September 16, 2011

Game 2: Broncos Vs Bengals Preview

After week one's lose to the Faiders the Broncos take on the Bengals in week two at home. Hopefully from last week the Broncos have learnt some valuable lessons on what it is going to take to win as a team. They need to focus on staying disciplined and not causing unnecessary penalties, they had 10 against the Faiders. This will need to be cleaned up and the team must start working as a unit to make it anywhere this season.

The Broncos also need to pick up they effort across the board. The O-Line is going to have to be on their game and open up holes for the running backs as it looks like Moreno probably won't be playing. The Bengals have an underrated D-Line which may cause some problems for our offense. Orton needs to bounce back and have a good game. He needs to complete passes and avoid sacks as the Bengals have two good DEs. I don't blame Orton for losing the game against the Faiders. I blame him for not winning the game. He will need to step it up and throw a few touchdown passes or those calls for Tebow will only get louder. I believe we probably won't see Tebow till after week 8 and it depends on our record. If we are below .500 I think Tebow will get the start. So if we are 1-7, 2-6, 3-5 Tebow gets the start. If 4-4 I think Orton becomes week to week depending on his results.

On the Defense I would like more of the same. They need to hold that middle better but they did ok in the first game. They should see a lot of Benson and will need to hold him to under 100 yards if they want to win. But there should be a fair bit more passing from the Bengals than we saw against the Faiders. Andy Dalton has been struggling with an wrist injury but he is on track to be back and should start. Miller needs to get in the back field and say hello to him a few times. Some sacks and turnovers would be nice too.

The Injury Report:

Champ Bailey (hamstring), Elvis Dumervil (shoulder), Brandon Lloyd (groin), Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), Demaryius Thomas (finger), Marcus Thomas (shoulder/groin), Ty Warren (triceps) and D.J. Williams (elbow) did not participate in Thursday’s practice. All probably won't play come Sunday. Dumervil may see limited action but expect Hunter to start in his place. With Bailey out it will put extra pressure on the other corners. They will need to step it up and have a good game.

The team could call up running back Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad if Moreno can't play. The team has two wide receivers - Eron Riley, the preseason receiving leader, and D'Andre Goodwin - on the practice squad, if Lloyd is not available.

That is it from me, hopefully we can get a win, Go Broncos! ~ Aussie.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah finally got a win, should have been better, Orton was ok but I saw at least two passes that were dropped intercepts. He needs to get better. Overall a better performance but we let them come back into late that shouldn't have happened. Also happy I was picking the broncos by < 7 knew this would be close.