The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
Beej
Seasoned Veteran
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 454
Default Fox Power Ranking Fail

Broncos at 12.

Who's Elmer?

WHAT A SURPRISE: Umm, well ... how about just about everything? Are you kidding me? After arguably the worst offseason in NFL history (non-T.O. division), Denver's defense has become the NFL's stingiest a year after costing the team a division title (led by a guy named Elmer, no less) and Brandon Marshall has supposedly and belatedly bought what coach Josh McDaniels is selling his players.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings
Beej is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-06-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
Dagmar
...there ain't no devil
 
Dagmar's Avatar
 
..there's just God when he's drunk.

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morrison
Posts: 16,755

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Tim Tebow
Default

Dude, Florio on PFT has us at 15.
Dagmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
Doggcow
Please Help Rebel
 
Doggcow's Avatar
 
http://www.gofundme.com/cvqzik

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8,970

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

4-0, and behind 2-1 and 2-2 teams? ****ing kidding me?
Doggcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
Broncos4tw
Ring of Famer
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,445
Default

Nothing like having a 2-2 team rated over you, when you are unbeaten!

This is great though, keep it up. I hope we are ranked #12 if we are 7-0.
Broncos4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:43 AM   #5
Tombstone RJ
Ring of Famer
 
Tombstone RJ's Avatar
 
Old School

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In the Tetons!
Posts: 22,116

Adopt-a-Bronco:
WorrellWilliams
Default

I love the East Coast media bias. Ranking the freaking Jets at 5 with a rookie QB and a rookie HC and a worse record than Denver, and playing in a tougher division than Denver.

Nice crapola.
Tombstone RJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
Ambiguous
Ask me about my title
 
Ambiguous's Avatar
 
Go fsck yourself San Diego.

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,888

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

You have to admit, Elmer has really stepped it up this year.
Ambiguous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:44 AM   #7
55CrushEm
Dynamic Duo
 
55CrushEm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North of Boston, MA
Posts: 6,196

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Quanterus Smith
Default

Elmer?

They must mean Elmer Doofusvil.....
55CrushEm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,653
Default

Elmer...This keeps getting funnier and funnier. If we go into our bye 5-0, they will still continue to say the true test for Denver is...So I say **** that. **** these power rankings and lets just enjoy the season.

Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #9
Ambiguous
Ask me about my title
 
Ambiguous's Avatar
 
Go fsck yourself San Diego.

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,888

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggcow View Post
4-0, and behind 2-1 and 2-2 teams? ****ing kidding me?
Well he thinks the leading the NFL in sacks is named Elmer, I think it's safe to say he is a bit ill-informed.
Ambiguous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
Dagmar
...there ain't no devil
 
Dagmar's Avatar
 
..there's just God when he's drunk.

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morrison
Posts: 16,755

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Tim Tebow
Default

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...your-ridicule/

Week Four power rankings
Posted by Mike Florio on October 6, 2009 9:22 AM ET
1. New York Giants (Last week: 1). If Eli Manning misses any time, the Giants could be sliding through the top ten quickly.

2. Indianapolis Colts (Last week: 2). If Peyton Manning misses any time, the Colts could be sliding through the top twenty quickly.

3. Minnesota Vikings (Last week: 4). They could be the first team of destiny with a quarterback who needs dental grip.

4. New Orleans Saints (Last week: 5). Drew Brees is happy to not be on pace to break single-season records, especially since he's on pace to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

5. New England Patriots (Last week: 8). Tom Brady will be trading his skirt for slacks in Denver, primarily since Denver in early October can be a little chilly.

6. Baltimore Ravens (Last week: 3). Carson Palmer, the quarterback of Baltimore's next opponent, probably peed a little when he heard Sunday's post-game comments from Ray Lewis.

7. Chicago Bears (Last week: 11). The Bears enter their bye week at 3-1 and rising, thanks to the franchise quarterback who didn't look much like a franchise quarterback in Week One but who has looked like a franchise quarterback since.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (Last week: 9). The Steelers learned that they don't need Willie Parker. And that they desperately need Troy Polamalu.

10. Atlanta Falcons (Last week: 10). Once upon a time, Falcons-Niners was an NFC West stink-fest. In Week Five, it may be one of the best games of the day.

11. New York Jets (Last week: 6). Quarterback Mark Sanchez is suddenly starting to look like a guy who could have used another year of playing college football at USC.

12. San Francisco 49ers (Last week: 15). Apparently, the possibility of getting a Super Bowl ring is all the pot-sweetening that Michael Crabtree needed.

13. San Diego Chargers (Last week: 7). Norv Turner would be wise to start thinking about offensive coordinator positions that might be available in 2010.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (Last week: 14). Nothing heals a broken rib faster than back-to-back 300-yard passing performances from Kevin Kolb.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)


16. Dallas Cowboys (Last week: 13). Surprisingly, Tony Romo supposedly didn't know it was fourth down when he went back to Sam Hurd for a second straight play. Amazingly, Jerry Jones wasn't able to lobby league officials for a do-over.

17. Green Bay Packers (Last week: 16). The Wisconsin offensive line currently is more talented than the Packers' five-pack of blockers.

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (Last week: 20). When the Jaguars win a home game and no one is there, does it make a sound?

19. Houston Texans (Last week: 18). There's nothing like a game against the Raiders to make a mediocre team look something other than mediocre.

20. Miami Dolphins (Last week: 25). The 2010 preseason starts with a win.

21. Washington Redskins (Last week: 23). Barely beating teams that won't win many games this year isn't the way to keep Jim Zorn employed. Through November.

22. Arizona Cardinals (Last week: 22). Barring a collapse by the 49ers, Cardinals players won't have to worry about getting injured during playoff games this year.

23. Buffalo Bills (Last week: 19). If they lose to the Browns on Sunday, Dick Jauron will have plenty of time to do his Christmas shopping. And his Thanksgiving cooking. And his Halloween decorating.

24. Tennessee Titans (Last week: 21). The Titans go to Indy on Sunday night. In an unrelated move, NBC is trying to move flex scheduling up by a few weeks.

25. Seattle Seahawks (Last week: 24). Maybe Jim Mora should have waited for the UW job, after all.

26. Carolina Panthers (Last week: 26). With four winnable games on tap, the Panthers aren't dead yet.

27. Detroit Lions (Last week: 27). So if this week's "home" game at Ford Field against the Steelers isn't sold out, will it be blacked out in Pittsburgh?

28. Oakland Raiders (Last week: 28). Seriously, how did this team manage to win a game?

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last week: 30). That decision to fire Bruce Allen and Jon Gruden is looking worse and worse by the week.

30. Kansas City Chiefs (Last week: 29). The good news is that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley are trying hard. The bad news is that it ain't working. Hard.

31. Cleveland Browns (Last week: 32). Braylon Edwards being jealous of LeBron James is sort of like Pauly Shore being jealous of Jerry Seinfeld.

32. St. Louis Rams (Last week: 31). At six points per game, the Rams' offense is even too conservative for potential new owner Rush Limbaugh.
Dagmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #11
Tombstone RJ
Ring of Famer
 
Tombstone RJ's Avatar
 
Old School

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In the Tetons!
Posts: 22,116

Adopt-a-Bronco:
WorrellWilliams
Default

They're talking about Elmer Fudd. The whaskaly whabbit killer.
Tombstone RJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #12
Blart
I'm gay for the Broncos!
 
Blart's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,910

Adopt-a-Bronco:
all @ same time
Default

Way to go Elmer!


8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)


hahahahahahaha, after barely beating cleveland
Blart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #13
SoDak Bronco
Lace em' up and lets go!!
 
SoDak Bronco's Avatar
 
Von Miller aka QB Killa

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 4,226

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Robert Ayers
Default

Elmer is sweet..That's my Grandpa's name!! I wish we had an Elmer to go w/Elvis!! lol
SoDak Bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #14
McDman
Ring of Famer
 
McDman's Avatar
 
Huzzah!

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4,685

Adopt-a-Bronco:
None
Default

Once again, WHO CARES!
McDman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #15
crush17
orange & blue
 
crush17's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5,405

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Thanks Champ!
Default

ESPN has us at 8, behind a bunch of 3-1 teams too...

http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings?year=2009&week=5

I love it. Keep underestimating this team all freaking season. I LOVE IT.
crush17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #16
SoDak Bronco
Lace em' up and lets go!!
 
SoDak Bronco's Avatar
 
Von Miller aka QB Killa

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 4,226

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Robert Ayers
Default

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...ings-6615.html
1. (1) NY Giants (4-0)
The Giants made it look easy in Kansas City and should do it again on Sunday with the Raiders coming to town.
APGregg Williams is pulling all the right strings as New Orleans defensive coordinator.
2. (3) New Orleans Saints (4-0)
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has his unit playing at a high level—and the Saints are winning games because of that.
3. (4) Indianapolis Colts (4-0)
Peyton Manning has thrown for over 300 yards in every game to start the season, and he looks to be playing the best football of his career.
4. (6) New England Patriots (3-1)
Wins aren’t supposed to look pretty against the Ravens defense, and Tom Brady made the plays that counted.
5. (2) Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
A tough road loss in Foxborough won’t stop QB Joe Flacco and Ray Lewis—they are around to stay.
6. (8) Minnesota Vikings (4-0)
Brett Favre was magical against the Packers last night—and proved he could win without a running game.
7. (5) NY Jets (3-1)
Rex Ryan’s defense can only do so much when their rookie QB has a rough day.
8. (11) Denver Broncos (4-0)
Mike Nolan’s defense isn’t a secret anymore—and this team is for real.
9. (9) Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)
Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook are healthy as the Eagles get back to work.
APFrank Gore and the Niners are one play away from being 4-0.
10. (17) San Francisco 49ers (3-1)
We tend to forget that the Niners are one play away from being 4-0.
11. (15) Chicago Bears (3-1)
Jay Cutler continues to produce touchdowns for a team trying to find the running game.
12. (12) Atlanta Falcons (2-1)
The Falcons come back from the bye week with a huge matchup in San Fran.
13. (13) Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
Ugly wins still count—but it shouldn’t have been that tough for the Bengals in Cleveland.
14. (16) Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
The Steelers found a running back in Rashard Mendenhall, but why can’t they close out games?
15. (7) San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Are the Chargers that soft up front? It sure looked like it against the Steelers.
16. (10) Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Without Felix Jones, the Cowboys don’t have any explosive weapons on offense.
17. (19) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
The Jags offense is suddenly erupting, and QB David Garrard is playing his best football.
APKurt Warner and the Cards are coming off their bye week.
18. (18) Arizona Cardinals (1-2)
The Cards come back from the bye week with a likely shootout with the Texans on the schedule.
19. (14) Green Bay Packers (2-2)
The Packers offensive line is more than an issue—it is now a major problem.
20. (20) Houston Texans (2-2)
Playing against the Raiders can always improve the confidence of your defense.
21. (26) Washington Redskins (2-2)
Even with a win, Jim Zorn and Jason Campbell are still under fire in D.C.
22. (27) Miami Dolphins (1-3)
Chad Henne’s first start in Miami produced the Dolphins first win—thanks to the running game.
23. (22) Detroit Lions (1-3)
Matthew Stafford’s knee injury cast a shadow on another good performance for the rookie.
24. (21) Tennessee Titans (0-4)
Jeff Fisher has his hands full with a defense that has vanished in Nashville.
25. (25) Carolina Panthers (0-3)
A loss to the ‘Skins would all but finish any chance of getting back in the NFC South race.
APDick Jauron's Bills are coming off a thrashing at the hands of the Dolphins.
26. (23) Buffalo Bills (1-3)
The Bills haven’t improved from Week 1, and their defense is being pushed around.
27. (24) Seattle Seahawks (1-3)
The Seahawks need Matt Hasselbeck to return before this season spirals out of control.
28. (28) Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Nothing is working in Oakland, and it starts with QB JaMarcus Russell—who is teetering with all-time lows.
29. (29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4)
New QB, same result. It is going to be a long season for Raheem Morris in Tampa.
30. (31) Cleveland Browns (0-4)
Another loss, but QB Derek Anderson showed that he could put points on the board in an OT loss to Cincy.
31. (30) Kansas City Chiefs (0-4)
Did Todd Haley inherit this bad of a football team in KC?
32. (32) St. Louis Rams (0-4)
The Rams didn’t belong on the same field with San Fran—and it showed in another blowout loss.
SoDak Bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #17
HAT
I think, therefore I ham.
 
HAT's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,782

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Adam Weber
Default

You gotta admit. Elmer Duvisvil has a nice ring to it.

HAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #18
cutthemdown
A verbis ad verbera
 
cutthemdown's Avatar
 
Zimm to HOF

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 36,851
Default

Having the Bengals ahead of us is pretty funny.
cutthemdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #19
Man-Goblin
One Gap Penetrator
 
Man-Goblin's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 5,965

Adopt-a-Bronco:
TJ Ward
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McAmbiguous View Post
You have to admit, Elmer has really stepped it up this year.
Would you say that Elmer is the glue that has been holding this defense together?
Man-Goblin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #20
Kid A
Ring of Famer
 
Kid A's Avatar
 
I don't need love. I just need wins

Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,294

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Rahim Moore
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blart View Post
Way to go Elmer!


8. Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 12). Though it's good for the Bengals that they came out of Cleveland with a victory, good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that.

15. Denver Broncos (Last week: 17). The Broncos have been beating their foes over the head with the stick that previously resided in Brandon Marshall's ass. (We hope they washed it first.)


hahahahahahaha, after barely beating cleveland

I love the irony of him saying of Cincy "good teams need to beat bad teams more convincingly than that" when that's what Denver has been doing all year so far.

Equally odd: SD above us. 2 more losses, their defense looks like complete ****, etc. I really do think a large percentage of the media put way, way more value in a good offense than an equally good defense, even if they don't openly admit it. Think of it this way:

Denver (so far)=okay offense + great defense
SD (so far)=great offense + horrible defense

And somehow that adds up to SD being the better team so far? Strange analysis.
Kid A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:46 AM   #21
loborugger
lost in the ether
 
loborugger's Avatar
 
Did we finally get a FB???

Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The 'cuse
Posts: 5,709

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Peyton Hillis
Default

Having the ho-hum Steelers a number of ranks ahead of us kinda stinks. But in the end, who cares. We were ranked near 30 to start the season.
loborugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:52 AM   #22
d bronx42
Rookie
 
New to the Forum

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 64

Adopt-a-Bronco:
None
Default

If John Clayton had any say in ESPN's power rankings i guarantee you we would be anywhere from 20-25...

Most analysts are just to ignorant to admit they made themselves look like idiots with all the foolish things they said about the Broncos.
d bronx42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:54 AM   #23
Rohirrim
Partisan
 
Rohirrim's Avatar
 
All hail Hercules!

Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
Posts: 54,981

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Malik Jackson
Default

Tun on da wadio.
Rohirrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 11:59 AM   #24
Taco John
24/7 Broncos
 
Taco John's Avatar
 
All Hail King Midas

Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 50,489

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Peyton Manning
Default

Playing the Raiders and the Browns isn't going to get you far in the respect game. Beating the Cowboys and Cincinnati should though. I think somewhere in the range of 8-10 is fair - at least for now. That should surely go up to 5-6 if we beat New England.
Taco John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 12:15 PM   #25
DenverBrit
Just hanging out.
 
DenverBrit's Avatar
 
Got a breath mint??

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 12,483

Adopt-a-Bronco:
The Team
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcdman444 View Post
once again, who cares!
+1
DenverBrit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Denver Broncos