With all that’s gone on over the last 14 years

  •  Shannon Sharpe Jersey , this is what they’re thinking about?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteMile High Reporta Denver Broncos communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBroncosOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Denver Broncos PodcastsDenver Broncos NewsSomething Something BroncosPatriots fans still smarting over 2005 Champ Bailey interceptionNew,36commentsWith all that’s gone on over the last 14 years, this is what they’re thinking about? Patriots fans still smarting over 2005 Champ Bailey interceptionWelcome to the May doldrums! With the splash of free agency and the draft drying up in the soon-to-be summer sun, it’s normal for sports writers to look back on what could have been in their team’s history had things gone just a little different. One such writer, Pat Lane, from Mile High Report’ssister site, Pats Pulpit, scanned the spartan history of injustices against his team and somehow settled on one of the greatest plays in Champ Bailey’s career, the 99-yard non-scoring interception during the divisional round of the 2005 playoffs. You may review the article, here. One of the worst in NFL history? Ramifications? Come on Pat. You know better than that. Even over here in Broncos Country, we all know what the worst call in NFL history was and it pains us to say it.Just don’t tell Raiders fans we agree with them.Pat’s description of the play is entirely accurate. Tom Brady tossed an interception to Champ Bailey in the red zone and Champ ran it all the way back and had the ball knocked out of his hand at the 1-yard line. The refs called it as they saw it and the rest is history. Then Bill Belichick had the play reviewed.Being 2005, there was no pylon cam, no sideline cam, no other angles that definitively showed the ball’s location once it was knocked from 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Champ Bailey’s hands. Pat says it himself, there just isn’t a conclusive picture. Pat then goes full Zapruder, breaking down the end of the play. He carefully documents the location of the ball while completely discounting the angle of the shots. None of the photos adequately depict the ball or the goal line in relation to the sideline and goal line. The photos were taken from the roving camera-mobile thing, likely around the Patriots 15-yard line. It’s hardly an angle where a single yard can be adequately judged. For better or worse, without clear photographic evidence Tom Jackson Jersey , which the video wasn’t then and the photos aren’t now, deference must be given to the refs on the field and their verdict still holds true to this day.Like in 2013 and 2015, the 2005 Patriots were no match for the Denver Broncos. Despite their tremendous success (free of controversy, scandal, and consternation), it’s interesting to see them return to one of their worst post-season losses and wonder what could have been. I know the Patriots and their fans love to create narratives where they are somehow the underdog to rally support for their team as though theirs isn’t one of the most impressive sports dynasties in sports history, but is this really the best hill on which to plant that narrative? Despite all the photos... CHAMP BAILEY IS STILL THERE... You know, out at the 1-yard line. If we’re breaking down tragedies on video, I suggest Pat look at this incredibly creepy mattress commercial that airs locally in New England. What is up with this nightmare?What’s with the turtleneck? What’s with the elongated stares? Why establish opulence only to reveal a jail cell-like room with no windows? I hold the other fellow in the commercial as complicit in whatever nefarious acts (crimes?) Tom is about to commit on this spartan and likely overpriced mattress set. “Can I get you anything?” Yeah, dude, how about a damn pillow?! Just what the hell is going on here?!HORSE TRACKSMason's Mailbag: New Broncos making a big impressionOLB Malik Reed is one of the young, under-the-radar players who have a chance to make an impact during OTAs and training camp.STEM School Highlands Ranch Graduations To Be Held At Dove Valley - CBS DenverWhat if Ben Watson’s play against Denver was called correctly? - Pats PulpitBen Watson chased down Champ Bailey, but was ultimately screwed by the refs.MLB: Tim Tebow hits first-career Triple-A home runTim Tebow hit a home run on Sunday afternoon, marking his first career Triple-A homer.Rookie expectations: Roles for Broncos' first-time players | 9news.comDalton Risner is the only projected starter although Noah Fant should play plenty, get occassional start.Source: Texans release TE Griffin after April arrestTight end Ryan Griffin has been released by the Houston Texans, a source tells ESPN's Field Yates. 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The Eagles defensive end leaves on a high note after recently winning the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.Darrell Henderson: Rams 'best system I could get in' - NFL.comDarrell Henderson already feels at home with the Rams, whom the running back said had "the best system I could get in." Los Angeles selected him out of Memphis in the third round. How does the second year pro fit the new regime’s scheme?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteMile High Reporta Denver Broncos communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBroncosOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Denver Broncos Roster2019 Broncos roster review: Linebacker Keishawn Bierria New,29commentsHow does the second year pro fit the new regime’s scheme? 2019 Broncos roster review: Linebacker Keishawn Bierria Can the 2nd year backer stick under a new coaching staff?Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsGoing into the 2019 draft most around Broncos Country were dismayed to see John Elway pass on taking a pure off ball linebacker. Most around the league see it as one of the biggest holes on this year’s roster. That may not be the case. Something I’ve noticed over my years following the NFL is how short the memory of the draft community seems to be. While this year’s Broncos don’t have a flashy first round backer like Devin Bush, it was merely one year ago Elway drafted two linebackers. Everyone who bleeds orange and blue knows about Josey Jewell, the 2018 4th round pick slated to start next to Todd Davis. Less have kept up with the 2018 6th round pick out of Washington: Keishawn Bierria. After winning a roster spot out of camp a year ago, Bierria played in every game on the schedule in 2018. He finished with 5 tackles, but played over 65% of all special teams snaps, and 311 total. The goodReliable special teams contributorPlays beyond his athleticism. Reads quickly and hustle is apparent. Multiyear starter at Washington.Working in Bierria’s favor is that the Broncos did not spend high draft picks on another rookie. Justin Hollins may play some inside backer in addition to his outside work, but the linebacker room has space for the 2nd year pro to make an impression. Additionally, given the importance of special teams contributions for players closer to the back half of the roster Bierria’s experience there his rookie season could give him an advantage over rookies such as Joe Dineen, Malik Reed, and Josh Watson.Bierria was a valuable special teams player as a rookie. The badHe only played 18 snaps on defense last year. Foot speed is a notable weakness of his. Ran a 4.79 40 coming out of Washington.Lateral mobility and quickness are also issues. Isn’t big for his position. Upside may be limited to special teams. Coming out of the 2018 draft Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller had this to say:It really sums up what Bierria looks like a year into his NFL career. The snaps he played on defense were mostly clean ups at the end of the blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals and the final snaps of the season. One thing that really helps him make the team last year is that the Broncos carried so many linebackers. Vance Joseph prioritized players who could contribute on special teams, even if it meant holding onto players with limited value to the offense or defense. Will Vic Fangio do the same?Keishawn Bierria’s roster status with the BroncosI suspect Bierria has to prove he’s a significantly better special teams player than his competitors to have a shot to stick to the roster in 2019. He’ll also need to prove he can serve as a valuable backup player behind Davis and Jewell to stick to the roster. One thing that helps his cause is that the new defense does not place near as much man coverage responsibility on the linebackers, so his limited athleticism won’t be such a liability. Even then, he has his work cut out for him with 4 new players competing for time at his position group. One of Bierria’s more significant defensive snaps of 2018.