Everyone is talking about how we need to upgrade the running game well what about the idea of bringing in High-As-A-Kite Ricky Williams from the Miami Dolphins?
There is no question that Ricky has the talent to be one of the top 5 RB's in the NFL and he is a downhill runner who would do nicely in the Broncos zone blocking one-cut and go scheme.
Now that Nick Saban, who was Ricky's only real backer in Miami, is gone I am sure the Miami front office and new coaching regime will want nothing more than to get rid of the troubled Williams.
There is significant risk in the signing, but after that year long suspension the price to acquire Williams would be minimal and the interest on Shanahan's part is there considering he was really thinking about acquiring Williams last year.
Also at the end of the 2005 season Williams was running great for the Dolphins and had actually become their primary back again and was a huge reason the ended that season with 6 straight wins. Plus Williams has had minimal wear on his body the last 3 years so he should be well rested and ready to go.
I think the risk is worth the reward if you can get Williams for a 5th or 6th rounder because he could be the power back the Broncos need to control games and help Cutler in his 2nd season and first as the full-time starter.