Good Morning, Broncos fans! Demaryius Thomas returned to practice in limited fashion yesterday and is listed as questionable, as are Knowshon Moreno and Spencer Larsen. Mario Haggan and Andre Brown were full participants and are listed as probable. As Josh McDaniels had already announced on Monday, Robert Ayers, Brian Dawkins, Andre’ Goodman, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard are out. Knowshon practiced on consecutive days for the first time since his latest injury, and it appears that Russ Hochstein will again be starting at left guard. Meanwhile, it’s expected that Kyle McCarthy will be elevated from the practice squad to provide safety depth tomorrow.
Josh McDaniels met with the press yesterday.
Kyle Orton spoke with Chris Hall yesterday.
McDaniels is hopeful that both Moreno and Thomas will play tomorrow.
Andrew Mason examines the disappearance of the Broncos’ home-field advantage. Surprisingly, their home winning percentage has dropped a lot more than their road record has in recent years. Here are the numbers he used as a basis.
LJ writes what becomes a nice complement to Doc’s Broncography on Kevin Vickerson, if I may say so…
Arnie Stapleton asks, “But hey, what about Tebow?!”
Legwold on whether the Broncos gave up too soon on Alphonso Smith (a resounding yes, if you ask me).
The Broncos held a pep rally yesterday in preparation for Orange Sunday (Video).
Legwold writes about the Jets’ versatile weapon Brad Smith.
CB Darrelle Revis is listed as questionable for the Jets, while LB Calvin Pace, S Jim Leonhard, C Nick Mangold, G Brandon Moore and LB Jamaal Westerman are all probable.
The Jets did some extra preparation for Denver’s altitude this week.
Notes on the Chefs.
Barnwell looks at the Chefs’ schedule.
Jason Campbell does not have fond memories of Candlestick Park.
Andrew Brandt on the recent agent scandals.
Mike Lombardi thinks the Broncos need to protect Kyle Orton and take the ball away tomorrow.
Mike Silver previews the week and rewrites a tune for Shawne Merriman.
Peter King is back in the predicting business and thinks Ryan Torain is going to go off tomorrow, while he thinks the Jets should sit Revis.
CHFF on the problem with passing for 400 yards.
Mike Tanier is going with the Jets.
Bill Simmons is taking the Broncos and the points.
CHFF says the Jets in a nail biter.
Here is Brian Burke’s always-excellent links dump.
To no great surprise, Brett Favruh is the king of the pick six.