Great Game!!! Love beating the Giants!!! I still have a grudge that dates back to SB XXI.
Nice to see the team back in form. Yea, it took a few weeks but the “D” is back and RUNNING GAME was on track. Funny how we all talked about getting the running game on track the last few weeks and how it would help the offense.
Yea, yea, some will be saying we got to the red zone a few times and came away with three but it was enough this week. Like you, or many of you, I say, run the ball all way in. We’d get down close to the end zone and go to a four-wide set and I think that is a disadvantage … takes away the draw play and the defense knows Kyle’s not going to run a QB draw with his injury so the defensive lineman pin their ears back and only have ONE thing to worry about (the pass rush) and/or we see a blitz with it. I know I sound like a EX offensive lineman, (I’m allowed) when I say run it but I have to say, “when it ain’t broke (between the 30s) don’t try to fix it.” The linemen get in a groove and rhythm.
The dictionary says rhythm is a “regular recurrence of elements in a system of motion.” The offensive lineman’s definition is, “we smash em in the mouth, then slice and dice em while we pound them into the end zone.” I think I’ll call Webster’s Dictionary and see if they will add my version?? What do ya think? )
Here’s what happens in a Mile High stadium. You pound those big defensive lineman and you chop and cut them to the ground everytime you can. They have to get up and chase the play and by the 3rd-4th quarter, they are tired … and that’s a distinct advantage at a Mile High. Bootlegs help make them run around and scramble plays too. Make those big bodies run, like they’re not use to. “Advantage Broncos.”
I was fortunately at the game this week and I have to tell you I really enjoyed watching the Giants fans all decked out in their jerseys, faces painted. Some had old helmets and new helmets without facemasks and stayed sitting in their seats (quietly) while the Broncos fans had the night of their lives cheering and jeering.
I was in the Budweiser Club box, which I love because I get to watch the game from the front and behind and see the running lanes and plays develop and see the gaps and the cutback lanes. Most folks say they like watching the game from the sides but you have to remember that’s the angle we use to watch film at as an offensive line, so, to me, it’s natural. We’d watch film from behind the offense and the DB’s were rarely in the picture as we watched everyone in the box to include linebackers and a strong safety for the most part.
So let’s see if the bandwagon fills up again this week as some of you got down on Moreno, Orton and Coach McDaniels over the last few weeks? Hey, don’t break an ankle jumping back on, we don’t want anyone to get hurt out there. I can see the moonwalking now!!
And Marshall … all I have to say is WOW!! What an athlete. He’s worth the price of admission himself when he plays like that. How many kids do you think will be out on the play grounds imitating those two catches he had??? I bet for weeks. I remember doing “exactly that” after watching games as a kid.
Hey, sidenote. I went to see Blind Side last night. GREAT MOVIE, brought back a lot of memories of those days as a high school kid being pursued to go to college. Wonderful story. I read the book a few years ago and it’s worth the read too!! You all will enjoy either the way you know your football.
Can’t wait to hear your feedback!!