Look out, AFC.
The Broncos are not screwing around.
Peyton Manning is clearly locked in - and what looked even a week ago to be a Broncos team that would be happy with a Wild Card spot is now a juggernaut.
At 4-3 the Broncos have a lock on thier division. And, with one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, they have a shot at the whole enchilada.
Yeah, I am talking Super Bowl.
Is there anyone in the AFC that can stop Denver if they have a real defense - a secondary - guys that can shut down Drew Brees !
Holy crap! The Broncos are for real.
I want another crack at the Pats. Well, that's coming. Meanwhile, bring on the Bengals. And consider them mince meat.
The worst of their schedule is behind them. The Broncos are poised to go on a tear now and I can't wait!
Peyton Manning was far and away the best answer for this team and John Elway deserves a ton of credit for seeing that and stopping at nothing to make it happen.
His best is yet to come.
The Browns took down the Chargers in their early game, so the outcome of Broncos / Saints is slightly less significant for Denver. Will the Broncos take advantage of the chance to pull away in the division - or will they let the desperate Saints come in and get a win?
Here's how I see this one going down.
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(Via Pro Football Talk)
During a segment of ESPN's NFL Live, prior to Super Bowl XXXI back in 1996, host Andrea Kramer talked with players from all over the league about a common practice in the league then referred to as "Smash for Cash". This according to a court filing made today by the NFLPA on behalf of New Orleans Saints players still fighting their suspensions resulting from "Bountygate".
The players Kramer interviewed described player-to-player incentive pools for big plays - and for big hits - incentives identical to those that lead to the Saints' scandal. Pro Football Talk published a transcript of the ESPN segment today.
The existence of the segment would seem to indicate that, as recently as the mid-1990's, "bounty" programs were common - and existed with the blessings of the NFL.
Among the players quoted in the segment were Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, Chris Dishman and our own Alfred Williams, currently a drive time afternoon radio host at 104.3 the Fan.
Williams is quoted as saying: “These are just individual things that guys just challenge each other with. It happens all the time in every place that I’ve played in.”.
This is interestingly largely because I have heard Williams on the radio discussing the Saints Bounty scandal but never heard him mention and "pay for performance" type incentives that he might have been a part of.
You can read the entire transcript HERE.