Broncos win AFC West already!
The second round of Broncos OTA's begins this week in Dove Valley. Let me be the first to congratulate the Broncos on capturing the AFC West title. Too soon to make such a prediction you say? Too late say I.
Who could have known that a mere months ago Peyton Manning would be cut, shunned, thrown out like last week’s newspaper, by the Colts. The field of Manning suitors included a great many teams and GM's eager to have the future Hall of Famer's talents. Who could have known the team that came away with 18 was none other than the Denver Broncos.
Last season the Broncos were off to a dumpster fire 1-4 start with Mopey McMoperton Kyle Orton at the helm. Then the switch heard round the world. Enter a quarterback who had the throwing ability of a fullback and the magic of David Blaine on a city street. A team that could barely score 20 points finished 8-8 won the AFC West and beat the Steelers in an instant classic divisional playoff game.
But John Elway and John Fox knew the Tebow smoke and mirrors couldn’t last. Time to put down the wand and pick up a pigskin. Save the magic for your six-year-old’s birthday party, wins must be for real.
If a division championship and playoff win could be accomplished with a special teamer (see the New York Jets punt formations) then what would happen if one of the greatest QB's to walk the Earth took control?
Colorado has been hit with May showers in the form of another dismal Rockies season in the making. June and July will bring flowers in the like of 18 throwing perfectly timed footballs, to receivers wearing Bronco orange. If Blake Street is providing a Shakespearean tragedy, than Dove Valley will provide the hope.
The Chiefs might improve with some decent draft picks and or the return of Eric Berry and Jamal Charles. Last I checked their starting quarterback is Bill Belichick's trade bait, and their second string QB was the Bronco's third string last season.
The mighty Chargers have talent and perhaps the best QB in the division outside of Manning. The underachieving Chargers choke talent away like it was their mission in life. Head Coach Norv Turner is arguably the worst in the league and has made .500 ball as much of a San Diego tradition as going to the beach.
Oakland has a washed up, has been, never really was, at quarterback, and a run defense that couldn't stop a leaky faucet.
The table is set. Manning is riding the Bronco's saddle in 2012. John Fox is building an ever improving defense in his image. John Elway is selling steaks in Cherry Creek and once again providing touchdowns at Mile High.
Don't hide the grin Broncos fans, no need to apologize. The AFC West title is at hand. The Nuggets first round playoff exit, another Avalanche playoff miss, and a sullen Coors Field summer will fade away.
The leaves will change and the wins will come.
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