The Daily Lard 11-12-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Pat KirwanMike LombardiMike SilverClark Judge, and Peter King preview the week's games: Kirwan wonders if Tebow could run for 100 yards on a frequent basis, Judge is picking the Broncos, and Silver thinks Penn State acted just like the Catholic Church in trying to first protect itself rather than do the right thing. Lombardi thinks the Chargers are suffering from a lack of talent at this juncture. Plus, Judge thinks it's ridiculous that the league scheduled three games for San Diego in 11 days, and it's hard to dispute that.


Notes from Andrew Mason and Jeff Legwold: Wesley Woodyard was limited in practice yesterday - his status for tomorrow is unknown, and Cassius Vaughn is also listed as questionable. Von Miller was fined $15K for his roughing penalty on Carson Palmer, while Aaron Curry and Jarvis Moss were fined $20K and $15K, respectively, for their hits on Tim Tebow.

Legwold says the Broncos used the Zone Read 17 times against Oakland, and he thinks it's way too early to be talking about Denver contending for the division.

More on Denver's use of the Zone Read from Lindsay Jones.

Video of John Fox, Tim Tebow (with Chris Hall for Broncos TV) and several others speaking about tomorrow's game, plus notes and photos from Max Henson.

Here's a podcast of Mike McCoy chatting with Vic & Gary, plus a partial transcription of Tebow's appearance on the Scott Van Pelt Show.

As expected, LB Demorrio Williams will miss tomorrow's game for the Chiefs, while S Jon McGraw and CB Javier Arenas were full practice participants.

Adam Teicher on KC's up-and-down season, plus he grades the team's units at the halfway point.


An 81-year-old woman in Pacific Beach, CA awoke yesterday to find some dumbass Chargers fan passed out on her couch.

Chris Brown explains how Jim Harbaugh has eliminated sight adjustments from the Niners offense to help them become more successful.

Scott Kacsmar offers an in-depth examination of the many game-winning 4Q drives the Pats and Steelers have allowed in recent seasons. Meanwhile, Kevin Braig says that Bill Belichick still knows how to win with defense, but that the always understated factor of luck has gone against his team of late.

Interesting notes from CHFF, including a reminder that Denver is more efficient running the ball than passing.

JJ Cooper's latest Pressure column shows that Zane Beadles and Orlando Franklin are among the 18 players to have been charged with four or more sacks so far this season.

Over at PFF, accuracy numbers take into account drops, throwaways and spikes and show that Tebow has been the league's least accurate QB this season, plus the notable defensive turnarounds by the Texans, Jags and Bengals.

Matt Bowen breaks down the Raiders' game plan against the Chargers and the performance of Carson Palmer.


Here's what Brian Burke's been reading.

Quotes of the week as curated by Rivers McCown for FO.

Bill Simmons responds to emails and takes Denver and the three points, while Unsilent Majority is taking the Chiefs and laying 3.5.

Doug Farrar shares the reactions of several former Nittany Lions to the Sandusky horrors, and Jason Whitlock thinks the federal gov't should investigate PSU's actions.

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