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Old 09-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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The Denver Broncos' miscalculation on Pro Bowl flanker Brandon Lloyd left them short-handed Sunday, when they had to line up Tim Tebow as a slot receiver.

They went into their game against Cincinnati with just three wide receivers because they were counting on Lloyd's availability.

Football executive John Elway said on his radio show Monday that the Broncos chose to promote a running back from their practice squad Saturday rather than a wide receiver because Lloyd had practiced Friday for the first time since getting hurt in the opener and seemed OK.

He wasn't by Sunday morning, and when Eddie Royal (groin) was hurt, they were down to two receivers: Eric Decker, making his first career start, and Matt Willis, who has just one start in his four NFL seasons.

"We thought Brandon was going to be OK. It was quite the surprise to us -- and I'm sure to him, too -- that it wasn't feeling very well on Sunday afternoon," Elway said on his radio show on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver.

Elway said the Broncos chose to promote running back Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad instead of wide receiver Eron Riley on Saturday because it became clear that tailback Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) wouldn't play after missing practice all week.

Lloyd, on the other hand, practiced Friday before coach John Fox told him to back off halfway through the workout as a precaution.

"We really thought he was going to be fine," Elway said. "The thought process was, 'OK, do we bring up a wideout or are we going to bring up a running back?' And on Saturday we knew Knowshon was not going to go, so we really thought Brandon was going."

Decker ended up catching two long TD passes in Denver's 24-22 win over the Bengals.

Elway said the oft-injured Royal was scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

The Broncos are counting on Lloyd returning to the lineup for their game next weekend at Tennessee and will likely need to make a roster move to add another receiver.

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #2
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Cue the Brandon Lloyd has a bad attitude crowd.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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"Elway said the oft-injured Royal was scheduled for an MRI on Monday"

I doubt that Elways used 'oft-injured'
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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Matt "Mama said knock you out" Willis was one of the reasons I was really worried about the game. I'm glad that we got through it with a win...
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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"Elway said the oft-injured Royal was scheduled for an MRI on Monday"

I doubt that Elways used 'oft-injured'
I bet he said "obviously" a dozen times though
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Cue the Brandon Lloyd has a bad attitude crowd.
Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.


maybe it went down like this in warmups:



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Old 09-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #9
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Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.
I agree. People will be quick to flame, but Orton spreads the ball around better which I think makes him attack (I know that word never really applies to Orton) the defense's weak spot instead of locking on Lloyd.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:11 PM   #10
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Matt "Mama said knock you out" Willis was one of the reasons I was really worried about the game. I'm glad that we got through it with a win...
Willis did more harm than good out there at times lol.
Basically stopped McGahee from breaking a huge run. Bengal players probably told him nice hit and thanks.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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He "attacked" towards 9 receivers against Oakland. Only 7 against Cincy.

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.
Good thing we got rid of Gaffney...
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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He "attacked" towards 9 receivers against Oakland. Only 7 against Cincy.

Just putting that out there.
There goes another one of his theories...
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Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.
You're still retarded.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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Meh. I think he's a selfish idiot but I genuinely don't think we really lose anything with him out of the lineup (that's gonna go over well lol), so I could care less.
You really think we are no better with him on the field?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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Why is Brandon Lloyd selfish? Did I miss something?
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Why is Brandon Lloyd selfish? Did I miss something?
Because he once used the subject "Kyle Orton" without the predicate "sucks."
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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Why is Brandon Lloyd selfish? Did I miss something?
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I agree. People will be quick to flame, but Orton spreads the ball around better which I think makes him attack (I know that word never really applies to Orton) the defense's weak spot instead of locking on Lloyd.
SUch a Orangemane Myth.

Orton targets his #1 receiver LESS than other top QBs target their #1 receiver.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #21
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #22
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Lloyd is the self described "Millenium Scrooge McDuck" and I will ultimately always remember him as such.
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SUch a Orangemane Myth.

Orton targets his #1 receiver LESS than other top QBs target their #1 receiver.
But I bet Orton stares a hole through his #1 receiver alot more than they do.

Other? top qb's? Are you saying Orton is a top qb in this league?
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #24
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Here we have a WR who led the AFC in receiving categories in 2010, got voted to the Pro-Bowl and is paid a cool $2m or so in 2011 yet didn't b**** and gurn about his contract during the offseason like a former beloved WR of ours and many more league wide and yet he is supposedly selfish.

Looks up definition of selfish in the Collins ENGLISH dictionary and cant see Lloyd's pic anywhere.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #25
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You really think we are no better with him on the field?
If we have to bring in Tebow as the 3rd receiver, then yes, we're worse off.

If prepared for it? Then yeah, I genuinely think we are no better off with him.
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