The Daily Lard 9-29-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There isn’t anything important for me to share with you in terms of injuries (surely that news will come later today), so I’d like to address some website-related stuff. We are now in our third week here at IAOFM, and frankly we’re having a lot of fun with it so far. TJ, Em and I are all quite grateful for your readership; it’s been a joy to reconnect with so many old friends, and to make new ones. Thank you for being here, and please tell your fellow Broncos fans about us if you haven’t already. Please follow us on Twitter @IAOFM and Facebook, and if your friends are on those networks, we’d appreciate if you’d share the info with them. Since we’re a brand new site working without the power of a larger network, we are relying upon you, our most loyal readers, to help spread the word on us. We also appreciate all of the great feedback you’ve already given us - your encouragement and your suggestions on how we can improve are equally meaningful. We will only get better with time, and we’re working on sprucing up the look of the site. Thanks again for being here!


DB - Here’s the key info from the Broncos’ weekly press release, along with a link to download the release in its entirety.

OMF - Ted Bartlett explores the importance of staying the course. Well, as in the importance of it to people who can’t admit when they were wrong. Plus, he explains why it’s okay that Peyton Hillis is doing well in Cleveland and that he’s not a Bronco (not a good blocker, which is important to McD). As a bonus, Josina Anderson shows she’s not that smart.

DP - Mike Klis tries to figure out why the Broncos haven’t been able to run the ball as well as they throw it. Obviously, it’s McD’s fault.

DP - Klis points us toward a strange bit of history the Broncos’ passing game has set. While it’s a silly bit of trivia, it does at least point to the depth of Denver’s WRs and the beauty of an offense that spreads it around. Now, they’re better prepared than ever for injury or holdout at the position.

DP - According to McDaniels, the backup QB job is up for grabs this week; it’s not only a matter of the game plan.

MD - Dan Gronkowski was both the #2 tight end and the backup fullback on Sunday, which mattered when Spencer Larsen got hurt.

DP - Legwold explains to a young reader that the Broncos need to take care of business within the AFC West before they’ll be SB contenders.

DB - The Broncos hosted a youth football symposium that focused on player safety, especially in terms of treating concussions.


A position change has had Tamba Hali getting after quarterbacks in a big way.

Dolts LB Larry English had foot surgery and will be out for awhile.


Brandon Stokley has already landed on his feet, joining Ben Hamilton, Tyler Polumbus and Bubble Screen Bates in Seattle.

Trent Edwards was claimed by the Jaguars.

Pat Kirwan looks at the Colts and their WR factory.

Don Banks checks out the biggest surprises of the season’s first three weeks.

Randy Cross thinks the Chefs will cool off, while he’s not sure the same fate will befall the Bears and Steelers.

Here’s Peter King’s weekly mailbag. Andrew Brandt does the same.

Kyle Orton’s prolific, yet uneven performance put him at 8th for the week in DYAR among QBs. Meanwhile, the Broncos are still in the bottom half of the league in terms of DVOA.

Mike Lombardi revisits the impact of Mike McCarthy’s late challenge on a clear fumble Monday night.

Matt Bowen breaks down the Saints’ 80-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Lance Moore.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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