Good Morning, Broncos fans! I got a bit of a late start today, and since our good friend Ted Bartlett has plenty of rational commentary on where the Broncos stand with Josh McDaniels, let's just see what he has to say. Read that, and then come on back for the news.
As far as injuries, McDaniels announced yesterday that Demaryius Thomas and Andre' Goodman would again be out on Sunday, and Brian Dawkins will likely also miss the trip to Kansas City with a knee injury. Darcel McBath may return again, and Joe Mays is a bit banged up.
Josh McDaniels met with the press yesterday.
Here is Thomas George's FanHouse article with Bowlen's statement that McDaniels will be back in 2011.
Klis' article on Bowlen/McDaniels, which quotes Bowlen as saying he'll evaluate the team after the season. Anyone else find it strange that sites like the DP will cite another website like FanHouse but not actually link to them? Seems to be poor journalistic etiquette, especially since George is a former DP writer himself.
Arnie also covers the Bowlen/McDaniels story. Same criticism here - yes, journalism is cutthroat, but this practice is just so parochial...
Woody says the Broncos should hire John Elway to run their football operations. He cites an "impeccable source" (Elway himself?) that #7 would be interested. Well, if he'd be more like Ozzie Newsome than Matt Millen, then sure. But who knows?
Correll Buckhalter appeared on CBS4 yesterday and said the Broncos just aren't executing well.
Legwold points out that Kyle Orton has great company among QBs who are struggling on third downs this season.
Klis responds to questions in his mailbag. Plenty of Spygate II questions, of course. Klis makes a good case that McDaniels really didn't order the walkthrough recording...
Legwold strangely writes the same column Woody did last week about playing Tebow against Houston to sell tickets, and doesn't even bother to acknowledge his colleague.
Steve Scarnecchia stopped by Dove Valley yesterday, apparently to drop off his team-issued cellphone.
LJ's notes on the Chefs.
Handshake Haley refused to answer questions about Spygate II.
Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe have been on fire of late.
Déjà vu all over again for San Diego in December?
Acee's notes - Vincent Jackson was injured Friday in practice - not during Sunday's game.
Jokeland is learning that while you can strictly run and beat a team like the Broncos, it doesn't work against better teams.
Among Corkran's notes, QB Bruce Gradkowski has a separated shoulder.
Niners RB Frank Gore is reportedly done for the year.
Vince Young is having thumb surgery.
Mike Lombardi examines the playoff contenders and where they stand.
Pat Kirwan does the same.
Say, what's with all the short guys thriving around the league today?
Andy Barall analyzes the chances of the new HOF candidates who are now semifinalists.
In a story that will be of particular interest to our own Doc Bear, Greg Bishop profiles the NFL's traveling acupuncturist.
As always, KSK interprets PK's MMQB.
Cards QB Derek Anderson went nuts during his postgame presser last night.