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Fourth Quarter of Season

Something I found on ESPN.COM written by no other than Bronco hater Len Pasquerelli or however you spell his last name.  Bottom line I don't like the guy never have never will.

Denver Broncos (5-7)

How far they have traveled: New defensive coordinator Jim Bates, who rebuilt the front four with beefier players, hasn't gotten nearly the return he anticipated, and the Broncos' unit has been in shambles at times. Denver doesn't plug the run very well, and the cornerback tandem of Champ Bailey and Dre' Bly hasn't shut down opponents the way everyone felt it would. The Broncos have been simply awful at times and have surrendered 30 or more points five times. Knee injuries to wide receiver Javon Walker and tailback Travis Henry, losses along the line and the inconsistency of second-year quarterback Jay Cutler have hurt the offense.

What they have left in the tank: The Broncos didn't play well in the Week 13 loss at Oakland, and that was hardly a good sign for coach Mike Shanahan coming down the stretch. Denver seems to have too many holes to fill and not enough talent with which to fill them. Maybe the biggest victory the Broncos will claim in December was Henry's win in his appeal to avoid a one-year suspension for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Road to the playoffs: There won't be a Rocky Mountain High in Denver this season, which represents a significant step backward. The Broncos couldn't overcome injuries and lineup changes, and probably face more offseason changes on defense.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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