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kamakazi_kal
08-11-2009, 08:23 AM
Will the game friday be on national t.v. ?

does anyone have insider for this Eddie Royal story?

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=4389123&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl %2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fid%3d4389123

SoDak Bronco
08-11-2009, 08:26 AM
The Game airs at 9:00 Central on the NFL Network Friday night.

Tombstone RJ
08-11-2009, 08:27 AM
Will the game friday be on national t.v. ?

does anyone have insider for this Eddie Royal story?

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=4389123&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl %2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fid%3d4389123

Game will be live on NFLN, sorry no Insider info on Eddie...

kamakazi_kal
08-11-2009, 08:46 AM
Ok very cool ..... I'm excited to see some football action.

Los Broncos
08-11-2009, 08:50 AM
Are they showing it live on NFL network?

Beantown Bronco
08-11-2009, 08:54 AM
Are they showing it live on NFL network?

You don't believe Tombstone? or just looking for a 2nd opinion? :P

Gcver2ver3
08-11-2009, 08:59 AM
Are they showing it live on NFL network?

from what i understand, yes...

but my main concern and question is that the NFLN is airing the Rams/Jets preseason game live at 7 eastern...the Broncos game is set to air just three hours later...

will they delay the broadcast or just cut into the game in its progress after the Jets/Rams game ends?...

i will be highly upset if i miss out on the Broncos starters because of waiting on Jets/Rams scrubs to finish up...

backup qb
08-11-2009, 09:02 AM
The great thing about NFL Net is that they replay the preseason games all the time. So set the tivo or dvr and you are ready to roll. Although, I am hoping it is live as well....as I try to foster some excitement for the upcoming season.

Los Broncos
08-11-2009, 09:52 AM
You don't believe Tombstone? or just looking for a 2nd opinion? :P

In the past they haven't shown it live, I'll just watch it online.

goldengopher1976
08-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Will the game friday be on national t.v. ?

does anyone have insider for this Eddie Royal story?

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=4389123&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl %2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fid%3d4389123

INSIDER ARTICLE

One Up: WR Eddie Royal

When the Broncos took Eddie Royal in the second round of last year's draft, most people expected his rookie season to consist mostly of kick and punt returns, with some time in the slot. Instead, Royal grabbed a spot in Denver's starting lineup and showed far better route-running ability than most scouts expected when he came out of Virginia Tech.

Royal's rookie year was particularly interesting, because he specialized in such short routes. Royal was the first rookie wide receiver since 1978 (at the latest) to catch at least 60 passes but average less than 11 yards per reception. Here are the lowest yards per catch figures for rookies with at least 50 receptions -- and you can see how Royal's total of 91 receptions sticks out like a sore thumb:

PLAYER YEAR TEAM REC YDS TD YDS/REC
Jerome Pathon 1998 IND 50 511 1 10.2
Davone Bess 2008 MIA 54 554 1 10.3
Eddie Royal 2008 DEN 91 980 5 10.8
Wayne Chrebet 1995 NYJ 66 726 4 11.0
Peter Warrick 2000 CIN 51 592 4 11.6
Troy Edwards 1999 PIT 61 714 5 11.7
Mike Pritchard 1991 ATL 50 624 2 12.5
Terry Glenn 1996 NE 90 1132 6 12.6
Donnie Avery 2008 STL 53 674 3 12.7
Marvin Harrison 1996 IND 64 836 8 13.1

Nearly half of all passes to Royal were thrown within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage, and those short passes are easier to catch. But not everyone catches them as often as Royal. Among wide receivers with at least 100 pass targets, only Wes Welker had a catch rate higher than Royal's 71 percent. That makes him the perfect player to play Welker's role in Josh McDaniels' offense, and it could give Royal a big sophomore season, especially for fantasy football players in point-per-reception leagues.

Trending down: CB Andre Goodman

Denver's defense last year was very, very bad -- in fact, one of the worst defenses in NFL history. They went out to fix that defense in free agency by signing three new DBs to play alongside a hopefully healthy Champ Bailey. The problem? Each of those starters is over 30: 31-year-old Renaldo Hill, 31-year-old Andre Goodman and 36-year-old Brian Dawkins.

While Dawkins is the oldest of the three, Goodman is probably the most worrisome. There's no doubt that Goodman played very well for Miami in 2008, but one season does not a star cornerback make.

Here are Goodman's stats in pass coverage from the four years of the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project. (The success rate metric is defined here.)

YEAR AGE GAMES STARTS TARGETS SUCCESS RANK YDS/PASS RANK
2005 27 15 8 74 49% 56 8.2 60
2006 28 15 14 54 58% 15 8.7 67
2007 29 13 4 34 30% N/A 8.8 N/A
2008 30 16 16 92 62% 8 6.3 22

Goodman's stats aren't ranked in 2007 because he didn't manage the minimum number of pass targets that we use to rank cornerbacks. You probably don't need the ranks to see that this year was pretty poor. If he had enough targets to be ranked in 2007, his success rate would have ranked 81st out of 82 cornerbacks. Goodman did manage a strong success rate in 2006, but his poor yards allowed per pass that year shows that he mixed generally good coverage with some monumental toastings.

Obviously, Goodman's 2008 season far surpassed his previous three years, and it is very hard to believe that last year's performance was not a bit of a fluke. He is a player who bounced in and out of the starting lineup for two poor secondaries (Detroit and Miami) and signed a big starter's contract (five years, $25 million, with $10 million guaranteed) based on one good year. And the Broncos signed him even though nearly all defensive backs are in physical decline by the age of 31. With Champ Bailey on the other side of the field, get ready to see opposing quarterbacks test Goodman early and often.

One to watch: LT Ryan Clady

Three And Out: Broncos

AFC West blogger Bill Williamson has thoughts on Kyle Orton, Knowshon Moreno and the green defensive line. Three and Out

While Denver had great skill players last year, the heart of its strong offense was the offensive line. The Broncos ranked first in FO's adjusted line yards metric and fourth in adjusted sack rate. They also ranked second in the league in fewest false starts.

Jay Cutler may be gone, and Brandon Marshall may be trying to follow him out of town, but the line is still there, and they'll need to play just as well if the Broncos are to have any hope of contending. But can they? The heart of the line is left tackle Ryan Clady, who really should have been chosen for the Pro Bowl in his rookie year. It's important to watch Clady in his second season, because there has been a recent trend of star rookie left tackles, such as Marcus McNeill and Joe Thomas, struggling a bit with sophomore slumps.

There's also the question of health: The same five linemen started all 16 games for Denver last year, and that's rare.

kamakazi_kal
08-11-2009, 10:07 AM
thanks

BroncoMan4ever
08-11-2009, 12:28 PM
i tell you, had Jay not just zeroed in on Marshall for the middle part of the season and basically ignored Eddie, Royal could have had over 100 catches and probably somewhere near 1200 receiving yards. not to mention the team probably would have won a game or 2 more.

oubronco
08-11-2009, 12:34 PM
two questions.