Knowshon, not again!!! Lard 10-28-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Brian Dawkins and Andre’ Goodman were full participants in practice yesterday. As noted yesterday, Robert Ayers, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard have already been declared out for Sunday’s game and will not make the trip. Also not practicing yesterday were Perrish Cox, Eddie Royal and Kevin Vickerson. Cox is apparently still dealing with the effects of his concussion, so it would be surprising to see him in London. It’s been a couple of weeks since Knowshon Moreno has been injured, so he reportedly grabbed his right hamstring at the end of yesterday’s practice for good measure…


Josh McDaniels and Kyle Orton met with the press yesterday.

Wink Martindale spoke to reporters after yesterday’s practice.

Mike McCoy, Jason Hunter, Knowshon Moreno and Brandon Lloyd all spoke to reporters yesterday (Audio).

Lloyd was also on 104.3 the Fan and spoke about the loss to Oakland. Here’s a partial transcript and a link to the audio.

Legwold on the Niners’ running game and how quickly Frank Gore gets to the line.

Hopefully Jarvis Moss can reprise his last meeting with Troy Smith. Plus, Knowshon’s hammy and Eric Decker’s appearance in GQ.

Andrew Mason on the Broncos’ game plan versus Smith, who was only signed by the Niners on September 6th. Plus, more on the health status of Perrish Cox and others.

Legwold on the Broncos’ effort and fan response. Plus, more on the Broncos’ injury situation.

Klis on the Broncos’ run defense and the debacles of the past five seasons. A sort of greatest hits, if you will.

Legwold on the most important storyline of the week - Tim Tebow, Alex Smith and their tutelage under Urban Meyer. What? Neither one is starting? Oh…

Elvis had trouble getting into the building on Sunday.

Oh, this is rich. The good folks at the DP changed the title of their little football economy story from yesterday morning. Now, the Broncos are going to bring down the local economy with their poor play! Fear! Anger! Be afraid! Be angry! It’s ALL Josh McDaniels and the Broncos’ fault!!!! BTW, I also heard that Josh McDaniels is encouraging folks to have their dogs and cats vote illegally in next week’s mid-term elections. Pass it along. Be very afraid!!!!

Niners coach Mike Singletary and LB Patrick Willis spoke to the Denver press via conference call yesterday (Audio).

More on Troy Smith from the Chronicle. Plus, some notes on the team.


Surely, this will make you feel better. The Raiders were without their top three receivers for much of Sunday’s game. Plus, notes from the CCT.

The Chefs have added veteran LB Mark Simoneau. To make room for him, the Chefs released DT Atiyyah Ellison, plus injury notes.

Notes on the Dolts.


The Lambs have signed former Iggles and Niners safety Michael Lewis.

Dan Pompei on Peyton Manning and negotiating contracts midseason.

Andrew Brandt shares a funny story about his involvement in trading former Broncos draft choice and problem child David Bowens, who had two pick-six INTs against Drew Brees on Sunday.

Mike Lombardi critiques Lovie Smith’s poor use and non-use of challenges on Sunday.

Doug Farrar breaks down INTs by Drew Brees and Brett Favruh from Sunday.

A reader at Advanced NFL Stats examines the question of whether teams score more following interceptions relative to other means of getting the ball.

The Broncos have slipped to #23 in Brian Burke’s efficiency rankings.

Kyle Orton still ranks third in Luis DeLoureiro’s QB efficiency ratings.

Mike Silver dropped the Broncos to #31 in his weekly rankings.

Remixing the Iggles’ QB situation.

Apparently Tony Romo has still not gotten up from his MNF injury.

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