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 @ tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

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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The Playbook Abides - One block, busted play

Yesterday Zane Beadles was again practicing with the Broncos' first-team offense at left guard.

Who knows if this will make a difference with the league's 32nd-ranked running game?  You can be sure of one thing, however.

It can't hurt.

I know yesterday I promised you Tim Tebow, but given the news regarding Beadles, it was more appropriate to show you why left guard is a problem the Broncos must solve.   

In this version of the The Playbook Abides, we'll take a look at a play from the Broncos-Raiders game--a game that was so bad, the Broncos' coaches felt the need to throw it in the trash and shield it from the team for fear they wouldn't learn a thing.

Here at Fat Man, we exercise no such parental control.  Welcome to the obscenity that is the Broncos running game, friends.

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Healing defense Lard 11-10-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As mentioned yesterday evening, some good news on the two fronts came yesterday for Denver. Perrish Cox, Wesley Woodyard, Kevin Vickerson and Darcel McBath all returned to practice. Unfortunately, Robert Ayers will be out at least another two weeks as his broken foot heals, and Andre' Goodman is also out this week. The other good news is that we may finally see the starting offensive line we had expected before the season started, with Zane Beadles at LG and Ryan Harris back at RT. The potential starting five of Ryan Clady, Beadles, JD Walton, Chris Kuper and Harris averages just over 25 years of age, so while we can expect growing pains, there's also the potential for this group to remain together for a long time.

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Broncos add TE Coats; Beadles shifts to LG

The Broncos have signed free-agent TE Daniel Coats, a fourth-year player who was released earlier in the season by the Cincinnati Bengals. Coats has 30 career receptions for 291 yards with no touchdowns. He is listed at 6'3" 264 lbs and went undrafted out of BYU in 2007. Coats suited up for 53 games during his time with the Bengals, including 18 starts.

Denver was expected to get several key players back from injury today, as Kevin Vickerson, Wesley Woodyard, Darcel McBath and Perrish Cox all were scheduled to return. Plus, Ryan Harris again practiced at RT, with Zane Beadles finally sliding over to LG with the first team.

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