Good MORNING, MHR Friends!! Today's the day. It's no longer about playing mistake-free football and staying healthy. I mean, those things matter. But really, it's finally here, and all that matters is getting a 'W'. That's it. Get the win; anyway, anyhow. GO BRONCOS!!!! To those in NYC, I'll hopefully see you at Sidebar (15th and Irving) at the back bar - there should be a pretty big group of Denver fans watching our boys on the big screen with sound. I'll be the token Asian guy...obviously, please introduce yourselves and I look forward to meeting you!
DB - Matchup: Broncos at Bengals - Broncos TV
Chris Hall previews today's season opener.
DB - A Closer Look: Cincinnati Bengals - Gray Caldwell
DB - Into The Great Unknown - Mike Rice
Mike Rice isn't buying the nationally-low expectations for the Broncos.
LTC - Let the games begin - Brian Howell
DPP - McDaniels era now dawns - Jim Armstrong
Dan Reeves says of trading Jay Cutler, "It's not like Josh and Pat Bowlen don't know what a franchise quarterback is. Both of them knew what they were dealing with and what kind of publicity they were going to get from it."
DPP - Moreno plans to have a ball - Lindsay Jones
LJones offers a terrific portrayal of Knowshon Moreno, from his NJ roots with his grandmother, to his hard work at Georgia.
DPP - Buckeyed Bronco: DE Kenny Peterson - Lindsay Jones
LJones shares a Q&A with the Broncos lineman.
AP - Josh McDaniels follows in the very large footsteps of Bill Belichick—and his father
SPI - Broncos, Bengals, try to strike winning note
CSG - Broncos' house of cards bound by a Bowe - Frank Schwab
The Schwab wonders what would've been had Dwayne Bowe held onto that onside kick versus the Chargers. Well, the Broncos would've gotten smoked in the playoffs a week later. That's what.
CSG - Broncos 50th season Top 10: Openers - Frank Schwab
CSG - Broncos at Bengals: 3 things to watch, and more - Frank Schwab
DPP - Paige: Odds are Broncos get fast start
Good one, Woody. So because most of the the prior Broncos head coaches won in their debuts means McD and the Broncos are likely to win today? That is as dumb as saying that McD won't succeed because Weis/Mangini/Crennel haven't so far.
DPP - Klis: Opening statements vary
John Elway has a radio gig on ESPN 1600 AM in Denver, which will begin at 8:05 Monday mornings, starting tomorrow.
DP - On eve of Game 1, Broncos fans are in a funk - Mike Klis
DDN - Rookie Bruton, former Miamisburg star, faces the Bengals today - Tom Archdeacon
CBS - Eddie expecting Royal treatment in '09 - Jamey Eisenberg
Big expectations for Eddie Royal in the world of fantasy football.
Y! - Shocker Special: Hillis, Ochocinco silencer, Tim McGraw lover - Brad Evans
Predicting a big performance out of Peyton Hillis today...
DP - Bronco-slaying figure says DA playing tricks - Felisa Cardona
Willie Clark says, "It's sad that the dude lost his life because of whatever because I don't think he done nothing. I feel bad about what happened to him, but I am fighting for my life over something I did not do."
CE - Scouting report: Broncos vs. Bengals - Joe Reedy
Knowshon is a "change-of-pace runner"? Really? I really don't think the Broncos used the #12 pick in the draft on the next Glyn Milburn...
CE - Isolation Booth: Whitworth vs. Dumervil
CE - Will Bengals hit reset button or replay? - Joe Reedy
AFC West News
SFC - 'Blindsided' Seymour joins team - David White
SFG - Raiders Silver and Black Blog : Update: Al Davis steals the show - David White
SFG - Raiders Silver and Black Blog : So about Javon Walker ... - David White
Javon is not playing tomorrow.
CCT - Seymour happy to be with Raiders - Steve Corkran
SDUT - Chargers have come to believe in Turner - Kevin Acee
Sure they have...
SDUT - Chargers' Jammer turns the corner - Kevin Acee
SDUT - Cesaire penciled in to play - Kevin Acee
KCS - Chiefs players hope their harder work pays off - Kent Babb
KCS - Pioli likes what he sees as Chiefs get started - Adam Teicher
KCS - Haley and Pioli talk tough; Ravens play too tough - Jason Whitlock
NFL - Favre named one of five Vikings captains
NFL - Browns rookie RB Davis injured in minor one-car accident
NFP - Sunday at the Post - Mike Lombardi
Lombardi wonders who will be able to cover BMarsh today.
PFW - Chiefs' Vrabel, Hali will bring the heat - AFC Whispers
They're hearing the Broncos love Brandstater
DPP - Super season ahead for one of 32 teams - Jeff Legwold
FOX - Countdown: NFL's opening Sunday is finally here - John Czarnecki
Apparently the FOX games are the only ones that deserve much attention...
FOX - Mangini, Favre to meet again after parting ways - Alex Marvez
NFP - Weekend notes: attacking Packers' Rodgers - Matt Bowen