The Daily Lard 10-14-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! In addition to the players who have already been ruled out (Brian Dawkins, Robert Ayers, Andre’ Goodman, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard), Knowshon Moreno and Demaryius Thomas did not practice due to injury. Andre Brown missed practice due to illness, while Mario Haggan and Spencer Larsen were limited participants. The Broncos added LB Lee Robinson to the practice squad. Robinson had been a 2009 UDFA signee for Denver before being on the practice squads of the Cards and Bucs.

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Josh McDaniels and Kyle Orton met with the press yesterday.

In the locker room, Mario Haggan and Daniel Graham spoke to reporters (Audio).

LJ wraps up McDaniels’ presser. Plus, notes from Legwold.

Andrew Mason assesses the injury situation.

Legwold considers how the Broncos might defense Jets TE Dustin Keller personnel-wise.

Elvis Dumervil says everything was above board in accused agent Gary Wichard’s recruitment of him.

Legwold on Alphonso Smith and his quick departure from Denver, plus how Champ Bailey’s contract situation may or my not relate to it. You know, it’s one thing to admit and own your mistakes. It’s another to diagnose them a bit prematurely…

Klis looks at Mark Sanchez, how interested the Broncos were in the QB last year, and Tim Tebow.

Kiszla on player agents and their dirty dealings.

Woodrow’s mailbag. Topic? Josh McDaniels’ gameday attire. Seriously.

John Elway and a business partner apparently invested $15 million in the alleged Ponzi scheme first reported on yesterday.

Jets CB Darrelle Revis said playing hurt on MNF felt like “running on one leg.” Plus, non-starters for the Jets starred on Monday.

Toni Monkovic wonders if the Jets should even bother playing Revis.

Greg Bishop thinks McDaniels and Orton sound really bummed over the phone about the lack of a running game.

Doug Farrar looks at an interesting play the Jets ran against the Dolphins a few weeks ago.


Here is a BEAUTIFUL video of a dejected Dolts fan watching his pathetic team lose to Jokeland on Sunday, courtesy of his mom.

Lots of news from San Deeahhgo. Firstly, they placed LB Shawne Merriman on short-term IR, which means he’ll be released soon, once healthy. How many annoying puns do you think that will generate along the lines of the lights going out on Lights Out in SD?

WR Vincent Jackson is reportedly going to report to the Dolts in order to accrue his final season before free agency.

Former holdout LT Marcus McNeill got paid, $24.5 million in guarantees as part of a five-year extension.

Finally, the Dolts have a revolving door at long snapper.

Some notes on the Chefs.

QB Bruce Gradkowski did not practice yesterday, while RB Darren McFadden and OG Robert Gallery did.


I put this in Week 1 but somehow have missed it since. No longer. Here’s the CBS map for where the Broncos will be on TV locally on Sunday. Unfortunately, we get Dierdorf…

Former Broncos RB Mike Bell was traded by the Iggles to Cleveland for RB Jerome Harrison, who doesn’t like being stuck behind another former Broncos RB on the depth chart who I won’t name today.

The Vikings added CB Frank Wright.

Sounds like the Packers will place TE Jermichael Finley on IR.

If you hadn’t heard, Big Ben is back.

Unfortunately, Mike Lombardi does not consider that there’s a big difference in the success rates of onside kicks that are a surprise versus those that are expected, in evaluating Todd Haley’s call on Sunday.

Andrew Brandt wonders how his pal Favruh and his purported pervert pecker pics will affect the NFL’s conduct policy.

Meanwhile, Favruh got hit in said pecker during practice. Funny video, especially because it’s him.

Brian Burke’s efficiency ratings saw the Broncos creep up from 20th to 19th this week.

Meanwhile, the Broncos drop to #23 on Mike Silver’s less scientific weekly rankings.

KSK’s best captions from Week 5.

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