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Beej
10-06-2009, 10:31 AM
Broncos at 12.

Who's Elmer?

WHAT A SURPRISE: Umm, well ... how about just about everything? Are you kidding me? After arguably the worst offseason in NFL history (non-T.O. division), Denver's defense has become the NFL's stingiest a year after costing the team a division title (led by a guy named Elmer, no less) and Brandon Marshall has supposedly and belatedly bought what coach Josh McDaniels is selling his players.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings

Dagmar
10-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Dude, Florio on PFT has us at 15.

Doggcow
10-06-2009, 10:38 AM
4-0, and behind 2-1 and 2-2 teams? ****ing kidding me?

Broncos4tw
10-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Nothing like having a 2-2 team rated over you, when you are unbeaten!

This is great though, keep it up. I hope we are ranked #12 if we are 7-0.

Tombstone RJ
10-06-2009, 10:43 AM
I love the East Coast media bias. Ranking the freaking Jets at 5 with a rookie QB and a rookie HC and a worse record than Denver, and playing in a tougher division than Denver.

Nice crapola.

Ambiguous
10-06-2009, 10:44 AM
You have to admit, Elmer has really stepped it up this year.

55CrushEm
10-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Elmer? LOL

They must mean Elmer Doofusvil.....

Archer81
10-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Elmer...This keeps getting funnier and funnier. If we go into our bye 5-0, they will still continue to say the true test for Denver is...So I say **** that. **** these power rankings and lets just enjoy the season.

:Broncos:

Ambiguous
10-06-2009, 10:48 AM
4-0, and behind 2-1 and 2-2 teams? ****ing kidding me?

Well he thinks the leading the NFL in sacks is named Elmer, I think it's safe to say he is a bit ill-informed.

Dagmar
10-06-2009, 10:49 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/06/week-four-power-rankings-are-ready-for-your-ridicule/

Week Four power rankings
Posted by Mike Florio on October 6, 2009 9:22 AM ET
1. New York Giants (Last week: 1). If Eli Manning misses any time, the Giants could be sliding through the top ten quickly.

2. Indianapolis Colts (Last week: 2). If Peyton Manning misses any time, the Colts could be sliding through the top twenty quickly.

3. Minnesota Vikings (Last week: 4). They could be the first team of destiny with a quarterback who needs dental grip.

4. New Orleans Saints (Last week: 5). Drew Brees is happy to not be on pace to break single-season records, especially since he's on pace to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

5. New England Patriots (Last week: 8). Tom Brady will be trading his skirt for slacks in Denver, primarily since Denver in early October can be a little chilly.

6. Baltimore Ravens (Last week: 3). Carson Palmer, the quarterback of Baltimore's next opponent, probably peed a little when he heard Sunday's post-game comments from Ray Lewis.

7. Chicago Bears (Last week: 11). The Bears enter their bye week at 3-1 and rising, thanks to the franchise quarterback who didn't look much like a franchise quarterback in Week One but who has looked like a franchise quarterback since.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (Last week: 9). The Steelers learned that they don't need Willie Parker. And that they desperately need Troy Polamalu.

10. Atlanta Falcons (Last week: 10). Once upon a time, Falcons-Niners was an NFC West stink-fest. In Week Five, it may be one of the best games of the day.

11. New York Jets (Last week: 6). Quarterback Mark Sanchez is suddenly starting to look like a guy who could have used another year of playing college football at USC.

12. San Francisco 49ers (Last week: 15). Apparently, the possibility of getting a Super Bowl ring is all the pot-sweetening that Michael Crabtree needed.

13. San Diego Chargers (Last week: 7). Norv Turner would be wise to start thinking about offensive coordinator positions that might be available in 2010.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (Last week: 14). Nothing heals a broken rib faster than back-to-back 300-yard passing performances from Kevin Kolb.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)

16. Dallas Cowboys (Last week: 13). Surprisingly, Tony Romo supposedly didn't know it was fourth down when he went back to Sam Hurd for a second straight play. Amazingly, Jerry Jones wasn't able to lobby league officials for a do-over.

17. Green Bay Packers (Last week: 16). The Wisconsin offensive line currently is more talented than the Packers' five-pack of blockers.

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (Last week: 20). When the Jaguars win a home game and no one is there, does it make a sound?

19. Houston Texans (Last week: 18). There's nothing like a game against the Raiders to make a mediocre team look something other than mediocre.

20. Miami Dolphins (Last week: 25). The 2010 preseason starts with a win.

21. Washington Redskins (Last week: 23). Barely beating teams that won't win many games this year isn't the way to keep Jim Zorn employed. Through November.

22. Arizona Cardinals (Last week: 22). Barring a collapse by the 49ers, Cardinals players won't have to worry about getting injured during playoff games this year.

23. Buffalo Bills (Last week: 19). If they lose to the Browns on Sunday, Dick Jauron will have plenty of time to do his Christmas shopping. And his Thanksgiving cooking. And his Halloween decorating.

24. Tennessee Titans (Last week: 21). The Titans go to Indy on Sunday night. In an unrelated move, NBC is trying to move flex scheduling up by a few weeks.

25. Seattle Seahawks (Last week: 24). Maybe Jim Mora should have waited for the UW job, after all.

26. Carolina Panthers (Last week: 26). With four winnable games on tap, the Panthers aren't dead yet.

27. Detroit Lions (Last week: 27). So if this week's "home" game at Ford Field against the Steelers isn't sold out, will it be blacked out in Pittsburgh?

28. Oakland Raiders (Last week: 28). Seriously, how did this team manage to win a game?

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last week: 30). That decision to fire Bruce Allen and Jon Gruden is looking worse and worse by the week.

30. Kansas City Chiefs (Last week: 29). The good news is that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley are trying hard. The bad news is that it ain't working. Hard.

31. Cleveland Browns (Last week: 32). Braylon Edwards being jealous of LeBron James is sort of like Pauly Shore being jealous of Jerry Seinfeld.

32. St. Louis Rams (Last week: 31). At six points per game, the Rams' offense is even too conservative for potential new owner Rush Limbaugh.

Tombstone RJ
10-06-2009, 10:49 AM
They're talking about Elmer Fudd. The whaskaly whabbit killer.

Blart
10-06-2009, 10:49 AM
Way to go Elmer!


8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)

hahahahahahaha, after barely beating cleveland

SoDak Bronco
10-06-2009, 10:52 AM
Elmer is sweet..That's my Grandpa's name!! I wish we had an Elmer to go w/Elvis!! lol

McDman
10-06-2009, 10:55 AM
Once again, WHO CARES!

crush17
10-06-2009, 10:57 AM
ESPN has us at 8, behind a bunch of 3-1 teams too...

http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings?year=2009&week=5

I love it. Keep underestimating this team all freaking season. I LOVE IT.

SoDak Bronco
10-06-2009, 10:58 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-NFP-Power-Rankings-6615.html
1. (1) NY Giants (4-0)
The Giants made it look easy in Kansas City and should do it again on Sunday with the Raiders coming to town.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c117812/media_center/images/rendered/blog/wysiwyg/Gregg-Williams-3153.jpgAPGregg Williams is pulling all the right strings as New Orleans defensive coordinator.
2. (3) New Orleans Saints (4-0)
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has his unit playing at a high level—and the Saints are winning games because of that.
3. (4) Indianapolis Colts (4-0)
Peyton Manning has thrown for over 300 yards in every game to start the season, and he looks to be playing the best football of his career.
4. (6) New England Patriots (3-1)
Wins aren’t supposed to look pretty against the Ravens defense, and Tom Brady made the plays that counted.
5. (2) Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
A tough road loss in Foxborough won’t stop QB Joe Flacco and Ray Lewis—they are around to stay.
6. (8) Minnesota Vikings (4-0)
Brett Favre was magical against the Packers last night—and proved he could win without a running game.
7. (5) NY Jets (3-1)
Rex Ryan’s defense can only do so much when their rookie QB has a rough day.
8. (11) Denver Broncos (4-0)
Mike Nolan’s defense isn’t a secret anymore—and this team is for real.
9. (9) Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)
Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook are healthy as the Eagles get back to work.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c117812/media_center/images/rendered/blog/wysiwyg/Gore.jpgAPFrank Gore and the Niners are one play away from being 4-0.
10. (17) San Francisco 49ers (3-1)
We tend to forget that the Niners are one play away from being 4-0.
11. (15) Chicago Bears (3-1)
Jay Cutler continues to produce touchdowns for a team trying to find the running game.
12. (12) Atlanta Falcons (2-1)
The Falcons come back from the bye week with a huge matchup in San Fran.
13. (13) Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
Ugly wins still count—but it shouldn’t have been that tough for the Bengals in Cleveland.
14. (16) Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
The Steelers found a running back in Rashard Mendenhall, but why can’t they close out games?
15. (7) San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Are the Chargers that soft up front? It sure looked like it against the Steelers.
16. (10) Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Without Felix Jones, the Cowboys don’t have any explosive weapons on offense.
17. (19) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
The Jags offense is suddenly erupting, and QB David Garrard is playing his best football.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c117812/media_center/images/rendered/blog/wysiwyg/1kurt.jpgAPKurt Warner and the Cards are coming off their bye week.
18. (18) Arizona Cardinals (1-2)
The Cards come back from the bye week with a likely shootout with the Texans on the schedule.
19. (14) Green Bay Packers (2-2)
The Packers offensive line is more than an issue—it is now a major problem.
20. (20) Houston Texans (2-2)
Playing against the Raiders can always improve the confidence of your defense.
21. (26) Washington Redskins (2-2)
Even with a win, Jim Zorn and Jason Campbell are still under fire in D.C.
22. (27) Miami Dolphins (1-3)
Chad Henne’s first start in Miami produced the Dolphins first win—thanks to the running game.
23. (22) Detroit Lions (1-3)
Matthew Stafford’s knee injury cast a shadow on another good performance for the rookie.
24. (21) Tennessee Titans (0-4)
Jeff Fisher has his hands full with a defense that has vanished in Nashville.
25. (25) Carolina Panthers (0-3)
A loss to the ‘Skins would all but finish any chance of getting back in the NFC South race.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c117812/media_center/images/rendered/blog/wysiwyg/Jauron.jpgAPDick Jauron's Bills are coming off a thrashing at the hands of the Dolphins.
26. (23) Buffalo Bills (1-3)
The Bills haven’t improved from Week 1, and their defense is being pushed around.
27. (24) Seattle Seahawks (1-3)
The Seahawks need Matt Hasselbeck to return before this season spirals out of control.
28. (28) Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Nothing is working in Oakland, and it starts with QB JaMarcus Russell—who is teetering with all-time lows.
29. (29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4)
New QB, same result. It is going to be a long season for Raheem Morris in Tampa.
30. (31) Cleveland Browns (0-4)
Another loss, but QB Derek Anderson showed that he could put points on the board in an OT loss to Cincy.
31. (30) Kansas City Chiefs (0-4)
Did Todd Haley inherit this bad of a football team in KC?
32. (32) St. Louis Rams (0-4)
The Rams didn’t belong on the same field with San Fran—and it showed in another blowout loss.

HAT
10-06-2009, 10:59 AM
You gotta admit. Elmer Duvisvil has a nice ring to it.

:thumbs:

cutthemdown
10-06-2009, 10:59 AM
Having the Bengals ahead of us is pretty funny.

Man-Goblin
10-06-2009, 11:00 AM
You have to admit, Elmer has really stepped it up this year.

Would you say that Elmer is the glue that has been holding this defense together?

Kid A
10-06-2009, 11:03 AM
Way to go Elmer!


8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)

hahahahahahaha, after barely beating cleveland


I love the irony of him saying of Cincy "good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that" when that's what Denver has been doing all year so far.

Equally odd: SD above us. 2 more losses, their defense looks like complete ****, etc. I really do think a large percentage of the media put way, way more value in a good offense than an equally good defense, even if they don't openly admit it. Think of it this way:

Denver (so far)=okay offense + great defense
SD (so far)=great offense + horrible defense

And somehow that adds up to SD being the better team so far? Strange analysis.

loborugger
10-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Having the ho-hum Steelers a number of ranks ahead of us kinda stinks. But in the end, who cares. We were ranked near 30 to start the season.

d bronx42
10-06-2009, 11:52 AM
If John Clayton had any say in ESPN's power rankings i guarantee you we would be anywhere from 20-25...

Most analysts are just to ignorant to admit they made themselves look like idiots with all the foolish things they said about the Broncos.

Rohirrim
10-06-2009, 11:54 AM
Tun on da wadio.

Taco John
10-06-2009, 11:59 AM
Playing the Raiders and the Browns isn't going to get you far in the respect game. Beating the Cowboys and Cincinnati should though. I think somewhere in the range of 8-10 is fair - at least for now. That should surely go up to 5-6 if we beat New England.

DenverBrit
10-06-2009, 12:15 PM
once again, who cares!

+1

~Crash~
10-06-2009, 12:24 PM
you guys are shooting a huge ass wade on a 4-0 team that has no O

BroncoMan4ever
10-06-2009, 12:28 PM
Nothing like having a 2-2 team rated over you, when you are unbeaten!

This is great though, keep it up. I hope we are ranked #12 if we are 7-0.

did you see Dawkins pre game hype up speech to the team?

he was screaming about how can a 3-0 team not get any respect and that they need to go out and prove everyone wrong. his pre game hype is so awesome i watched it and wanted to punch someone in the face.

crowebomber
10-06-2009, 12:32 PM
These rankings and $5 will get you a cheeseburger.

BroncoDoug
10-06-2009, 12:32 PM
did you see Dawkins pre game hype up speech to the team?

he was screaming about how can a 3-0 team not get any respect and that they need to go out and prove everyone wrong. his pre game hype is so awesome i watched it and wanted to punch someone in the face.

same here! did you see his pregame speech/screaming before cincy? OMG!

NYBronco
10-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Having the Bengals ahead of us is pretty funny.

Thats "fluked" up!

houghtam
10-06-2009, 01:54 PM
OOH OOH CAN I REALLY BE THE FIRST TO SAY IT?

Is Elmer related to Foneco?