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Bill Simmons, ESPN's Crack Cocaine Guy, picks Broncos to go 10-6, make playoffs

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If you're searching for some optimism for the forthcoming Broncos season, look no further than the NFL manifesto posted today by ESPN.com's Bill Simmons, wherein he picks the Broncos to be this season's no-one-saw-this-coming surprise team. His take:

Nobody believes in them because they lost Shanahan (24-24 since 2006) and Cutler (17-20 career record). Was that REALLY a disaster? They hired the architect of New England's record-setting 2007 offense (McDaniels) and traded for a QB with a 21-12 career record as a starter (Kyle Orton). (I know, I'm pushing it with the facts. But those ARE facts.) They crushed the draft: two first-rounders (including running back Knowshon Moreno, who could light it up right away) and five of the top 64 picks. They play in a division with two awful teams (Kansas City and Oakland). They easily could start 4-0 (at Cincy, home for Cleveland, at Oakland, home for Dallas). And the city of Denver has lost all hope. Also, I want to throw up and you are shaking your head right now. In other words, the Broncos fit the bill. Ten and six, I say.

So, Broncos fans? Are you baggin' what the Sports Guy's rakin'?

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