The Daily Lard 12-10-10

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Matt Prater joined Andre' Goodman and Darcel McBath on the list of limited participants, due to a groin injury. Russ Hochstein and Jamal Williams returned to practice after missing Wednesday's for non-injury reasons. I'm sorry the Lard has been so sporadic in terms of timing this week; I was out of town until last night. Great time to get out of dodge, right? All will be back to normal come Monday. As always, thanks for being here and helping us make IAOFM a joy to produce. We appreciate your readership, and for "Liking" us and our posts on Facebook - every click gets the word out!


NFL Films previews Sunday's game.

Eric Studesville met with the press yesterday.

Champ Bailey spoke to reporters from the locker room.

Eric Decker responds to fans' questions for Broncos TV.

Gray Caldwell interviews Kyle McCarthy for the mothership.

Andrew Mason wrote a couple pieces on Mike McCoy, who will be calling the offensive plays from here on out. First, he covers McCoy's background and then considers what changes he'll be making.

LJ also wrote up McCoy's comments on the offense going forward.

Legwold on the odd situation McCoy and Josh McDaniels' other handpicked coaches now find themselves in.

Pat Graham on Champ Bailey's continued stellar play.

Graham on Studesville, who was so stunned by the offer to take over the Broncos that he called his wife before accepting.

Legwold says Denver went with Studesville to help their failing image.

Legwold's notes on the Broncos.

Klis goes over the best defensive players Denver may have a shot at, should they all enter the draft.

Kiszla demands that Pat Bowlen assure us Champ will be back.

Kent Somers' notes on the Cards, who are still expected to start rookie John Skelton at QB.

Paola Bolvin profiles Skelton, the rare NFL QB who played college ball in the Bronx (Fordham University)!

Here's an AP story on the Cards' QB situation.

The Cardinals are running the ball more efficiently this year, if not very much.

Dan Bickley on the Cards' miserable season.


Notes on the Chefs, who have yet to announce who will start at QB for them on Sunday.

That said, it sure looks like it'll be Brodie Croyle.

Will Vincent Jackson make a difference for the Dolts come Sunday?

Notes on the Dolts, who just avoided another local blackout.

Jokeland is prepping for an early start in Jacksonville by practicing earlier.

Jerry McDonald's notes on Jokeland.


Pat Kirwan scopes out Week 14.

Jack Bechta on what underclassmen consider when looking towards the draft, plus their lockout concerns.

Mike Martz has dumbed down his offense this season(for his stubborn, petulant and turnover-prone QB).

Brian Burke breaks down via Win Probability how much each facet of a football game really counts.

CHFF says Studesville lucked out by getting his interim gig the week Denver faces Arizona.

Mike Tanier is going with Denver in his weekly picks.

KSK celebrates Manningfacemas.

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