Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Meanwhile, things are going on... under the table kinds of things. Not too obvious but, not too secret either.
Something is finally happening here in Broncoland. It's about goddamn time.
I was about to crap out a post bitching about various pundits fantasy football rankings, or one ripping on that drunk Kiszla for this piece of garbage, (I'm convinced he writes this fucking shit because he wants Cut to fail and Kiszla has more fun when' he's complaining....and drunk) or one bitching about ESPN NFL blogger Matt Mosley for this inane power rankings list (seriously, no NFC team is in the leagues' top ten. Period. Chicago? Call me when they get some offense....any offense. New Orleans? Nice story and all, but last year was a fluke - they'll be lucky to go 7-9 this year. Seattle? Please), but now I don’t have to. Real, actual football is right around the corner.
The Donks opened up their second OTA on Monday. Here's some highlights from the week, sprinkled in w/ some linkage:
Art Donovan's bastard child is apparently ready to roll following his offseason Achilles surgery. Earlier this year I said he wouldn't be ready for training camp, would not suit up for any preseason games, and would be a part of the first round of cuts. Might be time to rethink that. Although, I really dislike this piece, alot (no pressure, kid).
Your 2007 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year inked his contract, which included a $428K signing bonus. Hey Marcus, Boulder is overrated - kind of like John Lynch. The real fresh, sticky shit is in the four corners area. Shoot me an email and I'll get you some names...wink, wink. Seriously though, I think this kid will eventually be a monster for us.
Brandon Marshall tweaked his quad on Monday. Sweet, another nagging lower body injury for this guy.
Tony Scheffler, who broke his ankle during the last OTA, finally got his boot off, but still isn't likely to be ready by the start of training camp. This is the best news Stephen Alexander has heard all year.
D-Lineman/utter dipshit Kenny Peterson will be suspended for the first four games for violating the leagues anabolic steroid policy. Smart! The maskers are light years ahead of the testers and this idiot clown still tests positive. I'm not condoning steroid use (I'd wager on 50+% of O, lineman, D lineman and LB's being juiced however), but christ, if you're going to do it, then do it right. There's still no test for HGH, fellas.
Apparently the players are "mildly encouraged" about the fact that all three of the suspects in Darrent's shooting are in custody. The problem is, not one of them is in custody for anything even remotely related to New Years Day. Unfortunate. If they don't have enough to charge these guys by now, then barring a miracle (someone dropping the dime or agreeing to turn States'), they never will.
And finally, here's what Rod had to say about the rumors that he could be out of a job:
Am I trying to make the roster? I've been doing that for 13 years. It ain't nothing new to me. Everyone should be unsure of their status. I'm a question mark, period. Just call me a question mark."
He's not going anywhere. If it gets that far, Shanny should slap him on IR for this season and see what happens next season. Rod Smith, if no one else, has earned the right to dictate how he leaves the game. Of course, I said the same thing about Al Wilson, so who knows?