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Old 05-05-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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With the 12th pick, in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select, Knowshon Moreno, runningback, Georgia."

- NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell

On April 25th, the Denver Broncos made one of the most head scratching moves in the Draft when they selected Knowshon Moreno out of Georgia. They had much more important needs than runningback, but coach McDaniels was compelled to draft this promising runningback. Now that the dust has settled, and Draft day has past, everybody is excited to move forward to next season.

This past week, the new rookies selected their numbers. Top picks such as Robert Ayers, who picked 56, and Alfonzo Smith, who picked 33, got first choice for the numbers they wanted. Only one person got to pick in front of them, and that was Moreno himself.

In college, he wore 24, which is star cornerback Champ Bailey's number. So, what did he pick? After thinking for awhile, he finally decided on a number. What was it?

Answer: 27

When he chose to wear 27, he did not know the history of the number. When he went to report to team officials his selection, he was told the story of what happened on January 1st, 2007. The story of cornerback Darrent Williams.


I REALLY like this kid!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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27 has a longer history than that.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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You really like this kid because he picked a number which just happened to have a history? A history that he didn't know about when he picked the number?
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It is the fact that he took it upon himself to get Mrs Williams phone number, place the call to her and personally ask her, He even accepted her request to donate some of his time each month to the Darrent Williams teen center in Denver.

He may have not known about Darrent's number, but by taking the steps mentioned above, it shows he is more than just another self centered NFL player.... He is the kind of player that I want on the Broncos. This will bring more attention to both Darrent and the Teen center. I think Darrent is looking down smiling at this.

It will be good to see 27 on the field again.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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Where's that "man lands on the moon" headline?
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You really like this kid because he picked a number which just happened to have a history? A history that he didn't know about when he picked the number?
That's what I was gonna say, but the I read the article. It goes into more detail than just what quiettiger posted.
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A number is just a number. It's playing so good your name get's remembered along with it that matters. Atwater is the name I see etched in that number because i choose to remember good times instead of a horrid memory like what happened to Darrent. When I picture Darrent it's not the number I remember, it's his big big smile.

Rip Darrent
Hope like is well Atwater
Better be good Moreno

Get it done rookie that number has a special place in our hearts.

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Old 05-05-2009, 05:02 PM   #9
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You really like this kid because he picked a number which just happened to have a history? A history that he didn't know about when he picked the number?
I like how he handled it.
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27 has a longer history than that.
I work overseas in Iraq. I am used to blood and guts. It is a rare thing when I am stateside. I was three blocks away from Darrent when he got killed. I knew the kid and thought a lot about him. I don't know Steve Atwater.

I was almost killed that night by a guy who was hitting me up for change. He didn't pull his gun because I am guessing he figured I was going to take his stupid ass with me.

Let's just the night that Darrent died means a little more to me than the rest of fans and leave it at that.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #11
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I didn't feel like it. Maybe I will next time.
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That's what I was gonna say, but the I read the article. It goes into more detail than just what quiettiger posted.
Rep. I get rules from Taco about posting entire articles and clicking on ads Then I get the pimp hand because I do as it was posted in the sticky?

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Ah, gotcha! Makes sense now
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:40 AM   #19
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When was the last time I started a thread in this place? What has it been? Years? Now I have Skinny Blob humping my leg begging me to bring a whip so that he can put his strapless number. Dude. I don't know man.

I had six shots, (Don Julio / Patron) six Coronas, and a glass of water. I think the water messed up my ability to post not so sober. I have to remember next Cinco De Mayo to not drink the water.
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Knowshon Moreno seems like a really level-headed, team-oriented guy. I like that.
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Knowshon Moreno seems like a really level-headed, team-oriented guy. I like that.
I prefer screaming a-holes with real talent.
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And there you have it right there.
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im kinda pissed that ayers took 56, its too soon since al had that number it will be weird to see that number on the field again.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:13 AM   #25
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27 better be the number of touches a game.

Orton will need that.
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