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Sharp(e) disagreement on Broncos’ Mt. Rushmore

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Lately, Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and PFT Planet had been in consistent agreement regarding the Mt. Rushmores of multiple teams.

Key words:  Had been.

On Friday, the two sides differed when it comes to half of the Broncos Mt. Rushmore.

Sure, we agreed on John Elway.  And hard-hitting (just ask Christian Okoye) safety Steve Atwater.  But I went with Floyd Little and Tom Jackson, which the voters picked Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe.

Watch the segment, see the voting results, and complain in the comments below.

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47 Responses to “Sharp(e) disagreement on Broncos’ Mt. Rushmore”
  1. jpb12 says: Jun 21, 2013 7:38 PM

    Tom Jackson?
    Joke

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 21, 2013 7:47 PM

    Only thing missing is the stagecoach these guys are pulling.

  3. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jun 21, 2013 7:49 PM

    Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe are wayyy better picks for Mt. Rushmore.

  4. garity says: Jun 21, 2013 7:54 PM

    Ignorant east coast media disses Gradishar and Louis Wright yet again.

  5. kobesnotmike23 says: Jun 21, 2013 7:55 PM

    Tom Jackson?

    He couldn’t hold randy gradishars jock strap. The argument for Terrell Davis is accomplishments.

    Led the league in rushing= check
    Led the league in touchdowns=check
    2000+ yard season= check (was benched 8 quarters that year)
    2 superbowls=check
    Super Bowl MVP (missing a full quarter due to migraines)=check
    7 of Terrell Davis playoff games he rushed over 100+ yards the other game he had 90 and a TD

    he is the main reason denver has 2 rings. To leave him out is hilarious esspecially for the likes of Tom Jackson who isn’t the best linebacker that’s ever played for the broncos.

  6. jrebar88 says: Jun 21, 2013 7:55 PM

    So this is just like how the government is run? The people voted on what they wanted, yet you didnt put it in there. Ok.

  7. walker615 says: Jun 21, 2013 7:57 PM

    You are an idiot for not having Davis on there. He was the reason they won those 2 Super Bowls. League MVP, Super Bowl MVP, rushing champion, one of the best postseason running backs ever.. I could go on and on.

  8. thesteelers says: Jun 21, 2013 8:07 PM

    Seriously, stop polling us if you don’t even listen.

  9. msclemons67 says: Jun 21, 2013 8:14 PM

    Must have at least one member of the Orange Crush on the mountain so Tom Jackson is a good choice. Football did exist before 1990 after all.

  10. ranksarot says: Jun 21, 2013 8:18 PM

    Why is Gary Busey on the Bronco’s Mt Rushmore?

  11. osiris33 says: Jun 21, 2013 8:30 PM

    John Elway is the biggest choke in Super Bowl history. He has no rings without Terrell Davis carrying him to 2 SB’s. leaving him off would have been a total joke.

  12. blackngold4life says: Jun 21, 2013 8:47 PM

    No Davis..No Superbowl wins plain and simple

  13. nightofthehipple says: Jun 21, 2013 8:50 PM

    Wow! Should have been John Elway, Randy Gradishar, Floyd Little, and Gary Zimmerman.

  14. maiphatdong says: Jun 21, 2013 9:00 PM

    Its easy really…Elway, Sharpe, Atwater, T Davis.

    They won 2 super bowls

    end of conversation

  15. philvil41 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:04 PM

    They all SUCK!!

  16. youngry says: Jun 21, 2013 9:08 PM

    Even a Bucs fan like myself knows Tom Jackson over Terrell Davis is a complete joke. I had Floyd Little over Sharpe though, I know he put up big numbers in Denver but when I think of Sharpe nowadays I see him a Ravens uniform hoisting the Lombardi trophy.

  17. sagatti says: Jun 21, 2013 9:11 PM

    Lets make this simple…NO RINGS NO RUSHMORE… Wait… Then why does buffalo and Minnesota even have one…lol

  18. db3300 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:13 PM

    Good thing ‘ol Mushmouth Sharpe wasn’t judged on his ability to speak clearly in front of a camera.

  19. germanstingray says: Jun 21, 2013 9:34 PM

    I don’t think Okoye was intimidated. He cleaned Atwater’s clock many times. Atwater only got one good hit.

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 21, 2013 9:55 PM

    This is all a moot argument until we see if Peyton can 3peat with the Broncos on his way out. That would easily mean he deserves to be on a mountain and one that is in the Rockies.

    Maybe Irsay should trade a draft pick for Elway and try to steal a spot back in the distant long-term game. Irsay’s kids would have an opportunity set up to snag a revenge win for him from beyond the grave. Well everybody should have a legacy plan in place; just trying to craft one that might be a good fit here.

  21. govtminion says: Jun 21, 2013 10:09 PM

    Sharpe and Davis. I admit I’m biased- I was too young to enjoy Jackson and Gradishar in their prime- but I know what Sharpe and Davis brought this team along with Elway (and the greatly-underrated Ed McCaffrey), and that unreal offensive line.

  22. vietnambob2473 says: Jun 21, 2013 10:16 PM

    Floyd was good in his day, but Davis was the best offensive player in the league for 3 straight seasons. How many players can say that?

  23. christopher525 says: Jun 21, 2013 10:49 PM

    Looks like someone is trying to lure a guy over from ESPN when his contract ends…

  24. skinsfantom says: Jun 21, 2013 10:59 PM

    elway won NOTHING w/o SHANAHAN hahahahahahahahahahahaaha

  25. polapea says: Jun 21, 2013 11:01 PM

    Tom Jackson? I guess you guys forgot about Karl Mecklenburg. A little reminder, he had 3 more pro-bowls and 2 more 1st team all pro teams than Jackson had. He also has a legit shot at the HOF, the only way Jackson is getting in is by paying admission.

  26. chargersdiehard says: Jun 22, 2013 12:01 AM

    Sharpe and Elway both played on the broncos so long they started actually looking like horses.

  27. uncletuna says: Jun 22, 2013 12:23 AM

    Shannon Sharper had all his cousins in Atlanta get online and vote for him in an internet cafe…

    No one is more insecure, with endless self-promotion than Mr. Horse…

    The all time low in NFL studio discussion will be when Chris Berman moderates Mr. Horse, The Human DeBacle and his Dallas sidekick, MikeBHigh Boy and their spiritual advisor Neon DreamOn with onsight reporting of Keyshaun Johnson in HighSpeed Pursuit of Beiber who just stole his stash…

    The only MT Rushmore Mr. Horse belongs on is the NFL’s Overrated…

  28. vikinganswer says: Jun 22, 2013 12:26 AM

    Davis – 4 seasons puts you on the Mountain? Not much to pick from evidently.

  29. pandapeep says: Jun 22, 2013 12:28 AM

    As a die hard Denver Bronco’s fan I have to say this, both those Mt Rushmore’s suck. Elway is an obvious one, but Little and Gradishar are the next two. That fourth spot is the hard one for me.

    Do we go with Davis, greatest running back in team history, Sharpe best tight end in NFL history, Rod Smith best undrafted player in NFL history, Shanny best coach in team history?

    I ultimately have to go with the hof best TE in history, Shannon Sharpe as my last choice, but it’s like picking children.

    Unrelated, despite him not being on my mountain, Rod Smith is my favorite Bronco and football player of all time.

  30. justintuckrule says: Jun 22, 2013 12:47 AM

    Pft is right. You whiny, know-nothing, fantasy lovers are wrong. News flash! There’s more to teams than the last 15 years. Try reading a book…remember those??? Pages of paper bound together.

  31. jjbadd385 says: Jun 22, 2013 1:11 AM

    osiris33 says:
    Jun 21, 2013 8:30 PM
    John Elway is the biggest choke in Super Bowl history. He has no rings without Terrell Davis carrying him to 2 SB’s. leaving him off would have been a total joke.

    ===================================Trust me young one (you must be young if you dont remember Elway carrying the Broncos to 3 of the 5 Super Bowls he was a part of)…. Its true a lot of credit goes to Davis though… but make no mistake, Elway was absolutely one of the best QB’s to ever play the game. He could make positive yds when there were none to be had! Dont let numbers fool ya, he was certainly the best QB out of the 83 draft.

  32. dreamfighter11 says: Jun 22, 2013 2:17 AM

    Even we Raiders fans know Floyd Little should be there. Should have left Sharpe off. Too many great years in a Ravens Uni.

  33. greenmeattruck says: Jun 22, 2013 6:06 AM

    The only argument to put Shannon Sharpe up there is that his face actually looks like a real bronco’s horseface. But it is, nonetheless, a valid argument.

  34. source7769 says: Jun 22, 2013 7:37 AM

    karl mecklenberg

  35. fwippel says: Jun 22, 2013 8:26 AM

    Tom Jackson was a fine linebacker, but no where near the one of the top four Broncos of all time. Heck, I’d even place fellow LB Randy Gradishar ahead of him.

    Hate to say it, but without his work on ESPN, I don’t think he’d be getting so much attention.

    Floyd Little and Haven Moses would deserve consideration ahead of TJ, along with Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe.

  36. draftazoid says: Jun 22, 2013 9:17 AM

    No “Stink”?

  37. miamimike1 says: Jun 22, 2013 9:19 AM

    Elway is the biggest joke in Superbowl history, How do you say that with a straight face? If Denver doesn’t have Elway as their
    Quarterback Denver never gets to any of those superbowls. Denver needed Davis to win the Superbowl but they don’t even get there without Elway. Denver made it to the Superbowl without Davis but with Elway. They didn’t win it until Davis came. You might not like Elway for whatever reason but Denver would never even had a chance to get to the Superbowl without him.

  38. rayguyreturns says: Jun 22, 2013 9:47 AM

    Tom Jackson? Laughable.

    Give me Floyd Little any day and Gradishar too. Heck, Rod Smith was world class.

    And this perspective was from rooting against them all.

  39. lks311 says: Jun 22, 2013 9:56 AM

    Just a thought, but, you might want to include your HOFers (Sharpe) and your 2K Rushing champ/Super Bowl MVP (Davis) on your Mt. Rushmore.

  40. 1bigtex says: Jun 22, 2013 10:55 AM

    @pandapeep

    “Sharpe, best tight end in NFL history”

    Whoa there big fellow. Look down there at the floorboard and apply your foot firmly on the horizontal pedal that is directly adjacent to the vertical pedal. Sharpe was a heck of a receiver, but “best… in NFL history”? Not even Reed Richards can make that stretch.

  41. jerrygray721 says: Jun 22, 2013 11:53 AM

    I’ m not a bronco fan but I remember those teams that Davis was on and he belongs on the broncos Mt. Rushmore I know some bronco fans feel he belongs in the H.O.F. I don’t agree with that but with no doubt he belongs on that mountian

  42. jacktheraven says: Jun 22, 2013 12:06 PM

    No Manning? If he coulda won a playoff game, he’d be on this list. Guess it’s Moore’s fault.

  43. jaredmashburn says: Jun 22, 2013 2:40 PM

    I had to go with Randy Gradishar, how do ignore what that did, somehow even the hall of fame has. Maybe if he jumped up and pounded his chest like an ape when he made tackles people would realize how great he was, so much for putting your intensity into the way you play….

  44. rscheck says: Jun 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    yea, Tom Jackson is a little off… Drew Litton did a fan voter choice Mt Crushmore a couple years ago, it was Elway, Sharpe, Davis, Gradishar… thats probably as close as you can get it, Floyd Little and Gradishar could be swapped…

  45. gorilla559 says: Jul 3, 2013 12:28 PM

    Although they’re not as heralded, I was a big fan of Sammy Winder and the 3 Amigos (Ricky Nattiel, Mark Jackson and The Vance, Vance Johnson)…but my more realistic 4 would be John Elway, Terrell Davis, Karl Mecklenburg and Gary Zimmerman.

  46. virgilcole says: Jul 3, 2013 12:42 PM

    Well, if the mountain is only big enough to accommodate 4 faces then it should be:

    John Elway

    Steve Atwater

    Terrell Davis

    Shannon Sharpe

    (although I would give Shannon a goofy look on his face for going to the Ravens for a few seasons)

    And I would find a mountain big enough to put Rod Smith and Ed Mccaffrey on it also.

  47. djnmcarter says: Jul 3, 2013 3:25 PM

    Atwater is the wildcard for me. Floyd Little saved the franchise. Elway is a no-brainer. It’s a toss-up between Gradishar and Jackson. Gradishar was the face, and Tom Jackson was the mouth of the Orange Crush.

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