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Bronco Blatherings - Friday Fumblings - 6/10/11

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Defensive Backs couldn't see Broncos Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd last season, but this past week, he's been getting noticed.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Defensive Backs couldn't see Broncos Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd last season, but this past week, he's been getting noticed. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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It's finally Friday. The one day other than Christmas that everyone looks forward to. And at 52-1, I'd say Christmas is overrated. Anyway, I thought it was about time for another edition of Bronco Blatherings. I've dug up a few things and found some more Trivia to titillate you with, so on with  the show.

John Elway threw more touchdown passes against the Seattle Seahawks, 44, than he did against any other team in the league.

No player caught more touchdown passes from John Elway than tight end Shannon Sharpe’s 41.

Of the 8 original founding AFL teams, only the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills have never moved from their original city.


The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work - Mark Twain

Question 1: What was the most lop-sided win in Broncos history?

Question 2: How many times have the Broncos gone undefeated at home in the regular season since the NFL began the 16-game schedule? If that's too easy, name them.

Question 3: What NFL teams did Pat Bowlen attempt to buy before "settling" for the Broncos?

Question 4: What Bronco player was known as "the Rock on the Right Side?" 

Question 5: How many quarterbacks started for the Broncos before John Elway?


Offseason Positional Power Rankings: Offensive tackles

#7 Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Clady recovered from offseason knee surgery in time to start all 16 games in 2010. He wasn’t always the Clady we saw dominate in 2008 and 2009, but by the end of the season he had pretty much returned to his All-Pro form. I’m expecting the 24-year-old to climb this list in 2011.

Mel breaks down the off-seasons and needs of each AFC West team. I couldn't decide whether that one should have been under the "If you are Interested" heading or not.


PFF Interview with Brandon Lloyd



Ranking the Toughest Venues

This is wrong on so many levels. It shouldn't matter who the starting quarterback is or how many seats the Wine and Cheese crowd take up. Mile High fans, we need to make a difference. A Return to Glory, if you will. Pat Bowlen brought Elway back, the Mile High Mystique needs to reinvigorate our team. This is tradition we're talking about. The raiders get blacked out for most of the season last year and they still are ranked higher than Denver. That is worse than pathetic to me.


It's looking more and more like Andy Dalton will be the starting quarterback when the Broncos and Bengals meet in Week 2.
Carson Palmer not going to attend Bengals' workouts: Quarterback wants to be traded

Even Jordan Palmer say Carson Palmer is done with Bengals:Younger Palmer competing with Andy Dalton

Marvin Lewis: Andy Dalton could be the Bengals starter: Cincinnati might go with rookie

Christian Ponder is re-working his throwing mechanics
Oakland's Coach Hue Jackson claims that WR Jacoby Ford will be a 'household name.' That's probably a good idea for the raiders to feature him. They might as well give up on " Runs like the Wind with Stone hands" Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Dolphins will add veteran QB, regardless of Tyler Thigpen  Miami G.M. Jeff Ireland made it clear they will add another veteran even if they bring back Tyler Thigpen.

Ndamukong Suh says the Lions going 16-0

Yeah John Kitna said something like that once. They will have to get past the Broncos first though.


ESPN unveils new Monday Night Football logo

*NFLPA moves rookie program to Florida



Josina Anderson - Grilling by the pool with @dgronko #Broncos TE Dan Gronkowski and his fiancee Brittany  6/5

#Broncos P Britton Colquitt and TE Dan Gronkowski getting in physio ball core  6/5 

Thanks to @dgronko for coming in, and taping the intro to our #Broncos mini lockout life documentary #NFL 1 hour ago 

Tim Tebow - Thanks to everyone that came out to the @SamsClub in Co. Springs for the #ThroughMyEyes signing event... Great time! 8am 6/8

- Leaving Memphis now... Next stop, Gainesville, FL aka Title-Town USA 9 Jun 

Tebow will be signing his book tomorrow (June 11th) in Orlando, FL at Barnes & Noble from 2-4pm. The link will provide you with an address and if you check out the photo section you will see proof that the pic being passed around of Tebow is a definite photoshop job. Yes he is ripped, but the golf attire is all wrong in the picture. Not to mention the two gloves he is wearing. 

Zane Beadles - One of the reasons I love Salt Lake City! So beautiful 6/5

@LorenLandow effectively kicked my ass today #broncos 6/6
Got all my work in for the week. Now Packing for a nice 5 day vacay to the Carribbean. Can wait to feel the sand in between my toes. #R&R 9 Jun

Von Miller - Great day hear with my bros! Killer workout!! Happy to be back! This is what I needed 4pm 6/9

Ryan Clady - RT @EVOLfoods: @ryanclady rechargesat the #GridironDreams camp. -- #smashing 1 hour ago 

Cassius Vaughn - Unlike lebron I took my talents to the Mile High City #Broncostweet 6/6

- Bout to do a high elevation workout today #redrock flow 10am 6/7

@BrianDawkins you missed redrock today #major 9pm 6/7

Brian Dawkins - "@CassiusVaughn: @BrianDawkins you missed redrock today #major" I know man. Lol. Lil family time down n FLA. Still workin thow!! #doggoneit

Eric Decker - Been back working out w/@Wellefast @LarryFitzgerald for a week now!  6/6 

- This man enjoys seeing sweat and tears! #peakperformance RT @Wellefast: Another WelleFast workout done.Good agility day. 21 guys got it done 6/7 

Lance Ball - Workout #3 of the day, ballin' at lifetime #legoo !!!!!!!! 6/6

God willin' RT @Droksid: @LanceBall35 Damn, man. You're working out like you're trying to break the NFL rushing record or something. 6/6

Early workout at Red Rocks on deck #letswork 8am 6/7 

#letswork great workout today!!!!!  12noon 6/7 

- Workouts done, now time for a massage then I'm taking my chill pill. O yea might hit up summer jam too..... 45 minutes ago 

David Bruton -  Jaden Filming Me And Doing Weather... 10am 6/7
Got My Workout In... Soon to go play HORSE with Jaden... See if I can beat my lefty 9am 6/8

Britt Davis - Had to add this to the collection #oldschoolflow for all my Bronco fans  3pm 6/8

Eddie RoyalClick on thislink to register for my football camp  8am 6/9

Liz Mullen - Mayo Clinic Offers Baseline Concussion Testing to Arizona High School Athletes Statewide at No ...  6/7

ProLink Sports, LLC - Great camp for kids this month, please forward to friends! RT @87ed: Eric Decker @ Ed McCaffrey's Football Camp! 11am 6/8

TRIVIA ANSWERS from the last Blatherings

#1) How many Sacks did the Bronco Defense record in 1988?

A: 36 - Simon Fletcher led the team with 9 Sacks.

#2) Which team has Denver played most frequently in postseason games?

A: Pittsburgh Steelers. 1978, 1984, 1989, 1997. and 2005.

#3) Which decade did the Broncos have the best regular-season winning percentage. 1970s, 1980s, 1990s or 2000s?

A: In the 1980s the Broncos had a .615 (93-58-1) winning percentage

#4) Do the Broncos have a winning record in game as following the Bye Week?

A: Yes 15-5 (.750)

#5) Who holds Denver's regular-season record for receiving yards in a single game by a Rookie?

A: Rick Upchurch - 153 yds vs, K.C. 9/21/75

Well there you have it. Another fix for your football addiction. I wish there were more, but I'm sure you will be happy with this (for now). 

Go Broncos!