The Daily Lard 11-13-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As Dave Krieger stresses in his column today, one of the keys to the potential success of the zone read is that defenses are not used to facing it. Krieger reminds us that teams like Miami, Tennessee and Atlanta have gone to the Wildcat or a version of the option in recent years to compensate for a less-than-stellar passing game. As usual, the key today will be whether Tim Tebow can keep the Chiefs defense honest with his arm, and if he can exploit enough of the single-coverage matchups he's sure to see. If so, Tebow will have his third road victory of the season, he'll be above .500 as an NFL starter, and the Broncos will be just a game out of first place in the AFC West. We'll see what happens...


Andrew Mason shares his five keys to the game today, plus he wraps up the first half of Denver's season.

Scouting reports on the game from Jeff Legwold of the DP and Adam Teicher for the KC Star.

John Elway and Brian Xanders were in attendance for Arizona/CU primarily to scout Wildcats QB Nick Foles.

Mike Klis offers his first half awards for the Broncos, calling Tebow Denver's MVP. I'd say it's been Britton Colquitt.

Lindsay Jones shares a Q&A with rookie CB Chris Harris.

Klis examines the NFL's history of featuring unconventional offensive plays.

Mark Kiszla is already starting to change his mind (maybe) on Josh McDaniels, thanks to the recent success of Denver's 2010 draftees.

Terry Frei checks in with some of Denver's other sports stars for their perspective on Tebow.

A slew of Broncos notes via USA Today. (Thanks, NDbronco!)

Max Henson previews the game, plus a Q&A with Steve Tasker.

Sam Mellinger on the Chiefs' inconsistency, plus Kent Babb on the divisiveness of Tim Tebow.


Eagles WR DeSean Jackson missed a ST meeting yesterday, and he'll miss today's game versus the Cards as punishment.

Here's what Matt Bowen will be looking for from today's games.

In his Sunday column, Dan Pompei checks in on the revitalized Willis McGahee via Denver RB coach Eric Studesville.

AFC and NFC Whispers via PFW.

Eli Kaberon revisits the season's five 20+ point comebacks.

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