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Old 09-13-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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Started slow, but got better and better and better.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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I did not appreciate him calling off the dogs on Cincy's TD drive. Palmer was 6 for 6 and didn't have a hand laid on him. Why stop blitzing when it had been working pretty well? Other than that great game by Nolan and the "D", I think I might have a man crush on Alphonso Smith!
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Didn't like how he went soft at the end, but he's done a great job in a very short time.
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Part of me doesn't want him to do TOO good, so he doesn't get a Head Coaching gig somewhere next year.

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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One of the dolts announcing the game actually threw him a complement, I was surprised.

Nolan throwing several different schemes with blitzes and pressure coming at different angles, all over the place keeping veteran Carson Palmer guessing.

Then the CBS team talked up Cincy's O and how the Denver D did a great job keeping them in check, except the last drive. Hindsight, always 20/20 and clear.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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1st half they were aided a lot by Cincy shooting itself in the foot, but by the second half they were legitimately playing some D. Plenty of sack, Alphonso Smith was a beast in his 1st game...last drive aside, you have to like the progress. Nobody will mistakes us for the Steelers, but this was a pleasant surprise on the whole.
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Guys, how can you forget the defense surrendered a TD at the end? Amnesia?

That was clutch time, and they gave it up ....

I agree they looked better as the game went on, but there's work to do.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #10
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Anything to complain right?
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Just rip the passive, Slowik-esque zone out of the defensive playbook and I'll be happy. I loved how aggressive the defense was for all but the final drive of the game.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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Guys, how can you forget the defense surrendered a TD at the end? Amnesia?

That was clutch time, and they gave it up ....

I agree they looked better as the game went on, but there's work to do.
Yeah, how dare they allow 7 points in a game?
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #13
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Nolan's getting more props due to Stokely. WHY does every coach in the NFL go to a freaking prevent defense when it almost never works?

Some good stuff in other areas. Smith looked good, so did the pressure when they brought the LB's but there is much to work on. Ocho killed us and they got run on pretty good. Much better than last year overall though.

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:29 PM   #14
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Anything to complain right?
Keep in mind, bro... these widows lost today.

Stokes killed their dream of an opening day loss with that TD.


Our defense gave up 7 points, and these sad, sorry, defeated people are going to complain about it... after our defense last year gave up almost a league record.

Again, you knew the "loss" was going to be hard for the widows to take. Expect bashing at every turn.

Just enjoy the win for yourselves. Most of us are.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #15
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Thanks Nolan too bad he wasn't here last year........
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Sheesh, wake the f up. AWESOME MIRACLE to win, but the defense folded in crunch time.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:35 PM   #17
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I give props to the D no matter what the score. They did great.
Or don't you remember Slowick and the D LAST year?

Offense needs work, and we got lucky...but we were due for some luck
after all the BAD shyt that went down..(dropped passes, holding calls (and Orton taking that sack late)).

Cinnci got a late score against a D that was pretty gassed, and they were STILL making some plays. They didn't give up long runs , long Passes and they pretty much got the Cinn O off the field and got the ball back the whole game. So they lost the shut out...which looked like curtains at the time....they played until the final gun. T.O. differential was + 3 by the way...

Cinnci no more deserved to win than we did.



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Old 09-13-2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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That last series was God Awful.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:37 PM   #19
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The Broncos defense has a knack for failing before the end of the season so color me jaded. My hope is that they get better at sacks, picks and stopping plays up the middle. Josh proved himself to be smarter than advertised by holding his guys tough and stealing this win. I hope the defense starts sparking the offense and we see them getting after the ball more. A game ball does not a season make.

That all said GREAT job defense!
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The Broncos defense has a knack for failing before the end of the season so color me jaded. My hope is that they get better at sacks, picks and stopping plays up the middle. Josh proved himself to be smarter than advertised by holding his guys tough and stealing this win. I hope the defense starts sparking the offense and we see them getting after the ball more. A game ball does not a season make.

That all said GREAT job defense!
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:39 PM   #21
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Loved his aggressive style and his blitzing, hated his conservative zone defense on the last drive.
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Mr. Non-clutch.

That last series was God Awful.
Actually, Orton put us in a position to easily win the game... and our O-line made two gigantic mistakes.

The sack came after we were put in a 3rd and long spot... a spot where bad things often do happen.

He should have ditched the ball, but he didn't throw a stupid INT, either.






Oh yea, and... we won.

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Sheesh, wake the f up. AWESOME MIRACLE to win, but the defense folded in crunch time.
Nobody is saying it was a great performance on that last drive, but don't you think there were plenty of positives considering they gave up only 7 pts in the entire game? (nevermind when they were scored on, it shouldn't matter when you only give up 7 pts)

This thread was started to appreciate the improvement we saw today on D and point out the positives we saw (and there were plenty) from Nolan's squad, so making your first post on the thread about the one major lowlight comes across as an intentionally pessimistic response.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:40 PM   #24
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