Elway-led Broncos flunking free agency
Yawn mower. You are right about John Elway’s whiffs in free agency. The NFL Network doesn’t even mention our signings, and you know why. Boring! Elway covered up his whiffs on offensive linemen Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson with Ron Leary and Menelik Watson. Yawn. Then, on the defensive line, there was no Calais Campbell signing, and Elway covers that up with Domata Peko and some guy named Zach Kerr. You get what you pay for, John. Why can’t you spend on the offense like you did on the defense after the Super Bowl debacle against Seattle? I want to draft Christian McCaffrey in the first round! If the Broncos are going to be 8-8 or 9-7, I want to at least watch the kid play. Give us a spark! Todd, season-ticket holder
Kiz: Hey, everybody loves a bargain. But to brighten up the locker room at Dove Valley, what Elway bought in free agency is the football equivalent of a porch couch and a Dumpster lamp. As a Midwesterner who moved to Colorado for the sunshine, I don’t spend my days inside a dark room, grading NFL game video. Those dedicated chaps at Pro Football Focus do, though. And these are the grades PFF gave to Denver’s signings in free agency: Leary, B; Watson, D; and Peko, F.
Political football. Just because Elway’s support of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch doesn’t fit your liberal views, you bash Elway. Elway didn’t disgrace our military veterans and our flag like Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall did. Greg, conservatively speaking
Kiz: While we might occasionally bash Elway for his football moves, we applaud both Elway and Marshall for caring about matters outside the lines of a football field. But want to know the truth? The lowlifes here at Kickin’ It Headquarters would rather argue about beer than politics. Because we know what’s really important.
Passing judgment. There is a major double standard between Elway and Colin Kaepernick expressing their views. It’s OK for an athlete to have political views, so long as he is white. It’s harder for Kaepernick to speak out and easier for Elway to be heard. Brennan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kiz: Ah, social media. What else provides such a wonderful forum for being anti-social to anyone who disagrees with the view from our little corner of the Twitterverse?
United statement. Keep politics out of sports. Politics divide. Sports should unite. B.L., united in orange
Kiz: Well, there’s certainly nothing like watching the denizens of Oakland’s Black Hole shout obscenities at Broncomaniacs to remind us that sports are what bring America together for one big group hug.
Homemade grudge. And today’s parting shot is a warning: If Nuggets fans were irked when center Jusuf Nurkic pouted on the Denver bench, they’re going to be really mad if he leads Portland to the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.
I hope Nurkic ultimately fails in Portland and all of his dreams fall apart. He never truly understood what it means to be a Nugget. Francis, holds a grudge