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Popps
09-20-2010, 09:14 PM
First game-week hype piece...

One of the big reasons the Denver Broncos were able to dominate the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday was the ability to convert on third downs.

The Broncos had a 70 percent conversion rate on third down. It was the fourth best in the last 20 years in the NFL.

"It's something that Coach McDaniels is on us about a lot. That's the money down," said running back Correll Buckhalter, who was a guest on Monday's Xfinity Broncos Live. "That's how you get the extra downs. Third down is critical in this league. We were effective last weekend and hopefully we'll be as effective this weekend against the Colts."

The passing game has been top notch and the offensive line has been doing an outstanding job protecting the pocket. Buckhalter said he sensed much more confidence in quarterback Kyle Orton in minicamp.

"He was doing a great job throughout the minicamps. He was looking sharper and sharper on a daily basis and it just carried over into training camp and carried over into the season," Buckhalter said. "He's looking better and better week in and week out."

But the running game is not producing. The Broncos are averaging 1.7 yards per run, and that's not satisfactory to Buckhalter.

"It's terrible, there's no other word for it. That's something that's being stressed and everybody on the offense is taking into consideration. We know we have to step up our running game. Our passing game is doing quite well and if we could balance it out with the run we could be that type of offense that we want to be."

The play the game against the Seahawks quite possibly was the Champ Bailey interception in the Seattle red zone. Buckhalter said stopping Seattle from scoring changed the complexion of the game.

"Without a doubt. Champ makes great plays like he always does. That right there definitely changed the game when he got that interception. That allowed us to get the momentum. Once we got the momentum we established our passing game and were able to be successful."

This week the Indianapolis Colts come to town after Peyton Manning's team dismantled his brother's New York Giants. Buckhalter said Peyton Manning is the best quarterback he's ever seen.

"His preparation for the game is phenomenal. You see it on the field. It reflects on how they prepare through the week."

The best defense against Manning is keeping him off the field. That's when controlling the ball and the running game comes in play.

"That's going to be key ... when we get the ball on offense we need to keep it. Whatever we have to establish, whether it's the run or pass or both, we have to keep Peyton from getting the ball."

http://cbs4denver.com/broncos/denver.broncos.seattle.2.1923032.html

bowtown
09-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Thread title is misleading IMHO. Should have been 4.

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-20-2010, 09:16 PM
manning scares me hope we can keep him on the bench

Popps
09-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Thread title is misleading IMHO. Should have been 4.

I had 4, then changed it to 1... then back to 4, then I just said #### it and went with letters.

bowtown
09-20-2010, 09:17 PM
I had 4, then changed it to 1... then back to 4, then I just said #### it and went with letters.

Okay.. but more confusing for those of us who can't read.

epicSocialism4tw
09-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Manning is unbelievable.

This game is going to be very hard to win.

Popps
09-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Manning is unbelievable.

This game is going to be very hard to win.



I hate his stupid ass-face.

There... I said it.

TheReverend
09-20-2010, 09:42 PM
"It's something that Coach McDaniels is on us about a lot. That's the money down," said running back Correll Buckhalter, who was a guest on Monday's Xfinity Broncos Live. "That's how you get the extra downs. Third down is critical in this league. We were effective last weekend and hopefully we'll be as effective this weekend against the Colts."

But don't dare say something about it on a message board! :wiggle:

Kaylore
09-20-2010, 09:44 PM
We're so dead.

OABB
09-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Especially in a whiney drunky misspelling way.

epicSocialism4tw
09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
I hate his stupid ass-face.

There... I said it.

At some point during the Jake Plummer era, I went from hate to respect.

You have to respect a guy that gets it done with hard work and a sharp mind. He's certainly not the best athlete and doesnt necessarily throw a great looking ball. But he has thrown every pass so many times with his receivers that they are in-synch like no other group I have ever seen (except for the group In Synch).

Dude's smart, highly professional, and works his butt off.

Its funny because he's a football heir of sorts being the elder Manning QB son, but he plays like a blue collar kid living the dream and taking advantage of every bit of it.

Respek.

TheReverend
09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
Especially in a whiney drunky misspelling way.

Glad you enjoyed the sloppy on field product you got.

Popps
09-20-2010, 10:02 PM
At some point during the Jake Plummer era, I went from hate to respect.

You have to respect a guy that gets it done with hard work and a sharp mind. He's certainly not the best athlete and doesnt necessarily throw a great looking ball. But he has thrown every pass so many times with his receivers that they are in-synch like no other group I have ever seen (except for the group In Synch).

Dude's smart, highly professional, and works his butt off.

Its funny because he's a football heir of sorts being the elder Manning QB son, but he plays like a blue collar kid living the dream and taking advantage of every bit of it.

Respek.

He's a class act and one of the best to ever play the game.


I still hate his stupid poo-face.

TheReverend
09-20-2010, 10:13 PM
He's a class act and one of the best to ever play the game.


I still hate his stupid poo-face.

I really hope he plays long enough to shatter Favre's records

baja
09-20-2010, 10:41 PM
I hate his stupid commercials.

BroncoDoug
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
cut that meat!

strafen
09-20-2010, 11:03 PM
The longer we can keep the ball the better our chances.
If we can somehow sustain a decent amount of success in converting 3rd downs, the better the chances of keeping Manning off the field.
OL protection will be very important to have for this game.
We need to harrass Peyton. He'll eventually get rattled and lose his composure sometimes. Easier said than done, but it's worked before...

Hulamau
09-20-2010, 11:16 PM
I hate his stupid ass-face.

There... I said it.

Ditto.. he's too damn good to like. Repect yes ... do I like him during the offseason - reluctantly. Once the season starts, no way unless he's playing Chokeland, Sandy Eggs or the KC Queers ... and the Jailbirds !Booya!

cutthemdown
09-21-2010, 02:11 AM
1.7 yrds a carry can't be blamed on only the oline IMO. That is play design, bad runners, bad blocking, everything. It takes total **** to get only 1.7 yrds a carry.

TotallyScrewed
09-21-2010, 05:25 AM
I hate his stupid ass-face.

There... I said it.

I hate how you can contain him for 3.5 quarters and then the dude just blows up...and you lose. I hate how he seems to capitalize on every mistake...no matter how small. I hate having that expectation.

v2micca
09-21-2010, 06:03 AM
Manning is going to get his Points. I've pretty much just made my peace with that. We currently have no pass rush that is capable of harassing him into poor throws. Which means we are going to have rely heavily on our secondary to keep this game in striking distance.

However, I am more concerned about how Clady and Harris will match up against Mathis and Freeney. If both of our bookends were healthy, I would take that match-up any day of the week. However, both Clady and Harris are coming off injuries and thus pose some questions. Their ability to keep the Colts Pass rush contained will be critical to keeping Manning off of the field as much as possible.

driver
09-21-2010, 06:49 AM
I really hope he plays long enough to shatter Favre's records

Beers to you!!!^5^5

Steve Sewell
09-21-2010, 06:51 AM
I have a feeling that the Broncos are going to go to the air almost exclusively in this game, try to match Manning drive for drive, and hope to get some turnovers. I know it doesn't sound like the best strategy, but they can't rely on the running game now, and if Champ and Goodman are out, it's going to need to be a shootout anyway.

Peoples Champ
09-21-2010, 08:14 AM
Every teams goal is to keep Manning off the field, it just never works.