2010 Denver Broncos

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  1. whiteathlete33

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    A bit of bad news. Linebacker Nick Greisen was released. He was a pretty good player for the Giants some years back. From Rotoworld

    Broncos released LB Nick Greisen.
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    Greisen tore his ACL a year ago and the injury-riddled Broncos clearly
    don't have time to wait. The backup linebacker and special teamer could
    be a good veteran presence elsewhere if healthy.
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    More great news from our friends at Rotoworld. This time it involves Brandon Stokley.

    Brandon Stokley did not get a snap with the starters in Sunday's preseason opener.
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    Brandon Lloyd ran with the first team and looked good while taking a
    hitch route to the house from six yards out. Stokley is squarely on the
    roster bubble.
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    Denver's first round draft choices in '09 and '10: [​IMG]
    After watching them in pre-game warmups Sunday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post suggests that Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and Demaryius Thomas (foot) "don't look anywhere near close" to playing. Klis now believes that Moreno's hamstring may have been partially torn -- rather than just strained -- when he injured it on August 1. Moreno was seen running and cutting "very gingerly." Klis speculates that Moreno could even be a slow healer. Thomas is still favoring his troublesome left foot. Neither is going to play tonight or in the preseason finale.
     
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    Moreno is a typical black entitled player. Moreno didn't even play well as a rookie considering the Broncos are usually one of the easiest o-lines to run behind. Moreno has already gotten injured twice as much as Hillis (who has always dominated whenever called upon), I believe in one less year, yet Hillis supposedly isn't trusted to be a workhorse back.

    Another thing I noticed is it looks like Eric Decker will probably serve a typical apprenticeship. McDaniels seems enamored with veterans Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney while Demariyius Thomas is injured. He looks to be pushing them as this years starters- with Royal likely being in the slot. Lloyd and Gaffney until now haven't proven to be any more than serviceable/average WRs. I also expect Demaryius Thomas to almost immediately pass Decker on the depth chart once healthy since he was drafted two rounds earlier and has melanin.
     
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    Well I see why the Broncos were willing to part ways with Peyton Hillis...they wanted ultra-affletic Lendale White...who is avg. tonight is less than 3 yards per carry....this totally makes sense!

    Seems like Stokley should have no trouble signing with another team if he is released...then again Kevin Curtis is not playing anywhere..so wouldn't be so sure. Don't think the NFL wants too see any addition to the increase of white WR's this year...

    Brandon Lloyd always looks good in the pre-season then does a disappearing act during the regular season...Edited by: TwentyTwo
     
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    I know I've mentioned this several times before but it's worth stating again. I'm familiar with Moreno. He played high school football here in Jersey. He made the All State team but so did Ray Van Peenen. I think Ray was slightly faster with 4.5 speed. The best running back in the state that year was none other than Van Peenen. Moreno is now in the NFL and this kid is done. Absolutely sickening!!!!

    I take some comfort in the fact that Jersey Joe Martinek is starting for Rutgers and has a chance at an NFL career. I'm watching this situation closely.
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    Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn and Eric Decker have all had very good games tonight against Minnesota.
     
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    Yo kernel reb, i'z be back fum dis injery faster and bedder dan ever, signed Lendale

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    Oh man![​IMG][​IMG] I laughed out loud at that one, Don!
     
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    Because of all these RB injuries, and the NFLs strict adherance to Caste protocols, I hear that NFL teams are trying to get Eddie George, Jerome Bettis and Emmitt Smith out of retirement!!
     
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    LOL! I wouldn't be surprised. Even at their age they probably still have more "upside" than Hillis, Leonard, and Gerhart.
     
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    Denver Broncos:
    QB: 3 white QBs: 1 white starter

    Kyle Orton starts and is a very solid QB, but may be more of a game manager than major game changer who the D has to plan their game plan around.

    Brady Quinn was picked up in the trade that sent fan favourite Peyton Hillis (who averaged 5.4 YPC, in the 3 1/2 games he started in 2008 for the Broncos- getting better each game and dominating against the Jets top ranked rush defense) to Cleveland. Quinn has the measurables you look for in a QB, but has struggled a bit while on the field, although he hasn't really gotten the opportunity for much "learning time"Â￾.

    Tim Tebow is one of the best QBs in FBS history (not simply the best dual threat QB), having won the Heisman and two national championships. He also is the SEC all time leader in rushing TDs for any position. Tebow is great rushing up the middle and is strong, quick and agile and even his speed is that of the slower power RBs in the NFL. Amazingly, the NFL may actually allow, arguably the best QB in FBS history- to work on is mechanics and ACTUALLY play wildcat as he learns. Tebow shows better accuracy and has more arm strength than he's given credit for. He currently is working on making more than one check down. In some ways he's in a similar situation to Minnesota's Joe Webb, but he has a better resume and upside IMO.

    RB: 1 white FB: 1 white starter
    The Broncos are very mediocre at RB. They could have started Hillis and given Moreno 1/3 of the carries as the backup scatback, but I guess new coach Josh McDaniels was too much of a coward to make his "baby"Â￾ (first round draft pick Knowshon Moreno) work his way into more playing time behind a guy who played like a Pro Bowler the year before. Correll Buckhalter was very efficient in 2009, but is getting old and lacked the improvement that Hillis showed each game and upside, but I will simply be sticking to discussing white players from now on in these reports. Spencer Larson is an athletic FB- who also has a solid skill set for the LB position if the Broncos decide to put him there. I think he's also a traditional WSTD as well.

    WR/TE: 2 white WRs, 1 white TE: 0 white starters
    The Broncos picked up Eric Decker in the draft- in the 3rd round. I think he has the athletic ability and work ethic, to become better than 3/4s of the STARTING OUTSIDE WRs in the league (maybe even better- considering he has great hands), but right now he's working mostly in the typical white role as "the slot WR"Â￾ and I don't expect him to start anytime soon in this league. Brandon Stokley is on injured reserve- and may get an injury settlement from the Broncos and be out of the league soon (as the NFL has little use for "smallish"Â￾ and fast white WRs over 30- who have had some recent injury problems- see Kevin Curtis), but he showed he could be a solid starting outside WR in his prime and excellent slot WR. TE Dan Gronkowski comes from what is becoming a well known football family, he however is not as good as Rob G.

    OL: 5 white OL: 3 white starters
    The blackening of the former -very mobile "non sumo"Â￾ zone blocking o-line has started under McEminem. The Broncos have 5 white and 5 black offensive lineman on the roster, but there are ZERO white OTs on the roster. The two heaviest Denver o-lineman are black lineman, neither older than 25, but neither I would label as a true SUMO.

    DL: 1 white DL: 0 white starters
    Denver has just one white DL out of 6 on the roster, but Justin Bannan looks to have been used mostly as a backup during his career.

    LB: 0 white LBs
    In ridiculous fashion, Denver has ZERO white LBs on the roster, even as other teams are realizing just how good young white LBs can be (see Clay Matthews, Brian Cushing etc.)

    DB: 0 white DBs [​IMG]

    Special Teams: Should I even mention that Denver's kicker, punter and LS are all white- these are typically VERY white positions, but whites at these positions don't help debunk the caste myths. Actually, I've seen an uptick in blacks at some FBS schools at these positions- as well as with Hispanics and Asians.

    The Affirmative Action Broncos, have 16 white men on the entire roster. They have a coal black starting D. They have only 5 whites starting on offense with ZERO at the caste positions. Feel free to give Neapolitan hand gestures to company prostitute Josh "Eminem"Â￾ McDaniels, if you are foolish enough to attend a game, because "you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo!"
    Grade: FAIL (Big time)
     
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    Room brightening smile alert:

    "Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room," Denver head coach Josh McDaniels said." Edited by: Liverlips
     
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    Does this mean Eric Decker has a shot?
     
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    It probably means that Denver will draft a couple of black wideouts in next year's Draft... afterall, them "supamans" grow on trees.
     
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    Oh man. I shouldn't have laughed at that but I did.
     
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    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has been scratched for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    No-show Moreno is down and out again from "a little something." Ah how I like to see what I call the "Hillis curse" keep biting the Broncos in the arse!


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5611605


    Broncos coach McEminem said Friday
    that Moreno will be out after sustaining "a little something" in
    practice that "he won't be able to play through."
    Mcstupid didn't
    elaborate but the official injury report said Moreno had injured a
    hamstring.

    Moreno has scored a touchdown in each of the 1-1 Broncos' games this season, totaling 111 yards rushing on 39 carries.

    The Broncos' depth at running back includes Correll Buckhalter (17 carries, 34 yards in two games) and Laurence Maroney, acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots on Sept. 15.

    Maroney, who has been nursing a thigh injury, participated in a full practice Thursday.


    "You've
    just got to keep on moving on," quarterback Kyle Orton said about the
    latest injury news. "There's nothing you can do or say about it. We've
    been dealing with this stuff all year.
    And whoever's in the huddle, we
    expect them to perform."

    This is just the most recent injury for
    Moreno. The starting tailback pulled his right hamstring the opening day
    of training camp and didn't return until Aug. 31, saving his on-field
    debut until the regular season. He has gained just 111 yards on 39
    carries for a 2.8-yard average this season.


    Wow, all of 2.8 YPC!


    Buckhalter hurt his
    neck and back in the first team drill of training camp and was sidelined
    for three weeks. Buckhalter played in the preseason finale and has 17
    carries for 34 yards with a TD during the regular season.


    Dang, if that ain't production (2 YPC), I don't know what is!


    "Without
    going through a preseason and getting banged around and stuff for that
    month, my preseason's kind of been the last two games we played,"
    Buckhalter said. "So just getting the chance to get the rust off, I'm
    kind of feeling like myself right now, especially late in the week."
     
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    Karma's a bitch, ain'it Josh McWigger?
     
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    Colorado Springs writer blasts Eminem. This clown's latest move is to make Eric Decker a healthy scratch for games after Decker, a third round draft pick, looked great in preseason.
    McDaniels plunders once-proud Broncos offense

    DENVER â€" Peyton Hillis would have scored on fourth and a yard.

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    The 250-pound earth-mover would have muscled his way into the end zone and sliced into the Indianapolis Colts lead. He would have given the Broncos a chance at victory.


    One problem: Hillis no longer carries the football for the Broncos. Instead, he labors for the Cleveland Browns, and you might have noticed he rampaged to 144 yards Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens violent defense.


    The Broncos found yet another way to lose on Sunday, and this time it was a 27-13 defeat at the hands of Peyton Manning and his Colts. Denver has lost 10 of 13 and six of seven with a numbing brand of football.


    Let's give coach Josh McDaniels his due.


    He's a magician when it comes to cleaning house. He inherited one of the NFL's most dangerous offenses, and responded by shipping talent all across America.


    Hillis is in Cleveland. Jay Cutler is in Chicago. Brandon Marshall is in Miami. There was a reason for every move, but McDaniels never got around to finding replacement parts.


    The offensive house is clean. Those who dared clash with the NFL's youngest coach have been banished from his kingdom.


    McDaniels reigns as the Broncos undisputed ruler, which means he sits in the center of the wreckage. He took over a team that needed a bit of tinkering to vault in the playoffs.


    He's taken that same team straight to the NFL basement. He doesn't deserve all the blame. Owner Pat Bowlen handed unlimited power to a coach with limited experience.


    The Boy Wonder is in danger of turning into The Boy Blunder. Before arriving in Colorado, McDaniels worked with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and earned a reputation as an offensive genius.


    That might have been false advertising.


    The Broncos have failed to score 20 points in eight of 11 defeats during the McDaniels era. They lack the toughness and the focus and the talent and the strategy to find a route to the end zone, even when they travel to the very shadow of the goal line.


    When the 2010 season ends, and I'm predicting it will end ugly, fans and critics will look at a moment from the second quarter. The Broncos had driven 79 yards to the 1-yard line.
    And got stuck there.


    Three plays later, the Broncos had barely moved, leaving McDaniels with a big upside, big downside decision.


    Gambling on fourth down is a lot of fun and can lead to all sorts of jumping up and down "¦ if you're successful. Air Force used repeated fourth-down gambles to slip past Wyoming on Saturday.


    Let's just say McDaniels endured a different experience on Sunday.


    He bet on his offense, defying the odds and sending Laurence Maroney scooting around the left side of the line. This was Maroney's third run in the last four plays.


    He failed, again. A trio of Colts all but devoured Maroney before he crossed the goal line. Sure, Maroney came achingly close, but the nearness of it all only adds to the Broncos pain.
    Hillis, shipped far away, would have scored. I guarantee that.


    "I'd do the same thing again,"Â￾ McDaniels said.


    Before you do try the same thing again, Josh, I'd suggest you find a short-yardage back. Just a thought.


    Quarterback Kyle Orton delivered a noble, if futile, performance. Without any semblance of a running game, Orton was forced to throw 57 times, leading the Broncos on a long afternoon ride to nowhere.


    This is a soft offense, devoid of muscle, lacking in tough guys.


    Remember, this offense is entirely McDaniels' creation.http://www.gazette.com/sports/mcdaniels-105317-ramsey-once.html
     
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    Great read Don, thanks for posting it!
     
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    LOL! Denver's offense sucks.

    Thank you Josh McDaniels for proving the thesis of CF.
    Good job dork!
     
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    Demaryius Thomas got a concussion, and here's a fantasy analysis: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1114965/demaryius-thomas

     

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