November 29, 2012

Broncos Vs Buccaneers

After narrowly escaping with victory in Kansas City the Broncos return home to play Tampa Bay. The Broncos recent form on offense has been somewhat disappointing. Whether it is miscues, penalties or dropped passes the offense seems out of sync. The cause of which isn’t particular clear. It could be the fact the Broncos have started to hit the wall. Peyton Manning is 11 games into the season after taking a year off and the wear could be starting to show. Not to mention the same for the rookies and new players as this is the toughest part of the year on the body.

Either way the Broncos still found a way to win when really the Chiefs should have beaten us, if not for their lack of any killer instinct.

The Bucs however seem to be firing at just the right time with their offense the focal point. Running back Doug Martin has been a revelation on the ground. Plus QB Freeman has bounced back from a poor year with his new best friends Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

The record for the Bucs shows they have lost more games than the Broncos. But they have been competitive in all games this season losing by small margins. Last week they lost a close game to the Falcons 24-23 and will be hungry for a victory.

For the Broncos this is their first real test in sometime against a good football team. The Broncos will need to get a good win and show they can be contenders come the playoffs.

Other News
AP missed the team bus on the weekend to his game. Because he overslept, should not have stayed up late playing video games.

Ray Rice is awesome or the Chargers just suck that much.

Jets' fan Fireman Ed calls it quits.

Cunningham suspended for PEDs. Seems a few others will also but their are fighting the charge.

DT topped a thousand yards for the year on the weekend against KC.

Broncos sign RB Jacob Hester and bring back JJ to the PS. A few more links here and here

The Snake is back in Denver. The full article here.

Jason Babin was cut by the eagles and picked up by the Jags.

John Harbaugh almost had a mutiny. But for a coach he seems to have taken it very well.

QB Kaepernick gets the start and Smith returns to where he belongs, backup QB. QB Smith is upset about his benching but we all knew that the 49ers wanted a better QB.

Manning still top in pro bowl voting. And 16 Broncos in total getting some pro bowl love.

Wednesday Practice photos.

Thursday Practice photos.'s profile on Champ Bailey.

Some funnier news, the Saints team bus was egged in Atlanta by airport staff. The workers will probably be punished.

Reports are out that the Raiders may release Rolando McClain. More here. But it seems for now they are keeping him.

Von Miller gets a monthly honor.

The bad boys sit down with CBS, this vid is way too funny.

Fun with Pictures

Why to Watch
The Broncos are facing a tough opponent and this game will be close. It could even turn into a shootout if our defence struggles.

Inside Story
Von Miller is 3 sacks away from breaking Doom’s franchise record of 17 sacks in a year. Against the Buccaneers he hopes to continue piling up the sacks and getting closer to that mark.

Robert Ayers will probably not play against the Bucs as he deals with the lose of his father. His father's funeral is set for Saturday.

Match Ups
This game will be on the offenses to perform. For us, we will be looking at going after the Bucs’ secondary who are down to playing youngsters. Old man Barber is hoping someone will step up to help him. The Bucs secondary has given up a lot of passing yards but surprisingly the front seven have not been too bad against the run. This doesn’t bold well for the Bucs since the Broncos are definitely a passing team. DT and Decker should be in for big games. Decker hook me up!

On defense we will need to contain Tampa Bay’s weapons in Martin, Jackson, Williams and I would include Dallas Clark here too. After playing the run soft last week our big fellas will need to be tough on the ground game. I think our secondary can handle Jackson and Williams, with Bailey I would expect getting the assignment of Jackson. Clark is the danger guy. We have struggled for years against good tight ends but we have shown some improvement this year. Hopefully it will be Trevathan covering Clark as Wes and DJ didn’t do so hot in previous encounters.

Injury Report
Robert Ayers (DE), Non-Injury, DNP
Virgil Green (TE), Hamstring, FULL
Malik Jackson (DL), Finger, FULL
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, FULL
Tracy Porter (CB), Illness, FULL
Manny Ramirez (G), Back, LIMITED
Brandon Stokley (WR), Wrist/Hip, LIMITED
Demaryius Thomas (WR), Knee, FULL

Michael Bennett (DE), Ankle, FULL
Ted Larsen (C), Illness, FULL
Roy Miller (DT), Illness, FULL
Dekoda Watson (LB), Hamstring, FULL

This game will be close with a touchdown the difference. I think the Broncos will have to win this one late (maybe OT) with a Manning rally. 30-23 Broncos.

A few ladies taken from the Buccaneers calendar.

Funny Vid of the Week
I thought this video was pretty funny and sort of out of character for Cutler. You know the whole doing something for someone else not named Cutler thing. He probably knew the big guy wearing gloves wasn't going to be able to do it so he helped him out. Nice one Cut.

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

November 22, 2012

Broncos Vs Chiefs - Game One

After coming home for the week and handling the Chargers. The Broncos are on the road again heading to Arrowhead stadium to play the embarrassing dead last Chiefs. For a team that not so long ago was young and on the up, they have fallen oh so very far. The blame can directly lay at the feet of HC Crennel and GM Pioli for putting together a team that has to choose between Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel at quarterback. Then again this could all be a poly to suck as much as possible to get the first round pick in the draft, ie the Colts.

All of that though doesn’t really matter to us. Watching the Chiefs get spanked in Arrowhead is enjoyable enough.

Other News
Depending on were you read it McGahee is out 4-6 or 6-8 weeks. I think the 6-8 is more likely. Another link, an another.

The remaining backs talk about being in for some extra action.

The Broncos will be taking a look at a few backs to see if there are any nice replacements.

Seems we are staying put on the backs.

Though first reported he wouldn't be placed on IR, Mcgahee is now on the returning IR.

Andy Reid is moving on from the Eagles if the report is to be believed.

Drew Litton had this great thanksgiving picture. Which reminds me that everyone have a fun and safe thanksgiving.

Manning moves into spot number two for all time touchdowns.

Ed Reed was suspened, then he wasn't.

The Steelers sign two, in Hoyer and Burress.

Raiders cut Aaron Curry.

Some young QBs will continue to start. Foles in Philly and Kaepernick for San Fran.

Peyton is 'Freaking Historcal', says John Fox.

Miller gets a weekly honor.

Photos from Thursday's practice. Notice Moreno was so happy this week he didn't wear pants to traning.

Quinn gets the start for the Chiefs this week, ahahaha.

Porter is healthy and will travel to KC.

Some funnies of Brady Quinn.

Why to watch?
The Broncos have a real chance to drop 40-50 on the Chiefs (if the coaches let them). But remember the Chiefs in Kansas have always been a problem for us.

Inside Story
The big story for us is the running back situation. With McGahee injured the dynamics and rolls of the remaining players are still to be decided. Will Hillman be forced to run between the tackles?

The interesting aspect of this storyline is Knowshon Moreno. Moreno, after riding the bench since week two comes back against his favourite team in the Chiefs. Moreno’s form against the Chiefs has been nothing short of amazing. He had 4 carries for 52 yards last year before he got hurt. In 2010 he had games of 22 carries for 106 yards and 23 carries for 161 yards with a few receptions in each. 2009, his first season, was more of the same, 21 carries for 86 yards and two TDs and 14 carries for 50 yards and two TDs. I for one am hoping his form against KC continues and he picks up his game like another former ‘bust’ from his draft.

For the Chiefs, I will be interested to see what the fans come up with next to show their ‘displeasure’ towards the KC Staff. Dressing in all black and flying planes over the stadium trailing messages hasn’t worked. So what’s next? The KC crowd could stay at home and leave the stadium empty. Maybe then management will take the hint.

Match Ups
Pick a spot on the depth chart and you have found a favourable matchup for the Broncos. Unless you picked Lance Ball...shame on you.

Jokes aside, one player I want to see return back to form is Eric Decker. Hook my Fantasy team up sexy 'stache!

Injury Report
Champ Bailey (CB), Non-Injury, FULL
Omar Bolden (CB), Concussion, LIMITED
Virgil Green (TE), Hamstring, FULL
Demaryius Thomas (WR), Knee, FULL
Derek Wolfe (DT), Quadriceps, FULL
Robert Ayers (DE), Groin, FULL
Ronnie Hillman (RB), Hamstring, FULL
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, FULL
Tracy Porter (CB), Illness, FULL

Branden Albert (OT), Back, DNP
Ryan Lilja (G), Knee, DNP
Dwayne Bowe (WR), Neck, FULL
Steve Maneri (TE), Ankle, LIMITED
Jon Asamoah (OL), Thumb, LIMITED
Jonathan Baldwin (WR), Head, FULL
Tony Moeaki (TE), Shoulder/Back, LIMITED

Blow out. If it is anything but then the Broncos have bigger problems than we thought. 42-7.

Below is Ashley from the cover of the KChiefs calendar and then the girls in action.

Funny Vid of the Week.
Matt Schaub getting kicked in his dingaling is always funny.

Note the leg extension from Suh, kicking out at Schaub. Once again confirming he is a dirty player.

Another week in the books, enjoy the game against KC. Go Broncos ~ Aussie.

November 20, 2012

Broncos Honor Wall - Top 5 Broncos

The votes are in and we have a clear cut top 5. They are as follows:

Peyton Manning18
Von Miller17
Champ Bailey17
Demaryius Thomas12
Ryan Clady10
Willis McGahee9
Elvis Dumervil8
Wesley Woodyard5
Derek Wolfe2

The winners being Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Champ Bailey, DT and Ryan Clady. Clady makes his return to the wall after being off it for, I believe, over a year. Peyton Manning as expected makes it onto the wall after his first attempt. It means that Wills McGahee and Elvis Dumervil drop off the wall. But we could see Doom return to the wall by seasons end and I think Woodyard should get some more love next time around.

All this means we need some new pictures for Peyton and Clady. Here are some options for each:

Peyton Manning

Ryan Clady

Let me know the picture that you like or want ~ Aussie.

November 16, 2012

Broncos Vs Chargers - Game 2

Over the past month the Broncos have been splendid. Winning 4 games on the trot, with 3 of those coming on the road. They now sit with a comfortable lead in the West with a record of 6-3.

The season turnaround for the Broncos came against the sparkles in round one of this division battle.  When the Broncos came back from 24 points down at halftime to steal the game.

The Chargers however have dropped games to the Browns and Buccaneers with their lone victory coming against the last placed Chiefs. The Chargers now sit with a 4-5 record and sit two games back in the West.

This week the Broncos host the Chargers at Mile High. If the Broncos were able to triumph it would give them a 3 game lead in the division. They would also hold the tiebreaker over the Chargers and you would think the AFC West Title.

Other news
Unfortunately Doom was injured against the Panthers, but in funny news the Panthers Special Teams coach was fired.

Update on Doom from Rotoworld:
An MRI of Broncos RE Elvis Dumervil's left shoulder revealed "no significant injury." Hooray!

It's a major bullet dodged for the Broncos after Dumervil missed the final three quarters of Sunday's win. The Denver Post expects Dumervil to be questionable for Week 11, but he appears to be headed for a one-week absence at worst. Dumervil has seven sacks through nine games, though he's graded out near neutrally in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Duke Ihenacho was cut, he probably will be signed to the practice squad. It is assumed this is to make room for DJ.

It was pretty interesting to see 4 Quarterbacks get injured last week. Two, Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger could miss some time. The berger has a serious rib injury.

For lulz it looks like Brady Quinn may get another start. Plus he has been cleared to play.

Tebow Saga
It was a big week for Tebow after he had done and said...well nothing. Tebow's teammates first hanged him out to dry. And then it looks like he doesn't have any trade value. Then Tebow had a sad. But Shonn Green wants Tebow to start...what a mess. Oh wait now he doesn't... The owner can't believe what he has gotten into and the state of his team. The Jets seem to forget that the only thing worse than Tebow is themselves.

More Jets news.
Scott and Cromartie say it wasn't them that talked to the media about Tebow.

What else...Peyton Manning tops the pro bowl votes.

Photos from wednesday practice, is it just me or does DJ look really lean?

Photos from Thursdays practice.

Peyton Manning was mik'ed up this week. It is pretty cool and funny viewing.

There is yet another player claiming to be Optimus Prime, but we already know who Optimus Prime is and he is on our team.

Dwayne Bowe says he wants to stay in Kansas...all lies.

Von Miller got hit with a fine for a low hit on Newton. It seems a little bit harsh.

Fun with Rivers
I had some fun with a few Rivers pictures, enjoy, I did.

Why to Watch
Is there a better reason than watching the Dolts get punished?

Inside Story
Head Coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J Smith still have their heads on the chopping block. A lost could be curtains for one if not both of them. Alas Broncos Fans would be sad to see them go.

DJ Williams makes his return to the team but in what position or role we do not know yet. Special Teams maybe?

Willis McGahee has a mild case of fumblitis. Hopefully he will be healthy this week.

Match Ups
There are favourable matchups across the park against this fading Chargers team.

Peyton Manning should have plenty of time and room to get his passes off. Shaun Phillips and Melvin Ingram are the only real threats but the O-Line has done a great job stone walling the DL in recent weeks.

Eric Decker needs a big game after having a poor one last weekend. After dropping a long pass against the Benegals he did not see any looks for the rest of the game. He should see more action against a poor Chargers secondary.

The main question is the Broncos’ run game. It has significantly dropped off in the previous two games and will need a resurgence against the Chargers. I would not be surprised to see Hillman get a few more carries. Plus we may see more of the midget formation with Hillman and Holliday on the field. I would like to see Holliday get put into space, maybe a screen or reverse to set him up.

Defensive Line should be looking forward to his game and the chance to bring down Rivers. With Doom probably going to be rested it would be nice to see Ayers in beast mode again.

The Chargers pass game is of a little worry. We still can’t seem to cover a Tight End and the Chargers have one of the best in Gates. Hopefully we see more of Trevathan covering him to hopefully limit his touchdowns.

The Dolts love going vertical and have a new toy in Danario Alexander who is finely healthy. It will be Harris or Carter’s job to lock this guy up. Which leads me to my next question, will Porter play this week?

Injury Report
Tracy Porter (CB), Illness, DNP
Elvis Dumervil (DE), Shoulder, DNP
Chris Kuper (G), Ankle, LIMITED
Jim Leonhard (S), Calf, FULL
Kevin Vickerson (DT), Thigh, FULL

Antwan Barnes (LB), Hamstring, LIMITED
Atari Bigby (SS), Quad, LIMITED
Chris Carr (DB), Knee, FULL
Aubrayo Franklin (DT), Knee, DNP
Jared Gaither (T), Groin, DNP
Tyronne Green (G), Ribs, DNP
Eric Weddle (FS), Knee/Illness, LIMITED
Melvin Ingram (LB), Knee, FULL
Ryan Mathews (RB), Neck, DNP
Mike Scifres (P), Ankle, FULL

The Broncos beat the Chargers with 30 minutes of dominate play in their last encounter and with a full 60 minutes should do the same. 35-7, Go Broncos!

The one thing the Chargers do know how to do is put together a cheer squad. Here is the team and the calendar cover.

Funny Vid of the Week
Eric Berry is afraid of horses.

Here is Eric trying to explain it.

That is it from me, enjoy the game ~ Aussie.

November 12, 2012

Broncos Memes

Though you have all probably seen them, here is a few of the funnier Broncos memes floating around at the moment. Enjoy ~ Aussie.