Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reviewing The Decade: Year 2008

The Broncos finished the 2008 season 8-8 second in the AFC West and missed out on the playoffs for a third straight year. But there were positives from the season; Jay Cutler passed for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns. Brandon Marshall had a second consecutive 100 catch, 1,000 yard season. Mike Shanahan found many future stars in the draft that year, players such as: Ryan Clady, Eddie Royal, Peyton Hillis, and Spencer Larsen. Although the Broncos offence was the second best in the NFL in 2008, the Broncos fired Head Coach Mike Shanahan. New Head Coach Josh McDaniels would eventually trade Jay Cutler, and bring in a new Defensive Cordinator - Mike Nolan. The next off season the Broncos signed Brian Dawkins, Darrell Reid, and Vonnie Holliday to help a struggling defense. In the draft Denver selected star running back Knowshon Moreno. A decade after reaching the Super Bowl the Broncos starting to "Clean Up" the franchise, and looked to get back to their winning ways in 2009.

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