Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday, Sept. 28
» Carolina 24, Atlanta 9
» Cleveland 20, Cincinnati 12
» Jacksonville 30, Houston 27 (OT)
» Kansas City 33, Denver 19
» New Orleans 31, San Francisco 17
» N.Y. Jets 56, Arizona 35
» Tampa Bay 30, Green Bay 21
» Tennessee 30, Minnesota 17
» San Diego 28, Oakland 18
» Buffalo 31, St. Louis 14
» Washington 26, Dallas 24
» Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)
Monday, Sept. 29
» Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Bye week:
» Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, New England, N.Y. Giants, Seattle

More on Broncos game

(reported from
Turnovers doomed the Broncos Sunday, as they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Denver fumbled three times, losing two to the Chiefs, and Jay Cutler threw two interceptions. Larry Johnson's 198 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas City helped seal up the game.
There were some bright spots, such as Matt Prater's performance. He made four out of five field goals -- from 56, 51, 33 and 22 yards out. Cutler threw for more than 360 yards and one touchdown, and Eddie Royal caught nine of his passes for more than 100 yards.
During the game, Broncos wide receiver Clifford Russell was carted off the field with a neck sprain. Check with for updates on the injury.
The loss puts the Broncos' overall record at 3-1 this season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to INVESCO Field at Mile High next week.


The Chiefs wanted it more...

I hate Arrow Head...
KC had to win, they out played us. Our 'O' was horrible 2 pics 2 fumbles. Just horrible. :( It is a bit of relief that we have a loss now...don't have to be so worried about "when will we get our fist loss..." and whatever. The final score was 33-19. It was a very sad game. LJ went wild rushing for about 200 yards. (photo ap)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday's Horsing 'Round

This week I was glad to get the chance to post another Horsing Around on BroncoMadness, be sure to check it out: Saturday's Horsing Around

What goes on in their heads:

Here is what teams think when playing Mike Shanahan's Offense:

Before play:
Head Coach: "that 'O' line is killing us! Why can't our 'D' line get some pressure on Jay!"
MLB: "we stopped them on the 2, we can hold...just two more plays."
S: "keep an eye on 15, Eddie too, Tony may do an out..."
DE: Gotta watch the sweep, Selvin can really hit that corner. And, 23, he could go right up the middle. He can really smash."
CB: Watch the pass, Cutler could sneek, what if they run outside, I need to come up and help the run. But watch out for a boot..."
DT: "22 run a few times, they may just give him a dive, or they could run out-side. Pass is a possiblity too, since our DB's are getting killed..."
During play:
DT/DE: "oh stink, I forgot about Pittman..."

Pictured above DT/DE circled (ap)

Friday, September 26, 2008

One guy the Chiefs should keep an eye on:

(photo credit: ap-some unknown)


Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs -- Sept. 28, 2008

Denver Broncos
Out: DT Josh Shaw (Calf); RB Ryan Torain (Elbow); WR Darrell Jackson (Calf);
Questionable: DT Dewayne Robertson (Knee);
Probable: LB Boss Bailey (Ankle); DE Elvis Dumervil (Thumb); LB Louis Green (Hamstring); S Marquand Manuel (Thumb); QB Patrick Ramsey (Right Elbow); WR Eddie Royal (Ankle)

Kansas City Chiefs
Out: QB Brodie Croyle (Right Shoulder); LB Donnie Edwards (Ankle); CB Patrick Surtain (Shoulder)
Questionable: KR B.J. Sams (Hamstring)
Probable: DE Tamba Hali (Knee)

Definition of Categories
Out = definitely will not play
Doubtful = at least 75% chance will not play
Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play
Probable = virtual certainty will be available for normal duty

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hey, made a new video making site. I tried it, and like it. Right now it has 56 views, and it's pretty cool. Check it out:
Michael Pittman video

I'll probably make some more here, in the future, be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Random news, more on Tom and Broncos sign Fox, no not Foxy

The Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan on Tuesday announced that the team signed free-agent DB Vernon Fox. Also they made (in my opinion) the best move ever, and waived safety Hamza Abdullah! Yes. Be gone with you! He's they only Bronco that I never have liked. In his seventh year in the NFL, Fox brings some Vet ability to our Safety secondary. The last two years he has been a Washington Redskin. Where he made a small name for himself. The Skins release him the 25th of August. He played for Fresno State University then was picked up as a free agent by the Chargers in 2002. He also was a Lion. More on him later...

"The Denver Broncos on Tuesday placed center Tom Nalen on injured reserve with a left knee injury, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
A 15-year veteran, Nalen ranks second in Broncos history in career starts (188) while his 194 career games played in a Denver uniform represent the third-highest total in club annals. (photo - ap) He entered the league with the Broncos as a seventh-round selection (218th overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft from Boston College."
When I first heard the news I thought the same thing Garrett has reported on
"It looks like it may be the beginning of the end for the future Hall of Famer Tom Nalen. This morning the Broncos placed him on the injury reserve with a left knee injury Mike Shanahan officially announced. ...Tom Nalen and though he is not officially retired I doubt that we will ever see him suit up in the old orange and blue jerseys again."
I so agree, but it is so sad. I think he's done. I wish him best, Tom you were awesome.

In other news-"The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed guard Dylan Gandy to their active roster and added cornerback Josh Bell to their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Gandy is a fourth-year guard who rejoins the Broncos after he was released by the club on Sept. 9. Originally signed by the Broncos on May 16, Gandy competed in Denver’s training camp and was inactive for its season opener at Oakland on Sept. 8.
Bell is a rookie cornerback who joins the Broncos after San Diego waived him on Aug. 31. He entered the NFL with the Chargers on May 2 as a college free agent from Baylor University."

That's all more coming...
here's a cool pic I found from (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

D.J. up for 'D' player of week

I'm short on time so from
The Broncos' D.J. Williams is one of five nominees for the Week 3 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Tuesday.

Williams posted a game-high 16 tackles in the Broncos’ 34 - 32 win against the New Orleans Saints. After Williams tackled Saints running back Pierre Thomas for a loss of one yard on a third-and-1 from the Denver 24 with 2:19 left to play, New Orleans missed a 43-yard field goal attempt, sealing Denver’s win.

Defensive end John Abraham of the Atlanta Falcons, defensive end Juqua Parker of the Philadelphia Eagles, linebacker Joey Porter of the Miami Dolphins and cornerback Antoine Winfield of the Minnesota Vikings are the other finalists.

Fans can vote on beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Thursday at 4:00 pm EST to determine the winner.

Alos, Tom Nalen was put on the Broncos IR. More on that coming...

Saints holder

LOL! Deion Sanders pointed this out on "Prime Time" one of my favorite shows...after I watched it I went to Yahoo! sports and found a pic and edited it. Check it out:

Here's the video: "Let's go Prime Time"

More on the game...

(repoted from denverbroncos new letter-Orange and Blue, photo by AP Photo Jack Dempsey)
The Broncos came away with their third win in as many weeks of the 2008 season, putting up offensive and defensive fireworks early to build a 21-3 lead and holding strong to come away with a 34-32 victory against the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints failed on an attempted a two-point conversion that would have tied the game midway through the fourth quarter, and the Broncos stopped a New Orleans drive on third-and-1 on the Denver 24-yard line, forcing a 43-yard field goal attempt by Martin Gramatica that went wide right and helped wrap up the win.

Two Jay Cutler touchdown passes, one Michael Pittman touchdown run, a defensive touchdown on a fumble return by Nate Webster and two Matt Prater field goals were enough to put the Broncos over the top.

The win puts the Broncos at 3-0, and they maintain sole posession of first place in the AFC West. The team travels to division-rival Kansas City for a chance to build the lead a little more.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Broncos_Saints photos

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Broncos win in Orange

I love the jerseys! They are so awesome! Brings back memories. (Selvin in Orange - photo Getty)
First in NFL in scoring (38) second yards (432) third in pass yards (301.7) per game.
Jay had another big game with 264 yards, and two touchdowns. He also had a poor pass end up as a INT. But over all he was good. Michael Pittman added his 4th rushing TD of the year on a two yard run. Marshall lead the league with 155 receiving yards. On only 6 catches. D.J. Williams saw a lot of white jerseys with 14 tackles and 2 assits. Ekuban got to Drew Brees once for a sack. We had some trouble keeping an eye on Reggie. And let up a lot of points (32) but the 'D' stopped the Saints 3 times on the 1 yard line, and stopped a two-point conversion try that would have tied the game. The only (besides Jay's pick) real bad thing on 'O' was when Andre Hall caught himself being smashed in the end zone for a safety.
The final score was 34-32 Denver.
photos coming... video: Broncos beat Saints

Thursday, September 18, 2008


the post have been scarce latey...sorry about that. Here are some updates:
(reported from
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played during the second week of the 2008 season, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Tuesday.

During the Broncos’ 39-38 win against San Diego on Sunday, Marshall tied for the second-most catches in a game in NFL history with 18 receptions for 166 yards with one touchdown. Marshall’s reception total, which was double that of the next closest player for Week 2, was the highest single-game total in the NFL in eight seasons.

Marshall is the first Bronco to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week since Rod Smith in 2005.

Broncos sign WR Russell.

Marshall is kinda in trouble, but like for what he already got in trouble for??!! So like not sure what will happen with all that. If he does get suspened any more it would be in like some where around November-December.

That is just about it...may not be able to put much more up till Sunday about the Saints sure to head over to on Staurday to check out my weekly post.
-Till then, Jon

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Seahawks trade for Colbert to boost receiving corps

Seahawks sign Robinson, trade for Colbert to boost receiving corps Wire Reports

The Seattle Seahawks added two wide receivers on Tuesday, acquiring one in a trade while signing another off the streets.

The Seahawks acquired Keary Colbert in a trade from the Denver Broncos for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, and also signed free agent Koren Robinson, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

Colbert's agent, Gary Uberstine, said Tuesday afternoon in an e-mail to The Associated Press his client is coming to help replenish Seattle's receiving corps. Colbert, 26, signed with the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent during the offseason after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Robinson, who signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks, played in nine games for the Green Bay Packers last season. He started 52 games for Seattle from 2001-04 as its former No. 1 draft choice in 2001. Coach Mike Holmgren values Robinson because he already knows his offense.

The Seahawks have lost six players to injuries at the position, including three for the entire season.

The Seahawks placed receiver Logan Payne on the injured reserve list with a torn ligament in his right knee on Monday, when it was also learned that backup quarterback Seneca Wallace -- who was going to see time at wideout as an emergency fill-in -— would be out for a month with a calf injury.

Along with Payne, receivers Nate Burleson (torn knee ligament) and Ben Obomanu (broken collarbone) are out for the season. Veterans Deion Branch (recovering from a torn ACL) and Bobby Engram (cracked bone in his shoulder) are expected to be ready after the Seahawks' bye week.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Photos Broncos_Chargers (2)

(photo credit Doug Pensinger/Getty Images unless marked other wise...)

(Champ Bailey (24) photo by ERIC LARS BAKKE)

Photos Broncos_Chargers

As promised photos from the great game, I'll try to get some more here soon:
(photo credit Doug Pensinger/Getty Images unless marked other wise...)

Broncos 39 Chargers 38!

Two weeks, two wins, 80 points, 10 Touchdowns. You. Can't. Stop. Mike. Shanahn's. Denver. Broncos. Offense.
It was 4th and goal, on San Diego's 4 yard line. Casey snapped the ball to Jay, he had time, stepped up and threw a TD pass to Eddie Royal! It was 37-38, and an extra point would tie the game! But then Jay looked at the team and put up two fingers. Coach Shanny then did the same. Jay got the snap in shot-gun, a fired a ball to Eddie Royal, and he caught it! The score was 39-38 Denver! With about 30 seconds on the clock the Broncos kicked it off. The Chargers got to about the 45 yard line in a few plays. Then with 6 seconds left, Phillis (who is still very mad about the whole balloon drama)chucked the ball as far as he could, and in the end zone McCree batted it down with no time left. After the game in a press conference Coach Shanahan said this about Jay's two point conversion: "had a gut to go for it,"
The game was up and down with crazy calls (luckily for us) but it was a great one. Brandon Marshall (who I started on my fantasy team) had 18 catches for 166 yards and a TD. His 18 catches broke Rod Smith's record for most catches in a game. Jay (who I also started on my team) had another great week. (Apart from his very depressing INT) He was 36 of 50 passes for 350 yards! And 4 touchdowns! He was wicked. Pittman got his third rushing TD of the year on a one yard dive into the end zone. Selvin had the most rushing yards for the Broncos with 78. Tony Scheffler (who I was so fortunate to also have as starting for my fantasy team. Had 6 catches for 64 yards, and 2 touchdowns catches. Matt Prater was 1-1 on field goals nailing a 52 yarder. Champ Bailey had 6 tackles and one pick, he actually stole the ball from the receiver (which would be a fumble) but it is in the stats as a INT.
The game was INCREDIBLE!
Check out tomorrow for a complete review of the game.
As promissed in the LIVE blog photos are coming...very soon.
Here is a vidoe from Broncos 39, Cgargers 38

LIVE blog

Update: CoverItLive is having major trouble...sorry, I'll try to get it working here soon. I missed the Broncos one score...

LIVE blog_Broncos-Chargers

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday, Sept. 14
» Indianapolis at Minnesota, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
» Chicago at Carolina, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
» Tennessee at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
» Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
» Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
» N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
» Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
» New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
» San Francisco at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
» Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
» San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. ET (CBS)
» New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. ET (CBS)
» Miami at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. ET (CBS)
» Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)
Monday, Sept. 15
» Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Note* The Ravens were scheduled to play the Texans this week, but due to the damage to Reliant Stadium from hurrican Ike the game was changed to November 9th.Baltimore
Ravens' revised schedule
Date Oppenent Time
Sept. 14 Bye
Nov. 9 at Houston Texans 1 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Bengals' revised schedule
Date Oppenent Time
Oct. 26 at Houston Texans 4:05 p.m. ET
Nov. 9 Bye
Houston Texans' revised schedule
Date Oppenent Time
Sept. 14 Bye
Oct. 26 Cincinnati Bengals 4:05 p.m. ET
Nov. 9 Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m. ET

Friday, September 12, 2008

Broncos_Chargers Injury report:

info reported from

San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos -- Sept. 14, 2008

Denver Broncos
Out: RB Ryan Torain (Elbow); C Tom Nalen (Knee)
Doubtful: LB Louis Green (Hamstring);
Probable: LB Boss Bailey (Ankle); QB Jay Cutler (Knee); DE Elvis Dumervil (Finger); DE Ebenezer Ekuban (Back); WR Darrell Jackson (Ankle); S Marquand Manuel (Thumb);QB Patrick Ramsey (Right Elbow); Dewayne Robertson (Knee); WR Eddie Royal (Ankle); DT Marcus Thomas (Ankle)

San Diego Chargers
Injured Reserve: LB Shawne Merriman (Knee)
Out: C Nick Hardwick (Foot); T Marcus McNeill (Neck)
Questionable:RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Toe)
Probable: CB Antonio Cromartie (Hip); TE Antonio Gates (Hip); DT Jamel Williams (Knee)

Definition of Categories
Out = Definitely will not play
Doubtful = At least 75% chance will not play
Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play
Probable = Virtual certainty will be available for normal duty

I can picture the '08 Rookie of the year...

Last year it was AP, the year before it was Vince. (I think?)
And this year they'll did it again. The 2008 diet Pepsi Rookie of the year award. Every week fans on vote for the rookie of the week, then at the end of the year five players a voted for rookie of the year. This weeks winner: Eddie Royal! Go Eddie, I can see him as the '08 Diet Pepsi rook of the year.

(from named Week 1 Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week
National Football League

Voters on and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Broncos receiver Eddie Royal is the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for games played on Sept. 4-8.

Royal had nine catches for 146 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 41-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. Royal also rushed for nine yards, recovered a fumble and returned three kicks for 30 yards to help secure the Broncos' win.

Royal was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on and via Sprint wireless service.

*Here are some random vidoes from WK 2 Playbook: Solomon Wilcots with Tony Scheffler Week 2: Chargers vs. Broncos Preview

Tony on NFLN just put up a vidoe from NFL Network, take a look: Playbook_Tony Scheffler

Thursday, September 11, 2008

NFL Week 1 Review (Part 3)

I got behind, so this will be short...

As much as I hate to admit it Donavon McNabb did great. He ended the game with 361 yards and 3 TD's.
The final score was 38-3 Eagles

The Steelers beat the Texans 38-17 on Sunday.

The Titians beat the Jaguars 17-10

Cowboys beat the Browns 28-10

The Panther beat (without Steve Smith!) the Chargers 26-24

The Cardinals won 23-13

The Bears upset the Colts and won 29-13

Aaron got his first start and win, as the Packers won 24-19

The Broncos KILLED the Raiders 41-14

Much more coverage next week sorry I got so far behind

AFC Week Review coming soon...


Never forget...

I give a Mile High Salute to all those have served, are serving, and training to serve our country!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Playoff guess

The absurdly premature playoff picture: Week One

click here for the full story from Yahoo! sports

Don't worry, NFL week 1 review is coming...

Andre Hall's Mom died

By Lindsay Jones on September 9, 2008
Back in July, during the first week of training camp, I spent a few minutes chatting with Denver running back Andre Hall about his life, his family and his background.

We spent a few minutes talking about his favorite tattoos, which include his mother’s name, Carol, which is inked across his back.

“That’s ‘cause my momma’s always been on my back. About everything.”

Hall said at the time. He meant that in the best way possible, crediting Carol Barthel for inspiring him to work hard throughout his football career, in high school in St. Petersburg,Fla., in community college and then finally at the University of South Florida.

Barthel passed away at a Florida hospital Monday. Hall learned of his mother’s death several hours before the Broncos were to play Oakland in the season-opener, and despite his grief, decided to play anyway.

Hall will remain in Denver the rest of this week and will play in Sunday’s home opener against San Diego. He will then fly to Florida to attend his mother’s funeral in St. Pete on Monday.

NFL week 1 Review (Part 2)

Coming soon: AFC West week Review


Tom Brady-Done for the whole year. Fantasy world turned up side down. (I'm so glad I picked Jay, and had everybody laugh at me, then I won week 1 :) The game was all fine and normal then Brady was in the pocket he was hit in the leg just as he lofted a pass deep for Moss. Randy caught the pass, and gained some yards. At the end of the play he fumbled, and the Chiefs recovered. But no one cared they were all looking at Tom Brady who was on the ground clinging to his left knee. Matt Cassel the came into the game. He did alright with 152 yards and a TD pass to #81. Then later B. Crole the Chiefs starting QB got hurt and did not return. But is expected to came back. In his place Huard had a INT. and one TD. Late in the game on a Fourth down the Chiefs came up short, and the Patriots won 17-10. (photo Yahoo! sports, AFP)

Tampa Bay_Saints
The Saints went all over Tampa. (photo Yahoo! sports/Getty)Drew Breese had a great day. Reggie Bush also did very well, with 112 receiving yards and 51 rushing yards.

Much more coming soon...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Broncos Smash Raiders!

Hey, I'm short on time (and I'll put up a TON more later) but anyway here is the jist of it:
Eddie was SWEET!

Many more photos coming...

NFL week 1 Review (Part 1)

Coming soon: AFC West week Review

The NFL season started off this Thursday, and every week I'll give you a review of the scores and highlights of every NFL game.
So here we go week 1:

E. Manning was 19 of 35 passes for 216yrds. and 1 INT. Manning also ran for the games first score. He had help from Plexico Burress who caught 10 Eli passes for 133 yards. Brandon Jacobs was my MVP of the game, he smashed the 'D'. (Photo by Al Bello Getty Images) On 21 carries he had 116 yards. On defence Justin Tuck had six tackles and 1 sack. The Redskins did not do so good...Portis had only 84 yards on 23 carries. On 'D' Jason Taylor made tow tackels. But he was shut out the whole game, often having the Giants run right by him.
At half the score was 16-7 Giants and stayed the same the whole game NY won.

In the game Matt Ryan was one of the big stories but another player who got big head lines was Michael Turner. (AP Photo John Bazemore) Ryan in his first NFL start was 9-13 on completions, with on TD. Turner had 22 carries, 220 yards and 2 Touchdowns. It was 34-21 Falcons won.

The big story about this game was about anther rookie QB. Joe Flacco, he was 15 of 29, for 129 yards. He did not score in the air but he did have a 38 yard easy Touchdown run. I know that sounds funny, but it was easy. (Photo by Ned Dishman Getty Images)He was hardly joging, and he ran right by the Bengals. On the Bengals side things stank. Palmer had a pick and only 99 passing yards. The newly named Chad Javon, had only ONE catch. New name helping popblisity, but not playing skills. The Bengals only TD came on defence when Jonathan Joseph picked up a Ray Rice fumble and ran it to the house which was 66 yards away. on fourth and one at about the Ravens 25 the Bengals went for it with about 7:15 on the clock and the run up the middle came up well short.
The final score was 17-10 Ravens won.

Trent Edwards had 1 TD and 215 yards. Roscoe Parrish showed off again his great kick return skill as he ran back a 63 yarder for a score.(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Runing back Lynch also had a TD as the Bills down-right beat the Seahawks 34-10.

Brett Favre, Brett Favre, Brett Favre, bla, bla, bla.(Photo by Rick Stewart Getty Images) I bet you are sick of that oh well, 'cause he did pretty good. He went 194 yards and 2 TD's. It was a good game in which the Jets luckily came out on top 20-14.

Live Game Blog

Hey, broncomadness had a blog, but it was having is another live blog:
Broncos @ Raiders live 4th Quarter blog

LIVE blog for Broncos @ Raiders game

Hey, my bud Garrett Barnes, Sonny Anderson, and I are covering the game in a BroncoMadness live blog. Check it out:
Click Here For Live Blog

UPDATE: Oh man I am so sorry, Cover it live is facing some technical difficulties. We may not be able to live blog the rest of the game. We apologize.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Things happening..

Hey, Blogger is having some trouble, and I am trying to fix some stuff. The post may be delayed. And the blog may look different and be all messed up for a few days. But no worries it'll all be fixed and back to normal soon. And post will be fly'n!

55 for 5 mores years...

A few days ago DJ was signed, here is the blog post:

One of the stalwarts of the Denver defense, D.J. Williams, took a big step Sunday toward becoming a career Bronco.

Recently named a captain for the 2008 season by his teammates, the fifth-year linebacker signed a five-year contract extension through the 2013 season, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.

Williams got started early after his was chosen in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He became the first rookie in Broncos history to lead the club in tackles with 114 stops in 2004 en route to finishing third in NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting and earning Pro Football Weekly/PFWA all-rookie honors that season. And he hasn’t stopped since, never missing a game since his rookie campaign. He has played in all 64 regular season games, and started all three playoff games — the only Broncos defender to see time in all 67 games during that span.

Known primarily as a weak side linebacker, last season Williams played at the middle linebacker position for the first time in his career. During the 2007 campaign he was credited with a team-high 170 tackles, the most by a Denver player in five seasons. According to press box statistics, he led the AFC and was second in the NFL in tackles. That says something about the ability Williams has to dominate on the defensive side of the ball.

Now in 2008, Williams will line up at a position with which he is more comfortable, switching with Nate Webster, who will now take over the Mike linebacker position.

Williams has had a knack for the ball during his career. In addition to his 438 career tackles, he has racked up four sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. That versatility was something the Broncos didn’t want anywhere else in the league, and Sunday’s move cemented Williams in Denver for quite some time.

-Gray Caldwell,

Friday, September 5, 2008

I finally updated Madden

I still have Madden08, what can I say. I normally get Madden every other year, but anyway: I have to update it and make rookies and everything. And tonight I did, and I did some practicing with the Broncos. Here are some screenshots: