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The organization’s career leader in interceptions needs to get this distinction." MHR Radio PodcastDenver Broncos PodcastsDenver Broncos NewsWhy isn’t Steve Foley in the Broncos Ring of Fame?New https://www.broncosfanstore.com ,27commentsThe organization’s career leader in interceptions needs to get this distinction. MDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Why isn’t Steve Foley in the Broncos Ring of Fame?TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailGood morning, Broncos Country!Steve Foley should be in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. As was the case with Simon Fletcher and Rick Upchurch before they (finally) got inducted, how the Broncos defensive back isn’t already in baffles me. It makes no sense. Foley played in Denver from 1976-86. He played in 150 games, and that’s with missing all but one game in 1982. What may surprise some: Foley is the Broncos’ career leader in interceptions.On the latest MHR Radio Podcast (iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher), I asked Adam Malnati and the listeners to help me find an answer to this question. On Twitter, the most common response I got was that Foley was good but not “Ring-of-Fame worthy.” I totally get that. Based on the responses, he seemed to get picked on by the likes of Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts.My rebuttal to that: When you lead an organization in a statistical category, that is an automatic induction in that teams’ ring of fame/honor. Again, Foley is the Broncos’ all-time interceptions leader with 44. That number will never get passed. The only current member of the organization on the career list worth mentioning is Chris Harris Jr. Given that he plays this season, it’ll be his ninth in the NFL. Harris has 19 career interceptions. He’s also one who most say is a no-brainer for the Ring of Fame. So, again, I ask: Why isn’t Foley in the Ring of Fame?There are no doubt players who deserve to get this distinction, some whom played in this century. The two who come to mind are Ed McCaffrey and Al Wilson. There are some old-time Denver players who need to get this recognition too. After Foley, tight end Riley Odoms is somehow overlooked. Mike Klis had a great tweet (don’t tell Laurie I said that) comparing the numbers of Odoms to two tight ends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On the podcast Denver Broncos Customized Jerseys , I also threw out Orange Crush linebackers Bob Swenson and Joe Rizzo. There’s another name probably more deserving than any of them, save for Foley, and that’s Lyle Alzado. Here’s the story I wrote on Alzado two years ago.This is a discussion and debate that will stand as long as sports are played. As long as the Broncos play football and they have a Ring of Fame. We all have our opinions, and there’s no way everyone will ever agree. There are times when the choice is easy, like Champ Bailey. But there are times when the choice and debate gets tougher, and the selection committee will never make anyone happy. Nor is that its job. But it also seems the committee makes this tougher than it is.In this situation, the choice seems straight-forward enough. Foley is the Broncos’ all-time leader in interceptions and will never lose that spot. Over the course of his career, Foley played a role in Denver reaching its first two Super Bowls. What else is there to know? Whatever the reason he’s not in the Ring of Fame, it needs to get fixed. The time has come for Foley to (finally) get inducted.MHR Radio is now on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher,TuneIn and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear. ENGLEWOOD Denver Broncos T-Shirts , Colo. (AP) C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.”It’s business, I understand it,” Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday after he was released by the Denver Broncos. ”I’ve been here five years and it came to an end. So, I’m excited for the next opportunity.”Where that is, ”I don’t know,” Anderson said. ”I have no clue at all.”Possible landing spots include Miami, where Dolphins coach Adam Gase offered him a four-year, $18 million deal in 2016 that Denver matched, and New England, where Patriots coach Bill Belichick is also a big fan.Anderson hits free agency at an opportune time.He’s 27, has just 683 career carries and is coming off his best season, one in which he played in all 16 games for the first time and ran for a career-best 1,007 yards .”I would never say it’s a good time to be free,” Anderson said. ”All I ever tried to do was give my best effort to Denver in every way possible. I did that for five years. Now it’s time to go and do that for another team.”Anderson wasn’t one of the 23 running backs drafted in 2013 but the Cal alum has put up better career numbers than all of those running backs except for one: Steelers star Le’Veon Bell.Anderson’s resume includes a Pro Bowl Denver Broncos Hats , two dozen TDs, a pair of playoff touchdowns and numerous game-sealing runs, none bigger than his TD plunge that capped Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina in the Super Bowl three years ago.Shortly afterward, Gase, who had been his offensive coordinator in Denver, offered him the big contract that Broncos GM John Elway ultimately matched.The deal included a $5 million signing bonus and salaries of $675,000 in 2016, $2.9 million last year and $4.5 million in each of the next two years.Because there was no dead cap money in 2018 or ’19, Anderson knew his release was, if not imminent, a very strong possibility this offseason as the Broncos rebuild an anemic offense following a 5-11 season.”I knew I could be released or traded at any time,” Anderson said.His release not only clears a combined $9 million off the books for Denver but it opens the way for Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson or maybe even a pick in the upcoming draft to take over as the Broncos’ featured back alongside new QB Case Keenum .”I respect the decision whether it’s a money issue or a play issue,” Anderson said. ”They feel like they can move on from me. I understand that. That’s the beauty of our game. Now I get an opportunity to showcase my skills somewhere else.”—

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