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Irish Stout
09-19-2012, 12:04 PM
So last week I wasn't nervous. Wasn't worried. Knew the game could go either way, but felt extremely confident. I felt like others were in the same boat, both here and in the real world. When the holes in the boat started appearing in Atlanta all the over dramatic quibblers came running out of the wood work claiming Manning had a noodle arm and calling up D-Mac to cry on the radios.

I didn't really read too much into the loss. We turned it over 4 times early... Peyton warmed up and looked better, especially when they slowed it down and made sure everyone was on the same page in the huddle. We have a QB who didn't play for like 8,000 days, but is the best athlete of all sports including competitive pickle eating... The D stepped up mostly and shut down Michael Turner so well that he decided to become the next DJ Williams.

Ok, all well and good and back to the Broncos' hood. But today, I awoke with a deep sense of worry. This is a home turf game against an AFC opponent... one schooled in the way of the Bronco. One with a great D and strong RBs and WRs. I'm not sure if we'll be able to keep up early on in this game either, unless we can come up with a different gameplan - perhaps focusing more on Willis and the run early on.

If we lose to the Houstons, then we're in a bad spot. Oakland has beaten us at Home every year since 2007.... even when they continue to be a piss poor excuse of a football team. Thats not a statistic I would like to see extended.

What say ye wise doofuses of the Omane? Are we ****ed or do we have the ability to win this game?

I predict a devastating 96-8 loss. Our 8 points coming off of 4 safeties by Von.

Drunken.Broncoholic
09-19-2012, 12:16 PM
Houston is the best team in the league. You got every right to be worried. I see a loss right here and a bounce back win against the raiders. 2-2 after these 4 games isnt too bad being in the AFC west.

Tombstone RJ
09-19-2012, 12:16 PM
theraputic, this thread is. Thanks, will read again...

55CrushEm
09-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Houston is the best team in the league. You got every right to be worried. I see a loss right here and a bounce back win against the raiders. 2-2 after these 4 games isnt too bad being in the AFC west.

Yes, but then after this 2-2 start.....we are on the road @ NE and @ SD. Could be looking at 2-4 start. Ugh.

EmpireOrange
09-19-2012, 12:20 PM
Yep, you should be nervous. EO said on Monday that ATL was a must win but instead of heeding great wisdom and foresight, a couple of nut sacks decided to mock the truthsaying. Well, that's okay...but who the dummy now?...

Tombstone RJ
09-19-2012, 12:23 PM
if the Broncos come out of the first six games at 3-3 its fine. They then roll into the middle of the part of the season along with a bie and then make a push for the post season with the final home game against kc. Playing well at home, winning the division games and then games primarily against other AFC teams is key.

If the Broncos are gonna lose games, losing to NFC teams is the best way to go, especially when you play them on the road.

Gort
09-19-2012, 12:33 PM
I predict a devastating 96-8 loss. Our 8 points coming off of 4 safeties by Von.

Houston is going to beat us so bad, the Houston fans will start an online petition the next day to have their franchise renamed from the "Houston Texans" to the "Houston Chris Browns". (*)

(*) - yes, i know i've used this joke before. so what? deal with it!

MagicHef
09-19-2012, 12:42 PM
I'm not too worried.

They do have the best defense we've faced yet, but possibly also the worst offense. Against 2 really bad teams, they've been getting less than 5 yards per play. Also, the fact that this game is at home is huge. I think the people that were devastated by the loss don't realize how hard it is to win in Atlanta.

Durango
09-19-2012, 12:42 PM
if the Broncos come out of the first six games at 3-3 its fine. They then roll into the middle of the part of the season along with a bie and then make a push for the post season with the final home game against kc. Playing well at home, winning the division games and then games primarily against other AFC teams is key.

If the Broncos are gonna lose games, losing to NFC teams is the best way to go, especially when you play them on the road.

This.

Emerging from that first 6 game horror show 3 & 3 would put Denver in a great position to tackle the rest of the schedule, especially with the bye setting up nicely for a breather from this brutal early schedule.

Losing to Houston would be depressing, but I do honestly believe this team has legitimate 10-6 potential even with this schedule, and will get better and better as the season progresses.

You're also right that playing well at home is crucial to our success. We've been a terrible home team the last few years.

TotallyScrewed
09-19-2012, 12:57 PM
This.

Emerging from that first 6 game horror show 3 & 3 would put Denver in a great position to tackle the rest of the schedule, especially with the bye setting up nicely for a breather from this brutal early schedule.

Losing to Houston would be depressing, but I do honestly believe this team has legitimate 10-6 potential even with this schedule, and will get better and better as the season progresses.

You're also right that playing well at home is crucial to our success. We've been a terrible home team the last few years.

So which two of the next four games is a Broncos win? I think they'll be lucky to be 2-4.

And when you downgrade the Houston offense...you sound retarded. Did you note how many offensive plays they ran against those "bad" teams?

NUB
09-19-2012, 01:09 PM
The Texans are the 49ers of the AFC. Don't be surprised if Denver's run-game gets stuffed. I still think Manning and co. have a chance to keep pace so long as Andre Johnson's presence remains low.

~Crash~
09-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Has Houston ever Beat Manning ? they are truly scared of him you can tell .

LetsGoBroncos
09-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Houston is the best team in the league. You got every right to be worried. I see a loss right here and a bounce back win against the raiders. 2-2 after these 4 games isnt too bad being in the AFC west.

Exactly. Just need to stay within striking distance of SD until the middle of the season. We could very well go 6-1 the last 7 games of the season if we beat the teams we should beat

Wes Mantooth
09-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Has Houston ever Beat Manning ? they are truly scared of him you can tell .

yes. Twice under Kubiak I believe. 10 and 09

Drunken.Broncoholic
09-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Has Houston ever Beat Manning ? they are truly scared of him you can tell .

That's a different Texan team back then. It's good that the back end of this schedule is a bit easier. It's gonna take time for this offense to gel. These games are all gonna be tough. They better have a gameplan going into this Sunday, and not be it throwing deep over the middle all the time.

oubronco
09-19-2012, 01:21 PM
Kubiak is an offensive guru, he knows we are week at LB and Free Safety he will come out firing to the middle of the field and exploit the missmatches

fdf
09-19-2012, 01:26 PM
theraputic, this thread is. Thanks, will read again...

You meant: "Read again, will," didn't you Yoda? :)

MagicHef
09-19-2012, 01:29 PM
So which two of the next four games is a Broncos win? I think they'll be lucky to be 2-4.

And when you downgrade the Houston offense...you sound retarded. Did you note how many offensive plays they ran against those "bad" teams?

I think your second paragraph may be directed at me?

I'm not saying they are horrible, but it's not like we're playing Matt Ryan again. They managed 4.95 yards per play against Miami, who turned around and allowed 6.39 yards per play to Oakland the next week. They also managed the same 4.95 yards against Jacksonville, who had just given up 6.71 yards per play to Minnesota in week 1.

Doggcow
09-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Our schedule is ****ing brutal

Smiling Assassin27
09-19-2012, 02:07 PM
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Gort
09-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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Pick Six
09-19-2012, 02:29 PM
I predict a devastating 96-8 loss. Our 8 points coming off of 4 safeties by Von.

At least, we'll have 4 entertainment numbers, from the dancing machine. So, we have that going for us...

Pontius Pirate
09-19-2012, 02:32 PM
Schaub is an avg. QB at best. I say blitz all the time, stop the run, and let him try to beat our CB's on man coverage. They will not light it up if the run is stopped. This isn't GB we're dealing with.

On offense, Broncos are going to dink & dunk and run McGahee as much as possible. It will be frustrating to watch.

I predict a last second FG & Broncos win.

Irish Stout
09-19-2012, 02:33 PM
I understand their O hasn't exactly been putting up stellar yardage and they've only played the fish and the cats of Florida... but still, they have the potential to just BLOW UP! KA POW!

Schaub is so-so, but they got that Johnson dude and that Arian Foster guy and I just think they're capable of putting up some O yards. I sure as **** hope I am wrong. But if I am right, it will make me sad.

Irish Stout
09-19-2012, 02:34 PM
At least, we'll have 4 entertainment numbers, from the dancing machine. So, we have that going for us...

More GIFs!!! YAY!

menonite
09-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Schaub is pretty good imo. Going to be a tough game. The Texans have had a way of shooting themselves in the foot in the past. They may need to do so again for the Broncos to come away with a win.

cmhargrove
09-19-2012, 02:36 PM
I'm not nervous about this game - as long as the team continues to fight, improve, and develop.

A win would be awesome, but more than that I want to see progress - particularly by the Manning no-huddle and our Safety play.

This is a fun season to watch if the refs don't **** it up...

Pontius Pirate
09-19-2012, 02:39 PM
If they get in the red zone, 9 times out of 10 they are going to run it in. Schaub does not throw in the red zone.

Black96WS6
09-19-2012, 02:52 PM
theraputic, this thread is. Thanks, will read again...

Like your way of speaking, do I.

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Gort
09-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Like your way of speaking, do I.


http://www.yodaspeak.co.uk/index.php

yerner
09-19-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm not worried. This is a great season already. No Mcdaniels. No Tebow. No segmented fan base. Just going to enjoy the season. Houston is a great test.

Ambiguous
09-19-2012, 03:48 PM
I'm not worried. This is a great season already. No Mcdaniels. No Tebow. No segmented fan base. Just going to enjoy the season. Houston is a great test.

Rep

Irish Stout
09-19-2012, 03:59 PM
I'm not worried. This is a great season already. No Mcdaniels. No Tebow. No segmented fan base. Just going to enjoy the season. Houston is a great test.

I was wondering why the Orangemane felt a little lighter... a little warmer. No massive fan divide this year.

ZONA
09-19-2012, 04:08 PM
Every year is a new year. To suggest they are the best team in the league, or even the 49'ers of the AFC, at this point, is pure stupidity. They haven't played anybody yet, how the hell do you get they're the best in the league after beating the Jags and Phins? Unreal people.

pricejj
09-19-2012, 04:32 PM
Must beat the Texas Houstons...

...also must beat the Western AFC's, the Patriot New Englanders, and the Saint New Orleanders.

Pummeling the Raven Baltimore's will be tough (obviously), but beating the Brown Clevelanders will be easy.

Love to beat the Brown Clevelanders...

Drunken.Broncoholic
09-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Every year is a new year. To suggest they are the best team in the league, or even the 49'ers of the AFC, at this point, is pure stupidity. They haven't played anybody yet, how the hell do you get they're the best in the league after beating the Jags and Phins? Unreal people.

Easy. Player personnel, coaches, schemes, health, etc etc.

TheChamp24
09-19-2012, 05:12 PM
So which two of the next four games is a Broncos win? I think they'll be lucky to be 2-4.

And when you downgrade the Houston offense...you sound retarded. Did you note how many offensive plays they ran against those "bad" teams?

I honestly think we can match up decently against Houston, we are by far the best team they have faced this year. They struggled against Miami actually until Tannehil started throwing picks left and right.

Oakland looks awful, especially getting blown out against Miami. That should be a definite win.

New England, them losing Hernandez definitely helps us, if he misses the game. Who knows though. I don't think our D can stop their O though.

San Diego, barely beat a ****ty Oakland team and then beat a ****ty Titans team. This isn't an automatic loss, neither an automatic win.

I really think we'll be 3-3 at the bye, which isn't so bad looking at facing probably 4 playoff teams, 3 on the road during that stretch.
Our schedule is pretty freakin brutal, the only "easy" game I really see is the Cleveland game at the end. Kansas City and Oakland are ****ty, but they still give us a hard fought game most of the time.

go_broncos
09-19-2012, 07:34 PM
I am worried about refs..hopefully, they are on our side this time.

boppool
09-19-2012, 09:07 PM
I am worried about refs..hopefully, they are on our side this time.

No worries. All we need is a couple of refs who's starting Peyton in their fantasy teams, then we're set.

Irish Stout
09-20-2012, 11:03 AM
No worries. All we need is a couple of refs who's starting Peyton in their fantasy teams, then we're set.

Fortunately, Peyton is a more desirable fantasy QB than Schaub.... so we have that going for us. Unfortunately, Foster is a more desirable fantasy RB than McGahee, and Johnson is probably more desirable than Thomas.

At least we know that we're sure to see John Fox blowing a gasket at the officials. Thats always entertaining... except for the fact that they're usually ****ing up (unless its 12 men on the field in which case, John's lack of math skills hurts).