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Old 04-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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The Rookie Numbers thread got me thinking about an article on the Denver Post several years ago. I'm sure it's been talked about at least once on the Mane since then, but since it's the offseason and we're all bored, what the hell?

Who were the best Broncos ever to wear their respective number?

I'll go first.

John Elway, best Bronco to wear number 7. HA!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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TD. Best to wear #30.

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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You know it might be easier to list 0-99 and then have each of us place who we think is the best Bronco at that number of all time.

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:59 PM   #6
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80, 84, 24, 27, 47 should all be easy, too
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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0 - John Olszewski fb
1 - Jason Elam k
2 - Cookie Gilchrist rb runnerup: Mike Horan p
3 - Rich Karlis runnerup: Bobby Howfield k
4 - Robert Thompson wr
5 - Brad Daluiso k
6 - Bubby Brister qb runnerup: Jay Cutler qb
7 - John Elway qb runnerup: Craig Morton qb
8 - Gary Kubiak qb runnerup: Tommy Maddux qb
9 - David Treadwell k
10 - Bucky Dilts p runnerup: Steve Ramsey qb
11 - Bobby Anderson rb
12 - Charlie Johnson qb
13 - Steve Tensi qb runnerup: Don Horn qb
14 - Brian Griese qb runnerup: Norris Weese qb, Pete Liske qb
15 - Jim Turner k runnerup: Brandon Marshall wr Marlin Briscoe qb
16 - Jake Plummer qb ; runnerup Tom Rouen p
17 - Steve DeBerg qb
18 - Frank Tripucka qb
19 - Eddie Royal wr runnerup: Fred Steinfort k
20 - Louis Wright db
21 - Gene Mingo k runnerup: Darrien Gordon cb, LeLo Lang db
22 - Olandis Gary rb runnerup: Fran Lynch rb, Glyn Milburn rb/kr
23 - Sammy Winder rb runnerup: Goose Gonselin db
24 - Champ Bailey db runnerup: Otis Armstrong rb
25 - Haven Moses wr
26 - Bobby Humphrey rb runnerup: Calvin Jones cb
27 - Steve Atwater db runnerup: Darrant Williams db Knowshon Moreno rb
28 - Jeremiah Castille cb runnerup: Abner Haynes rb, Gaston Green rb
29 - Howard Griffith rb runnerup: Aaron Craver rb
30 - Terrell Davis rb runnerup: Steve Sewell rb
31 - Mike Harden db
32 - Jon Keyworth rb
33 - Rod Bernstein rb runnerup: Joe Dawkins rb, Tony Dorsett rb
34 - Tyrone Braxton db
35 - Larry Canada rb runnerup: Lonnie Perrin rb
36 - Billy Thompson db
37 - Anthony Lynn rb
38 - Mike Anderson rb runnerup: Reggie Rivers
39 - Ray Crockett db
40 - Charlie West db runnerup: Grady Cavness cb
41 - Rob Lytle rb runnerup: Eric Crabtree wr
42 - Billy Van Huesen wr/p
43 - Steve Foley db
44 - Floyd Little rb
45 - Steve Wilson cb
46 - Dave Preston rb
47 - Gerald Wilhite rb
48 - Lionel Washington cb
49 - Dennis Smith s
50 - Bobby Maples c runnerup: Jim Ryan lb
51 - Bob Swenson lb runnerup: John Mobley lb
52 - Randy Gradishar lb (he wore 52 one season) runnerup: Ken Woodard lb
53 - Randy Gradashar lb runnerup: Bill Romanowski lb
54 - Keith Bishop c runnerup: Mitch Donahue lb/dl
55 - Rick Dennison lb runnerup: Pete Duranko dl
56 - Ray May lb runnerup: Al Wilson lb, Keith Burns lb, Michael Brooks lb
57 - Tom Jackson
58 - Tom Graham lb runnerup: Elijah Alexander lb, Steve Busick
59 - Joe Rizzo lb runnerup: Glen Cadres lb
60 - Paul Howard g runnerup: Gerald Perry g
61 - Tommy Lyons g runnerup: Andre Townsend de
62 - Dan Neil c/g runnerup: Tom Glassic g
63 - Dave Costa dl runnerup: John Grant dl
64 - Billy Bryan c
65 - Gary Zimmerman t
66 - Tom Nalen c
67 - Doug Widell g runnerup: Lumpy Hyde g
68 - Rubin Carter nt runnerup: Larron Jackson t
69 - Mark Schlereth g
70 - Paul Smith dl runnerup: Dave Studdard t
71 - Greg Kragen nt runnerup: Claudie Minor t
72 - Keith Kartz c runnerup: Don Latimer nt
73 - Simon Fletcher lb
74 - Mike Current t
75 - Rulon Jones de runnerup: Brian Habib t
76 - Ken Lanier t
77 - Karl Mecklenburg lb runnerup: Lyle Alzado de
78 - Ryan Clady t runnerup: Matt Lepsis t Marv Montgomery t, Ken Criter lb
79 - Barney Chavous de
80 - Rick Upchurch wr, kr runnerup: Rod Smith wr, Mark Jackson wr
81 - Steve Watson wr runnerup: Billy Masters te
82 - Vance Johnson wr runnerup: Jack Dolbin wr, Bob Scarpitto wr/p
83 - Michael Young wr runnerup: Anthony Miller wr
84 - Shannon Sharpe te runnerup: Mike Haffner wr, Ricky Nattiel wr
85 - Ron Egloff te runnerup: Tom Beer te
86 - Byron Chamberlain te runnerup: Butch Johnson wr
87 - Rich Jackson dl runnerup: Lionel Taylor wr, Ed McCaffery wr
88 - Riley Odoms te runnerup: Al Denson wr, Clarence Kay te
89 - Orson Mobley te runnerup: Jon Embree wr, Dave Logan wr, Dwayne Carswell te
90 - Neil Smith de runnerup: Dan Williams de
91 - Alfred Williams de
92 - Dave Wyman lb
93 - Trevor Pryce dl
94 - Keith Traylor dt
95 - Michael Dean Perry dt
96 - Kenny Walker de
97 - Mike Lodish de
98 - Maa Tanuvasa d runnerup: Ricky Hunley lb
99 - Shane Dronett dt runnerup: Seth Joyner lb
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:30 PM   #10
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Lepsis holds #78 over Clady for the moment, I think.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:31 PM   #11
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You put a kicker before Marshall at 15?
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:04 PM   #12
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You put a kicker before Marshall at 15?
and before Tebow!
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #13
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the rookie numbers thread got me thinking about an article on the denver post several years ago. I'm sure it's been talked about at least once on the mane since then, but since it's the offseason and we're all bored, what the hell?

Who were the best broncos ever to wear their respective number?

I'll go first.

John elway, best bronco to wear number 7.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:21 PM   #14
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and before Tebow!
****, beat me to it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #15
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adding to Titan's list:

92 Elvis Dumervil over Dave Wyman

96 Harald Hasselbach over Kenny Walker

77 Tony Jones deserves mention

50 Ben Hamilton deserves mention

52 Ian Gold deserves mention

55 D.J. Williams deserves mention

57 Allen Aldridge deserves mention
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:13 AM   #16
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Looking at Titan's list, 87 is probably the most prestigious number in team history outside of 7 and 44.

Lionel Taylor, Rich "Tombstone" Jackson, and Ed McCaffrey all wore it honorably.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:34 AM   #17
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Cutler over Brister. Let's be honest here.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:48 AM   #18
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That was a list I put together a few years ago. Updated with a few recent players real quick but missed a few (sorry Elvis!). Corrections/suggestions welcome!
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:19 AM   #19
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An RB with more fumbles than rushing TDs over Lynch For shame, titan!
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #20
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #21
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