Two weeks is an eternity in the NFL.
It's time enough to get healthy; time enough to recommit to the running game; time enough--if you're Josh McDaniels--to regain the faith of an entire city, fan base, and organization.
To say that Josh McDaniels was coaching for his very job is to overstate the importance of today's game.
To say that today's game was just another game, however, is to ignore the obvious. Josh McDaniels--no, the entire Broncos organization--needed today's win.
They needed the win so badly that McDaniels brought in none other than John Elway to give the Broncos a pep talk earlier in the week; despite the disappointing off-field actions of DJ Williams, everyone must have listened.
If today's game is what we'll get from an inspired Broncos team, I say bring in The Duke for the remaining 7 games.
Welcome back to the AFC West, Denver.
Enjoy the games, and Go Broncos!! Plus, some Week 10 humor courtesy of IAOFM friend Joe Howard. Thanks, Joe!
This week we saw both the Country Music and the Latin Grammy Awards.
If only we could only give Peter King an award for word count.
As we usually do, we ask our random number generator (RNG) to makes its picks for the week’s NFL games. We then compare these picks to the so-called experts. To make things even more lively, I include my cat, Jesus Quintana, in on the picks, along with Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is too smart for this). The RNG is simply armed with the notion that 57% of the time, the home team is a winner in the NFL. Quintana picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor. Doug Lee uses his Deep-Blue mind.
I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula. If that doesn’t work, I listen to Darrius Rucker and watch telenovelas until the picks come.
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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