The IAOFM staff discuss the Denver Broncos' 38-24 Week 9 victory over the Raiders in Oakland
Doc: Hi, folks
Ted: Happy Sunday, guys
Doug: Hey guys - lots of boring football so far today. 6 of the 7 losing teams have 13 or fewer points, and the other has 16 - and only one game closer than 10 points
Ted: Yeah, it seems like it. I was at a Browns watch party a little while ago, and they had a couple of other bad games on too. Hopefully this game is more interesting
Doc: I saw a headline to the extent that Cleveland is getting tired of Hillis and might even let him go. Any truth, or just media pandering?
Ted: It's been the word on the DL around here all season
Doug: Lombardi says part of Denver trading him was because of the same stuff
Ted: The thing about White Boy Day is that eventually tomorrow comes. He's a good player who does a couple things well and a couple poorly - that's been my take all the way
Doug: And, that's without even knowing that apparently nobody seems to like him
TJ: One of the best things for the Broncos today is the lack of Darren McFadden. Janikowski hardly even warmed up today - said he only kicked four 39-yard field goals for warmups. Field looks a little slippery today - typical Raiders stuff
Doc: Well, the announcers are starting off well - they just announced that it's cloudy but clear
Oakland and Denver exchange three-and-out possessions
Ted: Nice play by Rahim Moore to get over there
TJ: Wow, he floated that and that ain’t pretty
Ted: Palmer's arm looks really bad, like I said on Friday
TJ: Yeah, that was a floater. I noticed that last week too, Ted - it didn't look that strong at all. Moore did a good job ranging, too
Doc: Nasty collision
Ted: Yeah, that was a ballhawk play. When his recognition gets a beat quicker, he'll be getting picks on those plays
TJ: He's one of the last guys I'm worried about from this draft. Franklin, yes, Moore, not so much. Haha Palmer is having trouble with his reads - he's way rusty. Hahaha air mail! He could use two more weeks to work on his recognition - haha, I love it. Palmer is a baaaaad QB
Ted: The Raiders mortgaged their future for him too. Wow, that was a mixup. Denarius Moore was covered tightly too
Doc: I'd give Franklin some time - he's never played RT, and he developed a habit of kick-stepping with his right leg straight. Being tossed into a new position as a rookie is tough.
TJ: Nice push, Zane! Let's go! Wow, nice escape! That's definitely a good play. I do like the fact that they tried to get a 3rd down early with his legs
Ted: Something to get the Masons of the world to STFU about picking up a 3rd down in the first half all season. Moore has a concussion and won't return
TJ: Damn, that really blows for real. Moore was about to take things back. Yeah, I think you have to try and get the 3rd down ASAP just to get that off the agenda
Doc: Sad about Moore - who's coming in?
TJ: Carter is in, Em - and he isn't full health. Whoa D.J. Williams just tried to wrap up!
Ted: He's a new guy
Doc: McBean was in on that one too
TJ: Awwwwwwww almost had that fumble
Ted: Champ got really flat-footed there out of the break
Doug: Long day ahead of us, boys
Doc: Dawk hurt? Ouch. So, Bruton?
Ted: It would seem so. Oooh nice penetration by McBean to force it outside
TJ: The hurry up against an injured team? You don't say. Haha, stupid Palmer!!! Thought you had the infraction, did you?
Ted: Did he take a knee?! What an idiot
TJ: Yeah, not bright - Raiders taking flags all over!!!!!! 3rd and Forever. Carson Palmer is the QB that people think Tebow is!
Doug: Oh well, at least they didn't get a TD
Doc: D.J. should have had that
Ted: That was good zone coverage
Sebastian Janikowski pushes through a 44-yard FG to put Oakland up 3-0
TJ: Wow, Sebass, you don't look so hot today, barely good. This is going to be a game, even if Tebow sucks eggs - because Carson Palmer is no better than Rosy Palmer
Ted: Or her five sisters
Doc: They'd be the OL, right?
Ted: Yes indeed - good field position
Doug: Wow, interesting that they dressed Janikowski with him kicking off like that
TJ: Haha, this is great - the Raiders make really dumb decisions - dress the guy who can't kick. Give your opponent the field position all day!
Doug: That's pretty presumptuous. Talk about no respect, huh? "You suck so bad, we're gonna kick it off 40 yards today"
TJ: Or, how about Hue Jackson isn't as clever as he thinks? Carson may improve, but I can already see giving up potentially two 1st-round picks was a fleece
Doug: Well, it's only two 1s if they make the AFC Championship this year or next - so if it’s two 1s they’ll be happy. Otherwise it's a 1 and a 2. Granted, that's still steep. Why not have the punter kick off?
TJ: Ah, not a bad call - just a bad penalty. I don't think you can fault McCoy for these calls. Probably a run here, though. The little things--KM fell forward
Doc: At some point, they're going to have to throw
TJ: Shovel pass - I'm not at all disappointed in McCoy
Ted: I like not counting on protecting 3rd and 16 there - it ain't going to happen, so don't set up for a sack
TJ: Not many are picking that one up
Doug: Yeah, that's how you invite 10-0 real quickly
Doc: You don't practice plays for 3rd and 16
TJ: Carson Palmer, buddy, go back and tailgate. I just can't see the Raiders blowing anyone out today. Fox is committed to the draining clock today
Doug: Ugh that's another rookie mistake from Chris Harris. I know he's been pretty good, but he's had some pretty dumb penalties this year
TJ: That's a tough call - nice kick
Ted: Yeah, Colquitt did his best to pick up Harris there
Doc: Dante Rosario has been all over the place on STs - playing very well
Ted: Yeah Em, I've liked him there
Doc: Nice deflection by Doom
TJ: Carson, dude, you are bad
Doc: Harris looked good on that one
TJ: Throw a pick, Carson
Doug: Doom's first sack! Oh, maybe just a half - half Von half Doom
Denver goes 65 yards in five plays, capping it with a 27-yard TD pass from Tim Tebow to Eric Decker; 7-3 Broncos
TJ: Wow, a little boot fake! Holy #$%@, they are calling good plays. I know the results aren't there...yet, but they are hahaha!
Ted: Good little throw too - I saw that a mile away
TJ: Yeah, Huff, suck it down!
Doc: Hell of a run
TJ: Nice nice read - bit on that fake hard! Zone read isn't supposed to work that easy, haha!
Doug: Ted, that was like one of the plays you'd written up, no? Hey, maybe McCoy reads IAOFM! Haha
Ted: Yes, it sure was - they went super-strong right with the formation, unbalanced line and all
Doc: Almost a lonesome polecat, Ted
Doug: WTF was that?! That is embarrassing - 10 feet over his head
Ted: Not good there
TJ: Come on Tim! Oh man, that was so wide. Come on, let's get this! I like the route by Julius Thomas. JT is gonna go live
Ted: Yeah he got open nicely
TJ: TD!! Right over the middle!
Ted: Perfect throw. Great route, too
TJ: Suck it, Kelly! That's about as good as you can throw it
Doug: Well, that makes up for the prior one
TJ: Eric Decker is quietly putting together a really nice year - under the radar, but he's doing really great
Ted: He needs to wear Decker out like I said on Friday. Dude will get open and catch the ball
TJ: Hue Jackson is going to regret giving away the field today. That zone read won't be there for the rest of the day, though - so they have to change it up again
Ted: No, but when they take it away, you can do something else off of it
TJ: Carson Palmer is sooo bad
Ted: That had good velocity on it, but it was way off
TJ: Hue Jackson is going to regret this trade, perhaps even today
Ted: He was really good in 2005, but he's never been the same since the knee injury, and the elbow injury in 2008 really reduced him further
Doc: I think that he's smart to go with a running team, since he's reduced in passing, but he's still going to have a rough time of it
TJ: Chris Harris can cover - keep locking on, Palmer!
Ted: Yeah, bad throw and good coverage
TJ: Carson Palmer is really bad today, folks. I know I'm making fun, but he's missing reads, locking on, and his mind is out to lunch.
TJ: Okay, let's get this 3rd down - got to have it
Ted: Ugh for the second TO
TJ: He knew that QB draw wasn't going to work - that play was going nowhere
Ted: Yeah, on a key 3rd down, it's okay - I wish they had a check-off call in from the huddle, though
TJ: I bet they told him to call one if he was confused in that type of situation, and the Raiders were drifting to the line and plugging. First down! Awwww, crap - that's two on Clady
Ted: I really like that play call
TJ: Yeah, they are showing strong and going weak. Oh, Richard, give it up - that's a coverage sack - if a sack at all
Ted: That's OK... if it's not there, get what you can
Britton Colquitt fumbles the snap deep in Denver territory and throws the ball forward with two hands in order to avoid a safety. Oakland takes over at the Denver 14 and scores three plays later on a pass from Carson Palmer to Michael Bush; 10-7 Raiders
Doug: OMG safety?
TJ: That's a turnover on downs, likely - it's a pass, I'm guessing
Doug: Yeah i guess it has to be
TJ: Wow that was so bad. Well, you don't see that too often, do you?
TJ: Ayers!!!! KA BOOM
Ted: Yeah, that was a stick there
Doc: Man, what a hit
TJ: Holding! You suck, Oakland, and your QB is worse
Ted: Holding penalties are killer
TJ: Marcus Thomas just whipped him
Doc: That's your favorite new Raider, isn't it Ted?
TJ: Okay, CP zipped that one - but still, he bites
Ted: It was in the middle of the field. I want to see him drill the deep out. Palmer has been all Dig and Curl since 2008, and smart teams shade that stuff
TJ: I don't know why, but this game is fun
Doug: Yeah certainly better than the past 2 weeks
TJ: I think I just hate Oaktown
Ted: I lived in that area when I was 5 - I don’t miss it
TJ: Awww, WW - he just fell. Nice field, Raiders. Freaking bog
Doug: Damn i missed that - the feed dropped out
TJ: Doug: feed dropped out
Ted: Yeah my feed went too
TJ: WW had him, but he slipped. I'm not making excuses, but WW did slip
Doug: You did say the field looked slick, haha
TJ: Palmer, you still suck it Huuuuuuge! Yeah, dude, that field is trash today. I'm just getting into this Raiders Hate. Haha, did I saw it wouldn't work again, Ted? I take it back, Dude!
TJ: A bit of a duck, and I thought Eddie just muffed it
Doc: TT's having trouble with his feet and shoulders when he throws on the run
TJ: McCoy is just not going to let him do a drop, man. At some point, let him!
Ted: The TD pass was one
TJ: Get it off! GD it. Decker was yelling at Tebow to hurry - he was screaming at Tebow. Decker was saying, "Come on come on, let's go." Decker was pissed - when you guys go back on Rewind, check it out. Watch when the break the huddle - Decker is screaming, he sees there's only 7 seconds on the clock
Doug: 2 timeouts wasted and this - now a screen or draw, and a punt
Doc: Woodyard and Mays played pinball with the punt returner
TJ: I hope there's no friction with Tebow and Decker - could be heat of the moment. Oh man, Elvis got owned on that run
Doug: Didn't we see him reacting to the bad throws in Miami?
TJ: Yeah, my guess is Decker may not be a Tebow fan - but that's speculation based on his radio interview and watching his body language
Ted: damn, they're getting their running game blocked
TJ: What you got, Palmer? Audible? Nice tackle, Von. Man, I love Raiders games. I don't care who is playing - Tebow, Plummer, Tommy Maddox
Doc: Bubby Brister?
TJ: Anyone, Em! I just love to hate them. Wow, CP, nice play, you fool! PICK!
Ted: That was a dumbass throw - there was no reason to think that was there
TJ: Stupid read! Stupid stupid read! Didn't even go back shoulder. FOOL!
Ex-Bronco and Gator Jarvis Moss takes a 15-yard penalty for roughing Tebow
TJ: Poor Jarvis - I though he liked Florida guys! Hahaha wow, that's the worst DB play I've ever seen. Damn, Decker is ready for some action. Would have been a perfect time, though, for a deep shot, there - right after a penalty. Oh my, Tebow got crushed right there
Doug: He's just too slow getting the ball out
TJ: A little, it's true. That was just impossible on that blitz
Doc: No blocking on the edge - this is going to be ugly when I'm breaking it down.
Doug: It's ugly now. Scoreboard just doesn't reflect it
TJ: Until they beat it though, Denver is gonna keep getting that deep safety
Doc: Bruton was screaming for a flag on the punt
Ted: Wow, that was a bad play by Champ
TJ: Bailey is playing just okay today, despite the pick - he's missed several
Ted: I agree
Doc: Champ's had 3 bad plays already today, although with one INT. Injury?
Ted: His footing looked bad on a couple of those plays, and on the last one, it was a bad effort on the tackle
Doc: It's rained on and off all week the footing has to be treacherous
Ted: Mason said it was awful, but still about as good as he'd ever seen it there
Doc: They never did put a lot of money into that turf, did they?
Palmer throws a bullet to Marcel Reese for a 40-yard score; 17-7 Raiders
Doug: Umm that was a nice throw. I think CP is warmed up
TJ: Wow, okay <silence>
Ted: Reece is a dangerous FB
TJ: Wow, that throw was en fuego. And here I was really getting into character. Palmer still blows
Doc: Reece has been pulling in passes today
Ted: Well, let's see if Tebow can do anything with 1:30 and 1 TO
TJ: Haha if they let him, Ted
TJ: D.J. had good coverage on the score, can't fault him - sometimes the bar eats you
Ted: It does. We have workable field position here
Doc: Good return - Cosby has been a find
TJ: Is Aaron Curry mental? Dude is a bug on a hot plate. Haha, Raiders!!!! IDIOTS
TJ: I guess nobody told them the Broncos are trying to escape to the half, hahaha
Doug: Yeah apparently not
TJ: Come on, Tim! Hit that! Bad ball.
Ted: Thomas didn't get to his spot
TJ: Challenge that! It's good. Look at it, Fox!
Doug: Did he get the second foot down? Just one foot. But not a bad throw as Dierdorf claimed
TJ: Nice play!!!! More please - move the pocket, please. Decker, haha - he tapped out. He's like, dude, I just ran a 50-yard sprint
Ted: I'm cool with that
Doc: I like the call. Even though it went long, they're opening up the line
Doug: WTF was that call?
Ted: I hate that call. Hate it.
TJ: Um, where is the kick out on that?
Doc: Do you think that Prater can kick it that far?
Doug: UGH, such a slow developing throw. It's like "Hey guys i'm about to throw it, you readddddddy?"
TJ: Thought that was gonna get picked - haha - there will be blood!
Ted: He hasn't been sacked, right? There's that to like
Doug: This is true, Ted
TJ: Haha, stupid Raiders!!!
Doc: I’ll take the shorter field
TJ: Tebow is bleeding, I'm digging this game - this is Raiders/Broncos
Doug: Ala Griese
Matt Prater misses from 53, but Oakland's Taiwan Jones is offsides; Prater then is good from 48 but Denver accepts a 15-yard roughing call on Jones for running into Prater
TJ: Hahaha, Raiders are sooo stupid - give em 15!
Doc: We might wind up with a first down on this
Doug: Wow do you take the points off? Yeah, right?
TJ: Raider football! Let's go!
Ted: I sure do
Doug: Yeah take a couple shots, but no sacks
Ted: Don't throw anything that could be picked. I'm even fine with a sack, because the Broncos have a TO
TJ: They’re gonna let Tebow take a shot...if they declined,my guess is the answer is "yes". If he gets picked, Fox will take some heat, but wrongly. Max protect. What a game
Doug: Again, so slow, and then throws it into the ground
TJ: Two bad throws, true, Doug
Prater misses the FG attempt from 43 yards out; 17-7 Raiders at the half
TJ: Oh no - how the hell do I even write the GR on this one, hahaha
Ted: You make that call again, but it was unfortunate how it played out
Doug: Obviously, it was still the right call
TJ: Yeah, it can't be wrong
Doc: Tim's taking an average of over 3.6 seconds to get the ball out - that's not going to work. TJ, what are you going to hit Fox for?
TJ: I'm not hitting him Em - the fans will. I agree with the decision
TJ: Sparano, hahaha - dude is all getting Tony Soprano
Ted: What canned coaching BS - every coach ever has said that stuff
TJ: Jim Caldwell = walking dead. Way to coach 'em up, Jim. Shanny = Gone in two years
Ted: Hiring him was a favor to Manning and Dungy
Doc: Do you see Indianapolis blaming Jim Caldwell for Manning being injured?
Ted: I blame him for not getting more out of the rest of the roster
Doc: Fair enough. I haven't been following anything but the loss column
Doug: But, what do they have?
Ted: They looked really competitive vs Pittsburgh, and should have won. Lately, they've given up. The defense has just mailed it in
Doug: Are Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne stars with other QBs?
Ted: Not stars, but useful players - there are enough useful guys to win 4-5 games
Doug: With Curtis Painter? How can they score points? Polian screwed up big time - no decent backup, signed Collins out of retirement last minute and, no young groomable QB
Ted: I agree that he did; I just think that the team is underachieving anyway
Doc: TJ, Caldwell has been asking for better offensive line players and better defensive players since he came in the door. I was surprised that Bill Polian wasn't more responsive
Doug: And is there a team in the league even close to being as dependent upon its QB to be relevant? That raises another question - how many QBs who've ever played could have succeeded with the line Peyton's had in recent years?
TJ: I don't know the issues that well regarding the Colts - I just have always thought Caldwell was riding the wave created by Manning. And now he's just sort of looking quietly desperate - I'd like to see some Jim Fassel come out from him
Doc: That is kind of the point, Doug. I think that Indy is extremely dependent on the quarterback. I also thought that Caldwell was making some legitimate requests to bring the quality of the rest of the team up. With Peyton out, it looks even worse. I think that Ted's right though - they still have enough talent to win a few games
Denver gets the ball on their own 20 to start the second half following a touchback
Doug: Crazy to see Janikowski getting it deep with half kicks
TJ: Nice call, nice out - there will be blood! Man the game feels like it should be closer
Ted: I like how the Broncos are getting a little push up front in the run game today. Much better than Week 1
TJ: I can't believe we are down by 10
Doug: Well, we gave them the ball on the 14
Ted: That was there because the Raiders were worried about Tebow on the backside, the hold notwithstanding
TJ: What you talkin' bout, Willis (Matthew)?
Doug: BTW, we do have two 3rd-down conversions today!
TJ: Haha, let's hope it’s three. The pistol!!! Loaded!
Ted: That was a good throw, low and away
TJ: Haha love to see the pistol! Man, Decker went totally parallel, I love to see that hustle
Doc: Rosario looked good on that last pass. He's having a good day
Doug: Hey! Another 3rd down conversion!
TJ: Dude, you don't get over on Kuper on the run
Doc: Boy, it's nice to see somebody pushing the line on third and short. Kuper is playing well
TJ: Hahaha, stupid Raiders - should have been flagged
Ted: I liked that block by McGahee downfield
Doc: Nice block - McGahee is one tough running back
Tebow hits Eddie Royal for a 26-yard TD; 17-14 Raiders
TJ: Wide! Woooooo
Ted: That was the effect of protection
TJ: Rolled him out
Ted: They got it protected, and he made the throw
Doc: Nice to see Eddie Royal getting back into the game
TJ: See what happens when you do what I say? Haha
Doc: LOL – you bet TJ
TJ: Raiders only 2-7 on 3rd down. Good game
TJ: I don't see them going in this direction long term, but at least it's entertaining
Doc: I just checked the Packers game. Aaron Rodgers can throw a football through a hole 8 inches in diameter, I swear.
Doug: Brady 2 picks, and now a lost fumble. 10-0 Giants
Doc: Heckuva tackle by Von Miller. Ted, any thoughts on Aaron Curry?
Ted: He's been himself to me, from a high level. Good talent, average production
TJ: Wow, great call against the blitz. Good saver from Quinton
Ted: Yeah, you have to hand it to them
Doc: Thanks, Ted. Not exactly a top-4 pick, but a good player
TJ: Jacoby Ford = Dumb
Doc: Much appreciate the penalty Mr. Ford
Ted: He hasn't lived up to #4, no
TJ: Why did Bush leave his feet? Strange
TJ: Crap, that spot was brutal for Den
Ted: Ugh for the "trickeration" - that spot was really generous
TJ: BRUTAL - that's some home cookin'! Okay, just joking - for the record
TJ: Wow, Palmer, nice out - that was brutal. He floated it
Ted: It hung in the air
Doug: Yeah weak, like a pop gun
TJ: Damn, I wish Rahim Moore was still in - want him to succeed
Doc: Goodman had that diagnosed as a go route
Ted: The edge containment for the Broncos has been bad
Doc: Well, at least Joe Mays made Carson Palmer pay for it
Palmer lofts a TD pass to Jacoby Ford at the left side of the end zone; 24-14 Raiders
Doug: Wow what a catch - that was insane
TJ: Dre is blaming Q? Challenge!
Doug: No, it's a score
Ted: Dre had good coverage
TJ: Why is Dre bitching to Q? I don't get how Q could have played that different?
Ted: He couldn't have
Doug: Holy @#$% the Rams have 2 safeties
Doc: What's unusual about that, Doug?
Doug: Oh, not on the field, on the scoreboard haha. Sorry Em. This is their scoring by quarter: 3, 6, 4
Doc: Oh, THOSE safeties. That's rare. No worries - my dumb. Okay, any odds on Denver scoring 14 more this game?
Doug: Well, Oakland isn't exactly lighting it up on D. So why not?
Ted: If they do what they did on the last series, it's definitely possible. You can beat that secondary
Doc: I'm open to it. They're going to have to let Tebow throw the ball
TJ: Yeah, he'll probably do well, too, because it will be unscripted. I'm more of a opportunist when it comes to Tebow. I just recognize the opportunity of Luck or Barkley. Haha, nice coverage, fools!
Ted: Good recognition there
TJ: Nice move by DT. Wow, Willis is powerful. That highlight from Dalton, just wow
Doc: I can't believe McGahee's yards after contact
Ted: That was a great run
TJ: Hey Mike Huff, you suck! I love watching Kelly do battle with JD Walton today
TJ: Decker tried again, haha he was trying to call for the timeout
Doug: I mean, I guess this is the price with any young QB. I don't think this is Tebow-specific
TJ: Go for it, Fox
Ted: Yes, going here is the thing to do
TJ: I love this game today
Doc: It is keeping things exciting. After the last two, it's a great change of pace
Prater converts a 43-yard attempt to pull Denver back to within a single score; 24-17 Raiders
Ted: Being competitive in a road game against a team that was physically a lot better in Week 1 is a good thing. I'd like a W, but competitive is good too
Doug: Well, let's see. Long way to go. Actually, if not for Taiwan Jones' penalty it's a 4-point game - the one that took the FG off the board
Doc: Marcus Thomas made a nice tackle on that one
Ted: I like the run defense on both 1st and 2nd there... let's heat up Palmer now
Doc: And Ryan McBean was in on the next. Palmer is next
Ted: Real good coverage by Dre there
TJ: Who can't get an exchange right?
Doug: Wow Dalton has converted on 1st and 20 and 3rd and 18 on Cincy's current drive
TJ: Nice pick! You suck, Palmer! As I said!
Doc: Beautiful play by Chris Harris
After an INT by Denver rookie Chris Harris gives Denver the ball on their own 40, Willis McGahee rips off a 60-yard TD run to tie the game at the end of the 3rd Quarter; 24-24
Doug: Harris will catch some heat for that celebration fail. Wow!
Ted: That was awesome
TJ: Suck it, Black Hole!!!
Doug: Seymour looks like he's about to cry
TJ: How you like it, Oakland! Beotches!
Doc: That was Kuper, Walton, and a little bit of Franklin on the blocking. Tie game at the end of three..
Ted: Wow, a Prater kick that didn't reach the end zone... that's rare
TJ: I like our DTs
Ted: Me too... with an Anthony Hargrove type for 3rd down, I'd be really happy
TJ: Haha, nice move, Von - that's like the slap bitch move
Ted: I like the A gap stuff they're doing with Von today
TJ: Haha, if Tebow wins, he won't give Elway the chance to draft a QB
TJ: Our line on the interior is pounding them
Doc: Rogers just threw the most beautiful pass to Nelson to the 2-yard line. Penalties by Clark and Clady - that's three on Clady today
Doug: Stay conservative - don't lose it here. Wow!
TJ: Stupid raiders!
Doug: Hahaha Raiders football
TJ: The Raiders have like 120 yards in penalties
Doc: Thank you Oakland!
Ted: See, Tim, run to the sideline and slow up, and let them get a personal foul on you
Doug: Hahaha Curry, dumbass
Doc: So, Ted, is that the kind of dumb mistake that Seattle got tired of with Curry?
Ted: McGahee is running his ass off today
Doug: Green Bay has 45 points
Ted: It was bad recognition, bad angles, and no big plays Em
Doug: Seriously? Again?
TJ: Sigh, another reason why it matters little what Tebow does as results. They just won't let him emerge. It's nice and all to play conservative and stuff
Ted: I hated that call, but it's OK to play field position here
Doug: But that's a spot on the field to be aggressive - you have little to lose
Ted: Yeah, you could run some rub action there, or a simple crossing route, and give him a chance to make a throw. Good fill by Carter
Doug: Wow another stop!
Eddie Royal takes Shane Lechler’s punt back 85 yards for the go-ahead TD; 31-24 Broncos
TJ: Yeah, suckers! House!
TJ: Hahaha, he just did the Tebow!
Ted: There were a couple superb blocks on that play
Doc: Eddie! Great blocks, missed tackles, broken tackle. Great play
TJ: Black Hole! Suck itttttt
Doc: McGahee and Eddie have made this into a serious chance to win. Take it home, guys.
Ted: That was a Dumervil kind of sack
Doug: Finally, his first sack since signing his contract
Doc: He's got 1.5 today
TJ: Hahaha Oaktown - 2 turnovers, 12 penalties. Punks
Doc: Great support by the other linemen
Ted: Doom's had a nice game... good run D in second half, and a nice recognition/pass defense on a screen in first half
TJ: Man, I can't say DJ is getting beat. Nice throw, CP
Ted: Moore picks that one
Doc: The grass got it first
Doug: Wow, we can salt the game away now
Ted: Let's see some 4-minute offense
Doc: Great approach by Allen. I love his aggression
Doug: Big dose of Willis and Tebow running here
Ted: That was a brilliant play!
TJ: Tebow and McGahee both over 100!
Doc: Beautiful. They've been running that one to Willis all day - then they leave it with Tebow. Great call
Doug: Wow, this should be game over!
Ted: That zone-read is a play that they need to run a lot.
Doc: Is the OAK line tiring?
Ted: They're getting their asses kicked, Em. They have been all second half - the Broncos are winning up front
TJ: Black Hole, silent!
Doc: Yeah, that too. This is remarkable - the Broncos OL has really stepped up
Doug: 270 rushing yards, 2-0 on turnovers, and a big ST play - Broncos got everything they needed today to win
Doc: Thank you OAK - If the D holds, Denver should walk away with this one
Doug: Haha Em you're really going out on a limb there
Doc: LOL - see why I don't pick games?
McGahee scores again to ice the game, this time from 24 yards out; 38-24 Broncos, final score
Doug: This game is over. WOW, what a day on the ground!
Doc: Unreal day for McGahee - 163 yards and 2 TDs
Ted: O-line, Tebow, McGahee - it's all been working
Doug: When's the last time Denver physically outplayed Oakland?
Ted: The fear of the backside Tebow run has opened up a ton of this - it's a huge weapon
TJ: @#$% you, Black Hole!
Doc: Denver's a game behind everyone, going into KC next weekend - big game
Doug: Go figure haha
Ted: Guys, Tebow had a very effective overall game today. It has to give him and the team a lot of confidence going into next week
Doc: Nice to see, Ted
Doug: Delay of game haha
Ted: WTF is Louis Murphy doing spinning the ball? Even if it's not a penalty, make it easy for the officials to spot it fast
Doug: Yeah, and down 14 with 90 seconds left?
Doc: Typical OAK, Ted. All they seem to be best at is running the ball and penalties
Ted: Miller smacked Carson again. He's had a huge game
Doug: Wow, the Raiders are going to have a rough week - 14 penalties, 3 turnovers, a PR score and 300 rushing yards against - oops!
Ted: Dierdorf is surprised to see the "spread formation" which is where all the success has come from
Doc: After the last two weeks with Tim Tebow, this is the first time I've seen Denver play like a team. It is good to see, and I can't wait to see if they can hold up to it.
Ted: It was a winning performance top to bottom - that was a great second half
Doug: This was exactly the formula i saw in the STDL - exploit the Raiders' rushing defense, win TO battle and get a big defensive or ST play
Doc: The OL is going to get a lot of love this week in my column. By the way, the Packers just intercepted Rivers and the game is all but over. Well, this is going to make writing the column much easier for me. I can't wait to go back and see exactly how the OL blocked for that many yards. Two huge TD runs by McGahee might have made the difference in the game. Eddie Royal’s punt return didn't hurt either