You are a Broncos fan, you cannot read, this installment of Better Know A Team will be read to you.
The 2006 season is nearly underway, and to mark the moment the Random Broncos Running Back Generator has spit out rookie Mike Bell as the team's starting tailback. For those keeping track, just jot his name down next to the 1,200 rushing yards in the team's final tally. Of course, this was the same Mike Shanahan hubris that caused him to pick up the patron saint of Grey Goose, kevlar and hatchets, thinking he could turn him around. What could possibly go wrong?
Speaking of rookies, some scouts believe the Broncos first round pick Jay Cutler is a better choice because of his superior arm strength than the more highly touted quarterbacks in this year's draft, Vince Young and Matt Leinart, and really, how can anyone argue with that?
In other roster moves, one bellyaching wideout has been replaced with a scarcely more talented one. Jake Plummer has lost the porn stache and undergrowth that served him so well in imploding in the conference title game last year. So he's no longer Beardo, but he can still vote Quimby. And yes, I'm aware of the irony of quoting The Simpsons, a show that has historically drubbed the Broncos, to make a joke, so don't bother pointing that out. And yes, I realize the phrasing of the past sentence is also an allusion to The Simpsons. What do you expect from a blogger by the name of Christmas Ape? I promise by my next post I'll change my screen name to Hollow Man and drop a lot of T.S. Eliot lines*.
*Promise not legally binding
Note: Okay, so maybe we already previewed the Broncos. We don't exactly keep precise books over here. It's a freakin' blog. If it makes you feel better, think of this as "Better Know a Team... Some More!"