Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Let's Beat Those Cowboys!

Heading into week 4 the Dallas Cowboys are 2-1, the Denver Broncos are 3-0. This is the most important game of the year for the Broncos, and maybe even the Cowboys. The Broncos had a nice Pre-Season, now the season starts. But this is more than just a big game, more than loose and everybody says "I told you so" more than win and in or loose and out. This is more than are the Broncos real or not, this is fan pride. I have two best friends. Both like the Cowboys, and one bleeds Silver and Blue, if you get my drift. We will cheer for each others team, but at the rare moment we face each other all that matters is bragging rights! A few Thanksgivings' ago we faced the Cowboys, and won, my friend, Vince, is eager for pay back. I look to get two consecutive bragging victories. While Demarcus Ware is eager to get his first sack of 2009. Coming of a record 2008 season Ware is yet to record a sack, he'll be up against Ryan Clady, who is yet in his career to let up a whole sack. So I'm sure a few people will be keeping an eye on that match-up. Under center Kyle Orton has played mistake free football, the Cowboys will look to change that after getting a two pick game last week against the Panthers. Buckhalter and Moreno will have to have a fumble/mistake free game to give the Broncos a chance. Last week Buckhalter fumbled and the Raiders recovered. Luckily for the Broncos the Raiders stink enough, and our defense was good enough that it was not costly. But against the Cowboys things will be different. The Broncos defense will need to get pressure on Tony Homo (opps, typo I guess, Romo) to succeed, against the Giants Romo was pressured and tossed 3 INT's. Last week Russell was pressured by the Broncos and threw 2 picks. Dumervil is coming off back-to-back multiple sack games, the Broncos need him to continue to get pressure against the Cowboys. I am hoping the Broncos will continue to use Brandon Marshall inside the hash marks like last week where he had much success. This is a big game for the Broncos, and Cowboys, and me. Go Broncos!!!

Igor Olshansky had some dirty things to say after the Broncos beat the Chargers. Igor a former Bolt, now a Cowboy, is not a big fan of the Broncos, I'd keep an eye on him.

Celebrating 50 Years Of Bronco Football, Fact #10

As we continue to celebrate 5o years of Denver Broncos football, here is today's Bronco fun fact:
Not surprisingly, Terrell Davis (1995-2002) holds the Broncos' career record of 12 rushing touchdowns in the postseason. Quarterback John Elway is second on the list with 6.

Injury Update:

Stokley was limited, Ryan Harris, and Ben Hamilton were out, as were Larsen, Alphonso Smith and Hillis. While the Cowboys' CB Hamlin, LB Johnson, RB Jones did not participate, Barber limited. T Adams, LB Ware, LB Williams had full participation. Overall not good news. Broncos will have to battle through this.

Congrats Pratter (Pray-ter)

Matt Prater has been an integral piece behind the Broncos’ 3-0 start, and the rest of the league has taken notice.

Prater will be named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September, the Broncos were informed on Wednesday. It is the first such award of his NFL career, and marks the first time since October 2005 (punter Todd Sauerbrun) that a Bronco has won the award.

Prater’s recognition is also only the fourth time a Denver player has received the nomination since it was initiated by the NFL in 1993.

Prater was near perfect on his September field goals, making 7-of-9 attempts, including all three of kicks from 40 or more yards. Only three other AFC kickers made all their kicks from that distance, and Prater was also a perfect 5 of 5 on extra point attempts.

Beyond putting points on the board, Prater helped set the tone in the field position game for the Broncos No. 1 defense. He booted 13-of-15 September kickoffs into the end zone, with seven going for touchbacks. With those kicks, the Broncos lead the AFC in lowest average opponent starting position (20.6-yd. line) and total defense (214.7 yds. per game)

Practice Pictures

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Game Highlights

My bud milehighfootball just posted the game highlights, they are late, but still great:

Some 'D' In Denver

The Broncos defense is second in pass yards allowed, and it has only allowed 1 touchdown. They are first in yards-per-game, and with 5 INT's, and 10 sacks, the Broncos are looking like the Orange Crush. The average pass completion against Denver is 5.5 yards! And the Crush has allowed only 644 total yards (compare to our 1123). These are some nice stats. The arrival of Brian Dawkins has helped, and Mike Nolan plays a large part as well.But new-comers are not all that's on the 'D' side of the ball. End Kenny Peterson, DB Champ Bailey, LB/DE Elivs Dumervil, and D.J. Williams all played last year. But the team did not mesh together like this year. Nose Tackle Roland Fields, and End Ryan McBean are a nice pare to go along with Peterson. While backers, Andre Davis, Williams, Haggan, Wesley Woodyard, and Doom fit perfect backing up the front 3. And our secondary should get some love, Goodman, and Hill each picked of Jamarcus last week, and we all know about Champ and Dawkins. If not for good coverage Elvis would not have 6 sacks. Head Coach McDaniels gave the 'D' some love:
"[The defense is] playing terrifically. We are playing fundamental football, and we are trying to do it for four quarters. . . . Just a total team effort, and the defense certainly played a big part of it."

It is only week 4, but if they continue like this against Dallas no one could doubt the Orange Crush is back. One thing that could the Broncos on Sunday is the Cowboys beat up backfield.

Moreno, Buckhalter Up For Awards!

Knowshon Moreno is nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week after his 21-carry, 90-yard, one-touchdown performance on Sunday. His teammate in the backfield, Correll Buckhalter, is nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week after notching his first 100-yard rushing game as a Bronco, finishing with 14 carries for 108 yards.

Moreno is nominated along with Donald Brown of the Indianapolis Colts, Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings, Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets and Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions. To vote for Moreno click here.
Buckhalter is up against New Orleans’ Pierre Thomas and Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew. Buckhalter’s 108 rushing yards marked the second-highest total in the AFC for the week, and the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career. To vote for Buckhalter click here.

Celebrating 50 Years Of Broncos Football, Fun Fact #9

As we continue to celebrate 5o years of Denver Broncos football, here is today's Bronco fun fact:
Quarterback John Elway (1983-1998) started more postseason games (21) than anyone else in Broncos' history. Steve Atwater(1989-1998) is next on the list with 14.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Celebrating 50 Years Of Bronco Football, Fun Fact #8

As we continue to celebrate 5o years of Denver Broncos football, here is today's Bronco fun fact:
Lional Taylor caught 100 passes for the Broncos in 1961. It was 39 years before another Denver players reached the century mark in receptions, and then two players did it in the same season. Ed McCaffrey had 101 catches, in 2000, while Rod Smith added 100 that year.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Week 3 In Pixs

Broncos 23 Raiders 3

More On The Game:

I love me some 'D' in Denver! McFadden had three fumbles in the game and now has seven in 16 career games, and Russell had only 61 yards passing yards! He had 2 interceptions, and was sacked by Elvis twice! The Broncos only allowed 3 points! That's 16 points in 3 games - #1 in the NFL! Orton looked good, he threw away balls, instead of forcing. And had a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall! While Buckhalter had over 100 rush yards, Moreno looked wicked good, with about 90 and a TD. Tho Hillis was injured and we are yet to hear how he is. It was a good game overall, but I'd still like to see 7 instead of field goals. Dawkins again was incredible, with only 3 tackles, but he recovered a huge fumble inside the Broncos 5 yard line. Denver looked good blowing away the over matched Raiders. Great game, moving on to Dallas. View more photos of the game on our facebook page! More coming.


The Broncos went to Oakland and beat up Jamarcus Russell and the Raiders. Winning 23-3. More coming.

Broncos_Raiders PreGame Photos

Broncos_Raiders Rival

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Style In Denver

Apparently P.J.'s are the new thing with receivers, check it:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Injury Update

Friday Injury Report:
INJURY REPORT Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders -- Sept. 27, 2009
Denver Broncos Out: LB/FB Spencer Larsen (Shoulder)
Questionable: RB Knowshon Moreno (Groin); DL Le Kevin Smith (Knee); WR Brandon Stokley (Thigh)
Probable: S Josh Barrett (Shoulder); WR Jabar Gaffney (Finger); LB Mario Haggan (Knee); G Ben Hamilton (Hamstring); G Chris Kuper (Ankle); QB Kyle Orton (Right Finger)

Oakland Raiders Out: G Robert Gallery (Fibula); WR Nick Miller (Shin); WR Chaz Schilens (Foot)
Doubtful: S Hiram Eugene (Calf)
Probable: CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Wrist); WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (Shoulder); LB Kirk Morrison (Elbow); DE Richard Seymour (Knee)

Bad news fans, Frank Schwab reports; "Stokley is also questionable with the thigh injury. Hamilton is probable." While, Moreno had "no participation" at practice today. The good news Hamilton is okay. This will hurt the Broncos. But also may cause them to use Hillis more, I know some fans would love that.

Eddie Royal

Eddie Royal has become a Bronco fan favorite overnight (i.g. after last year's amazing rookie season.) Proof? His facebook page has over 9,200 fans on his facebook (me among them) and 7,181 followers on his twitter! Check 'em out, and fan him. But fans are concerned, his production this year has gone down. Teams now know of his explosiveness, and are doubling him up in coverage, and keeping eyes on him. Should we been concerned for Royal's numbers and impact? Nah, it's week 3 people, and Orton has thrown the ball to many targets, the Broncos are spreading the ball, and defences around. Teams won't always be able to foucus on Royal, and when they don't they'll be burned. Royal is also opening things up for our run game, and helping others get open by drawing coverage. He may not get 100 grabs or 1,000 yards, but he'll have a big affect on the NFL again this year. Watch out Raiders.(Photo, Getty Images)

Celebrating 50 Years Of Broncos Football, Fun Fact #7

As we continue to celebrate 5o years of Denver Broncos football, here is today's Bronco fun fact:
While with the Colts in 2004, wide receiver Brandon Stokley posted career best of 68 catches, 1,077 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns.