Schon: RR&R and Week Ten Picks
Wade Phillips (Getty Images)
Wade Phillips (Getty Images)
Syndicated Sports Columnist
Posted Nov 14, 2010

No matter how bad it seems for the Denver Broncos and sports in general for the 5280 - just remember... we're not the Cowboys, we're not the Cowboys, we're not the Cowboys. Now, does that feel better?

No matter how bad it seems for the Denver Broncos and sports in general for the 5280 - just remember... we're not the Cowboys, we're not the Cowboys, we're not the Cowboys. Now, does that feel better?

To some extent it has to – until you consider that former Broncos coach Wade Phillips was whacked by Jerry Jones on Monday after bustin out 1-7, while Josh “The Boy Wonder” McDaniels, who’s weighed in at 2-6 in the same time span is still driving the bus at Dove Valley with Pat Bowlen and the Broncos heirarchy continuing to treat the current fiasco like a bad week at Hometown Buffet.

Not that I’m ragging on what’s happened since McDoogie took over – but I’m pretty much ragging on everything that’s happened since McDoogie took over.

Peyton Hillis is busting it out in “C Town” – Brandon Marshall is paving his way in Miami, Tony Scheffler is setting it up in Detroit and Alphonso Smith is a living highlite reel on his own… all players that McDaniels felt didn’t fit in to his scheme and chose to let go.

You see a pattern here?

Looking over the previous two McDaniels drafts, which have resulted in an offensive line that’s about as reliable as teenagers on prom night and a running game that’s averaging slightly more than Pavorati’s waist size per carry, and you begin to understand why the entire state of Colorado feels completely jacked over the current state of affairs.

Toss in the reality that the Broncos have won exactly ONE playoff game since John Elway retired (1998), which was exactly twelve-years and two chins ago, and you can begin to see the dilemma.

Boy Wonder – Boy Blunder… either way the dance isn’t working.

It obviously isn’t working too well for linebacker D.J. Williams either after getting tagged for his second D.U.I. offense in less than five-years. Ironically, the last time the level of stupidity rose this high was early on a Friday morning in 2005 as the Broncos prepared to meet the Kansas City Chiefs.

(Copy and Paste) You see a pattern here?

NFL Picks Week Ten

Last Week: 5-7-1 Season: 64-60-6

FALCONS (-1) over Ravens
Texans (+1.5) over JAGUARS
Lions (+3) over BILLS
Vikings (-1) over BEARS
BROWNS (+3) over Jets
Bengals (+7) over COLTS
Titans (-2) over DOLPHINS
BUCCANEERS (-6.5) over Panthers
CARDINALS (-3) over Seahawks
Rams (+6) over 49ERS
Chiefs (-1) over BRONCOS
GIANTS (-13.5) over Cowboys
STEELERS (-4.5) over Patriots
Eagles (-3) over REDSKINS

Last Week: 7-5-1 Season: 61-63-6

FALCONS (-1) over Ravens
JAGUARS (-1.5) over Texans
Lions (+3) over BILLS
BEARS (+1) over Vikings
BROWNS (+3) over Jets
COLTS (-7) over Bengals
Titans (-2) over DOLPHINS
BUCS (-6.5) over Panthers
Seahawks (+3) over CARDINALS
Rams (-6) over 49ers
Chiefs (-1) over BRONCOS
GIANTS (-13.5) over Cowboys
Patriots (+4.5) over STEELERS
Eagles (-3) over REDSKINS

Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past twelve-years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: “Schon Live” airs weekly on various radio and Internet stations around the country. You can follow all of Schon's updates on Twitter - Facebook or drop him an email at Michael John Schon

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