Good Morning, Broncos fans! Here we are - it’s Week 2 and already the Broncos are facing a must-win game. Next week begins a brutal stretch, as they’ll host the Colts and Jets, with road games at Tennessee and Baltimore in between. Today, they’ll have to get it done without Ryan Harris, Darcel McBath, and Laurence Maroney. Chris Kuper and Wesley Woodyard are game-day decisions, while Eddie Royal and Demaryius Thomas are probable. Hopefully, we’ll see a bit more of a pass rush from the Broncos today, a bit less-efficient passing from Matt Hasselbeck than David Garrard pulled off, and NO injuries! Enjoy the game (we will have a thread up for it) and Go Broncos!!
DP - Klis has a great profile of Brandon Lloyd, who got sent to the principal’s office as a kindergartner for saying he wanted to become a professional football player someday.
DP - Here’s the weekly DP scan-tastic preview.
DP - Krieger isn’t impressed by the Sea Chickens and also thinks a Broncos victory is a must today.
DP - FWIW, the Broncos have the second-most 300-pounders in the NFL.
ST - The scouting report from the Seattle Times.
ST - The Sea Chickens haven’t won a road game outside of the NFC West in two years. That has pretty much nothing to do with today’s game, but it’s an interesting bit of info. As Brian Burke cites, stuff like this qualifies as “trivia” rather than a “stat” - it is not predictive of anything in the future.
Dan Pompei says Seattle was WR Mike Williams’ only hope. Plus, he hears the Dolts aren’t that motivated to deal away Vincent Jackson.
Tyson Jackson and Ryan O’Callaghan are out for the Chefs.
Sam Mellinger thinks the Chefs need to give Jamaal Charles the ball more. Meanwhile, Kent Babb on the Chefs’ coordinators, Weis and Crennel. Finally, previewing the matchup between the Chefs and Browns.
Jokeland is still trying to figure out what happened to them last week in Tennessee.
Check out Brian Burke’s excellent collection of reads.
Here are the rest of the injury reports from around the league.
Pittsburgh cut QB Byron Leftwich to create some roster space, but expect to re-sign him shortly.