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Bronco Rob
09-25-2010, 03:13 AM
Denver Broncos Team Report


Consider this little nugget: The Indianapolis Colts have held a lead at least once in 61 of the last 65 games."It surprised me they weren't ahead in the other four games," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels quipped.

Denver players have been alerted of that fact; with the point being, adversity will hit at some point Sunday and the players will need to take it in stride and keep plugging away.

However in previous Colts games, Denver has taken it to such an extreme, the life's been sucked out of the team to where comebacks have become something of a pipe dream.

Removing the game on Jan. 2, 2004, when Indianapolis already had clinched a first-round bye (and the Colts first offense actually did score before sitting the remainder), the Broncos have lost the last five meetings dating back to 2003, including playoffs.

In a 41-10 wild-card loss on Jan. 4, 2003, Denver trailed 21-3 with 7:28 remaining in the second quarter and 31-3 at the half.

During a Jan. 9, 2005, defeat in another playoff tilt, the Broncos were behind 35-3 at the break.

Last Dec. 13, the Colts scored three quick TDs for a 21-0 edge with 7:58 left in the quarter and a late comeback was thwarted once Denver found its offensive and defensive rhythm.

Only two recent games in the series weren't early blowouts. Indianapolis led 14-13 before scoring 21 of the next 28 points in 2007. And the Oct. 29, 2006 battle was a back-and-forth affair.

McDaniels attributes the Colts' quick starts in large part to a tempo and personnel that are difficult to simulate during the week, which then becomes an early-game adjustment that's difficult to handle. Further, when teams do take the lead, "they end up trailing in the game anyway. ... facts are facts."

"A lot of teams try to get accustomed to the speed of the defense," McDaniels said. "And when you're on defense, you're trying to get accustomed to all the little things you're trying to get right — to stop Peyton, to cover the receivers, to stop the running game, to cover Dallas Clark. There's a lot of different things you have to do right and the tempo and style that they play sometimes takes a little while to get used to — you just hope it's quick."


—Even coach Josh McDaniels couldn't hold back a smile when talking about the timing of injuries to both of his starting cornerbacks suffered last week against Seattle.

"It's an important game to have those guys available," he said.

That's because rolling into town Sunday are the Indianapolis Colts and a certain quarterback you may have seen on a commercial or 12.

The status of Champ Bailey (foot) and Andre' Goodman (thigh) still isn't known. What is set in stone is that if both those players are unavailable, Denver won't have much experience playing behind them.

Rookie Perrish Cox would almost certainly start, and fellow first-year cornerbacks Syd'Quan Thompson and Cassius Vaughn would have to dress and play significant roles.

In that scenario, it will be up to the veterans to keep them on point against one of the most potent NFL passing offenses.

"Everybody has a point in their career where they're asked to step in and help or is given a role. Everybody in this locker room has done that at some point in his career," said cornerback/safety Nate Jones, another veteran candidate to start, depending on how the starting corners' rehabilitations go.

"As far as whether they're capable, they are," Jones added about the trio of rookies. "They're young guys but they have courage. They're fearless and they make plays. They're good students in the classroom and they're coachable. So I know if they're called upon, they'll be ready. And the vets that are here will help them get ready."

Safety Renaldo Hill talked about "overemphasizing communication," should that scenario unfold. Trying to stay ahead of what could happen and anticipating the things that will occur will be part of film study. Checks on the field will be made loudly. Hand signals will be more demonstrative in an attempt to allow everyone to play fast.

"They're ready to play," Hill said about Vaughn, Thompson and Cox. "They hang tough together as a pretty young unit coming in. They may answer some of their own questions within those three without even coming to us because they can see what the other guys saw or how they could do things different and discuss that. But all of them are very talented. They seem very mature. Nothing seems to rattle those guys. At this point, you're kind of amazed because they are so ready to go."

Nevertheless, should the scenario unfold, Denver fans will be undoubtedly flashing back to Jan. 9, 2005, when, in an AFC Wild Card Game on the road. Peyton Manning unmercilessly picked on then-rookie Roc Alexander charged with covering Reggie Wayne while Bailey and Co. tried to limit Marvin Harrison and slot receiver Brandon Stokley. Denver was down 35-3 at halftime and Manning eventually racked up 458 passing yards, the second-most passing yards in a playoff game in NFL history.

Cox has all due respect for Manning, saying there's no bigger challenge for him should he start Sunday. But Cox previously has been with the first team extensively in training camp, so there's a comfort level there. And he picked off his first NFL pass Sunday after Goodman pulled up lame.

"I don't look at anybody differently. I kind of look at everybody on the same level until they prove differently," Cox said. "I don't go by what people say or what's in the newspaper or all that. I just go and
Even so, he's already learned from Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck the thought process of a pro QB. Hasselbeck targeted Cox on his first snap; he then went after Vaughn on his initial defensive play.

"They went deep on him, first play. I guess that's what you've got to expect, for those things to happen," Cox said



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Rock Chalk
09-25-2010, 05:57 AM
I love PErrish's enthusiasm but when he gets Rox Alexandered it's going to be a difficult post game interview.

gyldenlove
09-25-2010, 08:17 AM
I love PErrish's enthusiasm but when he gets Rox Alexandered it's going to be a difficult post game interview.

There is one significant difference between Cox and Roc, Cox has talent, sure he is no Bailey but he is a lot better than Alexander.

Rock Chalk
09-25-2010, 09:35 AM
There is one significant difference between Cox and Roc, Cox has talent, sure he is no Bailey but he is a lot better than Alexander.

Perrish is roughly about on par with Darrent Williams at this point. And Darrent too got smoked by Peyton.

Look its not a knock on Perrish or anything, Peyton can exploit anyone, even Champ, even Revis, even Asomugha. Add in his inexperience and Peyton KNOWING that and you have a recipe for an ass kicking that may be Biblical in nature.

mkporter
09-25-2010, 01:23 PM
Nevertheless, should the scenario unfold, Denver fans will be undoubtedly flashing back to Jan. 9, 2005, when, in an AFC Wild Card Game on the road. Peyton Manning unmercilessly picked on then-rookie Roc Alexander charged with covering Reggie Wayne while Bailey and Co. tried to limit Marvin Harrison and slot receiver Brandon Stokley. Denver was down 35-3 at halftime and Manning eventually racked up 458 passing yards, the second-most passing yards in a playoff game in NFL history.


Unmercilessly isn't a word. Nice editing, USA Today.

McDman
09-25-2010, 04:06 PM
Unmercilessly isn't a word. Nice editing, USA Today.

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definitions/Unmerciless?cx=partner-pub-0939450753529744%3Av0qd01-tdlq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Unmerciless&sa=Search#922

SoCalBronco
09-25-2010, 04:09 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.

footstepsfrom#27
09-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Perrish is roughly about on par with Darrent Williams at this point. And Darrent too got smoked by Peyton.

Look its not a knock on Perrish or anything, Peyton can exploit anyone, even Champ, even Revis, even Asomugha. Add in his inexperience and Peyton KNOWING that and you have a recipe for an ass kicking that may be Biblical in nature.
I think Cox is more talented than D-Will by a fair margin, not that it will matter on Sunday however.

McDman
09-25-2010, 04:45 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.

Since we all read the Arizona State law review...

mkporter
09-25-2010, 05:10 PM
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definitions/Unmerciless?cx=partner-pub-0939450753529744%3Av0qd01-tdlq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Unmerciless&sa=Search#922

Fair enough, it's a word because people use it, I guess. Irregardless of the opinion of the Arizona state law review, unmerciless is at best a malapropism, and makes the user sound silly.

Inkana7
09-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Fair enough, it's a word because people use it, I guess. Irregardless of the opinion of the Arizona state law review, unmerciless is at best a malapropism, and makes the user sound silly.

PLEASE tell me you were being ironic...

SonOfLe-loLang
09-25-2010, 06:05 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.

Shakespeare created gazillions.

Ray Finkle
09-25-2010, 06:33 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.

spoken like a lawyer.....jeez....

baja
09-25-2010, 07:10 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.


X is a letter

Archer81
09-25-2010, 07:15 PM
Shakespeare created gazillions.


English creates gazillions...

For example:

Melty...is melt or melted not enough?

Creeper:...again...something wrong with creepy?

:Broncos:

mkporter
09-25-2010, 07:53 PM
PLEASE tell me you were being ironic...

Yes, uncategorically so.

epicSocialism4tw
09-25-2010, 08:05 PM
There's no such thing as "X isn't a word". Dictionaries are not binding either way, as they are about 10 years behind common usage.

There was a good article on this in the Arizona State law review about 8-10 years ago.

Tell that to Samuel Johnson's corpse. ;D

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 09:00 PM
X is a letter

:rofl: :thumbs:

ZONA
09-25-2010, 09:00 PM
The best help we can give these young CB's is if we get to the QB. Manning hates it when he's knocked on his can. He's gonna score some points. I just hope our coaches know that and just go ahead and call an agressive game plan anyway. Blitz the MF hell out of Manning. Yep, he's gonna burn you a few times but if you can keep knocking the crap out of Manning, you can force him into some mistakes. He's not impervious to those. What you don't want is mathodical long drives that wear your defense out and gives them even better rythym. Everybody is picking us to lose anyway and we have injuries up and down the board. I say F it, play lights out and just keep sending guys all the time at him, just change it up. Somebody is going to get there on more then a few occasions and we will at least knock his ass to the turf. Make him earn it.

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 09:03 PM
The best help we can give these young CB's is if we get to the QB. Manning hates it when he's knocked on his can. He's gonna score some points. I just hope our coaches know that and just go ahead and call an agressive game plan anyway. Blitz the MF hell out of Manning. Yep, he's gonna burn you a few times but if you can keep knocking the crap out of Manning, you can force him into some mistakes. He's not impervious to those.

It's going to be a shootout tomorrow.

DenverBroncosJM
09-25-2010, 09:10 PM
It's going to be a shootout tomorrow.


I think so too. I'm tempted to start orton over Rodgers.

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 09:14 PM
I think so too. I'm tempted to start orton over Rodgers.

I expect Orton to be playing from behind all game and sans a running game it could be wise. Although, Rodgers himself may be involved in a shootout.

Will Wayfarer
09-25-2010, 09:45 PM
'Unmercilessly' may be a word, but it's a very stupid one. It really means 'with mercy,' which I don't think was the writer's intention in this article.

So, USA Today still needs a real editor (and a decent writer).

Spider
09-25-2010, 09:51 PM
meh step back non believers...... ****ers put their clothes on the same way our broncos do ...........

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 10:00 PM
meh step back non believers...... ****ers put their clothes on the same way our broncos do ...........

Actually Manning has a machine that stretches the material over his ginormous head.

epicSocialism4tw
09-25-2010, 10:01 PM
'Unmercilessly' may be a word, but it's a very stupid one. It really means 'with mercy,' which I don't think was the writer's intention in this article.

So, USA Today still needs a real editor (and a decent writer).

Yep. He probably meant to write "unmercifully".

Spider
09-25-2010, 10:21 PM
Actually Manning has a machine that stretches the material over his ginormous head.

Love his commercials but pay me a ton can kiss my 217 pound red neck ass