Posted Sun Nov 6th by Monty
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Where: McAfee Stadium, Oakland, CA
No, the other Where: CBS4 Denver, DirecTV 711
When:Sunday, November 6, 2011, 2:05 p.m. MT
No, the other When: GameBlog starts at 1:50
Who: Announcing: Dan Dierdorf, Greg Gumbel
UPDATE 12:45 Inactives:
Broncos inactives: R.Bush, C.Vaughn, Q.Johnson, M.Ramirez, T.Hills, V.Green, D.Harvey.
Raiders inactives: QBs Pryor & Campbell, RB McFadden, CBs Chekwa + Johnson, OL Campbell, TE Ausberry
Tebow’s last dance?
Woody Paige says it’s too early to judge, comparing his starts to that of another Broncos QB — John Elway. As interesting as those types of notes are on the surface, you have to remember that, in 1983, it was undisputed that John Elway was worthy of a first round selection, let alone the top overall pick. In 2010, Tim Tebow was scouted as a mid round project by nearly every NFL team. He doesn’t have the arm, the footwork, the accuracy, or the delivery you’d like to see, and in Year 2 it’s not much better: that’s a big project.
Lindsay Jones notes that there won’t be much of a future for Tim anyway if he keeps taking this pounding.
Darren McFadden won’t play; Willis McGahee will.
Andrew Mason gives us five things to watch, with some interesting stats on Tebow as he faces a familiar foe for the first time (Tebow started against Oakland last year). Jeff Legwold chimes in with a scouting report and punctuates the importance of better blocking. Ryan Clady is among the league’s leaders in penalties, but the Broncos are in the bottom 10. The Raiders are, naturally, #1.
Some pressure on Tebow: Brady Quinn is expected to be active today.