Can I get some input on the Broncos defense? No one is talking about it. Everyone was saying this was a 3-13 team before the season started, now they're 2-0 and looking like a solid, defensive squad in my eyes. Are we being tricked by a weak opening schedule? The Bengals did look pretty offensively solid against the Pack. Broncos D, Nolan's Crush or The Pretenders?
Yes, the Denver defense has been much better than expected. Very impressive. It shows you what coaching can do. nBw DC Mike Nolan has been fabulous. If it can continue, perhaps Denver has a chance for survival during its upcoming tough stretch.
At least I have a strong arm... That's something positive, right?
What is your take on Murphy's TD that got over turned? Did Pitt really win the SB or should that TD been over turned too? The new rule change (when it happens) Should be Murphy's Law. Raiders got the shaft. The ref should be fined! or fired!
I'm really confused. I get that it is a rule, but the kid did nothing wrong. I was there. When it was challenged, I had no idea what was the reason. Very weird ... But I don't buy an Oakland bias. Sorry, I just don't.
Hey BW, whats they key matchup in the Oakland Broncos game?
Keys for Oakland: Run the ball, Russell needs to be over 50 percent comp, and it has stop the run on defnese.Keys for Denver: Jump out to a lead, score on defense and get Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal involved.
I thought we were playing Canadian rules with only 3 downs, thats why I kicked a FG on 3rd down with 10 seconds left in the half
I know it's early and the Broncos schedule is brutal but they seem to be more of a 8-8 team than a 4-12 or 5-11 team that many people forecasted-agree?
At this point, yes. And I'm one of those guys who thought they would be 4-12.
If Jamarcus doesnt pan out this year do you think AL will pull the plug? And if he does what quaterback do you think oakland should go after in free agency or draft or trade
If the rest of the team continues to make strides and Russell contunes to struggle, yes a change could be possible. If a quarterback shows no real strides after three years, there is a problem.
Bill - I don't get your love for the Raiders (your rankings). Did you catch their game at Arrowhead? There simply can't be a more inept qb in the league than Russell. The Chiefs marched all over the Raiders (between the 20
See, Raider Nation, someone thinks I love the Raiders ... Yes, David, the Chiefs walked all over the Raiders. But they lost. I didn't have the Raiders ranked all that high anyway.
Bennett as primary back with Sproles as COP...why not? Sproles isn't going to last running between the tackles, even doing it sparingly.
Yeah, I don't mind that one, Eric, while LT is out. I love Sproles as a change of pace guy. He's the best in the league. But he's not a workhorse. No matter what Bennett would do as the primary back, Sproles would light up opponents as a change of pace guy. I like it.
McDaniels said he will alternate receivers. WHY when you have Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal?
McDaniels beleives in his system more than he does individual players. That's why Cutler was traded ... But it's working so far. McDaniels has lost very few games in the NFL.
With all the hate out there for Jamarcus, is there any chance that we'll see Gradkowski this season?
If Al Davis and Tom Cable join in on the hating.
Skins or Lions?
What the heck, Lions.
After 2 weeks, this division seems wide open, which I figured SD to run away with. Oakland, KC and Denver aren't as bad as I previously though, and SD isn't as good. Any thoughts?
I agree. But San Diego is still good. It's still better than the other teams. But the Chargers are dealing with a ton of serious injury issues. Losing Jamal Williams and Nick Hardwick is not good.
With Shanahan gone, do the Broncos still have that little extra hatred for the Raiders? As a broncos fan, I am now finding I would rather root for the Raiders over the Chargers. Is this feeling common?
Yes, that "extra" hatred was courtesy of Mike Shanahan, who still despises his former boss, Al Davis. But Denver owner Pat Bowlen truly relishes beating Oakland and I'm sure he has expressed that to new coach Josh McDaniels.
hey Bill hey do you think kc will air the ball out more against the eagles because of how the saints didi them last Sunday?
Todd Haley thought during camp that he'd have a better chance to win if he ran the ball more. But I think he'll see some oppportunites and have Matt Cassel throw more.
Dumervil=Pro Bowl??? Yes or No?
I'll say yes. But he needs another 8-10 more sacks, which is very doable in 14 games.
how bad are the chiefs
I don't think they are that bad. They just need to learn to finish.
whose the Best RB In the Afc West?
Right now? Sproles is maiking the biggest impact ... I love McFadden but he needs to start make something happen
I am ok with the Chiefs being horrible, but part of the rebuilding process is seeing a team's young building blocks mature. If Todd Haley hasn't identified J.Charles as his back of the future he won't last long.
Yeah, Chrles need to play, but I think Haley thinks he can win now with LJ.
why does it seem like Jamarcus's comfort level throwing the rock to zack miller is so much better than when he is throwing it to his receivers
Maybe it's the routes. Maybe he likes throwing in the middle of the field. Or maybe he just trusts Miller more. There is no question those two have a nice chemistry together.
Is Knowshon on the verge of breaking out? Seems like against Oakland would be a good week to do it!
I think we'll see more and more of Moreno each week.
Bill, which team has a better shot at winning the divison? Oakland or Denver?
I'll tell you Sunday evening.
michael huff.pro bowler??
If he makes making all of those interceptions.
whos been worst so far this season Heyward-Bey or Russell?
Russell because it his third season. He should be better. DHB is still a work in progress.
Jackson: born 1983, 2430 career yds. Marshall: 1984, 2960. Bowe: 1984, 2113. Who finishes with the most career yards?
Great one, Mark. I'm going to go with Jackson. Marshall is a question mark right now and Bowe just isn't as good as Jackson.
This sunday, I think the raiders are going to stick Nnamdi on Eddie Royal to prevent what happened last year @Oakland from happening. And also because Marshall is a situational WR. Thoughts?
If that's the case, McDaniels better make Marshall a bigger part of the offense to take advantage.
why haven't the raiders cut stanford routt??
He hasn't been very good has he?
JaMarcus, the new Ryan Leaf?
Russell hasn't had any off-field issues that Leaf had. But, the on-field comparisions aren't bad.
DHB and Vernon Davis have no hands. Is that a Maryland thing?
How are your hands, Roger?
Besides completion percentage I think orton has been pretty good so far. He's also been playing with the glove on do you see him getting better as the season goes on?
Hey, Orton is winning. He is 23-12 as a starter in the NFL. He fits McDaniles system. He isn't pretty, but he's winning so far.
Any updates on the Cable situation?
I checked Tuesday. It's is still ongoing. It's been investigated for more than a month.
when will mcalister sign with the raiders? if he does, what impact will he have?
That one has been quiet for a while.
Who wins a sumo match between you and Tony Siragusa?
The Goose, for sure.
Brandon Stokley has been the most clutch player in the AFC West the first 2 weeks. True or False.
Him and Rivers.
Bill, Chargers D has been a major disappointment this year. Was I being delusional thinking they could be great with Merriman back? Would you say the Broncos D will be better over the whole season?
The San Dieog defense hasn't been that bad. It has had a lot of stops. Still not crazy about the pass defense, though. And it is clear Meriman is not close to being 100 percent healthy.
Does Bengals beat Pitt Sunday?
I don't think so.
Would you include Philip Rivers in with the QB divas? He is a diva in his own way.
Philip Rivers is one of the most down to earth athletes I've ever dealt with.
How bad is LT's ankle? When do you think he'll be back to 100%?
I don't think he's close to 100 percent. He may need to miss another game.
Does Todd Haley need to control himself better on the side line?
Probably. But he's fiery. We've known that. It's who he is.
Denver has a real tough schedule, but which of these is the most winnable? DAL, NE, @SD, @BAL, PIT, NYG, @PHI
It's a brutal strethc. The Broncs have to win at least two of those home games.
Which stadium in AFCW is best for tailgating?
Got to love Oakland.
Great hour, everyone. Enjoy Week 3. Talk to you next week.