Posted Thu Sep 9th by Monty
Our weekly perusal around the Interwebz for water cooler fodder.
It won’t go over well if the Raiders pass the Broncos in the AFC West standings.
They’ve had a lot of big injuries this summer — see Elvis Dumervil — and those are hard to overcome for a team that can’t afford them. Where do they get the big plays on offense?
Sports Illustrated: 23rd
Watching how the Broncos choose to use Tim Tebow in games might offer the best entertainment of the season in Denver. But after that, 2009’s rollercoaster ride to 8-8 might come to be remembered as the good ol’ days of the Josh McDaniels era. I’m forecasting just six wins and the first last-place showing for the Broncos since 1999.
While it was a good move to extend the contract of starting QB Kyle Orton, you would be hard-pressed to find many good stories from this offense. And on defense, who will rush the passer? The loss of starting OLB Elvis Dumervil has to be devastating.
USA Today: 21st
Hopefully the worst of their injuries came in the preseason.