Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's kind of strange to see/hear John Fox and Peyton Manning's mild complaints about coming off a short week to face the Eagles, who last played on Thursday night.
It's not much unlike that buddy with the single-digit handicap who lets you know about his sore wrist as you're driving to the golf course.
Then again, when Fox and Manning offer a unified message, there's usually good reason. In this case, perhaps it's a way to keep the guys motivated and not taking things for granted.
Hey guys, everyone says we're amazing, but we're facing a team that has four extra days' worth of rest on us. The schedule makers want us to lose!
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! It's bound to happen when your team's quarterback is Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Or John Elway.
Still, I have to admit that I'm feeling pangs of remorse and self-contempt for having my thoughts dominated by what could have been for Denver last night. This is the way obnoxious Colts and Patriots fans have been thinking for the past 12 or 15 years.
Come to think of it, I was probably equally ridiculous in my expectations for the Broncos in 1998, and had been waiting 15 years for the opportunity to again act like a spoiled brat.
They should have put up 50+ points...held the Raiders scoreless...not punted...had no penalties...dropped no passes...
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We already discussed the Chargers' crushing 20-17 loss at Tennessee yesterday, and of course, the Chiefs are sitting at 3-0 following their Thursday night thrashing of the Eagles.
Tonight, Denver will have a chance to rejoin Kansas City atop the AFCW with a win over the visiting Raiders, who are coming off a home win over the hapless Jaguars.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's crazy to think that Trindon Holliday arrived in Denver via waivers last season, given his enormous impact.
The five-foot-five speedster has already scored five touchdowns in just 13 games with the Broncos - three on punts and two on kickoffs, including one each during the playoff loss to Baltimore.
Most incredibly, that season-ender is the only losing effort Trindon Holliday has ever been a part of in the NFL.
Trindon has dressed for 18 regular-season games, and his teams have gone 18-0 in those affairs.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Champ Bailey, Duke Ihenacho, and Joel Dreessen were again limited in practice on Friday.
Bailey says he's "very close" and hopes to play Monday, adding that his injury is similar in nature to Ryan Clady's Lisfranc sprain. Champ even admitted that early on, he feared the injury would end his season, as Clady's has.
Jacob Tamme was excused for personal reasons and will practice today.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Chiefs got a head start on Week 3 and are now 3-0 atop the AFCW following their 26-16 road win over the Eagles.
The night marked the return of Andy Reid (and fake Andy Reids) to Philly, where the Eagles retired Donovan McNabb's #5 jersey at halftime.
Kansas City sacked Michael Vick five times and gained five takeaways, including a 38-yard pick-six by Eric Berry and a derptastic snap by Eagles center Jason Kelce. Another oddity came in the form of Philly using a swinging gate to no avail on a two-point attempt.
Donnie Avery gained 141 yards on seven receptions, and Alex Smith (and the rest of the Chiefs) remained turnover-free on the season.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's widely assumed that the loss of Ryan Clady to season-ending foot surgery means Chris Clark will be Denver's starting left tackle going forward.
But Andrew Mason says shifting Zane Beadles or Orlando Franklin is also an option, if a less likely one. At least Clark spent much of the summer with the starters, while Clady recovered from offseason shoulder surgery.
Whoever ends up starting, Jeff Legwold expects the Broncos to still rely heavily upon its three-wide package, as Wes Welker doesn't figure to have his role reduced significantly.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis reports that C.J. Anderson is nearly 100% and says Montee Ball's growing pains aren't anything the Broncos coaching staff didn't see coming.
Klis suggests the Broncos figure to extend Von Miller prior to the 2015 season, provided he returns from suspension to excel this year and next.
Denver will have the option after this season to extend Von's rookie contract for the 2015 season at the transition level.
Beyond that, they can use their franchise tag two times before the numbers start to get out of hand.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Reports are a bit mixed regarding the status of Ryan Clady's foot.
But when Mike Klis says that placing Clady on IR is a real option for the team, it's hard to dismiss the report.
Our only bone to pick there is with the suggestion that Denver is faced with the choice of going the short-term or season-ending route.
Sorry, but there's no way Denver's left tackle ends up on the season-ending IR. Injuries like this, and players as important as Clady, are precisely what the league's new eligible-for-return IR is intended for.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! With their 41-23 demolition of the host Giants, the Broncos have sent another emphatic message to the rest of the league.
That is: We can kick all of your asses, even without our two best defensive players.
Denver has now scored 90 points and allowed 50, for a points differential of +40. Green Bay is a distant second in scoring, with 66 points, while Seattle is second in differential at +31.
PFR's SRS has Denver at +21.1, Seattle second at +17.1, and New England a distant third at +12.8.