Last night on MHRRadio, someone pointed out that ESPN's Matt Mosely had said the following of the Broncos:
I'm pretty sure the Cowboys' pass rush is overrated: The Cowboys are about to face one of the worst 3-0 teams (Denver Broncos) since the merger. After wins over Denver and Kansas City, Dallas will head into a bye with a nice-looking 4-1 record. emphasis mine
Just off the top of my head, I can think of one recent 3-0 team this year's team could definitely beat: Last year's Broncos. Think about it for a minute. Last year's defense flat out wouldn't be able to stop our running game. This year's defense would give up some points, but they'd also force Cutler into a pick or two, and I'm inclined to believe that they'd also force at least two fumbles. As for special teams, our return game may not be doing much this year, but nothing sparks a return game like going up against the Denver special teams coverage units did. This year's coverage would be more than enough to stifle Eddie Royal and co. Even coaching would be an advantage for this year's Broncos. Nolan ought to be the early favorite for CoTY (screw the fact that he's only an assistant. What he's done with our defense defies logic.) Jedi McD showed last in last year's Pats Broncos game that he's more than capable of finding and exploiting the weaknesses of last year's team. All in all it probably amounts to a pretty fair butt-whooping of last year's team.
So there you have it. The 2009 Broncos are better than their 2008 counterpart. The 2009 Broncos aren't even the worst 3-0 team in the past two years, much less the worst ever. QED.
Now this isn't to target Mosley specifically. I've seen this sentiment echoed repeatedly in the MSM. Mosely is just one example of the ignorance going around. I just can't wait until Sunday when Dawkins, Orton, and the crew put it to Mosley's Cowboys. Go Broncos!