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thumpc
08-13-2009, 01:45 AM
It was hard to spend any time at Broncos camp earlier this week and not come away impressed with rookie RB Knowshon Moreno. He is explosive and stands to be a feature element in that offense. He missed the start of camp, but running backs generally have a smoother transition to the NFL than other positions, and he will go in as the starter in the preseason opener.
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/08/12/what-im-working-on-for-total-access/

thumpc
08-13-2009, 01:48 AM
How many practices did he have?

Doggcow
08-13-2009, 03:18 AM
Anyone who didn't expect Knowshon to start with the lack of talent we have at RB is crazy

montrose
08-13-2009, 04:57 AM
Anyone who didn't expect Knowshon to start with the lack of talent we have at RB is crazy

I actually think Buckhalter's had a nice camp but he's best served as our #2. With Torain gone, the roles appear to be well set:

Moreno - Feature HB
Buckhalter - Primary Backup HB
Hillis - Starting FB, Reserve HB can be split-wide too
Jordan - #3 HB, Goal-line and short-yardage HB

Broncoman13
08-13-2009, 05:44 AM
Anyone who didn't expect Knowshon to start with the lack of talent we have at RB is crazy

Lack of talent at RB? Honestly, I think there are maybe three or four teams in the entire league that have a more talented group of RBs.

SoDak Bronco
08-13-2009, 07:08 AM
stay healthy for the regular season...please

supermanhr9
08-13-2009, 07:12 AM
I actually think Buckhalter's had a nice camp but he's best served as our #2. With Torain gone, the roles appear to be well set:

Moreno - Feature HB
Buckhalter - Primary Backup HB
Hillis - Starting FB, Reserve HB can be split-wide too
Jordan - #3 HB, Goal-line and short-yardage HB


two thumbs up

lex
08-13-2009, 07:41 AM
I actually think Buckhalter's had a nice camp but he's best served as our #2. With Torain gone, the roles appear to be well set:

Moreno - Feature HB
Buckhalter - Primary Backup HB
Hillis - Starting FB, Reserve HB can be split-wide too
Jordan - #3 HB, Goal-line and short-yardage HB

What would make Jordan better around the goal line than Moreno? Moreno was outstanding around the goalline. Try youtubing his TDs at South Carolina, Arizona State, and Alabama to see what I mean.

Los Broncos
08-13-2009, 10:14 AM
Nice, can't wait to see him in action.

Does he play the first half or just one series?

bfoflcommish
08-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Nice, can't wait to see him in action.

Does he play the first half or just one series?


this is what I was thinking. I might rather him be listed 2nd so we can see more of him now.

Hotrod
08-13-2009, 10:35 AM
this is what I was thinking. I might rather him be listed 2nd so we can see more of him now.

McD said him and other rookies will see alot of action.

Gcver2ver3
08-13-2009, 10:40 AM
What would make Jordan better around the goal line than Moreno? Moreno was outstanding around the goalline. Try youtubing his TDs at South Carolina, Arizona State, and Alabama to see what I mean.

i can't believe i'm saying this, but i agree with lex...

Los Broncos
08-13-2009, 10:42 AM
[QUOTE=Hotrod;2504037]McD said him and other rookies will see alot of action.[/QUOTE

Now I'm really looking forward to it.

Hotrod
08-13-2009, 10:44 AM
[QUOTE=Hotrod;2504037]McD said him and other rookies will see alot of action.[/QUOTE

Now I'm really looking forward to it.

I'll look for the article hold on a second.

Hotrod
08-13-2009, 10:45 AM
http://den.scout.com/2/887738.html

By Broncos Update Staff (PR)

Posted Aug 12, 2009


Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels addressed the media following Wednesday's afternoon practice, discussing topics that ranged from rookie RB Knowshon Moreno to backup QB Chris Simms. Check out the full transcript.

On whether his team is where it wants to be heading into the San Francisco game
“We’re where I think we could be by now. We’re going to find out a whole lot of what we need to work more on, on Friday night. I don’t know whether I’ve ever been a part of a first preseason game that’s gone exactly the way we wanted it to go. So I would expect there to be plenty of things for us to work on after Friday’s film.”

On how much he finds out in a game versus practice
“We’re not out there yelling and screaming at them behind the huddle. We can’t talk to them too much in-between plays. You really find out who knows kind of what’s going on and if they can handle their role and their responsibility without us being in their ear every play. You’re definitely going to find out some things about players that you may not have already figured out. But that’s preseason.”

On QB Chris Simms
“He’s doing fine. He’s getting better every day. He works extremely hard. He’s very diligent in the meeting room. He’s come out here and he’s had some really good days, and then he’s had some days where, you know, he’s struggled. But that’s kind of training camp. For a quarterback in this offense, that’s kind of how it goes. You put in a bunch of stuff one morning. You go out there and you may not be totally comfortable with all of it. But you get better at it as you go and Chris has worked really hard at it.”

On TE Tony Scheffler
“He can do a lot of things. Tony’s very versatile. He’s a guy, obviously, who’s got very good speed and hands in the passing game. He’s also shown a good solid toughness in the running game for us here in training camp. That will be important because when we’re in those two tight end sets and want to try to run the ball, he and (TE) Daniel (Graham) and our other tight ends are really going to have to do a good job on the edge too. So we ask him to do a lot in our offense, and Tony’s showed up and worked hard every day. He’s getting better just like everybody else is.”

On expectations for special teams in the San Francisco game
“It’s been one of our focal points here in training camp every day. We worked on it for 35 minutes today in practice. (There are) so many areas for us to improve in the kicking game from last year, and we need to improve in them. We weren’t very good last year in the kicking game in any phase. If we can improve in all four core phases and in our specialists’ performances, then it’s going to help our team dramatically. So we put a big emphasis on it, and we really want to see how this thing goes. We’re going to put the best that we’ve got out there Friday night early in the game and see where we can take it.”

On CB Alphonso Smith and WR Kenny McKinley returning punts
“We’re just getting everybody work. (WR) Eddie (Royal) was back there earlier this week and Kenny didn’t get as many earlier this week as Eddie did. So we had the two young kids split a little—well they’re all young—but the two younger kids split the reps today. So you’ll probably see all of them back there at some point in the preseason. But they need the work and they’re willing to go back there and catch them and they’re working hard to get better.”

On how much he anticipates playing RB Knowshon Moreno in Friday’s game
“Plenty. We’re telling everybody to be ready to go for a long time, and Knowshon’s in that group too. All our rookies and all our young kids need to play a lot. This is their first opportunity to play in a National Football League game and find out what it’s all about. There’s really no way to simulate the speed of the game in these kinds of practices and they’re going to find out an awful lot about competition and what this is all about. So he needs to play, just like all the rookies do, and we have no plans on taking those guys out too early.

On whether anyone won’t play/will be held out for precautions
“Nope. We’re going right now. We’re telling everybody to be ready to go.”

Los Broncos
08-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Thanks, he has to many skills not to play much.

I hope we run a lot, he is a load of bricks and I love that power running game.

Traveler
08-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks, he has to many skills not to play much.

I hope we run a lot, he is a load of bricks and I love that power running game.

I'll add something we all know. You don't pay someone $13+ million to sit on the bench.

bfoflcommish
08-13-2009, 11:36 AM
McD said him and other rookies will see alot of action.

yes 8')

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
08-13-2009, 11:39 AM
What would make Jordan better around the goal line than Moreno? Moreno was outstanding around the goalline. Try youtubing his TDs at South Carolina, Arizona State, and Alabama to see what I mean.

Agreed: about the only other back I would want with the ball in short yardage situations would be Hillis.

Los Broncos
08-13-2009, 11:40 AM
I'll add something we all know. You don't pay someone $13+ million to sit on the bench.

Exactly, 1st rounders don't sit around.

Beantown Bronco
08-13-2009, 11:43 AM
Exactly, 1st rounders don't sit around.

Unless their name is Crabtree or Raji, etc.

Los Broncos
08-13-2009, 05:07 PM
Unless their name is Crabtree or Raji, etc.

Yeah really.

listopencil
08-13-2009, 09:19 PM
I actually think Buckhalter's had a nice camp but he's best served as our #2. With Torain gone, the roles appear to be well set:

Moreno - Feature HB
Buckhalter - Primary Backup HB
Hillis - Starting FB, Reserve HB can be split-wide too
Jordan - #3 HB, Goal-line and short-yardage HB

Yep, I agree.