MHR University

Mile High Report began this series of posts in 2008 with the goal in mind of educating fans on the lesser known nuances of the game. As fans ourselves, this exercise also helps us attain a better grasp of the game and its concepts. We hope you enjoy these posts as much as we do!

MHR University - 2008 Final Exams!


Congratulations!  I and the rest of the faculty at MHR University want to thank everyone for a terrific year.  Your final exam is going to help MHR-U to better serve you in the next reloading...

MHR University - How to Watch Preseason Games


The season is just around the corner!  But first comes the mysterious and controversial preseason games.  Controversial, because coaches have to weigh the value of getting players ready or...

MHR University - Researching the Opponent


Welcome to another addition of MHR University.  As we are going into the training camp part of the year, and gearing up for the pre-season games, this will be one of the final installments for...

MHR University - Understanding "Run Contain"


Thank God that the run contain system is behind us.  It proved to be a disaster in Denver, and Denver fans will forever say the words "Jim Bates" with just a little snarl when the subject comes u ...

MHR University - Tailgate Food!


Let's take a break from football Xs and Os for a moment and ponder what it is about football that we love.  For men in particular, it may be the primeval clash of armored troops that we see on...

MHR University - Some Tricks for Reading a Defense


As a former defensive coordinator, it pains me to share how those evil offensive coordinators go after the noble defenses in football.  But heck, we're all friends here, right? There are two...

MHR University - Roster Part 2; Now it Gets Hard!


POP QUIZ! The last time we got together, I tried to show how difficult making the final cuts can be.  Coaches look at talent, behavior, attitude, injuries, finances and potential to make the...

MHR University - Creating a Roster / Depth Chart


Few things are harder for a coach than coming up with the final roster.  On an emotional level, it's hard to cut a player who has worked his butt off.  On a strategic level, it's not always cut...

MHR University - The "Show Blitz" System


Some time ago I wrote that I am guessing new Denver defensive coordinator uses one of two systems.  One is the "Zone Blitz"  system championed by defensive master mind Lebeau.  The other is the...

MHR University - RB Depth Schemes


As Denver looks at how to use their RB depth, let's take a brief look at the different ways that teams use RB depth. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and one isn't really the "best" way...

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