Everyone knows that spring weather in the Rocky Mountains is crazy. We can have 70 weather one day, and a blizzard the next. Last week we were in the 60’s and this weekend we are just getting over a heavy, wet snow storm. The good news is that it wasn’t too cold so the snow didn’t stick to the roads, but the grass got anywhere from 4″ to 2 feet around town. Even though the football season is over, this is great football weather (or snowman making weather)!
During the heart of the storm, the winds kicked up something terrible! When I got home, I thought someone had stolen my garbage cans, but I checked our security cameras and way that it was nothing more than mother nature playing a game of hide-and-seek with me. If you ever need a security camera system in Colorado, be sure to connect with Rich at Colorado Springs Security Cameras (cossecuritycameras.com) for an awesome deal.
So I mention football not only because of the weather, but the NFL Draft started on Friday and will go throughout the weekend. I’m excited about who the Denver Broncos picked so far but only time will tell if John Elway and crew can make their magic happen again. In the meantime, we will just have to listen to the “talking heads” and “armchair quarterbacks” do their job of causing controversy to keep us engaged.
By the way – please don’t listen to the noise of bringing Tim Tebow back. There is a reason both the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles both cut him the last few seasons…
So the Denver Broncos have won Super Bowl 50 and Peyton Manning gets to ride off into the sunset just like his boss, John Elway. We had a great run. Even though the offense was average at best, they didn’t have to be much better than they were since the defense was playing lights out. And as predicted, the defense won the game and the championship.
Everyone thought Cam Newton was going to be unstoppable, but to me it looked as if he was gassed. No explosiveness, never caught his breath, and lacked confidence. I guess running from Von Miller all night will do that to you.
So Manning retires, Osweiler goes to the Houston Texans and the Broncos are scrambling for a new franchise quarterback. It is very well documented that John Elway built this team to win now so the million dollar question is how long will “now” last? The defense is still in pretty good shape, but who will drive the ship. I don’t believe they will have another opportunity to win like this season if they don’t create more production and points on offense.
I was hoping they would get Robert Griffin III from Washington, but no luck. I think Collin Kapernik from the San Francisco 49ers could be a good choice, but we are in wait and see mode for him. I don’t think there will be a starter caliber quarterback that will be good enough “now” to start. So it could be up to Mark Sanchez to drive the ship – which could be OK if our defense stays good enough.
The next few days and weeks will tell us a lot about the direction John Elway and crew will go to make us contenders again this season. We all know how incredibly difficult it is to win back-to-back Super Bowls, but Denver has proven that they have done it before so they can do it again!