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Optimistic thoughts on this season and some good old fashioned trash talk as we settle into the slow part of the NFL year.

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Now that the buzz of the 2020 NFL Draft has worn off, we’re left with the sad, daunting reality that we face 3 months of bupkis insofar as NFL events to talk about.

No OTA’s.

No minicamp.

(Seriously, screw you Scotty for pointing this out)

But most of you know me...it is the time of year I let the optimistic juices flow. We just got some new Broncos! Every team is back to 0-0. The Broncos have a legit shot at making the playoffs (seriously...I can argue the point right now).

This year honestly seems especially refreshing. For the first time in 6 and a half years, our team is going to be led by a quarterback who has the potential to put up some really impressive offensive numbers.

Also, we have a completely revamped offense with what looks like on paper some significant play makers at skill positions.

Let’s also take a moment to be thankful that we’re fans of the Broncos...who don’t breed a locker room full of miscreants like the chefs and don’t have the league’s most celebrated cheater still doing what he do in Tom Brady.

PS: For those of you who have been bashing on this draft class, step back and look at the whole picture. Make sure it includes that trade of a 7th round pick for Jurrell Casey and the 4th round pick for A.J. Bouye.

Well done, John Elway, Broncos scouts, and Broncos coaches!

Broncos News

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News for NFL Stat Geeks (that’s quite good)

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