Greg Gabriel impressed by Von Miller and Quinton Carter

NFP Week 10 Rookie Report: Broncos-Chiefs
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Miller has all the tools to be an outstanding player in the league. He has great size with long arms to go along with very good speed and athleticism…To be a complete player he has to be adequate in coverage but the real reason he’s there is to rush the passer and he shows outstanding skill in that area…Carter got the start at safety versus Kansas City and did some nice things. He has good size and strength and showed that in his run support. He is quick to come up and shows good shedding skills along with fairly good tackling skills.

McGahee questionable, Tomlinson out

Broncos/Jets Injury Report
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#Broncos injury report: Questionable: McGahee; Probable: Clady, Clark, Dawkins, Vaughn, Woodyard and J. Thomas. #Jets injury report: Out: B. Pool, J. Kerley, S. Nelson, L. Tomlinson; Probable: P. Turner, D. Revis, P. Burress, M. Dixon, D. Harris; Probable: M. Devito, K. Ellis, N. Mangold, J. Mauga, J. McKnight, C. Pace, M. Slauson, I. Trufant.

The Denver Tebows get their new logo

Page 2 rebrands NFL logos for 2011
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As we move into the crux of the 2011 NFL season, it’s time for Page 2 to assess all 32 teams and rebrand their logos based on their performances on the field.

Plus, don't miss Washington's new logo which honors Shanny's tanning bed. (Thanks, RSH!)

Greg Cosell thinks Sexy Rexy has something down his sock for Tebow

The Shutdown Corner Week 11 Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell
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It would not surprise me to see the Jets line up with Cromartie and Revis in pure Cover-0 man on the two receivers and play with nine guys inside…Just say, “Look, we’re going to make it almost impossible for you to run the football; we’re gonna have nine guys in the box, one of them’s gonna be assigned to you on every single snap, and we’re going to play man to man with the best man corner in the business, and another one who is pretty good.

Why the Pats went from a pass-first spread to its two-TE model

How Rex Ryan Created The New-Look Patriots
deadspin.com

Indeed, in a strange way, this same phenomenon may be all that Denver is hoping to get from Tebow: that by being a threat to run or pass (well, sort of), defenses have to play more simply, thus giving a less-talented offense a chance to succeed.

Wednesday Musings: A strange win, but still a win

Week 10, Arrowhead Stadium. What a long, strange game it was.

Actually, it wasn’t that long - it only went 3 hours and 3 minutes. Strange? Unusual, at the very least.  Keeping the clock running while you gash your way down the field, slicing off chunks of yardage like carving a Thanksgiving turkey with play after running play, forcing the Chiefs to retreat further and deeper into their own territory and all without a viable way to stop it - it takes the heart right out of a team.

There was more finesse to it than we often think - the smoothness of Von Miller, slicing past the center and the running back as if they were mere phantoms before embossing the #58 on his jersey’s shoulder onto Matt Cassel’s ribcage was particularly memorable. Enjoying watching Knowshon Moreno relive his college days in vaulting a defender, and the sadness of seeing him go down to injury.  DT Brodrick Bunkley was a Houdini in disengaging with the right guard as if he were just a minor annoyance;  Bunkley then launched himself at the running back, pulling him down from behind. And, on the other side, LG Zane Beadles displaying those light feet that make him such an effective pulling guard as he cleared the route for Tim Tebow to run for his TD. It was a very strange game, but for trench-hounds like me, it was the Bolshoi Ballet.

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Tebow > Team

Tim Tebow Is The 21st-Ranked Team In The NFL, According To The NFL
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From NFL.com’s weekly power rankings, where some poor editor got so sick of the Tim Tebow media frenzy that he ironically ranked him ahead of eleven NFL teams. If I’m not mistaken, this means: Tebow > the Chiefs, Browns, Jaguars, Vikings, Cardinals, Panthers, Rams, Dolphins, Seahawks, Redskins, and Colts.

What do you get when you combine the religious fervor of tens of millions of evangelical Tebow fans with the ardent criticism of mainstream media types like Cris Carter and Merril Hoge?  One giant cluster#$!*, that's what.  Tim Tebow, as we guessed all along, is now greater than the sum of the entire Broncos organization.  Chris Berman took to calling the Broncos the Denver Tebows several weeks ago.  Why stop there?  Just eliminate "Denver" from the name, too.

Still more Von Miller praise from PFF

Five Analysts, Five Questions, Week 10
www.profootballfocus.com

Tim Tebow may get all the ink in Denver but someone had to stop the Chiefs getting more than 17 points at home and no one did more in that regard than Von Miller. A sack, four hits and three hurries on 33 rushes. Don’t think defensive rookie of the year – think All-Pro…He was utterly destructive against the Chiefs and is the primary reason you’re now hearing about Matt Cassel missing time injured down the stretch.

The jersey makes the man

I'm not offended by the Tebow-as-Jesus jersey; in fact, I find it liberating. If some cat wants to spend a few hundred dollars of their hard-earned money outside of a strip club, who am I to judge?

Escapism is the American way. Some folks get addicted to gambling. Some folks get addicted to drugs. Some folks buy another man's replica jersey. Raiders fans do all three.

The point is that dudes that played Dungeons and Dragons have to grow up someday.  And when they grow up, they wear jerseys.

So I came up with a few jerseys of my own that all Broncos fans can get behind.

Even the nerds.

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The Daily Lard 11-16-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As Ted pointed out yesterday, Tim Tebow and the Broncos continue to affirm inclinations all over Broncos Country - so much so that Confirmation Bias Week has stretched for over a month now, and there's no sign of it ending anytime soon. It's been a perfect recipe, as the Broncos are 3-1 with Tebow as their starting QB thus far, and he's been exceptional running the ball while rather inept at throwing the ball during that stretch. So, Tim's "just a winner" who will obviously continue to do so, and work so hard that he'll become a 60% passer someday - because all of this winning will buy him the time to do so. A reader even wrote something to the effect of, "Tebow is already almost a 50% passer" last week in our comment section. Of course, the other side of the debate (since there are only two, right?) is that Tim is so far from being a legitimate NFL thrower of the football that the Broncos, John Elway and John Fox aren't long enough time or political capital (yes, even Elway) to wait for that to happen.

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