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Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:06 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 1:16 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Whoever ends up as the subject of HBO's "Hard Knocks" in 2011 has a hard act to follow -- the Jets were absolutely the most must-watch preseason football in, well, forever.

We already know that it won't be the Buccaneers, who declined the opportunity to be featured, and CBSSports.com has learned it will not be the Denver Broncos either.

"Although we recognize the value of the show and the exposure that accompanies it, we are going to continue to rely on other platforms to give our fans up-close access to the Broncos," Patrick Smyth, Broncos' Executive Director of Media Relations, told CBSSports.com.

The Broncos would have been a fascinating team to watch on the show, for a number of reasons: they have Tim Tebow (always a draw), they have a potential quarterback battle on their hands, they have a new coach in John Fox, they have a new guy running the show in John Elway, they have a pair of storyline-worthy rookies in Von Miller and Nate Irving, and they've been incredibly transparent as an organization lately, beating reporters to scoop by embracing Twitter.
Broncos' Offseason

But it also makes sense to pass on opening up the doors to HBO. The labor climate makes it very easy for potentially unwelcome made-for-TV drama to unfold naturally.

And the Broncos are in a rebuilding mode: as much talent as they have on the roster -- and they do have talent -- it's a organization that's probably more concerned with instilling the a homogeneous culture change than it is with getting its players a bunch of airtime on HBO.

That's the beauty of being young, though: there's always next year.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:21 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

Preserve especially if they performance, I like your making.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 8:17 am
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

You don't know much about football.

Aaron Rodgers didn't win the Superbowl, the Green Bay Packers did.
Team accomplishments do not make you better than a peer in the same position that has out performed you.

Now, that being said, Aaron Rodgers is becoming one of the better QBs in the league, but the best? Not when reviewing QB play for that position alone. Actually on field performance.

Geez there is a rash of boneheaded casual fans these days
I have forgotten more about football than you will ever know son.  Sure it's a team sport, but Aaron Rodgers played the best game on the biggest stage in the world.  Right now he is the best QB in the leage.  The Super Bowl win on cements it.  Look at his numbers and wins and losses since he has been a starter.  He is the best.  Now if you need some education on football just ask, and I will be more than happy to educate you.





Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

dk92-

Thanks for the compliment, maybe you should turn off your Packer-hater goggles for a minute.  Favre did, in fact, retire; here is the video clip on YouTube from March of 2008.



Nice to know that after 17 years of being stomped by him when he played for Green Bay you are still willing to forget that and remember the one good year he gave you.  I know there isn't much to cheer for in Minnesota with the Vikings getting roughed up all year, and the team attaching all their hopes to a guy who didn't really want to play last season, but was basically dragged back into football.  You can disagree with that all you want, I did pay attention to him for nearly 2 decades (still think he is the most enjoyable player to watch play) and last year he did not have fun playing football.  It was evident in his face, his mannerisms and his tone towards the team.

I know you probably aren't aware of this, but the NFL is a business as much as it is a game.  The Green Bay management made a business decision when they took Favre for his emotional, heart-filled words saying "I'm retiring" and moved onto the future of the team in Aaron Rodgers.  Green Bay believed him and made a decision and didn't look back.  Call it back stabbing if you want, and it almost eventually worked in your favor, but last I checked, you lost your most recent NFC Championship game and we won our most recent Superbowl.  Sounds like a good business decision to me.

I still love Favre and seeing that his best body of work was with the team he won a Superbowl with, and in spite of his retirement, he will always be a Packer.  Sure, there are Packer fans who are upset with how he left and there are fans that are upset with how the team handled it.  I for one will always remember the guy who was the first one in the end zone carrying his receiver around celebrating the latest touchdown.

He was on the Falcons, Jets and Vikings; he is and always will be a Green Bay Packer.

By the way, Detroit already told HBO to pack sand.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

Did Elway hurt your feelings when you were a pup?


Uhh no, the Giants actually crushed him in '86, and then ruined his shot at a perfect season in '98, so you can just stop right there with that silliness.  And you are jail birds.  Your owner is apologizing to fans and promising to get the Broncos back on track.  Bringing in Elway and such so he can clean up the team's image.  Your team's wrap sheet is just about as long as the Bengals'



Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

niklah 9 your an idiot favre didnt retire you ran him out and in the process stabbed him in the back  favre number 4 jersey will be retired wearing purple hes a minnesota viking forever we love him and hes always welcome in minnesota.  if he wants a coaching career he will be in minnesota.  by the way i hope the detroit lions do hard knocks that would be must see tv



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

This thread is nuts!  Some moron saying that Aaron Rodgers wasn't good enough to knock Favre out of the starting role!?!  Pretty sure that his first year as a starter, Green Bay made that exact statement.  When Favre "retired" from GB after losing to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game, only to come back later saying he's ready to play again, the Packers said 'no thanks', we're going with Aaron.  If Rodgers "wasn't good enough", Favre would have been in the lineup within a second.  The fact that Green Bay went with Rodgers pretty much says where the organization stood with the evaluation of Rodgers. 

As far as the best QB in the league, seeing that this 'title' is completely arbitrary and no statistical evaluation can determine who actually is, Rodgers may still be a bit of a stretch for #1.  Top 5, easy.  Number 1 still goes to Manning/Brady due to their continuous high level of play over an extended time frame and their constant presence in the post season.  Rodgers is the most recent SB MVP and played lights out this post season, but still has a ways to go to knock off the kings of the mountain.

As far as the actual article, a good team to choose for hard-knocks would be a team like the Panthers, so everyone could see that throwing a #1 pick to the fire (Cam Newton) does not benefit anyone involved.  It would be solid evidence of the need for a QB to sit on the sidelines for at least a year to learn the system before starting an NFL game. 



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

I would like to see the Eagles or Texans on Hard Knocks. Texans are up and coming and the Eagles have Vick.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

Either way, it's doubtful that anyone actualy asked the Broncos to be on Hard Knocks...



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Broncos not in the mix for 'Hard Knocks'

And like most Broncos fans:

Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in the league right now.  He won the Super Bowl and was the MVP.  I am an impartial observer and not a Packer fan, and that is my opinion
.

You don't know much about football.

Aaron Rodgers didn't win the Superbowl, the Green Bay Packers did.
Team accomplishments do not make you better than a peer in the same position that has out performed you.

Now, that being said, Aaron Rodgers is becoming one of the better QBs in the league, but the best? Not when reviewing QB play for that position alone. Actually on field performance.

Geez there is a rash of boneheaded casual fans these days...




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