Well, as Super Bowls go, Super Bowl LIII was... one of them. A couple weeks ago, I took the easy road and declared that Broncos fans should root for the Rams because there were so many former Broncos appearing on their Super Bowl roster. Also, come on... It’s the Rams over the Patriots. Talk about a no-brainer Horse Tracks topic.
So how did these former Broncos do?
Of all them, I had the highest expectations of Aqib Talib. He turned in 4 tackles, and was part of a stifling Rams defense that kept the Patriots under wraps until the 4th quarter. Truth be told, when the camera caught a glimpse of New England’s returner, Cordarrelle Patterson’s chain, I secretly hoped Talib would soon add it to his collection.
Then there’s C.J. Anderson. Truthfully, without him, there would have been even less Los Angeles Rams offense to watch in an a game already starved for offense... and that’s not good. On the ground, C.J. carried the ball 7 times for 22-yards. In the air, Anderson was targeted 3 times with 2 receptions for 12 yards. I kept hoping to see a repeat of the overtime toss play from the Broncos-Patriots game from 2015 that won Denver the game, but it never came. What a bummer.
The bright spot for the Rams in the game was none other than former Broncos coordinator/head coach/coordinator Wade Phillips. He held things together as long as he could, but with damn-near zero offensive output, they just couldn’t hold. Frankly, Wade should be proud of the game he coached. Holding he-who-shall-not-be-named to just 13-points usually wins you the football game.
Lastly, there was former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels. Josh will get another ring for managing to get two field goals and a touchdown.
So yeah, pretty terrible night for former Broncos all around in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I hope you’ll all join me in gleefully turning the page on this terrible 2018 season. If you’re like me, you can’t turn it fast enough.
Super Bowl BONUS
One current Bronco not disappointing anyone is Von Miller. At the Super Bowl festivities for his Broncos’ nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, Miller was very active during Super Bowl Week doing one of the things he does best - making fans happy.
The Pro-Bowler offered a “Von Miller Super Pro Camp,” clinic to kids of the Warren Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta and also sponsored a “Fortnite Xbox Speed Challenge” - which involved playing Fortnite, doing dance moves and racing in a golf cart.
Of course Miller won.
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And in case you didn’t catch the NFL #100 commercial - perhaps the only entertaining football being played Sunday - you’ll enjoy No. 58’s cameo in there ... along with No. 18. Oh to have those two together again.
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