My very first post as a member of MHR just a week or two after I finally joined MHR after a couple of months of lurking around was about 2007 looking eerily similar to 1995.
I’ve often wondered if I was right in my assumptions and I have flip flopped a couple of times thanks to Guru’s highly persuasive arguments on the subject of where the Broncos are in the rebuilding process. I have finally come full circle. Last year WAS 1995 and this year is 1996, which means we should win the division with a 12-4 or 13-3 record and get upset in the playoffs. Which will set the stage for another Super Bowl run in 2009.
As surprised as I am to say this, I think we will win the Super Bowl employing our usual two-back system that Shanny has been employing ever since Clinton Portis left. HoosierTeacher and I have debated the issue greatly in the past, so it was hard to admit he is right. I still think that if we draft a stud running back that this offensive would be unstoppable. I just can’t shake the feeling that having a two-back system messes up an offenses rhythm during the game, while also making it harder to fool the defense because of the situational players you are bringing in is a dead give away most of the time.
Anyways, I wanted to share the good feeling I have that our team is going to gel all season long…playing beyond their ability for the regular season. Our inexperience will cost us in the playoffs, but that loss will ignite a Championship run.
One last prediction before I get out of here, the New England Patriot’s dynasty is D-E-A-D. I know many of you will disagree, but they will not return to the Super Bowl in this decade. The humiliation of blowing a perfect record in the Super Bowl, coupled with the Spy Gate fiasco, will bring this team to its knees. I am not saying they won’t be a threat in the playoffs, but their aura of invincibility has been shattered and teams will play them tough every game. I see them falling to 9-7 this year, 6-10 in a good division, but the AFC East is a joke.