Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Good or Bad?

Most every fan of the NFL is going to have their own opinion on whether or not the Broncos are doing good by bringing in the best wide receiver in NFL history. So here's your opportunity to sound off, give us your thoughts on the recent signing. If you don't agree, why, what do you think Rice should do. If you agree, why? How can Rice make this Broncos team better?


Blogger Steve said...

I'm a bit torn on this subject, but I'll start off by giving my overall opinion - Rice should just retire.

It was funny, I was reading this article on by Ray Ratto and he mentioned Rice was nearing in on Rickey Henderson territory. How true is that?

Nothing against Ray Ratto, but I also see the other side of things. If Rice is physically able to after 300 years in the league, why shouldn't he be able to continue?

The only advantage I see this having for the Broncos is you bring in the best receiver in the game to possibly get the younger guys motivated to have that same type of work ethic, and to basically learn from the best.

But here's the issue - Smith is without a doubt a future HOF. Maybe not 1st ballot, but he will be inducted. Why not give the younger guys a chance for playing time then some old-timer who doesn't know when I walk away?

Seems like Emmitt Smith part it a career and walk away. Come to Denver as a WR coach, how much more valuable could that be to this organization?

Nothing against Jerry Rice, he is the best receiver in NFL history, hands down - anyone willing to say no is either a retard or wants to annoy me! But Rice...retire buddy - let us Rice fans enjoy seeing your speech at Canton.

11:40 AM  
Blogger kevinck04 said...

a player/coach and he might come in for key plays but I think it will be good for the team because he does bring leadership especially in the age of the "diva" wideouts who better to learn from than the best. I kinda of think of the wizards and when Jordan came back. He wasn't the same but I'm pretty sure he made an impression on the younger players with exception of Kwame Brown but thats another subject all together.

2:12 PM  
Blogger RED said...

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8:06 PM  
Blogger RED said...

The Broncos getting Rice shows me a lot. What it shows is that the Broncos are willing to do whatever it takes to win a championship and bringing Rice in is going to help us achieve that goal. Jerry Rice not only owns all recieving records known to man but he also has 5 rings and 6 Superbowl appearances. The dude has been there done that as far as playoff football is concerned. Rice is the type of player that will rub off on other players, his hard work ethic, his skills, his determonation and thats exactly what the Broncos need. His determination, ethic and skills already rubbed off on one piss poor team called the Raiders so who knows what he can do with the Broncos. Jerry Rice is the type of player you want in a locker room, when Watts drops a pass he is gonna look in his re view mirror and see Jerry waiving. This puts a lot of pressure on Watts and the other history lack luster number 4 recievers in Denver who in fact historically suck with 6 catches a year for the number 4 WR over passed 5 years) Just think how Plummer is gonna feel when he see's Rod Smith and now Jerry Rice in the huddle, maybe he will think twice next time he goes Lefty Grove on us.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Interesting points Red, and I cold-heartedly agree that having Rice in your team's uniform will without a doubt provide leadership, among may more things he'll bring to the table.

To those folks who totally think this is a great move, I will give you this - Rice has always proven us football fans wrong. Rod Smith reminds me a lot of Rice, small school, wasn't really given the opportunities, but look how he has produced. It is with Rice's hard work that he has been successful as he has.

Another good thing is Rice coming to an offensive system which he is very familiar with. Shanahan will undoubtedly use Rice to his fullest potential, and what a great insurance policy incase Denver gets bit by the injury bug again.

On the flip-side of it all - you're having a receiver come to your team knowing this is 95% possible this is his LAST season in the NFL. So not only will you have to cut a young receiver who could potentially become a solid #3, but you'll have to go through this again next season if/when Rice retires.

Fortunately for argument sake, the NFL is a business - it isn't about what you can do for me in 2 or 3 years, it's about what can you do for me now. If bringing in Rice will help the Broncos become that much more of a threat offensively and help this team out, I am all for it.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous nn said...

Nice, I was hoping you'd post on this. I thing it's GRRRRRREAT!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One simple question: who was the alternative? The Broncos didn't pick up any WRs in the draft, and the free agent pool is shallow at best. Regardless of the who, the why is: We needed another WR. that spot is now filled. never mind that it's filled by the greatest wide receiver ever to play the game.

1:33 PM  
Blogger RED said...

Yup and we all have the pleasure of seeing The GOAT

2:32 PM  

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