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KC Chiefs mailbag: About those Denver Broncos

Perhaps some slight trolling of Broncos fans.

Doug Pensinger

(Send mailbag questions to, which is seriously still a thing. Or tweet to @RealMNchiefsfan)

I've been spending much of today (when not, you know, working) taking a look at Mike DeVito's tape from last year. There's some good news and some bad news. But since I'm not ready, I'm leaving you with just that (laughs fiendishly and hysterically). Instead, let's lighten my mailbox a little, starting with my favorite Broncos fan. Or in other words, literally the only Broncos fan who doesn't hate me (yes, I still claim credit for ending their season. I'm not even kind of sorry).

MNchiefsfan alright, let's talk Broncos. :) Break down the Broncos and their position groups. What are your thoughts on the groups?

Can't do it, BFFL. Just can't. Not until we sit down and talk about the elephant in the room. You're a nice guy. You're knowledgeable about the game of football. You don't exude any kind of cockiness at all. You can't possibly be a real Broncos fan. So I'm offering you a one-time shot... switch sides. I recently checked the Rules of Fandom, and it turns out that one CAN switch teams for only a few reasons.

  1. The team leaves town
  2. The team has a psychotic owner who has spent at LEAST a decade destroying the franchise and alienating the fans
  3. You grew up a fan of a favorite player more so than that team, and that player moves on. This is ONLY acceptable one time in your life, and generally only acceptable if you were a fan of that player during childhood or teenager years. The only exception to the "childhood" requirement is, of course, the wave of Alex Smith fans that have joined Arrowhead Pride recently (Yes, I'm creating exceptions to benefit me and my team)
  4. You are a fan of the Raiders, Chargers, or Broncos.

See? It's OK! Join us! Stop trying to be something your not!

With that in mind, here's my opinion of your former favorite team's positions groups:

Quarterback: Evil.

Running Back: Unproven yet overrated by Broncos fans.

Tight Ends: Average, but very overrated by Broncos fans

Offensive Line: Soft on the interior, very good but overpaid at LT, and overrated by Broncos fans.

Wide Receiver: Incredibly good but still somehow overrated by Broncos fans.

Defensive Line: Average, with Derek Wolfe overrated by Broncos fans.

Linebackers: Featuring one of the best five players in the NFL as well as one of the best 4-3 OLB's in the game in Von Miller. I don't know how, but miraculously still overrated by Broncos fans.

Cornerbacks: Champ Bailey is one of the five most overrated players in the NFL as of right now. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was a good signing. One side of the field is overrated by Broncos fans.

Safeties: A weakness. For some reason still considered a solid unit by Broncos fans.

Coach: John Fox is a very solid coach.

Colorado In General: Overrated by Broncos fans. Appalachian Mountains >>>> Rockies all day.

The Effects of High Altitude on Visiting Teams: A myth. Real men don't need air.

Colorado Avalanche: Overrated as a franchise, but only by Broncos fans. Avalanche fans who are not football fans have good heads on their shoulders.

Colorado's State Bird: The lark bunting? You're making that up. Broncos fans insist this is the best state bird.

Denver Nuggets: I was gonna say underrated... but who am I to argue with Andre Miller?

Oh, and by the way... John Fox is overrated.

(drops mic)

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