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There won’t be blood, because it was a walk through.

A walk-through practice and a media embargo is about as boring as it gets, but I’ll get you as much information as I can on the game. We have no word on whether A.J. Derby, Cody Latimer or Emmanuel Sanders will play. It seems as if Von Miller will not be playing, but that’s a liberal interpretation of a Mike Klis’s tweet. Taking your questions and answering everything that you can throw at me in an hour. Join Ian Henson and the greatest Broncos fans on the entire planet. What are you waiting for? Get in where you fit in.

Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Friday, August 18, 2017

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A walk-through practice and a media embargo is about as boring as it gets, but I’ll get you as much information as I can on the game. We have no word on whether A.J. Derby, Cody Latimer or Emmanuel Sanders will play.

It seems as if Von Miller will not be playing, but that’s really my liberal interpretation of Mike Klis’s tweet:

Taking your questions and answering everything that you can throw at me in an hour. Join me, Ian Henson and the greatest Broncos fans on the entire planet. What are you waiting for? Get in where you fit in.

Here is an excerpt from this morning’s The Strongside Blitz sign-up today:

Fast-forward:

  • March 11, 2016: Mark Sanchez is traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Denver Broncos for a 2017 conditional draft pick.
  • March 16, 2016: Peyton Manning announced his retirement from the NFL.
  • April 12, 2016: Colin Kaepernick informs the Broncos that he would not take a contract reduction from $14,300,000 to $7,000,000 over two seasons nullifying any trade Denver was willing to do with San Francisco.
  • April 21, 2016: Brian Hoyer visits the Broncos.
  • April 28, 2016: Denver trades forward their 31st pick in the 1st round and 94th overall 3rd round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for the 26th overall pick to select Paxton Lynch.

Upon drafting Lynch, NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock announced during the draft telecast that Lynch was, 'a year away [from being able to start at quarterback in the NFL]. ESPN's Jeff Legwold turned in the following, "Lynch is likely not ready to play as a rookie."

Followed by, "One of the concerns scouts had with Lynch in pre-draft meetings was his demeanor. They aren't sure he has the assertiveness to be the potential face of the franchise."

Ask yourself if you've heard differently about Paxton Lynch in the last 16 months. Then, ask yourself how Jeff Legwold or Mike Mayock could have possibly have known what the 22-year-old Lynch would be likely to do as a rookie despite having never seen him take an NFL snap. Also, Legwold's note about Lynch being, 'the face of the franchise,' seems an awful lot of ground to be covering as an NFL scout.

Can you imagine being the checkout person at a super market and describing to your national chain's president that you don't think the person on the advertisements in good for business?

There is your ground zero on Anti-Lynchness among Denver fans.

  • April 28, 2016: Elway announces, "We’re going to continue to look at other quarterbacks."
  • April 30, 2016: Hoyer sign with the Chicago Bears. [editors note: Hoyer is the current starting quarterback of the 49ers]
  • August 9, 2016: Denver announces that Sanchez will start for Denver in their first preseason game of 2016.
  • August 28, 2016: Lynch finishes the preseason 4th in the NFL in passing yards and tied for 2nd in the NFL passing touchdowns. [editors note: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished 5th in passing yards]
  • August 29, 2016: 2015 7th round draft pick (250th overall) Trevor Siemian is announced as the starting quarterback for the Broncos.
  • September 3rd, 2016: Sanchez is cut by Denver.
  • April 4, 2017: Tony Romo retires from the NFL, Elway says that there was not interest in having him play for Denver this season.

Siemian would start 14 games for the Broncos in 2016, the team went 9-7 and missed the playoffs as you remember.

Where are we now?

Siemian was given the start last week in Denver's first game of the preseason, much like Sanchez was in 2016 and Osweiler was in 2015. None of those three started the season for the Broncos.

This week Lynch was given the start in Week Two of the preseason, much like Siemian was in 2016 and Osweiler was in 2015. Siemian and Osweiler both started the majority of their correlated seasons.

But you don't hear me.

But the Broncos ditched Osweiler.

No, Osweiler ditched the Broncos.

What did Siemian do the game that he took over as the starter in preseason last year?

He threw 10 completions on 14 passing attempts for 75 yards, threw one interception, no touchdowns and had a rating of 54.2 out of a possible 158.3.

To put into perspective what a 158.3 quarterback rating looks like, Denver's third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter had a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 last week against the Bears. His stat line was 5 of 6 for 94 yards, 1 touchdown and he was sacked once.