Good Morning, MHR Friends. Try to keep your chins up; obviously things are not very good right now, but the Broncos still control their own destiny. While they wouldn't be in the playoffs if the season were to end today, they're still 6-4 and a victory Thursday would be a huge lift. I was unable to see yesterday's game, so I obviously can't say anything about how they played or the coaching decisions. Personally, I am surprised by how far and quickly the Broncos have fallen; while we knew they weren't loaded with deep talent, they didn't make a lot of mistakes through six games. I knew they would lose some games, but I never foresaw those defeats arriving in an avalanche of turnovers, penalties and poor discipline. Obviously, my prediction that Denver would hold a 3-game lead today in the AFC West couldn't have been farther from the truth. Let's just hope Kyle's ankle continues to heal and we show up on Thursday night.
CSG - Broncos should learn from Chargers' ability to rebound - David Ramsey
"There were guys on the sideline who weren’t angry, who didn’t have a lot of emotion," Marshall said. "They need to look themselves in the mirror."
DPP - Analysis: Rivers-led Chargers run through Denver defense - Jeff Legwold
"In four career starts at Invesco Field at Mile High, Rivers is now 3-1 and has been sacked a grand total of two times in those four games."
DPP - Broncos perfecting the fade route - Jim Armstrong
"The Broncos have become the NFL's premier flash-and-crash franchise."
DPP - They've come undone - Mark Kiszla
"We lost composure, and that's probably what's so disheartening about this loss," said veteran Broncos defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday. "The mental and psychological part of it, the letdown, the breakdown."
DPP - Cheers to jeers to howls - Woody Paige
"Chris Simms is a bust as a quarterback. Everybody found out he, and I, were wrong."
Y! - Broncos go from NFL darlings to disaster - Mike Silver
"Things got so bad early in the fourth quarter of a 32-3 defeat to the Chargers that in the Broncos’ defensive huddle, veteran defensive end Vonnie Holliday(notes) felt compelled to call out the quitters in his midst. "Listen," Holliday said, "we’re gonna watch this film [Monday], and we’re gonna see who lay down and who stepped up. The eye in the sky doesn’t lie. And then we’ll know who we can go to war with to fight our way out of this.""
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