Denver Broncos News: Shanahan Fired

NFL.com reports that ling-time Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has been fired following an epic collapse to end the 2008 season.

I have to admit, this is a bit shocking.  Buckle up Bronco nation, this could be a bumpy ride.

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Broncos Week 17 Post-Game Analysis: Denver at San Diego

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Well, that was…something.

I actually made my wife promise to not let me watch the game live.  I know that sounds crappy as a fan, but I couldn’t handle it.  I did DVR it so I could go back and review highlights (or lowlights as it was) and I get text alerts from our friends at ESPN with scoring updates.

All I can say is, I am pretty happy with my decision to not watch it.   Here is my take on what happened and even though I thought we would lose, I am still bummed.

The Broncos were throttled 21 – 52 Sunday, and for the first time during the entire 2008 season they were not in the division lead.  Unfortunately, that was the worst time to give that lead up as now the Chargers are the AFC West champions and will move on to face the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs and the 8 – 8 Broncos get to go home.

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Broncos Week 17 Preview: Denver at San Diego

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Well, unfortunately I was pretty close to one thing in my preseason prediction.  I said that this game very well could mean the division…and it does.  After a disappointing loss to the Bills last week combined with a huge San Diego road win in Tampa Bay, the Broncos and Chargers will face off in the final week of the season for the division and playoff berth.

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Denver Broncos News: Young and Pope to the IR

Yesterday it was announced that Selvin Young ruptured a disc in his neck and P.J. Pope tore his hamstring in the loss Sunday to Buffalo.

I have never as a Broncos fan seen such an injury-plagued season like this one.  So far this year, Denver has lost 7…count them 7 running backs to the Injured Reserve list for the season.

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Broncos Week 16 Post-Game Analysis: Buffalo at Denver

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Honestly, the season is over.

I hate to be negative and all doom and gloomy…but Denver just cannot win the games they need to and after a 30 – 23 loss AT HOME against the Bills they will have to beat San Diego in their house to win the division.  No team, in the history of the NFL has ever blown a 3 game divisional lead with 3 games to go.  Get ready Bronco fans, we are about to make history.  Here is my take on the game, and P.S. I hate football.

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Broncos Week 15 Post-Game Analysis: Denver at Carolina

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It has been a few weeks, for the 2 people (counting myself) that visit the site, I apologize.  Work, family, holidays, life, etc.  Anyhoo, I am back and ready to talk about the puzzling Broncos.

In week 14 Denver could have clinched the AFC West by…

a) Beating Carolina

or

b) Kansas City beating San Diego

Personally, I thought the best chance was option b.  Kansas City has been playing better and are tough at Arrowhead in the winter months.  San Diego has sucked this year, and this seemed like the most likely scenario.  Carolina is one of the top 3 (my opinion) teams in the league and at home, I was not expecting a Denver win.  Imagine my joy when I watched the Chiefs beat the Chargers until the network switched over to the Bronco game.  Before it switched, the Chargers had just scored to make it 21 – 16 in favor of KC.  With a minute or so left, and the Chargers needing to get the onside kick AND score, I figured it was in the bag.

Thanks a lot Kansas City, not only did you manage to let them get the onside kick and then score, but you also blew the chance to win on a field goal attempt after.  How dare you make Denver win the division on their own merit!!

Here is my take on the drubbing (I called it) that Carolina handed Denver, 30 – 10…

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