who played at Arvada West and you gotta think he would waive the no trade clause to come home. The Monforts would be wise to take a page from the Nuggets and go after a hometown hero. He would immediately start bringing in ticket sales that would alleviate his salary costs. He would make the rest of the starting rotation stronger and would allow the Rockies more options to move guys to the bullpen. Next year Francis and Buckholtz will be back and the Rox would have more options with Hammel and De La Rosa. If ever there was a time for the Monforts to make a blockbuster trade and unpucker their incredibly tight asses, this is the right guy to go after. But, what can I say, I guess this is one pipe dream I don't want to let go of. Reply to this
Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:24 PM
I think is an awesome move for the Nuggets. Finally they did something in the draft. How long has it been? I don't remember our last impact player that we have drafted. You could say Kleiza I guess. He will be a good back up for two or three years, then maybe we can transition him to a starter when Chauncy retires. He deffinitly has someone really good to mentor him. Now all we need to do is sign Birdman and get rid of Hunter and his big contract that he is due to get next year!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 4:54 PM
Well I was hoping that Jorge of the Rose would come out strong and give us a chance to win our 12th straight. Unfortunately he didn't show up and is now 0-5 at Coors Field this year, Ouch! Find some way to trade for Roy Oswalt, even if it is renting him for this year and next. Reply to this
Monday, June 15, 2009 10:14 PM
Well that three games is down to one, being the Tampa Bay Rays. The game is here at Coors Field and has Jorge De La Rosa matching up against Jeff Niemann in the Rockies 3rd Interleague series of the year. Tampa is 3rd in the AL East and riding a 5 game win streak, but they are running into a much hotter squad in the Rox. I think the Rockies will break the record and allow De La Rosa to get his 1st win at home this year. Confidence and swagger is a huge thing in baseball, and the 09 Rox seem to be building it right now. The guys still here from 07 know how it helps, and it is great to see this early in the season. Reply to this
Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:50 PM
This guy was hired to replace a legend, and he has yet to coach a single game, but dismantled the core of the franchise in the process. I dont need to re-anylize the draft to inform you readers. He f**ked it up. Same with Jay Cutler, he f**ked it up. Next season, he'll f**k it up. To Mr. Pat Bowlen, who I have respected for many years. You have ripped the soul out of me, the team you own, and the fans that have been around the whole time Mike Shanahan was the winningest coach in the league over the last 13 years. Jay Cutler may not have been John Elway, but Kyle Orton is not better than Ryan Leaf. What the hell triggered the implosion of your franchise, Pat? Bad day? Thanks, thanks a lot. Now we wont even beat the raiders. Reply to this
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 1:35 AM
I would not have a problem with the Broncos trying to negotiate a new contract with Marshall, but it would have to have a very small amount of guaranteed money. The Broncos have no reason to guarantee Marshall a high amount of money until as Don Corleone said in the Godfather "You can act like a man." If Marshall were not real good at football he would more than likely already be in jail. I think the league and Broncos fan in particular are getting sick of his off the field incidents. He needs to bear down and focus on football, and come clean about what he has done wrong in the past. All young men make mistakes, but good men learn from them and do not keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Marshall would be wise to learn from his mistakes so he does not end up like former Bronco Maurice Clarett. Reply to this
Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:53 PM
B-Marsh is talented no doubt. The plays he makes on the field make me forget that he's a head case. However once the off season arrives he usually does something stupid. Great talent but high risk. The Broncos should think long and hard before they sign him to a big money contract. Reply to this
Monday, June 01, 2009 2:11 PM
I have a new found hatred for the Lakers and their fans. I just got back from Vegas where Laker fans run rampant and with out class. It was a great season for the Nuggets overall, and I hope the bitter taste from game 6 gives us some extra motivation next year. The Nuggets can continue to get better and build chemistry, next year should be exciting. Reply to this
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:13 PM
Well Phil the savant got his wish....some homer ass refs! I couldn't tell why the fouls weren't being called, but that 4th quarter was the most awful display of refing I have seen. I don't care if it was playoff ball, it was a terribly called game. I will say the Nuggies got a little over zealous trying to take the ball to the rack, but why couldn't a foul be called. I even saw a few monster hacks committed by the Nugs, and those didn't even get called. I hate Kobe Bryant, think he is one hell of a basketball player, but what a whinny asshole. Since when is a player allowed to have casual banter with a ref during a foul shot? Also, I can't take the ESPN love affair with the Lakers, Kobe and Lebron. I think they should be embarrassed with there outlandish commentary and frequent favoritism. It's horribly amateur and leave us fans in Denver sickened.
Does anybody share my opinion that the refs had by far their worse quarter all playoff?. Might just of been the worst effort I have ever seen. It makes me think that it is possible that Mr. Stern would do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, to get at least one of his leading luminaries into the finals.
By no means did the Nuggets play great in any quarter, but they played well enough againist what I think was everything LA had to offer, to win the game. Crazy when they drive to the basket in one game get the calls, but next game it's a complete different story. Some sort of balanced refing is in order if you ask me. I hope the refs get it right and I'm not asking for a home court discount, but a solid performance from the zebras.
Jflem, the overtype is back...fix it, it sucks to lose your shiz! Reply to this
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:30 PM
Fred Pinion wrote:
Poor officals been there, wouldn't think it would happen in such a league with so much at stake. Have not watched the games so can't directly comment but this is high stakes and your comment about the NBA or others guiding or steering a winner thought I have watched the same happen in many games. A lot at stake and a lot to make. Reply to this
Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:08 AM
I think the Rockies pitching is starting to pitch suprisingly well but the hitters aren't producing any run support for a win. I agree with you. Hurdle does not deserve his job. Bring back Baylor! If Obama were president, everything would be different. Wait, he is and its still the same! Reply to this
Monday, April 27, 2009 4:49 PM
Donkey Punch wrote:
What do you have against Al Davis? I mean besides the fact he's senile and only drafts guys that run 4.3 40s. I think Al Davis would beat McDaniels in a fist fight. Reply to this
Knowshon Moreno is a stud and will be a game changer. He runs hard, makes guys miss and is not afraid to take on big players. He's an excellent pass blocker and has great hands. He's not what we needed, but his grade in my opinion is an A.
Robert Ayers was a top recruit as a LB and moved to DT and DE in his career at Tennessee. Because he was constantly moving, he went under the national radar. I think he will be a key to allowing the Broncos to transition to a 3-4 this season. My grade: B+.
Alphonso Smith is a playmaker and can take some of the special teams duties from Eddie Royal. We needed a good nickel corner, and he will fill that need. My grade: B Reply to this
Monday, April 27, 2009 2:06 PM
On Robert Ayers, maybe I should give the guy a chance, but he had no production at Tennessee. I don't care if he switched from DE to OLB and back, he is too small to play the 5 technique is not athletic enough to drop in pass coverage. With that in mind, he is a runstopping OLB who has no special pass rush skills. I looked him up on Youtube and his 8 career sacks come when he is unblocked. This is just not the makeup of an impact player in the NFL.
On Alphonso Smith, he may be able to contribute right away and was productive in College. He may be a great player, but we gave up too much to get him. That combined with the fact that other corners with equal talent went later on and we passed on Ron Brace. I graded the desicion to mortgage away future picks for a 5'9" corner when other much needed talent was available.
Our starting front seven is as follows, Darrell Reid, Ronald Fields,Kenny Peterson comprising the line, and Elvis Dumervile, Boss Bailey, Andra Davis and DJ Williams making up the linebackers. I don't know where Ayers fits in other than moving DJ to middle and playing SOLB. It is hard to imagine the inexperience of this group to be able to be effective in a system that requires discipline. There aren't many guys who actually saw the field in a 3-4 aside from Davis and Fields and in my opinion, none of these guys are studs, aside from DJ who, for the most part, has been a disappointment.
However, my low grades were intended to get some reaction and I'm glad that Bronco fans can have optimism about this draft. I feel Moreno is an A caliber talent and will contribute as a playmaker right away as the Rookie of the Year. I just feel we should have taken Orakpo and hoped Moreno would be there at 18 or traded up with one of the 3rd rounders we wasted on drafting a blocking tight who would have been available in round 3. Reply to this
Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:19 PM
There are some things that you might need to clear up for me. You said the grade of a C is only due to Moreno's talent. I think if you were just grading on talent you would have given that pick an A, he is one bad ass running back. I think this is a good pick and maybe people in Denver should at least give McDaniels a chance. Maybe we should see a game before we judge his talent as a coach. I know, what everyone is say, "Why get rid of a star QB, for nothing in return", "why draft a running back in the first round", "Why trade up, and get a corner for a first round draft pick", "why draft an unproven tight end, who has caught a total of 12 passes"? In the past it usually has taken two to three years to judge the talent level of a draft. How can we grade a draft before we have even seen them in a mini-camp? I know what everyone will say to that, we didn't draft defense; we should have drafted defense! Maybe we should let McDaniels coach ON THE FIELD first, then make judgments after that. So, to all you nay sayers, wait two years then say he needs for be fired. I will even take one game.
Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:51 PM
Wow, we were way off on Rashad Jennings. He lasted until late in the 7th and my guy Antone Smith went undrafted. So did Kory Sperry, Ian Johnson and some other quality players. It will happen that way from time to time, aka Rod Smith. Reply to this
Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:40 AM
I am watching the draft here in Iraq on Armed Forces Network. Man was I disappointed the Broncos took Moreno. He was not even the best running back available. I mean come on Moreno is a guy who is only going to be a 10-15 touches a game back in this NFL playing for a coach who runs a running back by committee offense you have got to be kidding me. If I take a running back at #12 I want a stud who can carry the ball at least 20 to 25 times a game. This pick was absolutely ridiculous given the Broncos 28th ranked defense last year. Then picking up Robert Ayers at 18 over Rey Managuala yet another bad pick. The Broncos need a guy who is tough and brings that killer instinct to their new 3-4 defense. The Broncos especially need help in the middle of the defense, which neither of these guys bring. I think Ayers is a guy that is not going to be a good fit for the 3-4 D also. He is to slow to play linebacker (4.9 40), and not strong enough to play end (18 reps 225). The Broncos basically took a huge risk on a developmental player. It would be one thing if Ayers was being coached by a great defensive minded head coach like Bellicheck, Singletary, or Rex Ryan but he is being coached by McDaniels an offensive guy. Yeah they got Mike Nolan as D coordinator, but let me tell you that as a Ravens fan I know this guy is overrated as a d coordinator. I mean come on he inherited a defense from Marvin Lewis that had Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on it as the field generals/coaches on the field of the defense. A defense that already had a great winning tradition with loads of talent on it. His defense in San Fran sucked until Singletary got there. Overall I think this will go down as a horrible draft for the Broncos, as they did very little to add to defensive talent in the 1st round. Mark my words Ayers will go down as another defensive prospect like Jarvis Moss and Tim Crowder who was drafted way higher than they should have been. Moreno will contribute some, but not like you would expect from a #12 pick. This draft will lead fans to question even more why Bowlen got rid of Shanahan and Jay Cutler.I am just waiting to see how the smallish and slow second round pick (5'9" 193lbs) (4.51 40) gets dominated by Vincent Jackson (6'5" 240lbs), Antonio Gates (6'4" 260lbs) and burned by Darius Heyward Bey (4.3 40). In fact who does NFL.com compare Alphonso Smith to none other than Dre Bly. Dre Bly got picked on as a starter by these guys what makes you think Smith will be any different. The Broncos traded up to get a guy who is going to be a #3 corner in the NFL, and they gave away a first round pick next year to do it. A pick that very well could be a top 15 pick next year depending on how the Broncos finish next year. Plus the Broncos passed on Rey Managuala again. I guess maybe he has to much attitude for McDaniels to handle kind of like Cutler. All in all I am looking forward to another year of watching the Broncos opponents run all over the defense. Reply to this
Sunday, April 05, 2009 10:24 PM
In regards to your question of whether Allen Iverson is done, in at least one sense, yes. He is obviously still extremely talented and will continue to play basketball for a few years. He led the 76ers to the championship when he was younger, but he ran into the Shaq-Kobe dynasty. Then he came to Denver, for whatever reason (DEFENSE?) he didn't work out here as Melo's Co-Star. He is no longer capable of being THE GUY, the main star, that carries a team. In that sense, A.I. is done. He still has every chance to join the right team and be a piece to the puzzle, but he is now a complimentary player. If he wants to be The Answer, he may have to be the role player that gets a team over the top. Reply to this
Sunday, April 05, 2009 10:57 AM
Remember how McHoddie said he could fit anyone into his system? Enter Boilermaker supreme, neck beard extraordinare, pseudo rocket arm....Kyle Orton. Here is my bold prediction...K-Ort, thats what we call him the prosperous streets Chicago, will trow for 3,900 yds, 22 TDs, equal his career with 3 more rushing TDs, 11 picks, and will be sacked a record 78 times! I like him but his wheels leave something to be desired. I see him having 7+ 300yd 2-3 TD games this year. If our new and improved D can keep us in the game...give K-Ort a shot! If he can manage the games the way he did in Chicago, he will give Denver a damn good chance to win more than four games. Just looking at the numbers as starters for their respective teams....Cutler 17-19, Orton- wait , wait a second...here it is 20-12! If you are a number fan these have to be compelling.
Sims is OK but he's a southpaw. If B Marsh couldn't catch those rockets fired out of the cannon of our former franchise QB, what in the hell is he gonna do if the ball is spinning the opposite direction...Back to square one....not completely, give sasquatch face his chance. Reply to this
Thursday, April 02, 2009 6:16 PM
On the bright side, we now finally have a beard that can properly fill the void in my heart, left by the absence of Jake Plummer's beard. Oh Jake the Snake your beard has forsaken us until now. Rejoice, rejoice a new beard is born. Reply to this
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 12:32 PM
Being an avid State fan, I have had the enjoyment of watching both players the past few seasons. Kory Sperry has been a great player for the Rams, while Gartrell has been a very productive role player. That said Gartrell lacks top end speed, which seriously hurts his chances of getting drafted. Sperry on the other hand, has NFL level athleticism. Though he is a little undersized, Sperry still has a build that can add muscle. I think Sperry will get a look late on Day 2, but this years TE class is a good one. Sperry fits in a an H-back in the NFL, in the mold of Chris Cooley. Using motion, and allowing him to line up in the backfield will be important due to his smaller size. Maybe Kubiac will bring Sperry to Houston, since he seems to have an affinity for CSU guys, because his kid went there. Reply to this
Pat "Jays our Man" Bowlen... I hope you’re happy. The Teams Yours! You Run the Show!
I can’t decide who I hate more pat Bowlen or baby Hewy (Cutler). In all honesty it’s hard to be mad at JMac, I mean he screwed up, but he was put in a position to do so. I think his assessment of Jay Cutler may have been off but there could have been character flaws with Hewy that raised a red flag for JMac. He wanted Cassel... we get it! It didn’t happen and Hewy got pissed. Here is the real story....Pat "Dumb-Ass" Bowlen thought he could hire a head coach before a general manager...hmmmmmm...ahhh No. I don't care how in love you are with the guy, he has never been a head coach let alone a GM or a PR guy for that matter! You hire a GM and low and behold you insert accountability for the personnel on your football team....I guarantee that a GM could of put the Kibosh on JMacs brain fart. It seems as though everything was done "ass backwards" when Shanny got fired. Shanny may have had too much power but he was liked by the media and his players for the most part. He gave these young Bronco all-stars a lot of leash. I can remember a time that Shanny didn’t put up with bad character...remember Darrel Gardner....boop...GONE! The Broncos best hope is to A. trade for a QB and draft picks or trade for some D lineman and draft picks with the option to sign a free agent veteran to play a stop gap role for 2 maybe three years. Who is out there? Well, not much...I would be willing to give Garcia a look. Some think Leftwich might suffice. Bottom line is that the Broncos have really turned back the clock on competing for Super Bowls with this blunder. Denver fans, I hate to say it but be prepared for a few 4-12 seasons.....its going to be dark for a while.
(side note: Its time for JMac to start doing radio shows, TV shows what ever, explain to the city what you were thinking, and what can we expect other than 4-12!!!!) Reply to this
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:26 PM
I'm glad I don't work in the public relations department for the Broncos...can you say nightmare. The worst part is that the Broncos make no public statements, never update the website and really do take for granted the great fans they have.
Great point about hiring a coach before addressing the general manager. This sounds a little like Al Davis!? Bowlen is obviously a smart man, but I think he's been staring at Bill Belichek's cutoff sweetshirts a little too lovingly. WAKE UP PAT, we're in DENVER, you own the BRONCOS.
Make your team a little more fan friendly and take some "Ownership" in your product. Reply to this
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:01 PM
Ok! It all started with Pat Bowlen, When Shanahan got fired everyone thought the Broncos should hire a defensive coach. RIGHT? The Broncos had a pretty well rounded offense in place, but a ridiculously horrible defense. We already had a young offensive coordinator who had been working with the team for a year. But then Bowlen goes out and hires a offensive coach. WHY? It makes no sense, if they hired Spagnuolo I promise there are no problems right now, at least with Cutler. Now that Bowlen screwed it all up, and can't fix the situation they are forced to trade Cutler. Here is what I think they should do. First stay away from Brady Quinn, he is no good the Broncos will regret getting him. Think about this, how about Peppers and the Panthers 1st round pick for Culter and the Broncos 3rd round pick. Peppers wants out of Carolina and Delhome is always injured. Then the Broncos draft Sanchez let him sit for a year and they go 500 this year while Simms shows us how bad he really is. Then we could draft Ray Mauliuga (how ever it is spelled) and get our defense to start looking decent. Oh ya, CIA I seem to remember some pretty bad trades that you use to offer in Fantasy football yourself, not much room to talk! Reply to this
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:45 PM
Thanks for the insight Mr. Keady! This time of year really brings hope of a playoff contending Rockies squad. But, for too long we have been plagued by pitching that can't protect a lead, even a big lead! Will this year bring us different results? Fat chance. Upper management seems to expect a different result, while running the organization the same way. Usually when someone burns their hand on the stove, they don't keep putting it on there. That seems foreign to the Rockies organization, and in particular the GM. So, for all the excitement that spring training brings, expectations for the rocks remains near the bottom of the NL west.
The bright spot for me this spring is knowing that a pale Irishman is getting an early start on a sunburn, while watching America's pass time. Keep up the good work! Reply to this
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:10 PM
big daddy wrote:
I’m not sure if I could personally forgive him, I think he has to prove he’s worthy. Do I think the NFL will reinstate him? Yes they will reinstate him.....HE IS REVANUE FOR THE NFL $$$$$$$. I think the majority of football fans can move on just for the simple fact that Vick brings way to much excitement to the league. I’m not sure I feel that way, but I am not the majority. There are plenty of people out there who think he’s the greatest. With that said this does not excuse him from his past troubles with the law. Vick has a lot to prove yet....he has to prove that he is a changed person. People love to watch a good train wreck...and Vick is definitely a train wreck. You can’t tell me that if the NFL reinstates Vick that no one will watch. Maybe his incarceration has helped him develop as a man and human being. He may get out with loads more maturity and respect for life, then again maybe not. This may motivate him to prove he belongs in the NFL. As for who he ends up with…..well it’s too hard to say. One thing is for sure he won’t get looked at until Goodell gives him the ok to play again. I don’t think there is a NFL team out there who wants to claim Vick publicly until Gooodell reinstates him. I think before he attempts to get reinstated he needs to reach out to PETA and other charitable institutions before he even speaks of the NFL, that may be his only way back in.....We shall find out in a few months! Reply to this
Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:28 PM
Brandon(not allowed in Lodos) Wheeler wrote:
In a city that lives and breathes football like Denver does its important to entertain the media as well as the fan base. J Mac has caused a bigger stir in his short time here than the announcement of MJ's farewell tour. I understand wanting guys that will buy into your system and i understand wanting to keep the mouths of your assistants from excreting minutia detrimental to the team, but there is a thin line. If McDaniels continues to keep everything from the fans and the media there may be a riot. My concern is that he will make descisions without thinking about how it could possibly affect the city, and i know he shouldnt be concerned with the public, but I think that if he keeps us in the back of his mind he will make better decisions. Basically i will leave our new leader with some famous words
"Secrets, Secrets are no fun. Secrets, Secrets hurt someone."
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 3:39 PM
This historic account between one; Jay ‘I AM a big boy mommy’ Cutler, and one; Josh ‘The Arrogant Prick’ McDaniels, appears to be coming to an embarrassing, slightly cumbersome ending. McDaniels, is as transparent as this window I stare out of longingly. Coach and his background, aren’t going to be well received here in a football city, where his predecessor was openly active with all forms of the Denver media. This distinct opportunity we had to see inside the world of our Denver Broncos, (mark my words) will be undoubtedly ripped from our viewing and/or listening pleasure by one fore mentioned McHoodie. The culture he comes from is a reclusive, isolated world, where information is seemingly withheld from media, fans and most recently…players. It is going to be an interesting year and those dammed youngsters have a lot to learn is the bottom line. This ongoing saga is turning the Broncos into epitome of dysfunctional, and that isn’t the way we roll! Reply to this
Jay's not going anywhere...he might make things interesting, but will realize there is not a better situation out there. Even with McDaddy running the show, the Broncos are still among the very bust organizations in pro sports. Reply to this
Friday, March 20, 2009 11:22 PM
I think Cutler has had some very bad advice. He needs to open his heart to Jesus Christ, and Quit talking to that know-it-all agent of his. Jay is a nice young man, but he is making some very poor decisions. Reply to this
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:55 PM
Sign Jay to a long term contract and pay him millions, really Ian? Do you really want to listen to him cry for 6 more years? Set Jay free, if he comes back then it was meant to be. That is what I did with my pet Gerbil. Get his worthless agent out of here too. What good has a personal injury lawyer ever done anyways? Brady hit me up when you get to town, Holla! Reply to this
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:23 PM
I Think they should stick all that money up there ass. Make me the qb ill drop dimes on all There asses. Just want to make a shout out to my mom I love ya. And I'm out Reply to this
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:35 PM
Jay and McD need to settle this once and for all. Both of them need to go to the edge of green mountain, throw the ball as far as they can, and whoever throws the ball over the mountain first gets to stay. Jay is a better QB with his left arm than cassel is with his right. I bet Shanny is rolling in his grave... wait, he didn't lose his job due to death, he was wrongfully fired!! Reply to this
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:37 AM
Kevin YIngling wrote:
Hedjuk I think will be a great leader for this young team. Smyth too of course but Hedjuk has been in Denver for his career. I see two weaknesses, goaltending and lack of a heavy shot on the point. I think with the veteran leadership and young core of players the Avs would be fine if they could a find a solid goalie and a heavy shot on the point.
As far as Sakics future? I do not see him as a one or two line guy anymore. Sadly with age it happens. I think he would make for a great third line center, not to mention the leadership he brings to the locker room. Reply to this
Friday, March 13, 2009 4:39 PM
I hope that Brian Dawkins can provide some help to the Broncos, but let's be honest at this point in his career he is no Ed Reed. I think he will bring some leadership, but for what they paid at his age I think they made a mistake. The broncos defense is still in serious need of help and I think by the time it turns the corner he will be gone. Hope I am wrong go Broncos! Reply to this
Friday, March 13, 2009 4:24 PM
Dawkins is a proven leader, and he will help lead the defense. But he is getting old and can not play like he use to, our defense isn't going to be fixed if Dawkins as the only new addition. He will help for now, but we still need more. A LOT MORE, oh ya and he won't be around after two or three years. Chears Reply to this
Friday, March 13, 2009 10:11 AM
I like it! "He spends more time spiking his hair than he does making a lineup", that's a great take! I would also add, spewing one liners to the media, and, reciting philosophical mumbo-jumbo he got from cereal boxes.
You can't really blame Clint "Spikey" hurdle though. I don't think we will ever know his true coaching ability without the financial backing of a commited organization. But, it is comical watching him butcher proverbial anecdotes, then some how try to relate them to the game of baseball. Keep up the good work, Spikey! Reply to this
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 11:07 AM
I'm looking forward to a new year. My question is, why didn't the Rockies just hire Don Baylor as the manager? Clint Hurdle is cocky like Kid Rock, but doesn't look as good with his shirt off.
He spends more time spiking his hair than he does making a lineup. Play the guys that are good...no matter if they are black, white, orange, green, athiest, christian, catholic, jew, aborijiny, muslim, hindu or whatever man.
I think Spilly will make people forget about Willy "The Track Star" Tavares. Reply to this
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 10:37 PM
Marshall, needs to grow up! If he doesn't he is going to find himself bouncing from team to team, ending up in the bottomless pit we call Oakland. This is stupid, how can you possibly find your name in the press that many times, for so many negitive things.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 8:46 PM
I would have to disagree about the first base situations. While i feel like Stewart is the better third baseman, you can't put a price on Helton's leadership and experience. I think the Rockies must find a way to utilize Stewart in a different way. Although he seems an unlikely fit, why not give him some work at second base? Reply to this
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3:28 PM
I would have to disagree about the second base situation for Stewart. While I feel that Stewart is an outstanding athlete, he is built for playing the corners. I think the Rockies must find a way to utilize Stewart anywhere but the middle infield. There is a reason that Stewart seems an unlikely fit at second base. HE IS!! That would be like putting Gilbert Brown at wide receiver. Hugs, Reply to this
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 11:16 AM
The youthful exuberance of Jr. will have an engaging affect on both the older and younger players. Towards the conclusion of Shanny's(Big Mac) tenure, his play calling and defensive prowess had arguably become a little stale. His support staff also left something to be desired. Anything fresh is an upgrade at this point! So....new coach=new team...this is yet to be seen. Maybe its me but, something I want to see, for a limited time only....The McDonald's McDaniel. Remember Eddie Mac's condiments...the McDaniel comes with all the essentials the Big Mac overlooked! A delectable treat; bigger, badder and better for you than the '08 menu. I think he'll win a playoff game before he gets his McDaniel. It's rumored the McDaniel sandwich and 'The money you could be saving with Geico', could have, with no hands, beat the lifeless Raiders. Reply to this
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:18 PM
Shanahan is still an offensive genius, but has been unable to create the balance needed on both sides of the ball since he became the GM. The bad news bears could have scored 40 points on the broncos defenses of the recent past! For McDaniel's to succeed he must learn from the mistakes that Shanahan made and build a team that is more than one dimensional. Reply to this