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TDmvp
01-01-2008, 12:18 AM
!!!!

Sassy
01-01-2008, 12:20 AM
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/apphoto/1a6c1e32-a83f-42fc-bc9e-d95c36a1f927.jpg

Denver Broncos injured cornerback Nick Ferguson wears the jersey of slain Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on the field before the Broncos play the Minnesota Vikings in the teams' NFL final regular-season football game in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Williams was murdered in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver early on New Year's Day 2007 and the crime remains unsolved. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

gunns
01-01-2008, 12:44 AM
I was thinking about his mom today. It's going to be a tough day for her. God Bless the woman.

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 12:49 AM
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/apphoto/1a6c1e32-a83f-42fc-bc9e-d95c36a1f927.jpg

Denver Broncos injured cornerback Nick Ferguson wears the jersey of slain Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on the field before the Broncos play the Minnesota Vikings in the teams' NFL final regular-season football game in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Williams was murdered in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver early on New Year's Day 2007 and the crime remains unsolved. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

One thing that will stick with me for quite a while is one of the first days of training camp Nick Ferguson came over to the sidelines where the fans sit. He started talking to us and talked about how we all lost DWill. He had the whole audience stand up and chant All Ready! He said that DWill was a bright star and a great teammate and how he really showed emotion. The whole sidelines erupted with an All Ready. Really cool moment.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 12:52 AM
DWill was with Dumervil, Winborn and McKinley last night.

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 12:53 AM
DWill was with Dumervil, Winborn and McKinley last night.

What? Ah I got it you mean on the field during the game.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 12:57 AM
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It's only 11 but it's midnight in NY ;D )

Sassy
01-01-2008, 12:58 AM
What?

Fumble recovery...in spirit...

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 12:59 AM
Fumble recovery...in spirit...

Yeah after I thought about it I understood.

Say a prayer for all those involved with a loss of life this year not just DWill. Too many people lost their lives at the hands of another.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:00 AM
Can someone "light" this for me?
Any paintshop pros here?

http://tsa.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p4006223dt.jpg

cutthemdown
01-01-2008, 01:02 AM
The thing I can't come to grips with is that his murderer is alive to celebrate New Yrs somewhere tonight. Here's a prayer to hope everyone from the mane has a safe night.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:03 AM
The thing I can't come to grips with is that his murderer is alive to celebrate New Yrs somewhere tonight. Here's a prayer to hope everyone from the mane has a safe night.

So True :(

Florida_Bronco
01-01-2008, 01:04 AM
Fumble recovery...in spirit...

I mentioned to the other Broncos fans at the sports bar last night how it felt oddly right that the snow held off until the game was over and the scene on TV showing the horse...

Dunno how to describe it, but it really felt like Darrent was there.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:10 AM
Denver vs. Minnesota


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GameCenter Team Stats Full Play-by-Play Drive Charts Recap Live Commentary (Glog)
Vikings eliminated from playoffs, then fall in OT to Broncos
Dec. 30, 2007
CBSSports.com wire reports




DENVER -- Never have the Denver Broncos been so eager to get to next year.

This one was filled with heartache, beginning with cornerback Darrent Williams' slaying in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day, followed two months later by the death of running back Damien Nash.

"It's been a rough year, on and off the field for us," cornerback Domonique Foxworth said after the Broncos capped their first losing season since 1999 with a 22-19 overtime win against Minnesota on Sunday.

"It's nice to move on to next year. We have the anniversary coming up and have to deal with that."

Williams' killing when 2007 was just hours old remains unsolved as the first anniversary approaches.

On Sunday, safety Nick Ferguson donned his fallen teammate's No. 27 jersey in pregame warmups.

"It was good of Nick to do it," safety John Lynch said. "He's been in our hearts and on our minds each and every day, particularly this time of year." Advertisement


The Broncos dedicated this season to Williams and Nash, yet it didn't go as they had hoped after a roster retooling had them talking Super Bowl back in August.

So they took solace where they could find it -- in beating a team that began the day with playoff aspirations. The Vikings (8-8) needed a win and a Washington loss to top-seeded Dallas to sneak into the playoffs, but neither the Redskins nor the Broncos obliged.

The Broncos jumped out to a 19-3 lead only to watch Tarvaris Jackson hook up twice with Bobby Wade for touchdowns in the final 5 minutes and then convert both 2-pointers to tie it.

Minnesota won the coin toss but on the second snap, Jackson was sandwiched by Alvin McKinley and Jamie Winborn, the ball squirting into Elvis Dumervil's arms at the Vikings 12.
Jason Elam became the first kicker since at least 1990 to convert four game-winners in a season, sending this one through the uprights from 30 yards just as the snow began falling.

"Great way to go into the offseason," Dumervil said.

But this is Denver, where anything short of the playoffs is unacceptable.

With the playoffs out of his reach, Vikings rookie running back Adrian Peterson settled for the NFC rushing title. He gained 36 yards on 11 carries. Despite his fourth straight subpar performance, his 1,341 yards edged Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook by eight yards.

Peterson began the day on the bench, however.

"We didn't practice that way," Vikings coach Brad Childress said. "He was just late for a bus. But, the first drive wasn't too bad with Chester Taylor."

It sure ended poorly, with the first of Taylor's two turnovers when he lost the handle just as he was about to punch the ball into the right pylon. His second fumble led to a touchdown that gave Denver a 14-3 halftime lead.

"I understand," Peterson said. "Everybody is looked at in the same way, no matter a starter or not. If you're late for something, that's the consequence."

Vikings wide receiver Troy Williamson dropped two passes, including one when he was wide open for what would have been a 72-yard touchdown.

"I think I should have focused on it a little more. I was too much worried about that I was too wide open," he said. "I was so wide open, it seemed to take forever, and it kind of moved on me at the last minute."

Despite dedicating this season to their fallen teammates, injuries, inconsistency and an inability to grasp new defensive boss Jim Bates' system doomed the Broncos to what coach Mike Shanahan called his toughest year since taking over 13 years ago.

So, big changes are expected.

This might have been the final game for Lynch, who is pondering retirement after 15 NFL seasons, and Rod Smith, the franchise leader in receptions and touchdowns, who might need hip replacement surgery.

Smith said if this is the end, he's glad to pass to torch to Brandon Marshall, who had 102 catches for 1,325 yards and seven touchdowns. On Sunday, his 10 catches for 114 yards made him the third second-year player in NFL history to top 100 catches in a season, joining Isaac Bruce and Larry Fitzgerald.

Elam, who surpassed John Elway last week for most games in franchise history, is a free agent. He brought his family to the game, including 5-year-old Julianna, who had never seen him play, just in case this was it.

"I usually don't let my kids come to the games, just for the atmosphere and everything. I worry about them," Elam said. "I let all my kids come to the game. They got to see daddy kick a last-minute field goal."

As they scampered out of the locker room, many of the Broncos said that while they were eager for 2008, they weren't going to go out on New Year's Eve to celebrate.
"I'm not really into that," Foxworth said. "I definitely can't see myself in a celebratory mood, screaming, 'Happy New Year!' knowing that last year it wasn't as happy a new year as I wanted it to be."

Notes
The Broncos got a safety when Vikings RT Ryan Cook was whistled for face-masking Dumervil in the end zone.
The four OT games tied Denver's franchise high set in 1985. It went 2-2.

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 01:12 AM
Forgive me as this was fast and not my best work:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n224/ApaOps5/DWill.jpg

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:14 AM
Not bad! But don't you think it should be a little smaller so it doesn't hide his face? But cool...

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:17 AM
I mentioned to the other Broncos fans at the sports bar last night how it felt oddly right that the snow held off until the game was over and the scene on TV showing the horse...

Dunno how to describe it, but it really felt like Darrent was there.

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/apphoto/9251b961-ce7a-44e5-baa8-051644e50f52.jpg

This one's for Darrent!

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 01:17 AM
The thing I can't come to grips with is that his murderer is alive to celebrate New Yrs somewhere tonight. Here's a prayer to hope everyone from the mane has a safe night.

You are just going to have to trust me on this. His killer is in jail as we speak and the Feds will get their case. All the suspects in the car are in jail and they know who pulled the trigger. I had the names and faces and was updated as they were caught. The DA and the Federal Government are just making sure every loose end is tied up as this involves more than a local gang, it involves a major drug ring and its leaders.

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:20 AM
You are just going to have to trust me on this. His killer is in jail as we speak and the Feds will get their case. All the suspects in the car are in jail and they know who pulled the trigger. I had the names and faces and was updated as they were caught. The DA and the Federal Government are just making sure every loose end is tied up as this involves more than a local gang, it involves a major drug ring and its leaders.

No need for anyone to walk on a technicality!

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Not bad! But don't you think it should be a little smaller so it doesn't hide his face? But cool...

Ok how about this:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n224/ApaOps5/DWill2.jpg

Sassy
01-01-2008, 01:34 AM
That's it! He had the best smile! Thank You!
...and Thanks for the memories Darrent...We miss you!

theAPAOps5
01-01-2008, 01:37 AM
Man my nephew wanted to be like him. My nephew is like my son and seeing him idolize someone like DWill still warms my heart.

bpc
01-01-2008, 03:20 AM
Rip DWILL!

On another note, I'll never forgive some of these suckers on the team this year who said they were playing for DWill and DNash and paraded their crappy, selfish play out on the field.

Never.

cutthemdown
01-01-2008, 04:36 AM
You are just going to have to trust me on this. His killer is in jail as we speak and the Feds will get their case. All the suspects in the car are in jail and they know who pulled the trigger. I had the names and faces and was updated as they were caught. The DA and the Federal Government are just making sure every loose end is tied up as this involves more than a local gang, it involves a major drug ring and its leaders.

Friggin awesome!!!!!!!!!! I hope those thugs burn in friggin hell and have their flesh ripped off forever.

Blueflame
01-01-2008, 06:27 AM
Not forgotten.....

BroncoDoug
01-01-2008, 06:33 AM
One thing that will stick with me for quite a while is one of the first days of training camp Nick Ferguson came over to the sidelines where the fans sit. He started talking to us and talked about how we all lost DWill. He had the whole audience stand up and chant All Ready! He said that DWill was a bright star and a great teammate and how he really showed emotion. The whole sidelines erupted with an All Ready. Really cool moment.

I was there, Me and my cousin were on TV that night on 9 news showing that clip

Bronco LB 59
01-01-2008, 06:55 AM
Hard to believe it's already been a year. It's also sad knowing the team won't likely sport the "27/29" decals on the helmets next season.

The Moops
01-01-2008, 01:49 PM
It was this time of day last year that I heard about D-will. Eerily same weather on this side of the coast. Overcast, rainy. Pure sadness and shock.

I was lucky to meet him a couple months earlier after the Raiders game in Denver. Incredible young man. Full of confidence.

Broncos4Life
01-01-2008, 03:15 PM
RIP D Will. We all miss you......
http://www.jd-downing.com/williams_darrent_splash.jpg

maher_tyler
01-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Great thread...RIP DW!!

colosilverado
01-01-2008, 07:58 PM
RIP DWill and prayers for all of your friends and family. A year later, I still can't believe it. I can't imagine having this time of year, where people should be celebrating and happy, being ruined forever. Tragic..
:-[

chickennob2
01-06-2008, 08:01 AM
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Before everyone goes to crucify Walker, just remember this. One of the saddest pictures I've ever seen. The man has been through a lot here. He will always have my respect.

TDmvp
12-31-2009, 06:31 PM
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You all have a safe and happy new year and remember those we have lost ...

cutthemdown
12-31-2009, 07:00 PM
I will throw in a little shoobie do wop in my first solo of the New Year for Darrent Williams.

Orange4Life
12-31-2009, 07:04 PM
Rip #27

bpc
12-31-2009, 07:42 PM
RIP D Will. We all miss you......
http://www.jd-downing.com/williams_darrent_splash.jpg

This is, and has always been one of the most moving pictures i've laid my eyes on.

RIP DWill, we miss you and the light you brought with you. Hopefully you're brightening people's lives up in heaven, like you were on Earth.

Hard to believe it's already been three years since his passing.

Requiem
12-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Rest in Peace, Darrent. God bless your soul.

Sassy
12-31-2009, 08:22 PM
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iDENVER
12-31-2009, 09:21 PM
RIP D-Will, "All Ready"