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It all starts with a nomination.
07-09-2019, 10:20 AM,
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It all starts with a nomination.
Anyone can nominate an eligible player (Pssssst... Randy Gradishar).To visit the HOF website for more information on how the senior committee nomination (or general nomination) process works Emmanuel Sanders Jersey , click here. Why Randy? If you don’t know why, this isn’t the article to get into all he has meant to the game of football and the Denver Broncos. Check out Kaptain Kirk’s article from Mile High Report’s Greatest to Wear series where he broke it all down. How should I nominate? In today’s technological age, nothing hits a point home more than a personally written old-school snail mail-type letter. Sure, it takes a little longer and costs you the price of a stamp, but that’s a small price to pay to nominate your favorite deserving (Randy Gradishar) Denver Bronco!Here are some suggestions for your letters:- Nominate a player (Randy Gradishar) you are passionate about (familiar with or interested in).- Do a little research on their career achievements (stats, pro bowls, all pros). Did you read the Greatest to Wear link above? - Think about including salient quotes from notable people (players, coaches, and media) regarding that player.- Speak to your geographic location, especially if living outside Colorado.- Avoid negative pronouncements (we know it’s easy to fall into) about the Broncos under-representation in the hall. This is most important.These letters don’t need to be epic, just sincere. Here’s the address you should mail your nomination to: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2121 George Halas Drive NW Canton, Ohio 44708Randy not your favorite? Here’s a list of eligible Broncos seniors.The Dark Ages (1960-1975)Lionel Taylor, WR [Senior Committee]Rich Jackson, DE [Senior Committee]Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin, S [Senior Committee]The Orange Crush (1976-1980)Randy Gradishar, ILB [Senior Committee]Tom Jackson, OLB [Senior Committee]Billy Thompson, S [Senior Committee]Louis Wright, CB [Senior Committee]Who is on the horizon for the Broncos and the hall of fame? Here’s a list of even the most borderline of candidates and their status.The Reeves Era (1981-1994)Dennis Smith, S [Eligible for Standard Selection - LAST YEAR]Karl Mecklenberg, OLB/ILB [Eligible for Standard Selection - LAST YEAR]Dan Reeves, Coach [Eligible for Standard Selection until 2028]The Shanahan Age (1995-2009)Steve Atwater Phillip Lindsay Jersey , S [Eligible for Standard Selection until 2024]Jason Elam, K [Eligible for Standard Selection until 2034]Tom Nalen, G [Eligible for Standard Selection until 2033]John Lynch, S [Eligible for Standard Selection until 2032]The Post-Shanahan Era (2009 - Present)Peyton Manning, QB [Eligible for Standard Selection in 2021]DeMarcus Ware, LB [Eligible for Standard Selection in 2022]Is there someone you want to nominate that’s not on the list above? Someone who you think shouldn’t be on the list? Rather than bicker in the comments, use that energy to get out a piece of paper and make your case to the HOF Committee for Randy Gradishar (or whomever you choose... but seriously, nominate Gradishar). Broncos Country will thank you for it. HORSE TRACKSMason's Mailbag: The outlook for the Von Miller-Bradley Chubb combinationThirty sacks between the two in 2019? It's an audacious goal, one that has only been reached by a pair of teammates once in the NFL since 2000. But it would give Miller and Chubb a lofty statistical target.Raiders reportedly negotiating to return to Oakland for 2019 season, despite opposition - CBSSports.comThis comes just months after Oakland filed an antitrust lawsuit against the teamVance Joseph wants to re-prove himself in Arizona – ProFootballTalkVance Joseph didn't do a lot of winning with the Broncos over the last two years and that's why his run as the team's head coach ended after the 2018 season. Joseph was not out of work long.Longtime NFL referee 'Red' Cashion passes away - NFL.comKnown for his signature "First dowwwn!" call, referee "Red" Cashion passed away at age 87. He was an NFL official from 1972 to 1996 with two Super Bowl assignments.Robey-Coleman hit with another $26K fine for SB hit - NFL.comLos Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman was saddled with another $26,739 fine, his second in as many games, for a hit on a defenseless player in Super Bowl LIII.Stefon Diggs hopes Vikings fans will be patient – ProFootballTalkThe first year of the Kirk Cousins experiment didn't go well, with the Vikings regressing from a final four team to one of the 20 franchises that watch the playoffs from home.Are the Steelers the Kardashians? JuJu Smith-Schuster and J.J. Watt seem to think so - CBSSports.comPittsburgh will likely be without Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown in 2019Michael Vick now taking non-coaching role in AAFAfter being slated to serve as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Legends in the Alliance of American Football, Michael Vick is now taking on an administrative role focusing on player development.AAF 2019: New football league averages nearly 3 million views on opening night - CBSSports.comThe first two games for the Alliance of American Football drew a lot of eyeballsAAF Week 1 scores, highlights: Hotshots, Stallions in shootout; Trent Richardson scores two TDs in Iron win - CBSSports.comWeek 1 of the AAF isn't over yet, with two more games to keep the fun rolling alongChad Kelly is more worried about fixing his mistakes than celebrating his successes The Denver Broncos fell 42-28 to the Minnesota Vikings in the first preseason game for both teams on Saturday. The starting unit on both sides played just a few series, so the game was mostly about the battle on down the depth chart.One move on the depth chart that seems clear is the one that moves Chad Kelly to number two and Paxton Lynch to number three at quarterback. Lynch completely bombed his 2018 debut against backups, while Kelly finished 14/21 for 177 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception in his. Kelly spoke with the media after the game and kept his focus on the details high.“I thought I did some good things today Joe Flacco Jersey , but I obviously need to review the film,” Kelly said of his performance. “The line did a hell of a job up front, the running backs got open, the wide receivers caught the ball well and made plays. It was just another day, another practice. You just gotta go out there and learn from your mistakes and keep grinding because that’s how the game is.”It was more than that, though. Chad Kelly was making all of the NFL throws and NFL decisions a young quarterback should be making naturally. Like this wheel route to a wide open receiver. The throw was solid and catchable, both key factors lacking from Lynch’s game right now. And if that doesn’t impress you, how about this throw with pressure all over him. Kelly stands tall, takes the big hit, and lobs an accurate pass over the middle to rookie Phillip Lindsay for the catch and score to take the lead.These are two throws we just haven’t seen on a consistent basis from any Broncos quarterbacks in the last two years.That isn’t to say Kelly should be starting any time soon. He is basically a rookie and still a third-string guy, but I see a lot more potential there than I ever saw with Lynch or Trevor Siemian. Even when I was calling for Lynch to start over Siemian, it was more due to my hope he was a better gamer than a practice player. He appears to be neither at this point.For Kelly, he has the football IQ and knows where his weaknesses lie and is working to overcome them. “Identifying if a man is in zone, read the coverages better,” Kelly said of what he needs to work on. “There’s so much I can get better at. Even the great ones have to get better each and every day. I can’t wait to watch the film, get back to work tomorrow and keep grinding.”He’s competing for a roster spot, but in my eyes he has earned it. It is Paxton Lynch who should be on the bubble at this point.Kelly is not looking at it the same way. He knows nothing is handed to a seventh-round pick. He still has a lot of work to do if he is going to convince the Broncos to change their course at the backup quarterback position.“I can’t look at it that way,” Kelly said when asked if he should be the number two quarterback. “I have to make sure I keep my nose in the playbook and keep studying. I should have studied more on the main zone reads otherwise I wouldn’t have thrown a pick but it’s not about that. We go out there and learn each and every day, each and every practice, each and every snap. The game’s over. We look to the Chicago Bears and get better tomorrow.”As we’ve seen from the Vikings, the Broncos have been very patient with Lynch and given up two other quarterbacks who seem to be understanding how to play quarterback in the NFL better than Lynch at this point. It would be a shame if they gave up a third to keep their former first-round pick hopes alive. Pride can be an ugly thing. Just ask the Chargers and their three-year odyssey with Ryan Leaf that culminated in a 1-15 record before they finally gave up on a bad first-round pick.
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