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Quarterback Kyle Orton has been held out of practice for a third straight day with a severely sprained left ankle, but that hasn’t kept him and head coach Josh McDaniels from hoping Orton can play Sunday. “Absolutely,” McDaniels told reporters before practice Friday. “We’ll continue working with him and hopefully we’ll be ready to go [...]

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Published on 11/20/2009 at Fri Nov 20 11:59.   1 Comment
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Frank Schwab is reporting that Chris Simms is making strides in practice this week and will be ready if needed.  [CS Gazette] Why he is ready for his first NFL start since 2006.  [Boulder Daily Camera] An excellent piece: This decade’s Charger/Bronco rivalry tops the AFC West.  [DPO] Rumors of Mike Shanahan taking the CU [...]

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Published on 11/20/2009 at Fri Nov 20 08:17.   No Comments
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You can’t blame a certain Denver columnist for sticking to his guns. In his latest mailbag, the Post’s venerable wordsmith maintains that Chris Simms should have started instead of Kyle Orton, citing “thoughtful research” (read: Simms was better in one week of the preseason) and “observation” (read: Woody attended training camp twice) in concluding Simms [...]

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Published on 11/19/2009 at Thu Nov 19 11:19.   38 Comments
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We now know Kyle Orton has torn ligaments in his ankle. He sat out Wednesday’s practice, but still hopes to play Sunday.  [Yahoo Sports] The Broncos aren’t planning on changing the game plan at all if Chris Simms starts.  That includes not moving Ryan Clady from LT to RT.  [CS Gazette] A good article based [...]

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Published on 11/19/2009 at Thu Nov 19 08:42.   6 Comments
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Note to the crazies: This was written on my bus ride back to NYC from Washington’s FedEx Field. I was of course engulfed by irrational thought and fully primed with $8 Coors Lights. I have since calmed down, thanks to my father, who wisely told me that these were our “growing pains”. This coming from [...]

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Published on 11/17/2009 at Tue Nov 17 17:34.   16 Comments
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More weekly goodness from the gracious Broncos PR guys. View the full release here. The Denver Broncos (6-3) and San Diego Chargers (6-3) will meet for the 100th time on Sunday with the winner moving into sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Kickoff at INVESCO Field at Mile High is set for [...]

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Published on 11/17/2009 at Tue Nov 17 13:00.   5 Comments
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Broncos 17 – Redskins 27.  Who ya got, gentlemen? Dud: Chris Simms. The Broncos could very well be 7-2 had Kyle Orton not been absent from the second half with an ankle injury. Simms looked like a rookie out on the field, completing only several passes for miniscule yardage. Broncos fans better pray that Orton [...]

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Published on 11/17/2009 at Tue Nov 17 09:00.   26 Comments
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Running against the nickel has the Broncos defense floundered.  [Denver Post] Jeff Legwold suggests Peyton Hillis is “going to have to push harder and not let the frustration get to him” in practice to see the field Sundays.  Do it, Peyton.  [DPO] McDaniels‘ message is simple: Just do it.  Better.  [NFL.com] John Elway expected more [...]

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Published on 11/17/2009 at Tue Nov 17 08:08.   1 Comment
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NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi is reporting that Kyle Orton will tough out his ankle injury and play Sunday.  Officially, Josh McDaniels wouldn’t commit either way and stated that the Broncos quarterback is questionable for Sunday. Lombardi is a solid analyst, so I’m going to assume his news-breaking skills are top-notch as well.  Hopefully Orton doesn’t just [...]

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Published on 11/16/2009 at Mon Nov 16 14:13.   47 Comments
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With the division lead at stake, will the Denver Broncos have their starting quarterback? Kyle Orton was seen both on and off crutches after Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, fittingly mirroring the uncertainty surrounding his injured ankle that the Broncos face as they prepare for the 6-3 San Diego Chargers. On Monday, Head Coach [...]

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Published on 11/16/2009 at Mon Nov 16 12:39.   8 Comments
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