Week two of All Grown Up, which is actually now NFL week nine sees some Broncos making impacts, some Broncos being released, and some (current) Broncos breaking all time wins records at the quarterback spot. So first off, congratulations is in order to the man, the legend, the Dork Assassin himself, Mr. Kellen Moore. I don't want to think about life without you, my good sir. Keep doing what you do. Let's take a look at what our past Broncos did this week in the NFL...
After the success of last weeks post, we'll try some new things here and there to improve. Links to articles is what I have for you this week.
Gerald Alexander, FS, FA
Gerald was brought in two weeks ago to help out an ailing Dolphins secondary. One of Miami's safeties, Reshod Jones, has since recovered from a knee injury. With more injury problems over at the corner position, Gerald suddenly became expendable. Former Cincinnati Bengal Jonathan Wade has been brought in, much in the same way Gerald was, to help with depth, while Gerald gets released. Here's hoping Gerald can find work again soon.
The Panthers had a bye this week, but Richie made headlines. Here is a good story about his time spent during the lockout, playing in a football tournament that spanned eight countries. It's good to see that he used the lockout to do something productive and probably pretty fun, too.
The Ravens went to the hostile confines of Heinz Field to take on arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers, and were able to come away with a 23-20 victory. Chris did not start, but he did manage two tackles and played well in coverage. In the third Pittsburgh drive of the second quarter, he defended a short pass from Ben Roethlisbergerheimerschmidt to Mewelde Moore that was incomplete. Then, in the fourth quarter, Ray Lewis and Chris brought down Ray Rice for a no gainer, followed a drive later by a tackle against Jerrico Cotchery after a 14 yard catch. You can catch his tackle against Cotchery at 3:41 here (#25):
It seems as if Mr.Clady had himself a bad game yesterday against the Raiders. The Broncos picked up the win, but over at Mile High Report, the Denver Broncos SB Nation site, they noticed that Ryan had two holding calls go against him in the first half, one in which they attributed a momentum swing that the Raiders used to score a touchdown. He also struggled in his blitz pickup against the silver and black pass rushers. But, according to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, some of the blame is to be shared with Tim Tebow, who thought his o line wouldn't mind blocking for a full NINE seconds without deciding to throw the ball away under pressure. Listen Tebow. There's only ONE Broncos quarterback who's offensive line gives him enough time to make sandwiches, become a master poker bluff, and solve world hunger while in the pocket, and he's still playing his college ball. Sorry buddy.
The Cards sent St. Louis home with a loss after a great Patrick Peterson punt return in overtime for 99 yards and the winning score. Here's Daryn's thoughts on the game:
Daryn is crediting the defense and special teams, and for good reason; there were two safeties given up by the Cards, one where the Rams defensive end split the double team of Daryn and Levi Horn to tackle John Skelton in the endzone. Let's get those blocks from now on Daryn!
Korey was inactive in this weeks win over Tampa Bay.
Jeron was inactive in this weeks loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
In this weeks loss to Daryn Colledge's Cardinals, Quintin had two tackles and almost made an acrobatic interception covering Arizona TE Jim Dray. The two tackles he had were a short gain of four yards and a long completion of 20 to Dray again. Better luck next week, Quintin.
Legedu Naanee, WR, Carolina Panthers
Carolina had a bye this week.
Austin Pettis, WR, St. Louis Rams
Austin had himself a solid week this week, grabbing 4 balls for 43 yards, with a long of 23. He had a solid punt return of 23 yards, but unfortunately, that was called back because of a holding penalty, but contributed a kick return of 24 yards to make up for it. It seems that Austin is making himself a mainstay on the Rams special teams unit. And, the impactful news for Austin is that Greg Salas, the receiver above him on the depth chart, broke his fibula. Austin should be seeing the field more after that injury. We certainly wish the former Hawaii Warrior Salas a speedy recovery.
Orlando made his presence known this week, leading the Cowboys in tackles with seven as they took down the Seahawks. Playing in a starting role at right cornerback because of injury, Orlando is quickly gaining the trust of the Cowboys with his solid play. Look for him to be in the starting lineup more this season if his good play continues.
Brandyn may be getting his chance to show what he can do in the coming weeks, as yesterday Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon went down with a season ending injury. Brandyn, playing on the practice squad, was brought up to the 53 man roster, and will contribute to the depth of a cornerback group growing thinner and thinner. We wish him the best of luck as this season progresses.
Kyle was the subject of a little revenge from Darrel Revis this week leading up to the Jets win over Buffalo. Personally, I would let All-World Darrel Revis pull whatever pranks he felt like if it meant he was going to mentor me in how to be a good corner in the NFL, and it sounds like Kyle didn't mind too much either. Kyle tied for first on the team in tackles yesterday with four. The folks over at Gang Green Nation have been happy with Kyle's performance so far this year, and there have even been rumblings of moving him over to safety to provide them with someone who can provide better coverage. We'll see if Rex Ryan makes his game plans based off of the advice of bloggers next week.
The Lions had a bye this week.