Good morning, Broncos Country!
In honor of Mr. B - whom I recently learned would predict a 19-0 record for the Broncos every preseason - I am also going to put such an unlikely but not impossible record out there for the 2019 season as the Broncos begin the Vic Fangio Era.
That’s right, I said it. Make fun of it. Vehemently disagree with it. Go through all your logical reasons for X many wins and XX many losses to try and convince me to change my mind. But I’ll just say, “Cool” and move on because of course you’ll be wrong.
After all, it is June, and predictions are rather useless before teams have even made it through training camp and a couple of preseason games (I mean, truthfully, they’re useless regardless, but especially in June!)
So an 8-8 prediction or a 10-6 prediction or a Mr.B-inspired 19-0 prediction is all just conversation filler until September anyway.
But no matter how insane my prediction might be, it will be one thousand times more accurate than the recent 2-14 prediction from NFL Network’s Adam Rank.
The pundit for NFLN argued earlier this week in a broadcast that since the Broncos “hired a 60-year-old coach and the least mobile QB in the NFL,” all the talent on the team won’t translate to any more than two wins on the field.
“The Raiders are much improved this season. You’re not going to beat the Bears, not going to beat the Packers, not going to beat the Jags...the Bills are a pretty good team, the Chargers are better than you...the Lions? I’ll give you one more,” Rank said Tuesday on NFL Network.
Apparently, Rank - who also said on First and 10 @ 10 a month ago that he liked what the Broncos did in the offseason - forgot that the Broncos won five games in 2018 and six games in 2017 under the most incompetent coaching regime in recent decades. So to think the team will only get two wins while playing under new head coach and certified badass Vic Fangio is just ludicrous.
Well, ludicrous and lazy.
It is entirely possible to like what a team does in the offseason and still not think it can have a winning season, but Rank predicted the Broncos only beating the Titans and the Lions this season, not even hesitating a moment at predicting two losses to every AFC West opponent while also discounting immediately any chance at beating the Bears, the Packers, the Jags, the Colts, the Browns and the Texans.
Even if I put on my pessimistic/realistic hat of objectivity about the Broncos this season, I easily see 8 wins and more likely 10 to 11 - Raiders twice, Chargers and Chiefs at Mile High, Jags, Bears, Packers, Browns, Vikings, Texans, Lions.
But what do you think, Broncos Country?
What is your win-loss prediction for the Broncos’ record this season?
This poll is closed.
19-0 baby, just like Mr. B, Laurie and Whorfin said!(312 votes)
Somewhere in the 10-6/12-4 range(838 votes)
It’ll be a winning season, but just barely: 9-7.(953 votes)
8-8 will be the best we can hope for(196 votes)
Broncos might be a tad better than the last two seasons, 7-9(187 votes)
Rank is right...2-14 is the best Broncos can hope for(51 votes)
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