Orange Sunday Lard 10-17-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver made two sets of roster moves yesterday, adding LB Kevin Alexander and S Kyle McCarthy from the practice squad, making room for them by cutting T D’Anthonty Batiste and RB Andre Brown. Brown’s release could mean that the team is feeling good about Knowshon Moreno’s health. If you’re going to the game, wear orange, and if you’re sitting in the first level, please actually stand up and make some noise when you’re supposed to. This does not include the times if/when the Broncos go for it on fourth down. But you know that, right? (note: This is all rhetorical in nature and an attempt at humor, however poor. Clearly, our readers are well-educated in the football department, among many other topics. They know when to cheer, how loudly to do so, and will clearly be wearing orange if they’re at the Big IF today. Quite frankly, they wouldn’t be reading this site otherwise…)


Broncos TV previews the game.

Andrew Mason answers his own questions in looking ahead to today’s game.

Klis shares an excellent profile on Jets coach Rex Ryan, who gave Wink Martindale his first big coaching chance (at Notre Dame).

LJ gets a few questions in with LB Joe Mays. Plus, some notes.

Here’s the DP’s scan-tabulous game preview.

By adding Kyle McCarthy to the 53-man roster, the Broncos now have five Notre Dame alumni on the squad.

Woody wants to compare Rex Ryan and Josh McDaniels. I’d prefer to point out the gulf between the talent the two coaches inherited when they took their jobs.

More on the Broncos’ long-gone home field advantage, this time by Klis.

Kiszla encourages the haters in his mailbag. I don’t even know why I link to this garbage…

Chase Stuart thinks Mark Sanchez & Co. are going to start giving the ball away at some point. How about today?!?! Good news is that Sanchez still doesn’t complete very many passes.

Apparently, Jets center Nick Mangold is quite the oenophile.

Manish Mehta on the Jets’ two-headed rushing attack.

Evidently, Revis isn’t just fast on the football field.


Teicher compares the Chefs and the Texans, who play today. Of course, the Chefs were originally the Dallas Texans when the AFL was formed.

Acee thinks Philip Rivers’ magic is missing. Except the guy’s got a 105.4 QB rating. Really, how much more can he do?

Here’s what Chris Jenkins is looking for as the Dolts play the Lambs today.

Previewing the Battle of the Bay between Jokeland and the Niners.


Dan Pompei is hearing that Panthers WR Steve Smith may be traded before Tuesday’s trade deadline. I’m sure Bleacher Report will have him going to any of 15 teams by tomorrow. Plus, he hears that the Sea Chickens dealt Deion Branch because they’re happy with Brandon Stokley. Glad to hear that, of course. Plus, Pompei compares Champ Bailey and Darrelle Revis.

The Giants have signed kicker Shayne Graham.

Brett Favruh will meet with NFL security next week as they investigate his sexting. Do you think they’ll um, compare the pictures Jenn Sterger received to the um, Real McCoy to see if there’s a match. Come on, you were thinking it too, and I’m sure there will be plenty of columns this week posing the same question.

Tony Scheffler will be in Detroit for a while, if you care about that sort of thing.

Matt Bowen is wondering if a few QBs will step up today.

Carson Cistulli looks at the Dolts and their enigmatic season through the prism of expected points and win probability. Basically, the gist is that not only have the Dolts been very unlucky, but they’re actually really good and should be dominating. As for the Broncos, they’ve been a bit unlucky but their expected points for/allowed does not paint a pretty picture.

Luis DeLoureiro checks out the best stats that CHFF has to offer in correlating to wins.

FO takes us through the week in quotes.

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

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