Pats QBs in midseason form

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver's preseason continues tonight with a matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Last week's game at San Francisco was a potential SB preview, and so will be tonight's.

It's still the preseason, but we should expect to see more action from the starters on both offense and defense - perhaps the entire first half.

The biggest question continues to be the identity of Denver's starting center; we continue to think it will ultimately be Ryan Lilja, even if Manny Ramirez starts again tonight.

And of course, will either Ronnie Hillman or Montee Ball grab hold of the starting running back gig?

Will Duke Ihenacho continue to shine? We'll say yes.

Broncos

Rahim Moore still feels that the loss to Baltimore was primarily his fault. Certainly that's great motivation, but John Fox, Matt Prater, Peyton Manning, and Chris Kuper, among others, deserve as much of the blame.

Mike Adams says RB C.J. Anderson was beyond the roster bubble prior to his injury; Paul Klee thinks his sprained knee means Anderson will end up on the practice squad, but that could be quite risky.

Jeff Legwold focuses on Denver's one-year contracts, but really, most deals are essentially just for one year at a time.

Denver will face a nice array of quarterbacks this preseason.

Frank Schwab turns to Terrell Davis's unparalleled postseason stats (best postseason runner ever, duh) to plead his HOF case.

News

San Diego re-signed WR Seyi Ajirotutu; Oakland lost former friend Tracy Porter (groin) and TE David Ausberry (shoulder) last night to injuries; Chicago will add QB Jordan Palmer; Detroit added LB Rocky McIntosh.

KC quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former teammates last night.

Here are all of the preseason's significant injuries.

Tom Brady and the Ultimate Teammate™

Not only is Tom Brady's knee okay, but he went 11-for-12 last night against Tampa Bay with a touchdown to Danny Amendola, while Ryan Mallett added another TD pass.

Meanwhile, Tim Tebow completed just one of seven passes for negative-one yard, including one interception, a skipped pass, and another potential pick or two that were dropped.

Gotta wonder if Adam Kaufman is still confident that Timmy will make the squad, given that he's now 5 of 19 for 54 yards, a pick, and three sacks. Including sack and interception yardage, and rushing yardage, Teebs has netted 71 yards on 32 touches.

Analysis

Andy Benoit and Ben Muth on the Cowboys; Mike Tanier on the Eagles offense; PFF on the Patriots; Drew Magary on the Chargers.

Jason Fitzgerald considers the possibility that Jay Cutler ends up with a $20M/year contract next year.

John Morgan offers up a tremendous piece on biases, which is a good reminder that we probably all overrate everyone wearing a Broncos uniform.

Chris Brown continues his fascinating series of columns on packaged plays.

Chase Stuart discusses the history of NFL offenses that have leaned heavily on multiple tight ends.

Pete Prisco predicts another 13-3 campaign for the Broncos, but a loss to the eventual SB champion Bengals (!) in the divisional round.

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