Abysmal (a-bzml) adj.

1. Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable.
2. Very profound; limitless: abysmal misery.
3. Very bad: an abysmal performance.

I really want to hear people back this shit up.

When I went to work this morning, the Broncos had four first day picks and a potential to get some players that could help them out immediately. When I got home from work today, the Broncos had traded up to draft a position of non need already filled by a pro-bowler and had traded away two of their four picks. They ended up with Jay Cutler and a tight end whose main selling point is "he's a lot like Jeb Putzier." Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't we already have Putzier on our roster? Not only that, Leonard Pope, a tight end who is by any objective measure much better was still on the board.

We sit here, and the Broncos haven't addressed their glaring holes on the defensive line and backfield.

All Shanahan managed to do today was take the slats out from underneath BOTH Jake Plummer and Ashley Lelie as well as manage not to improve the team at all.

Instead of walking away with players that can make an impact, we walked away with a tight end and some guy who's going to get paid a premium to sit on the bench for two seasons.

I get the impression Shanahan took Cutler so he can shirk the blame onto Plummer as soon as possible. But, I'm sure you people will let him do it.


Day before the draft

The Texans have made a very smart move and signed Mario Williams as the first pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. But, what really matters is who the Broncos plan on taking.

For the first day here's what I'd like.

Round 1, pick #15: I'd like to see the Broncos take one of the following three players here.

LenDale White RB USC

To me this pick is really a no brainer. White can put up numbers vastly superior to what Anderson put up last year. His style of running and effectiveness at getting tough yardage will make Tatum Bell just that much more dangerous. His injury shouldn't be an issue either.

Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State

Chad Jackson sucks, anybody who drafts him is asking for a bust. Holmes not only didn't have a yards per catch ranking in the 500s of NCAA wide receivers last season unlike Jackson, he can block and do the little things one looks for.

Jason Allen S Tennessee

The Broncos need a safety, and Allen may be the best in the draft. Huff will not be able to play safety at the next level and Allen has definitely recovered from his injury.

Round 2, pick #37

DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis / Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota / Joseph Addai RB LSU

In that order, if we don't take White, then grab one of these guys here.


Tamba Hali DE Penn State

OR (if we don't draft Holmes)

Greg Jennings WR Western Michigan

Round 2, pick #61 John McCargo DT NC State

Want to know why Mario Williams is the top choice in the draft? Take a look at the help he got from this guy inside.

Round 3, pick #68 Joel Klopfenstein TE Colorado

Hometown kid with a ton of intangibles, will help replace Putzier.