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Old 10-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Ok, maybe an overdramatic title but...

Obviously the offense should roll and destroy this team. Still, I think this game is more important than people think. Not because of the potential outcome (which it would really be a stretch to say is in any serious doubt) but because of what happened against the Cowboys.

This team averages 251 yards and 10.2 points per game and regardless of what our O racks up, I'm really hoping we can keep them at or below those totals.

It's easy to say the Cowboys game was an anomaly: career game for Romo, five D-starters out, etc. but the truth is we've given up a crap-ton of yards and points and at some point we've got to stiffen up or this becomes a habit.

Letting Jacksonville hang with us or light up the scoreboard in any way would be a bad sign of things to come because it really starts to reinforce the notion that this is a soft D (which I think is not the case, despite the numbers). Not only would the media and other teams pounce on the sign of weakness, I'd also have to think our guys would start to believe it at some point too.

Come on D, show up on Sunday, keep the Jags to 10 points or less.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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If the jags score into the 30s(by the offense) on the road no doubt a magnifying glass would be put on this defense by everyone, not just the media.
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Henne's had his share of big passing days. He's no Romo but Shorts and Blackmon ain't exactly scrubs. I think we make sure the running game is stopped, make 'em one dimensional, and get after Henne hard. Only problem is that pass rush isn't what it could be right now and injuries dot the defense. We just might give up some big plays on Sunday, but it should be, at worst, a boat race where we exchange td's for their fg's.

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Henne gives them the best chance to win...which is 1%.
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Henne's had his share of big passing days. He's no Romo but Shorts and Blackmon ain't exactly scrubs. I think we make sure the running game is stopped, make 'em one dimensional, and get after Henne hard. Only problem is that pass rush isn't what it could be right now and injuries dot the defense. We just might give up some big plays on Sunday, but it should be, at worst, a boat race where we exchange td's for their fg's.

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Not to throw a stone at you, but them getting field goals is hard to end up at 21?
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Not to throw a stone at you, but them getting field goals is hard to end up at 21?
Ummmm....
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Not to throw a stone at you, but them getting field goals is hard to end up at 21?

7 fg's?
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7 fg's?
Has anyone in history hit 7 field goals in a game?

Hence why I said its hard?
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The other thing is that you've got to think the Jags will be hungry. How much must it suck in that locker room every week hearing you're the worst team ever?
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Has anyone in history hit 7 field goals in a game?

Hence why I said its hard?
Not to be an ass, but it looked to me like you were asking how they would get to 21 with just field goals.
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Henne gives them the best chance to win...which is 1%.
So you're telling me there's a chance...
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The other thing is that you've got to think the Jags will be hungry. How much must it suck in that locker room every week hearing you're the worst team ever?
They can feast on their own tears and misery.
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Why should the Broncos give a **** what the media thinks of them? It's not college, you don't have to win with style points
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FO has this year's Jags with the worst DVOA of any team in history through 5 games. Second worst defense.
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If the Jags hit 7 FGs, that would mean that they are constantly invading our side of the field. That would still be a big defensive problem...
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Not to be an ass, but it looked to me like you were asking how they would get to 21 with just field goals.
Wording. Had I said couldn't be done, or not mathematically possible, but I said hard. And 7 field goals is extremely hard. Pretty sure it's never been done before? Just thought 21 was hard to achieve field goal wise, was thinking more along the lines of 13 21 would mean they aren't punting much if at all. Don't see that happening.

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td+pat, td+2pt conv. + 2 fg's?


not hard at all. especially in garbage time. plus, I didn't say they'd get no TD's, as I recall.
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Why should the Broncos give a **** what the media thinks of them? It's not college, you don't have to win with style points
I'm not saying they should care. I'm saying once things start to get repeated enough, they can be nudged into reality a bit. Players will start to second guess themselves. This will put confidence into question onto the field which will limit aggressiveness and cause mistakes.

Look, don't get me wrong, I think this defense is solid. I'm just saying, they need to use this week to get some good film to build confidence, shut the critics, and scare the coming opponents.
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If the Jags hit 7 FGs, that would mean that they are constantly invading our side of the field. That would still be a big defensive problem...
True dat
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Ok, maybe an overdramatic title but...

Obviously the offense should roll and destroy this team. Still, I think this game is more important than people think. Not because of the potential outcome (which it would really be a stretch to say is in any serious doubt) but because of what happened against the Cowboys.

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Letting Jacksonville hang with us or light up the scoreboard in any way would be a bad sign of things to come because it really starts to reinforce the notion that this is a soft D (which I think is not the case, despite the numbers). Not only would the media and other teams pounce on the sign of weakness, I'd also have to think our guys would start to believe it at some point too.

Come on D, show up on Sunday, keep the Jags to 10 points or less.


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td+pat, td+2pt conv. + 2 fg's?


not hard at all. especially in garbage time. plus, I didn't say they'd get no TD's, as I recall.
Ya I didnt think of it that way. That's a little easier to achieve.
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I'm not saying they should care. I'm saying once things start to get repeated enough, they can be nudged into reality a bit. Players will start to second guess themselves. This will put confidence into question onto the field which will limit aggressiveness and cause mistakes.

Look, don't get me wrong, I think this defense is solid. I'm just saying, they need to use this week to get some good film to build confidence, shut the critics, and scare the coming opponents.
Yes. In other words, perception becomes reality...
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why even respond, man? your answer was far suckier than the post you seem to be calling sucky.
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why even respond, man? your answer was far suckier than the post you seem to be calling sucky.
I fell asleep on the post. I am practicing for the Jags game. I don't think it matters if we as fans fall asleep on the jags, not one bit. I don't think we in this forum have ever influenced a game.
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