Calm Down Broncos Fans, Colin Kaepernick To The Rescue

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It’s deja vu for Broncos fans who remember the John Elway era and Superbowl (s) run back in the late 90s when the looming quarterback question marks hovered over the franchise’s shoulder attempting to sneak a few answers to the post-Elway pop quiz situation.

Now, post-Superbowl victory yet again, the Broncos are in the same situation with the retirement of Peyton Manning and the looming Brock Osweiler contract negotiations.

Just to be clear (and present danger), the Broncos have an offer of 3 years for $45 million on the table to Brock-lobster-like-a-Bossweiler.  Brock went 5-2 as a starter and showed enough glimmers of NOT SUCKING to convince the Broncos that he is capable of “leading” this offense on a weekly basis.  And while we’re here discussing this topic let’s just be honest, if the Denver defense remains healthy and plays the way they did last year (ranked #1 in total defense) then the starting quarterback could be a flying squirrel named Bucky and they’d still make the playoffs.

The good news for Broncos fans?  The backup plan is Colin Kaepernick!  You know, the guy that was basically RUN out of San Francisco last season?  The guy who has less touch on his passes than John Goodman has on his meat-farts!!!  GREAT.

At least we know that Kaepernick is working out in the off-season:

RG3 Had ZERO Friends In Washington

–originally posted on Deadspin.com–


Chris Cooley Has A Whole Bunch Of Thoughts On RGIII

Chris Cooley Has A Whole Bunch Of Thoughts On RGIII

Four years ago today, Washington agreed to send three first-round picks and a second-rounder to St. Louis for the right to move up to draft Robert Griffin III. Today, Griffin is a free agent, and the man the Skins selected on the third day of that draft is their QB and set to make $20 million.

“From the moment Kirk was drafted,” said longtime TE Chris Cooley, “I think Robert had animosity towards him. A lot of people in this area hated that fourth-round pick; I don’t think anyone hated it as much as RGIII hated it.”

Cooley, comfortably ensconced in his second career as “Guy Who’s Always on the Radio and Often Saying Bad Things About RGIII,” spent most of Monday going on the radio and saying bad things about RGIII.

Dan Steinberg, the Washington Post’s Guy Who Transcribes Cooley Saying Bad Things About RGIII, has written up this latest round, and it’s all really, really good and you should go read it. In the meantime I’ll just be Guy Who Aggregates Steinberg Transcribing Cooley Saying Bad Things About RGIII.

“The offensive line did not like Robert Griffin,” Cooley said. “A lot of the receivers did not like Robert Griffin. The offensive line had a problem with Robert, because they were considered for a year-and-a-half or two years a terrible offensive line that couldn’t protect a quarterback. A lot of that isn’t true. A lot of that was Robert. A lot of the sacks were put on Robert. Want to believe it or not, they were, okay? Football-wise, they were: it was Robert.

“Robert never took [responsibility] for that,” Cooley said. “Robert continued to let his offensive line eat the blame. They don’t like it. They hate that, man. That kills them. Perception is the only thing an offensive line has, because 99 percent of people watching football have no idea what an offensive line’s doing.

“Receivers didn’t like playing with Robert, because they didn’t get the ball,” Cooley said. “It was never consistent, other than a couple in 2012; they struggled with that. So they didn’t like Robert.”

Oh yeah, that’s the good stuff, hook it directly to my vein.

There’s seriously a whole lot here, especially on Griffin’s frosty relationship with Cousins. You get the feeling Cooley’s been saving up for the first day RGIII was officially off the team.


And faster than I can even post this trending RG3 drama, the Redskins’ DE Brian Orakpo has already responded to Cooley’s discouraging words.  Click Here.