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  • #16
    Three questions: Even though it was only Jon's second season with the club, he started alongside Floyd Little in his last game at Mile High Stadium in that frigid 18-degree December weather. What does he remember most about that game and what was it like being in the same backfield with Floyd?

    Also, when Red Miller became coach the Broncos went to a runningback by committee approach. Did he like it that each running back ended up with about 400 yards a piece rushing?

    Finally, does he think he fumbled in that controversial 77 AFC Championship game vs the Raiders?

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    • #17
      What does he think the players on that team would think of the likes of TO, Moss, Assy Lelie etc...

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      • #18
        What was the deal with Tom Glassic? I recall hearing that he had a severe physical illness prior to the SB (a staff infection, IIRC). How much did the rank & file know about that and what was the depth chart situation?

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        • #19
          Do you think there was an ingredient (player, coach, intangible, etc) missing that would've gotten them the Championship? If so... what was it?

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          • #20
            How much credit did the players feel was due for Red Miller, and How much to John Ralston , the guy that really built the defense?
            did he have any feelings about the "player Revolt"that ended up with Ralstons exit and Millers hiring?

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            • #21
              Red Miller and his personality seemed so very integral to the success ... what kind of coach was he, and why did he never coach again after Kaiser fired him three years later? Was he in "over his head" from a pure football standpoint as some have said?

              What was the true extent of Glassic's illness before the Super Bowl, and just how much weight had he lost? (Some estimate 20 pounds in 3 weeks, but that seems unlikely). Was Glassic's condition the biggest reason Harvey Martin went wild?

              Who wrote the silly lyrics to Jon's "Make Those Miracles Happen" ?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ScottXray
                How much credit did the players feel was due for Red Miller, and How much to John Ralston , the guy that really built the defense?
                did he have any feelings about the "player Revolt"that ended up with Ralstons exit and Millers hiring?
                I second all that ...


                And ask her to tell us where to get the book when it comes out.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by The Moops
                  Three questions: Even though it was only Jon's second season with the club, he started alongside Floyd Little in his last game at Mile High Stadium in that frigid 18-degree December weather. What does he remember most about that game and what was it like being in the same backfield with Floyd?
                  Excellent idea ... he should devote a reasonable amount of the book to Broncos history, imo ...

                  The first ever AFL game ... the socks ... how bloody awful the team was before Ralston ... the old quansut huts on 57th street and Al Davis's spys nearby ...

                  And the "hick town" image that Denver believed it had and how the 1977 Orange Crush changed it. The book could have a "City Comes of Age" theme ...

                  And a full chapter to Floyd Little and how basically his presence and popularity alone saved the Broncos from moving ...

                  And if he wants to write a REALLY serious book, and get REAL attention .... he should write about Alzado and steroids.

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                  • #24
                    If the Broncos didn't have an unbelievable 8 turnovers in Super Bowl XII they would have beaten the Cowboys . . .

                    Just to keep it 27-10 with that meltdown is incredible.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by The Moops
                      Three questions: Even though it was only Jon's second season with the club, he started alongside Floyd Little in his last game at Mile High Stadium in that frigid 18-degree December weather. What does he remember most about that game and what was it like being in the same backfield with Floyd?

                      Also, when Red Miller became coach the Broncos went to a runningback by committee approach. Did he like it that each running back ended up with about 400 yards a piece rushing?

                      Finally, does he think he fumbled in that controversial 77 AFC Championship game vs the Raiders?
                      That was my question. Where was he on the Lytle fumble? What was the on field reaction. But also, the broncos were robbed by a bad call that allowed the Faide to score shortly before the fumble. What was the reaction on the sideline to that call?

                      Also, my recollection is that the Runningback by committee was really necessitated by Armstrong getting a bum knee and really not being all that he'd been.

                      I also seem to recall the broncos partied a bit too hard prior to the superbowl.

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                      • #26
                        How bad was Craig Morton? I've heard that hip pointer was beyond brutal that he literally had to have someone else tie his shoes when he got out of the hospital bed.

                        His performance has been much criticized (and smirked at by Cowboy fans) maybe people should know exactly how much of an effort it took for him to play that day.

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                        • #27
                          Morton had no business even being on the field. He could barely walk, they shot him up, but it was a serious hip pointer.

                          There were some very questionable calls in that SuperBowl.

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                          • #28
                            Of course we would like to hear about funny anecdotes from the season.

                            Outside of that year, it would be nice to hear a little about his time at CU and the transition to the NFL.

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                            • #29
                              How about the practical jokes being played by Jackson and Gradishar? Didn't Tiny Tom put snakes in Randy's locker once? I can never get enough of that kind of stuff.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by The Moops
                                If the Broncos didn't have an unbelievable 8 turnovers in Super Bowl XII they would have beaten the Cowboys . . .

                                Just to keep it 27-10 with that meltdown is incredible.
                                REP! Both teams had incredible defenses. I said before the game that if either team got up by 10 it would be over. When Dallas fumbled the kick off deep in their end (1st qtr) and there were 4 Broncos around and on it and Dallas somehow recovered it was a turning point. If Denver had got that ball it would have been a different game, with Denver holding a 10 point lead after punching in from inside the Dallas 5.

                                I was never so proud of the Crush as that game...they kept it respectable, when it should have been a complete blow out.

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