No news is good news with Von Miller

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're still 5.5 weeks away from seeing the suspended Von Miller on the football field (Week 7 at Indy).

Until that week, the most he can do is attend meetings and work out at Dove Valley, or create negative headlines for himself.

You can guess which of those is worth discussing today.

Von's latest escapade involved citations for speeding and driving with a suspended license last week.

Miller avoided arrest thanks to the presence of his dad, who was permitted to take the wheel from there.

The moralizers on radio and Twitter will use this latest tidbit to conclude that Von is a terrible human being and a thug.

But we're not going to get too excited over a minor traffic infraction, and it's hard to envision the league office caring either.

At this point, however, no news with Von is good news, and the best we can do is hope it's the last we hear of him until he's prepping to take on the Colts next month.


While John Elway praises the protection by the line on Thursday, it's worth remembering that they allowed three sacks, two hits, and eight hurries on Peyton Manning, according to PFF.

John Fox says not to read too much into who starts at running back, as Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Montee Ball will each see plenty of action each week.

Wes Welker says more and more defenses are faking injuries in an attempt to slow down no-huddle offenses like Denver's.

Duke Ihenacho is pleased with his starting debut but sees plenty of mistakes to clean up.

Danny Trevathan is still facing questions about his premature touchdown celebration.

Wes Welker visited with NFLN's Total Access on Tuesday (video).

Broncos Analysis

Andrew Mason expects the presence of Julius Thomas to continue to help open things up for Denver's receivers.

Jeff Legwold discusses Denver's struggles against tight ends in recent years and checks his Rolodex for a scouting report on Giants tackle Will Beatty.

Mike Klis responds to reader emails.

DRC's debut was among the best performances by a corner in Week 1 according to PFF.

Here's the gameday program cover story on Derek Wolfe from the preseason matchup against Arizona.


The G-Men brought back longtime Giant Brandon Jacobs, who had worked out Tuesday along with old friend Willis McGahee and George Winn; old friend Ryan Torain was also a consideration. Jacobs is expected to be used on passing downs and in short yardage situations.

Fumble-prone RB David Wilson lashed out at Giants fans on Twitter yesterday; CB Terrell Thomas, who will be tasked with covering Wes Welker on Sunday, is coming off back-to-back seasons lost due to ACL surgeries.

Eli Manning says Peyton's recovery from neck surgery was a scary process.

Bill Parcells will receive his HOF ring at halftime on Sunday at the Meadowlands.

League News

The NFL acknowledged two more officiating errors from Week 1, including a key penalty that went against the Chargers and helped the Texans amidst their epic comeback, and a typically silly uniform issue regarind RG3's knee brace.

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $100K for his unquestionably dirty block on Minnesota's John Sullivan; the NFL suspended free agents Tom Zbikowski and Brandon McDonald four games and two games, respectively.

The Oneida Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin will be protesting the blatantly racist name of the Washington team before their game at Green Bay.

Player News

New England placed RB Shane Vereen on short-term IR; he'll be eligible to return a week before the Pats host the Broncos. Meanwhile, the frail Danny Amendola is already banged up and expected to miss Thursday's game against the Jets.

Tampa Bay re-signed old friend Spencer Larsen, who had been with them in camp.

Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have supposedly each wagered an eyebrow over the coming matchup between San Francisco and Seattle.


Jack Moore explores the significance of field position in Denver's demolition of Baltimore.

As Chase Stuart explains, Denver's field position was only 17th best on a per-snap basis. Of course, they took a zillion snaps on Thursday.


Bill Barnwell examines the more questionable coaching decisions of Week 1; Scott Kacsmar on the week's comeback attempts.

Doug Farrar explains how new offensive schemes are already helping Jay Cutler and Reggie Bush in a big way; Bucky Brooks and Sam Monson also detail how the Lions are using Bush.

Judy Battista considers the Packers' unenviable task of facing RG3 a week after getting torched by Kaepernick.

Chris Brown theorizes how Nick Saban might try to contain Johnny Manziel, who handed Alabama their only loss of 2012.


Denver ranks #2 in Mike Tanier's and PFF's power rankings, and in FO's DVOA; Christmas Ape begrudgingly names PMFM his player of the week.

Footage of Wes Welker's first touchdown tops the NFL Films list of best shots from Week 1.

Tanier fast-forwards to the SB halftime acts of the future.

Our thoughts go out to all of those touched by the tragedies of 9/11.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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