Good Morning, Broncos fans! When the NFL and NFLPA agreed last year to push the annual trade deadline back two weeks, the presumed intent was to encourage more deals.
So far, only the Patriots have taken advantage of this change.
A year after they got CB Aqib Talib from Tampa Bay in a deadline deal, New England acquired DT Isaac Sopoaga from Philly in exchange for fifth- and sixth-rounders in the 2014 Draft.
There were talks of a higher profile deal involving Vikings DE Jared Allen, but the Seahawks and one other mystery team were unable to pry him away.
Minnesota was reportedly demanding some hefty compensation for Allen - a second- or third-round pick in next year's draft.
Since you're wondering, John Elway says the Broncos were never interested in Allen, especially at the cost of a high draft pick for half a season's work. FWIW, Bill Barnwell thinks the team should have gone for it, but we disagree.
John Elway says he and Peyton don't find that much time to talk about football, given their busy schedules.
According to Lindsay Jones, the Broncos think Champ Bailey could be back after the bye.
As noted by Andrew Mason, Denver has been running a version of the Pistol formation at times.
Bill Barnwell skewers John Fox's terrible replay challenge and punt from the plus-43 but lauds his two decisions to go for it on fourth down.
Joan Niesen thinks Knowshon Moreno is close to being overworked, but 138 touches in eight games isn't a crazy figure.
Jeff Legwold correctly says the Broncos' wideouts should expect more physical play from opposing corners, but he incorrectly says the Broncos went to the read option in 2011 before the Panthers did, and he says Wesley Woodyard figures to receive a fine for his hit on Kirk Cousins.
In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis again declares the Broncos as the NFL's team to beat.
On a brighter note, Eric Decker has moved himself off the list of wideouts with the worst drop rates, while Demaryius Thomas is among the best.
According to Scott Kacsmar, Sunday's victory marked Peyton Manning's 40th career fourth-quarter comeback win.
Following their fourth straight loss, Dolphins players are reportedly beginning to question the playcalling of OC Mike Sherman.
Freddie FredEx Mitchell was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme.
Mike Tanier discusses the rookie head coaches and wonders why Philly's Chip Kelly has gone out of character on fourth downs; Jeffri Chadiha says noted dickhead Greg Schiano has lost his locker room in Tampa Bay.
Jason La Canfora says Peyton Manning is only going to get more beat up as the season wears on, he thinks the Chiefs will be a road playoff one-and-done, and he's not sure Shanny will hang onto his job in Washington.
KSK meme-ifies Week 8, including a couple of shots of Shanny, one with John Fox.
Denver remains #1 according to DVOA, while the Chiefs are way down at #10, thanks to their weak sister schedule.
Around the league, there's a dropoff in 100-yard games and in YPC averages for running backs, so don't let any former DP beat writers tell you there's something wrong with the Denver running game.