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Denver Broncos 2006 Season Review

The Denver Broncos coming into the 2006 Season had high hopes of being a elite team in the NFL.  They had many veteran players coming in and the coaching staff hoped would play a huge roll in a great season.  The Defense played great at the start only allowing 1 touchdown the first 5 games.  The offense was moving the ball with Jake Plumber who had started the Broncos off to a 7-2 start which by NFL standards is a great way to start the season.  Mike Shannon though benched Plumber after that great start for the Rookie Quarterback Jay Cutler.

On Dec. 3rd 2006 Jay Cutler made his first start versus the Seattle Seahawks.  He had 2 touchdowns and 2 picks while throwing for 143 yards in the loss versus the Seahawks.  The Broncos would win 2 games and lose 3 to finish the season.  The hardest loss for the Broncos was not losing to the San Fransisco 49ers in which they were eliminated from the playoff picture, but the death of Corner back Darrent Williams who was shot in the city of Denver hours after the teams loss.  More losses would come in that 50 days later running back Damien Nash would collapse during a basketball game and die in his home town of St. Louis Missouri.

The Broncos started out very strong in 2006, but the benching of Jake Plumber and the defense not being able to shut teams down to make up for there rookie quarterback ended the season for them.  The loss of 2 of there players was the hardest for the Broncos to get over.  These deaths were sudden and tragic.

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