The Daily Lard 12-3-10

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Darcel McBath returned to practice yesterday, albeit in limited fashion. Andre' Goodman, Demaryius Thomas and Brian Dawkins did not practice and are out for Sunday's game in KC.

Later today, the finale of Doc's series on the spread - including the answer to just who Coach Joe is...


NFL Films previews Sunday's game.

Josh McDaniels spoke with the Denver press yesterday.

Mike McCoy, Wink Martindale, Brandon Lloyd and Champ Bailey all spoke with reporters yesterday (Audio).

Joe Mays responds to fans' questions for Broncos TV.

Richard Quinn talks to the mothership about his progress.

LJ on the youth infusion in the Broncos' defensive secondary.

Will Champ be matched up with Dwayne Bowe all game long? Legwold digs into it.

Legwold on the pump fake and Kyle Orton. Man, where have I read an entire article about that before??

Mason on the Broncos' dearth of sacks. Plus, notes from Legwold.

Arnie on what the Broncos are facing this week.

KC native Brandon Lloyd once played in a Pop Warner Super Bowl at Arrowhead.

Klis points out that Tom Brandstater lent Kenny McKinley most of his signing bonus.

Nick Canepa of the SDUT thinks the Broncos got off too lightly in Spygate II. His main reasoning? Sour grapes re:the Patriots.

Easy Eddie Mac's kids are playing in a high school title game at the Big IF on Saturday.


Several Chefs rookies have been thrown into the fire this season.

Notes on the Chefs, who should have Dexter McCluster back on Sunday.

The Chefs have filed tampering charges against the Lions and their own legendary ex-DC Gunther Cunningham.

Apparently, the Dolts' special teams don't suck anymore.

Acee's notes on the Dolts, who many have Ryan Mathews back.

Tim Sullivan thinks the Dolts will stick around in San Diego for awhile.

Tafur's notes on Jokeland. They've added JT O'Sullivan as a third QB since Bruce Gradkowski is done-zo.


Pats G Stephen Neal, Lions K Jason Hanson, Bills DE Dwan Edwards and Bengals DE Antwan Odom all hit IR yesterday.

Big Ben has a small break in his foot.

The UFL has cut down their transfer fee.

Jack Bechta points out that a lockout next year will hamper the 2011 draftees and their learning process.

Wow. Andre Johnson was mic'ed up for Sunday's beatdown of Cortland Finnegan. Fantabulous.

Former NFL center LeCharles Bentley thinks Peyton Hillis has had to overcome the stigma of being a white RB to find success. Really? Wow. (Thanks, BroncosLady!)

Brandon Marshall has scored only 1 touchdown this season for Miami. Perhaps it's because he's too busy worrying about what he'll do once he gets to the end zone...

Will Mark Sanchez prove he can play well in the cold, wind, rain and snow? We'll find out over the next few weeks.

Pat Kirwan previews Week 13. So does Randy Cross.

Brian Burke's game probabilities don't look so hot for the Broncos.

Ben Muth breaks down the stretch play which helped make Terrell Davis the greatest postseason RB in history.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is going to make a push for better football helmets.

The CU Buffs are reportedly hiring Skins TE coach John Embree to take over their program, with Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy to be his OC.

The NYT Magazine takes a close look at Chip Kelly and the Oregon offense.

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