Per Mike Klis, the team signed McManus to ensure they could activated him "on moment's notice." It's a sensible move for a team that kicks off a hell of a lot more often than it attempts field goals (last week's five-FG game inclusive).
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It looks like Denver will have Aqib Talib back in the starting lineup on Sunday against Buffalo.
Talib was a full participant in Wednesday's practice after having been held out at Kansas City (possibly as a precaution, since Alex Smith doesn't bother throwing to his wideouts anyway).
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Mike Klis's latest mailbag is an especially good one, with plenty of useful info. The key points:
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Miami (7-5) rebounded from its Week 12 loss at Denver with a 16-13 comeback win over the LOLJets (2-10) on Monday night.
The Dolphins scored 10 fourth-quarter points and sealed the victory with a last-minute interception of Geno Smith, who attempted just 13 passes all game, calling to mind You Know Who.
Miami is one of six AFC teams with seven wins, and the only one currently in position to make the playoffs.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's open with a few more notes on my new pet peeve: Connor Barth's woefully short kickoffs!
First, though, I should make clear that there is (of course) value in Barth being a more reliable placekicker than Brandon McManus has shown to this point.
In addition to points on the scoreboard, as Demaryius Thomas and Manny Ramirez showed last week, missed field goals can lead to plenty of frustrated teammates.
Yes, Connor Barth made five field goals against Kansas City on Sunday night, but as The Wolf says...
After all, those five field goals were from 22, 24, 30, 33, and 37 yards. Yes, Brandon McManus missed a 33-yarder last week, but none of his other misses came on short kicks.
If you want to assume that McManus would have missed enough of those attempts to cost Denver the game, you're certainly entitled. Of course, he would have had to have missed *all of them*, so there's that.
Peyton Manning completed half his passes, ended the game with a QB rating of 85.3, and turned the ball over once.
The Broncos won going away.
That’s not how they usually hunt up in Dove Valley. Big game hunting usually requires high caliber weaponry in the form of Manning’s right arm and high-precision scoping in the form of Manning’s mind.
Sometimes, though, you’ve got to go primitive. You’ve got to do things with your bare hands.
Denver matched New England for the best record in the AFC and remained a game ahead of San Diego in the AFCW.
Along with the Broncos and Pats, NFC division leaders Philly, Green Bay, and Arizona are also 9-3.