Week 4 Lard @ Tennessee 10-3-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We’re only a few hours from kickoff, and it appears the Broncos will finally be at full strength on the offensive line and in the defensive backfield with the reemergence of Ryan Harris and Andre’ Goodman (after Darcel McBath’s return last week). Let’s hope for a positive turnover differential and for the Broncos to win the field-position battle. Should add up to a Denver victory. Go Broncos!!!


Legwold on Chris Johnson’s lethal speed.

Andrew Mason on how to contain CJ2K. Plus, he asks and answers his own pregame questions.

Ted Bartlett goes all bloviator/regurgitator on us in assessing Broncos/Titans. Hopefully he doesn’t get too comfortable with the new format…

Whew! That didn’t last long. Ted tells us how the Broncos could win today in Tennessee.

Klis and Elway on Cutler and Orton.

LJ helps us learn a bit more about CB Perrish Cox.

Here’s the DP’s scantastic preview.

Dan Pompei considers the transition from college to pros for Vince Young and Tim Tebow. Plus, he’s told the Titans are not so worried about CB Alterraun Verner stepping in for starter Jason McCourty.

PFW is hearing that what determines the 2nd/3rd QB statuses of Brady Quinn and Tebow early this season will be the complexity of the opposing defense, more than the performance of the two in practice.

Woody is already grading the Broncos’ performances, and is for some reason concerned with how Peyton Hillis and Ryan Torain are doing. We were supposed to keep Torain too, now?

Kiszla responds to reader questions. Read at your own peril.


The annual “Time to start playing, Dolts” article from Kevin Acee.

Somehow the fact that Darrius Heyward-Bey has 8 catches in 20 targets means he’s finding success with Bruce Gradkowski at QB. 8 for 20. This would be good in baseball for a hitter, or basketball for a 3-point shooter. But a football WR? Not so much…

Kansas City is finally proud of their Chefs again.


Steelers QB Dennis Dixon is done for the year.

Tampa Bay is happy with the progression of former Bronco Tim Crowder. Apparently, the Seahawks feel the same way about Tyler Polumbus.

Brian Burke’s always-excellent roundup. He thinks the Chefs may be for real.

FO considers the contracts of QBs Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb and Matt Cassel.

CHFF thinks maybe it’s not all so bad for Norv and the Dolts.

Brandon Marshall thinks Sterling Sharpe wasn’t all that. What’s that old saying? Oh yeah, youth is wasted on the young. For those of you who never saw him play, Shay Shay’s big brother was a no-doubt superstar whose career was cut short by a neck injury. He was on a trajectory of being in the conversation for best WR ever, quite frankly.

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