Is it just me, or is this the most boring week in the NFL? It feels like the summer has dragged on long enough and we still have the Broncos playing one more preseason game sans starters. Let’s get this thing started already!
This week the Broncos made some cuts. They’ve cut receivers Samie Parker, Lorne Sam, and Taylor Jacobs. They also let defensive tackle Josh Mallard go, and they put defensive tackle Carlton Powell on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. That brings the roster down to the required (for today) 75.
In other news, Nate Webster beat out Niko Koutouvides for the starting job at middle linebacker. That was a surprise to me. I really thought that Koutouvides would come here and win the job after so many years with Seattle. I know that he will do a great job for the team on special teams, though.
Bushleague came up with a list of the best and worst players currently and of all time for all 32 NFL teams. Their analysis of the Broncos:
“2008 best- DE Ebenezer Ekuban
If you play QB in the AFC west, Ebenezer haunts your dreams. If you have extra O-linemen, you should bring them.
2008 worst- CB Domonique Foxworth
Maybe he’s good, I’m not sure- but if I was a defensive coach I wouldn’t feel confident sending a guy with a girl stripper’s name out on the field.
ALL-TIME BEST PLAYER- QB John Elway
Can you imagine the depths of depravity he would’ve reached if he didn’t win two Super Bowls at the bitter end of his career? Him and Jim Kelly probably would have gone all Thelma and Louise on our asses!
*ALL-TIME WORST PLAYER- QB Bubby Brister
Lumpy took over right after John left…because when you enter a rebuilding phase you should hire a guy who looks like a contractor.”
The postings will be a little sporadic for the next week because I am traveling to New York to take Brett Favre to his first Broadway musical. Ok, not really, but I will be out of town so hang in there.