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HEAV
12-01-2009, 12:35 PM
Filed to ESPN: wholesale special teams changes in Atlanta. K Jason Elam

per Adam Shef.

Paladin
12-01-2009, 12:36 PM
Wow!

gyldenlove
12-01-2009, 12:41 PM
What do you know, Shanahan made a good personel move in letting Elam go and signing Prater for a lot less - at the time it seemed so wrong.

s0phr0syne
12-01-2009, 12:43 PM
"Can he punt?"

crawdad
12-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Well, Elam could no longer kick the ball into the endzone and he was struggling with FG's so it was inevitable! Good career and he is where he wants to be. Thanks Jason for all the years as a Bronco.

Bronco LB52
12-01-2009, 12:48 PM
He's built enough goodwill to get another look or two. His chances to move up to challenge Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, Matt Stover and John Carney for the 1-4 spots in career FGs is in serious jeopardy though.

Bronco LB52
12-01-2009, 12:53 PM
With John Carney, Gary Anderson and Morten Andersen setting the standard for kickers by playing for 20-plus years, I think Jason Elam's long-shot chances to get into the HOF are close to nil now.

HEAV
12-01-2009, 12:55 PM
"Can he punt?"

He's tried it in the past.

Paladin
12-01-2009, 01:00 PM
I can see him coaching kickers somewhere......

Rocket 7
12-01-2009, 01:00 PM
With John Carney, Gary Anderson and Morten Andersen setting the standard for kickers by playing for 20-plus years, I think Jason Elam's long-shot chances to get into the HOF are close to nil now.

Don't fotget about Jan Stenerud and George played in "4 decades" Blanda

gyldenlove
12-01-2009, 01:01 PM
With John Carney, Gary Anderson and Morten Andersen setting the standard for kickers by playing for 20-plus years, I think Jason Elam's long-shot chances to get into the HOF are close to nil now.

Unless he comes back strong next year (not impossible) he is never getting in the HOF. He is too far away from the point lead and with only 2 SBs he is not getting in on post season accolades when Vinatieri could be on his way out in the next few years with his clutch kicking and 4 superbowl wins.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-01-2009, 01:01 PM
May he have a long career writing those crazy chrisitian novels

Borks147
12-01-2009, 01:12 PM
I think Jason Elam's long-shot chances to get into the HOF are close to nil now.

he already is in ;)

well, at least his right shoe and the ball that went 63 yards in the air.

Bronco LB52
12-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Don't fotget about Jan Stenerud and George played in "4 decades" Blanda

Stenerud was a six-time Pro Bowler and a one-time All-Pro. Elam was selected to three Pro Bowls and was never a first-team All-Pro.

Like Lou "The Toe" Groza in the trenches, Blanda's quarterback play enhanced his credentials as a kicker.

Rohirrim
12-01-2009, 01:16 PM
All I can have for Elam is respect and gratitude. He was a big part of those Lombardis.

He was money for us for a long time.

Bronco LB52
12-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Unless he comes back strong next year (not impossible) he is never getting in the HOF. He is too far away from the point lead and with only 2 SBs he is not getting in on post season accolades when Vinatieri could be on his way out in the next few years with his clutch kicking and 4 superbowl wins.

I agree wholeheartedly. Since Strenrud retired, Morten and Vinatieri are probably the two most likely candidates to sniff Canton. Elam is in the Gary Anderson-Nick Lowery group that will always be mentioned as the NFL's all-time great kickers, but won't ever get serious consideration as in making it to the semifinalist list.

crowebomber
12-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Does he get ring of fame consideration? I think so. His records as a Bronco seem to be pretty safe for a while.

Bronco LB52
12-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Does he get ring of fame consideration? I think so. His records as a Bronco seem to be pretty safe for a while.

Absolutely. Jim Turner brought the Broncos nine years of service and he's in the Ring.

outdoor_miner
12-01-2009, 01:35 PM
What do you know, Shanahan made a good personel move in letting Elam go and signing Prater for a lot less - at the time it seemed so wrong.

This was my first thought, too. Prater has been looking real good... Nice work, Mike! :)

Rabb
12-01-2009, 01:58 PM
All I can have for Elam is respect and gratitude. He was a big part of those Lombardis.

He was money for us for a long time.

rep

love that guy, had the pleasure of meeting him also and he was awesome

Pony Boy
12-01-2009, 02:06 PM
All I can have for Elam is respect and gratitude. He was a big part of those Lombardis.

He was money for us for a long time.

Let me fix this, "he was mother ****ing money for a long time".....

Rocket 7
12-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Let me fix this, "he was mother ****ing money for a long time".....

99 Monday night vs Oakland

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2009, 02:39 PM
That sucks....Elam is 17 points away from 2000 career points....which very few kickers have reached.

Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, and John Carney have 2000+ points, as does George Blanda (with TDs added in).

Elam's NFL record of 16 straight 100+ point seasons will also probably end.

Doggcow
12-01-2009, 02:40 PM
Bah, I wish I wasn't kicked out of that bar where I used to get in arguements with the guy why Elam wasnt worth paying whatever millions he wanted anymore. He was a ********** and a seahawks fan.

houghtam
12-01-2009, 02:41 PM
Speaking of kickers...(has that phrase ever started a sentence before?)

I think Jason Hanson in Detroit is one who has quietly had a stellar career. Quietly, for obvious reasons. But dude's right behind Elam on the career points list (180 points) and played for the Lions his whole career.

OBF1
12-01-2009, 03:01 PM
I will alwys have a soft spot for our "pocket kicker" I hope he can hook up with another team.

Killericon
12-01-2009, 03:02 PM
If he can't get work elsewhere, it'd be really very nice for both Jason and the fans if we brought him in to get over 2000 points...But I'm sure he can get a job somewhere.

cutthemdown
12-01-2009, 03:56 PM
Does he get ring of fame consideration? I think so. His records as a Bronco seem to be pretty safe for a while.

Sorry no kickers in the ring of fame. I can almost guarantee that.

Garcia Bronco
12-01-2009, 03:57 PM
he already is in ;)

well, at least his right shoe and the ball that went 63 yards in the air.

He also kicked the 10,000th point on MNF. That ball is also in Canton.

Bronco Yoda
12-01-2009, 04:10 PM
I wan't to sign him for one day so he can retire a Bronco.

brncs_fan
12-01-2009, 04:18 PM
I wan't to sign him for one day so he can retire a Bronco.

I thought that too. The problem though is you have to cut somebody to open up a roster spot. If that somebody gets claimed or signs somewhere else then you have essentially lost a player for a publicity stunt.

Wait until the off season if you are going to do that.

epicSocialism4tw
12-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Come home Jason.

Bronco Yoda
12-01-2009, 04:39 PM
I thought that too. The problem though is you have to cut somebody to open up a roster spot. If that somebody gets claimed or signs somewhere else then you have essentially lost a player for a publicity stunt.

Wait until the off season if you are going to do that.

well that's what I meant. We don't even know if he's going to hang it up yet do we?

Bronco Warrior
12-01-2009, 04:41 PM
Damn! Keep getting beat to the punch by guys having the same post idea as myself..only faster! Slowing down in my old age..lol!
Loved Elam, was one of the best Kickers, especally the long ones, in the game and hope his run isn't over. I would love to see Elam retire as a Bronco!

theAPAOps5
12-01-2009, 04:48 PM
Damn! Keep getting beat to the punch by guys having the same post idea as myself..only faster! Slowing down in my old age..lol!
Loved Elam, was one of the best Kickers, especally the long ones, in the game and hope his run isn't over. I would love to see Elam retire as a Bronco!

No you are just dumb, age has nothing to do with it.

Bronco Warrior
12-01-2009, 05:08 PM
No you are just dumb, age has nothing to do with it.

You could be right about the age, cause you learned to be retarded douche drinker and you aren't old enough to pee standing up or wear big boy pants! Atleast I can blame it on the Alziemers ;)

Bronco Warrior
12-01-2009, 05:11 PM
You could be right about the age, cause you learned to be retarded douche drinker and you aren't old enough to pee standing up or wear big boy pants! Atleast I can blame it on the Alziemers ;)

Wait that was rude! True but rude! I apologize! The Mane is wearing of on me!

Lev Vyvanse
12-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Wait that was rude! True but rude! I apologize! The Mane is wearing of on me!

You! should! GTFO! then!

AlphaOmega
12-01-2009, 05:39 PM
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loborugger
12-01-2009, 05:53 PM
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I was sitting up in the nosebleeds for that game. Man, from up there it didnt look like that ball got more than 5 feet off the ground on that kick. That was something else.

Bronkota
12-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Sorry no kickers in the ring of fame. I can almost guarantee that.

Jim Turner was a kicker from 1971 to 1979 and he is in the ROF. Elam is the Broncos all-time leading scorer and should also be inducted.

KipCorrington25
12-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Jim Turner should actually be removed from the ring of fame along with about 6 or 7 others that were just filler when we had very little tradition.

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2009, 07:35 PM
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Awesome....thanks for posting a great moment in Denver Broncos history.

extralife
12-01-2009, 08:24 PM
man, I hope he gets another shot

colonelbeef
12-01-2009, 08:38 PM
I bet the giants give him a shot

~Crash~
12-01-2009, 08:39 PM
With John Carney, Gary Anderson and Morten Andersen setting the standard for kickers by playing for 20-plus years, I think Jason Elam's long-shot chances to get into the HOF are close to nil now.

He is already in the HOF;D

Ray Finkle
12-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Damn! Keep getting beat to the punch by guys having the same post idea as myself..only faster! Slowing down in my old age..lol!
Loved Elam, was one of the best Kickers, especally the long ones, in the game and hope his run isn't over. I would love to see Elam retire as a Bronco!

as long as he is no longer kicking for them......Prater is better at this point.

theAPAOps5
12-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Wait that was rude! True but rude! I apologize! The Mane is wearing of on me!

Feelings mutual. Except I know for a fact that people are laughing at me belittling you and slamming your Myspace level posts and/or articles. So keep on posting Mr. White Trash wannabe its been great laughing at you.

azbroncfan
12-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Speaking of kickers...(has that phrase ever started a sentence before?)

I think Jason Hanson in Detroit is one who has quietly had a stellar career. Quietly, for obvious reasons. But dude's right behind Elam on the career points list (180 points) and played for the Lions his whole career.

Hanson is one of the best kickers to ever play. He has had the best job going kicking for the lions since you never have the pressure of a big kick and collect your 3-4 mil a year.

RhymesayersDU
12-01-2009, 09:08 PM
Bring him in for a look.

Gort
12-02-2009, 12:04 PM
Sorry no kickers in the ring of fame. I can almost guarantee that.

Elam will definitely be in the ROF for his longevity here and his 63 yarder.

BroncoBuff
12-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Elam will definitely be in the ROF for his longevity here and his 63 yarder.

And he scored the most points in franchise history by nearly double.

Quick ... who's second?

SouthStndJunkie
12-02-2009, 01:18 PM
And he scored the most points in franchise history by nearly double.

Quick ... who's second?

Jim Turner.

Rocket 7
12-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Jim Turner.

Not Rich Karlis

Pick Six
12-02-2009, 01:36 PM
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I noticed that he sort of gestured to the sideline like "You really want me to try this? OK..."

Thanks for the memories, Elam...:notworthy

Bronco LB52
12-02-2009, 01:39 PM
Jim Turner should actually be removed from the ring of fame along with about 6 or 7 others that were just filler when we had very little tradition.

Who are the 6 or 7 others?

Hogan11
12-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Jim Turner should actually be removed from the ring of fame along with about 6 or 7 others that were just filler when we had very little tradition.

Pure Blasphemy

Bring him in for a look.

What for? Nostalgia?

BroncoBuff
12-02-2009, 02:42 PM
If a top-notch gentleman and friend to all like Jim Turner can get into the Ring of Fame, they should waive the five year waiting period for Jason.

In fact they should induct him at halftime of the next home game.