Good Morning, Broncos fans! Unfortunately, Knowshon Moreno and Spencer Larsen have been ruled out for tomorrow’s game in Baltimore. Andre’ Goodman and Wesley Woodyard are listed as questionable. Meanwhile, Champ Bailey thinks he could get dealt away. Can’t see that happening, but if it does then the Broncos must have an even higher opinion of Perrish Cox than we thought. Naturally, the geniuses over at Bleacher Report are speculating on a Bailey trade to the Patriots for G Logan Mankins. Can’t even make this stuff up. Well, they can…
Woody Paige shares some fascinating insight from the offseason and the relationship between Kyle Orton and Josh McDaniels, which apparently was a bit strained as the Broncos acquired first Brady Quinn and then Tim Tebow.
Champ Bailey is not hopeful that he’ll be back as a Bronco next year. In fact, he’s wondering if the Broncos halted their contract discussions in order to hold the option of trading him in the next week (before the deadline). Meanwhile, McDaniels says he wants to see Bailey finish his career as a Bronco.
Here is Josh McDaniels’ Friday presser.
Chris Hall interviews Justin Bannan armed with reader questions for BTV.
Arnie Stapleton with a closer look at WR Brandon Lloyd and his emergence for the Broncos.
Legwold with more on Demaryius Thomas’ new role as a kick returner, and other Broncos out of their traditional positions.
Andrew Mason on what the Broncos will face in Ravens NT Haloti Ngata.
Some notes from Klis.
Wow. I find this remarkable. Broncos fans out there are viewing McDaniels as showing animosity towards Peyton Hillis now? Seriously, people? Where does this come from??
Well, it turns out the NFL has fined Cortland Finnegan $10K for his cheap, dirty play rather than the $5K that had been reported, and threatened more severe penalties for future infractions. I wonder whether mouthpiece Steve Wyche will still dismiss Kyle Orton’s claims out of hand.
John Elway discusses his son Jack’s decision to quit football at ASU.
Mike Silver examines the interesting path Ravens LB Jameel McClain took to the NFL.
What better cure for an iffy return game than the arrival of the Denver Broncos?
Notes from the Ravens’ side of things.
Naturally, Mike Preston is picking the Ravens because the Broncos are “soft” and haven’t seen a defense like this. Umm, except for last week, of course…
Shaun Phillips has thankfully shut his piehole.
Jokeland will be without Darren McFadden against the Dolts.
Kevin Kolb will be starting at QB for the Eagles.
Mike Lombardi thinks the Broncos could pull off an upset if they can manage to protect Kyle Orton tomorrow.
CHFF points out some terrible “statistical” work over at USA Today. What a shame.
Bill Simmons gets why his Pats traded Randy Moss. Meanwhile, he’s taking the Ravens and giving the points.
Peter King on what he’ll be “watching” for this weekend. Try to ignore the obnoxious headline.
Mike Tanier is taking the Broncos in his weekly picks.
Matt Bowen thinks the Packers will be okay despite their multitude of injuries.
Andrew Brandt examines the finances involved in the trades of Randy Moss and Marshawn Lynch this past week.
Don Banks lists 10 men who he thinks will be big players in the NFL’s future.
Here are FO’s favorite quotes of the week.
Chase Stuart tries to figure out why nobody has topped Norm Van Brocklin’s single-game passing record.
If you haven’t heard, there are plenty of interesting allegations flying around regarding Brett Favre, his stint with the Jets, his cellphone, female Jets employees, and his penis. The NFL is finally investigating after Deadspin first broke the story many weeks ago.