PDA

View Full Version : Scouts Inc. Week 4: Broncos@Tittans


Rulon Velvet Jones
09-30-2010, 09:55 AM
Broncos-Titans: 10 observations

By Matt Williamson
Scouts Inc.
Denver at Tennessee
When: 1:00 PM ET
Watch: CBS
Preview
More scouting reports: Week 4
Scouts Inc. Position Advantage

QB: DEN
RB: TENN
WR: DEN
OL: TENN
DL: TENN
LB: TENN
DB: DEN
ST: TENN
Coach: TENN


After breaking down film of both teams, Scouts Inc. offers 10 things to watch in this week's Broncos-Titans matchup.


1. Account for Young's legs: Robert Ayers is clearly the Broncos' best pass-rusher, but with Vince Young behind center, Denver's contain players will have to proceed with caution when rushing upfield. Although he remains a huge threat with his legs, Young did manage only 118 yards through the air last week, albeit in a winning effort.

2. Attack the edges: Kyle Orton shows good pocket presence, but he isn't the most mobile of quarterbacks. The Titans feature a talented group of defensive ends whom they rotate in successfully, but they allowed Eli Manning to throw for 386 yards last Sunday. Denver's Brandon Lloyd had a monster game vs. Indianapolis, catching six passes for 169 yards, and Orton has a lot of quality wideouts at his disposal. Orton threw for 476 yards in Week 3.

3. Wrap up Johnson: Obviously, Chris Johnson is an elite running back who can break the game open at any time. Titans FB Ahmard Hall is a major contributor in this exceptional running game who doesn't get the credit he deserves. Denver also will have to prepare for the option, which Tennessee uses from time to time. With the Broncos banged up in the secondary, Tennessee might use more three-wide receiver sets than usual. Johnson's production out of these sets is extremely impressive. The Broncos' run defense was very stout last week and made Indianapolis one-dimensional. That is the goal again this week. Young threw just four passes in the first half of last week's game.

4. Be aware up front: Denver starts two rookie offensive linemen, so Tennessee would be wise to move and stunt its defensive front quite a bit to potentially confuse the Broncos' blocking schemes. This is a very underrated and deep defensive line that is difficult to play against for 60 minutes.

5. Matchup to watch: Orton vs. Tennessee's secondary: Orton has thrown for an amazing 1,078 yards through the first three games. He is playing tremendous football right now. Led by CB Cortland Finnegan, the Titans have a pretty solid overall secondary. But they will really be tested by Orton this week and should be without CB Jason McCourty (forearm). Tennessee has allowed only 42 points in three games, but its secondary depth will be tested against this deep group of wideouts.

6. Avoid Champ: Cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) has been superb this year. In general, the Broncos' corners have a major advantage against Tennessee's wideouts and could play a lot of physical man-to-man coverage as a result.

7. Slow down the wideouts: The Broncos will predominantly use three-wide receiver personnel. Eddie Royal has revitalized his career and can act as an extension of Denver's running game while adding some dangerous run-after-the-catch abilities. But it is first-round pick Demaryius Thomas who presents the most obvious physical mismatch in Denver's favor and can get downfield. Denver is also quite reliant on wide receiver screens and is a good screen offense in general. Tennessee has been good at limiting wide receiver production this season; just about all of the production in Denver's passing game comes from its wideouts.

8. Don't let Denver's running game to get going: Denver was terrible on the ground last week. The running game has been a huge problem all season. Knowshon Moreno missed Week 3 and may not play in Week 4. That probably leaves Laurence Maroney as the lead back. Last week Maroney did next to nothing. The Broncos' per rush average is dismal as was their 47 rushing yards against Indianapolis. Denver relies on play-action, so establishing a running game is very important. The Broncos also really struggled in the red zone last week.

9. Do not get one-dimensional: As the Steelers showed in Week 2, if the threat of Johnson can be all but eliminated, Tennessee gets into major trouble. The Titans just are not equipped to win games through the air.

10. Matchup to watch: Titans LT Michael Roos vs. Broncos OLB Robert Ayers: Since losing Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos are very short on suitable pass-rushers. In fact, the only one at their disposal is the up-and-coming Ayers. Roos will be an excellent test for him. It is a critical matchup.


Prediction
Denver 17
Tennessee 20

mwill07
09-30-2010, 09:58 AM
...
3. Wrap up Johnson: ...


always a good idea.

Rock Chalk
09-30-2010, 10:03 AM
always a good idea.

Bwahahahaha

Eldorado
09-30-2010, 10:04 AM
I lul'd

vancejohnson82
09-30-2010, 10:11 AM
always a good idea.

I'm not really worried about Stafon Johnson going off on us....

underrated29
09-30-2010, 11:46 AM
They havent picked us to win 1 game yet this year have they.



There is really only 2 keys to this game. Similiar to the jags game.

Stop Cj,
dont let Vy scramble



We do both of those and we win.

Zoobie
09-30-2010, 11:54 AM
The Titans key to victory is keeping VY on suicide watch at all times

Rulon Velvet Jones
09-30-2010, 11:54 AM
When they mention Denver going up a Tennessee pass rush, why do they ignore that the Denver O-line held up well against the rush of Freeney and Mathis last weekend?

Lolad
09-30-2010, 01:29 PM
I seriously hope we don't make VY look like a HOF QB... garrard looked the part week 1

gyldenlove
09-30-2010, 01:37 PM
When they mention Denver going up a Tennessee pass rush, why do they ignore that the Denver O-line held up well against the rush of Freeney and Mathis last weekend?

Because facts and such things have nothing to do with the scout previews. They are based purely on the authors oppinion which is based on the preseason power rankings.

Hell, we all know that the trick to playing the Broncos is to rush Orton because he gets flustered and starts playing poorly, except when he is too busy having 300 yard games.

Rohirrim
09-30-2010, 01:59 PM
Nine in the box and let the devil take the hind teat.

missingnumber7
09-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Eddie Royal has revitalized his career and can act as an extension of Denver's running game while adding some dangerous run-after-the-catch abilities.


What??? Hasn't that always been eddies MO and when did his career need revitalization?

55CrushEm
09-30-2010, 02:33 PM
Who are the Tittans?

Terrence Cody and LenDale White?

Chris
09-30-2010, 02:51 PM
Who are the Tittans?

Terrence Cody and LenDale White?

Remember them.

zdoor
09-30-2010, 03:16 PM
They havent picked us to win 1 game yet this year have they.



There is really only 2 keys to this game. Similiar to the jags game.

Stop Cj,
dont let Vy scramble



We do both of those and we win.

Collinsworth and Phil Simms picked us to win on Inside the NFL. Simms said some good things about the Bronco's and both said they were much better than their record.

bronclvr
09-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Collinsworth and Phil Simms picked us to win on Inside the NFL. Simms said some good things about the Bronco's and both said they were much better than their record.

I am a little shocked that Phil Simms would say that about the Broncos-he's classier than I thought-

Tombstone RJ
09-30-2010, 03:24 PM
I am a little shocked that Phil Simms would say that about the Broncos-he's classier than I thought-

Well, the Broncos did lose to him in the SB and the Broncos did pay his son $2m+ to ride the bench... so, there's the love.

bronclvr
09-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Well, the Broncos did lose to him in the SB and the Broncos did pay his son $2m+ to ride the bench... so, there's the love.

Good point-I was thinking of the way in which Chris was unceremoniously kicked out of town-

SonOfLe-loLang
09-30-2010, 04:22 PM
Collinsworth and Phil Simms picked us to win on Inside the NFL. Simms said some good things about the Bronco's and both said they were much better than their record.

I agree. We are much better than our record. Our trends show we are a decent team, we just havent capitalized in certain situations (and have turned over the ball), which are often the difference between winning and losing. But we generally move the ball up and down the field on offense. Also, both the colts and jags played pretty mistake free football. Now its our job to create mistakes, but well, we havent gotten lucky in the same way our opponents have (ex. cox's fumble).

Steve Sewell
09-30-2010, 04:54 PM
What??? Hasn't that always been eddies MO and when did his career need revitalization?

Going from 90 receptions in his first season to 37 the next tends to raise some eyebrows. He is trending very positively so far this season.