"the first round was made up of tackles, guards, linebackers and defensive ends – all positions relating to the performance of the quarterback. Rush the passer. Stop the pass rush. That’s the game in today’s NFL. "
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Don't feel badly if you weren't familiar with Sylvester Williams, the Broncos first rounder. We weren't either.
This ESPN "sports science" video is certainly very encouraging, though. Thanks to @Salentoq for the heads-up on this eye-opening piece.
The idea makes Broncos fans shudder - probably because of their memories of Tebowmania, but the Denver Broncos certainly could select LB Manti "Catfish" Te'o in the first round of the draft this evening.
Very few mock drafts we have seen have Te'o coming off the board later than the first round - but even fewer have him being selected in the top 20 picks. In other words, the Broncos with pick 28 should be right in Te'o's wheel house. They also need a linebacker to replace DJ Williams. It would make complete sense for the Broncos to pick the Golden Domer is not for his famous fake girlfriend fiasco - which John Elway has already said he can look past.
Te'o has met with the Broncos. There is real interest on their parts - assuming that they weren't just throwing out false signals (which is entirely possible).
Brace yourselves, Broncos Country. The next media horde may be descending sooner that you think.
"Several Broncos at several key positions are getting old. Champ Bailey at cornerback is the most obvious of these. Willis McGahee is no spring chicken either. Kevin Vickerson is 30 and Wes Welker is 32. Bringing in some youngbloods as understudies to these veterans would certainly be wise."
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If there's one thing we love here at South Stands Denver it's idiot douchebags being exposed.
In this video the guys from FootballNation prank some fans who, despite being passionate enough to attend the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall, don't know enough about the prospects not to be tricked.
Nice work, guys.
This is a photo we intercepted on Twitter yesterday not long after the Rockies defeated the Braves in extra innings. It shows the ladies of 9 News embracing the lovable purple mascot and, in Kathy Sabine's case, giving the fossil a smooch.
We are not entirely sure precisely what the lumpy appendage is that appears in Dinger's lower belly area here, but we rather suspect that it might be Dinger's dinger.
For additional speculation, including some thoughts on what said appendage might look like outside of its fuzzy shroud, tune into show 144 of the South Stands Denver Fancast.
"They were a laughing stock and every player knew it. Not this year. The Rox have some serious swagger."
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"To the “fire George Karl” crowd, elimination and the hands of Golden State would be a definite final straw. A decent percentage of Nuggets fans fall into that camp already. If Karl can’t motivate his team to take down the six seed many, many more will join the lynch mob."
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"Don’t look now but our Denver sports chariot is morphing back into a pumpkin. On one frigid April day the teams we cheer for collectively nosedived. Terrible Tuesday did all it could to snuff out our fantasies"
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He was drafted by the Cavaliers. He has played for the Clippers, the Trail Blazers, Cleveland, Portland and Philadelphia but somehow Andre Miller has established himself as “Mr. Nugget”. It seems like he wants every season to be shipped out of town, yet no current Denver player can be as closely associated with the success of the Blue and Yellow as Andre Miller.
The Nuggets have been in a constant state of flux for an entire decade. The closest thing to stability they have enjoyed was the period between 2004 and 2010 when Carmelo Anthony reluctantly called Denver home. Andre Miller was a part of three of those seasons before he was swapped away for Allen Iverson – who was swapped away for Chauncey Billups – who was swapped away along with Carmelo – which ultimately caused the Nuggets to bring back Andre Miller. He’s been something of a constant in a city where the basketball team is always changing.
On a team mostly constructed of young up-and-comers, Miller is far and away the most veteran player. He’s played more games in a Nuggets uniform than anybody else even though he’s bounced around the NBA. Miller’s been to the playoffs nine times, five times with the Nuggets. Not only is Miller the current player most identified as a Nugget, the Nuggets are the team most identified with Andre Miller.
It’s pretty crazy, really. Andre Miller truly is “Mr. Nugget”. His only real rival for the distinction is George Karl.