August 7, 2009

Moreno Signs and RB Overview


After eight days of a contract holdout Knowshon Moreno has finally signed a contract. The contract is for five years worth 23 million that includes a guarantee of nearly $13 million. Moreno is a running back from the University of Georgia selected by the Broncos with the No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft. Moreno has now tied the longest rookie holdout since 1997, when Cory Dillard a fourth-round safety from Ball State, held out for eight days. Gillard wound up signing a three-year, $723,000 contract on the night of the Broncos' first preseason game. Shortly after Gillard was cut a few weeks later. That year the Broncos won their first superbowl in franchise history.


Look for Ryan Torain a second year player to challenge rookie Knowshon Moreno for carries this season. Ryan Torain was injured all throughout last years Broncos season and is being given a second chance to prove that he can be a successful running back in the NFL. So far Torain has been a complete stud in training camp running with the first team offense. Other running backs currently on the roster are Correll Buckhalter, Lamont Jordan, Darius Walker and FB Peyton Hillis.




Buckhalter is a pretty good veteran back that is an all around back, he can do it all. He has shown glimpses in training camp that he can be a solid veteran back up for the Broncos. Now Lamont Jordan has bounced around with a couple teams in the past couple years, formally with the Patriots last year. He has also had problems with lack of preparation and discipline in his previous years, but has come out and said that he is focused this season. Jordan is battling Buckhalter for a backup spot and goal line duties.




Darius Walker will probably be the odd man out of the Broncos roster this year seeing that he has not looked impressive in Denver. Peyton Hillis is currently penciled in at FB for the Broncos and that should not change unless by injury. Hillis will most likely see his share of carries this season seeing he has had a spectacular training camp. I expect Head Coach Josh McDaniels to keep 4 running backs this season and FB Peyton Hillis. Moreno, Torain, Buckhalter, and Jordan will most likely make the team with Walker getting cut.

200 comments:

  1. 1st ha i beat princess to it again. Ha Ha Ha, i win again.

    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13017408

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  2. Just me here and I gotta step out for a bit.

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  3. gotta go to, im eating, back in bit.

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  4. Dave has great knowledge of the Broncos and has writes great articles and has terrific insight. He lets his emotions control him to much at times. And the emails he send are awesome.

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  5. And one last thing before I go, Champ, why isn't you're name under the followers?

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  6. Ok I read your story now 80. Nice work.

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  7. thanks man, its my first article to.

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  8. Sept 1 will be very interesting when cuts start happening.

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  9. Bronco#80, forgot to tell you, great article for youre first time.

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  10. thanks Doc, ive been thinking about our WR. We have Marshall, Royal, Gaffney, Stokley, Mckinley, Lolyd, and Chad Jackson. Who stays and who goes, they are all great WRs, to bad we cant keep them all.

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  11. I think Lloyd will probably go. I haven't been hearing great news about him in training camp.

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  12. yeah, but then we keep 6 recivers, i think well keep 5.

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  13. hey doc did we ever decide on team defense or IDP in the fantasy football league?

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  14. Lloyd and Jackson wont make it

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  15. Im here. Jazzy, what league?

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  16. hey chris, and i think hes talking about FF, you guys are in the same league you guys started on DB.com with Yahoo

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  17. torain atv is the owner of the league. you would have to talk to him. I think he decided on IDP

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  18. hey Chris is there an opening in that league, has someone droped out or something?

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  19. unfortunately not. we are at the max 20 teams. but its ok, I will be able to beat you in the league at the true fans site.

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  20. yeah right, but do me a favor and if someone drops out or something shoot me an e-mail or something. Alright.

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  21. are you a big fantasy player?

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  22. i dont know, its actually my first year playin, but im really excited and im already in 3 leagues.

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  23. Mcdenver says Moreno is still in the mix for the starting tailback job even though hes already missed 12 training camp practices. good news.

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  24. hey so how long have you been apart of the site dbtruefans.blogspot.com?

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  25. I've been apart for about 6 months. This to is my first year of fantasy football. I've done so much research and so many mock drafts, I study more on this then I would study for school.

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  26. I'll be back in 30 mins.

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  27. Its been 30 mins. you lied to me chris.

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  28. What up guys, can't hang long got football training, did you check out the vids I put in my article.

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  29. Good to see, we are nothing special but that is the local teams here in Canberra.

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  30. Im back. sorry I was 40 mins.

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  31. so, who's watching the game sunday?

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  32. me, i say buffalo is gunna take it.

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  33. of course. I watch any game I can.

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  34. Not really interested in that game but bills probably win it.

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  35. yeah. the bills. i love the hof game. it gets me so pumped for the season.

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  36. I hate all preseason games unless its the Broncos or the 49ers.

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  37. Lucky they play each other than Doc, anyway got training, catch you guys later.

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  38. I don't like watching the niners loose. their my second favorite team. but the good part is the Broncos game will be televised in my area.

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  39. later Aussie. what happened to #80?

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  40. so from earlier,


    dave quit 5 sites?????

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  41. ya. He's really mad at you Florio.

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  42. Doc, I read bronco#80's article. Very nice for his 1st article. I was reading the blogs and read your write up to Champ. I knew that there was more so I went to Aussie's article. There I read the crap that florio is spouting off. I won't come back to the blog to just tell florio to shut his mouth. I seriously don't like his bad mouthing me when I'm not there. If he would talk like that in person and call me a "baby" to my face, the only thing that would save him is the fact that he's 17. I don't appreciate him going online to the public and dissing me. Let him know via, email that I don't appreciate his bashing.

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  43. so don't you see how think he is overracting to this?

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  44. Oh, crap. He threatend my life. I'm gunna run away and cry about it.

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  45. If he would talk like that in person and call me a "baby" to my face, the only thing that would save him is the fact that he's 17

    1 reason why he should re prioritize his life.

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  46. I don't know what to think. Dave has left a lot of sites over minor issues. But he has great insight to the Broncos and has great knowledge. He is a friend of mine as are you.

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  47. Dave,

    If you are reading this, see that I did apologize to you. But you are acting immature and hiding from this.

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  48. It is undeniable that he has great insight, but he gets to caught up in the small things. He overeactes way to much over trivial stuff.

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  49. Beat me up for me saying he is acting like a baby?

    He sounds like Kimbo Slice.

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  50. what the??? my computer has down syndrome hold on.

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  51. i thought you guys were drop the whole dave thing? If you guys wanna talk about him you should at least do it through email. Not on a public blog, as I am sure he will read this. The whole issue guys is respect. If we al can learn to respect one another, then we can all get along and things like this wont even have an opportunity to pop up. You all add a great spice to this blog, but please learn what is respectable to post on public blogs. Other people who dont have anything against dave or you guys get bad vibes and reputations are ruined. Does that make since?

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  52. ok I think its good now. half of the comment page disappeared so I thought you said Hi. About Dave, like what another blogger said, if he reacts to stuff like that he probably shouldn't blog. But I still respect Dave as a Bronco fan and a friend.

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  53. I would if Florio didn't think I would send him www.virus.com

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  54. Chris???? You Dave disser-

    "if he reacts to stuff like that he probably shouldn't blog"

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  55. Dang, it sounds bad when you say you apologized to him and that you are sorry, when you talk bad about him one post later, if he does read this then he will rightly say your apology sounds insincere. I am just trying to help, please dont think I am being a jerk.

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  56. someone said it. not me. I just agree with them.

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  57. i dont think your a jerk. You are being a caring friend

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  58. my first fantasy draft of 2009 is tomorrow!!! I pick 6th :-(

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  59. how many teams are in the league?

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  60. so if you guys are gonna discuss him, either do it via email or do it with him being included. And doc, i was talking about the yahoo league. I wish it was not IDP. But oh well, we should def take a vote

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  61. thats pretty good place to draft. ( take LT in first round )

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  62. It's a winners league I created, so hopefully it should be competitive

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  63. i did a mock today where LT was available to me in round 2. I think I will take someone else at 6

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  64. I took gore in the 1st round and was gonna take LT in round 2 but my computer lost connection and gave me brees

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  65. its unlikely LT will drop that far. I like Gore also.

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  66. If he wants to send empty threat to me, then let him. I'm shaking in my boots. He lives 800 miles from me. I told him I want to sort this out but he is hiding behind chris and ashley. He knows where i am, and i am willing to fix things.

    I gave a sincere apology. He didn't forgive me, even though I'm sure he read it.

    He doesn 't like "computer heroes" but he is causing "computer wars.

    He needs to stop being a prima donna.

    Also, Dave has no authority over me and I DO NOT need to listen to him. He can't go around forcing his own personal rules on which ever public site he blogs, then gets upset when they don't follow the rules.

    If he wanted that, then he should have started his own blog.

    Done. I'm never mentioning this again.

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  67. wow, you know what I realized, the silverwear brand I use is Chicago Cutlery. I noticed when he played for us that I have his name engraved on my silverwear. now its weird that hes in Chicago.

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  68. One time my WIFI went out during a draft. It automaticly picked mason crosby in the second round. The other guys never let me live it down. lol

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  69. Florio, hahahaha, thats funny. I tried that autopick thing once and I got stuck with Cedric Benson in the second. Live draft is the way to go.

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  70. haha, florio
    you are a fighter. I understand your offense. Too bad you all cant get along, you both are too cool. Oh well. If it really is done being talked about on the public blog then, I will say no more. Thanks guys.... Also real quick, I know princess is out of town and probably not gonna read this, but she may have gotten fed up with some of the comments made about dave that were posted, so that is one reason I highly recommended that we dont talk bad about people on this blog, but through email.

    You do any nfl.com FF leagues doc?

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  71. I'm in one. we already had our draft. the league is called mile high love. I'm in 4 different leagues.

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  72. haha, mason crosby.... why was he picked was he high on your queue or ranking list..... round 2????? hahaha!

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  73. have you won an NFL.com league yet?

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  74. it was horrible.

    the other guys were like, what is this guy doing?

    i still came in second.

    Tom Brady Was picked right after me. The year he broke all those records.

    That guy won won the league

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  75. dang, i had a money league that I didnt even make the playoffs in that year, hows this for a crappy fantasy story.

    I have the 2nd pick and I get S.Jackson, and follow it up with brady, owens, marshall, witten and I outscored everyone in the league, but I constantly was getting beat by teams putting up their best games of the season, I didn't make the playoffs by one game and the guy who won the division had 120 points less than me throughout the whole season.

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  76. Jazzy, haven't won one yet. this is my first year. I'm a rook. Florio, you were lucky to get second.

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  77. You can get some really crazies on FF. That's why i don't do it anymore.

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  78. seriously, lucky!
    i am a 5th year vet. haha. i remember the year after tatum bell had his best season with us, I traded brian westbrook for him. This was the year westbrook finally broke out. He wasnt very good they year before this..... Well I traded him (this was my rookie season), Bell sucked that year and westbrook broke out:((((

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  79. One guy cussed me out when I beat him by 1 point. Another team I lost by like a million points and this guy wouldn't shut up about it.

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  80. you really gotta do your homework if you wanna be good

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  81. Florio, what crazies? why would you not do FF?

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  82. Oh, thats why you only do FF with people you "know". then its fun competition instead of playing with "strangers".

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  83. I had a game where I had the game sealed and won... by one point, but then cutler fumbled the ball on the last drive and i lost two points for the fumble and lost the game. SOn of a gun

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  84. the league was in had half people i knew and the other half strangers

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  85. I am doing a league this year with a bunch of people I know. I am managing the money. It's a 50 dollar buy-in, winner gets 400 and runner up gets 200. That way the site doesn't get to keep its portion of the money. I hate that!

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  86. florios_mom, just ignore them, you don't have to respond.

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  87. For my draft tomorrow, My team is called "Chuck RH2theFace". Logo is chuck norris. I won already and we havent even drafted yet.

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  88. i like enjoying a football game. when im in FF i get to caught up in stats and miss out the beauty of football

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  89. i didnt respond. they were just crazy.

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  90. RENO, Nev. -- A former coworker of Andrea McNulty, who has filed a civil suit against Ben Roethlisberger for alleged sexual assault, said the woman bragged about having been with the Steelers quarterback.

    In an affidavit filed Friday, former Harrah's employee Angela Antonetti said that Andrea McNulty never seemed "upset, stressed out or nervous" about what happened.

    Later, Antonetti said McNulty told her she thought she might be pregnant by Roethlisberger and talked about going to Pittsburgh to try to "run into" him.

    The lawyer for McNulty has given Roethlisberger more time to respond to the lawsuit.

    Reno attorney Cal Dunlap said Roethlisberger's attorneys have until Aug. 21 to file their response.

    McNulty worked as an executive VIP casino host at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. She said the quarterback lured her to his hotel room under false pretenses and raped her during a celebrity golf tournament last summer. She's seeking a minimum of $490,000 plus punitive damages.

    The suit also names hotel officials as defendants.

    On Friday, lawyers for two other defendants filed motions to move the case from Reno 50 miles south to Minden in Douglas County. They also filed a motion to challenge the judge randomly assigned to the case.


    Neither Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell, nor McNulty's attorney, Calvin Dunlap, were available for comment.

    ESPN's Shelley Smith and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  91. I know. but its interesting. wanna see something more random?

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  92. you didn't even read it did you?

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  93. good Florio...very good...daddy is proud of you.

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  94. Frog legs are delicious in ranch and ketchup

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  95. my little brother has athletes foot. he peels the skin off his feet then I eat it.

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  96. and sometimes he accidentally peels it to a point where he's bleeding and then I dip the skin in the blood.

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  97. a little dipping action, yummy, just like chips and salsa! Haha

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  98. Oh, and you can add toenails to the blood to make it crunchy.

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  99. um, very nice chris, uhhh yeah.

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  100. well, enjoy those nails, bud. It is nearing my bed time.

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  101. Did I make Florio hungry?

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  102. Haha, we are duel blogging. Thats status!

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  103. i gotta go to. Aiming for a 4-0 record tomorrow.

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  104. we're talking n two different blog. sorry Florio and Jazzy, I have to go now. peace out.

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  105. Everybody is gone I guess. And the stuff about eating skin Doc, ????? Sooo Random. Anyway anyone out there.

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  106. Nice I know people are here, I can see them voting.

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  107. hey guys - hope you don't mind me crashing in on the blog - bronco80 recommended it now that he has jumped in on our blog

    this is nice - I like the pics of training camp

    so I am thrilled about the signing about Moreno - its about time

    as Rod Woodson is proving today in Canton, not all holdouts turn out bad (remember he held out until mid-season his rookie year)

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  108. BFNMHP, good to see you found you're way here. Aussie, did you do something to the comment box, it's really big now. and so you guys know, Titans are going to win tomorrow.

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  109. just finished my fantasy draft

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  110. T.Brady,M.Turner,T.Jones,M.Colston, E.Royal, J.Cotchery, G.Olsen,
    backup RB's Kevin Smith & Willie Parker.
    Backup QB- Kyle Orton

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  111. show us you're results.

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  112. nice job. WR is shaky but great job.

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  113. my top 2 wr's are solid and i have enough depth at rb to use as trade bait if anything happens, plus the players i listed are not my full roster

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  114. Colstoc is the only WR in NO so he will be doubled. Crotchery is the only reciever in NY and we don't even know who's going to be throwing him the ball. Eddie Royal is an excellent pick up.

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  115. drew brees threw 5000 yards and they wernt all to colston, so he isnt the only receiver

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  116. good point. but he is the only reliable reciever.

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  117. Yeah I did make it bigger, thought it would be better.

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  118. It is better. just wondering if it was an accident or something.

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  119. No I was looking at the code to try and fix the 200 comment probably, but I think it is something I can't fix and I have found other people have that probably and google are looking it to it. But when I was doing that I came across the size of this box so I made it bigger.

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  120. Man I just woke up, probably for problem what is wrong with me.

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  121. Just got up, still a bit tired.

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  122. Aussie, want to see somwthing really funny?

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  123. Anyway going to have breakfast may be back soon, or later on.

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  124. http://urbangrounds.com/2006/10/17/ethan-albright. nobody else go to the link.

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  125. some of the things he says are funny.

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  126. WAHAHAHA Now that is some funny stuff, I can't believe someone what take the time to do that. Too funny, thanks Doc

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  127. Anyway I am having breakfast.

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  128. oh, i wouldnt know, i didnt go to the link...

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  129. he says some pretty bad things.

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  130. It is a letter to John Madden where he complains about his rating on the game. It is funny the stuff he compares himself to.

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  131. I won't be back till this afternoon, so late for you guys, got to take my woman shopping.

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  132. Its funny when he talks about his kick return

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  133. I know, catch you later - Aussie out

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  134. Guys, look at the follower page, we have another member, BFNMHP. Keep the site about football more people will come. And Digger just joined yesterday. They are from dbtruefans.blogspot.com and i welcome you guys.

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  135. Bronco#80, we are back to 15 members.

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  136. hey guys we should have a FF league with yahoo. Me, Chris, Aussie, Florio, Jazzy, Princess, Digger, BFNMHP, Torain Fan ATV, mrbroncofan, Samoan, monodono, and LBWilson or whoever.

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  137. i know, this site has grown in the past couple days.

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  138. Thanks 80. Alot of times no one is on at the other site.

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  139. Does anyone want to create a league?

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  140. I swear, every single Derrick Thomas hilight is of him sacking Elway.

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  141. If they let me join twice I'l do one here too.

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  142. No problem Digger and maybe you could tell people about this blog on dbtruefans.blogspot so this site would grow more. Chris im not sure how, could you?

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  143. figured it out. working on it right now.

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  144. league name: Denver Broncos

    password: champ24

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  145. That password looks familiar.

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  146. http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/denver_broncos24

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  147. alright thats what we need. Thanks

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  148. that does look familiar

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  149. hey guys make your team what your name is, like Chris can you change yours to Cr, Chris?

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  150. 200 comments. made a new post.

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