Friday, March 28, 2014

Thanks for everything Knowshon! You did it the right way and the Broncos way. We appreciate the way you play the game.

To our man, and Boss, Mr. Knowshon Moreno. Congratulations and the best of luck for you on your future endeavors. +BRONCOS CR3W enjoyed what you brought as a player and more importantly, the man you grew into!

Former Broncos RB, Moreno, signs with Dolphins

(Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
After working his way from the practice squad to the starting lineup over the past two seasons, Broncos free agent Knowshon Moreno will leave +Denver Broncos to sign with the +Miami Dolphins.

According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Moreno signed a one-year deal with the terms of that contract not disclosed. During the 2013 season, the Dolphins split primary rushing duties between both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. It is unclear whether the Dolphins will stick with a "running back by committee" system, or feature Moreno as their primary back.

Knowshon Scores TD in 2013 Divisional Playoff Victory over the +Chargers (Photo Courtesy: USATSI)
Last season, Knowshon rushed for 1,038 yards while averaging 4.3 yards per rushing attempt. He scored 13 touchdowns (10 rushing, 3 receiving), and also caught 60 passes for 548 yards.

The Broncos will now look to the trio of Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, and C.J. Anderson to fill the void left by Moreno in the Denver's backfield.

Montee Ball to be Broncos Lead Back

Broncos CR3W would argue that Moreno was the most undervalued player of this brilliance of offensive football we witnessed from the Broncos last year. That said, Montee Ball is full of upside and talent which is the main and sole reason the Broncos feel okay moving forward without Moreno. He did it the right way and we will remember that from the former +Georgia Bulldogs grad. Despite LeSean McCoy, Moreno may hae the best hands as an RB as any. Jamaal Charles may have the home run in space, but that doesn't undervalue the ability of Knowshon's to catch the ball naturally and transfer into a runner in the process of catching as any. He often pulled in some tosses that would not be caught by 90% of the tailbacks in the NFL.

Hillman has just had his 2nd opportunity open up for him. Hopefully, he gets the chance in full health and shows the same drive that Knowhson exemplified right in front of the young player's first two seasons as a member of the NFL, and Denver Broncos. If that is the case, Hillman will make a lot of positive headlines as a part of the Broncos offense. Maybe that is the best way to explain what Moreno is, learned, and showed that if you work hard and prepare your butt off, you will get and take full advantage of it. Many forget that he suffered from an ACL injury just over 2 seasons ago also.

John Fox still has Faith in Hillman

Ball may not give Hillman much of any opening, but if it is on 3rd downs or breathers, Hillman will be seen contributing when he gets looks on the field. Hopefully, they both stay in full health. We'll see what others get an opportunity in camp once its upon us. Not very far away, really.
From the teary eyes of the true Broncos fans, you gave us heart, guts, leadership, maturity, leadership, and effort. Thank you! From one of our all time favorite sports moments, army crawl for a first down vs the +Kansas City Chiefs.


To you earning some tough first downs to finish of the Chargers.

Knowshon Moreno with another big contributor to the record setting offense of +NFL
history books. Photo Courtesy: +Denver Broncos (AP)
To one of our personal favorites, the rock-paper-scissors TD celebration.



+Wisconsin Badgers, White, Looks up to former teammate Montee Ball

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