July 30, 2009

The Mr. Bronco Fan

How’s it going? My name is Tim also known as mrbroncofan. I live in Colorado Springs as the rest of my immediate family does. Colorado is a great state and a great place to live. Of coarse I do not have the experience of living anywhere else. I was born and raised here and now am at the wonderful age of 29.

I stand at the extreme height of 5’10” (minus 3”) and am very average in weight. I have red hair as does most of my family. I also wear glasses and have for most of my life. I really do not know what I look like without glasses. Ok lets just lay it all out on the table here. I also have freckles and I can not really tan. I just get a bad sun burn. So I am pretty much a dork but I like to think of myself as a cool dork.

I graduated high school in 1998 and went on to achieve great things (not really) in the retail world. I was a manager for a major retail company for five years. I will let you figure out what “major” and I mean “major” retail company I have worked for. As time has gone on I have decided to return to college and get a degree in “I don’t know” and start a new career. I hope to start college in the spring and with any luck I will be wearing one of those funny graduation dresses in four years.

I am a proud uncle of two nieces and two nephews. The oldest is Teresa and she is nine. Brandon is second at the age of eight. Kelsey comes in third at the age of five and the forth one would be Andrew who is soon to be three. Ha Ha and you thought that was all. My sister is pregnant again. That would mean there will soon be five. Good thing I only have one sister and no brothers.

I am a Denver Broncos fan and will die a Broncos fan (or I would not be on this blog). My greatest memories of the Broncos are the two Super Bowl wins. I grew up watching John Elway passing the ball to Rod Smith, Eddy Mac, and Shannon Sharpe. I remember when Terrell Davis got his 2000 yards. I also remember Steve Atwater and just how good he was. The fact is I was raised a Bronco fan. Was born on a Wednesday and was watching the Broncos play the Raiders on Sunday.

Ok now let’s finish this up. I am single and not in a hurry to get married but when I do I hope to have five or six kids. I also like hockey and basketball but not a big fan of baseball. I am a Christian and believe in Jesus Christ. I like music. Not all music. Just the songs that sound good. I like to go camping but have not gone in awhile. I also like to fish but have only gone one time this year. I have a dirt bike but have not ridden it in about two years. I have a set of skis but have not gone skiing in about three years. Well I guess I spend a lot of time on the internet and watching TV. Dang I am a dork. I used to go out with friends and hang out at bars. I would stay up all night. Now I’m just a big dork. Why didn’t you guys tell me this a long time ago? LOL. Oh and if you did not get that earlier I am only 5’7”.

Favorite food: Steak and shrimp
Favorite drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite music: Lifehouse, Uncle Kracker, Jeremy Camp, Third Day, Zac Brown Band
Favorite color: orange and blue
Favorite restaurant: Chili's
Favorite fast food: Subway
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite sports: Football, basketball, and hockey
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite Bronco memory: Super Bowls XXXII, and XXXIII

Least favorite food: Roast
Least favorite drink: Grape juice
Least favorite music: Backstreet Boys
Least favorite color: Brown
Least favorite restaurant: The expensive kind
Least favorite fast food: Not sure
Least favorite dessert: The healthy kind
Least favorite sport: Baseball
Least favorite holiday: The one that I do not get the day off from work
Least favorite Bronco memory: 55-10 loss to the 49ers in the Super Bowl

Well I said a lot so if I missed something than oh well.


July 29, 2009

Meet the Princess of the Broncos

The name is Ashley, Princess Ashley.
I’m just under 6 feet or close to that and I am very athletic. I was born in the heart of Denver, Colorado at Rose Hospital. I almost died at birth and had to spend about 10 days on an oxygen tank. Lived in Colorado for the first 7 years of my life then I was painfully forced by the Jaws of Life to move to the middle of nowhere… the state of misery, Missouri. Yes, it really is that bad! haha I’m serious!

Anyway, here a few fun facts about the Princess. I am an only child and the only person in my entire family that has no siblings. I’ve been to 6 different countries and 19 different states (including Colorado and Missouri) and Washington D.C. I collect shot glasses whenever I go somewhere (for a vacation) I haven’t been to before, a tradition my dad started. My dad taught me how to play the piano and I learned all I know about cooking from him as well.

I’m one of the most Conservative Christians you’ll ever meet. I believe in Jesus Christ and love Him with all my heart. I want to devote my life and career to Him, whatever He chooses for me. I want nothing more than to serve Him.

So I’ve lived in Kansas City, with all these “lovely” Chiefs fans for about 15 years now. Went to a private Christian school for my 2nd grade year… long story short, the teacher hated me (literally hated me, why I don’t know) and I didn’t get along very well with the PK (preacher’s kid) so I wanted out. For the rest of my school years I was at a public school and I didn’t have to wear another stinkin’ uniform, ha!

I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old but quit for a while after my dad passed away in 1998. I came back to play my sophomore and junior years in high school as a defender and earned myself somewhat of a “mean” reputation on the field. Ahhh, good times! I also sang in the Women’s Choir at my high school for all 4 years.

I graduated from high school in 2005 and then decided to wait 2 years before going on to college. I earned an A+ scholarship to a community college, so I used that up this past spring but still have 2 more semesters left. So currently I am a college student and I recently switched to getting a business degree so I’ll be able to graduate next spring. From there, I want to go on to an Interior Design school and get an Interior Design degree.

I would love to have my own business combining Interior Design/decorating as well as event planning, (ex: birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.). After a few years of earning some good money (hopefully), what I really want to do is serve God’s people. I’ve done a lot of research about the tragedies in Africa and I want to do something about it.

My dream job would be to take what I learned about Interior Design and go to Africa as well as other third world nations and help rebuild communities. I would love to travel with several contractors and rebuild homes, schools, community centers, hospitals, etc for nations troubled by pointless civil wars.

However, if that dream of mine doesn’t work out I’d love to follow my dad’s footsteps and become a police officer or I would absolutely love to play pro soccer and make it on the WNT and go to the Olympics. That’s always been something I’d love to pursue. I’ve also always wanted to start my own restaurant, name it after my dad and serve dishes he came up with and that are inspired by him.

Alrighty, now to the good stuff… football! So one of the questions I’m supposed to answer is how I became a Bronco fan. Honestly, I’m not sure how that happened considering my mom could care less about football (although now I’ve persuaded her to be a Bronco fan, haha) and my dad was a Packer’s fan. Yes, my dad was a cheesehead! haha

Even though my dad was a Packer fan, somehow I was born with Orange & Blue blood and the Bronco logo is forever engraved on my heart. That will never ever change. So if you know me at all before you read this you should be able to figure out who my favorite Bronco player is… yes of course THE John Elway!! Best quarterback that ever played the game if you ask me. Love me that #7!

Now for some of my favorites:
Favorite colors: Baby blue & orange
Favorite food: Pizza & Italian
Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite sports: Football and soccer
Favorite holidays: Christmas & Easter
Favorite memory of the Broncos: Elway’s first Super Bowl win. Best day EVER!

The one thing you can remember most about me is I’m my Daddy’s Little Girl. And don’t you forget it!

I am a Broncos fan, and I believe. I believe in Mile High Magic, and bleed Orange and Blue. I celebrate the Orange Crush, The Drive, & the Mile High Salute. I create the Thunder, share the common dream & will forever be a proud citizen of
Broncos Country.

July 28, 2009


July 24, 2009

2009 Broncos Training Camp Schedule

With training camp just a week away, the excitement builds up for the upcoming season. The Broncos will report to Dove Valley on July 31 to get ready for the regular season.

If you want to attend any training camp sessions, I have posted the schedule below. And if you do attend some sessions, we’d love for you to share any pictures you might have.

Friday, July 31
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 1
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 2
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Monday, August 3
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 6
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. (Invesco Field @ Mile High)

Friday, August 7
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 9
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 10
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 16
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 17
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 19
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 20
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Josh McDaniels: "The Magic Man"

Change is the epitome of life and our decisions. Time had come for change in the Denver Broncos organization and apart of that change was a new head coach.

After 14 unforgettable seasons and 2 Super Bowl wins with the Broncos, Mike Shanahan’s time was done. It was time for a new face to take the reins and get this team back on track. This new change came on January 12, 2009 when owner Pat Bowlen introduced a new head coach that will give the Broncos (fans included) new hope for the upcoming season.

I give you, Josh McDaniels, the 12th head coach in Broncos history.

At 33 years old, he is the fifth-youngest head coach in NFL history at the time of his hire with the Broncos and is the second-youngest active head coach in the league.

This is only the beginning of the Josh McDaniels story.

Born in Barberton, Ohio on April 22, 1976, was a young boy that would later become an NFL head coach, something only so many dream about, let alone make it reality. McDaniels grew up in one of the most football-wealthy regions in the country as a quarterback and kicker at Canton McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio.

He competed for a program, located near the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which has received national recognition for its success. His high school played their games at Fawcett Stadium, the same place the annual Hall of Fame Game is played.

McDaniels went on to be recruited by John Carroll University as a quarterback, however he spent most of his college career as a wide receiver from 1995-1998. He graduated from the school in University Heights, Ohio in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

McDaniels joined Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Don Shula as John Carroll alumni.

After his graduation in 1999, McDaniels began his coaching career at Michigan State University as a graduate assistant. While he had the privilege to work along side Head Coach Nick Saban, he was apart of the staff and team that helped the Spartans reach a 10-2 winning record including a Citrus Bowl victory.

Soon enough March 1, 2001 came around and that is when Josh McDaniels began his NFL coaching career by joining the New England Patriots as a personal assistant in scouting players. In the first three years of his NFL career he served as an assistant to the defensive coaching staff.

In 2004, he moved up the ladder and became the quarterbacks coach for the Patriots. Two years later in 2006, he received another title in addition to QB coach, Offensive Coordinator.

During his 8-year run with New England, he was apart of three Super Bowl wins in 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII) and 2004 (XXXIX).

For three straight seasons (2006-2008), McDaniels had a hand in making the Patriots stand out from all the other teams.

He helped direct the offense in leading the NFL with an average of 28.8 points per game, ranking 2nd in the league with 370.8 yards per game, allowing only 63 turnovers in 3 seasons while also ranking fourth in the league on third-downs (44.4%).

With the amount of talent the Broncos have we will surely surprise doubters, when they see the "magic" McDaniels can work in with his new team.

It will be a sight to see, mark my words.

While he earned his way up to higher ground with the Patriots, he worked on a personal level with Tom Brady and helped him earn several Pro Bowl trips. He lent a helping hand to Brady’s success and one can only imagine what McDaniels could do for an underrated quarterback like Kyle Orton in Denver.

The success McDaniels was a part of in coaching Tom Brady turned the New England franchise into something other teams envied.

Then when you take the time to reflect on what McDaniels did with Matt Cassel when Brady got a season-ending injury at the beginning of the 2008 season, the possibilities he could give Denver are endless.

With a quarterback that has been frowned upon and underestimated, McDaniels will surely work his "magic" with Kyle Orton and turn him into something special for the Broncos.

Orton has the potential to become a great quarterback and I truly believe his time has come now that Denver has McDaniels as their head coach.

Surely, it could take a few years for this team to turn into a real success or this 2009 season could start the success this team has been lacking for a decade. With the amount of talent, leadership and teamwork this team will show this season, our playoff hopes could become reality for the first time since 2005.

Not only do we have better chances of reaching the playoffs, it’s time we reclaim the AFC West division. It belongs to the Broncos, plain and simple.

Head Coach McDaniels could be the difference in all that. Based on the success he had in New England, he has the ability to completely turn this team around for the better.

Both McDaniels and Orton are with a new team this season and Orton will have the chance to learn a new offense. This change could become epic for this team. This is like a brand new team and as fans, we have no idea what to expect. The difference between this team and the 2008 team we had last year could turn out to be positive or negative for the Broncos.

However, I encourage every Bronco fan out there to look at this situation in a positive light. Instead of thinking “they will be worse this year” or “Orton will just fall short like always”, your power of positive thinking will go farther than you can imagine.

It isn’t easy to be positive especially after the dead-end seasons we’ve had but we owe it to our Broncos to support them. Life is not a certainty when it comes to football, but we do have the ability to remain positive for the sake of this team.

This is the time to support our new team AND new coach while also watching this new season unfold.

Every fan should give all the new players and coaches a chance to prove themselves and show what they can turn this team into. The players and coaches are excited and enthusiastic about the new season and changes.

I say the time has come for the fans to join in on that excitement.

Josh McDaniels has had plenty of success in his career and one can only imagine how successful he could make the new Denver Broncos team. It is a very exciting time in this organization and what a thrill it would be to celebrate the 50th anniversary with a blowout season.

I hear a winning season knocking on our door and McDaniels is here to help make it happen. Our Broncos feed off the excitement and support of their fans in the same way we feed off the production and success of the players and coaches.

Positive thoughts breed positive results.

The 2009 season is upon us in full force.
Get ready Bronco fans!

July 23, 2009

Born A Bronco: An Article On Daniel Graham

The Broncos have drafted 2 second round tight ends the last three years. I speak of Tony Scheffler and Richard Quinn. Will this stop the best blocking tight end in the NFL from being a force for the Broncos? Unlikely. I speak of course, of Daniel Graham.

Daniel Graham was born in Torrance, California in November of 1978. Early in his childhood his family moved to Denver, Colorado where Daniel went on to play football at Thomas Jefferson high school. Daniel specialized at many positions in high school. He played tight end, outside linebacker, long snapper and place kicker. If playing all those position wasn't enough, he also played basketball and lettered three times.

His high school football stats were very impressive. Only playing in seven games his senior year, he managed to catch 33 passes for 741 yards, which if you average out, comes to an impressive 22.5 yards a catch. He also played defense, recording 29 tackles and 12 sacks.

Daniel played college ball for the Colorado Buffs. For the first two games of his freshman year, he played fullback before being switched over to tight end. After his senior year, he was named First-Team All-American and won the John Mackey award as the nations best tight end.

"With the 21st overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, the New England Patriots select Tight End Daniel Graham, University of Colorado." Hearing those words changed Daniel Graham's life. The Tight End in New England's offensive system is primarily used as a blocker. So who better to get then Daniel Graham.

In New England, Graham established himself as one of the best if not the best blocking tight end in the NFL. But he also blossomed as a good receiver. Even in New England's system, Daniel was able to catch 83 passes. In 2006, Daniel was named the Patriot's offensive team caption, an honor which was well deserved.

At the end of the 2006 season, Daniel Graham became a free agent. He was the best free agent tight end available. He had many other teams he could've signed with but he chose the Broncos. He chose the Broncos because he was born a Bronco. he went to High School in Colorado, he went to college in Colorado, and his dad, Tom Graham, played for the Broncos during the 70's. On March 7, 2007, Graham agreed to a luxurious 5 year, $30 million deal with $15 million guaranteed.

Graham spent his first 2 years as a Bronco in Mike Shanahan's offensive system. In Shanahan's offense, he accumulated 56 catches while rotating time at tight end with team mate Tony Scheffler.

Now comes the 2009 season with a new coach Josh McDaniels. Josh McDaniels was with the Patriots organization when Graham played there. Josh is looking to bring a New England type offense to Denver except something will be a little different, the tight ends will be more involved in the passing game. This system will allow Graham to use his blocking skills along with his pass catching skills.

Daniel has proven to be an impact on the field and he has also made an impact off the field. The Daniel Graham foundation was created to support families from challenge to triumph by influencing youth and focusing on the areas of health, education, financial management, and community service.

Daniel Graham is an example of a true Denver Bronco.

July 21, 2009

Admin News

What up guys, I had a play around with the colours and added more orange and blue like you said. But the orange background I just could not do it. Just could not bring myself to do it. I can't get the colours of the background image and the header and footer images to blend correctly in IE. And being a web design I can't have the colours incorrect. It doesn't look nice or professional. So for that reason my pride prevented me from doing it. So you will have to deal with or I will set these four guys on you. Let us know what you think - Aussie

July 19, 2009

Admin News

What is happening guys, I had more of a play with the site I think I have it looking real nice. If there are any problems please let us know.

Also I have had an idea for some posts. I was thinking that we each right a post about ourselves. What ever you want us to know. Like what you do, when you started following the broncos, your story. Including a picture with it would be nice. If you are not a contributor you can send the article and your picture to me, gouldinator1 @ the yahoo and I will post it for you.

Ok I think that is it, oh and I haven't really looked into the posting problem yet but I will try next time we get over 200 comments. Alright I am out catch you later.

- Aussie

July 18, 2009

Rookie Edition: Richard Quinn "His Time Will Come"

With 3 possible starting tight ends already on hand with the Denver Broncos, Richard Quinn’s chances of seeing any regular season action are slim but nevertheless his time will come.

Only time will tell when he gets that opportunity to make his mark in the NFL.

Richard Emanuel Quinn Jr. was born on September 6, 1986 in Huntsville, Alabama to mother Yolanda and father Richard Quinn Sr. He played two seasons at Butler High School in Huntsville before his family moved to Maple Heights, Ohio his sophomore year.

It was there at Maple Heights High School he began to show promise as not only a tight end, but an improving receiver.

It doesn’t hurt to be a flexible football player on the field.

He was coached by Jeff Rotsky and became a two-time all-conference and all-district selection at Maple Heights. Quinn was also named the #15 tight end in the country by Rivals.com and was a member of the SuperPrep’s All-Midwest Team.

As a junior he caught 12 passes for 254 yards and one touchdown. In his final year at Maple Heights he led his high school to a winning record of 10-2 and a playoff berth. He also posted 32 catches for 468 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

In addition to football, Quinn also played basketball and became the top rebounder in the conference in 2004.

After he enrolled at the University of North Carolina in January of 2005 he began participating in spring drills. He played in nine games for the Tar Heels on special teams and as a reserve tight end.

In 2006, he fractured his shoulder blade a week before the season opener and spent the season as a medical redshirt.

Technically, as Quinn saw no action on the field in 2006, his sophomore year began in 2007. As a redshirt sophomore for UNC he played in 12 games (with 8 starts) recording four receptions for 27 yards (6.8 avg.) and one touchdown.

On September 15, 2007 in a game against Virginia he recorded his first touchdown of his college career on a 2-yard reception. He had another highlight of his sophomore year on October 16, 2007 when he was named one of UNC’s offensive players of the week in a win against Miami.

Quinn made the 2008 season his last in college but he made it a good one. Even though he remained a redshirt for his junior year he played in 13 games (with 12 starts) posting 8 receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.) and one touchdown. He blocked for the UNC offense that led the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) in passing efficiency (138.9).

In a game at Miami he posted 2 receptions for 24 yards (12 avg.) and in another game against Duke, Quinn reeled in 2 passes for 42 yards (21 avg.) as well as a 32-yard touchdown. He was named one of UNC’s offensive players of the week after wins against Duke and #20 Georgia Tech.

He also received honorable mention All-American accolades from Scout.com.

After the 2008 season, Richard Quinn elected to forgo his senior year and entered himself into the 2009 NFL Draft. He was selected in the second round by the Denver Broncos (64th overall).

As previously stated, with 3 tight ends (with experience) already at hand to be starters for the Broncos in the 2009 season, his chances of playing are slim. However, it is never too late to think about what Richard Quinn could give to the NFL.

With only 12 career receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns, Quinn’s main talent lies in blocking. Essentially, he gave the NC Tar Heels another offensive tackle to have at the line of scrimmage and he did that the best.

Most teams are looking for a tight end coupled with the talent of being a receiving specialist. With the improvement of his receiving skills, he could become a sought after tight end + receiver.

Although now (being this upcoming season) may not be his break in the NFL he does, however, have 3 people ahead of him that he could learn from. I am sure Graham and Scheffler, both on top of their game, would be willing to take Mr. Quinn under their wings and share their knowledge.

Indeed, it would be a great opportunity for him and beneficial to his career.

With training camp just a few weeks away, Quinn will get his chance to show what he’s made of to the coaches and his fellow teammates, hoping to prove he’ll be worth a starting job soon in his future.

Just wait and see. His time will come.

To make up for last time, click on the following links to watch “The Moreno Express” in action.

The Hurdle

Moreno 2008 Highlights

July 17, 2009

My Pics and Admin News

What is happening guys, these pictures are the ones I made that I sent to coop.

Now to the news. Over the next two days I am going to do some updates to the site. And in this order.

New title image
New footer image
Better colour scheme
New background image
Add new links to other sites namely NFL and DB
And then fix problems, look in to the Posting problem.

Ok guys, so if things are not working just relax I am probably working on it.

Marshall will report to camp. ( article from Denver Post )

Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he is committed to reporting to training camp on time. But that's about as much detail as he would spill about his future in Denver in an interview Thursday with the NFL Network.

Marshall, who requested a trade in June, said he would show up in Denver by July 27, the reporting date for rookies and injured veterans, rather than forfeit any of his salary. The Broncos could fine Marshall $15,888 per day that he fails to show up at Dove Valley. He already skipped the team's mandatory minicamp in June, allowing the Broncos to fine him up to $35,329.

"As of right now, I'm still under contract," Marshall said on the network's NFL Total Access show. "I have a wedding to prepare for, so I'm definitely going to show up. I'm not going to let them take no money."

Marshall, entering the final year of his four-year contract, holds little leverage in his quest to be traded from the Broncos. He is recovering from offseason hip surgery and has a history of off-field legal troubles that have already led to one NFL suspension. He would also forfeit his fourth year of service — leaving him an extra year away from unrestricted free agency — if he failed to show up at camp by Aug. 11.

But while Marshall made it clear he does not plan to hold out, he would not commit to a long-term future in Denver and would not discuss his reasons for wanting a trade. "It wouldn't be fair for me to sit up here and bash the organization and say things that we've been trying to keep behind closed doors," Marshall said.

Marshall has been one of the league's most productive receivers the past two seasons, with 206 receptions, 2,590 yards and 13 touchdowns. After making the Pro Bowl last season, Marshall will earn $2.198 million this year under his current contract, signed as a rookie in 2006. According to a USA Today study, 52 receivers in the NFL made more than $2.2 million in 2008.

Marshall on Thursday said there was "more to it" than money, but refused to elaborate.

July 16, 2009

Rookie Edition: Knowshon Moreno

Rookie Edition: Knowshon Moreno

Extreme competitor.
Great field vision.
Natural receiver.

Welcome aboard “The Moreno Express”.

Knowshon Moreno was born on July 16, 1987 in Belford, New Jersey and began to show a great deal of talent in football that led him to impeccable success at his high school. He’s a legend in his home state and rightfully so. He earned it and here’s why.

At Middletown South High School, Moreno finished his high school career as the state’s all-time leading rusher in touchdowns, 128 to be exact, and scoring 782 points. Unbelievable already isn’t it?

He was ranked second in the entire state of New Jersey history with 6,268 career rushing yards. Earned EA Sports and Prep Star All-American honors. He was rated the 10th best RB in the country and the third best overall prospect in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com

In his senior year alone, he rushed for 1,808 yards on 185 carries (9.8 avg.) and scored 43 touchdowns in 10 games. Moreno also lent a helping hand in leading his team to three state titles. Impressive.

"The Moreno Express" went on to take his talent and toughness to the University of Georgia Bulldogs in 2006.

He enrolled at Georgia spending his time on the scout team. In the Fall of 2007, he became a household name among fans and the media based solely off his performances in scrimmages. People wanted to see what “The Moreno Express” could do.

In the past, Georgia’s running game suffered from the lack of someone with Moreno’s style; his versatility to get open and break tackles. They needed a change of pace, an element of surprise. Enter Knowshon Moreno.

As he came off the bench behind Thomas Brown and Kregg Lumpkin in the 2007 season, he made his mark quickly. After posting 157 yards on 28 carries in one game (against Vanderbilt), he soon found himself atop the depth chart.

Moreno went on to make a remarkable redshirted freshman out of himself. He recorded 100 rushing yards in five consecutive games in 2007 and then started in the final six games of that season for the Bulldogs. He finished his freshman year with 1,334 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 248 carries earning him SEC Freshman of the Year honors.

That yardage total was the second-best by a first-year player for the Bulldogs and third among SEC freshman in a campaign. He also managed to average 122.08 all-purpose yards per game.

As a redshirt sophomore Moreno received All-America honors and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) in 2008. He also got involved in the passing game his sophomore year and captured 33 passes for 392 yards piling up 108 points.

He led the SEC with an average of 107.69 rushing yards per game and his 16 scoring runs tied for the fourth-best on the school single-season record chart.

He finished his career at Georgia putting up the following stats:
Ranked third in school history in career 100-yard rushing games (13).
Ranked fourth in both career rushing yards (2,734) and in rushing touchdowns (30).
Averaged an impressive 105.2 rushing yards per game and joined Herschel Walker as the only Bulldogs in school history to post 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons.

His 2,734 career rushing yards at Georgia was ranked first in the SEC, sixth in the nation and second under the country’s underclassmen during that time. Moreno was also a two-time first-team All-Southeastern Conference running back.

After spending only 2 seasons with the Bulldogs, he entered the NFL Draft of 2009. I ask you to take a brief moment and just imagine the records he could have broken and the stats he could have posted had he stayed at Georgia all 4 seasons.

As the Denver Broncos kept the fans waiting with anticipation to see who would be their first pick of the draft, for many they surprised with picking an offensive player like Moreno. Many expected them to choose defense first but I guess they felt like adding some explosion to the offense and hopped aboard “The Moreno Express”.

Denver used their first round pick at #12 to grab up the great route-runner. Maybe we should have picked defense first but this young man will not disappoint if given the opportunity of a lifetime.

Sounds like he’s just what the doctor ordered in Denver. They have been without a good solid running game for quite some time now and Moreno could help turn it all around. Denver went through 5 running backs in one season (2008). It’s time they get some stability and consistency. “The Moreno Express” could provide that and do it well. Very well.

Not only is he a sight to see on the field but he’s got the attitude any coach and team wants on and off the field. He’s humble, laid back, but also confident that he can give back the running game Denver is known for. He’s all about teamwork and has the heart to play for the game. The Broncos organization won’t be disappointed with this draft pick and I’m betting the fans won’t be either.

As his Georgia coach, Mark Richt once said, “Knowshon Moreno, I know when you get to watch the kid practice every day and see what he does, it gets you excited. He is a very vibrant guy. He could be a gymnast. You can't hide his enthusiasm for life. He will light up his team with his energy level. He will jump over a guy standing on his feet and score. He has got speed, power and agility. People have to respect his power. If (the defense) sends a guy full-speed to try and get him, Knowshon will make them miss."
He’s a dreamer
He’s a teamplayer
He is Knowshon Moreno off the field
He is "The Moreno Express" on the field.

Whats Cracker Lacking!

Hi everyone, the picture at the left is me and my girlfriend, very nice right. Ok so I had some fun with the website yesterday. I added all these things to the site.

Rearranged the pictures and things on the side.

Made blog bigger.

Changed fonts and sizes.

Top and bottom images.

Just fixed up errors and removed crap in the code we didn’t need. Let us know what you think and any suggestions.

Hope Doc likes, let us know what you think. I was thinking of changing the back image but didn’t have enough time?

It took forever to do those things and learn the design of the site. There are a lot of little errors and mistakes you can’t see I fixed. Hope you enjoy…

July 14, 2009

Welcome Bronco fans

I created this blog so the true Bronco fans can blog whatever they want whenver they want.