Chip could re­turn CU to foot­ball glory days

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - Kickin’ it with Kiz Read­ers talk and colum­nist Mark Kiszla re­sponds

Call­ing for Kelly. All I need to say is: Chip Kelly to the Univer­sity of Colorado. Would the Buf­faloes go af­ter him? He’s a top-notch coach for a pro­gram that will stay at rock bot­tom un­til the Buffs can get a coach­ing style that at­tracts re­cruits.

Rich, calls Beu­lah home

Kiz: Colorado can’t of­fer the big money or pres­tige that would ap­peal to Kelly’s ego. So CU seems like a bad fit. But as long as we’re talk­ing crazy dreams, here’smine: Kelly takes the coach­ing gig with the Cleve­land Browns. And, in 2016, he fi­nally gets to work with a Hall of Fame quar­ter­back, some guy named Pey­ton Man­ning.

Man up, Mark. You are an id­iot. Brock Osweiler is a clown at quar­ter­back. Our D has won the games. As a Bron­cos fan of 45 years, I hate re­porters like you. Man­ning is our man, not coach Gary Ku­biak’s lit­tle (lap dog). As a coach, Ku­biak de­stroyed Hous­ton and is do­ing the same in Den­ver. He wanted Man­ning un­der cen­ter and that’s how the in­jury occurred. Do us real fans a ser­vice and find an­other line of work, Kiz. You (stink).

Rick, salty lan­guage deleted

Kiz: Be­fore John El­way­made a coach­ing hire, the knuck­le­heads here at Kickin’ ItHead­quar­ters tried to­warn: If Man­ning­was go­ing to be the quar­ter­back, the ob­vi­ous choice as coach wasA­dam Gase. Once the de­ci­sion­was made to go with Ku­biak, it­would’ve been wiser to say good­bye to Man­ning. With the ben­e­fit of 20/20 hind­sight, Man­ning and El­waymight nowa­gree with that as­sess­ment. You’re cor­rect, Rick. I could be bet­ter suited for an­other line of­work. For a small, sev­en­fig­ure fee, Iwould gladly pro­vide con­sult­ing ser­vices to the Bron­cos.

Let’s go Green. Af­ter the Bron­cos beat Cincin­nati, you wrote their “of­fen­sive line looked as if it had been as­sem­bled on the is­land of mis­fit toys.” How long is this go­ing to con­tinue? Here are the op­tions: 1) De­velop a new block­ing strat­egy; 2) Do noth­ing and Osweiler will get hurt; 3) Betme thatMan­ning will not be ready to play! The real an­swer is sit­ting on the bench. Tight end Vir­gil Green loves to block.

Jerry, Cas­tle Rock

Kiz: The play­ing time of tight end Ver­non Davis is al­ready trend­ing down­ward, as the role of Green ex­pands. If the Bron­cos se­cure a bye, would Ku­biak have the time to re­tool his of­fen­sive line be­fore the first play­off game? Yes, but the real prob­lem is very lim­ited choices at tackle. That’s why the O-line is the big­gest con­cern in the post­sea­son, al­though more fans would rather scream about the mer­its of Osweiler vs. Man­ning.

Un­scripted. And to­day’s part­ing shot takes a crack at why Man­ning went so bal­lis­tic about the re­cent al­le­ga­tion that linked his fam­ily to HGH.

Prick any­one’s trauma pocket, and they likely will spazz out an­swers that don’t make a lot of log­i­cal sense. Man­ning’s usual ro­botic, scripted folk ma­chine has been a lit­tle more, um, Rage Against the Jazeera.

Ben­jamin, keen ob­server

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