It’s too late to shut the gate after the horse is already gone, but it seems like the Broncos were left at the starting gate on two good quarterbacks: Jimmy Garoppolo and Alex Smith. Both were had on the cheap, and we are now looking at lesser options at much higher costs. Yuck.
Kiz: Yep, Smith and Garoppolo would’ve looked mighty fine wearing orange. But the chances of it happening? Zilch and none. Kansas City didn’t want the twice-a-year headache that would have resulted from trading Smith to an AFC West rival, and New England shipped Garoppolo as far away as humanly possible from Tom Brady, by sending him all the way across the country and to the NFC. So look on the bright side. How many trips to the Super Bowl does Handsome Tom have left in his 40-year-old bones? Maybe Garoppolo could’ve extended the life of the Patriots’ dynasty. What’s bad for New England is good for Denver, right?
Kirk Cousins doesn’t rhyme with Jake Plummer, but it sounds the same.
Dirk, pigskin poet
Kiz: Darn, wish I had thought of that quip. It’s not only funny, but a pretty accurate description of Cousins.
Hey, Kiz. I just renewed my digital access to The Denver Post. And it’s all because of you. No bull. I pay for The Post to read you. What about this? Colin Kaepernick comes to our Dusty Old Cowtown. He can do the run-pass option thing, and the price is right. If Elway blows 30 large on Cousins, I’m going to be ticked. Get Kaepernick, beef up the defense and the offensive line, and the Donkeys are right back in playoff contention.
Kiz: Humble thanks for renewing your digital subscription. At a monthly rate that costs no more than an order of chicken wings at Mile High, every Broncos fan in the worldwide web should have one. I would like to see Kaepernick get a shot with the Broncos, for football reasons. Those who oppose the idea frequently cite political reasons. To each his own.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield compiled his Heisman Trophy winning stats behind a great offensive line that gave him three or four seconds to throw most of the time. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph had great success behind a leaky offensive line for two years and an average line as a senior. As a freshman starting his second game, Rudolph beat the Sooners.
David, bleeds orange
Kiz: Although you failed to mention Rudolph lost his final three games against Oklahoma, he might be an intriguing pick should he be there for the Broncos to take him in the second round.
And today’s parting shot might hurt our old friend Carmelo Anthony almost as much as the dagger by guard Gary Harris that gave the Nuggets a 127-124 victory over the Thunder late Thursday.
Melo and his wife thought Denver was a bit hillbilly for them. Now he’s stuck in the thriving metropolis of Oklahoma City. I think that’s hilarious.
Brad, high on Colorado