Sunday, 27 November 2011

Lets salute a real Broncos legend in 2012

How better to introduce myself to the world of Primetime Sports than by mentioning the man that everyone is talking about - Mr Timothy Richard Tebow.

Mr Tebow is polarising journalists, analysts and fans alike. Some say he is a lucky charm (no not the cereal) others say he has the throwing talent of the Venus De Milo. Me - I love the guy.

Anyone capable of completing two passes in a 60 minute professional football game and still leaving with a win is alright in my books.

Every podcast I listen to and every NFL show I see on tv or the internet is full of Tebowmania. Understandable considering the guy is a two time National college champion (2007 and 2009) and a former Heisman Trophy winner (2007).

Tebowmania got me thinking of the Broncos and the last time they were a good team - a winning team that was a World Champion.

Everyone it seems remembers the Broncos of the late 1990s as a team led by the living legend John Elway. It was Elway who was brutalized by the Giants, Redskins and 49ers in the late 80s, and then came back to take two Super Bowl winners rings with him into the Colorado sunset.

The one thing the 80s Broncos lacked that the 90s Broncos had was a running game, and in my eyes the only reason Elway is not another statistic or a 'what if' headliner is because Denver had Terrell 'TD' Davis.

The two years that the Broncos won the Superbowl (1997 and 1998) TD ran for a truly eye popping 3,758 regular season yards, caught 67 passes and scored 38 touchdowns.

In that two year period TD played 7 playoff games and incredibly he rushed for over 100 yards in all 7 games - totalling 1,049 rushing yards, 12 catches, and 11 touchdowns.

I'm not sure but I don't think any running back in NFL history made more impact in two consecutive seasons than TD did in 1997 and 1998.

My point in raising all of the above? Well I'm on a crusade, much like I was for Redskins legendary wideout Art Monk, to get TD to be recognised as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

TD has been a semi-finalist in the Hall of Fame voting for the past 5 seasons, including earlier this month as he again was on the list.

Yes TD's career sadly went downhill after 1998, but for those two years TD was in my humble opinion the greatest running back to have ever played the game.

Is two years of exceptional football enough to warrant a Hall of Fame bust you may ask?

I say yes when the end product is two Vince Lombardi trophies and the lifetime love and respect from a team's fans.

I have a million and one things to add to this blog, but it's time to settle down now for some NFL red zone and if I ask very nicely my wife might even give me permission to order a pizza.

As Marv Levy would say "Where would you rather be than right here right now!"

Thankyou Primetime Sports for signing me up.


Lawrence Vos

PS - Say a prayer for all Redskins fans as it is the 4th anniversary of the death of Sean Taylor - Washington safety who died as the result of a home invasion.

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