Mail Revue

Mailbag: What do the Broncos do to beat Cover 2, press man?

Hey there, Broncos fans. We got an email yesterday from one of our readers by the name of Dave Traveller. Here was Dave's question, or a series of questions, actually:

So, if the formula for beating the Broncos offense is press coverage with 2 high safeties, then what is the technical strategic response to that defense? Seems like running the ball up the middle. Montee Ball time? Also, do the Broncos have the personnel to beat press coverage? Do you think the wide receivers can adjust and adapt? Where is [Demaryius] Thomas? If he is this big athletic receiver... why isn't he ever open?

These are all good questions, so let's deal with them one by one.

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: bad behavior edition

Dude's Mail Revue 400x145Fat Man writer hack TJ Johnson posts The Dude’s Mail Revue on Thursdays whenever the hell he gets around to it.  He takes your questions and gets your opinions about the state of the Broncos and the NFL. Then he responds with the appropriate level of aggression. Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, the Broncos should fire both Matt Russell and Tom Heckert. Elway and Co. need to demonstrate to the fans and the players there will be no tolerance for this kind of behavior.  If we were talking about the Raiders, we'd all be saying they should go and you know it, Dude.

--Stewart Edwards: Parker, Colorado

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: Merril Hoge is Bill Walsh, John Elway is Bruce Lee, and Kyle Orton is angry

Dude's Mail Revue 400x145Fat Man writer TJ “The Dude” Johnson posts The Dude’s Mail Revue on Thursdays whenever the hell he gets around to it.  He takes your questions and gets your opinion about the state of the Broncos and the NFL. You wanna tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism? Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, I hate Merril Hoge, and I hope people in Denver don't take anything he has to say about Tim Tebow seriously.    

-- Jim Rebough, Englewood, Colorado 

Jim:  First, let's not hate anyone.  I could recommend a good therapist in the Denver Metro area if you need to get that under control.  With respect to Merril Hoge, he certainly knows more about football than most of us, but that doesn't mean he's right about Tim Tebow.  After Hoge's Twitter account exploded with Tebow criticism yesterday, he went on 104.3 The Fan and continued his tirade. 

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: The lockout, the gays, and the cryogenics

Dude's Mail Revue 400x145Fat Man writer TJ “The Dude” Johnson posts The Dude’s Mail Revue on Thursdays whenever the hell he gets around to it.  He takes your questions and gets your opinion about the state of the Broncos and the NFL. You wanna tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism? Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

Dude, we've been missing your Mail Revue out here in Sin City.  Don't tell me you've stopped.  It will bring me to tears.  At least give us your thoughts on the end to the lockout, won't you?  

-- Bambi, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bambi:  First, let me say that I'm glad to see that some parents still have the decency to name their children after porn stars.

Like a Raiders fan without a job, I've been sitting in my parents' basement playing Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: Flipping tackles, a lockout guide, and Evil Elway

Fat Man writer 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 tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism?

Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, since the Broncos are hell bent on dropping Ryan Harris and going with rookie Orlando Franklin at right tackle, why not flip our tackles so our best lineman, Ryan Clady, is protecting Tebow’s blind side?

--Antonio Boselli,  Jacksonville, Florida

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The Dude’s Mail Revue, weekend edition: Paige, white boys, and tasers

Dude's Mail Revue 400x145Fat Man writer TJ “The Dude” Johnson posts The Dude’s Mail Revue on Thursdays whenever the hell he gets around to it.  He takes your questions and gets your opinion about the state of the Broncos and the NFL. You wanna tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism? Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, I read your stupid column last week blasting Woody Paige for suggesting that Kyle Orton never offered encouragement to Tim Tebow.   Let me jump completely into bed with Woody here.  You are guilty of cherry picking.  You took one shot of Orton on the sideline and used it to suggest that Tebow and Orton were fast friends during Weeks 16 and 17.   That's ridiculous.  Paige is onto something here.  I can feel it.  Orton is a sulker.  You should be ashamed of yourself. You call yourself "The Dude?" I don't like your name and I don't like your blog.  

-- Roy Hardman Oliver, San Paulo, Brazil

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: Mocks, quarterbacks and kickoffs

Dude's Mail Revue 400x145Fat Man writer 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 tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism?

Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: Marmots were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, last week I read your piece on the lockout in which you very much sided with the players.  I see your points about the players having very short careers and that most of them aren't millionaires.  I even get that most of them are going to have health problems.  I'm even willing to cede that the owners are old, rich white guys who throw temper tantrums when they don't get their way.  But aren't you missing the whole point here?  Your socialist rant didn't address the fundamental issue of the negotiation itself. 

--Ayne Rowdy Rand, Boulder, Colorado

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: Sharpe, Atwater, and getting slapped by Momma

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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 tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism?

Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE:  Marmots  were harmed in the writing of this Revue)

TJ, congratulations to one of the Broncos' favorite sons, Shannon Sharpe, for making it into the Hall of Fame!  What an honor for yet another Bronco.  I just wish he would have been inducted earlier.  It seemed a little belated to me. 

--Mariano Flores, El Paso, Texas

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: Hacks, Josina Anderson turning me on, and testosterone injections

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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 tie the room together?  Or say what you'd like about the tenets of national socialism?

Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: This week, marmots  were actually harmed in the writing of this Revue)

Dude, okay, here's the deal.  I know that you've got this thing where you criticize the Denver Post each and every day.  It's like Fat Man's thing.  I get that.  I really do.  But do you need to do it so often?  Every day?  Certainly, Woody Paige can't be that bad 24/7.  Is Jeff Legwold walking around like a character from the movie Rain Man the very moment he awakes?  Did Mark Kiszla sell his soul to the devil?  Don't get me wrong, you guys are the best thing out there.  I get a laugh everyday from reading your stuff.  But you, Doug Lee, and now Ted are really laying it on thick, don' you think?  You going after Lindsay Jones next?

--Mark Woodrow Legklis, Arvada, Colorado

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The Dude’s Mail Revue: The Cutler, the coordinator, and the Paradise City

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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?

Drop TJ a question: tjthedudejohnson@gmail.com.

(NOTE: No marmots were harmed in the writing of this revue)

TJ, I'm laughing all the way to the NFC Championship game,  while the Broncos are saddled with the #2 draft pick.  Thanks, Broncos fans, for giving us the franchise quarterback we needed here in Chicago.  I noticed your silly post the other day on Cutler.  Do you really believe that garbage?  Rick Reilly is a complete hack as are you.  Both of you obviously have had a problem with Jay Cutler from day one.  And even if that stuff is true, who really cares, idiot?   Since when does listening to John Elway mean jack?  You're just jealous we're heading to the Super Bowl, while you're stuck with a guy who still can't even take a snap from center and spends more time with the bible than he does his playbook.

--CutlerBearsFan, Aurora, Colorado 

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