A Second Helping of…A lockout in 2011

No matter how the Broncos finish, next year you’re not going to have Josh McDaniels to kick around anymore.  It’s not that he’s going anywhere.  It’s simply that no one is likely to be playing football.  

Instead, you’re going to have to choose between Pat Bowlen and the players' union.
 
Today is Black Friday; we’re late into the football season.  However, the idea that we’re going to be without NFL football still seems to be a secret to most fans.  According to Mike Silver, the players' union estimates that only about 33% of the most hardcore NFL fans have even thought about the impending lockout, its possibility, and most importantly, its effects.

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Black Friday Lard 11-26-10

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! We hope you had a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving. As for the Broncos, their injury report is exactly as it was the day before - Robert Ayers was a full participant in practice and is expected to play Sunday, while DJ Williams was again limited. Demaryius Thomas, Andre' Goodman and Darcel McBath are out.

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Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Enjoy the games and your turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Lard 11-25-10

Happy Thanksgiving, Broncos fans! Robert Ayers was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, while DJ Williams was limited as he recovers from a concussion he suffered Monday. As earlier announced, Demaryius Thomas, Andre' Goodman and Darcel McBath are all out Sunday.

Whether you're with family or friends, traveling or hosting, we hope you enjoy the day! At IAOFM we are thankful everyday for your readership and for helping us grow over these past couple months. Thanks for all of your intelligent comments, the laughs you provide us all, and for your praise. You have made IAOFM a worthy endeavor and we will continue striving to make it better. Thanks again, and Happy Turkey Day!

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5 Things Peter King Didn’t Think to Think - Week 11

Rain or Shine.  Victory or blowout loss.  Fat Man's microphones catch it all.

The Broncos weren't saying too much this week.

Enjoy!

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The Daily Lard 11-24-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As mentioned yesterday, Denver will be without Demaryius Thomas, Andre' Goodman and Darcel McBath on Sunday. Josh McDaniels also addressed the question of whether we're about to see a lot more of Tim Tebow soon (we're not). Of course, this is all everyone wants to talk about. Me, I want to know how the Broncos are going to find a pass rush, and who they're going to draft come April to help that cause. If you're traveling today, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! If not, don't worry - IAOFM is open everyday, and so is The Daily Lard!

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Three Broncos ruled out for Sunday

Josh McDaniels announced today that WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle), S Darcel McBath (thigh) and CB Andre' Goodman (hip) will not play Sunday when the Broncos host the Lambs. McDaniels said Goodman would not be placed on IR and responded to questions about (what else) whether Tim Tebow should be playing more. Does he play defense....?

Chewing the Fat - Week 11

TJ, Em and I chat a lot, and mostly about the Broncos (go figure). Whatever you may think of our writing here at IAOFM, we do not groupthink - we all have our own views, and hopefully that is evident. But while we don't argue, we certainly have frequent healthy debates about where the Broncos are headed. Today, we're going to subject you to let you in on a conversation between TJ and I. Now, this is definitely could be one of the most obnoxiously self-gratifying ideas in the history of Broncos blogdom, but we're going to give it a whirl anyway - after all, we’re fans, just like you. While we covered a few different aspects of where the Broncos stand today, we certainly left several questions unanswered, and we'd love to hear/read your thoughts on the same matters.

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Groundhog Night Lard 11-23-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans. If only last night's game could have been called on account of bad weather after the game's first nine minutes. But alas, there was no bad weather and we're not talking baseball here. Following a perfect opening touchdown drive and two defensive stops, it was the Broncos' special teams unit that let them down on a San Diego fake punt, and it was all downhill from there. In their nine meetings since Philip Rivers became the Dolts' starter in 2006, the Broncos have now been blown out six times in seven losses. This edition felt an awful lot like the previous ones, littered with plenty of Broncos penalties (8 of them for 56 yards), horrific third-down play (1-of-12 on offense, 7-of-14 on defense), poor special teams play (the fake punt, 9 Britton Colquitt punts for a gross 37.2-yard gross average), phantom tackling (just one sack, and a glaring Dawk whiff on Patrick Crayton's 40-yard catch-and-run TD), phantom blocking (63 rushing yards and 5 sacks), missed passes (bad throws by Kyle Orton, drops and misplays by his receivers) and a puzzling abundance of trick plays.

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Gut Reactions - Week 11, Broncos-Chargers

big-lebowski

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

Unless you forget to take the second.  Then you simply fall on your ass.

Tonight the Broncos started fast.  Once the Chargers adjusted, however (putting more guys in the box), Denver's excellent adventure turned bogus.

And we didn't even get a cameo from Keanu Reeves.  Damn, dude.  

What started as a fake punt quickly turned into a nightmare of missed tackles, blown assignments, penalties, dropped passes, and desperate gadget calls.  In other words, outside of a few good weeks, more of the same.

Last week the Broncos were the ones who had two weeks to prepare for their opponent.  This week, it was the Chargers who had the additional time.  Honestly, though, they didn't need it, so I hope they spent at least half of that time prepping for the Colts.  

Time didn't beat the Broncos.  As we've seen again and again, the Broncos beat themselves. 

Get your mock drafts ready.  

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