Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
I dunno ... Mike Anderson topped 1,000 and Tatum 900, and Ron Dayne ran all over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. That was also the year the 4 or 5 Browncos joined Trevor Pryce to give us the best D-Line we'd had in nearly a decade.
That 2005 Conference Championship game was a cluster**** from gun to gun, horrible. Lot like the Ravens this year, Steelers in '84 and Jags in '96. Four horror show home playoff losses.
That '05 team was 13-3 with home field for the AFCCG ... and yet three months later we drafted expressly for a fresh roster start.
I just recall our running game seeming really mediocre that season. Could be wrong but it could be a case of Tatum and automatically assuming crappy output.
The DL was vastly improved but we still lacked a true pass rusher. Ben gets hit a few times and we win a super bowl. Pryce led the team in sacks with 4. Not too good in that area
I still believe thatt draft and ensuing decisions were a mistake that ultimately cost the franchise a shot at another Lombardi and Shanahan's job.