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  • East Coast Fan
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Wasn't it Denver at New England 28 November 1976? Broncos lost 38-14. Steve Ramsey threw three picks. Denver finished second in AFCW at 9-5 and Pats finished 11-3 as the WC team in the AFC. If Denver had won that game, they would have been in the playoffs instead of NE.
    Exactly correct! They went into New England with high hopes and laid a horrendous egg, got blown out. In Alzado's book he said that several of the players wanted to punch Ramsey in the face because he came off the field laughing after he threw an interception. Lyle was out with a broken leg otherwise he probably would've done it! And of course we know the next season Ramsey and Ralston were gone and we had Red Miller who was standing on the Patriots sideline for the game we just talked about!

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  • East Coast Fan
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    Originally posted by 58Miller View Post
    Steve Ramsey vs the Patriots
    Correct!!!!

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  • 58Miller
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    1976......

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by East Coast Fan View Post
    In the 70's the Broncos were closing in on doing something they had never done before, clinch a playoff birth if they won a certain game but they lost, big time. What Broncos quarterback did some of the players want to "punch in the face" as he came off the field laughing after throwing an interception in that game?

    Bonus points if you can name the exact game!
    Wasn't it Denver at New England 28 November 1976? Broncos lost 38-14. Steve Ramsey threw three picks. Denver finished second in AFCW at 9-5 and Pats finished 11-3 as the WC team in the AFC. If Denver had won that game, they would have been in the playoffs instead of NE.

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  • 58Miller
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    Originally posted by East Coast Fan View Post
    In the 70's the Broncos were closing in on doing something they had never done before, clinch a playoff birth if they won a certain game but they lost, big time. What Broncos quarterback did some of the players want to "punch in the face" as he came off the field laughing after throwing an interception in that game?

    Bonus points if you can name the exact game!
    Steve Ramsey vs the Patriots

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  • East Coast Fan
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    In the 70's the Broncos were closing in on doing something they had never done before, clinch a playoff birth if they won a certain game but they lost, big time. What Broncos quarterback did some of the players want to "punch in the face" as he came off the field laughing after throwing an interception in that game?

    Bonus points if you can name the exact game!

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  • lvbronx
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    Originally posted by East Coast Fan View Post
    Linebacker #56 Ray May who came in from the Colts!
    That;s correct. That was kind of the birth of the Orange Crush.

    For those that don't know...May was a respected LB/leader that came to a young Bronco team that had never done anything and brought them together and gave them confidence. Plus "Ray May" is one of the greatest names ever.

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  • East Coast Fan
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    Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
    For a season the Broncos D held hands in the D huddle to show togetherness. What player is credited with starting this?
    Linebacker #56 Ray May who came in from the Colts!

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  • lvbronx
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    For a season the Broncos D held hands in the D huddle to show togetherness. What player is credited with starting this?

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  • jazzbodog
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    That's right, I was talking about the D-Lines.

    From '69 through '72 the D-Lines weren't supported very well by the Backers and Secondary, except for Billy Thompson. The whole D improved from '73 through '76 especially the Backers. In '77 Joe Collier fielded his 34 D with Rubin Carter, Barney Chavous and Lyle Alzado on the D-Line; Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Bob Swenson and Joe Rizzo at the Backers; and, Louis Wright, Steve Foley, Billy Thompson and Bernard Jackson in the Secondary. That was a great D.
    Thank you! :thumb:

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  • jazzbodog
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    Originally posted by East Coast Fan View Post
    He's talking about the "D-Line" not the whole defense.
    Thanks for the clarification.

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  • East Coast Fan
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    That's right, I was talking about the D-Lines.

    From '69 through '72 the D-Lines weren't supported very well by the Backers and Secondary, except for Billy Thompson. The whole D improved from '73 through '76 especially the Backers. In '77 Joe Collier fielded his 34 D with Rubin Carter, Barney Chavous and Lyle Alzado on the D-Line; Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Bob Swenson and Joe Rizzo at the Backers; and, Louis Wright, Steve Foley, Billy Thompson and Bernard Jackson in the Secondary. That was a great D.
    Just for fun I sometimes daydream about if Tombstone Jackson was around and on that '77 defense, my God they would've been even stronger than they were which was really strong to begin with!

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by jazzbodog View Post
    What about the 1977 "Orange Crush" defense, Randy Gradishar & Company?
    Originally posted by East Coast Fan View Post
    He's talking about the "D-Line" not the whole defense.
    That's right, I was talking about the D-Lines.

    From '69 through '72 the D-Lines weren't supported very well by the Backers and Secondary, except for Billy Thompson. The whole D improved from '73 through '76 especially the Backers. In '77 Joe Collier fielded his 34 D with Rubin Carter, Barney Chavous and Lyle Alzado on the D-Line; Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Bob Swenson and Joe Rizzo at the Backers; and, Louis Wright, Steve Foley, Billy Thompson and Bernard Jackson in the Secondary. That was a great D.

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  • East Coast Fan
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    Originally posted by jazzbodog View Post
    What about the 1977 "Orange Crush" defense, Randy Gradishar & Company?
    He's talking about the "D-Line" not the whole defense.

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  • jazzbodog
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Right and Dave Costa went to San Diego that year, too. In my opinion, the D-Lines the Denver Broncos fielded from 1967 through 1976 were the best in their history.
    What about the 1977 "Orange Crush" defense, Randy Gradishar & Company?

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