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Your browser does not support audio controls. Download (26.9 MB) [right click save as] | iTunes | Subscribe to MHR Radio If you guys are really quiet, you'll hear Peyton Manning throw another touchdown... It's Wednesday afternoon, we...
Your browser does not support audio controls. Download (26.9 MB) [right click save as] | iTunes | Subscribe to MHR Radio If you guys are really quiet, you'll hear Peyton Manning throw another touchdown... It's Wednesday afternoon, we're your sure thing, the MHR Radio Podcast is here! Last week we asked if anyone could beat Denver, well, the Cowboys certainly did their best... MHR Radio Podcast as always here to debate, inform and relate with news, interviews and insight. MHR Radio Podcast Classics Eric Decker & Jessie James Champ Bailey, Kayvon Webster Kyle is out diligently programming something for Tom Brady, so our favorite guest Avery Schlereth (daughter of Denver Broncos great Mark Schlereth) stepped up to the plate. Avery offers a unique insight on all things Broncos, coming from both a historical perspective and her proximity to the team (she also has a woeful story about her fantasy football game last week): Topics covered today in the MHR Radio Podcast are: Dallas Cowboys game recap Injuries and who is coming back when Jack Del Rio to USC wrap-up Harry Potter Superbowl prediction Eric and Jessie: The Reality Show Jacksonville Jaguars preview Montee Ball projection for rest of the season Chris Kuper (and eventually J.D. Walton) returning ProFootballOutsiders predicts the Broncos probability of making the playoffs Broncos scoring a record setting 63 points a possibility? Broncos going 16-0 a possiblity? We love your feedback! Let us know what you think in the comments, and stay tuned next week!
about 3 hours ago
Head Coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning will talk here live at approximately 1:10 PM.
Head Coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning will talk here live at approximately 1:10 PM.
about 4 hours ago
Take a look at this week's rankings and you might notice happening: as we move away from the small sample size caveat, teams are beginning to stratify themselves by tiers.  Not only does this allow ESPN talking heads to scream about ...
Take a look at this week's rankings and you might notice happening: as we move away from the small sample size caveat, teams are beginning to stratify themselves by tiers.  Not only does this allow ESPN talking heads to scream about whether or not teams are "elite," but it also begins to validate some early-season surprises. Most tellingly, we can see the separation in the top 10 teams, and not simply because 10 is a nice round number highlight shows like to use.  Removing the ridiculous outlier that is the Denver Broncos, and all the teams from second-ranked Seattle to 10th-ranked Cincinnati have a GWP somewhere in between 0.67-0.59.  The 11th-ranked Jets immediately drop off to 0.55, providing a convenient mark-off point. Examining the top 10, there's one team in particular that few believed in before the season, but now looks like a viable contender. Read more »
about 5 hours ago
One fourth. We're already a quarter of the way through of what has been a magical season thus far. I asked the MHR Staffers last week (when the Broncos were technically one-fourth through the season): What do you have to say about the ri...
One fourth. We're already a quarter of the way through of what has been a magical season thus far. I asked the MHR Staffers last week (when the Broncos were technically one-fourth through the season): What do you have to say about the ride? Again, note these answers are from Week 4! Topher Doll Favorite Moment So Far I'd go with beating the Eagles. The Broncos offense played a nearly perfect game and the defense was able to slow down what was considered a decent offense. I am also a bit biased since I am an Oregon Ducks fan and Chip Kelly ran away from his punishment in Oregon and abandoned his school instead of manning up and accepting responsibility for his poor choices instead of running away and say "screw you guys" to his players and coaches. Biggest Surprises Thus Far Not a huge surprise but worth mentioning is the overall success of the run game. Outside of a slow start in week 1, Moreno has lead this group of backs to a three game streak where they averaged 4.7 yards per carry, 138 yards per carry and 1.3 TD's per game, and that doesn't even talk about their receiving contribution. There were a lot of members who literally said this was the worst group of running backs in the NFL, glad the Broncos didn't listen. Biggest Disappointments Thus Far This is tough but I'll go with off-the-field issues. From two front office arrests to Von's multitude of issues, this team has had more arrests and games missed to suspensions than any other team since Fox and Elway took over (outside of the Saints Bounty Gate) and it only seems to be getting worse. These aren't flukes, they are a trend. What Do You Expect to See in the Next Quarter? The Broncos face a slightly tougher 2nd quarter facing somewhat decent teams like Dallas and Indy. I want to see the secondary actually stop a quality quarterback. They've struggled against young or bad quarterbacks, I want to see them against Tony Romo and Andrew Luck, and this should be a good test. The Broncos know what they have on offense and in the defensive line, but I still have questions about the linebackers, corners and safeties against a quality quarterback and wide receivers. Ian Henson Favorite moment thus far Just the fact that the team has four wins so far. I don't know anyone in the mainstream media that had the team undefeated at this point. Especially after the Von Miller news broke or the face that Manny Ramirez would be playing center indefinitely. Biggest Surprises Thus Far That Knowshon Moreno was the running back that broke out. I think that we knew what we had in him, but none of the other three running backs have really challenged his starting position at all. I think that is by design though, around Week Six will be the time the team starts phasing someone else in, whether it be to keep Moreno healthy or just to see what they actually have in the stable. Biggest disappointments Injuries, suspensions and fax machines have taken four of the top five players on this team. The fact that the Broncos are so strong right now makes me believe that perfection is possible. What do you expect to see in the next quarter? More records, I think that this team has proven one thing-- it literally is next man up. When Von and Champ Bailey return it is not as if the defense will just start leveling teams. It will be the same defense really, at best those guys will be rusty, at worst they will be bad.It is great to have such talent in the background though. Brian Shrout Favorite moment thus far Watching the Broncos post 52 points in a single game. I've been following the Broncos since 1969 and have never seen a performance like that one. Biggest Surprises Thus Far That our defense has more sacks and more interceptions at this point in the season than we did in 2012 when Miller, Dumervil and Bailey were all playing. Biggest disappointment That we pulled Manning in the fourth quarter of the Philadelphia game so that we didn't put up 60 points (just kidding). I'm
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@ via prod.images.broncos.clubs.nflcdn.com WEEK 5 RESULTS What a weekend of games, but none bigger than the 99 point free for all in Dallas - a game that exposed a banged up Denver defense. With our two best defensive backs (Champ & H...
@ via prod.images.broncos.clubs.nflcdn.com WEEK 5 RESULTS What a weekend of games, but none bigger than the 99 point free for all in Dallas - a game that exposed a banged up Denver defense. With our two best defensive backs (Champ & Harris) sitting on the sidelines, almost any quarterback in the NFL could have had a field day, & Tony Romo did just that. Then Robert Ayers & our other defensive captain/play caller MLB Wesley Woodyard gets knocked out of the game & it looked like Dallas could not be stopped. Fortunately we got just what we needed to end the game in our favor. The Broncos offense is so good that the NY Giants, who are worst in the league in the points per game (PPG) against category (36.4), would be having a winning season. That doesn't say much for our defense boys & girls! However, there are only four teams in the NFL who are averaging more points per game than the Broncos are giving up. They are the Dallas Cowboys (30.4), Green Bay Packers (29.5), Chicago Bears (29), & the Minnesota Vikings (28.8). The fact that we just got done playing the Cowboys, who top that list, should tell us something about the rest of the schedule this year. Indiana has surprised me, and looks like a very good test in two weeks. They are the most well rounded team we will have faced all year, ranking 4th, 5th, or 6th in each of the 4 categories I track. Their Offense is averaging exactly what our Defense is giving up, 27.8 points per game, with their defense allowing just 15.8 points per game. Two out of the three remaining teams we face before the Bye Week rank very poor on defense, although Washington is only allowing 2 tenths of a point per game more than the Broncos defense gives up. After the bye, the KC, New England, KC & Tennessee stretch is where we will prove our metal as an Offense. KC (#1) & New England (#2) are allowing the fewest PPG in the league on defense. That will be 4 top ten teams in a row (in that category) with Tennessee coming to town the following week. Here is how the remaining teams on our schedule are looking at the moment. RNK TEAM W-L AVG PPG DIFF TEAM PPG FOR TEAM PPG AGAINST TEAM TA / GA DIFF 31 Home (32)Jacks 0-5 -22.4 (32) Jacks 10.2 (31) Jacks 32.6 (28) Jacks -7 1 @ (4) Indi 4-1 12 (6) Indi 27.8 (5) Indi 15.8 (4) Indi 6 27 Home (26) Wash 1-3 -5.2 (18) Wash 22.8 (25) Wash 28 (22) Wash 0 WK 9 Bye 22 @ (18) SanD 2-3 -0.8 (13) San D 25 (18) San D 25.8 (29) San D -8 3 Home (2) K City 5-0 14 (12) K City 25.6 (1) K City 11.6 (1) K City 10 7 @ (7) New E 4-1 5 (23) New E 19 (2) New E 14 (7) New E 4 3 @ (2) K City 5-0 14 (12) K City 25.6 (1) K City 11.6 (1) K City 10 6 @ (9) Tenn 3-2 4 (16) Tenn 23 (10) Tenn 19 (2) Tenn 8 22 Home (18) San D 2-3 -0.8 (13) San D 25 (18) San D 25.8 (29) San D -8 29 @ (29) Hous 2-3 -9.2 (26) Houst 18.6 (24) Houst 27.8 (27) Houst -4 26 @ (21) Oak 2- 3 -2 (22) Oak 19.6 (13) Oak 21.6 (14) Oak 2 Take Away Give Away Differential is my "Just Fix This" stat: There are 15 teams with an even or negative TA/GA Differential and just 5 (33%) have a winning record. There are 17 teams with a positive TA/GA Differential and just 6 (35%) have a losing record. All six of those teams wit
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The Water Cooler Quarterbacks -- Brian, Jeff, Paul, Tom, Matt, Joey, Mallory, Mike and Scott -- had a rather different sort of discussion this past week. Part of it stemmed from the fact that Joey now has to communicate via long distance...
The Water Cooler Quarterbacks -- Brian, Jeff, Paul, Tom, Matt, Joey, Mallory, Mike and Scott -- had a rather different sort of discussion this past week. Part of it stemmed from the fact that Joey now has to communicate via long distance since he has moved to a different campus in order to start his student teaching. Part of it stemmed from the fact that the discussion arose from a news article that had nothing to do with any of the teams that the group follows.It was pointed out in an ESPN report recently that when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released QB Josh Freeman, the Bucs no longer had any of the six players they had drafted in 2009 left on the team. When this was coupled with the emergence of 2009 NFL Draft class member Knowshon Moreno as a dependable runner (195 carries for 841 yards (4.3 yards/carry, 76.5 yards per game) and 6 rushing touchdowns in the last 11 regular season games), the Water Cooler Quarterbacks had their topic for the week.The question which piqued our curiosity was: How many players picked in the 2009 NFL Draft were still with our favorite (or in the case of our "anti-" team members, the hated) team?As we looked for answers to that question, we only looked to see if a given player is currently on the active 53-man roster of an NFL team. We did not distinguish between players on the practice squad, on the PUP/IR lists and those who are completely out of the NFL. What we found was a little surprising (at least to us). It should also be noted, that we defined "leaving via free agency" as being those players whose rookie contract had expired and therefore decided to test the free agency market -- as opposed to those who had been released or waived by the drafting team.Let's start with the team that gave rise to the conversation -- Tampa Bay. What we found was this: # of picks 6 Still with TB 0 With another team 3 DT Roy Miller (Jac), DB E. J. Biggers (Was), QB Josh Freeman (Min) Not on active roster 3 DE Kyle Moore, T Xavier Fulton, WR Sammie Stroughter Left via free agency 2 DT Roy Miller (Jac), DB E. J. Biggers (Was) Left via trade 0 That's six draft picks. Three are not currently on an NFL team's active roster. Two of the three who are currently on rosters left through free agency.Now on to the team that we follow. Those teams are: Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, San Diego, Cleveland, Miami, Anti-Raiders, Anti-Patriots, Anti-Steelers. Denver # of Picks 10 Still with Den 3 RB Knowshon Moreno, DE Robert Ayers, DB David Bruton With another team 0 Not on active roster 7 DB Alphonso Smith, DB Darcel McBath, TE Richard Quinn, G Seth Olsen, QB Tom Brandstater, C Blake Schlueter, WR Kenny McKinley Left via free agency 0 Left via trade 1 DB Alphonso Smith Denver had ten picks in the 2009 NFL Draft. Three players are currently still with the team. Of the seven who are not: one left via trade, five were either released or waived. Tragically, WR Kenny McKinley died on September 20, 2010. San Francisco # of picks 7 Still with SF 1 WR Michael Crabtree With another team 3 TE Bear Pascoe, DB Curtis Taylor (Ari), DT Ricky Jean-Francois Not on active roster 3 RB Glen Coffee, LB Scott McKillop, QB Nate Davis Left via free agency 1 DT Ricky Jean-Francois Left via trade 0 The 49ers still have one of their seven 2009 picks on the team. Three have found homes on different teams. Three are currently not on an active rosters. One left via free agency. Dallas # of picks 12 Still with Dal 1 QB Stephen McGee With another team 2 LB Victor Butler (NO), TE John Phillips (SD) Not on active roster 9 LB Jason Williams, T Robert Brewster, DE Brandon WIlliams,DB DeAngelo Smith, DB Michael Hamlin, K David Buehler, DB Stephen Hodge, DB Mike Mickens, WR Manuel Johnson Left via free agency 2 LB Victor Butler (NO), TE John Phillips (SD) Left via t
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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are among the NFL’s undefeated teams to this point in the season, due in large part to a prolific offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Fantasy football owners that have him ha...
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are among the NFL’s undefeated teams to this point in the season, due in large part to a prolific offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Fantasy football owners that have him have surely been happy with Manning’s production this season, as he has 20 touchdown passes with just one interception, a “season-low” of 307 passing yards in a game (1,884 total passing yards) and a rushing touchdown in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys for good measure. The Broncos are heavily favored in Week 6 against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars, and quite frankly it would a huge surprise if they do not win handily and the opportunity to rest some of their regulars could come. That creates a potentially risky situation for Manning’s fantasy owners, but is benching him a realistic option? Opposing quarterbacks have had success against the Jaguars, as they have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to the position (20.2 per game, ESPN scoring) and 10 passing touchdowns allowed over their last three games (12 total this season; tied for second-most in the league). So even if Manning plays less than a full game, he should do enough to still be a top-tier fantasy quarterback this week. It would take a very gutsy fantasy owner to even consider benching the elder Manning for anything other than his bye week, let alone actually pulling the trigger on such a move. But if you are an owner considering other options, here are some signal callers that have good matchups for Week 6 that you may have alongside Manning on your roster. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, @ San Diego Chargers Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, @ Dallas Cowboys Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, vs. New York Giants Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, @ Minnesota Vikings Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, vs. St. Louis Rams For what it’s worth I have Manning in one of my leagues, with Cutler as my QB2 and I can only start one quarterback. But I am not going to put Cutler into my lineup this week, and I’m willing to bank on Manning putting up high-level numbers even if he plays less than four quarters on Sunday. Brad Berreman is a contributing writer at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bradberreman24. Related Top 10 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 6 Based on Matchups
about 7 hours ago
I don't visit Arrowhead Pride very often, so this question is for those that do. Are there Bronco fans over there begging for respect in the comments? Look, I love watching Chief's fans making fools of themselves as much as the next gu...
I don't visit Arrowhead Pride very often, so this question is for those that do. Are there Bronco fans over there begging for respect in the comments? Look, I love watching Chief's fans making fools of themselves as much as the next guy, but it seems like they are daily over here begging for respect and I am just curious if it is in response to Bronco fans on their site or something? It is funny though, in kind of a sad way.
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Chris Humphreys USA TODAY Sports Champ Bailey has not played a meaningful game since the Divisional Round last year. Denver Broncos fans are patiently awaiting the return of their star cornerback who hasn’t played a snap this seaso...
Chris Humphreys USA TODAY Sports Champ Bailey has not played a meaningful game since the Divisional Round last year. Denver Broncos fans are patiently awaiting the return of their star cornerback who hasn’t played a snap this season. However, in his absence, the Broncos have gone undefeated at 5-0 and it brings about an interesting thought. I believe Bailey will be a key part in the Broncos’ deep run, if not an X-Factor. Denver has a pretty lousy pass defense, and having that veteran presence in the secondary will help in a lot of ways. For one, Bailey will be covering the star receiver on the opposing team, who will face one of the best cover corners in the league. Secondly, his coverage can help keep the opposing quarterback in the pocket and allow the pass rush to create pressure, especially if Von Miller returns around the same time Bailey does. Imagine having a great corner covering your star wide receiver and having to worry about the pressure of Miller? Talk about scary. Perhaps it is Bailey who could be the missing piece in that horrendous secondary. I mean, the secondary has held their own in his absence minus the game against the Dallas Cowboys, but having that veteran can provide a confidence boost in some of the younger guys who have trouble from time to time, especially if they can see how Bailey does his job in covering whatever part of the field or receiver that he is assigned to on each play. Let’s also not forget how much of a game-changer he can be. Bailey has great skill to make plays and change the tide of a football game. It will be interesting to see how much of an impact he brings to the table. Having a 15-year vet on the field can certain make a team look a lot better, and if the Broncos are going to make this big run this season, Bailey appears to be the answer. Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.
about 9 hours ago
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium (USA TODAY SPORTS) 5-0 feels so good, but the Denver Broncos have a long ways to g...
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium (USA TODAY SPORTS) 5-0 feels so good, but the Denver Broncos have a long ways to go still. The team showed that they can win in a shootout. Peyton Manning threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown while leading the Broncos to a 51-48 victory. Julius Thomas came up big by catching nine balls for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Broncos gave up 48 points but were still able to win. Here is what I liked, what I didn’t like, and what’s next for the Broncos. What I liked Coming from Behind The Broncos dug themselves into a pretty big hole to start the game, going down 14-0 to the Cowboys, but I liked how they didn’t panic and came back to win. Being down by that much is something the Broncos have not been used to this year. The drive for the first touchdown was huge to get momentum and confidence back on the Broncos side. The Broncos scored in three plays and took away a lot of the Cowboys momentum. If the Broncos would not have scored on that drive I think it would have been extremely hard for the Broncos to come back, but they capitalized and showed that they were not going to just lay down. What I didn’t like The Defense Playing Poorly Giving up 48 points was way too much for this talented unit. I understand that the Broncos were without Von Miller and Champ Bailey and lost Wesley Woodyard and Chris Harris during the game, but even when Woodyard and Harris were in, the Broncos were having trouble stopping the Cowboys. Woodyard was a huge loss because he is both the middle linebacker and captain of the defense. Without Woodyard, the Broncos defense just looked unorganized. The benefit is that other players were able to gain experience and get more reps than they normally would. Danny Trevathan’s fantastic interception looked good as well, but the Broncos defense is going to have to be much better if they want to succeed the rest of the season and in the playoffs. What’s next Jaguars at Broncos The Broncos host the winless Jaguars Sunday afternoon and are heavily favored. The Jaguars main stars are running back Maurice Jones-Drew and wide receiver Justin Blackmon. The Broncos have been shutting down the run pretty well so hopefully they can contain MJD, but Blackmon is a big physical receiver, similar to Dez Bryant last week. Blackmon is coming off of a big week last week against the Rams. The biggest thing the Broncos need to do is not look past the Jaguars. They need to stay focused and not get caught up in the records. The Jaguars have nothing to lose and will do whatever it takes to get a win so the Broncos must be smart and not take this challenge lightly. The Broncos host the Jaguars Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. MST. Make sure to follow Predominantly Orange on Facebook and on Twitter. Broncos Hump Day Hot Reads: Broncos Outlast Cowboys - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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