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November 26, 2007

Two Quick Games

Well I'll start with the Tennesse game. I loved it, we looked phenominal on both sides of the ball. The offense scored, and the defense stopped Vince Young, what more can you ask for. Cutler has taken important steps and is starting to look like a starter. The Broncos seemed to have put the devils behind them and were looking to dominate an abismol bears team in Soldier Field. Alas it was not to be. Sure the offense put up 34 points, and the defense only gave up 16 points, oh wait we lost somehow. Yeah thats right Hestor,

had two returns for touchdowns and the Bears blocked a punt. You can not really fault the offense or defense for this lose, I mean we out played them, but couldnt find the win. I guess in the end it doesnt matter, becasue we are a young team, and shouldnt have too many hopes for this season.

Anyhow next week the Broncos should have a bye week. I mean who counts the Raiders as a team, but since its our arch rivals we need to watchout. The keys to next weeks game are to stop the non-exist Raiders pass game, slow the run down, and use play action to open up the big plays against a strong Raider's defense. Barring a miracle Denver should be 500 following a win net week at the Raiders.

Posted by jrmason at 10:14 AM | Comments (0)

November 12, 2007

A Step In the Right Direction

Well we won, and looked fairly decent doing it. I am just glad that the defense played the way it was meant to. Dre Bly

finally came up with a big turnover after two horrible performances against Green Bay and Detroit. His pick really turned the game around for Denver and was the spark for the 14-0 run Denver went on at the beginning of the second half. Though the Broncos looked good in the second half, they were pathetic in the first half. What happened to the team that would score on their first drive and then pound the opposition with the run game. Luckily we were able to take a quick second half lead and pound the Chiefs with our run game. This game puts us only one game behind the Chargers who barely beat a Colts team that was trying to lose. http://www.nfl.com/standings

Next week the Broncos face a tough Tennesse team fresh off a loss. This game is key to the Broncos getting back to .500 and maybe taking the division lead if the Chargers lose to the Jags. Anyhow I feel Denver has a favorable match-up this week against the Titans. Our pass rush is notoriously weak, but that wont matter against Vince Young. As long as the front 7 shutdown the run the cornerbacks will have no problem forcing interceptions against Vince Young. The offense will undoubtly struggle, but with a wuick score they should be able to play pound the ball. This will leave the defense fresh, and the Titans scrambling. Oh yeah that was our first victory by more than 3 points.

Posted by jrmason at 09:44 AM

November 05, 2007

What A Game

I dont know where to begin. That loss to the Lions was humiliating. What happened to the good old days when Denver ran the ball down opponent's throats. Anyhow I learned alot about the Broncos, first and foremost, Patrick Ramsey sucks, I really felt that when he came in down 16-0 we still had a chance for victory, but he proved me wrong. I mean come on he had 2 turnovers resulting in 14 Detroit points. Not to say the rest of the team played well, but when the quarterback is responcible for more points for the opposing team than your own, that should send up a red flag. Really all I'm saying is that the score was not reflective of the true Broncos. Cutler left the game in the second quarter with the score 13-0, and the defense forced Detroit into a 3 and out in their opening possesion of the second half. If Cutler had been healthy this probaly would have been the start of an excellent come back, but he couldnt play. Hopefully Cutler and the other injured Broncos will be available for next weeks game against Kansas City. http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d803de5fd&template=without-video&confirm=true

The game against Kansas City next week is a big game for the Broncos. Somehow after losing 5 of the last 6 the Broncos are still only one game behind the division leadin Chiefs and Chargers. With a win over the Chiefs and a Charger loss Denver would take the division lead at 4-5, but thats a tall order. To beat Kansas City in Kansas City is going to be tough, but is necasary to preserving the season. To do so the Broncos will need to come out early and establish the run, with either Henry or Young. This will help whichever quarteback starts. The offense also needs to capitalize in the redzone, which will greatly help the defense. Out league worse run defense faces a strong run game in Larry Johnson, so it could get ugly. But luckily the Chief's passing game is lackluster, allowing the Broncos to stackan 8 man box to help prevent the run. By no means should this be an easy game, but the Broncos can pull off a victory even if Cutler doesnt start.

Posted by jrmason at 10:14 AM