December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas from Broncos Blog

No preview post this week since I have been preoccupied with Christmas as I would believe most of you are. But the Broncos still have a game against the Browns this week. So from Broncos Blog, Go Broncos, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ~ Aussie.

December 14, 2012

Broncos Vs Ravens

After two weeks of ship warfare the Broncos are hitting the road to take on the formidable Ravens. The Broncos have run away with the AFC West winning seven straight games since the bye and are battling for the number two seed in the AFC. But they are going up against stiff competition in the Ravens. The Ravens are the only team on the Broncos schedule since the bye that are heading for the playoffs.

The Ravens defense has been struggling with injuries but their offense has kept them in games this year getting their record to 9-4. Luckily for the Broncos they are taking on the Ravens at the perfect moment as the Ravens are coming off two close loses, one in overtime.

Before the bye I would have said the Broncos would not win this game. But the Broncos have been the story of two teams this season. There was the new team learning about each other and the dominate force that has bonded together since the bye. If the Broncos want that number two seed and to keep momentum going a win against the Ravens is a must.

Other News
RG3 could be out for the skins this Sunday. And a round up of all the other injuries.

The Cards are going back to Ryan Lindley. Must be like picking between the nicer turd.

Jovan Belcher was laid to rest.

The Gronk could be back for the Pats

Also with Stallworth injured the Pats are going to bring back Branch.

Wednesday practice photos.

Thursday practice photos.

Bounty suspensions were dropped for the players. The Ginger Hammer wasn't to pleased about it.

Gregg Williams is pointing the finger though all this at current HC Vitt over the bounty scandal. But it sounds like they are all out for themselves. Vitt of course denies the claims.

To make himself feel better Goodell is thinking about expanding the playoffs from 12 teams to 14 or 16. Why change something that ain't broken?

Greg Hardy calls Matt Bryant small! LOLs

After bringing back Edwards, Sexy Rexy says he wasn't the one being called the idiot.

Andy Reid won't take a year off if fired at the end of the year.

Fun with Pictures

Why to Watch
Two top teams fighting over a possible bye week in the playoffs. All on a bright sunny afternoon, what more could you want?

Inside Story
I would like to use this section to give big props to Luke Richesson and his team. What they have done with the Broncos this season has been exceptional. I want to bring specific attention to what they have done with Knowshon. As we know Moreno has gone from bulking up too big, to trimming down too much and dealing with all the injuries in between. But with what Luke Richesson and his team have done with Knowshon, shaping and building his body have turned him into a solid football player. These guys were a great find in the off season.

Match Ups
Both sides of the ball will be hotly contested. But I want to focus on the Ravens offense. They have some serious weapons in Ray Rice, Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, not to mention their decent QB in Joe Flacco.

The Broncos defense I think will be up to the task and should be able to get after the QB but I am worried more about Ray Rice and the middle of our line. If Woodyard is rested again Williams will need to step up and plug those holes.

Injury Report
Trindon Holliday (WR), Knee, FULL
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, LIMITED
Demaryius Thomas (WR), Shoulder, FULL
Matthew Willis (WR), Knee, FULL
Wesley Woodyard (WLB), Ankle, LIMITED

Jameel McClain (ILB), Neck/Back, OUT
Ed Dickson (TE), Knee, LIMITED
Dannell Ellerbe (ILB), Ankle, DNP
Arthur Jones (DE), Shoulder, LIMITED
Jacoby Jones (WR/RS), Ankle, FULL
Vonta Leach (FB), Ankle, DNP
Pernell McPhee (DE), Thigh, DNP
Bernard Pierce (RB), Back, LIMITED
Bernard Pollard (S), Chest, DNP
Ed Reed (S), Shoulder, FULL
Ray Rice (RB), Hip, LIMITED
Jimmy Smith (CB), Abdomen, FULL
Terrell Suggs (OLB), Biceps, FULL
Deonte Thompson (WR), Thigh, FULL
LaQuan Williams (WR), Thigh, FULL
Marshal Yanda (RG), Ankle, DNP
Chykie Brown (CB), Knee, FULL

I don't see the Broncos dropping 30 points on the Ravens but I do think this game will be very close. 26-23 to the Broncos, going right down to the wire.

Some of the lovely ladies from the Ravens calendar.

Funny Vid of the Week
The Shannon Sharpe impersonation is great.

Another week in the books, Go Broncos! ~ Aussie.

December 5, 2012

Broncos Vs Raiders - Game 2

After dispatching the Buccaneers and their motley crew the Broncos ship pulls into waters controlled by the cowardly sea dogs, the Oakland Raiders. Captain ‘Forehead’ Manning doesn’t take to kindly to the silver & black and will be looking to sink his second ship, the Black Hole, in the span of a week.

Though Captain Manning may be without his trusted Quartermaster Brandon ‘Old as Shit’ Stokley, who is resting below deck with a bum hip. Captain Manning could also be missing his Master Gunner ‘Uncle’ Woodyard who injured his ankle in the Buccaneers encounter. But Captain Manning has full faith in his young crew to send the Raiders to see Davy Jones.

The Raiders ship lead by Carson ‘the Red Water Pistol’ Palmer is of the opposite mindset. His crew has been battered and abused by the rest of the league and he isn’t holding out hope for this contest. Since the Broncos took control of the AFC West the Raiders will be battling for their proud. The Red Water Pistol will be helped by the return of Darren ‘Upper Body’ McFadden and new deckhand Mike Goodson.

For both crews this is a rivalry between two opponents that detest each other. The contest will be intense and hard fought on both sides of the ball.

Other News
More information coming out about the tragic events surrounding LB Belcher.

Terrell Suggs possibly has a torn bicep.

Rex Ryan is likely to name his QB soon. It looks like it won't be Tebow.

Following up from a story last week, the worker that egged the Saints bus has reportedly quit.

CB Griffin was suspended for PEDs.

Standford Routt signs with the Texans.

WR Edwards says to blame the idiots in charge of the Jets not the players. After making these comments Edwards was released by the Hawks.

Photos from Tuesdays practice.

Some AFC West notes including Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale and DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) remains out of practice.

Broncos 2013 schedule is clearing up.

LB Urlacher could be out the rest of the regular season.

OT Jake Long was placed on IR.

Fun with Pictures

Why to Watch
The Broncos beat the Raiders 37-6 last time they played. Why would you not want to see that again?

Inside Story
Everywhere you look people are talking about the Broncos Vs Ravens game next week. As both teams are in the hunt for the number two seed in the conference. Hopefully the Broncos aren’t doing the same in overlooking the Raiders on the short week and thinking about the Ravens. The Broncos have a job to do on Thursday.

Sadly Raiders HC Allen lost his father who passed away earlier this week. He hasn’t been at training and what role he plays on Thursday is unknown. But our thoughts and prays go out to Allen and his family.

Match Ups
Look across the park. There are favorable match ups for the Broncos at most positions.

The one player to watch out for is Darren McFadden. McFadden has killed us on the ground in the past. Our front seven has been up to the task so far but with Woodyard likely out they will need to double their effort.

I would also like to note here that for the previous few weeks I have been mentioning Decker, in the hope he would hook up my fantasy team. In that time he has done absolutely nothing, so a big screw you Decker hahaha.

Injury Report
Robert Ayers (DE), Non-Injury, FULL
Wesley Woodyard (LB), Ankle, DNP
Matthew Willis (WR), Knee, LIMITED
Brandon Stokley (WR), Hip, LIMITED
Manny Ramirez (OL), Back, FULL
Virgil Green (TE), Hamstring, FULL
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, FULL

Phillip Adams (CB), Concussion, DNP
Tyvon Branch (S), Neck, FULL
Jack Crawford (DE), Toe, LIMITED
Matt Giordano (S), Concussion, LIMITED
Mike Goodson (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Taiwan Jones (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Darren McFadden (RB), Ankle, LIMITED
Mike Mitchell (S), Concussion, LIMITED
Carson Palmer (QB), Right Thumb, FULL
Marcel Reece (FB), Hamstring/Quad, LIMITED
Richard Seymour (DT), Knee/Hamstring, DNP
Khalif Barnes (T), Triceps, LIMITED
Juron Criner (WR), Shoulder, LIMITED
Brandon Myers (TE), Shoulder, LIMITED

The game should be a blow out. But the Raiders are always tougher in Oakland. I am feeling something like 34-9, Broncos.

I few quick pictures from the Oakland cheerleaders. The first is the cover for their new calendar.

Funny Vid of the Week
This is from 2011. There are a few of Broncos in there which are funny.

That is it from me. Go Broncos and beat the F***ing Raiders! ~ Aussie.