Today, the NFL announced the full Pre-Season schedule for the 2010 NFL Season. The Broncos first game will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, August 29th. It is a home game, and will be aired on FOX at 8 p.m. (ET).
I'm starting to lose faith in Al Davis, the Raiders have released JaMarcus Russell. He was the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, and perhaps the biggest bust in the history of the game.
We would like to wish a belated Happy Mother's Day to all the Bronco fan Mommies out there. Tim Tebow's mom is reaping the fruit of labor of love. "For 25 years, she's pretty much put her life on hold for me and my siblings," Tim said. "She invested in our lives — we were her No. 1 priority, and nothing else really mattered. Now, she's getting to do a lot of things she loves to do.
Apparently Ray Lewis was shocked by help given to Tim Tebow. “The thing I was more shocked by, is you see all the people who were willing to help him," Lewis said in an radio interview. ". . . I don’t know why he was any different than anyone else." This is not really news-worthy, yet people are blogging and talking about it everywhere I look. So Ray-Ray doesn't like him, big deal.
Woody Paige is at it again. Last season he wrote an article stating the Broncos should bench Kyle Orton against the Redskins and start Chris Simms. (Orton ended up getting hurt, and Simms lost the game.) Now, Paige says the Broncos need to trade Orton - Now. His logic is, it will help Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow, and Tom Brandstater develop, will benefit the Broncos, and is the only fair thing to do for Orton. I disagree. Last season Orton helped the Broncos, and was a good Quarterback. Keeping him around for at least this season would be a good idea - he could help Quinn and Tebow develop. Tim Tebow is a project, and he still needs time, Quinn is a question and naming him the starter right away would be foolish. Then there's Brandstater. He has a Lot of fans, and I don't really understand why? He had one good preseason game, and it wasn't really that good. He was 16-of-30 for 187 yards with one INT. If Orton had those kind of stats in a game I doubt fans would give the kind of support Tom is getting. That's not to say I don't like Tom, he is good, but not as good as Orton - yet. No, the Broncos shouldn't trade Kyle - yet.
Bill Williamson recently posted an article naming the "Best in the West" over at ESPN.com. In the post, he names who he thinks are the best players at each position. Tackle Ryan Clady, Guard Chris Kuper, Tackle Ryan Harris, Nose Tackle Jamal Williams, Outside Linebacker Elvis Dumerivl, Inside linebackerr D.J. Williams, and Defensive Backs Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins are among the players. The Broncos got some nice love, but a lot of his picks were uneducated. Thomas Jones, Malcom Floyd, and Luis Castillo are on the list, and are expected to do about: Nothing this season. Rookies Eric Berry and Rolando McClain also made the cut. While it is expected they will contribute immediately and become great players, pronouncing them "Best at their position" is jumping the gun.
New Broncos rookie wide reciever, Eric Decker, did an interview with Josina Anderson of Fox31 the other day, you can watch it here.
The Broncos are running out of excuses for not paying Elvis Dumervil. Denver needs to reward Dumervil, for Dumervil's sake and for their own. Meanwhile, the club is expecting a lot out of Robert Ayers this coming season. Being drafted 16th overall to be a sack machine and recording no sacks as a rookie isn't a very good resume. Yet, the Broncos have placed a lot of faith in Ayers, and he is expected to start this fall.
The Broncos may have signed an Undrafted Gem. Running Back Toney Baker out of North Carolina State was signed by Denver a few days ago. Whether or not this kid makes it out of camp, he is undoubtedly the most intriguing prospect in the undrafted free agent class due to his more than legitimate chance to crack the final roster by the end of training camp. Ben Garland is living the dream. Garland, an element leader in Cadet Squadron 27 at the Academy, totaled 115 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in 39 career games played -- including 34 starts -- for the Air Force. He story is inspiring, and we wish him the best.