I can tell by the posts in my beloved MHR that we are all excited about the Broncos again! Besides the "Tebow thing", Sunday's game provided a number of pleasant suprises and left us all shocked and looking forward to the Miami game.
2. Robert Ayers. Who was wearing the Ayers uniform on Sunday? During the lockout, I carefully re-watched all of last years Bronco games and went on record several times on this site labeling Ayers a complete bust. "Couldn't play a lick". I stand corrected - even embarrassed. All year, he has been playing adequately, but he had a breakout game Sunday. Dumerville drew a double-team on virtually every passing play and it was Ayers that was consistently applying pressure up the middle and controlling his blocker on the running plays His sack-fumble play was huge, and it was caused by Ayers' desire and "want to". If he continues to play at that level, we may have found a diamond in our own back yard.
3. Willis McGahee. His play spoke for itself.
4. Knowshon Moreno. I know that he didn't play much, but he made a couple of great blocks late in pass protection, and did you see that touchdown run? Pure "want-to". McGahe has earned the starting running back job (a great performance), but there is certainly a place for Knowshon as a receiving and change-of- pace back.
5. Tebow excitement! Yeah, some of his passes stunk, some of his decisions weren't the best, but could you feel the excitement from the players? Especially the defense? This is what we saw and felt last year. It is difficult to put into words, but sort of a grab your ..... (gutcheck?), we aren't taking this anymore, man-up and be counted feeling. On the sideline, on the field, on the offensive and defensive lines - an attitude that we want to win, not just run the plays. A complete change. Exciting!
NOW - ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!!!!