Monday, November 30, 2009
Seems like about every game the Avs play they either fall behind 0-2 or take a 2-0 lead. Normally, that score doesn't mean shit and the team trailing has about a 50-50 shot of coming back to either take the lead or win. Not tonight. Andy is fairly stellar in the pipes (especially in the 3rd) and the combo of Duchene and Stewbag provides all of the offense needed to keep it at 2-0 for the entire game. Considering Jonsey is out for the year (hard to overstate what a bummer that is considering how he was playing) and the Duke is still on the shelf, it's imperative that others step up and pick up the scoring slack. I would love to see the Rook play a big part in filling that role...
Great start to a crucial roadie that comes on the heels of a brutal back-to-back set with the Wild. The PK was great tonight, but the trip could end badly if the Avs continue to spend as much time in the box as they did tonight.....More shutouts please....
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Let me list a few problems in this latest loss. Starting with the offense...
1) Two fumbles in the red zone.
2) Crappy QB play from Simms. A gimpy Orton did better, but after taking a cheap shot to the ankle from Merriman and forced to throw pretty much every down in the second half, Neckbeard didn't make any big plays.
3) 3 Points....
1) Wasn't able to put pressure on Rios
2) Couldn't consistently stop the run.
3) No forced turnovers.
1) Momentum killing failed onside kick. (Appeared like it could have worked, but really?)
2) 15 yard penalties after every FG by SD ensuring bad field position.
The AFC West appears lost. Wild card chances slipping away. The season-ending record might be more in line with what seemed realistic prior to the season after all....
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
A lot of people got their wish today when Chris Simms got to play QB for the entire second half (I'm looking at you Woody Paige), while Neckbeard sat on the sidelines nursing an injured ankle. Let's just say the Broncos don't have a QB controversy in the wake of Simms' 3-13, 13 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD performance. 3rd straight week where the Broncos lay down in the 2nd half and lose as a result. Special teams continue to be a joke, as the Redskins convert a 4th and 20 fake field goal for a TD (really, did that happen?) and Mitch Berger continues to raise eyebrows over how he's actually pulling an NFL check. I gotta say I had a bad feeling about this game going in, although it seemed to be well in hand before the special teams meltdown and Neckbeard coming up gimpy. Let's hope he's back next week, or it could be a long day in what will be the biggest game of the season at home vs the Chargers.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Admittedly, I was more preoccupied with drinking beer, eating pizza, and watching the new "Glen Beck" episode of South Park (during halftime) than watching the blow-by-blow of this game. All I know is when I finished the SP viewing, the 3rd quarter had started and suddenly the score was very lopsided. As DT conveyed via fax, "How did we lose to these cocksuckers?" How indeed...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Been a while since KTH rapped at y'all. Nice homecoming win tonight for the Avs to avoid a 3-game skid and the Nugs remain unbeaten this season at 5-0. Just a ho-hum night for the pro teams in this town. It's almost like that weak Broncos game I sort of remember something about last weekend didn't even happen. Just a blip on the screen of a 6-1 season....