Talking Siemian, Orton and Tebow
Just another Orton. I like Trevor Siemian, but he’s kind of like a young Kyle Orton. He moves the chains but is incapable of putting points on the scoreboard. What do you think?
Jorge, critica deportiva
Kiz: Siemian is a keeper, which is amazing for a quarterback that saw 249 players taken ahead of him in the 2015 draft. So, props to him and the team’s scouting department. Many Denver fans love Siemian like a puppy. But here’s the truth, dawg: Anyone who’s certain Siemian will definitely be Denver’s starting quarterback next season might not know John Elway very well. Whether the Broncos sneak in the playoffs or miss out, it’s not good enough for Elway. He wants to win, and he wants to win it all. If Paxton Lynch isn’t ready to make Broncos Country stop wishing Dak Prescott was the quarterback Denver nabbed in the 2016 draft, then Elway must explore every avenue for a return trip to the Super Bowl while Von Miller and Chris Harris are still young.
Shedding light on Tebow. I like Siemian, but we got further in the NFL playoffs with Tim Tebow playing quarterback, and Tebow had a worse Denver offense and defense.
L.M., Denver via Mars
Kiz: All the light bulbs here at Kickin’ It Headquarters are 25 watts. (We’re not saving the whales, we’re hiding wrinkles in the mirror.) But even an old dimwit like myself can see comparisons to Orton and Tebow might not be especially flattering to Siemian. Orange slices and juice boxes. Other than the major bowl games, most are college football’s equivalent of participation trophies. R.M., Colorado Springs
Kiz: The Mr. Potato Head Bowl is not a reward. It makes a mockery of football’s grand bowl tradition of a holiday at the beach. It’s hard to fool a 20-yearold college student, although it seldom stops an academic institution from trying. The Colorado State Rams wanted nothing to do with freezing their buns in Boise, as their 61-50 loss to Idaho showed. The practice time would have been better spent studying for final exams. Of course, CSU coach Mike Bobo earned a $50,000 bowl bonus, despite the final score. If he could distribute that money to make rent or mortgage payments for his players’ families, maybe we could talk about the proliferation of lower-tier bowls being worthwhile.
Trio of terrible teams. Although I am a huge fan of Joe Sakic, he hasn’t shown the ability to turn the Colorado Avalanche into a premier NHL team. I think, however, the real culprit is the Kroenke family, led by Stan and his son, Josh. All the teams they own – including the Avs, Nuggets and Los Angeles Rams – stink. The Kroenkes are the common denominator with all three teams. The media should start criticizing ownership, unless they fear being banned from shopping at Walmart.
Gregg, expects more
Kiz: My secret Santa bought me a Colorado Rapids T-shirts at Walmart for $14.96. Now there’s a winner for you.
Last but not least. And today’s parting shot is nice. Sort of. Because, you know, it’s Christmas. I hate it when you are right, Kiz. Rick, Denver