Found January 11, 2012 on
The Rap Sheet:
Late Sunday night, after the Broncos shocked the Steelers in the playoffs, I caught up with a familiar face. No, not this one. Instead, it was CB Jonathan Wilhite, who has had a nice season in Denver after getting cut by the Patriots in camp.
When we talked in the Broncos locker room, Wilhite was still geeked up about the big win. But he quickly turned his attention to the Patriots.
“It’s going to be emotional,” Wilhite told me in my story in today’s Herald. “I have tremendous respect for those guys, I love a lot of those guys in the locker room. I’ve made friendships with a lot of those guys over the years, even the coaches, so we’re just going to try to get ready and just try to take the best game we can down there.”
That the Pats cut Wilhite adds some intrigue for him, and he admitted, “There’s always some personal (feeling) deep down somewhere” about trying to prove a team wrong. But Wilhite is doing his best to keep it business-like, while also using the lessons he learned from...
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The last time the Broncos and Patriots met in the playoffs, Champ Bailey returned an interception 100 yards, sparking a 27-13 Denver win and handing Tom Brady his first postseason defeat after 10 wins and three titles.
Six years later, they meet again this weekend, both men a lot longer in the tooth but just as transcendent.
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Imagine being a Steelers fan that made the trip to Denver for the wild-card game between the Steelers and Broncos. You sat there in the cold, watching your team struggle for three hours, only to tie the game at the end of regulation and give you hope … until Tim Tebow crushed all your hopes and dreams with one flick of his golden wrist.
All you want to do is lick your wounds and...
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For the next two days, we're going to do in-depth scouting reports on the two big AFC divisional playoff games. First up: Pats/Broncos.
The Teams: The New England Patriots vs. the Denver Broncos
Records: 13-3 (Pats), 10-7 (Broncos)
The Line: Patriots by 13.5. Oh, great. That's all we need: An even BIGGER line for Tebow to overcome.
The Coaches: Bill Belichick...