Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Calling Out Names: Jarvis Moss, Domonique Foxworth, Andre Hall and Darrell Jackson

I write for the people, the people that want to know what I have to say about the Denver Broncos. I appreciate every single one of you who visit the page every day, seriously, just wish you'd feel the need to comment =)

So here's what I'd like to do, it's been five days and yes, it may be a bit premature, but I feel it's necessary to point out a couple of the Denver Broncos' players who have looked exceptionally well over those five days.

Jarvis Moss - Defensive End

Granted training camp tends to favor the defense, Denver quarterbacks have to favor the fact that they're not allowed to be hit during camp. No matter what the drill it seems that Moss is playing for keeps, a certain Denver paper reported erroneously that Moss was being punished after practice. Moss has stayed late after every practice, the man is on a mission. He's got great competition in Elvis Dumervil, but Moss is excelling in both pass rushing and running situations. Too early to call? No, I don't think so, Denver will not be disappointed in last season's first round pick.
Domonique Foxworth - Corner Back

The Broncos have employed a new defensive scheme in training camp. A 4-3-3-1, if you will, the second three are the corner backs and granted this formation may just be in an effort to stop their own offense... However, in this defense it is Domonique Foxworth, not Dre Bly who shadows the number two wide receiver. It's a contract year for Foxworth and he's making it abundantly clear that he wants an extension in Denver. Rookie Jack Williams can wait and Foxworth is doing his best to make Bly look expendable, Foxworth means business. I only hope that he gets a chance to prove it in the playoffs against Indianapolis.

Andre Hall - Running Back

Andre Hall is the biggest speed bump in Selvin Young's 2,000 yards or bust campaign. Hall may just "accidentally," take the starting spot from Young, once they get in, "Under the lights," as Shanahan says. Hold off on your fantasy drafts my men, I'm not just a member of the Andre Hall Fanclub, I'm the President. He's a triple threat, in that he can run up the middle or off the edge, he can catch and then burn you or he can lay you out in a passing down. It's up to him, I wish I had a clip of him lifting unsuspecting defenders off their feet, but I don't. Even if I did, I'd be scared that I'd get sued for posting it.

Darrell Jackson - Wide Receiver

Proving that there are two constants in life, the sun will rise and Darrell Jackson will prove to be efficient. I've down played the drops that Jackson had in Seattle before, but let this be my thesis, it rains in Seattle, balls get slick- if that's not good enough for you, it might just be that your quarterback sucks (see San Francisco last season). In Jackson there is proof that Denver just may be okay in the event that Brandon Marshall gets suspended and with the consistent Brandon Stokley and the highly likely emergence of rookie Eddie Royal... Denver may not need Marshall at all this season. Take that Denver media, blow his situation out of proportion all you like, but it's not doomsday in Denver until Elvis says so... And even then we'll be okay.


5 comments:

sirsam said...

I hope Jarvis Moss comes out and PLAYS this year! I like Andre Hall, but I'm still a Young fan. :)I think our recieving corps will the best we have seen in years...seriously. By the way, I love your articles and really enjoy reading them. Keep it up!!

Ryan's Ramblings said...

I love all of our running backs. Wish we could keep and utilize them all. To think we even had Travis Henry and Mike Bell in addition to what we have now. Although, Henry and Bell proved to be ineffective.

Great blog, keep it up!

Ryan's Ramblings said...

I love all of our running backs. Wish we could keep and utilize them all. To think we even had Travis Henry and Mike Bell in addition to what we have now. Although, Henry and Bell proved to be ineffective.

Great blog, keep it up!

Ian said...

Ryan-

Shanahan's going to change the NFL again, the only people that will suffer are the Fantasy Football folks.

It was kind of rumbled over prior to preseason, that the days of a back carrying the rock 25-30 times a game are over.

If Denver truly has four guys who can come in fresh every series, the opposing defenses are going to have problems...

Ian said...

Sam-

I too think Denver's receiving corps are going to be some of the best we've ever had. When you look at the depth chart and see someone like Eddie Royal or Keary Colbert as the fourth and the fifth option... And someone as good as Samie Parker possibly not even making the team. That's saying a lot for the talent level. What an incredible thing.