Thursday, August 7, 2008

Are You Ready For Some Football?

This week has been an awesome week for NFL football. No, there aren't playoffs or any big games happening. I'm just excited about football starting up again after 5 months, especially Denver Broncos football. I've been watching NFL Live on ESPN almost every night to get the latest scoop on what's coming up for this coming season. Last night, the HBO documentary series, Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys started. It's an inside look at how training camp is run and how some of the players work to earn their spots on the team.

I've also been reading up a lot on the Internet about this upcoming football season, especially (you guessed it) the Denver Broncos. They started up training camp a couple of weeks ago. They have practices that are open to the public everyday that I really want to go to. Unfortunately gas costs way too much just to go see a practice. Actually gas costs way too much to even go to a game.

The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Yahoo Sports, and Fox Sports all talk about the improvements that Denver has made to their team this year. I'm really excited to see how Selvin Young does as the featured running back and too see the new linebacker set up. I'm hoping that Brandon Marshall can be nearly as productive this year as he was last year, even though he has a 3 game suspension. Jay Cutler should be a lot more productive now that he better understands the offense and has his diabetes under control. Champ Bailey and Dre Bly make up a formidable cornerback duo.

I think this year looks very promising. I don't know if they can beat the Chargers for the AFC West division. But I feel confident that they can at least get a Wild Card spot and make it into the playoffs. My prediction is that the Broncos will go at least 10-6. Hopefully they can do even better and make it past the first round in the playoffs.

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