Cap Rich, but Cash Poor?
According to Vic Lombardi, the Denver Broncos have burnt through their cash reserves already after signing the big three of DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. It was money well spent, but it might be prudent to keep the cap ceiling a little more than arms length away in case something shakes loose later this Summer that John Elway may want to take advantage of. For now, I'm perfectly content watching them stand pat.
.@Joe_Solomon The issue is cash. Broncos have the cap space to make more deals, but they've reached max levels in cash allotment.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 13, 2014
Stay Classy Jacksonville
Poor Zane Beadles had to sign his mega deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in a storage room of some sort. I wouldn't mind having that tacky looking neon sign. It does make one wonder what kind of "Bingo" hall that place was.
AFC Contenders Obvious
With the aggressiveness of John Elway to shore up the defense with proven defensive standouts, I felt he did everything he needed to do to ensure this team is as good or better than last season. Maybe even tougher to boot. It was doubly satisfying for a few minutes when he stole away the top cornerback of AFC rival New England Patriots, but that didn't last long as they shoveled a truckload of money in Darrelle Revis' direction to even out the talent gap with the favored Broncos. Meanwhile, the rest of the AFC seemed content to play second fiddle to the two juggernauts of the conference.
It pleases me that Skip Bayless made this prediction as well, because Skip Bayless is almost always on the wrong side of right.
Bring it. RT @RealSkipBayless: I think NE just won next year's AFC title.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) March 13, 2014
#87 Bids Farewell to #87
Denver Broncos all-time great, Eddie McCaffrey sent a well wishing tweet Eric Decker's way. It certainly was fun while it lasted, but I do recall getting frustrated with Decker seemingly complaining all of the time. I do not ever recall Eddie Mac doing such a thing. Looking forward to the next great #87 to don the orange and blue!
- What is there not to love about the Broncos getting some nasty with their newest free agent signings?
- Andrew Mason says don't be surprised if the Broncos add a quarterback in the NFL Draft this May. I agree, but it will likely be a later round prospect.
- Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib have teamed up again for the first time since they played at KU.
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie turned down Talib money and now hasn't received much interest. Talk about an expensive mistake!
- At least two of the three signings are game changing on defense, but I would argue Talib is also a game changer based purely on the type of scheme Del Rio wants to run.
- The biggest question is whether this free agent spending spree will result in a world championship, because that is all that really matters to this Denver Broncos front office and ultimately to all of us fans as well.