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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #26
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Offense was off before he even went out. Just not a crisp day for them yet still pulled it out. Hopefully Kuper is back next week.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #27
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Are you kidding?

Did you watch Willis before he went with the knee.

7 runs for 55 yards is not to shabby. And San Diego is #2 in run defense.
I love Willis. I think he's an excellent back and has done nothing but grind since his arrival. There's no denying the fact that he is old though. We all know about his past knee issues and I fear that the tweak he took tonight coupled with his age and how we've been using (abusing) him... He won't be able to keep producing the results he has been. I'd love to be wrong of course.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #28
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I still think Moreno can be a player for us. He might get one last chance is McGahee misses some time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #29
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I am dude, but McGahee has well below avg speed compared to most NFL backs and then you have the fumbles on top of that. I said it MAY be a blessing. We're going to the playoffs, lets get Johnson and Knowshon outhere and see what they got.

The RB position is unlike any other. Good backs are easier to find then say a WR or TE. Take the ball, run hard, make guys miss and hold onto the rock.

It would be nice to run a screen or sweep for a change too
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #30
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I disagree.

He does some things well, but I dont think theres any reason to panic if he cant go. I dont see a big drop off between he and Ball. If anything, its a wash.

I agree that we cant rely on Hillman to be the main guy though. And at this point, i'd like to see Johnson or even Knowshon steal some carries away from him. He's been given a legit shot and the guy just isnt making defenders miss. Hes not ready to contribute. Atleast not the way the coaches are using him.

The Mcgahee injury may just be a blessing in disguise.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #31
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Wow...just wow. McGahee is twice the back Ball is.
Ball has more speed.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #32
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The serious issue at RB is pass blocking for Manning, one mistake on a blitz and the season would be over. Ball isn't half the running back McGahee is but he's dependable at picking up the blitz.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #33
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Love Willis McGahee. I think he's a great runningback for this offense (he does seem to be careless with the football sometimes). I hope Jeremiah Johnson gets his chance to showcase his skills.
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The serious issue at RB is pass blocking for Manning, one mistake on a blitz and the season would be over. Ball isn't half the running back McGahee is but he's dependable at picking up the blitz.
What makes McGahee so indispensable? And how do we know Ball hasnt improved? He hasnt gotten a good look this year. We know one thing... he'll have fresh legs and two good knees. Ball is 27 and has 175 total NFL carries. FRESH my friends. There's not another starting back in the league right now with more miles on him then Willis I think.

Come on, if McGahee was a rookie and he had all these fumbles and lack of edge speed - we'd be killing him. You cant just go off reputation.
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What make McGahee so indispensable? And how do we know Ball hasnt improved? He hasnt gotten a good look this year. We know one thing... he'll have fresh legs and two good knees. Ball is 27 and has 175 total NFL carries. FRESH my friends. There's not another starting back in the league right now with more miles on him then Willis I think.

Come on, if McGahee was a rookie and he had all these fumbles and lack of edge speed - we'd be killing him. You cant just go off reputation.


Lance Ball blows. You can't mention him with Willis. Lance Ball as a running back sucks comparing him to Willis. Willis might not be as fast as he used to be, but he has great vision, and knows how to set up his blocks better than any of our running backs. The scary thing is I'm not sure if we have a backup that can step up and be as productive as Willis has been. Only back that intrigues me is Jeremiah Johnson, but I'm not sure if he has improved his blocking.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #36
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What makes McGahee so indispensable? And how do we know Ball hasnt improved? He hasnt gotten a good look this year. We know one thing... he'll have fresh legs and two good knees. Ball is 27 and has 175 total NFL carries. FRESH my friends. There's not another starting back in the league right now with more miles on him then Willis I think.

Come on, if McGahee was a rookie and he had all these fumbles and lack of edge speed - we'd be killing him. You cant just go off reputation.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #37
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Moreno will be activated and some playing time. As much as this board hates him....he's a decent back....runs hard. He just needs to hold onto the ball.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #38
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Moreno better run like he was accused of murder and they want to give him the needle next week.
the fact that Lance Ball is active over him should be humbling enough, but damn, he's got to step it up and get it in gear.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #39
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Willis doesn't think his injury is serious according to PFT
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Ball has more speed.
Maybe while McGahee's knee is sore but healthy?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #41
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The Broncos running game was going well until McGahee went down. After that, running was a struggle. If McGahee is out, then Denver will need to find a running back to add to their roster, or activate Know-Show. Please not the latter!
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I hope it's nothing serious. Willis is average RB at best, but the team needs his veteran know how and especially his pass blocking abilities.

Peyton had happy feet today and Hillman was allergic to pass blocking. It's a big part of the game.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #43
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Willis doesn't think his injury is serious according to PFT
I sure hope not. The way he was stretching it out on the sideline didn't seem to bother him too much
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #44
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What's the status on Wolfe?

He went out with an injury.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #45
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Moreno will be activated and some playing time. As much as this board hates him....he's a decent back....runs hard. He just needs to hold onto the ball.
Nothing will change if he fumbles. McGahee does it all the time.
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What's the status on Wolfe?

He went out with an injury.
I thought I seen him back on the field towards the end of the game, but could have been someone else.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #47
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I thought I seen him back on the field towards the end of the game, but could have been someone else.
He was back out there thankfully.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #48
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I am dude, but McGahee has well below avg speed compared to most NFL backs


McGahee ran a 4.28 at Miami, and was timed at a 4.45 average coming into the league.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #49
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the more you post the less I think your a bronco fan, you sound more like KMs Liberal boi friend who votes for Gay Marriages a wants to take away my gun that I am too old to shoot these days..
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #50
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What's the status on Wolfe?

He went out with an injury.
He came back in and played a lot. It looked like Von kneed Wolfe in the quad.
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