"Action" Jackson here, and I have news to share!
*Ahem* Dearest Denver Broncos fans. Congratulations on the Super Bowl, hell of a job by your defense. Good job resigning Von Miller to that huge contract, sounds like he'll be around for a while. Sorry to hear that Peyton Manning retired, but I hear you have his heir apparent already ready to play! Brock Oswe--oh. H-he left. Where did he go? Oh, that's right. You let him go to Houston and get ridiculously paid and rather than just resign him. He won you some tough games though, why let him go? He went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady! TOM BRADY! Maybe I don't know anything.....you must have someone really good if you let Brock go. You drafted Paxton Lynch, it must be him, right? Yeah, has to be. First round draft pick, Elway is grooming his future star by throwing him to the fire. Makes sen--oh. It's not him? He's the back-up? Wow. So Mark Sanchez, right? That's your guy? Yeah, I didn't think so, either. My bad.
So who is it? Trevor? Trevor who? Simian? Like an ape? Oh, Siemian. Can't say I've ever heard of him....you haven't either? Yep, that's interesting. Let me do a little research right quick....ok, you drafted him last season, 7th round pick, he was also on the Super Bowl winning team....hmm. This is interesting. Apparently, he has not attempted a single regular season pass. In fact, he has never played a regular season snap. Your starting quarterback, of the 2016 season, where you will look to defend your Super Bowl and attempt to make it to Super Bowl LI (51), has literally no starting experience.
Couple problems with this, Denver fans. First, your coaches are wasting the time of every quality offensive player on that team. Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and your stable of running backs went from playing with Peyton Manning, a walk-in Hall of Famer, and his understudy Brock Osweiler, who is a very capable starting quarterback, to a young man who, while a professional player and obviously more talented than I, has the exact same starting experience in the NFL that you or I have. That's not fair to them at all.
Second, yes, your defense was almost unstoppable last year, but being quite honest, you lost a couple starters that you could've used. You can't just bank on them being that good again. Von Miller is uber-talented, but he can't do everything by himself. He can't cover Amari Cooper when the Raiders come to town, and he can't beat double teams every single play when he rushes the passer. Points will be scored by the other team, and if your offense can't score points, then you lose games. No playoffs for you, no Super Bowl, and sad Broncos fans (tee hee).
Trevor Siemian is your starter, and this confuses me. Brock did a good job last year, I thought it would be his team by now. Obviously, I am not an GM, coach, player, or anything vaguely NFL related. I am a 21 year old college student and a cynical Raiders fan who takes pleasure in seeing your team make dumb mistakes. John Elway has a plan for your team, but I have no idea what it could be. Maybe you guys know. If so, share it with the rest of us, because it looks like he threw a dart at a cork-board with some names on it.
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