Chefs Sunday in Denver Lard 11-14-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Lindsay Jones, any suspension that DJ Williams faces from the NFL in relation to his DUI arrest will not come until next season. This is clearly good news for the Broncos, especially with the continuing absence of Robert Ayers. As for the game, today is basically it for the 2010 Broncos. They can pull themselves within two games of the Chefs with a victory, although they'll remain in last place in the AFC West regardless. Of course, a victory today would also be the first one at home for Josh McDaniels' Broncos against a division rival...

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Broncos fine Williams, remove captaincy

The Broncos have released the following statement:

"The Denver Broncos are extremely disappointed in D.J. Williams' careless and irresponsible actions on Friday morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by the organization. The Broncos have levied the heaviest fines possible to him for conduct detrimental to the club under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement due to the disruption and resulting impact on the team. He will not start in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and has been stripped of his captaincy for the season. Any further possible discipline stemming from this incident will be determined by the league's policies and the legal system."

What leadership? Lard 11-13-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Well, so much for leadership, huh? All the talk of DJ Williams finding comfort in the familarity of a position and perhaps improving his play just went out the window. Oh, and he's a captain to boot. The speculation is that Williams will eventually face a 2- or 4-game suspension from the league, since this isn't his first rodeo. But that is not likely to come before there is a conviction or some sort of plea on his part. Way to go, DJ. All those millions and you can't get someone to drive you around when you've been overserved? No, you don't have to be a role model for kids or Broncos fans - not that you have any say in that matter. But you are most definitely paid to be one of the better Broncos as a player, and you wear the "C" on your jersey because you're expected to provide leadership and a good example for your teammates - especially the younger ones. Yet you've blown it again, just like the coverage on this debacle. Here's to hoping that if you do in fact suit up tomorrow, there's no longer a "C" there...

As previously announced, Robert Ayers and Andre' Goodman are out for tomorrow's game. Darcel McBath, Kevin Vickerson and Wesley Woodyard were again limited in practice and are listed as questionable.

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The Playbook Abides - KC’s goal line pick route

After looking at a lot of game tape on the Chiefs, one thing strikes you immediately about this team.

Charlie Weis is an excellent offensive coordinator.

After spending hours watching game film on the Chiefs, it was hard to discern many patterns--believe me, I looked.

In one game, Weis opened up out of the shotgun.  In the next he ran a lot of two-back sets and play action. Then the next game there was a lot of shifting and motion out of the backfield and with the tight ends. He runs out of power formations and the max-protection shotgun.  In short, Weis keeps his opponents off balance.

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Broncos LB DJ Williams arrested under suspicion of DUI

ABC7 News of Denver is reporting that Broncos LB DJ Williams was arrested early this morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Williams was arrested under similar circumstances in September of 2005.

Via Twitter, Vic Lombardi says he saw Williams at last night's Nuggets game. Meanwhile, Mike Klis says to eventually expect a league suspension of 2-4 games for Williams.

The Daily Lard 11-12-10

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! No changes on the injury front, as Darcel McBath, Kevin Vickerson and Wesley Woodyard were again limited in practice. For Kansas City, four players were limited but all are expected to play. Meanwhile, the Falcons pulled off a last-minute victory at home on a 33-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White. Interestingly, Ryan is now 18-1 at home during his NFL career. His only loss? Week 11 of the 2008 season, when White dropped a last-minute 45-yard pass in the end zone against our Denver Broncos.

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Thursday Trivia Trough: Notable figures in Broncos/Chefs history

It's Chefs week in Denver, which means one thing. Actually, it means a lot of things - incessant Montana/Elway/MNF replays, talk of the best rivalries in pro sports, comparisons between Josh McDaniels and Todd Haley, and questions of who has the better home-field advantage. Let's test your Broncos/Chefs knowledge with a Thursday edition of Trivia Trough. We've compiled 16 questions regarding some of the most memorable figures in this cherished rivalry. Some will bring up fond recollections, while others will summon nasty demons. As always, last names suffice. Although Sporcle defaults to making you submit answers in order, you can click on specific questions to skip around or ahead. Good luck, post your scores in the comments, and of course no cheating or peeking!

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Notable Figures in Broncos/Chefs History

The Dude’s Mail Revue: The Phonz, the Brett Kern limerick, and the dog crap

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Fat Man blogger TJ “The Dude” Johnson posts The Dude’s Mail Revue on Thursdays, in which he takes your questions and gets your opinion about the state of the Denver Broncos.

You wanna roll your way into the semis?  You want a toe--with nail polish--by 3 o'clock?

Drop TJ your question @

TJ, I love the new site, but it's a little bare for me.  Are you guys planning to spruce it up a bit?  Also, I was wondering if you might give me your thoughts on the Alphonso Smith trade.  Everyone keeps talking about Peyton Hillis, but it's not like we had a lot invested in him.  He was a 5th-rounder.  Smith on the other hand was basically a 1st-round guy from Wake Forest.  Did we give up on him too soon?  It's strange because he's doing so well in Detroit now, it's like he's another player entirely.  What did the Broncos do wrong?

—T. Duncan, San Antonio, Texas

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Thank you, veterans Lard 11-11-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans and Happy Veterans Day! To those who have served, thank you for you dedication and sacrifices - you're appreciated here at IAOFM. On the Broncos' injury front, Robert Ayers and Andre' Goodman have already been declared out for Sunday's game. Darcel McBath, Kevin Vickerson and Wesley Woodyard all practiced, albeit in limited fashion.

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Coats already gone; Lance Ball returns

For those who were excited by yesterday's signing of TE Daniel Coats, you'll have to move on already - because the Broncos have. According to LJ, Denver has released Coats today and brought RB Lance Ball back to the 53-man roster. Ball had been on the practice squad.

UPDATE 5:50PM ET In his presser today, Josh McDaniels said the Colts were about to sign Ball, which prompted the Broncos to promote the RB to retain his future services:

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