Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tuesday is tryout day across the league. Most of the time, we hear about them post-fact.
But because Brandon McManus clanged a gimme off the upright on Sunday, word of today's auditionees (fairly) prompted a Breaking News email from the DP.
McManus is under fire, and deservedly so. He's missed four kicks already, although let's not forget that Denver has lost only one close game this year, and McManus made his lone attempt that day in Seattle.
If we're all being totally honest, we're never disappointed when a key opposing player is unable to play against our team due to injury.
Rooting for or celebrating an injury is definitely in poor taste, and suggests a complete loss of perspective. But, you know Packers fans were excited when Terrell Davis left SB 32 with his migraine, and who could blame them?
That said, we really wish Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry were available for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.
According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will work out Jay Feely and Connor Barth on Tuesday. Brandon McManus has struggled on field goals, making nine and missing four on the season.
His misses have come from 33, 41, 53, and 53 yards, while his longest make was from 44. McManus's 33-yard miss after halftime on Sunday caromed off the right upright and prevented the Broncos from cutting Miami's lead to one.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver came up with a huge, potentially season-saving win on Sunday, but let's be real here: Odell Beckham, Jr. is the story today.
On Sunday night, the rookie Giants wideout made perhaps the greatest catch any of us will ever see, for a diving one-handed 43-yard touchdown.
Sticks and stones may break their bones, but names will give them motivation.
For the two weeks—actually, let’s be honest, it’s been the entire year—the Broncos offensive line has heard the criticisms. They have no cohesion. They aren’t physical enough. They’re out of position.
From left to right tackle—all of them girlie men.
For a week, at least, they came to pump Broncos fans up, piling up 201 yards on the ground.
Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes, including three to Demaryius Thomas.
Despite that gaudiness, C.J. Anderson and Emmanuel Sanders were Denver's biggest stars of the day, amassing a whopping 323 yards from scrimmage.
Inactives: Broncos - Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, Julius Thomas, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Marvin Austin, Michael Schofield
Dolphins - CB Cortland Finnegan, LB Jonathan Freeny, TE Charles Clay, DT Anthony Johnson, G Nate Garner, CB Jalil Brown, OT Billy Turner
Enjoy the games, and Go Lions (at New England)!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Until late Thursday night, it appeared Denver would need a win against Miami just to maintain a share of the AFCW lead.
But thanks to the Raiders, the Broncos now have a golden opportunity to pull a game ahead of Kansas City heading into the Week 13 rematch at Arrowhead.
And if the Lions pull off the upset at Foxboro, Denver could jump back into a tie for the best record in the AFC, although the Patriots do hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.