For those who do not know, I am a broadcast journalist and write sports articles for Mid-Utah Radio of Manti, Utah. I am writing NFL predictions on an alphabetical basis so this explains why my lead reads the way it does. As always, comments are appreciated. I don't think I'll get any flack on this one, but here goes...
Yes, at long last I’ve reached my Denver Broncos in my NFL predictions and I do believe they’ll be better than many of the national experts think.
The Broncos are blessed to have a solid signal-caller in Kyle Orton, who last season passed for a career-best 3,802 yards while he undoubtedly impressed Rush’s Geddy Lee with 21 touchdown against just 12 interceptions in 2009.
Furthermore, when healthy, Correll Buckhalter (who averaged an impressive 5.4 yards per carry last season) is among the more solid tailbacks in the league. With that said, Buckhalter is once again injured as are several other Broncos, such as fellow tailback Knowshon Moreno and Elvis Dumervil, who sadly may be out for the regular season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Nevertheless, the Broncos have plenty of others to pick up the slack such as linebackers Robert Ayers and Mario Haggan while the acquisition of ex-Raider tailback Justin Fargas could also pay huge dividends.
I, for one, am most intrigued by the new wideouts who are taking the place of Brandon Marshall and his 101 catches last season.
While solid rookie prospects Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are both injured currently, expectations for them are sky high and for good reason as many NFL analysts have called them polished prospects who can contribute on the field when given the opportunity.
I, for one, am hoping for Eddie Royal to return to his rookie season production wherein he amassed 91 receptions and created numerous headaches for opposing defenses.
Ultimately, though, the Broncos will be successful because of their bolstered defensive line.
Obviously, the secondary promises to be stout once again as Denver returns virtually all key performers from a unit that ranked third against the pass in league annals in 2009.
In short, I am quite confident in giving the Broncos 10 wins this season with a possibility of 12 in the best case scenario.
Yes, I am an unabashed Broncos supporter and am pounding the orange and blue Kool-Aid with impeccable alacrity to say the least.
As is customary when I sign off my posts, GO BRONCOS!!!