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Old 10-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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I'll start it out by saying Ronnie Hillman is starting to get more playing time it is huge that Denver runs the ball when the weather gets colder. Manning is not going to want to throw the ball 40 times when it is 10 degrees out. Denver will also need to run the ball to put teams away. McGahee and Hilliman combines for 208 yards on 37 carries. Hillman will really make this offense go and give McGahee a needed rest late in the game.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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They were actually quite good week one.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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They were actually quite good week one.
Yes, but as a team how are they better.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:03 AM   #4
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Yes, but as a team how are they better.
Yes way better Kuper will help in so many ways . Now Team really have to worry about the right side and that is huge. both of hillmans huge runs was to the right that makes the MLB'er sweat his ass off. huge for us.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Yes way better Kuper will help in so many ways . Now Team really have to worry about the right side and that is huge. both of hillmans huge runs was to the right that makes the MLB'er sweat his ass off. huge for us.
Hillmans longest (and most meaningful run) was to the left. Beadles got out in front and laid down a really nice block on Vilma to spring him.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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Playing with a lead really helps the defense...
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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Playing with a lead really helps the defense...
Playing against 7 in the box really helps the run game.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:47 AM   #8
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We don't play in 10 degree weather very often. It's usually around 30-40 degrees in December/January.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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Easy.

Peyton learned how to throw to his right.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #10
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Mays is no longer the starter. Young guys like Carter, Trev and Harris stepping up. Thomas and Decker understanding Manning little bit more. Defense growing/understanding the new scheme.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:38 AM   #11
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Our LB is getting AFC player of the week award. That's something that wasn't happening in week 1
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:42 AM   #12
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DB's have elevated their respective games--specifically Harris, Carter, and even Moore. Brooking is an upgrade over Mays from a mental standpoint, and Koppen has solidified the middle of that line to protect Manning. Losing walton was addition by subtraction just like losing Mays was as well.

I'm not quite ready to say the same about Tracy Porter, yet.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:45 AM   #13
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Not turning the ball over, stupid penalties, dropping passes and not having receivers fall down when there's no one around helps!
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JDR has had time to tweak his D

JDR is the MVP (most valuable person) on our defense.

Most anticipate that Manning is only going to get better

But the real good news is this D is getting better by the game.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #15
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Early turnovers destroyed the game plan early in the season. We stop with dumb turnovers early on and we're playing with the lead. Different game.
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More reps for offense in Mannings O
More reps for D in JDR scheme
CB's have played better
OL getting Kuper back was huge
You stinkin Koppen was a great move

I still think our D will struggle against power teams that can and will expose our weaknesses. I just hope fans enjoy the 8-1 run to finish out the year but, not forget we are still majorly flawed on D.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
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3rd down defense.
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3rd down defense.
There are many thing we have improved on, some we still need work on but I would agree with this option. Getting off the field on 3rd downs have improved. I expected that to improve against the Raiders but to see it done against one of the best offenses last week with the Saints has me believing that JDR and his crew are turning that corner a little bit.


Things that still need to improve the most:

1 - Broncos RB's not having good enough ball security. Too many balls still hitting the turf.
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There are many thing we have improved on, some we still need work on but I would agree with this option. Getting off the field on 3rd downs have improved. I expected that to improve against the Raiders but to see it done against one of the best offenses last week with the Saints has me believing that JDR and his crew are turning that corner a little bit.


Things that still need to improve the most:

1 - Broncos RB's not having good enough ball security. Too many balls still hitting the turf.
while everyone is whining about fumbles we are about average 11 so far this year total.. with a low of 3 and a high of 17.. Now what we are bad at is not recovering our own fumbles.. I think overall that is just the luck of the bounce..

how many time has a someone fumbled the ball only to have it bounce right back to them.. That has not happened to us.. law of averages says it will even out ..
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while everyone is whining about fumbles we are about average 11 so far this year total.. with a low of 3 and a high of 17.. Now what we are bad at is not recovering our own fumbles.. I think overall that is just the luck of the bounce..

how many time has a someone fumbled the ball only to have it bounce right back to them.. That has not happened to us.. law of averages says it will even out ..
The Hillman fumble was the first fumble all year by the Denver offesne that the other team did not recover.

I kinda agree law of averages will come into play here. It's an oblong football the bounces will come our way
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Duh. We have a real center now.
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Also, this was the first week we didn't shoot ourselves in the foot in the first half.
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Demaryius Thomas having a breakout year.....he leads NFL in 20 yard plus receptions (16) and 2nd in 40 yarders (3)

Keep in mind he has only 39 receptions...so almost half of his catches are considered big plays....

I wonder how this kid who several on here called a bust is able to play so well.....
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Demaryius Thomas having a breakout year.....he leads NFL in 20 yard plus receptions (16) and 2nd in 40 yarders (3)

Keep in mind he has only 39 receptions...so almost half of his catches are considered big plays....

I wonder how this kid who several on here called a bust is able to play so well.....
Ain't that the truth. It's amazing how quickly posters here are ready to write off a draft pick.

He'll I think it's still too early to call KM a bust.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:40 PM   #25
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Ain't that the truth. It's amazing how quickly posters here are ready to write off a draft pick.

He'll I think it's still too early to call KM a bust.
KM is a bust.
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