Case Keenum and his and his heart of an ox

Many of us remember the struggling Colorado economy during the 1970s and 1980s. Tragically the high point of our days was Gerald Ford tripping and skiing at Vail or a stupid episode of Happy Days. Jobs in Denver were extremely hard to find, hence, Colorado’s educated children had to find their way in other states.

Things changed when John Elway showed up in 1983. He showed us over 16 seasons that if you never ever think about quitting, good things happen. Today, generations of Coloradans have adopted Elwood’s pathological need to never quit. We set goals and never ever second guess ourselves. We find that there is a sense of nobleness in tenacity and viable execution. We make that decision to take a chance, set goals, and execute for success. We never accept failure and only see it as a building block. We make a choice to be successful every day.  We try, we many times fail and eventually find success. If we do not fight, we have already accepted failure. Success is not the final destination, it is the journey. The goal suffers a  death when it is achieved. The beauty and renewal come from the wondrous and fulfilling journey.   The journey is a life well lived. Success is a goal and a glory that is fleeting, unless, of course, we consider the hundreds of millions made during the postseason.

Today we are even finding that Elwood has a soft and kind approach to management and nourishing interaction.

In reality, John Elway does not have the heart of a bronco. In reality, a Bronco can be broken quickly by a Buckaroo and saddled up. They then become a beast of labor. Elwood is more like an ox. An ox pulls the wagon that negotiates the Great Plains. An ox methodically plods along and is full of confidence that the goal is not far off.  The Ox pays no attention to the media and only responds to the Musgrave whip here and there.

In 2016 and 2017, the bucking Denver Bronco was more like an old jackass that everybody knew how to ride.  In fact, Von Miller and the Denver D-line turned into Chester the braying jackass while pointing fingers.

Case Keenum will pull the Broncos out of their malaise like an Ox. That is after the O-line is fixed; special-teams improves, and the Broncos adopt a post-Kubiak creative and simple Musgrave playbook. Above all, however, don’t throw the ball away.  I wonder if Miller dances and farts in his basement?

Behold my pathetic attempt at the positive approach. I think I need to shift to politics again. I like the deeper thought required versus the simplicity of football. At CSU, I majored in poverty and minored in beer drinking and pulling panties off. I went from pennies to millions on my own accord through goal setting, tenacity and execution. My win-loss record is way better than Elway’s. Even under extreme ridicule and political bullshit, I never lost confidence in myself and simply laughed at them.  I will never mentally pull myself out of the game. You will have to take me kicking and screaming in a straight jacket.  Good Luck Keenum…


Elwood has a chubby for Bradley Chubb

When John Elwood took over general management of the Denver Broncos, it was clear from the start that he had a fetish for D-line studs. In the NFL, a good offense starts with the defense. The opposition starts at the 20, goes 3 and out, and then kicks the ball away. Then Case Keenum employs his careful and effective QB play to drive down the field. Of course, Siemian or Osweiler would then throw a pick in the end zone. But then again, even when the ball was in field goal range, McManus would choke. Gone are the days of Elam and Prater icing it from 55 yards every single time.

This year, Bronco fans can look forward to a very robust Devonte Booker. The dude got down to business in 2017. If Booker was on a run-heavy team with a good O-line,  Devante Booker is a 1500 yard beast. The Book struggled in 2016 but killed it in 2017. With just a little run block improvement on the right side and Booker is a raving pro bowler madman in 2018. Moreover, given Booker’s ability to return punts and kicks, he could be exploited like  Devonte Freeman. I mean it is right in front of your face. There is no need for an FA RB or pulling one in the draft unless it is in the later rounds. He also eliminates the need for Isaiah McKenzie in the depth.

In some regards, the D-line is getting a little bitchy and pointing fingers. I think Bradley Chubb would be the second coming of Von Miller or Demarcus Ware. If he is available at #5, he is a solution to Gotsis’s felony rape charge, and Derek Wolfe’s neck, and contract issues as well. He is also a Demarcus Ware clone. This means that it will take “4” O-lineman to block Miller and the big Chubb. Should the Broncos then pull Vita Vea in the second, the D-line is a Superbowl winning entity. The Peko beasts need another Samoan madman.

I am not certain where needing linebackers are coming from. As far as the Denver secondary, it already has better than average depth and several pro bowlers without Talib, FA or Draft.

The only real glaring issue is the O-line and the depth of the WR and TE. A large Gronk style TE with hands would be a thing of value. A stable full of 330 pound O-line dudes would be appropriate.

Mark Andrew bench reps are quite low but he has hands and can juke.

Might look at a Shannon Sharpe clone somewhere in the cracks. .We need a TE that is 6-7 280 with 4.7 speed and can rep 225 “35” times.





Brodheads and the Saint Patrick’s Battalion

My great plus grandfather  Captain Daniel Brodhead from Yorkshire England would be second in command during the Nicholls expedition. He would lead the troops that disembarked Man-O-Wars and take New Amsterdam in 1664. New Amsterdam would be called New York after my great plus grandfather’s homeland. and English speaking rule established. My great plus grandfather brought with him all the racism and negative cultural tendencies of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant.

During the Mexican American war, a cousin, Thorton Fleming Brodhead would serve under the command of General Franklin Pierce. He would serve with the likes of Robert E. Lee, and US Grant along with copious military figures that would fight during the American Civil War.

The protestant dominated US Army would treat the Irish Catholics like crap. So much so that many Irish soldiers deserted and went over to the Mexican side. They would be part of the Mexican army and be called the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

Eventually, they would be either killed or captured. The remaining deserters would be hung just as the American flag was hoisted over the Chapultepec Castle in Mexico city as Thorton looked on. Of course the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would be signed and what is now known as Colorado would become a territory of the United States Of America.

My great plus granduncle would serve in the U.S. House during that period and vote to fund the war and the troops

Thorton Fleming would be called upon by Abraham Lincoln to form the 1st Michigan Cavalry (Wolverines)  in 1861. He would be among the first to come to the aid of Washington DC. He would fight against the people he served with during the Mexican American War and on the side of emancipation. He would be killed on the same day as Isaac Stevens the first territorial governor of Washington.  George Armstrong Custer would take command of the 1st Michigan. Robert E. Lee would have to ride through the mounted ranks of the 1st Michigan on his way to Appomattox.

Happy St. Patrick’s day.

But then again, we are not ashamed of conquering Mexico and taking the territories of Guadalupe Hidalgo to fulfill our Manifest Destiny.

Irish prejudice would raise its ugly head again when they pitted Irish against Irish at “the stone wall”  at Fredericksburg.

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Elwood must provide Case Keenum some better offensive tools

Hopefully, Case Keenum is the second coming of  40-18 Jake Plummer.

Elwood will still take a QB in the first round.

It seems that Case Keenum’s path to the big NFL money did not come easy.  Unlike Paxton Lynch who seems have been offered the first round easy road, Keenum battled for everything. Trevor Siemian gets shitcanned, but Paxton Lynch is the star pupil in Elwood’s extended QB handi-camp.

During 2017, Siemian, Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch were a trifecta of entry-level quarterbacking. Completion percentage, yards per completion, and 3rd down conversions were terrible. In Paxton Lynch’s case, yards per attempt were simply dismal. Forget knowing where the 1st down marker is, just making a completion was hard enough. Siemian, on the other hand, could almost never score in the second half. The once very effective Bronco halftime adjustment went the way of the dodo. Plagued with ankle issues, and an alleged sexual assault charge, Emanuel Sander’s performance dropped off drastically the last half of the season. However, even under 3 different quarterbacks, Demaryius Thomas still managed a thousand yard season and picked up the slack. In some regard, the QB musical chair fiasco did not have the talent to exploit Denver’s top tier receiver corps, but things do have to change for 2018.

The Broncos need a 3rd serious wide receiver like let’s say James Washington.  Presently, both McKenzie and Henderson seem to not take the game seriously. Mckenzie likes to fumble and engage in theatrics. Henderson likes to smoke weed in West Monroe.  Carlos Henderson has excellent LTU receiving credentials and has yet to prove himself as part of the depth chart.  McKenzie isn’t ready for prime time and could be released with zero effect on the team.   This leaves Denver with DT, Sanders, Sunshine, and Cody Latimer.  Cody Latimer could easily be the number 3 wide receiver if simply given the chance. The Broncos need to exploit the running back in a Christian McCaffrey fashion. Both Latimer and Taylor continually increase their value. Hopefully, Henderson is everything he was at LTU.

As far as the TE, over the last two seasons, the Broncos have also played musical chairs with the position, hence, a high dollar FA TE is inappropriate until the playbook evolves. I mean if they could not exploit  Virgil Green, what makes you think they can exploit Eric Ebron? It took Russel Wilson two years to fully incorporate  Jimmy Graham.

The Broncos need a replenished O-line.

The Broncos need to employ the hurry-up offense as well.

They also must maintain the Orange Crush.

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Making progress on my second home in Colorado

Weld County Colorado was established as part of the Kansas Nebraska Act. Of course my great plus grand uncle Senator Richard H. Brodhead has his name on the creation of the county. The guy building a house down the street from my new home build is named Pierce.  It seems that I cannot escape my destiny.

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Jamil Demby big dude from Maine

Jamil Demby is much stronger than Orlando Brown. He also has a much stronger frame that can be built up. He is not too tall so edge rusher cannot get underneath.  Orlando Brown’s body is pitiful. We can teach this guy technique at the next level. I need you to bring him in for an interview and go toe to toe with Miller. Let’s see what he’s got. hell, bring Brown and Demby in at the same time. Then have a go at the weight room, 15 minutes of field reps with Miller, and a 1.5 mile run with an 80-pound military backpack strapped to their backs. You will know their strengths, technique, and endurance. I figure Orlando Brown relapses during the offseason and it makes it harder and harder for him to compete over the next three years.

Jay Cutler repped 225  (28) times.  I bet Brown cannot do 10 reps right now. The dudes a weakling with little upper body strength and 80 pounds of fat.

Check out the gas in this dudes tank…..



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Elwood’s QB stable of Keenum, Allen and Lynch

It is clear that Paxton Lynch, the coddled one, enjoys Elwood’s 1st round protection.  Even when Trevor Siemian beats him out for the start two years in a row during the preseason, Siemian is targetted for removal and Paxton Lynch gets a pass.

Keenum is very stingy with turnovers.

In reality, the Denver QB corps needs a full exorcism. If Elwood likes his 1st round marbles so much, then he picks up Josh Allen and shit-cans Kelly. He then has a journeyman QB that has been passed around the NFL a half dozen times and two 1st round QB draft picks in the stable. If Keenum stumbles, then Allen is shoved into the lead role. Hell, this could have been done with Siemian for $1.9 million. Baker Mayfield is a Johnny Football style mini-me.

Keenum may not be able to take advantage of the Denver Offense and continue his success. If he can, well, Vance Joseph is safe. If he turns out to be an Orton, then, Elwood has an excellent backup plan and another new coach along with Josh Allen.

Given Vance Joseph’s inept start as head coach, I take the draft out of his hands and draft for the needs of the team.  At best, the Broncos make the playoffs. At worst, the 2019 team will be loaded for bear after an awesome 2018 draft.

Josh Allen jersey sales go through the roof.

Vance Joseph might only be a transitional coach in the mold of Josh McDaniels.  He could be the second coming of Shanahan. We will know by week 8 against the division if he is worth a shit.

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Elwood will still take Josh Allen in the draft

On the Keenum Cousins QB pay scale, Trevor Siemian, the Peyton Manning protege, is probably worth $8 to $10 million. Chances are extremely good that Siemian rides off into the sunset a new man. A man that internalizes all of his successes and buries all of his mistakes. In reality, Siemian is closer to success in the NFL then Vance Joseph. Moreover, Vance Joeseph is at his scapegoat limit.  If Vance Joseph cannot win with the 2018 draft selection, he is toast at week 8.

It will be interesting to see if Case Keenum can take advantage of the Denver offense and do what Siemian, Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch failed to do.

Recruiting Case Keenum does not bode well for Paxton Lynch. In fact, if I am Elwood, I draft Josh Allen because he can. I then pull Vita Vea in the second. In the third round, I pull an edge rusher and a WR. I stick with the Shanahan plug and play average running back scheme. I do pick up an early round WR that can compete with Sanders.

We cannot allow the Orange Crush defense to go the way of the “Legion of Boom. ” In 2018, we make the Orange Crush quite filthy with a nasty and strong Demarcus Ware Clone. We also stuff the middle with Vita Vea, the Dontari Poe on steroids.

Case Keenum takes us to the playoffs because he is stingy, smart with an iron core.

I need you to bring in Demby for an interview and see what he does in the weight room.

Dude, I still trade off Paxton Lynch and keep Siemian. Are you a fool?

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Case Keenum frees up Elwood to go nuts in draft

In reality, the only difference between Case Keenum and Trevor Siemian are the interceptions. At first, Trevor Siemian had successfully adopted Peyton Mannings ability to avoid turnovers. In the playoffs, turnovers are a severe distraction. In the Superbowl, a turnover will cost the game. Trevor Siemian would end up not following the Peyton Manning script. In fact, he would fall into an old pattern of throwing the ball up for grabs like he was in college. His completion rate versus interceptions would become debilitating. The Broncos could be driving the ball downfield and poised to score against an average team, and Siemian would throw a “stupid ball.”  The trend simply pissed off the Bronco D-line.

Now that the Broncos are dealing with Trevor Siemian’s interception problem and extracting themselves from the handsome and endearing quarterback, they can move on to a robust draft. However, it would keep Siemian around for preseason. Trevor Siemian would make a really good back up QB. Paxton Lynch has never beat out Trevor Siemian during the preseason. Odds are that the next team that Trevor Siemian is on exploits him effectively.

Elway must not allow the Denver D-line to regress like the Legion of Boom. he needs competition for Von Miller and a D-Ware right side edge rushing clone. He needs a run stuffer and some middle.

If Elwood does not fix the O-line, don’t expect Case Keenum to be the second coming of Manning.

I pull Vita Vea as number one since Chubb will be gone. During the second round, I pull an edge rusher or an O-line dude.

We need a strong right side offensive tackle.

As far as RB, I stick with Shanahan’s RB policy and look at later rounds.

Between Wolfe neck and contract issues along with rape accusations for Gotsis, the Broncos now need another DE to shore up the fiasco.