Colin Cowherd, host of The Herd on Fox Sports 1, believes that the world champion Denver Broncos will finish the 2016 season with a 6-10 record.
To back up his point, the radio talker offered four reasons that the Broncos would fail to even make it to the playoffs this season. (What?!)
Cowherd suggests that Denver has the worst quarterback in the division, which is probably true. But then he expands it to the entire league, which is a ludicrous assertion when you consider some of the dumpster fires in the NFL — Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco.
He also argues that the Broncos have a brutal schedule to start off the season, where they’ll face Carolina, Indy and the Bengals. And that the team’s final games are equally tough — the Titans, Patriots, and the Chiefs.
Honestly, I’m not sure where to begin on this point.
The Tennessee Titans went 3-13 last season! C’mon!
I mean, this is the NFL we’re talking about. This isn’t SEC football where you can schedule a handful of community college cupcakes to pad out your record.
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There is tremendous parity in the NFL, more so than any other major sports league in the country and that’s why fans love it. In general, all of the games can be tough, because all of the teams can be tough.
Cowherd then runs down a list of players that the Broncos lost in the off-season, but fails to mention all of the stars that have remained. Elway is building a sustainable machine that’s designed to compete for the long-term.
Finally, he points out that 15 of the past Super Bowl winners failed to make the playoffs the following season. What exactly that tells us about the 2016 Denver Broncos is unclear, except that they did in fact win a Super Bowl.
What do you make of Cowherd’s 6-10 prediction? Is it as bad as his radio show, or are you worried there might be some truth to it?
Sound off in the comments below!