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B-Love
06-28-2009, 10:50 PM
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is finally available on You Tube. It's the first play of this clip, Dennis Smith just destroys Randall Morris.

The whole game is available on You Tube. This game was one of the best regular season games in Broncos history, check it out and enjoy it.

Hogan11
06-28-2009, 10:54 PM
DS49 Baby!!

lookin' glass
06-28-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow! The crowd noise! I forgot what that sounded like in Denver.

cutthemdown
06-28-2009, 11:01 PM
Too bad you can't find his best hit. Even better then that one.

Can't remember game. It was in Mile High, Vs the Chargers, prob within a few yrs either way of this game.

Nate Lewis was going down the sideline for a deep pass. Smith hit him so hard he was out cold. Full on helmet to face mask type hit.

Find that hit on youtube and I would give you 50 bucks.

But yeah Smith so underrated. Hard to believe in college it was Dennis Smith, Ronnie Lott, Joey Browner all in the same secondary.

SouthStndJunkie
06-28-2009, 11:03 PM
Nice find.

Always great to see some old DS49 hits.

B-Love
06-28-2009, 11:12 PM
Too bad you can't find his best hit. Even better then that one.

Can't remember game. It was in Mile High, Vs the Chargers, prob within a few yrs either way of this game.

Nate Lewis was going down the sideline for a deep pass. Smith hit him so hard he was out cold. Full on helmet to face mask type hit.

Find that hit on youtube and I would give you 50 bucks.

But yeah Smith so underrated. Hard to believe in college it was Dennis Smith, Ronnie Lott, Joey Browner all in the same secondary.

I know all of DS49's hits and that Nate Lewis is one of his 100+ classics, but that is a more common typoe devastation. The ball was floated along the sideline and Dennis timed it perfectly.

This hit is just something else to me. Unlike Christian Okoye who is running at half step speed and takes a little hop step before Atwater's impact, Randall Morris had 220 pounds in full Off Tackle stride, FULL SPEED, and gets knocked backwards. It's the only hit I know of that I've ever seen where a RB is running full speed in open space and still legitiomately gets knocked backwards.

My favorite hit of all time. To each their own I guess.

Baba Booey
06-28-2009, 11:19 PM
Too bad you can't find his best hit. Even better then that one.

Can't remember game. It was in Mile High, Vs the Chargers, prob within a few yrs either way of this game.

Nate Lewis was going down the sideline for a deep pass. Smith hit him so hard he was out cold. Full on helmet to face mask type hit.

Find that hit on youtube and I would give you 50 bucks.

But yeah Smith so underrated. Hard to believe in college it was Dennis Smith, Ronnie Lott, Joey Browner all in the same secondary.

Ouch.

Heads must have rolled.

TUG
06-28-2009, 11:21 PM
If I am not mistaken Jeff Fisher was also part of that secondary.

cutthemdown
06-28-2009, 11:24 PM
I know all of DS49's hits and that Nate Lewis is one of his 100+ classics, but that is a more common typoe devastation. The ball was floated along the sideline and Dennis timed it perfectly.

This hit is just something else to me. Unlike Christian Okoye who is running at half step speed and takes a little hop step before Atwater's impact, Randall Morris had 220 pounds in full Off Tackle stride, FULL SPEED, and gets knocked backwards. It's the only hit I know of that I've ever seen where a RB is running full speed in open space and still legitiomately gets knocked backwards.

My favorite hit of all time. To each their own I guess.

I liked how after the Lewis hit he like made a fist pump to the crowd, and in the background you see Lewis knocked cold. From what I remember his face mask was broke and he had some bleeding on the bridge of his nose.

The hit you showed would actually still be legal. The one on Lewis, lets just say he would have been fined big time lol.

NFL was more more brutal in the early 80's then the players now could even fathom. Hell Dlineman got to hit QB way after he threw ball in the old days.

cutthemdown
06-28-2009, 11:32 PM
If I am not mistaken Jeff Fisher was also part of that secondary.

I think you are right. Fisher and Lott at corner, Browner and Smith at safety.

It's safe to say that was a pretty good secondary.

Sacked by Croel
06-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Dennis Smith on Colts 250 lb. bruiser Roosevelt Potts in a 1993 Denver home game is another one of 49's best hits.

UboBronco
06-29-2009, 06:26 AM
Mine was by Karl Mecklenburg, against the Raiders, when Marcus Allen is catching a swing pass, and Karl sends him into New Mexico. I do not know how to find that clip, but it was great.....

The memories, let's hope we can get some more soon...

bronco militia
06-29-2009, 07:03 AM
this was the Bosworth game

Broncojef
06-29-2009, 07:08 AM
Atwater's blitz/hit on Favre forcing the fumble in SBXXXII was awesome and this shot where he knocked everyone out including himself ranks as a favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM0UiDPKN7E

FantomForce
06-29-2009, 07:12 AM
John Elway, Simon Fletcher and Charlie Waters all agree nothing can top this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yScioc_dmXg

worm
06-29-2009, 07:53 AM
I miss the unis. I miss DS49. I miss attitude on defense.

I miss this brand of football.

DarkHorse
06-29-2009, 08:16 AM
Dennis Smith on Colts 250 lb. bruiser Roosevelt Potts in a 1993 Denver home game is another one of 49's best hits.

Been looking for this hit for years now.

goldengopher1976
06-29-2009, 09:29 AM
John Elway, Simon Fletcher and Charlie Waters all agree nothing can top this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yScioc_dmXg

Easily my favorite, but partly because Atwater was/is my all-time favorite Bronco.

BroncoBuff
06-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Wow! The crowd noise! I forgot what that sounded like in Denver.

:(

Popps
06-29-2009, 09:37 AM
Great post, B.

Watching the whole thing, now. What a game.

easymobee
06-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Dennis Smith on Colts 250 lb. bruiser Roosevelt Potts in a 1993 Denver home game is another one of 49's best hits.

Potts jumped up right away to show he wasn't fazed, took 2 steps and then immediately collapsed back onto the turf. Been looking for it, but with no success.

oubronco
06-29-2009, 01:58 PM
Oh My

RunSilentRunDeep
06-29-2009, 02:11 PM
Great hit, but just seeing Tony Lilly makes me want to puke.

Kaylore
06-29-2009, 02:16 PM
It's weird seeing Largent play.

ghwk
06-29-2009, 05:11 PM
Mine was by Karl Mecklenburg, against the Raiders, when Marcus Allen is catching a swing pass, and Karl sends him into New Mexico. I do not know how to find that clip, but it was great.....

The memories, let's hope we can get some more soon...

I remember that one too, I'd love to see that again.

JimmyFocus
06-29-2009, 05:12 PM
Mine was by Karl Mecklenburg, against the Raiders, when Marcus Allen is catching a swing pass, and Karl sends him into New Mexico.

I'll second this. That hit was unreal. Would love to see that again.

Los Broncos
06-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Wow what a hit, good to see that again.

cutthemdown
06-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Potts jumped up right away to show he wasn't fazed, took 2 steps and then immediately collapsed back onto the turf. Been looking for it, but with no success.

Yeah but what makes the series special was that Potts came though the line, got smashed by Smith and fumbled, but there was a penalty. The ran same play again next play and Potts got laid the frack out. Am I remember that wrong?

cutthemdown
06-29-2009, 05:52 PM
Oh wait I'm wrong I'm remember the Merril Hoge hit in playoffs which was also epic. Pretty much ended his career. It's why Hoge hates Broncos.

521 1N5
06-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Wow! The crowd noise! I forgot what that sounded like in Denver.



Yup-

cutthemdown
06-29-2009, 06:16 PM
Trust me Bronco defenders start making hits like Dennis Smith, Steve Atwater, Mecklenburg did and it will get loud.

cutthemdown
06-29-2009, 06:21 PM
Dennis Smith just didn't hit people hard a few times a yr. We are talking about a head hunter, yes he led with helmet as a rule, who routinely put the hurting on people. In fact he has way more hits like that then Atwater who more mauled people and mashed them into the field. Smith just hit people with a lot of speed and violence. Atwater so big he could level someone standing still. Smith a little more the guided missle type.

It was fun to watch smith fly in and miss and go ohhhh that guy was lucky. Then again a few more times just missing. You knew eventually it was coming, then all the sudden 3rd and 1 and boom he would destroy a running back in the hole and leave everyone watching saying wow.

Smith and Atwater together in the Superbowl win would have been nice. But Braxton really stepped up for Broncos those yrs we won Superbowl and I think he is a bit underrated.

Bronco Rob
06-29-2009, 06:21 PM
DS49!




8')

Broncojef
06-29-2009, 07:08 PM
Dennis Smith just didn't hit people hard a few times a yr. We are talking about a head hunter, yes he led with helmet as a rule, who routinely put the hurting on people. In fact he has way more hits like that then Atwater who more mauled people and mashed them into the field. Smith just hit people with a lot of speed and violence. Atwater so big he could level someone standing still. Smith a little more the guided missle type.

It was fun to watch smith fly in and miss and go ohhhh that guy was lucky. Then again a few more times just missing. You knew eventually it was coming, then all the sudden 3rd and 1 and boom he would destroy a running back in the hole and leave everyone watching saying wow.

Smith and Atwater together in the Superbowl win would have been nice. But Braxton really stepped up for Broncos those yrs we won Superbowl and I think he is a bit underrated.

It used to shock me just how big Atwater was compared to the other dinky backs. They'd come out for pregame warms ups and you'd swear he was a LB he looked so much bigger than anyone in the backfield.

BroncoLifer
06-29-2009, 08:31 PM
Mine was by Karl Mecklenburg, against the Raiders, when Marcus Allen is catching a swing pass, and Karl sends him into New Mexico. I do not know how to find that clip, but it was great.....

The memories, let's hope we can get some more soon...

That is my favorite hit of all time -- partly because that was my first ever in-person Bronco game. Sweet, sweet memories!

Spider
06-29-2009, 08:37 PM
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Atlas
06-29-2009, 08:52 PM
Too bad you can't find his best hit. Even better then that one.

Can't remember game. It was in Mile High, Vs the Chargers, prob within a few yrs either way of this game.

Nate Lewis was going down the sideline for a deep pass. Smith hit him so hard he was out cold. Full on helmet to face mask type hit.

Find that hit on youtube and I would give you 50 bucks.

But yeah Smith so underrated. Hard to believe in college it was Dennis Smith, Ronnie Lott, Joey Browner all in the same secondary.

Dennis Smith was by far a harder hitter than Atwater. in 1993 Smith laid out FB Potts for the colts in the dirt infield. It was a devastating hit.

Spider
06-29-2009, 09:02 PM
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Spider
06-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Dennis Smith was by far a harder hitter than Atwater. in 1993 Smith laid out FB Potts for the colts in the dirt infield. It was a devastating hit.

I would agree to a point , but that Monday night hit on Okoye .......that was the first and only time I ever seen the Nigerian nightmare knocked on his ass

B-Love
07-27-2009, 01:07 PM
Bump, not enough respect around here for the great Dennis Smith. If this was an Atwater hit, everyone would be jerking off.

This hit by DS won an ESPN award as well as the NFL Films hit of the year in 1987, and only 39 posts??, by only 20 or so OM members??

An Atwater hit would've gotten 200.

Northman
07-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Too bad you can't find his best hit. Even better then that one.

Can't remember game. It was in Mile High, Vs the Chargers, prob within a few yrs either way of this game.

Nate Lewis was going down the sideline for a deep pass. Smith hit him so hard he was out cold. Full on helmet to face mask type hit.

Find that hit on youtube and I would give you 50 bucks.

But yeah Smith so underrated. Hard to believe in college it was Dennis Smith, Ronnie Lott, Joey Browner all in the same secondary.

He was never underrated by me. Even though Atwater became my second favorite Bronco i always loved Smith because of his physicality.

vancejohnson82
07-27-2009, 01:27 PM
in recent memory I love that hit Al Wilson had in the Oakland game in the snow on 4th and 1...

DarkHorse
07-27-2009, 01:29 PM
Bump, not enough respect around here for the great Dennis Smith. If this was an Atwater hit, everyone would be jerking off.

This hit by DS won an ESPN award as well as the NFL Films hit of the year in 1987, and only 39 posts??, by only 20 or so OM members??

An Atwater hit would've gotten 200.

Don't you have a world record copy of games???? Post up some D-Smith for us!!!

:strong:

Punisher
07-27-2009, 01:29 PM
My fav bronco hit of all time? hmmm I'm going to say the Jay Cutler trade

gunns
07-27-2009, 02:35 PM
I'm sitting here at work and flipped this on, had to turn it off with that Robbins call. Actually started getting mad. Looked like the offensive guy was just as guilty. Why is it the Bronco's never do anything wrong?

CoopDawg
07-27-2009, 03:19 PM
in recent memory I love that hit Al Wilson had in the Oakland game in the snow on 4th and 1...

Love that hit! :thumbs:

Thanks for posting the Smith hit, as a younger Broncos fan I had never seen it.