Knowshon out, Maroney in Lard 9-25-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans. As everyone knows by now, Knowshon Moreno will not play Sunday after injuring a hamstring in practice Thursday. Ryan Harris is out again, while Chris Kuper, Champ Bailey, Andre’ Goodman and Wesley Woodyard are listed as questionable. Laurence Maroney and Darcel McBath are listed as probable, and both can expect to see significant action tomorrow. Meanwhile, Perrish Cox and Eric Decker were fined by the league; Cox for an ill-conceived throat-slash gesture after his INT, Decker for a late hit on special teams.

RIP Kenny McKinley

BTV has a brief video clip from the Broncos’ memorial service yesterday for McKinley.

DP - Klis recaps the memorial.

Former Broncos RB Cory Boyd has been affected on several levels by the loss of McKinley. The two were roommates and teammates at South Carolina, and Boyd is the godfather of McKinley’s son Keon. Worst of all, it was Boyd’s wife and a friend who made the grisly discovery of McKinley’s body. Many thanks to BroncosLady for the link.

AP - Looking back at the past four years of tragedy for the Broncos.


Here is Josh McDaniels’ Friday presser.

Chris Hall interviews LB Mario Haggan for Broncos TV.

DP - Sounds like Knowshon will be out for at least a couple weeks beyond this one, after his left hamstring popped (it was his right one that had kept him out of the preseason.

MD - Andrew Mason focuses on the Broncos’ three healthy running backs.

DP - Perrish Cox says he’s prepared to face Peyton Manning & Company on Sunday and knows he may get some extra attention from the QB, being that he’s a rookie.

DP - Unlike last week, the Broncos won’t be shuttling different defensive packages in and out of the game with Indy’s no-huddle offense.

DP - Can anyone else remember the last time Denver had so much WR depth that a player of the caliber of Eric Decker can’t make his way onto the field of play? I sure can’t…

Floyd Little met with the press yesterday to discuss his HOF enshrinement; Sunday at halftime the Broncos will honor him and present him with his HOF ring. It’s a long clip (14 minutes plus), but it’s worth the watch.

DP - Legwold sums up Little’s presser, who spent some time talking about the former’s crucial role in getting the latter elected to the HOF.

The Greatest Ever was apparently just as impressed by Demaryius Thomas as we all were on Sunday.


The Dolts are losing LBs left and right.

Rookie TE Tony Moeaki is becoming a threat for the Chefs.

Is Darren McFadden finally breaking out? Meanwhile, Jokeland will again be without Robert Gallery, Chaz Schilens and Travis Goethel.


Mike Lombardi thinks the Broncos will have to run the ball on Sunday and make a big play late to beat the Colts.

Mike Silver previews the Texans/Cowboys matchup, although he really wishes he were going to Denver. He throws in a link about The Greatest Ever to warm all our hearts…

Andrew Brandt has taken note of the Broncos’ fiscal conservativeness this year.

Did Peter King just compare Clay Matthews to Ray Lewis? Yes, he did.

FO’s collection of the week in quotes.

Bill Simmons thinks the NFC West winner this year could be sub-.500 and proposes a realignment to four eight-team divisions. Here are his picks for the week (he’s taking the Colts).

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