Tag:Jay Cutler
Posted on: October 16, 2008 6:57 pm
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Primetime for Broncos

Are you ready for some football???? I know I am. As everyone should know by now we have the MNF game coming up against New England up in Foxborough. This was a game that I had circled and highlighted furiosly with a neon green marker. The color green was symbolic and it signafied the good old fashion greenbacks. Cash money, dinero if you will. If you are a betting man, this would've been your game. The game itself has actually lost a bit of it's luster with Tom Brady went down with a season ending knee injury in week 1.  

It's too bad because The Broncos own a 9-2 record against the mighty Patriots since 1992. Being one of the few teams to have success against the Pats, Denver owns a 5-0 record against the spread and are 4-1 straight up since 1992. This game had upset written all over it. Ahh what could've been....

Now the tides have turned and Denver will enter this game as a 3-point favorite rather than the 14-point underdogs they opened the season as at the beginning of the year. I might be the only one who actually wished Tom Brady was playing simply because I feel the Broncos would win this game regardless.  

Denver plays well on Monday nights and I don't expect that to change this week. Despite concerns defensively and with injuries to key players Selvin Young, Tony Scheffler, and Eddie Royal, I think the Broncos will get back on track with a win. If history teaches us anything, it's that the Broncos flat out own New England.

 ALL Day's projection: Broncos 37 Pats 14. Top Performers: Jay Cutler 22-34, 325 yards, 3 TDs, Eddie Royal 4 rec, 86yards, 1 TD. Brandon Marshall 10 Rec, 141 yards, and 2 TDs . 

- ALL Day

    

Posted on: October 13, 2008 5:04 pm
 

Broncoholic's Monday Hangover Report

We all know the story. The Broncos beat themselves with uncostly offensive turnovers and the defense couldn't make a stop when it had to. Pass interference call or not, the defense simply failed to execute . Who's to blame? Is it Bob Slowik for continually switching the defensive scheme from a 4-3 to a 3-4 back to a 4-3? Maybe. Is it the fact that the Broncos give up a league leading 72% completion percetage? Uh-huh. How about those safeties? Are Marlon McCree and Marquand Manual effective? These are all questions that I'm asking myself. Oh and throw in a question regarding Dre Bly's cover skills. If you ask me, it's all of the above. Panic button is in the "ON" position.

As for the offense, the turnovers were all due to ball control and fundamentals. They need to go back to the basics and practive tucking the ball high and tight. Treat it like your girl, hold her close and don't let go. Or whatever will get these guys to protect the rock.

Also, am I the only one who thinks Jay Cutler is telegraphing his passes to Brandon Marshall? Again, he missed the TE (in this case Daniel Graham) who was wide open down the seam in the 3rd quarter. He needs to focus on looking off the safeties and corners before he commits to a WR.

3 Things I like: Nate Webster's nasty hit on Fred Taylor, Michael Pittman's rushing performance, and Glenn Martinez' punt return abilities.

-   ALL Day 

Posted on: October 6, 2008 12:39 pm
 

Back in the Saddle

The Broncos played defense???? To quote the late great Harry Caray, "Holy Cow!" In yesterday's 16-13 slugfest with the Bucs, the Broncos defense outshined Tampa Bay's and helped Denver move 2 games ahead of San Diego for the AFC West lead. Coming into this game, the Broncos were virtually ranked dead last in all defensive categories. They must have jumped on some of these message boards or read my last blog because they finally answered the call and proved they aren't the perennial doormat we all thought they were. Right? Well, not so fast.......

Denver's defense looked solid against a team led by Brian Griese. But don't get too excited Broncoholics. For the most part, Griese didn't throw the ball deep so the Broncos stacked the box and eventually stopped the run. They limited the amount of huge gains on the ground, caused 4 sacks and knocked Griese out of the game. I still have some concern about the pass coverage.. Dre Bly is suspect, period. Champ Bailey, is well Champ Bailey so he wasn't tested once yesterday. Other than that, I was happy that the Broncos defense finally stood up for themselves.

On the offensive side of the ball the Broncos high powered offense was held to only 16 points most of which came via the leg of the "Praternator." He's already kicked 4 50+ yarders this year...Elam who? Jay Cutler had a solid day going 23-34 for 227 and 1 TD. Brandon Marshall was shut down but not shut out. He simply is a beast at blocking. I was also glad to see Tony Scheffler and Brandon Stokely get in the mix. Michael Pittman was a great free agent acquisition and is fitting in nicely.  

All in all, I was happy that the Broncos didn't score loads of points and won the defensive battle at the end of the day. Finally, a growing trend I do not like, is the Bronco's LBs celebrating after every single tackle namely Nate Webster. Please keep your helmet on and focus on stopping teams on 3rd down. 

Thanks for reading - ALL Day

 
 
 
 
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