Injuries galore Lard 10-12-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Unfortunately, there was plenty of bad injury news yesterday, although perhaps not as bad as originally thought. Robert Ayers may only be out for six weeks with a broken foot after an earlier prognosis of 2 to 3 months. Brian Dawkins is out at least two weeks with a strained knee ligament. Andre’ Goodman, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard have already been ruled out of Sunday’s game as well. Meanwhile, Mayor Hickenlooper has officially declared this an Orange Sunday as the NJ Jets come to town. Unfortunately he didn’t also declare it a Level One People Must Stand And Cheer On Key Defensive Plays Sunday, but perhaps that was implied?


Here’s the video from Josh McDaniels’ Monday presser.

David Bruton
and Jarvis Moss spoke to reporters (Audio).

Lindsay Jones details the injury situation.

Klis expects David Bruton to start in place of Dawkins, who normally is backed up by the injured McBath. Plus, the injury to Demaryius Thomas could mean full return duties for Eddie Royal.

More on Bruton from Andrew Mason, who then considers the other injury issues.

Legwold on how the Broncos are facing adversity and will need to contain Jets TE Dustin Keller. But unfortunately for the Broncos, the Jets now have several weapons on offense.

Plus, Legwold reminds us that no matter how bad the running game is, the Broncos have to stick with it.

Klis answers a variety of questions in his mailbag ranging from exceedingly stupid to reasonable.

Woody compares the Broncos of both Denver and Brisbane, Australia (the coach of whom will be spending over a week with our Broncos).

The Jets beat the Vikings last night 29-20 on MNF.

Jets CB Darrelle Revis has a sore hammy after last night’s win over the Vikings and says he’s uncertain if he can play Sunday.

Matt Bowen shares his notes from last night’s Jets victory.

Dan Graziano says the Jets are really good.

KSK recaps the game in pictures.


It’s all working out for Marcus McNeill, who is close to signing a five-year extension with the Dolts after holding out.

The Dolts released safety CJ Spillman and cornerback Fred Bennett yesterday.

Todd Haley is sticking with Dwayne Bowe and Matt Cassel.

Brian Burke shows that Haley’s controversial calls on Sunday were the right ones to make.

Notes on Jokeland, for whom Bruce Gradkowski will start if healthy enough.


The Pats have reacquired WR Deion Branch from the Sea Chickens in exchange for a fourth-round pick.

Carolina claimed WR Devin Thomas, the former second-rounder whom Washington had waived.

Mike Lombardi recaps the Sunday games.

Jason Whitlock offers an honest look at sexism in sports, and in football in particular.

KSK offers a much better interpretation of PK’s MMQB.

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