Good morning, Broncos Country!
Earlier this week it was announced former members of the Denver Broncos were semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Randy Gradishar, Mike Shanahan, Dan Reeves and Alex Gibbs.
This won’t be a “state-your-case” for any of the four. That’s been ad nauseam over the last decade-plus, especially with Gradishar.
What I will say is that is absolutely egregious that no member of the Orange Crush is in the Hall of Fame. No member of one of the best defenses in the history of the NFL has a member in the Hall of Fame.
How does that square with a museum that supposedly honors the history of the game?
Gradishar aside, and it’s outrageous the former Broncos linebacker isn’t in, Louis Wright was the original shut-down cornerback in the NFL. He’s not even up for consideration. Hasn’t even gotten a sniff of the Hall of Fame.
Tom Jackson should certainly get talked about but doesn’t.
I don’t know if Billy Thompson has the credentials, but there would be discussions if he played in any other city.
The fact there are members of the Purple Eaters in the Hall of Fame and no members of the Orange Crush is beyond asinine.
And it doesn’t look like that will end anytime soon.
A recent story suggested Gradishar still faces an uphill battle to enter the Hall of Fame. If the best player from one of the best defenses in history can’t get the credit he deserves, the shunning of the Orange Crush will continue.
And that’s outrageous.
Broncos name MaryKate Johnson as Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Johnson brings more than 20 years of strategic talent planning, employee experience and executive coaching expertise to the Broncos.
Mike Westhoff with high expectations for Broncos special teams | 9news.com
For the second time in ten years, the 75-year-old Westhoff has come out of retirement as an NFL coach to help run a team’s special teams units.
John Elway: Sean Payton is the 'perfect fit' to help Russell Wilson rebound
John Elway believes Sean Payton is the "perfect fit" to help Russell Wilson rebound. He still has an office at the Broncos facility, but has no official role with team.
Week of Woe: NFL's worst in-game coaching decisions the past decade
Yahoo Sports' NFL "Week of Woe" continues with a list that includes a defense of an infamous Super Bowl ending and also Mike McCarthy blunders. That's right, plural.
Ranking 2023 NFL contenders by tiers: AFC headlined by Chiefs, Bengals, Bills entering regular season - CBSSports.com
Here's where each team in the AFC stacks up entering the 2023 season
Why star NFL running backs have been devalued: What's next - ESPN
Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott are free agents, and RBs are struggling to get paid. To see the future of the position, we first have to look back.
Tom Brady NFL return rumors: One Buccaneers player thinks Tampa Bay is trying to coax QB out of retirement - CBSSports.com
Are the Buccaneers trying to get Tom Brady to return to the NFL?