He has eclipsed 100 rushing yards and found paydirt in his last two starts for the Broncos. Fans are beginning to wonder if they had been wrong about the McDaniels era holdover, Knowshon Moreno. Is he finally rounding into form for the Broncos?
Fool me once ...
Shame on you if you think that Moreno can be counted on to lead the Broncos through the playoffs. He represents a vulnerability that could prove costly. While Moreno has fought valiantly to hold onto the football recently, a couple of poorly timed fumbles could mean the difference between a trip to New Orleans and a deflating end to an exciting season.
I, for one, am worried. Willis McGahee is not eligible to return to the team until the AFC Championship game when, according to NFL whiz Cecil Lammey, Willis would back up Moreno (assuming he's actually healthy). That leaves the Broncos very much counting on Knowshon, Lance Ball and Ronny Hillman, none of whom have proven that they have Championship level ability.
Luckily, Denver is a passing team with an MVP quarterback playing at a higher level than anybody anticipated. The running game is not as crucial to the Broncos as it is to the Texans and other AFC teams. Still, they are going to hand the ball off. Let's all just hope that Moreno can hold on to that sucker.
It would be an awful shame to this impressive Broncos run ended by a guy who's fooled us before.