The Daily Lard 12-25-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! To those of you who are celebrating today, we here at IAOFM would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day, eat well, be safe and please don't drive drunk. As always, thanks so much to all of you for being here - we appreciate your readership.

Broncos/Texans


Chris Hall and Broncos TV preview tomorrow's game.

Eric Studesville spoke with the press yesterday.

Denver listed David Bruton, Brian Dawkins, Darcel McBath, Knowshon Moreno, Kyle Orton and Demaryius Thomas as questionable for tomorrow, while TE Daniel Coats and Eddie Royal are probable.

Mason says to expect Knowshon and Dawkins to play, but not Thomas. Plus, the team is still negotiating with John Elway on his potential role in the organization; Elway says Stanford QB Andrew Luck is "without a doubt" the best prospect for the 2011 Draft and that the Broncos will have to consider selecting him given the option.

Legwold on the greatness of Champ Bailey and his stellar season.

Notes from LJ - to fill the spot vacated by the injured Matt Prater, Denver promoted C Jeff Byers from their practice squad. Plus, Ryan Clady won the team's Ed Block Courage Award.

Klis on Elway's comments from their radio show. Here's the podcast and partial transcription.

Legwold points out that Texans OC Rick Dennison should know the Broncos' entire playbook, having coached their offensive line in 2009.

There's a strong-to-very-strong chance that Houston WR Andre Johnson will not suit up due to an ankle injury.

Richard Justice wonders if Kubes is the guy in Houston who really deserves to get canned. Rather, he's pointing at former Broncos personnel guy Rick Smith, who is currently the Texans' GM.

Holiday Hackery


Legwold regurgitates his latest meme - that the Broncos only have six picks in the draft and that the "cupboard is bare." He also writes that any team with the first overall pick would "have to take (Andrew Luck), no exceptions." Well, unless of course the team thinks it already has its QB of the future...

It's been a terrible year for selling Broncos merch. Well, except for the fact that Tebow has the top-selling jersey in the NFL. But never mind that...

Enemies


The Chefs could clinch the division tomorrow, but they're not uttering the word "playoffs".

How will the Dolts handle the frigid weather of Cincinnati tomorrow?

Jenkins shares some notes on the Dolts.

Can Jokeland handle Peyton Manning?

Trimmings


Lions QB Matthew Stafford has hit IR.

Kyle Shanahan has fired back at Donovan McNabb's agent. The guy's probably still mad the contract he got for McNabb was exposed as a heaping pile of BS.

Andrew Brandt's Christmas wish is for fewer concussions in the NFL.

A team's record often does not reflect the financial worth of the franchise.

Bill Rhoden considers the possibility that the Niners will win the NFC West at 7-9.

Falcons FB Jason Snelling is helping to raise awareness of epilepsy, a disorder from which he suffers.

Mike Silver looks forward to Week 16 and writes a rap dedicated to Sexy Rexy.

PK previews the weekend and says he'd be "shocked if Tebow doesn't throw for 300 (yards)."

Brian Burke shares his reading list of late.

The best of the week in quotes according to FO.

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