Good Morning, Broncos fans! Poor Brady Quinn.
Dude's finally getting another crack at the Chiefs' top QB gig, four weeks after having suffered a concussion one quarter into his start against the Raiders. But at least he'll be playing behind a decent offensive line that's been around league-average in terms of allowing sacks, right?
Not so much.
Kansas City will most likely be without starting left tackle Branden Albert for tomorrow's game, in which case third-round rookie Donald Stephenson would start in his place. Ryan Lilja and Jon Asamoah are questionable, but it sounds like they'll play.
Stephenson has only seen 82 snaps this season, but has already allowed two sacks, two hits, and another hurry. And he's not faced anyone remotely close to the skill level of Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.
Mike Harris was last week's Von Miller Rookie Turnstile. Tomorrow, it's gonna be Stephenson.
Gonna be a long day, Rook.
Videos: John Fox speaks after practice, from which Chris Hall reports for BTV; the Playbook guys discuss the matchup, and wow - look at how much space the WR screens can create when the Broncos fake those same plays.
Denver released Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad but intends to re-sign him next week.
It's no accident that Von Miller has been rushing quarterbacks with the same level of success as the late Derrick Thomas, since he modeled himself after the HOFer and wears #58 in his honor. Perhaps Von can reprise Thomas's seven-sack performance from 1990, and did you know the Chiefs actually lost that game? Meanwhile, Von says he owns about 30 pairs of eyeglasses.
To the surprise of nobody, the Broncos have gotten the ball to their tight ends plenty this season, a year after the position was ignored in the passing game.
Legwold revisits the McDaniels/Xanders drafts of 2009 and 2010 and suggests that J.D. Walton may have a fight on his hands to regain the starting center gig next season.
San Diego placed LT Jared Gaither on IR and will promote Kevin Haslam from their practice squad to replace him. The team will also be without Eddie Royal and Larry English tomorrow against Baltimore, and left guard Tyronne Greene is likely out as well.
It'll be hard for Oakland to get off the mat with Richard Seymour, Darren McFadden, and Mike Goodson out for the third straight week.
C.J. Moore predicts a 38-9 Denver victory.
The NFL will review Ndamukong Suh's kick to the nuts of Matt Schaub, and they will consider his history of dirty play when they do so.
Giants safety Kenny Phillips notched a rare appeal victory in getting a $30K unnecessary roughness fine overturned.
Since it wants people to think it doesn't condone betting, the NFL canceled an NFLN interview that had promoted a movie that features gambling on the NFL. And now, back to the week's injury reports...
Peter King thinks he thinks that the NFL is going to soon make the chop block illegal.
Doug Farrar and Greg Cosell (podcast), Brian McIntyre, Benjamin Hoffman, Mike Lombardi, Clark Judge, and John Clayton preview the week's games; Judge thinks it's not yet time for the Niners to switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick.
Here are the top prospects Bucky Brooks will be watching out for today.
So, which of these blocks is illegal?