Dawkins, Goodman practice Lard 10-27-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There’s some good news on the injury front, as Brian Dawkins and Andre’ Goodman returned to practice yesterday. Robert Ayers, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard did not practice and are unlikely to make the trip to London tomorrow. Also not practicing yesterday were Eddie Royal, Kevin Vickerson and Perrish Cox. The Broncos brought back Le Kevin Smith, who had been cut following the preseason. Meanwhile, LB Diyral Briggs was claimed by the Packers after the Broncos waived him with intent to return him to the practice squad. Instead, the Broncos re-signed TE Riar Geer, who they had released just hours earlier, to the practice squad.

UPDATE 8:07AM ET The 49ers have announced that Troy Smith will start at QB on Sunday.

Broncos/Niners

Josh McDaniels met with the press yesterday.

Mario Haggan and Champ Bailey spoke to reporters in the locker room yesterday.

Chris Hall shares a brief report for Broncos TV as players try to move on from Sunday.

Josh McDaniels’ veterans came to his defense yesterday. Obviously they’re not going to come out and say they’ve quit on their coach, but they could have said nothing, or been less enthusiastic. Or, we could be reading about some unnamed player(s) saying they don’t like McDaniels. Until then, whose opinion do you value more in terms of Josh McDaniels? Champ Bailey’s? Mark Schlereth’s? Alfred Williams?

Meanwhile, Don Banks is the first to actually say it - Josh McDaniels is on the hot seat, and that Pat Bowlen was “livid” with Sunday’s unraveling.

However, Peter King says that he thinks McDaniels’ job is safe after this season, barring a further collapse.

Andrew Mason details the return of Dawk and Goody.

How well Perrish Cox recovers from his concussion will determine whether he even makes the trip to London, even less play. Plus, more notes from Legwold.

Cox appeared on CBS4 yesterday and spoke of the effects of his concussion.

More on the re-signing of Le Kevin Smith.

Legwold thinks the Broncos and Niners have both gotta be psyched to get out of dodge.

Legwold and a readers speculate as to how a further slide this season would affect Josh McDaniels’ power in the organization.

Tim Tebow spoke with the British press yesterday. Truly fascinating.

A bit more on the Briggs/Geer transactions.

Unless you live in a small pocket of Indiana (anyone know why?), you’re not getting Sunday’s game on local TV east of the Dakotas, CO and NM.

Strange timing and strange article, but are people in Denver still buying Broncos merchandise?

Niners owner John York gave Mike Singletary the dreaded vote of confidence.

More on York and Singletary from David White.

Kevin Lynch reviews some film from the Niners’ loss to the Panthers.

Enemies

Winning isn’t good enough for Chefs WR Chris Chambers. Why? It’s all about him, of course…

The Dolts signed former Chefs LB David Herron and waived LB Cyril Obiozor.

CHFF can’t believe what they’re seeing out of the Dolts.

Trimmings

The Jags put starting RT Eben Britton on IR and replaced him by signing old friend Erik Pears.

Pacman Jones is done for the year.

Matt Bowen describes the proper technique for a cornerback in man coverage.

Pat Kirwan explains why the Cover 2 may be somewhat to blame for so many head-to-head hits on receivers.

Randy Cross on what he saw last weekend in college and pro football.

Andrew Brandt answers a pair of CBA-related questions.

Brian Burke says Lovie should have challenged the call on Jay Cutler’s fumble.

Raheem Morris says “Stats are for losers.” Hmm. What will he say when his team starts losing those close ones?

The Broncos and Raiders fall about where you’d expect them to on this week’s DYAR ratings.

Denver now ranks #29 in DVOA, FWIW.

Apparently, Tony Dungy and Rex Ryan have different stances on homosexuality. Who knew?!

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