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Top Five is no Druckenmiller

February 20th, 2018

I can feel it.  Bronco Nation is a little nervous about John Elway’s ability to make the right pick at quarterback at this year’s draft.  We’re afraid his track record speaks for itself and we’re petrified that he’s going to make the wrong choice.  Well, don’t worry.  The fifth overall pick is no Jim Druckenmiller. The year was 1997 and the San Francisco 49ers were looking to replace aging hall-of-famer Steve Young and continue their historic QB lineage.  While most franchise quarterbacks tend to go in the upper-first- half of the NFL draft, the 49ers waited until the 26th pick... Read More

Emmanuel Mudiay – Bust a Move

February 13th, 2018

Emmanuel Mudiay was supposed to be the Nuggets point guard of the future.  Last Thursday, on the final day of the trade deadline, Denver shipped Mudiay to the New York Knicks receiving only a 2018 second-round pick in return. Visions of Nikoloz Tskitishvili quickly came to mind recalling the former Nuggets draft pick who was taken, sight unseen, with the fifth overall pick back in 2002.  Listed at 7’1, Tskitishvili measured two inches shorter when he arrived from the Italian League, and only lasted four years in the NBA, averaging three points and two rebounds for his entire career.  Tskitishvili... Read More

The Nuggets Catch a Break

February 6th, 2018

Last Thursday, the Denver Nuggets may have caught a break against Oklahoma City when officials missed a traveling violation on an out-of-bounds play, leading directly to a Gary Harris game-winning shot at the buzzer.  The dramatic win and solid first-half-of-the-season play has the Nuggets sitting at 27-25 and positioned in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.  Failing to call traveling in this league is hardly newsworthy, but as the Nuggets fight for a playoff birth against teams like the Jazz, Pelicans, and Clippers, the breaks just keep on coming.   It’s hard... Read More

Brady vs. Foles – Why the Broncos Should Care

January 30th, 2018

                    As John Elway educates himself on Eagles potential free-agent quarterback Nick Foles next Sunday, he may want to take a refresher course in American History. History has taught us that you need a Hall of Fame quarterback to win the Super Bowl, and not just competent ones like Nick Foles, Case Keenum, or Kirk Cousins.  And when Tom Brady heads to the victory parade with his shiny new pair of Uggs, holding his 6th Lombardi Trophy, Elway may want to jot down some notes. There have been 51 Super Bowls and if we assume that Tom Brady,... Read More

The Introduction of Gary Harris

January 23rd, 2018

Google the name Gary Harris and you are likely to find a Real Estate Lawyer, a Healthcare Specialist, or a Dental Recruiter before you land on the 6’4 shooting guard that stars for the Denver Nuggets.  Selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Harris was promptly traded to Denver (along with the rights to Jusuf Nurkic) for Doug McDermott and a journeyman bench player named Anthony Randolph.  Harris wasn’t exactly a “throw in” on the draft day deal, but with a Denver roster that already included five shooting guards, his role was uncertain at best.  The... Read More

CU Buffs – Keeping Their Resolutions

January 16th, 2018

For most of us, this is the time of year that our New Year’s resolutions tend to fall apart.  With the Colorado Buffaloes 68-59 victory over UCLA last Saturday night, it’s apparent that Tad Boyle and the Buffs have much greater self-control.  George King scored 26 points, grabbed 10 boards, and the Buffaloes shot a red-hot 11 of 22 from three-point range for their first win ever at Pauley Pavilion. The victory over the first place Bruins was their third win in four games in what has been a remarkable start to the new year.  With a Jan. 4th overtime win against 4th ranked Arizona State,... Read More

Elway’s Christmas List – A Stocking Full of Alex Smith

January 9th, 2018

What if John Elway could fix his quarterback quandary by acquiring a veteran that threw for 26 TDs with only 5 picks, and over 4000 yards this season?  And what if this QB didn’t cost Denver its first-round pick (#5 overall) and was practically gift-wrapped to the Broncos from a division rival?  Sound crazy or sound thinking?  Here are five reasons that Alex Smith will be the Broncos quarterback next season. Pat Mahomes – The Chiefs moved up in the draft to select the hard throwing, mobile QB from Texas Tech with the 10th overall pick last year and Smith is a free-agent after the 2018 season.... Read More

Disaster in Ottawa Works in Avs Favor

January 4th, 2018

The Matt Duchene trade is now in the rearview. Many do not realize however that there is still so much more going on with that trade than they may have previously thought. Lets take a look at that deal again from Ottawa’s perspective. Ottawa received Matt Duchene and gave up Shane Bowers (Their first round selection of last year’s draft), Andrew Hammond (AHL goaltender) along with their first round pick of this year OR next year. The reason I say “OR” is because that pick is lottery protected. Meaning, they do not have to give us that pick until next year if it is potentially a lottery... Read More

The QB Decision – Scouting the Prospects

January 2nd, 2018

John Elway looked down on the field from the warm luxury box and witnessed the obvious. His selection of Paxton Lynch was officially a miss and the Broncos still need a quarterback.  In what appeared to be Lynch’s final audition while playing against the JV squad as Kansas City rested their starters, Lynch threw two picks and his costly fumble was returned for a score as Denver lost again, 27-24. Scouting a QB is not an exact science as John Elway focuses on the fifth pick in next year’s draft and measurables such as release points, hand size, accuracy, and arm strength. If Elway only had... Read More

Do We Really Want Kirk Cousins?

December 26th, 2017

Bronco Nation, I understand how you feel.  We had Peyton Manning and a Super Bowl parade just a few years ago and now we’re 5-10.  We missed on Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler are third-stringers at best, and we’re hurting. The problem is that when emotions get involved decision making can suffer.  Human nature tends to look for that quick fix, that immediate gratification, that something to ease the pain.  We cheat on our diet only to regret it the next day, drink too much only to regret it the next morning, and even covet mediocre free-agent quarterbacks dreaming of fairytale... Read More