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Old 09-10-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Updates on Orton, Gaffney, Moreno and Marshall for Sunday

McDaniels hopes Orton will start for Broncos
By Benjamin Hochman
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Posted: 09/10/2009 12:18:23 PM MDT
Updated: 09/10/2009 01:05:19 PM MDT


Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is "hopeful" that quarterback Kyle Orton will start in Denver's opener at Cincinnati on Sunday, the coach said today. Orton has practiced since Tuesday, while battling the dislocated knuckle he suffered during the preseason, and McDaniels said that "he's done fine. The ability to throw the ball doesn't seem to be hampered too much, and that's really what we're trying to focus on and make sure we go through the next few days here and not have any setbacks, and hopefully everything will be a go."

The optimistic coach also believes receiver Jabar Gaffney and rookie running back Knowshon Moreno will be able to play in the opener. Gaffney, recovering from a broken thumb, is "one of the toughest players I've
ever coached," McDaniels said, "and if he just keeps progressing and there's no setbacks, he should be good to go. He's very tough."

The first-rounder Moreno, the Georgia product who sprained his MCL on Aug 14, "is working hard every day to be ready to go at full-strength on Sunday," McDaniels said. "He's doing a nice job and progressing, so we're going to evaluate all those players with injuries in the next couple days and make sure we're fielding the healthiest and best 45 we can."

Receiver Brandon Marshall, who led Denver in receptions the past two years, has had a "good week of practice," according to McDaniels. "I'm hopeful all our players will contribute. Brandon certainly will. He had a good week of practice. Hopefully he'll have two more good days here. We're going to use a lot of people. It's going to be hot, the first game of the season and the first time all these guys will play four quarters worth of football. He should be out there a bunch."

Meanwhile, "Dos Cuatro" is ready for Ochocinco. Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has defended the loquacious Chad Ochocinco before and "I love the way he talks," Bailey said. "He has respect for me, and I have respect for him. I know what he's capable of and he knows what I'm capable of. It's not like he's talking to belittle you. He's an entertainer, and he knows it, and he uses that ability to talk to the fullest. He gets to some people, but he knows he can't get to me."
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Sounds like Gaffney and Orton are probable, Moreno is questionable and Marshall is definitely playing.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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All good news. I think Moreno will be ready.
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All good news. I think Moreno will be ready.
I just worry about rushing him into game action with his having missed so much of the preseason. I would be tempted to give him one more full week of contact in practice.
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I just worry about rushing him into game action with his having missed so much of the preseason. I would be tempted to give him one more full week of contact in practice.
This. Don't put him in unless we really need him.
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This. Don't put him in unless we really need him.
we really need him...
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I just worry about rushing him into game action with his having missed so much of the preseason. I would be tempted to give him one more full week of contact in practice.
I doubt if they're doing much contact in practice right now.
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McDaniels is "hopeful" Orton will be able to go?

Anyone else read that and just get the feeling that we'll be seeing Brandstater?

Hopeful? Yea, I'm not buying it. He's either dead-certain he'll play, or dead-certain he won't... imo.

But, he's doing the right thing. Keep 'em guessing.
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McDaniels is "hopeful" Orton will be able to go?

Anyone else read that and just get the feeling that we'll be seeing Brandstater?

Hopeful? Yea, I'm not buying it. He's either dead-certain he'll play, or dead-certain he won't... imo.

But, he's doing the right thing. Keep 'em guessing.
Try Simms. If the rookie in, the season won't start off on good note.
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Don't rush Moreno back please, we need him in the long haul.

Good news all over, time to win this game.
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Try Simms. If the rookie in, the season won't start off on good note.
Sorry, should have said Simms. Forgot he was healthy...




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I doubt if they're doing much contact in practice right now.
Oh, I think they are still hitting at least a couple days during the week and he has had almost no contact. Remember he played against SF with less than a week of practice. Plus, he is still not at 100%.
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I expect we'll see Orton start. He's not going to open the season with anybody else unless he has no other option. We'll just run more than we normally would I think. Besides he only has to throw it 3 yards so what's the difference?
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mcdaniels is "hopeful" orton will be able to go?

anyone else read that and just get the feeling that we'll be seeing brandstater?

hopeful? Yea, i'm not buying it. He's either dead-certain he'll play, or dead-certain he won't... Imo.

But, he's doing the right thing. Keep 'em guessing.
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McDaniels is "hopeful" Orton will be able to go?

Anyone else read that and just get the feeling that we'll be seeing Brandstater?

Hopeful? Yea, I'm not buying it. He's either dead-certain he'll play, or dead-certain he won't... imo.

But, he's doing the right thing. Keep 'em guessing.
I was thinking the same thing. Coach seems awful forthright concerning injuries considering the early precedent he tried to establish with the team, don't ya think? He's either had a total change of heart or he has something up his sleave. The simple fact that he's keeping people and opponents guessing is a good thing.
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Regardless, I doubt we hit the ground running smoothly.

More like a 20 year old Casio with a weak battery. I hope it's sunny.
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Hillard should start. Neither of those other journeymen are more than backups.
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[QUOTE=meangene;2548804]McDaniels hopes Orton will start for Broncos

Meanwhile, "Dos Cuatro" is ready for Ochocinco. Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has defended the loquacious Chad Ochocinco before and "I love the way he talks," Bailey said. "He has respect for me, and I have respect for him. I know what he's capable of and he knows what I'm capable of. It's not like he's talking to belittle you. He's an entertainer, and he knows it, and he uses that ability to talk to the fullest. He gets to some people, but he knows he can't get to me."
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Hillard should start. Neither of those other journeymen are more than backups.
I don't get it?
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All good news. I think Moreno will be ready.
let him sit the opener. Hillis can handle the load for a week so he comes back 100%
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good news about Marshall. suck it up and get out there and kick some ass!
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Im more worried about Kuper.
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