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Good Evening, Broncos fans! Ron Jaworksi and Mike Ditka are siding with coach Greg Schiano regarding the end of the Giants/Tampa Bay game yesterday, when the Bucs defensive line crashed through with the Giants in victory formation.

But Will Brinson explains why Schiano is full of it when he says it's all about playing hard 100% of the time; or at least, the new NFL coach doesn't practice what he's preaching.

To wit, Schiano's team didn't try its hardest when the G-Men knelt to end the first half, and Schiano did not use all of his timeouts at the end of the game.

Broncos

Andrew Mason, who's now writing for Mile High Sports, thinks the noisy Georgia Dome will cause the Broncos some procedural problems tonight.

Here are transcripts of recent radio interviews with Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey.

Kevin Fishbain ranks the five greatest MNF performances by Manning in his storied career.

Count Burnsy among those excited for tonight's game; Joe Fortenbaugh shares some betting thoughts.

Trimmings

Pats TE Aaron Hernandez is expected to miss a few weeks due to his ankle injury, putting in doubt his availability for Denver's Week 5 game in New England.

Disaster has struck Shanny & Co., who lost LB Brian Orakpo and DE Adam Carriker for the season; Eagles center Jason Kelce tore an MCL yesterday and will miss at least four to six weeks; he could even be lost for the season.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles reinjured his left knee yesterday but is expected to be available to play next week.

Former Packers RB Ryan Grant will work out for the Lions this week.

Scrapple

Peter King suddenly thinks the replacement officials are doing a crappy job; Christmas Ape translates his painful MMQB and revisits yesterday's best moments.

Drew Magary thinks that of course, the officiating yesterday was terrible, and that Roger Goodell is a glaring hypocrite.

USC's Matt Barkley has had a slow start to his season, but Bucky Brooks still thinks he's the top QB prospect in the country.

What do you think about how Greg Schiano's Bucs handled the end of their game against the Giants?

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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