View Full Version : Keith Burns Appreciation Thread Part 2.
11-06-2005, 09:58 AM
Now he's doing amateur hour stand-up comedy at Comedy Works. It would be impossible for me to be on this guy's bandwagon any harder.
11-06-2005, 10:29 AM
I saw that earlier today. He is one of my favorites also. He brings the intangibles to the team and really seems to be the players favorite also. There were a bunch of guys to support him in the clip. Would have been cool to be there.
11-06-2005, 10:46 AM
You know, I always loved Keith. However, I grew to appreciate him even more when i saw him take the most viscious hit I've ever seen before.
You all remember the play. It might not be burned into your memory like it is in mine though.
It was a Monday night game in 2002 (I believe), in Baltimore. To refresh your memories, it was the game that Chris McCallister returned a missed Jason Elam FG 108 yards for a TD.
On that play, Elam kicked the ball and everyone on the O_line just stood there watching the ball. The only player that moved was Burns. I'm not sure if he saw the kick was gonna be short or if his instinct took over, but, he started running in the direction of the endzone.
Chris McCallister was standing under the cross bar and caught the short kick. Burns was running full speed towards McCallister. When McCallister saw Burns approaching the 20 yardline, he started to kneel down. Ray Lewis motioned to McCallister to come out. McCallister saw Burns and Lewis. Lewis saw Burns and McCallister. Burns saw McCallister, unfortunately, he didn't see Ray Ray.
What happened next was one of the scariest hits I've even seen. McCallister came out of the endzone and darted to the left sideline. Burns was running his heart out, focused solely on McCallister. As Burns started to angle towards the sideline, Ray Ray had him totally lined up. They met at the 10 yardline and Ray Ray completely obliterated Keith. I really though, "Oh my God, Lewis just killed Keith Burns". That hit was so hard, and the worst part was, everyone in the stadium saw it coming. The only one who didn't see the inevitable was Burns.
What floored me was, Burns got back up and tried to run towards McCallister. He has zero shot of catching him, but Burns tried his best to stop the TD.
That day, Keith Burns went into my "favorite Broncos of all time" list. Burns' career was summed up in that one play for me. To bad the other 10 Broncos on the field at that time didn't have half the heart or desire that Keith did.
11-06-2005, 12:02 PM
The only hit in recent memory possibly more brutal was Sapps hit against a GB player who went to the hospital...I think it knocked his eye out...I don't think he ever played again tho...
Anyone who didn't wince when Ray Ray the Slasher blindsided Burns was blind...man that defined decleater...I was astounded when he bounced up like nothing happened...I would of been quivering and twitching unconcious...when you show that kind of toughness, it's contagious...hey, I wouldn't of blamed him if he was carried off the field...I think Ray Ray the Slasher might of caught him light footed so it looked worse than it was...if your not planted it's not quite as bad...other than that, I have no explaination how Burns popped back up...what pissed me off was Lewis thumpin' his chest like a gorilla after the play....Denver is famous for odd plays...amazingly, Minnesota might have even more...from Jim Marshall running the wrong way to Tony Dorsett's 99 yard TD to the latest adventures, they are a laugh a minute...
11-06-2005, 02:13 PM
Moss' lateral for touchdown.
11-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Burns is the man!! :militia:
He has heart and pumps me up everytime i see him working hard on ST. He knows his role and does it very good. Thank you Shanny for bringing yet another leader back to the team.
You can never have enough leaders!!!