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Old 09-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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  • Our first round picks with the exception of Tebow, who didn't play, are all playing well.
  • Major props to the offensive line. While they showed their colors as backups (batiste, Hochstein) they overall gave Orton lots of time. Well done by all.
  • I still think our ST sucks. I think Priefer is a good coach of kickers and punters, but for coverage he doesn't know what he's doing. Major props to Prater for neutralizing their kickoffs.
  • So grateful we got rid of Smith and kept a guy like Cassius Vaugn. Props to the staff for letting him play some corner in the fourth quarter, too.
  • Richard Quinn sucks at blocking. He better get his act together.
  • Obligatory Dawkins is slow comment. He looked Slow running stride for stride on that interception. He was also slow in the Rockies game tonight pinch hitting.
  • Loved Demarius and Royal's productivity. I love how McDaniels didn't put Bey-Bey in until the second quarter. Smart way to get our butterflies down.
  • Thank you Hasslebeck for throwing at Champ Bailey so much. We all appreciate it.
  • Our run defense looks bad. I feel like this game would have been much closer if the Seahawks didn't do to themselves what we did to ourselves last week.
  • Overall good team performance.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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It was a good butt kicking that has been long over due. Our offense was unstoppable today.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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Richard Quinn sucks at everything. What good is a blocking TE that can't block?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:41 PM   #4
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I think our defense when all is said and done will be middle of the pack. Good at defending the pass but a bit sub par on the run. Just need some more talent.
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I agree with most of that.

-I'll add that our OL was pretty shabby in run blocking. We ran zone, we ran straight up man but our backs still had no running lanes and tacklers in the backfield.

-We need Kuper/Harris back in a really bad way but the pass blocking was much improved.

-Moreno had a couple of really slick moves where he sidestepped a couple of blockers and took off. That big catch and run was all on him.

-Coverage and return units on ST look lost.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:44 PM   #6
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Our offense played well. Im sure Rev will bust on Orton for something though.
Our run offense leaves a great deal to be desired.
We are not as good as that score indicated and the team overall didn't perform as well as the score indicated.
The defense is going to get murdered by potent offenses. Murdered. Seattle had a lot of long drives and if not for them shooting themselves in the foot, this game would have been a shootout.
Besides the int, Cox played well in coverage today. His decision to come out from 8 yards deep on a kickoff was poor however.
Our run defense is atrocious.
Our 3rd down defense has not improved.
Our 3rd down offense was out effing standing today.
Thomas looks awesome.
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I'm worried about the defense period.....
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Typically an o-line missing starters and/or playing rookies has more problems in the running game than pass protection.

Broncos may need to go with 3 WR sets most of the time and just be a pass to set up the run type team instead of the other way around.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #9
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Our offense played well. Im sure Rev will bust on Orton for something though.
Our run offense leaves a great deal to be desired.
We are not as good as that score indicated and the team overall didn't perform as well as the score indicated.
The defense is going to get murdered by potent offenses. Murdered. Seattle had a lot of long drives and if not for them shooting themselves in the foot, this game would have been a shootout.
Besides the int, Cox played well in coverage today. His decision to come out from 8 yards deep on a kickoff was poor however.
Our run defense is atrocious.
Our 3rd down defense has not improved.
Our 3rd down offense was out effing standing today.
Thomas looks awesome.
Add our run offense to that as well.
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I agree that the run offense wasn't great but again, we're playing into our third string linemen today. Once Harris and Kuper get back and Clady gets healthier (he played longer today and is getting better, especially against the run) we'll do much better.

And I agree the score wasn't indicative of the potency of either team. The Seahawks could have won this game if they weren't doing stupid stuff at the worst times, but I don't think they slaughter us the way some think they were going to.

Traffic is always way down on the Mane after wins. It's nice.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #11
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Surprised you didn't mention how poor our running game is. Moreno has no flash to his gas. Boring!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #12
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Agree with the OP

I'll add KM played with a lot of heart but still looks somewhat out of sync with his blocking when there was blocking that is.
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I'm worried about the defense period.....
It's not a good defense. But it's not a disaster. Just a lack of talent. If the offense continues to improve and stay efficient I still think we can make a push for the Wild Card. But we just lack the defensive talent to be anything above average on that side.
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Orton had nerves at the start of each half but he pulled it together. He's a top ten QB.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #15
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I'm not sure its all on the oline with Moreno. Seems like he just doesn't make people miss. He doesn't have what I like to call wiggle. All the good ones have it.

He just sort of plods along hoping for a huge hole to run through.
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Surprised you didn't mention how poor our running game is. Moreno has no flash to his gas. Boring!!!!!!!
Moreno played excellent in all phases. This one of the stupidest takes you've ever had. He didn't have anywhere to run, but still was responsible for 100 yards of offense and a touchdown.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #17
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Surprised you didn't mention how poor our running game is. Moreno has no flash to his gas. Boring!!!!!!!
Man he gets just absolutely winded after every run but he isn't bad. Maybe the hammy is to blame some and the aggressive rehab. He doesn't have that next gear right now. But he improved from last week and that is what you want to see.
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I'm not sure its all on the oline with Moreno. Seems like he just doesn't make people miss. He doesn't have what I like to call wiggle. All the good ones have it.

He just sort of plods along hoping for a huge hole to run through.
I don't necessarily disagree but I think that results in a lack of big run plays. We aren't seeing holes big enough for a consistent 5 or 6 yards even and that I think is on the line.
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-- At first look, Beadles was much improved in pass blocking

-- Run blocking was a disaster for the most part

-- Once the O-line is a full strength, they'll be able to score on anyone

-- Love Dawkins, but I'm guessing this will be his last year with the team.

-- Defense didn't look good. Not sure they're getting their money's worth out of Williams and Bannan. Hasselbeck was extremely generous. Peyton Manning won't be as kind.


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-- At first look, Beadles was much improved in pass blocking

-- Run blocking was a disaster for the most part

-- Once the O-line is a full strength, they'll be able to score on anyone

-- Love Dawkins, but I'm guessing this will be his last year with the team.

-- Defense didn't look good. Not sure they're getting their money's worth out of Williams and Bannan. Hasselbeck was extremely generous. Peyton Manning won't be as kind.


Why? He was all over the field.
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It sure looked like Seattles game plan was to stack the box and force the Broncos to beat them through the air. I'm assuming they thought our protection wouldn't hold up. It made it really tough sledding for the run game. I can't think of many plays were I saw any room to run at all.

Moreno certainly made people miss on the big screen play.
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We really need work on the ground, our rush offense is bad, plain and simple, you can tell there is hope, but too often we are not opening lanes and setting up the run well. The rush defense is almost as bad, they do get some good stuffs every so often, but then they completely break down and nullify everything by allowing a long gain that could easily have been stopped.

I would not be unhappy to see Richard Quinn get a ticket out of town, he can't catch the ball and he is frankly lacking as a blocker, right now I don't see any justification for having him on the field in any situation.

The pass rush is still very bad, nobody consistently threatens even on obvious passing downs.

Major props to the pass offense, protection was good and execution was excellent.

Prater right now is the only bright spot on special teams, with an average kicker we would get owned in a big way.
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I will just add this here but Gary Miller on Channel 4 just said Champ is limping badly and Ayers is hurting.

Don't want to be a downer just wanted to share.
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Orton looked great
Moreno I just dont think he can hack it in the NFL if he keep dancing
KC might be a team to keep our eye on....oh sorry had to add that
Bey-Bey looks to be a nice big WR that can CATCH and get open
Other than our INT's on D, wow does our D need help. We cant stop anyone
Buckhauler needs to retire
Is our D-Line any better??
O-line did ok not getting Orton dirty
Cox should be something special in years to come
That thin air sure helps us
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Why? He was all over the field.
I just have a feeling he's wearing down and by the end of the season will be too much of a liability in pass coverage. I thought he faded at the end of last season. Hope I'm wrong.
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