Hello folks! I apologize for the lateness of this posting. I have been traveling this past weekend and it is crazy at work with a threat of furlough next week. Needless to say it's a nerve-racking time at my place. All I can say is that I hope that some reasonable resolution can come fast since I am the only income earner for my family at this time. Now to the "Unfinished Business".
Well, the Broncos did get the win last week. It's amazing how things change when you start having some costly injuries start showing up. The D was not too strong with giving up tons of yards to Justin Blackmon. At least he didn't score. Champ Bailey returned which was nice to see, but missing Wesley Woodyard showed how bad the defense can be without some playmakers. The Run D was solid and kept Maurice Jones Drew mostly under wraps. I was impressed with Malik Jackson and his sack efforts. On offense, it was not the bast day for the Broncos. The good news was seeing Knowshon Moreno making plays and scoring touchdowns on the ground. As for the not so good news, the pass drops were about getting to epidemic levels with most of the guys dropping balls. Manny Ramirez was not good with his snaps and was busted for a holding penalty. Orlando Franklin went down with a knee/ankle injury in the second half. Louis Vasquez had to move to the RT and Chris Kuper filled in at LG. Thank Heaven that we kept ol' Kuper as insurance for times like this. On special teams, I loved the fake punt that David Bruton ran. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon. The Jaguars put up a solid fight, but showed that they are still an NFL team, just not a good one.
Now for the Sunday night showcase. The Indy Colts host our beloved Broncos with the team honoring Peyton Manning for his hall-of-fame career in Lucas Oil Stadium. I just read this evening about the subtle jabs that Jim Irsay Jr was taking at Manning and the fact that the Colts were loaded, but lost 7 of 11 times in the first round during Peyton's tenure there. It's a shame that he couldn't just give some props to Manning for even getting him a SB ring and 2 AFC championships. I don't know about you, but I would have loved a run like that out of our team in that same time. He did what you just don't do.....piss off Manning and crew. I have no doubt that Peyton will be way fired up for this.
We also will get to see the return of Von Miller to this game and none too soon. Denver's pass rush has been inconsistent at best and the return of Miller will help in the pressure department. The Broncos could have really used him the last few games. Thankfully, the team is 6-0 and now getting stronger. Adding Woodyard back to make the calls shall get the defense ready to go. They will have their hands full with Andrew Luck. He is the up and coming star that can both throw and run when needed. Indy's line is not solid and Luck can be harassed regularly. The D will have to shut down Trent Richardson rushing as well as T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne and Coby Fleener in the air. Hilton is very fast and explosive in the open field and Fleener is Luck's security blanket. Jack Del Rio will have to employ some creative rushes to keep Luck from scrambling for tons of yards. For Indy's D, it looks like the secondary is susceptible to giving up big plays and their lines can be run on. If we can use a similar attack to what the Chargers did to them this past Monday night, the Broncos should be able to take care of business. I know that Peyton wants nothing more than to receive the cheers of the Colt crowd, then rip out their hearts at the end. Well, that's all I have for now. I'm looking forward to Sunday night. GO BRONCOS!!!