On Friday, the Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports Radio AM 1340 featured Eric Goodman's post-game interview with Montee Ball. In it, Ball sounded resigned to a fate he probably couldn't imagine a year or two ago, possibly off the Broncos' roster.
"I feel that I can most definitely help this team win football games," Ball told Goodman. "I know for a fact I can. But it's a business. It comes down to 53. Like I kept saying, I kind of felt like I worked with what I had out there. I tried to make a play. I should have made a play as a playmaker. But it was tough out there tonight."
Then Goodman asks an interesting question: if Ball had a choice between a #4 back with the Broncos, or competing for a #2 or #3 spot somewhere else (after getting cut), which would he choose?
"That's a great question," Ball said, pausing to think while laughing. "That's kind of something I will be thinking about, but it's really out of my hands right now... If I do get cut, I'll most definitely go shopping. If I am here, I'll make the most of special teams. That's what I did my rookie year."
"If I had the choice," Ball continued, "I'm a Bronco at heart. I'm a Bronco at heart."
Ball talked about how long the season can be, on how anything can happen and he'll keep competing.
"It was a lot of carries. I can only blame myself for that for staying in my senior year. My senior year I got like 330 carries. If I had to go back, I would change that. I would change that. But being in the situation I'm in now, I can only just keeping staying on top of my body, keeping it healthy."
"I appreciate all the carries I got, because I loved it... but it's tough on the body. I feel good now, but we probably could have spread it around a little bit."
Goodman concludes: In hindsight, if Ball had known he was going to get 356 carries his senior year, he would have left as a junior.
Bonus listen - MHR on MHS
I joined the guys, where they asked me about Brock Osweiler, Montee Ball, Corbin Louks. My biggest regret was not laying out for that touchdown pass, Goodman relayed. Give it a listen and be sure to catch The Afternoon Drive every weekday from 4-6 on AM 1340 and MileHighSports.com.