Raiders Record Book Day is Wake-up Call
Posted by The Minkster on October 25, 2010
That is the most embarrassing display of Broncos football I’ve ever seen, and that’s because I wasn’t even a zygote when Denver set the team record for defensive futility after being blasted by 59 points in 1963. If you haven’t heard, the only other shellacking like that was at the hands of the KC Chiefs at DU’s Hilltop Stadium with final scoreboard reading 59-7 in favor of the bad buys. It wasn’t just that the Broncos didn’t show up on Sunday, but that it was handed down by the 2-4 Jason Campbell led Raiders! Really?! The guys cashing Bowlen signed paychecks better be doing a whole lot of soul-searching on that long plane ride to London or they might be looking for jobs in the new collective bargaining agreement adjusted NFL next year.
I do have to say that McKid did step up and take full responsiblity for looking like he trotted out the Duke University football team onto Mile High turf. Not that he could deflect much responsibility, but he didn’t use the media to berate any players or fellow coaches. I’m guessing he won’t have to educate the team on what exactly “hated rivalry” means and inspire his team to get up for Raiders week come mid-December. The Shanny payback inspiration is gone, but hopefully McKid has found his own reason to hate Raider Nation.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I just have to put in a small plug for Joshy and his new orange and blue toy. It’s too easy to pick on a guy that looks like he can still fit into his high school prom tux and borrows his dad’s car to take his wife out to Sonic on Friday night dates. That’s because I wish someone had enough faith in me and given me the opportunity at that age to soar like an eagle or crash and burn like a bad Jackass stunt. Aren’t we all hard on the kid because there is just a tinge of jealousy coloring our orange sunglasses?
There will be growing pains, but I see great potential for this team and its Doogie Howser leader. McKid really isn’t any worse than the mediocrity that had come to describe Shanny’s post-Elway teams. And, his start is like another Bronco head coach that ended up being pretty good – Dan Reeves (4 Super Bowl appearances as a head coach). McKid’s record is 10-13 to this point with more than half the 2010 season left and the AFC West still up for grabs. Dan was 12-13 in his first two seasons as the youngest head coach (37) in the NFL then took the Broncos to the playoffs the next year as a wild card team. Let’s give Josh a break and see where this joy ride takes us. If this team has any pride at all I’d hate to be the 49ers this weekend. We shall soon find out the character of the 2010 Broncos.