This is a few days old and came out while I was in LA, but I’d be remised if I didn’t mention this:
John Lynch has accepted a pay cut and will return to the Denver Broncos for a fifth season at free safety after pondering free agency or retirement… [Returning] nearly didn’t happen. Lynch had made his decision to leave, even drafting a letter thanking fans and teammates for his four years in Denver. But when Lynch called Bowlen on Thursday night to inform him of his choice, Bowlen was out for a late dinner.
“And then I woke up thinking, ‘What am I doing?’ I’ve got four kids who are happy here. I’ve found a home here, and I didn’t want to be one of those guys going from team to team. I felt I had earned what I had coming to me, but sometimes you have to step back and look at the big picture. And the big picture to me was: I had to find a way to make this work.”
John, you and your family aren’t the only ones happy. Denver’s full of fans that are happy you’re coming back and kicking ass for another year. Aside from Shannon Sharpe, Lynch is my favorite Bronco and by far my most favorite active player. Not only is he an amazing player on the field, but a real class act off the field and one of the best guys in all of football. Best of all, I won’t need to get a new jersey.
See the resemblance? 2008 we’re bouncing back!