Ryan Wilson breaks down Tim Tebow’s Week 10 performance

Tracking Tebow, Week 10: Just win, Timmy
eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com

His misses weren’t nearly as off the mark as they have been in recent weeks. Two early deep throws should’ve been caught, another was woefully underthrown, and his running back dropped a short pass in the second half. Tebow’s worst throw of the afternoon was on 3rd and 4, when the ball traveled approximately 2.5 yards in the air before short-hopping his intended target. In that sense, Tebow improved, though probably not nearly enough to be considered anything other than a fullback with a pretty good arm.

The Daily Lard 11-15-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! PFF's John Breitenbach analyzes the Jets' loss to the Patriots Sunday night, and he says NJ played quite well at times but blew their opportunities with poor special teams play and turnovers. They allowed 4.5 sacks to Shanny favorite and Denver son Andre Carter, with Mark Sanchez deserving plenty of blame for holding the ball too long. We'll see how that works out against Von Miller.

Meanwhile, Breitenbach has plenty of praise for Jets NT Sione Pouha, whom he says is always involved in running plays and "occupies double teams but gets off blocks and makes tackles too." He then goes on to list the virtues of Jets C Nick Mangold, comparing him to ex-Broncos C Chris Myers, who has excelled with the Texans after Shanny & Co. sent him to Kubes in a rare sign-and-trade deal. Finally, Breitenbach writes that Jets S Eric Smith had a rough day trying to cover Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker, and that his tackles in the run game all came downfield. Hopefully there'll be more of that come Thursday...

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Open Thread - MNF Week 10

Here's what Matt Bowen is looking for from tonight's matchup.

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Chris Brown explains how to defend the Zone Read

Defending the zone-read: athleticism and the “scrape-exchange”
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Defenses began reacting by using a technique called a “scrape exchange” to mess up the read. With this defensive adjustment, the defensive end always crashes for the running back, while the linebacker “scrapes” over to take the quarterback…But let’s step back from scheme: what else can a defense do? One answer, is just to get more athletic.

Texans QB Matt Schaub reportedly done for the year

Source: Matt Schaub out for year
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Poor Kubes. After five middling seasons leading the Texans, old friend Gary Kubiak had finally moved himself off the proverbial hot seat and his team into serious contention thanks to some help from another old friend, Wade Phillips. Now, with his QB likely done for the year, Kubes is apparently stuck hanging Houston's hopes on the left arm of the underwhelming Matt Leinart. 

Moreno done with torn ACL; Johnson promoted

Update 3:32pm ET: As expected, the Broncos have promoted RB Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad to take the place of Knowshon Moreno, who was lost for the year with a torn ACL. Additionally, the team signed RB Xavier Omon to the PS to take Johnson's spot there. Johnson had suited up for the Broncos' Week 2 victory over Cincinnati, the first NFL game of his career. Omon is a 26-year old back out of NW Missouri State and has spent time with the Browns and Bills, where he played under current Denver RB coach Eric Studesville.

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Pleading the case for the NFL to not fine Eric Decker

On Veterans Day weekend, Decker penalized for saluting troops
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What it does care about is protecting its image, no matter the cost. The league is fine with honoring, remembering and supporting causes, so long as it’s done the NFL’s way. Wear league-approved pink shoes and towels to support breast cancer awareness month, don’t pull out a ribbon from your sock to honor your aunt with the disease after scoring a touchdown

Wishes for more Tebow animation granted

Tebow gets Taiwanese animation treatment, again
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When the folks at Next Media Animation decided to do a second video on Tebow in the past month, though, it puts him into “full-blown internet superstar” territory. Or something.

Chewing the Fat: Week 10 - Broncos at Chiefs

The IAOFM staff discuss the Denver Broncos' 17-10 Week 10 victory over the Chiefs in Kansas City

Doug: I wish there weren't so many 1pm games today, but at least there's some good ones later

Ted: Yeah,there's a ton of them. Macatee and Tasker today... that's not so bad. If the Broncos win today, all four teams will be 2-2 in the division.  That really makes it anybody's to take. I think maybe Tasker doesn't get how the Zone Read works.  The defense always makes the choice for the QB.  That's the whole idea. According to Vic Lombardi, Quinn is the #2 QB today, for whatever interest that's worth. Look at Prater wearing sleeves on a 67 degree day. Kickers! Cassel runs at the first sign of pressure

TJ: I forget how mobile Cassel is sometimes

Ted: Where have we heard that? Ugh... Ron Winter is the ref.  This is the most ticky-tack crew in the NFL. Von!

TJ: Just relentless beating of the double team

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Chris Brown assesses the Tebow experiment after four weeks

Is Tim Tebow’s Afraid-To-Throw Broncos Offense Crazy Enough To Work?
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I’m not on the Denver bandwagon just yet, because most NFL teams are better than the Chiefs. There’s no way to win with this scheme without at least minimal efficacy from the pass game, and Tebow—who is completing 46 percent of his passes—doesn’t seem like a great bet to meet even that threshold…If nothing else, the rest of the Broncos’ season will be a fascinating controlled experiment in whether these types of schemes can work in the NFL.

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