The Daily Lard 11-17-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Happy Belated Birthday to Kyle Orton, who turned all of 28 on Sunday. Perhaps it's the neckbeard, or perhaps it's just my incorrect perception, but it seems easy to forget just how young Kyle is. In other words, there's plenty more room on the growth and learning curves for him - hopefully we'll see him continue to improve as a QB over the next 7 games and beyond. FWIW, Kyle ranks third in the NFL in PFR's all-important Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt (ANY/A), which accounts for both interceptions and sacks. Who's ahead of Kyle? Monday night's star Michael Vick, and next Monday's opponent Philip Rivers. Pretty good company.

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Here's the weekly press release for Monday's game.

Congratulations to Kyle Orton, who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts on his 28th birthday.

Meanwhile Tim Tebow is up for Rookie of the Week.

Klis assesses the offensive line.

Arnie Stapleton on the Broncos' revamped line.

Can the Broncos take advantage of the Dolts' disaster-prone special teams unit again?

Legwold thinks we'll be seeing plenty more of Joe Mays, at least until Robert Ayers gets back to health.

Notes on the Broncos, who have not won consecutive games in almost a full calendar year, and who worked out LB JD Folsom yesterday.


Chris Jenkins scouts the Broncos.

Dolts punter Mike Scifres is having a miserable season.

Are the Dolts facing lame-duck status in San Diego?

Dolts owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake in the team.


Losing two straight is nothing compared to what Chefs G Jon Asamoah has been through.

Jerry McDonald transcribed Tom Cable's Monday presser.

Cable has apparently been using movie clips to motivate his team.


The NFLPA has reportedly countered the league's 18-game schedule proposal with their own plan to start OTAs much later and include two bye weeks during the season.

Agent mouthpiece Jason La Canfora claims the Skins are unlikely to use the escape clause in Donovan McNabb's gaudy contract. Why? Because he's trying to save face after reporting that McNabb was getting $40 million in guarantees, only to have it come out later that Washington could quite easily get out of the deal for only $3.5 million. Whoops!

The G-Men have placed WR Ramses Barden on IR and replaced him with WR Derek Hagan.

The Cards will be without starting RT Brandon Keith for the rest of the year.

The Stillers cut K Jeff Reed and picked up K Shaun Suisham instead.

Cincy placed K Mike Nugent on IR and signed K Aaron Pettrey in his place.

Randy Cross recaps the weekend, including Todd Haley's growing pains.

Mike Lombardi explains how Eric Mangini mismanaged the OT clock on Sunday in losing to the Jets.

Matt Bowen on how to blitz.

Exhibiting typical laziness, PK just says the Broncos are "too inconsistent" to content in the West.

Don Banks handicaps the playoff races.

In honor of Michael Vick's insane performance Monday, Brian Burke shows us the best EPA performances since 2000.

Kyle Orton and Knowshon Moreno apparently racked up a lot of DYAR on Sunday.

PFR's Chase Stuart on whether the Jets are really that good.

Ignore the INTs - Jay Cutler is finding confidence! As if that was ever his problem...

Albert Haynesworth is apparently not being paid enough to play hard.

Apparently, human cloning has already been accomplished. First example? Why, Andy Reid, of course!

Here are your TV maps for Week 12's Sunday games.

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