Everyone knows that the Broncos running game is strong year in and year out. The blocking scheme is conducive to 1,000 yard seasons. With Travis Henry as the starter, and Selvin Young and Ryan Torain as backups, no one can argue their strength. Now, add ten year veteran, Michael Pittman, to the mix and start jumping up and down on your couch like Tom Cruise on Oprah. Pittman is most notable for his solid career with Tampa Bay, but he also had a couple of good seasons with Arizona. Should Pittman pass his physical today at Dove Valley, he will sign a one year contract with the Broncos for the veteran minimum salary of $830,000. There’s no doubt that Pittman passed his prime, but he should do some great things for the team as a backup.
It says something about the Broncos offensive system when someone like Selvin Young says that he has a goal of 2,000 yards this season. To attain such a lofty goal, he would obviously need to become the team’s starting tailback and get more than 10 carries per game. He could become a starter if he proves himself this off-season, and Henry continues to be plagued by injuries. There have only been six players in NFL history to reach that mark, and should he do it, he would have his name inked alongside greats such as Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, and Terrell Davis. I’m not trying to knock Young, but the second year player should be talking about winning a ring first rather than his individual goals. If he’s going to set an individual goal, keep it to yourself or to the team and please make it a little more realistic. 1,000 yards ring a bell?