Hack the halls Lard 12-24-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's like clockwork, folks. Another day, another player hits IR. Another sunrise, another glaring bit of journalistic bumbling from the DP. Yesterday, Mike Klis wrote that Kyle Orton is only owed $2.879 million in guarantees in 2011 based upon the one-year extension he signed with Denver in August. Yet, Klis originally reported the contract extension as providing Orton with $5.5 million in guarantees for 2011. The same info was given on the DP Blog at the time.

Also yesterday, Jeff Legwold wrote that "original reports" put Orton's guarantees as being worth $8.1 million between the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He says that a review of NFLPA documents says that Orton is only due $2.879 million next year. No correction, no admission that the Denver Post was reporting incorrect information from their ironclad sources. Sure - this is of a much smaller magnitude, but it's otherwise the same as agent mouthpieces Jason La Canfora reporting the signing bonus attached to Donovan McNabb's contract as being worth $40 million. If we can't depend upon beat reporters to get simple facts like this straight, or own up to them when they've been hoodwinked by self-serving player agents, then exactly what service are they providing to us, their readers?

Broncos


NFL Films previews Sunday's matchup.

Eric Studesville and Brian Dawkins met with the press.

Plus, Studesville responded to fan questions for Broncos TV.

Darcel McBath answered a few questions from Gabe Hiatt of the mothership.

Mason on the Broncos' struggles without Dawkins, who says he wants to be back in Denver next year.

Champ Bailey has now played for TEN defensive coordinators in his 12 NFL seasons. So, maybe he's the problem!

Klis on Wink Martindale, who blames injuries for his defense's struggles.

More on Dawk, who expects to play Sunday, from Pat Graham of the AP.

Plus, Graham with more details on the citation Elvis Dumervil received for assault and disturbing the peace.

Woody on the appeal of Tim Tebow among Filipinos and Floridians.

Legwold writes that the Broncos lack an identity.

Legwold might as well have written this column three weeks ago. Not sure why he's submitting it now.

Will facing a rookie QB in Tebow lighten the load for Houston's pass defense?

John McClain's notes on the Texans.

Enemies


Teicher's notes on the Chefs.

Randy McMichael is doing a fine job as Antonio Gates' understudy.

Plus, Acee's notes.

Typical Jokeland fans. Oh, and they're blacked out yet again. Losers.

Tafur on Matt Shaunessy, who may have to fill in for Richard Seymour.

Trimmings


Shanny says McNabb is welcome to return next season as a backup. Ouch.

Jack Bechta says the IRS is going after NFL players.

For Christmas, Mike Lombardi is wishing the Broncos a head coach who knows what to do with Tebow.

Pat Kirwan previews Week 16.

Randy Cross doles out some thanks and looks forward to a few games this weekend.

DeSean Jackson's antics could have cost the Eagles on Sunday.

Ben Muth on Dan Connolly's amazing runback Sunday night.

Luis DeLoureiro updates his QB ratings.

As CHFF points out, this year hasn't been a good one for Denver in terms of big plays.

Tanier is going with the Broncos in his weekly picks.

Brian Burke's game probabilities favor the Texans.

CHFF is taking the Broncos in a shootout.

Burke ponders the HOF worthiness of Devin Hester.

Sexy Rexy


KSK on Rex's favorite stocking stuffers.

The Chicago Tribune published a Rex story in the shape of a foot.

Plus, a couple more gems from KSK. "Heart and Sole." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

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