Broncos starting cornerback Darrent Williams is dead

From ESPN.com:

Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed early Monday when his white stretch Hummer was sprayed by bullets after a nightclub dispute following a New Year’s Eve party.

Police have no motive and no indication the 24-year-old player was targeted in the drive-by shooting of the limousine. The burst of violence occurred hours after the Broncos were eliminated from playoff contention.

“All of us are devastated by this tragedy,” Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement. “To lose a young player, and more important, a great young man such as Darrent Williams, is incomprehensible. To lose him in such a senseless manner as this is beyond words.” (more…)

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Simply a waste of talent.  A waste of life.

Wow, the Cowboys are bad

I’m not sure how to describe a loss to the lowly Detroit Lions.  Again, the defense seems to be unable to stop folks.  Jon Kitna, who is an okay quarterback, was clearly Pro Bowl material yesterday.  He torched the Cowboys for over 300 yards passing and 4 touchdowns.  The Cowboys were unable to stop the Lions when it counted, in the 3rd and 4th quarters. 

The Dallas Cowboys did everything they could to lose.  They turned the ball over on offense, frequently.  They turned the ball over on special teams.  They allowed huge run backs on special teams.  They got down early and couldn’t or didn’t run the ball.  Julius Jones was benched for Marion Barber who found that the offensive line, the line the Cowboys paid a ton of money for, can’t run block.  There were no holes.  Simple defensive stunts confused the o-line and caused Romo to rush throws or get sacked. 

So we are in the playoffs losing 3 of our last 4. 

The Cowboys have not won a playoff game in over 10 years.  It is hard to see that playoff victory coming on Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks.