Costly game with Scheffler and Royal banged up. We’ll get to that later.
The funniest play of the day was the Marcus Thomas interception. He dropped back into coverage from the inside rush position and intercepted the ball then proceeded to look like a stalled pick-up truck in a parking lot. A lot of shake and bake, juking like jello and trying to pull his leg out of the mud and then coughing it up. I’d have loved to seen his face when the ball came out and the Bucs recovered.
The defense had flashes of brilliance and at times played as well as I’ve seen them play all year. (Blogger)-Monodono, you may have hit it on the head last week with your comments about the Defense finding their identity. And Yardo, you’re always on top of it!! 3 sacks and 1 interception!!
If you didn’t know, it was Alumni weekend and I had a great time at the game as my two former teams played each other with the added benefit of seeing a bunch of the guys I played with and the guys from decades prior and after that played here. You also have to take your hat off to Mr. Bowlen, because year in and year out, he and the organization really roll out the red carpet to all the Alumni and host a wonderful weekend event of golf, meetings and the game. Thank you Mr. Bowlen, from all the Alumni.
Gary Zimmerman was inducted into the Ring of Fame in a nice half time ceremony. When I played in Tampa, we’d pull film on him just to watch his techniques because he was by far one of the best left tackles to play the game. Actually I can think of anyone better, so he was, “The Best”. It was fitting to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year too. I could do an entire blog on other Broncos that should be there but you don’t have the time to read that one.
Crazy week in the NFL with all the Al Davis comments and then Warren Sapp commenting after the fact. There’s more going on in the “Black Hole” of Raider nation than anyone wants to admit but it seems to be coming out piece-mail this week and probably for weeks to come. Stay tuned on that debacle.
Heal-fast will be the theme this week. The receiving corps will be a little thin but the running game was impressive at times and with a little over 100 yards rushing, maybe we’re on to something. Did you all see the “freight-train” Pittman run late in the game where he ran through and then over a few Bucs, pile-driving them into the ground?? Those guys were picking up their jock-straps after that train wreck and probably calling 911 after being run over by like that.