San Francisco will be without key starters Patrick Willis (toe) and Mike Iupati (concussion) on Sunday.
In a stunning move all around, Seattle has traded oft-injured offensive weapon Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional draft choice.
According to John Clayton, the pick will be either a second-, third-, or fourth-rounder in 2015.
Seattle is selling at a steep loss, as they first acquired Harvin from Minnesota in March 2013, in exchange for first- and seventh-round picks in 2013 and a third-rounder in 2014.
Every year, we talk about the Broncos' issues with covering tight ends. Who’s strong enough, long enough, motivated enough?
We talk about it because the era of the tight end is back. Sid Gillman, who said that with two good TEs you can control the middle of the field, has again been proven right.
But the reality is that you don’t need to be tall or long to cover a TE. Strength helps, especially when the TE is firing off the line. You need a guy who can redirect him or change his timing. It’s the moment when the TE is most vulnerable. Most will be bigger than the coverage player. With good leverage and a nasty attitude, the defender can use the five-yard window to make the TE change his route.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Jets (1-6) nearly knocked off New England (5-2) on Thursday night, but for a blocked 58-yard field goal attempt at the gun.
New Jersey pounded out 28 first downs, 218 rushing yards, 80 offensive plays, and held the ball for 40:54 of turnover-free football, but it wasn't quite enough, as the Pats emerged with a 27-25 win.
Mind you, these were the same Jets whom Denver held to 31 rushing yards on 15 carries just five days ago.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! By now, we all understand that concussions are no small matter.
Right, professional head football coach Marvin Lewis?
A couple of readers emailed us about a recent post from Jeff Legwold, in which he suggested the Broncos' offensive linemen are tipping running plays with their footwork:
If you can, would you shed some light on what he means about the O-linemen tipping the run with their footwork? Isn't that something if a writer knows about the Broncos should know about and fix? Thanks. - Anthony
Doc - have you noticed anything like this while watching the OLine this season? Very curious if this is a legitimate claim. It could help explain why our running game has been so putrid to this point. Any thoughts are appreciated! - Isaac
Julius is the red zone monster that anyone would expect, but it’s Demaryius who stands out as the type of receiver Manning might build in a lab. Demaryius doesn’t have the hands or the jump-ball skills that someone like A.J. Green does, but the game he had against the Cardinals two weeks ago is proof of how he and Manning can be an absolute nightmare.
This is a fun exercise, especially if you've been following the NFL as long as Peyton's been in it. What stands out is how few of Peyton's touchdown passes went to familiar names like Edgerrin James (11) and Jacob Tamme (9), and the pure insanity of Manning's production with the Thomases.
As expected, the Broncos promoted Shaq Barrett to their active roster on Wednesday.
Barrett takes the spot vacated by Danny Trevathan, who was placed on short-term IR.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The people have spoken, and they think the Broncos are the bestest.
Unfortunately, these people to whom we refer are sportswriters and bandwagon fans, so there's that.