Good Morning, Broncos fans! Somehow, some way, the Broncos have made it through.
Yes, they have survived to Week 2 - and even won a game that counted - despite Tom Heckert having been suspended for a month, and Matt Russell for two.
We don't mean to make light of the seriousness of what Heckert and Russell did - drunk driving is inexcusable and a major public safety issue.
But you may recall that when news broke of the two front office execs' arrests, the handwringing got to the level of wondering whether the Broncos could navigate the drama, and suggesting the team's SB hopes were being torpedoed.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! John Fox says Champ Bailey's injured ankle continues to show progress, but it's not enough for him to suit up on Sunday.
Champ and Joel Dreesseen have been declared out for Manning Bowl 3, C.J. Anderson is doubtful, and Omar Bolden and Chris Kuper are questionable. Seven players are probably, including Trindon Holliday and Wesses Welker and Woodyard, each of whom was a full practice participant for the first time all week.
Giants corner Prince Amukamara has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Dallas, is listed as questionable, but is expected to start tomorrow.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The team, displaced to an auxiliary field by flooding in the area, got some great (though not necessarily unexpected) injury news on Thursday.
Wesley Woodyard practiced for the first time since suffering an ankle injury following Danny Trevathan's ill-fated and premature TD celebration last Thursday night.
Woodyard was a limited participant, as were Wes Welker, Trindon Holliday, C.J. Anderson, Omar Bolden, and Chris Kuper; Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen remained sidelined and are unlikely to play Sunday. Eric Decker, who had been limited during Wednesday's practice, was a full participant on Thursday.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Yesterday was only Wednesday, but Tom Coughlin showed he's already sick of the questions surrounding fumble-prone running back David Wilson:
Geez. Man, oh man, oh man, oh man. I can’t say any more about David Wilson, except that if I watch him in practice and his technique doesn’t improve, I’ll let you know. OK? I’ll let you know. In practice he’s going to have to have the ball in that position all the time, not just when he thinks he’s running free and there’s nobody around him. I want to see the ball in the right spot all the time.
And quite frankly there’s nowhere else to go with this. I don’t know what else to say to you. I realize it’s a major issue for everybody. But there’s a way to carry the ball and there’s a way to protect the ball. Ball security is No. 1. And that’s what he’s going to have to demonstrate.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're still 5.5 weeks away from seeing the suspended Von Miller on the football field (Week 7 at Indy).
Until that week, the most he can do is attend meetings and work out at Dove Valley, or create negative headlines for himself.
You can guess which of those is worth discussing today.
Von's latest escapade involved citations for speeding and driving with a suspended license last week.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! It required an extension for the Chargers to sell enough tickets to their season opener and avoid a blackout.
Perhaps their fans knew what to expect, because they were treated to a second straight epic collapse in as many MNF appearances by the Chargers.
San Diego blew a 21-point third-quarter lead on Monday night, and Houston left town with an improbable, last-second, 31-28 victory.
For new Chargers coach Mike McCoy, it was a familiar script, albeit from the wrong side of the story.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Obviously, Denver awakes today well-rested and atop the AFCW.
They're joined there by the Chiefs, who opened with a 28-2 road beatdown of the Jaguars. Alex Smith delivered one of his typically solid, if unspectacular performances (15th in ANY/A), but for Kansas City, solid/unspectacular at quarterback is a huge upgrade.
Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert entered the game with a fractured thumb on his throwing hand, but he left in worse shape, as a cut on that same hand required 15 stitches to close.
Next Sunday, the Chiefs will host the Cowboys, who defeated Denver's Week 2 opponent last night. More on that in a bit...
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Hey, y'all remember when current NFL employee Deion Sanders accused ex-players suing the league over head injuries of making a dishonest money grab?
Turns out that more than two years prior to his SB 47 pregame show comments, Neon Deion had filed a workers' compensation claim in California over head injuries he claims to have suffered while playing for the Cowboys.
Think about that for a moment.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! After Thursday's explosive opener, the players are off today and tomorrow; John Fox provided no injury updates on Friday.
Opening at home on a Thursday, despite not having won the Super Bowl, is one of several gifts given the Broncos by the NFL's schedule makers (and the Orioles). Here are the others:
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Step into the hyperbolic chamber, my friends. If the Broncos were overdogs and Super Bowl favorites a day ago, what are they now?
With Denver's Week 2 game at the Giants a whole nine days away, much will be said and written about Peyton Manning and the explosive offense he now commands.
They've only played 60 minutes of real, actual football, so the Broncos still need to show they can take their aerial show on the road, run the ball effectively, and avoid costly mistakes (like those by Wes Welker, Danny Trevathan, and Eric Decker) when the margins are narrower.
And at some point, they will be narrower.