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Old 09-08-2006, 07:41 PM
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arent both teams playing at the same altitude when they come to denver???
That's the point. That and the fact that only one team in the NFL practices week in week out at 1 mile altitude.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:46 PM
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what i dont understand is why you all are crying about it. Your team wasnt even considered to play the first game against the steelers, so maybe you guys are favored more than us.

The broncos arent playing pittsuburg week 1. who cares?
The guy who whined to the league for privileges, Mike Shanarat.
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arent both teams playing at the same altitude when they come to denver???
You're right...being the home team in Denver isn't an advantage.

That's why world-class endurance athletes train at high-altitude...because training at that altitude makes no difference...
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You're right...being the home team in Denver isn't an advantage.

That's why world-class endurance athletes train at high-altitude...because training at that altitude makes no difference...
so denver shouldnt get a football team because denver is at a high elevation?
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Any excuse is a lame excuse.
quit while you are... well..... not ahead, just stop making excuses. What your Broncos did was lame.
Any excuse to cry is lame. No excuses were made. But just because the Broncos usually do well doesn't mean the coach should not be able to have some input on the schedule. Any coach should have input on who and when his team plays.
Don't you remember all the "our schedule is too hard threads" Talk about excuses.
You guys have have these theads in "smack"
If I remember right this thread is not smack.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:46 AM
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I wish Marty would recognize that we should prepare more for "Bronco week" than we do "Raider week".
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:56 PM
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Bronco week, who cares 1-1 and 21 points after two games..... no fear.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:37 PM
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Any excuse to cry is lame. No excuses were made. But just because the Broncos usually do well doesn't mean the coach should not be able to have some input on the schedule. Any coach should have input on who and when his team plays.
Don't you remember all the "our schedule is too hard threads" Talk about excuses.
You guys have have these theads in "smack"
If I remember right this thread is not smack.
I never used that excuse last year. Its part of life. Fair or unfair has nothing to do with it, the world is an unfair place. Donks should have eaten it.
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Sorry about Rod Smith by the way. Concussion? How bad? He has had a few of those before correct? that would suck if his career ended because of that...
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After seeing Broncos games and VS KC all I can say is I dont think SD is that worried.

That was a horrible game and very boreing. Even if KC and Broncos won ever game vs chargers this season.

Sorry.
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09/18/2006 Denver Post

If coach Mike Shanarat does not trust his quarterback, why should anybody else in Denver believe in Jake Plummer?

Almost by accident, the Broncos beat Kansas City 9-6.

But Plummer knows the score.

He is a dead quarterback walking.

The Broncos won. But anyone who saw Plummer in the locker room felt the discomfort of standing in the presence of a beaten man.

What to take from this game? It was a vote of no-confidence in Plummer.

Shanarat bit his tongue as he described the restraining orders placed on Plummer after the quarterback bungled the season opener in St. Louis.

This game plan was more conservative than Ann Coulter.

"I thought we dialed it back a little bit. We put a little more pressure on our defense," said Shanarat, who admitted after five turnovers against the Rams last week he was not about to let Plummer throw the same junk around his own backyard Sunday.

Shanarat, whose reputation was built on being an offensive mastermind, did not dial it down for Brian Griese or Gus Frerotte the way the coach is tugging on Plummer's leash.

Now warming up in the bullpen, No. 6, rookie Jay Cutler.

If Plummer had flipped a pitchout to a tailback any more often on third down, the Broncos could have been charged with plagiarizing the playbook of Lombardi's Packers, circa 1966.

What is fair to Plummer has nothing to do with what is right for the Broncos.

Hey, I genuinely feel sorry for the guy. But the last thing a leader of an NFL team should be is an object of pity.

Plummer has done some good work for the team, as his 33 career victories with the Broncos attest. But the feistiness that made Jake the Snake has been exterminated.

In the place where defiance once burned in the Snake's eyes, there is only the vacant look of a guy stuck in a dead-end job.

At age 54, Shanarat remains a gambler at heart, although the coach now seems more content merely to win rather than also prove how brilliant he is in the process.

Giving Cutler a shot to play this season is not as big a risk as sticking with a rattled 31-year-old quarterback in danger of tripping every time he walks to the line of scrimmage, because Plummer is constantly looking over his shoulder.

One Denver touchdown in two games? Remember when the Broncos could score in a John Elway minute?

"We need to feel the heat," wide receiver Javon Walker said, "because we're not performing to the best of our ability and the defense is keeping us in this game."

Go ahead and write the offense stinks, said Rod Smith, seething with anger.

But the twin Bells of different mothers, Tatum and Mike, have carried their weight as tailbacks, averaging better than 5 yards on 54 carries. Walker, the new acquisition at receiver, salivates with anticipation under the same pressure that makes other players sweat. Center Tom Nalen and his fellow big uglies still block out everything except the sun.

No, the Denver offense does not stink. The quarterback stinks.

Even his longest completion against the Chiefs, a 24-yard pass to Walker that set up the winning field goal in overtime by Jason Elam, failed to impress Plummer.

"Half you guys might be able to make that throw," Plummer cheerfully told a motley crew of reporters. "I just threw it up in the air and let him come down with it. There wasn't any timing on it; there was no leaning in; nothing pretty about it. I was just throwing it up there and making sure I gave him a chance to come down with the ball."

The most beautiful play Denver produced all day could have been instigated by pencil- necked geeks like me?

"Maybe not half you guys. More like a third," said Plummer, laughing. "Or maybe a fifth."

Since when did being quarterback of the Broncos mean getting out of the way? If he is not on the field to make plays, then why is Plummer standing in the huddle at all?

Despite a Denver locker room full of quality individuals, how long can Shanahan patch cracks in the team psyche when the offense is a burden?

When all the Broncos ask the quarterback to do is paint by numbers and connect the dots, who needs an NFL veteran when any talented rookie could do this elementary stuff?

The answers to all those tough questions are the same.

This team is being prepared for a change at quarterback.

All that remains is for Shana- rat to determine the right time to tap Cutler on the shoulder and work out the details of the transfer in power.

Wait too long and this season will be as lost as the look in Plummer's eyes.
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Broncos to sign Morgan

The Broncos are likely to sign kick returner-receiver Quincy Morgan today. Playing for Pittsburgh last season, he returned 23 kicks for a 25.3-yard average, which ranked eighth in the NFL. He also had nine catches, two for touchdowns.

Morgan could be the Broncos' kick returner Sunday at New England, although Shanarat may push his debut back a week or two so he can become familiar with the offense.

Receiver David Kircus said he is not worried about the team signing Morgan.

"I'm not one of the guys who doesn't want a player brought in at my position," said Kircus, who had two catches for 26 yards Sunday. "He's a good player. He'll make us better. He'll make the receivers work harder. I have no problem with it. "
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