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Old 09-13-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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I'm curious what folks like Popps and Tony R as well as Rasta and Lex expect to see in a few short hours. Truly, this is an exciting time to be a Bronco fan. Filled with nervousness and excitement and a lot of question marks, I wonder what I should expect. The die hard in me expects a win. My Orange Tinted glasses tell me that I'll see a win with an improved defense and a offense that will be able to punch the ball into the endzone instead of settling for a FG. But I wonder, those who are on the far side of each aisle, what do you expect?

Lex- Do you expect a loss and what will you come back and say if we win? Same thing for you Rasta.

Popps and Tony, what will you say if we get our butts handed to us and it looks like we don't belong?

I realize it is game one, but we'll learn a lot about our team today. I personally believe we'll win and I think that this Bengals team is a lot better than people think. If we can shut down this offense or create a few turnovers, I think it will set the table for a unexpected strong season. And, if we lose I will take from the game what I can knowing that this (Bengals) team is better than many want to give it credit for... as long as we're in the game and competing, I'll be happy. You?
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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I expect a struggle especial on offense, where Bengals will load the box and force Orton to throw. I expect that defense will look good on some drives and confused on others. In the end I think that Larson, A Smith or Woodyard will make a play on special teams that will give Denver opportunity to win.

Players that will look good

Marshall and Royal
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Player that will feel the wrath of the mane
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:49 AM   #3
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I expect:

A team that doesn't lose tempo and and heart as the game wears on.
Vastly superior special teams play.
Significantly better defensive play, especially in the secondary.
An offense that turns drives into 6, not settling for 3 or red zone turnovers.

That is what I expect over the course of the season. For today?

Champ will get beat on at least one big play to Ochocinco, otherwise he'll be his usual solid self. People will cite it as proof that Champ is in decline.

Tony Scheffler and Daniel Graham will have a big day. Rey Maualuga is the starting SOLB for the Bengals and one of the primary knocks against him coming out of college was weak man cover skills. Our pair of TEs are not a good matchup for a rookie with weak man cover skills.

Marshall will make some big plays, Royal will be generally more productive.

Hillis sees the most touches (run and pass combined) of all the backs.

Elvis Dumervil looks like a natural born 3-4 OLB, causing significant QB pressure.

Our OL will represent very well. The Bengals' OL will not. Our DL looks deceptively good against a weak OL and winning the trench battles leads to us winning the game.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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The Homer in me expects a win.

The realist in me says that a close loss is probable, and like you I think the Bengals will be better than most expect....unfortunately , in their division that may not translate to the playoffs.

If we don't look like we belong I will be disappointed.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:55 AM   #5
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Denver will win this game going away. It will be a good start in a season that will have lots of highs and lows.

Consistency will be the biggest challenges for the 2009 Broncos.
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I expect Atwater His Ass to be b****ing like, well, a b**** all game with rastaman and lex cheering him on.

Thats what I expect.
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Teams don't have any tape on McD's offense nor our new 3-4. Advantage Denver in the first week. We have no identity yet the first four games will help define our team for '09.

I think it's imperative to be 2-1 heading into the brutal part of of schedule otherwise it could go down hill quickly with Dal,NE,SDx2,WAH,Pitt,Balt,NYG

That's a brutal stretch starting in week 4.
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I expect to see a Bronco win... REALLY.

How the W is accomplished is not that important with the exception of an empty and meaningless win by way of a poor official game changing judgement call.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:07 AM   #9
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:07 AM   #10
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I agree that the Bengals can't know exactly what to expect....

But neither do we. I'm hoping McD WAS keeping the playbook under wraps
for most of the pre-season. But two of our weapons haven't had much practice time and one is a rookie RB. Our starting QB will be playing hurt.

I do know that if we don't throw down field SOME (much more than the PS games) we will have a hard time sustaining drives enough to score much, as the secondary and lb's will not honor the pass game much. Which screws our run game.

The broncos are a mystery right now....
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:12 AM   #11
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Teams don't have any tape on McD's offense nor our new 3-4. Advantage Denver in the first week. We have no identity yet the first four games will help define our team for '09.

I think it's imperative to be 2-1 heading into the brutal part of of schedule otherwise it could go down hill quickly with Dal,NE,SDx2,WAH,Pitt,Balt,NYG

That's a brutal stretch starting in week 4.
I expect that they have tape on NE plus the preseason give an idea what Denver wants to do this season. We have the advantage because of the lack of tape but it not as complete as most folks believe.
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I think were gonna see a 6 point game that will be in the twenties. I think Cincy will try to load the box and get burned by screens and dink passes to Royal. I think Marshall will have atleast one play of twenty plus yards. Prater will prolly have the opportunity at a 50+ yarder(will make it). I see Cincy getting a big play for a score outta their offense, due to our aggresiveness, but we will get to Carson quite a bit today. Our running game will look average, until the second half when cincy quits loading the box due to screen success. We will see two turnovers for each team. The game will be won by our special teams play(field postion), which will be nice to see for once. Just my opinion though.

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To safe and boring for me Rev...and you too.
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I expect one of the 'I told you so' groups to be out in full force today during and after the game.

I also expect all the know it all, use to play pee-wee football, arm chair coaches knowitalls to be out in full force too.


And then there's Boob.



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I expect that they have tape on NE plus the preseason give an idea what Denver wants to do this season. We have the advantage because of the lack of tape but it not as complete as most folks believe.
The NFL is all about matchups. How are we going to use BMarsh and Moreno? Who knows I doubt Cincy doesn't
Cincy has no idea and will have to make more in game adjustments than Denver. I can say with certainity Nolan know exactly what Cincy will bring to the table

I do believe Denver has the advantage in gameplanning but the players still have to execute

Again this game will not dictate anything about our season
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #18
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I'm curious what folks like Popps and Tony R as well as Rasta and Lex expect to see in a few short hours. Truly, this is an exciting time to be a Bronco fan. Filled with nervousness and excitement and a lot of question marks, I wonder what I should expect. The die hard in me expects a win. My Orange Tinted glasses tell me that I'll see a win with an improved defense and a offense that will be able to punch the ball into the endzone instead of settling for a FG. But I wonder, those who are on the far side of each aisle, what do you expect?

Lex- Do you expect a loss and what will you come back and say if we win? Same thing for you Rasta.

Popps and Tony, what will you say if we get our butts handed to us and it looks like we don't belong?

I realize it is game one, but we'll learn a lot about our team today. I personally believe we'll win and I think that this Bengals team is a lot better than people think. If we can shut down this offense or create a few turnovers, I think it will set the table for a unexpected strong season. And, if we lose I will take from the game what I can knowing that this (Bengals) team is better than many want to give it credit for... as long as we're in the game and competing, I'll be happy. You?
I expect to win 10 games this year, so this game represents a big opportunity in accomplishing that. Furthermore, I will be interested in the play calling, especially inside the 20. This game should tell us if the team is going to be as pass happy as it has seemed in the preseason. Many have attributed it to ironing out the passing game.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #19
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I really have no idea. Just going to watch the game and hope for the best.
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Sceens....lots of them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:23 AM   #22
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Sceens....lots of them.
Their defense will have nightmares about screens after today

"They moved the ball 6 yards at a time on us all the way down the field....oh it was horrible"
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:40 AM   #23
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Well Michael Irvin picks Denver so no worries.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:55 AM   #24
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I expect Cincy to show us how crappy our run defense is.
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I expect Cincy to show us how crappy our run defense is.
It hasnt been as much of an issue since we switched to the 5-2.
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