Remember Red Miller, the Orange Crush and the Pony Express cheerleaders?
Looks like the current Denver Broncos may turn out to be the latest version of those 1977 Broncos.
In 1977, the Broncos won their first six games under new coach Red Miller. This year’s Broncos are 6-0 under new coach Josh McDaniels.
The 1977 Broncos featured an "Orange Crush" defense. The current Broncos feature a defense that has allowed just 10 points total in the second half of their first six games.
Back in 1977, the Broncos had an attractive cheerleader group called the "Pony Express." Equally as attractive, they are now the Bronco Cheerleaders.
When the Broncos won Monday night at San Diego, 34-23, it brought back another memory of 1977.
That year, the Broncos were 4-0 when they traveled to Oakland and defeated the Raiders, 30-7. At that time, Oakland had been dominating the AFC West.
The Chargers had also been dominant in the AFC West for several years until this year’s edition of the Broncos came along.
Kyle Orton, of all people, may be the modern-day Craig Morton of the Broncos. And the list goes on.
(For those who have forgotten, Denver’s back-up QB in 1977 was Craig Penrose out of San Diego State. He played for the Aztec more than 30 years ago; back when they were annual winners instead of perennial losers.)
The Broncos did go 12-2 in 1977 and made it all the way to the Super Bowl for the first time under a new head coach. Is history repeating in 2009?