After losing against the Chiefs and being knockout of the playoffs for another year Owner Pat Bowlen decided to make a change and fire Head Coach McDaniels. There are a number of possible reasons for this, the spygate 2, being knocked out of the playoffs or Bowlen was fed up with McD. Anyway it means the Eric Studesville will take over as HC and this changes up a few things on game day. As he is more of a manger, show McCoy will be calling plays. It will be interesting to see how that goes down on game day and if there is a spark of energy late in the year.
For the Cards they have had trouble with their QBs, Anderson was pulled last week after taking a number of shots and playing poorly. He hasn’t trained all week which makes me think that he may have sustained a concussion in last weeks game. Max Hall came in and took over for Anderson. But he didn’t do much better, he was sacked twice and on the second sack he dislocated his shoulder and will probably miss the rest of the season. That leads us to John Skelton, a QB that I thought could have a future in the NFL. He came out and played OK but made rookie mistakes, as he is a rookie. It is very possible that Skelton is the QB to start against the Broncos and our push rush should have a field day against him. Skelton will also have Hightower and Wells backing him up at RB, both have not done much this year. But look for Skelton to go after his best and favorite target Larry Fitzgerald in the passing game. It will be Champs job to stop him.
DefenseIt will be up to the Broncos' pass rush to unsettle the rookie QB Skelton and help out Champ and the secondary that has to cover Larry and Breaston. I want to see Cox, Squid and Ayers play well in this game. I really think we can go after the Cards offense. Would also like to see Bruton get more game time.
On their side of the defense we need to block well and take guys like Porter and Dockett out of the game. But if we get rolling we really should role these guys easily.
My Prediction for the game is the Broncos play with renewed energy and flat out dominate the Cards in this one. I am predicting a 33-14 score line.
InjuriesMatt Prater made his first appearance on the injury report this season as he was limited in Thursday’s session with a right groin injury. Andre Goodman (quadricep) and Darcel McBath (quadricep/ankle) also had limited participation in the session.
Brian Dawkins (knee), Spencer Larsen (hamstring) and Demaryius Thomas (ankle) missed their second straight workout and Studesville said previously that all three will miss Sunday’s game.
For the Cardinals, Anderson (head) was the lone player to miss Thursday’s practice. WR Steve Breaston (knee), DE Calais Campbell (ankle), K Jay Feeley (right groin), LB Clark Haggans (groin) and LB Joey Porter (knee) practiced with limited participation. CB Michael Adams (shoulder), DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder) and CB Greg Toler (foot) had full participation in the session.
1) During the 1980s which Bronco receiver had the quickest touchdown reception in Super Bowl history?
2) Which Bronco running back released a single in 1977 called, "Make Those Miracles Happen"?
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