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Old 10-04-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
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By Woody Paige
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Posted: 10/04/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT



NASHVILLE, Tenn. On the west bank of the calm Cumberland River, in a most curious wind, the accidental tourists from Denver pulled off a fortuitous coup d'eTitans.

Quirky and lucky count in victory.

Last season Cincinnati, this year Nashville.

The best cure for a sick running game and a fourth-quarter deficit is happenstance.

How else can the Broncos explain away a nonintentional short kickoff that was misplayed, muffed and made a mess of by the Titans? How else can it be rationalized that an illegal formation penalty on first down at the 1-yard line turns out to be the perfect mistake?

How else can the Broncos vindicate themselves after allowing six sacks, converting only 3-of-15 third downs, being blowtorched for a 98- yard kickoff return, scoring only twice in seven journeys to the red zone and reeking for 19 yards in 20 rushes?

"No, I don't think it was luck," quarterback Kyle Orton said.

All right, resilience, perseverance, persistence. And finding a winning Powerball ticket in a dumpster.

To wit: After all the silly stuff that went down on Sunday afternoon, the Titans were behind 26-20, the ball on their 23 with only 16 seconds left and everybody packing up, when Vince Young threw the football nearly 70 yards toward a streaking Kenny Britt, who was double-defended. Britt should have made the catch, and the Titans could have scored the winning touchdown.

Only he didn't, and they didn't, and the Broncos won.

When they were in danger of being finished in the season, the Broncos found a way and a means to finish.

"When you win one on the road against a team like this, you don't give it back, and we're certainly not going to," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said.

No, the Broncos slipped softly out of the South, grateful to be 2-2.

They'll need considerably more good fortune in Baltimore this Sunday. They'll need Orton who has thrown 107 passes the past two games to continue to be tough and concentrated, but they definitely don't need him to be the team's leading rusher again. He had three scrambles for 11 yards. The two running backs combined on 17 attempts for 8 yards. Eight is not enough. Eighty is not enough. McDaniels even admitted he gave up on the running game with 9:27 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Everyone else had given up on the Broncos' running game on 9/27.

After the game, Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter dressed and talked at their adjoining cubicles. As they were attempting to leave the locker room, the two were pushed back 2 yards.

The Broncos need for somebody other than Orton & The Four Centaurs receivers Brandon Lloyd (11 catches for 115 yards), Eddie Royal (eight for 113), Jabar Gaffney (five for 51) and Demaryius Thomas (who has become a kick returner; four for 144 yards) to factor.

The Broncos need to play better on the offensive line, the defensive line and the special-teams chorus line.

The Broncos got lucky.

McDaniels got lucky with a victory despite erring by seeking a premature timeout before a field goal just prior to halftime. The Titans were able to respond with a last- second tying field goal.

The Broncos got lucky when a Titans running back had a questionable fumble in the first half at the Broncos' 29. The referee didn't overturn the call, he told Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, because he didn't have an opposite-field TV angle.

The Broncos also got lucky in the first half when the Titans missed an easy field goal and self-destructed with 10 penalties most on encroachment for 111 yards.

The Broncos got lucky when Orton threw an interception, and the Titans couldn't do anything, and when Orton's pass on fourth-and- goal at the Titans' 3 was incomplete, and the Titans couldn't do anything.

The Broncos got real lucky when they had second-and-25 at midfield with 2:14 showing, and the Titans were guilty of pass interference at the 1-yard line. The Broncos got even luckier on first-and-goal when Orton the Broncos' only running option was stopped shy of the goal, but an illegal formation violation was called. The Broncos were at the 6 right where they wanted to be. They could pass. Touchdown to Buckhalter, who can't run or hide, but can catch.

The Broncos mirror, mirror on the wall got luckiest of all when Matt Prater's kickoff was knocked down by the 15 mph wind, on a 50-degree day, at the Tennessee 25. Titans rookie Marc Mariani looked like he was trying to snag a balloon.

"The wind. That was it," McDaniels said.

"I should have made the play. It was a (bad) feeling," Muff Mariana said.

The Broncos recovered the ball, got another field goal and survived the Young-to-Britt bombarooski.

On the kickoff, "we got a lucky play," Lloyd said. "We don't want it to have to come down to that, it being the game, but we will take it."

For a second year, the Broncos had a fortuitous victory on the road, but luck only helped the rabbit until he lost his foot.




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Old 10-04-2010, 03:10 AM   #2
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. On the west bank of the calm Cumberland River, in a most curious wind, the accidental tourists from Denver pulled off a fortuitous coup d'eTitans.

Quirky and lucky count in victory.

Last season Cincinnati, this year Nashville.

The best cure for a sick running game and a fourth-quarter deficit is happenstance.

How else can the Broncos explain away a nonintentional short kickoff that was misplayed, muffed and made a mess of by the Titans? How else can it be rationalized that an illegal formation penalty on first down at the 1-yard line turns out to be the perfect mistake?

That short kick by Prater and the timed hit by Bruton was COMPLETELY intentional

How else can the Broncos vindicate themselves after allowing six sacks, converting only 3-of-15 third downs, being blowtorched for a 98- yard kickoff return, scoring only twice in seven journeys to the red zone and reeking for 19 yards in 20 rushes?

"No, I don't think it was luck," quarterback Kyle Orton said.

All right, resilience, perseverance, persistence. And finding a winning Powerball ticket in a dumpster.

To wit: After all the silly stuff that went down on Sunday afternoon, the Titans were behind 26-20, the ball on their 23 with only 16 seconds left and everybody packing up, when Vince Young threw the football nearly 70 yards toward a streaking Kenny Britt, who was double-defended. Britt should have made the catch, and the Titans could have scored the winning touchdown.

With no timeouts, catching in-bounds? Unlikely

Only he didn't, and they didn't, and the Broncos won.

When they were in danger of being finished in the season, the Broncos found a way and a means to finish.

Hyperbole

"When you win one on the road against a team like this, you don't give it back, and we're certainly not going to," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said.

No, the Broncos slipped softly out of the South, grateful to be 2-2.

They'll need considerably more good fortune in Baltimore this Sunday. They'll need Orton who has thrown 107 passes the past two games to continue to be tough and concentrated, but they definitely don't need him to be the team's leading rusher again. He had three scrambles for 11 yards. The two running backs combined on 17 attempts for 8 yards. Eight is not enough. Eighty is not enough. McDaniels even admitted he gave up on the running game with 9:27 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Everyone else had given up on the Broncos' running game on 9/27.

Woody is so smart. So witty.

After the game, Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter dressed and talked at their adjoining cubicles. As they were attempting to leave the locker room, the two were pushed back 2 yards.

See previous comment

The Broncos need for somebody other than Orton & The Four Centaurs receivers Brandon Lloyd (11 catches for 115 yards), Eddie Royal (eight for 113), Jabar Gaffney (five for 51) and Demaryius Thomas (who has become a kick returner; four for 144 yards) to factor.

The Broncos need to play better on the offensive line, the defensive line and the special-teams chorus line.

The Broncos got lucky.

McDaniels got lucky with a victory despite erring by seeking a premature timeout before a field goal just prior to halftime. The Titans were able to respond with a last- second tying field goal.

True

The Broncos got lucky when a Titans running back had a questionable fumble in the first half at the Broncos' 29. The referee didn't overturn the call, he told Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, because he didn't have an opposite-field TV angle.

Could be looked at the other way, as the Broncos didn't capitalize on the turnover - becuse Woody seems to think that the Titans doing the same was "luck."

The Broncos also got lucky in the first half when the Titans missed an easy field goal and self-destructed with 10 penalties most on encroachment for 111 yards.

The Broncos got lucky when Orton threw an interception, and the Titans couldn't do anything, and when Orton's pass on fourth-and- goal at the Titans' 3 was incomplete, and the Titans couldn't do anything.

It was an all-around ugly game

The Broncos got real lucky when they had second-and-25 at midfield with 2:14 showing, and the Titans were guilty of pass interference at the 1-yard line. The Broncos got even luckier on first-and-goal when Orton the Broncos' only running option was stopped shy of the goal, but an illegal formation violation was called. The Broncos were at the 6 right where they wanted to be. They could pass. Touchdown to Buckhalter, who can't run or hide, but can catch.

The Titans gave up on that play, and they had to interfere, otherwise Gaffney would have made that catch.

The Broncos mirror, mirror on the wall got luckiest of all when Matt Prater's kickoff was knocked down by the 15 mph wind, on a 50-degree day, at the Tennessee 25. Titans rookie Marc Mariani looked like he was trying to snag a balloon.

"The wind. That was it," McDaniels said.

"I should have made the play. It was a (bad) feeling," Muff Mariana said.

The Broncos recovered the ball, got another field goal and survived the Young-to-Britt bombarooski.

On the kickoff, "we got a lucky play," Lloyd said. "We don't want it to have to come down to that, it being the game, but we will take it."

I call BS, that was a good special teams play.

For a second year, the Broncos had a fortuitous victory on the road, but luck only helped the rabbit until he lost his foot.

It was just an ugly game all around, but Woody is still and idiot.



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Old 10-04-2010, 03:20 AM   #3
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Big pile of ****e article.

We were the better team yesterday and fully deserved our win. We gifted the Titans 3 points before HT and gave em 7 with terrible ST play.

Take those away and we win this easy.

Yes, the Titans could have won had other things gone their way. But how is that any different to any game in the NFL ever?

Paige crowns his article with his ridiculous assertion that had Britt caught the Hail Mary the Titans could have won the game. Would have LOVED to see an O-Line run 70 yards, get set and snap the ball for a new play in what, 7 seconds?

**** you Woody, you tosser.
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We essentially shut out Chris Johnson. That's how you beat the Titans, and that's why we won.
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We essentially shut out Chris Johnson. That's how you beat the Titans, and that's why we won.
Pure luck man, pure luck.

Seriously, I don't know what some people expect at times. We've gone on the road and played against one of the most physical teams in the NFL, a team who are great on both lines and who have the best playmaker in NFL right now.

And we've beaten them.

Yet this a-hole feels the need to try and play the win down, to say we were just lucky rather than give any credit to the effort we saw from the team today.

Yes, we got lucky on that kickoff. But the Titans offense had three points to their name the entire second half, smart money says we stuff them even if they don't make a mess of the kickoff.

I don't think we're going to do anything special this year, the running game sucks and I don't think we've enough pass rush to make a real playoff run. But this team left it all on the field against Tennessee, they played their hearts out and they got a thoroughly deserved win for their efforts.

Absolutely sickening reading **** like this.

Again, **** you Woody. You tosser.
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Woody is full of ****.

Kyle Orton doesn't need luck.
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There were some lucky bounces, but to equate it to the Cincinnati game is a little out there. I don't have the hate for Paige that many around here do, but some of this is just plain dumb.

Wasn't the false start at the one on first down? Or second? Meaning Denver still had two or three tries from the one...
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We essentially shut out Chris Johnson. That's how you beat the Titans, and that's why we won.
That plus alot of luck.

You know how the saying goes..."I'd rather be lucky than good."
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, if Kenny Britt catches that ball "streaking down the sidelines" he gets tackled almost immediately and their entire offense has to run the length of the field, set up, and snap the ball in just under 8 seconds.
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All you have to know about Woodenhead is that he is a rabid Tennessee alum. Then, this little "essay" explains itself: Sour grapes.
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Woody fails again.
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It wasn't a lucky win. Both teams made good plays and both teams made mistakes. We came out on top.

Sure, the short kick took a great bounce off the ground for us. Orton's tipped interception (although a bad decision) went straight back instead of any other direction off the guy's hands. The odds are much better that it gets tipped and falls to the ground harmless. Instead it went straight back to a guy that didn't have to change direction at all. Why is that not lucky for the Titans?
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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Lucky like when Woody Avoided Gropeing law Suit!


My sources tell me that Paige's tanning bed is complete with full bar and stripper pole.
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That plus alot of luck.

You know how the saying goes..."I'd rather be lucky than good."
Explain how we were lucky.
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K I'll admit we had some lucky ass plays in that game. The fumble, the kickoff, and I can't think of anything else. But damn they were lucky just to be in that game. I thought we pretty much dominated the game from the second quarter on. We had 76 plays to their 52 and, even though we threw it 50 times, had the ball 34:18 to their 24:42.

I remember with 5 minutes left in the game thinking "this is absolute bull****. Another game we are probably gonna lose that we should've won." The players stepped up in a way I haven't seen since last year at San Diego. We won, we should've won, and luck had nothing to do with it.

And I won't be surprised if we beat Baltimore next week. But only if we get Knowshows 59 amazing yards of production.
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i unlike many on here am actually a fan of woody paige...

that article made me a little bit less of a fan of his today...

that article was terrible...credit to Orton and the defense needs to be the highlight, not "luck"...that's just plain embarrassing...
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I hate this ****. The kickoff was indeed lucky, but e were AHEAD when it happened. Everything else is bull****. Fumbles happen. Missed field goals happen. They are called mistakes. When the Broncos make more mistaken than the other team, they usually lose. When the make less, they usually win. That is football.
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The Broncos got lucky when Orton threw an interception, and the Titans couldn't do anything, and when Orton's pass on fourth-and- goal at the Titans' 3 was incomplete, and the Titans couldn't do anything.

http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_16245366
And the Denver defense had nothing to do with this?

DISQUALIFIED. And if i'm his editor i'm telling him to pack his mother****ing **** and get the **** out of my building!
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We gave them 10 points, on the road, and won by 6. They were lucky not to lose by double digits in their own house.
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it was about the time the broncos got lucky......
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Seriously Dr. We gave them 3 points at the end of the half...why the team called TO there I'll never know. And the return for a TD is lucky in and of itself. Woody Paige is an idiot and no disrespect to the OP, but I get tired of people posting his ****. Of course knowing Woodrow..it's probably him the posts them over here sometime...or worse...he has some intern do it.
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Look, Woody always has to write a "make-good" on his last ****-up.

This is the usual attempt to cover himself after barfing out his last disaster.

Don't worry, if the Broncos go on a run, he'll be front-running faster than anyone.

It's his job to stir people up. But, most fans see through his act at this point.
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Again, we HAD THE LEAD when we recovered that fumbled kickoff. WE WERE NOT TRAILING.
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