• Nick
    • Steven_Searls

      Shocking, I know.

  • RyanHennigan

    Game Thread!!!
    Woot woot!!

  • GrizzlyB

    By the way, Wyoming graduate and former Colorado prep Tanner Gentry will be on the field for the Bears tonight. I was quite impressed with his play when I briefly took a look at Josh Allen a while ago, and reportedly he’s been showing very well at Bears training camp. Basically, if he balls out tonight, he deserves a swift kick in the dick for not signing with us, and postgame would be a great opportunity to do so.

  • RSH
    • Snatch Mouth

      He’s got more action on the cover of that magazine than he’s had in any game!

  • RSH

    Von Miller always the consummate teammate and showing some great leadership.

    https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/895775604527820800

    https://twitter.com/NickiJhabvala/status/895768140059115520

    • pubkeeper

      *sniff* our boy’s all growed up!

  • Nick

    Brief old friend Eddie Yarborugh is starting in Buffalo…and just sacked Sam Bradford.

  • RSH

    Nice to see and hear Brian Griese in the booth on the Broncos’ telecast.

  • gobroncos

    Brian Greasy doing commentary for the game? Is this a new thing?

    • GrizzlyB

      Yeah. It had been John Lynch, but… y’know.

    • RSH

      He provided commentary on Broncos’ radio broadcasts previously. He works for ESPN as a college football analyst.

  • RyanHennigan
  • gobroncos

    Woot! Getting pre-game jitters!

  • GrizzlyB

    Captains: DT, Sanders, Talib, Wolfe, McManus. Bears receive.

  • More Cow Bell

    How fitting…no fly zone first score of the year!

  • Nick

    CHJ just earned the night off.

  • gobroncos

    TD!!!! CHJ!!!

  • RSH

    NO FLY ZONE FOR SIX, BABY!

  • gobroncos

    Go for two!

  • GrizzlyB

    Was reading a Bears forum, and one of the posts was like, “How long until we are all freaking out? One game? One quarter? One play?” Suffice it to say, one of those was way closer than the others.

    • gobroncos

      Bwahahaha…Stupid bears fans….smirk….

  • gobroncos

    Look at those empty seats!

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey
  • gobroncos

    3 and out!

  • gobroncos

    Dang. I wanted to see McKenzie return some punts.

  • DCJ1

    So after two Mike Glennon flubs, are Bears fans missing Cutler?

  • GrizzlyB

    Jamal Carter getting looks on defense and running around already. Haven’t heard much about him in camp, but I still like his potential as a moneybacker.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Menelik my Balls, Watson!

  • RyanHennigan

    Generous spot.

  • gobroncos

    Balls, I missed the sack. Game Pass didn’t come back on quick enough.

    • GrizzlyB

      Local broadcast was on break for the first 3 offensive plays, too. Whoops.

  • DCJ1

    Interesting. The flag graphic was up before they threw the flag…

  • gobroncos

    And the crowd cheers a flag defensive pass interference.

  • gobroncos

    Watson, you’e killin’ me man.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      He’s killin’ Trevor as well

      • DCJ1

        And he may still be the best option there.

        • Random Anonymous Coward

          He’ll be great by week 4

          • DCJ1

            But will there be any QBs still standing by then?

          • Random Anonymous Coward

            We have the best 3rd string QB of the league!

  • GrizzlyB

    The Bears are bitches, rofl

  • RSH

    Did John Fox issue a bounty before the game?

  • More Cow Bell

    good to see the camera crew is in pre-season mode also

  • gobroncos

    Damn, let them play, refs!

    …except if it’s on the bears….

  • GrizzlyB

    Garcia got whooped by Unrein.

    • gobroncos

      Who’d you rather have? Unrein or Crick? I’m thinking Unrein.

      • GrizzlyB

        Dunno. I think Crick is a better pass rusher, but Unrein is more stout against the run.

        • gobroncos

          Pass rush isn’t our weakness. I’d rather have Unrein.

        • gobroncos

          Plus he’s a Wyoming Grad.

  • Nick

    Surprised the Bears declined that holding call. That was a chipshot for McManus.

    • gobroncos

      Typical Fox.

      • DCJ1

        No confidence in his team.

  • Alaskan

    Not impressed by the new and improved O Line yet.
    Trevor is getting pounded.

    • gobroncos

      Nope. Hopefully they’ll gel before the beginning of the season.

      Fingers crossed our QB’s make it that for without an injury.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      It is new.

    • CFD1983

      Online not gelling RT getting pushed back by a poor Chicago D

  • RSH

    A better showing in the red zone would have been nice.

  • RSH

    Kickoff coverage needs some work.

    • gobroncos

      Last thing we need is McManus pulling a hammy trying chase that bullshit down.

    • GrizzlyB

      Looked like it was on Latimer, to me.

  • CFD1983

    At the game… Bolles forgot he was on the FG team… Schofield jumping up and down and got his attention

    • Tyler

      Wondered what the hell was going on there

  • CFD1983

    Leary looking good.. Watson is terrible

  • RSH

    The Bad News Bears strike again!

  • CFD1983

    Watson just got laid out

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Rookie showing up!

  • gobroncos

    That fumble recovery was Bennie Hill esq.

    • diningerj

      carter was pumped he ended up with the ball

  • CFD1983

    Watson beat again.. Bolles looking solid

  • DCJ1

    So what’s the over/under on games until Fox gets fired?

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      In Chicago? 100/1 he finishes the season.

  • CFD1983

    Our d looks great…

  • More Cow Bell

    I thought Olivo was going to make ST better?

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      He has to be losing his shit right now.

  • Nick

    Even though that was a good punt, I still really don’t like that call. It’s the preseason, go for it on 4th and 2 at their 38.

    • gobroncos

      The first or the 55 yd field goal?

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I thought Fox was coaching the Bears?

  • CFD1983

    Raining in Chicago now

  • Random Anonymous Coward
    • Nick

      Reviewing that, I have no idea what Glennon was thinking there. Way too much traffic to just throw it up like that.

  • GrizzlyB

    Jamal Carter is totally lining up as a nickel linebacker.

  • RSH

    Gotta wrap up on tackles.

    • gobroncos

      Seriously, play through the whistle. Garret Bolles wouldn’t let that shit go if he was on defense.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      Or maybe that guy lives up to the hype

      • gobroncos

        what guy?

        • Random Anonymous Coward

          Little RB from chicago Tarik Cohen

          • gobroncos

            Who? What hype if neither of us know his name?

          • Random Anonymous Coward

            Im watching the game on a Chicago station. They can’t shut up about him.

          • gobroncos

            Oh, haha!

          • Random Anonymous Coward

            yeah sorry i forgot we have a sarcasm font now

          • GrizzlyB

            Tarik Cohen from some dinky technical school. I haven’t heard anything since he was drafted, either.

  • CFD1983

    Poor first quarter for oline.. solid D line play

  • RSH

    Good work by Lorenzo Doss.

  • More Cow Bell

    Not a good read by TS. Throwing 2 yds. short.

  • Nick
  • CFD1983

    Cart on the field

    • diningerj

      that’s not good……hopefully nothing serious

      • GrizzlyB

        Unfortunately unlikely, given his reaction.

  • CFD1983

    Supporting his left leg

    • gobroncos

      Damn…announcing crew thought it was his right leg or ankle.

    • Russ

      Who? (Sorry, not able to watch)

      • Nick

        Billy Winn.

      • CFD1983

        97

  • The 5th Amigo

    Didn’t know he was from Boise state

    • Nick

      He was a big deal here in town.

    • GrizzlyB

      So was the Bears’ left tackle, Charles Leno, Jr., who came up to him on the cart.

      • The 5th Amigo

        How do we know you’re not on Chicago’s side tonight GrizzlyB?

        • GrizzlyB

          You mean… the Bears?

          • The 5th Amigo

            Isn’t that your kind?

  • Alaskan

    NFLN has Jim Miller and some random clown announcing via the Bears network.
    It is painful. I need to figure out how I used to synch Logan with the TV.
    It’s preseason.

    • DCJ1

      Sam Rosen. He’s actually a decent writer.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Cowen is fast as shit!

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Great play by the other Chris Harris

  • gobroncos

    That was holding on Edebali.

  • gobroncos

    Damnit! Give McKenzie a chance!!!

  • CFD1983

    Watson out Stephenson in … thank god!!!

    • gobroncos

      Never thought I’d hear that….dang…

    • GrizzlyB

      Sambrailo-Barbre-Day-Turner-Stephenson

  • CFD1983

    Punch trown

  • Nick

    I don’t get why Siemian is still in but all the other starters are out.

    • Tyler

      Getting a longer look for the competition?

    • gobroncos

      They want him to get used to playing behind a shitty line.

      • Random Anonymous Coward

        shittier***

  • CFD1983

    No push on run play… Stephenson doing a better job

  • GrizzlyB

    Dillon Day once stomped an LSU player’s stomach on a play far downfield. Also probably-intentionally stepped on another guy’s ankle earlier in the same game. Those golden locks are deceiving.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      You’re biased against goldilocks

      • FarAwayBroncoFan

        That was funny.

    • gobroncos

      Ha!

  • diningerj

    Latimer needs to do more of that……

    • More Cow Bell

      That was a bad throw by TS.

  • RSH

    Cody Latimer making plays per usual for the preseason.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      He’s lined up as the backup of the toughest mofo of the league. It’s Sanders’ fault he never sees action.

  • GrizzlyB

    Sunshine gave up a 1st down there, imo

    • Tyler

      Agreed

    • diningerj

      and then they get stuffed on 3rd down…..sound familar?

  • CFD1983

    As bad as the bears are they looked great on the 3 and 1

  • Nick

    Terrible block by Stephenson.

  • RSH

    Short yardage struggles continue. πŸ™

    • GrizzlyB

      Didn’t see who it was, but somebody let Bullard get squared up on that one.

  • Hank Mardukis

    Trevor with the Alex Smith state line.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Nice work Stephenson. Your move Watson.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      Maybe they will be rotate in obvious passing/run downs. They both seem one-dimensional

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        Schofield can’t be any worse.

    • CFD1983

      Both RT had poor performances but it the first preseason game.. they can only get better.. Bolles looked solid.. mean,

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        Hopefully it rubs off on the other guys.

  • CFD1983

    The oline needs help, our D is solid, rested and ready.:. But again it’s the bears …

    • gobroncos

      Still not convinced about the run D.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    OMFG I actually want Sanchez to score on this drive, just for the laughs.

    • GrizzlyB

      I would love it if he was by far the Bears’ best option at QB.

      • Random Anonymous Coward

        Imagine the controversy!

  • GrizzlyB

    See, you don’t get plays like that in practice.

  • RSH

    Lynch looks exactly as he has in practice thus far.

    • gobroncos

      He should have dinked it off to Latimer when he ran out of bounds. Would have gotten at least 2-4 more yards.

  • CFD1983

    RT and center getting man handled

  • CFD1983

    Ty not looking bad at allπŸ™‚

  • The 5th Amigo

    Brock Olivo has some work to do.

  • Royalwithcheese

    This is the *exact* same team as last year, sans Ware.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      And the horrible schedule

  • GrizzlyB

    Walker got overexcited and lost contain on that one.

    • InSiemianWeTrust

      Hey, we’ve all been there before.

  • gobroncos

    Dude stepped out of bounds 4 yards back from where the refs spotted the ball!!

    • gobroncos

      He stepped otu at the 48!

      • gobroncos

        Ref’s are in preseason form as well, apparently.

        • gobroncos

          I feel like I’m talking to myself here.

          • GrizzlyB

            Day 41: Now it looks like a bear is talking to me.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Langley, you are not supposed to get blocked by a QB

  • Random Anonymous Coward
    • It’s not like Denver’s QBs have been much better.

      • InSiemianWeTrust

        Just got off work. 6/7 looks good, must be situational frustration huh?

        • GrizzlyB

          Yeah, but he threw 2 yards short on a 3rd and 4. For comparison, Lynch just threw 3 yards past the sticks on 3rd and 2.

          • InSiemianWeTrust

            That’s not great.

          • Jeremy

            And about 2 yards over the head of his receiver. #plusorminus2yards

        • He held ball too long at least three times. Made safe, short throws… alas 6/7.

          Not that Lynch has been any better…

          • Kyle Milligan

            Fuck! I thought you were talking about lynch in the first paragraph

    • InSiemianWeTrust

      Oof.

  • CFD1983

    Stephenson beat bad

    • Didn’t think it could get worse than Watson. Forgot about Stephenson for a minute…

      • gobroncos

        I think Ref’s should start adding the name of the player called for the flag. Add a little more shame to it.

  • CFD1983

    OMG!!!

  • CFD1983

    Our QB are getting beat up…

  • The 5th Amigo

    Sunshine is not a good gunner

  • Best player tonight has been Latimer. Ridley looos decent too with limited holes.

  • gobroncos

    Lynch held the ball too long and over threw. Should have threw to where he knew he’d be and throw it low. It was only for 2 yards.

  • InSiemianWeTrust

    Is Scho at RT at all? Can’t be worse than Donald..

    • GrizzlyB

      Hasn’t been on the field yet (except STs).

  • GrizzlyB

    tittiess

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Punt coverage has been shitty tonight.

    • So has kick coverage. Hard to tell in PS really though with kick coverage. I have high hoes for Olivo but Joe DeC got the shaft.

  • RSH

    Adam Gotsis got completely obliterated on that last Bears’ running play.

    • InSiemianWeTrust

      But but… he put on 15 pounds?! Lawl

    • Another early round draft pick bust. No business reaching for a project at that spot.

    • GrizzlyB

      Somebody also got totally turned around and missed the tackle. I think it was Kerr, but maybe Harris.

  • Have only been able to watch bits and pieces but seems like Siemien was ok… and Lynch has so far been bad.
    But we know we need to give these guys more time (and coaches more time) for them to work out kinks and to evaluate. First string OL seemed okay, second has looked bleh, tho again only seen bits and pieces.
    D looks great as usual. Sorry to hear about Winn’s injury.

  • InSiemianWeTrust

    Any 2 TE sets?

    • GrizzlyB

      Yeah, some.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    This is the deep part of the defensive roster playing, let’s not panic.

    • I have like zero panic about the D. It’s offense (specifically OL and QBs) that will worry me (and all of us), but yeah who cares about this drive.

      • Random Anonymous Coward

        Run defense needs help if we lose any starter, tho

      • Agreed, o line and QBs of an 8 win team…

  • RSH

    I think John Fox should just order the offense to take a knee here.

  • Trubisky looked pretty good for first ever drive.

    • DCJ1

      Hopefully he’ll get the Bears fans all excited and enthusiastic. Their tears at 8-8 will be all the more enjoyable.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    I miss Cutler showing no expression at all on the sidelines.

  • DCJ1

    The Bears still have most of their projected starters in.

    • Kyle Milligan

      John fox don’t fuck with rookies

      • Kyle Milligan

        Aaand then I realize trubisky was not drafted last year

        • DCJ1

          First round QBs aren’t allowed to have rookie seasons. They must enter the NFL perfectly ready to play, or else they’re a busted pick…

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    We just got Trubisky’d by Mitch Tits.

    • Kyle Milligan

      Mitch tits!
      Did you just make that up?

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        I proudly take credit for Mitch Tits. It’s completely in my wheelhouse of Dry, 4th grade, potty humor that earns me lots of “looks” around my house.

  • CFD1983

    Our oline looks terrible

  • CFD1983

    Stephenson and Watson just terrible

  • Edebali whiffed on that TD, miss Dekoda, ha.

    Henderson still got the dropsies… but VJ’s brother coached him so don’t worry!

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I just saw that. He got rag-dolled.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Didn’t we draft a return specialist ?

  • CFD1983

    If this is the improve oline our QBs are in trouble..I’m at the game .. bolles was solid and mean, Garcia man handled Leary nice job….Ty looked good…

  • CFD1983

    Without Parisian we are in trouble… I know we are brining him in slowly but our center was getting killed

    • GrizzlyB

      I wasn’t watching specifically, but I saw twitter saying that McGovern did well, as expected. Are you referring to Day?

      • CFD1983

        Day!!!!

  • RyanHennigan
    • RyanHennigan

      For those who remember today’s daily thread.

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        When I first saw that tweet I thought to myself, “this is why you never leave your phone around your friends without a password lock.”

  • RagnarRagnarsson

    Impossible for the young QB’s to improve and get in the groove behind that Oline.. Ouch

    • CFD1983

      They look worse in person… especially against a poor Bears ream

  • GrizzlyB

    Not a great look for C.Henderson.

    • GrizzlyB

      Olivo slides a comforting arm around him…

  • DCJ1

    Wow. Trubisky must be the best QB evah. The NFLN guys are talking like he’s already MVP and ROY.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    I love our WR depth. If only we had a ol.

  • Our OL has looked like crap and I know they were bad last season BUT i don’t think it’d be wrong to caution any of us against making grand pronouncements about how they will ultimately be this season after a half in first game of pre season. :/ Am definitely worried about depth of OL but some new players, some new coaches. I’ll give it to exhibition game 3 before full blown worries

    • CFD1983

      I agree

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      but the more we complain the better they get

      • Man if only!
        πŸ˜‰ Be five pro bowlers by now if that was the science, haha.

      • GrizzlyB

        Coach Rico!

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      You’re a better man than I am.

  • FarAwayBroncoFan

    That was a nice pass

  • GrizzlyB

    Griese is pretty insistent that Sunshine screwed up by taking the inside leverage on a go route. Is that actually true? I thought on deep routes, you take whatever leverage the CB is giving you so you get off the line and get going.

    • DCJ1

      Not 100% sure. However, that ball was way overthrown, so inside or outside wouldn’t matter.

    • Kush-Lash

      Good question. On late down short yardage shots like that, the timing is so quick that ball should be targeted to an area. No time for post snap adjustment. I’d venture to say Gresie is right, Play was called and run the same way it was drawn up.

  • GrizzlyB

    I don’t understand the value in having a QB play the way the Bears are playing Trubisky right now. They’re putting him on the move every single down against 3rd-stringers who haven’t game planned for him. Of course he’ll have success, but you’re not going to be able to win games like that in the regular season, imo

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      Give him overconfidence so he throws picks like crazy on game 1.

      • DCJ1

        Very different playing against Langley at CB rather than Chris Harris Jr…

    • The Color Orange

      Well our first round QB can’t find his ass with both hands, so there’s that.

      • GrizzlyB

        I don’t know what that has to do with anything, as Trubisky has made it known that he likes finding tittiess with his mouth.

        • Random Anonymous Coward

          Finding them where?

          • GrizzlyB

            It’s 2017 — you can’t be picky anymore.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Stewart forgot this is a preseason game I guess.

  • The 5th Amigo

    Is Doss getting checked out?

    • Kush-Lash

      He should have, took a friendly shot to the back of the head.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    That’s it! I’m ready for the Kyle Slotter Era.

    • PiperAR

      If Slotteritis is wrong I don’t wanna be right.

      • DCJ1

        Slottertitties?

  • Steven Searls

    Don’t know about you but I’m ready to give Kaepernick a try out.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      Him kneeling during the national anthem can’t be any more offensive to anyone than our offense has been tonight.

      • Random Anonymous Coward

        Don’t we actually want our offense to be offensive?

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          That comment creates an infinite loop.

    • DCJ1

      Can he play right tackle?

  • Kush-Lash

    Mitch Titties for President?

  • The 5th Amigo

    Get er dun Paxton

    • GrizzlyB

      #58 don’t want none.

  • DCJ1

    Apparently neither TS or PL like Latimer. They’re both trying to get him killed.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      “Hospital balls are the best balls”. ~ PFM, maybe

    • PiperAR

      Latimer needs to catch 60 balls and sign with Jacksonville for 3rd round comp money.

  • GrizzlyB

    We punted on 4th and 2 from CHI 38 earlier, didn’t we?

  • CFD1983

    The oline sucks!!!

  • The Color Orange

    Now there’s a creative play call.

    • DCJ1

      Totally worth the time out.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    This is going to be a long season. Is Chi still using any of their defensive players expected to be in the rotation?

    • GrizzlyB

      I don’t know, but Reuben Randle is, like, a 7-year vet.

      • Random Anonymous Coward

        Well their only TD was caught by a what? 8-year old vet cruising on a 2 good seasons resume?

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    So far, Cody Latimer, and Tit jokes have been the highlight of this game for me.

    • diningerj

      you had me at tits…..

  • mikewyd

    Chill people, this is preseason. Coaches are looking for info, not W’s

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      You know we are bronco fans, right?

      • mikewyd

        We have four games to enjoy, no matter the outcome. Finally, football is back, relax and enjoy!

        • Random Anonymous Coward

          Relax? You must be watching a different sport.

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          Text me your dealers number.

          • Random Anonymous Coward

            1-800-225-5324

        • DCJ1

          Relax? That’s funny…

    • CFD1983

      When your Vet olinemen get man handled by the Chicago bears you don’t chill…

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      You can’t get a lot of info if you’re just punting away, unless all you want is special teams tape

  • Steven Searls

    Sloter time!

  • GrizzlyB

    That was a Von-caliber hold.

    • DCJ1

      It’s got to draw blood to get the flag…

  • Kyle Milligan
  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Was that a late hit on Cruz? Or he’s just too brittle?

    • Steven Searls

      Who knows.

  • GrizzlyB

    4th year player should know better than to spike the ball.

  • Mark

    Trubisky does look very good. Broncos are in desperate need of a QB (amongst other things).

  • The Color Orange

    Broncos haven’t lost their touch at giving up third and more than 15.

  • PiperAR

    Maybe the Bears defense will prove to be better than expected.

    Maybe the 2018 #20 pick will be spent on a RT.

    • DCJ1

      I’d get it one piece at a time
      And it wouldn’t cost me a dime

  • Yahmule

    I haven been able to watch as closely as I would have liked. It seems like Sambrailo looks better this year. I hope Cody can keep this momentum rolling.

    • The Color Orange

      I envy you.

  • RSH

    Preseason Football Attendance: Catch the fever!

    https://twitter.com/MaseDenver/status/895835667787337729

  • GrizzlyB

    3rd and 1, fucking A.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      We can do eeet

      • DCJ1

        No we can’t.

        • Random Anonymous Coward

          We did do eeeeeet

          • DCJ1

            πŸ™‚

      • GrizzlyB

        Maybe the TV line to gain was off, but if not, that looked like a generous spot. I’ll take it!

  • The 5th Amigo

    Trevor has an ear piece in listening to the calls, Lynch is just standing around looking goofy

    • PiperAR

      Trevor needs to practice clipboard holding, Lynch needs to master looking goofy for the huddle.

      • GrizzlyB

        By “huddle” you obviously mean Madden covers and HOF busts?

        • PiperAR

          If Peyton Hillis can have a Madden cover, why not?

          • PiperAR

            Why oh why did McDouche trade the Rambling Redneck?

      • DCJ1

        Slotter will be running the huddle!

  • RSH

    A short yardage run resulting in a first down. ::slow clap:::

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Fuck yeah Slotter!

  • GrizzlyB

    Scheu is pronounced “shoy”? MIND. BLOWN.

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      Scheu sauce

  • Andrew

    I think that Henderson run was the highlight of my night offensively at this point.

    • RSH

      And it is a shame that it was negated by a holding penalty.

      • Andrew

        Yeah I knew it was still the best play I’ve seen.

    • The Color Orange

      And of course the line f’d it up.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    He’s trying to tie TS’ record of throwing dropped INTs

  • diningerj

    Henderson has some moves…….too bad it had a holding call on the play.

    • DCJ1

      I honestly didn’t see anything there worse than what the Bears have been doing. The refs must have figured the Denver o-line had to be holding to open up a decent hole like that.

  • GrizzlyB

    Do you think Mike Sawaya has ever broken any kneecaps? That seemed more like a mafia commercial than a law firm commercial.

    • RSH

      I don’t think he has enough functional strength to do that. He would have to refer or hire out for kneecap breaking.

    • diningerj

      him and azar run togeather and strongarm ya’

      • GrizzlyB

        “Strongarm” does sound like an underworld drug lord moniker.

    • Yahmule

      Punch Glen Lerner into YouTube. I wouldn’t let this guy argue a parking ticket, but he made a lot of money in Vegas.

  • The 5th Amigo

    Go for 2

  • CFD1983

    Yea!!! 3 string O

  • Steven Searls

    Sloter!

  • CFD1983

    Looks like Schofield at LG

  • diningerj

    Mac Daddy!!!!!!!!!! Wide open!

  • RSH

    McKenzie with the wheeeeels.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Bears are getting Slotered!

  • CFD1983

    Schofield was calling for 2 but got shut diwn

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    yay for blown coverages

  • GrizzlyB

    Lang held up pretty well 1v1 on the right side there.

  • Steven Searls

    Sloter is the new Russell Wilson. (Just go with me on this).

    • Random Anonymous Coward

      he’s selling magical water?

      • Steven Searls

        I’m drinking it.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I’ll take it.

  • Welcome to the Sloterhouse!

  • DCJ1

    Sloter has as many TD passes as Trubisky.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I like Sloter even more than I liked Tom Brandstater aka Tom “Brandnewstarter”.

      • PiperAR

        Sloteritis is the new Brandstateritis.
        Titties.

  • Steven Searls

    Omg a 3 and out.

    • GrizzlyB

      We seriously aren’t getting any rush on them. To be expected, I guess, with none of our top 3 playing.

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    #20 is making the team

    • Kush-Lash

      Love the hustle

  • RSH

    Shakir Soto (#67) has had a solid quarter.

  • Steven Searls

    Raymond must want to keep his job.

    • PiperAR

      Didn’t notice Raymond had a job to keep.

      • Steven Searls

        He must think he does.

        • PiperAR

          More power to him.

    • GrizzlyB

      Brandon Stokley has remained high as hell on him. TBH, I’m still considering the possibility that he’s our best option at slot WR.

      • PiperAR

        Send Bernie to the Jets.

  • diningerj

    Sloter sure can ball!!!!

  • RSH

    Kyle Sloter Elway across the body.

  • Steven Searls

    Holding!

  • GrizzlyB

    D.Henderson does have great balance.

    Also, 10 holding calls? fucking a

  • Random Anonymous Coward

    Told ya we had the best 3rd stringer QB of the league

  • Jeremy

    I missed most of the second half but how long before we get starts for Slotter to be the starter?

    • PiperAR

      I think cases of Sloteritis were diagnosed in OTAs.

  • CFD1983

    I know it’s third string but Schofield is throwing bears around like baseballs

    • Jeremy

      Who was the sack on, I couldn’t tell but I hope not Schofield

      • DCJ1

        Guard missed the blitz pickup.

        • Jeremy

          Guard named Schofield or guard named something else?

          • DCJ1

            Right guard, so Wilkerson.

          • CFD1983

            Stop hating on scho man.. he played ok

          • Jeremy

            I said above I hoped it wasn’t Schofield. I’ve been a big fan of his from the beginning. I’ve said multiple times this off season I think he’s likely the best bet at RT. I just saw the sack and I worried it was from where he was playing.

            I’m worried he was with the third string tonight. Doesn’t look good for him.

      • CFD1983

        Came from the center

        • CFD1983

          Diffently not schofield

  • Steven Searls

    Gotta love our o line. Not.

    • DCJ1

      Bears line did a really nice job opening a hole for him.

  • GrizzlyB

    Looks like we only have one QB who has the cojones to take a sack like a man!! Sad!

  • CFD1983

    I happy with our D neither QB stood out.. the oline needs to improve… kicking was ok…coaching average at best

  • Steven Searls

    Wow

  • Andrew

    How the hell did Schofield hold down a Super Bowl run? Did they just let him hold 2012-13 Ravens style or what?

  • Jeremy

    Whooooolo

  • GrizzlyB

    **** you Chicago!

  • CFD1983

    Schofield killed it on that…. again 3 string

    • GrizzlyB

      I honestly haven’t seen him. Where is he playing?

      • DCJ1

        Left guard

        • GrizzlyB

          Makes sense, that was the only guy I couldn’t identify on the 5 replays on that TD run.

      • PiperAR

        Someone said #3 LG which would agree with the toilet paper depth chart from the other day.

  • FarAwayBroncoFan

    Ok, Henderson is simply good. Nice draft pick.

  • diningerj

    Fuckin a Tweety! Nice playcall, great run Henderson!

    • FarAwayBroncoFan

      He’s Barry Sanders reincarnated! Oh wait, Sanders still walks among us.

  • RSH

    This De’Angelo Henderson is going to be a steal.

  • RyanHennigan

    Hot damn Henderson!!

  • Andrew

    Henderson has been a bright spot no doubt.

  • Steven Searls

    Now we find out how good Trubisky is – against our scrubs

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Who needs a QB when we have Henderson?!

  • RSH

    Why is Victor Cruz still in the game?

    • DCJ1

      Because Fox.

    • diningerj

      Playing for Rich Cranium…..

  • DCJ1

    I so want to see a pick six to end this.

  • Andrew

    So I remember the Broncos being really high on Kerr… looks like he’s on the roster bubble.

    • Steven Searls

      Batted a ball

      • Andrew

        Saw that just saying him being on the field right now makes you wonder if he’s on the bubble.

        • RSH

          The Broncos lost Billy Winn to an injury in the first quarter.

    • GrizzlyB

      Because he’s still playing? I’m not sure about that, since we’re a lot thinner up front than we wanted to be.

  • Jeremy

    Should have been a 10 second run off there

    • GrizzlyB

      Isn’t that only if the clock is still running?

      • DCJ1

        It was. Spiked it.

        • GrizzlyB

          But the penalty happened when the ball was snapped, and after the play was done, the clock would have been stopped when the penalty was applied. Illegal formations don’t stop the play like, say, a false start. So, the penalty didn’t cause the clock to stop.

          • DCJ1

            It was illegal motion, I thought.

          • GrizzlyB

            I think that’s actually right, but it doesn’t stop the play, either. The only penalties that would have earned the 10-second runoff are ones that would stop them from spiking the ball (I can’t think of any that would besides a false start). Or any penalty if they hadn’t stopped the clock, but they did.

          • DCJ1

            Ah, that makes sense.

  • Steven Searls

    Lynch can’t scramble half as well as Trubisky. Sad.

  • PiperAR

    So….. Barbre or Schofield?

    • CFD1983

      Schofield over Watson

      • PiperAR

        When the best RT is the #3 LG.

        • CFD1983

          Yes

      • LH Almeida

        I’d like to see Sambo at RT. He held his own on the left side.

  • Nick

    Where was the 10 second runoff on that illegal motion?

  • Steven Searls

    Broncos win! Broncos win!

  • Nick
    • G Mik

      How cool for Sloter. He’s truly gotten the short end of the stick the past 4 years playing football and regardless of what happens to him…. throwing a TD like that, even if it’s in the preseason, was pretty special. Not many get that opportunity.

      • GrizzlyB

        Speaking of getting the short end of the stick:

        https://twitter.com/NickiJhabvala/status/895851732479037440

        I don’t necessarily buy that he was our best QB on the night, but I do think he outperformed one of these guys VJ is satisfied with. No points for guessing whom!

        • DCJ1

          Actually, Sloter had the best QB rating of ALL the QBs on the field:

          Sloter: 158.3
          Trubisky: 103.1
          Semian: 97.0
          Lynch: 77.1
          Sanchez 68.5
          Glennon 0.0

          So with Glennon, the Bears either have $18M dead money or a $14M clipboard carrier…

          • GrizzlyB

            I’m fully aware he had a perfect passer rating, but half of his yards and his TD came on a failed coverage when there was no one within 10 yards of the receiver, and he wasn’t even slightly pressured by a 3-man rush. The pass before that, he had an overthrow that literally went through a defender’s arms.

            I’m not trying to hate on him since I do think he looked more in-control and accurate than we’ve ever seen out of Lynch, but passer rating on six throws doesn’t mean more to me than what I watched.

          • Royalwithcheese

            I mean, that’s fair. But at least he can hit a deep pass when his WR is wide open. Good lord, Lynch is bad. Hasn’t improved at all.

          • BlackKnigh

            I wonder if Lynch took the time this off season to work his tail off – as he needed to. Doesn’t look like it. I wonder when all is said and done – if we have TS and Sloter as his 1st backup. Guess we will see.
            I was not able to either watch the game or listen on KOA. I followed on ESPN – so I couldn’t see how anyone played. I am trying to glean that info from the comments. Thanks, guys!

          • GrizzlyB

            Supposedly he did. But as D-Mac likes to point out, no one worked harder than Tebow, either. Working hard doesn’t mean much if you don’t work well. His example is that Tebow would throw the ball about 40 yards or so and hit the goalpost’s crossbar. Hard to do and technically demonstrates accuracy, but it’s not useful in football.

            For example, two videos of Lynch’s workouts from the offseason were him running back and forth sideways (like horizontal shuffles, but kept facing downfield) and throw out of that, and a slow-mo take on his “improved” passing mechanics, where he took a shotgun snap and threw the ball the second he hit the top of a 3-step drop. The first… well, if you’re going back-and-forth in the pocket and still looking to throw, you’re in trouble regardless. The second, I thought his motion was still elongated and crappy (couldn’t time it because of slo-mo), and his receiver ran an out, but he still had to slow up and catch the ball off his back hip. If there was a defender, he would have had an easy time breaking it up, imo. If those represented most of his work, it probably helped him little-to-none.

          • BlackKnigh

            Thanks, GrizzlyB! No – it does not look like the work he did was the work that he needed to do. Why didn’t he hire a retired QB to work one on one with him? Getting his footwork and passing mechanics working efficiently will make him or break him.

          • GrizzlyB

            He actually did. He’s been working with Charlie Taaffe, who played at an FCS school in the early 70’s, and who coached college from then until 2014 (with a few years in the CFL). None of the schools really stand out, though, and his greatest feat (in my estimation) was being the offensive coordinator for Blake Bortles’ tenure at UCF. The problem with that, I think, is that Bortles is known to have all sorts of mechanical issues, and notably took up tutelage under a totally different personal coach in an attempt to fix them. To me, it seems like Lynch probably picked him because Taaffe is based in Lynch’s hometown, rather than being the best guy.

            Of course, if Brent is any indication, maybe it’s just that much more difficult to get those tall QBs to get their mechanics down. I do think his feet being erratic and an elongated arc when throwing are significant flaws in his motion… but I’m hardly an expert.

          • BlackKnigh

            It seems to me that someone should have sat him down and explained that he had a 2 year window – 3 at the most – to make a positive impression in the NFL. He should have moved to where the best QB coach who would work with him lived.
            Lynch is 6’7″. So is Brent. Manning is 6’5″. Manning worked his tail off and he had good footwork. I do not know who his tutor was – but it must have been someone good. I understand his father Archie did not have good footwork – but was a helluva good athlete. Maybe that 2 inches makes a difference – but it seems to my amateur football mind that good tutelage would make up for that.
            I do agree that taller guys have a more difficult time getting their legs and feet coordinated. Maybe he needed to incorporate some dance moves to increase his agility.
            Thanks, GB.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Is it just me, or did we not see Vance Joesph at all tonight?

    • RyanHennigan

      Maybe twice

  • GrizzlyB
    • RSH

      The definition of well must be evolving.

      • GrizzlyB

        Let’s hear it from Twitter!

        Ummm, he didn’t play well…at all

        He is delirious if he thought he played anywhere but slightly above the SUCK LINE.

        Both of them are delusional.

        I count two offensive penalties while Lynch was in, one of which was offset. For comparison, Siemian had four offensive penalties, two of which were offset (and one was declined because the Bears forced an incompletion, despite the holding penalty).

        There’s also a lot of immediate reaction that Siemian and Lynch played pretty much the same. One had 7.3 YPA on three drives, and the other had 4.7 YPA on four, so I’m not sure I agree with that, but at this point I have to admit that I must not know what’s going on anymore.

        • DCJ1

          I’ve not heard the post-game talk yet, but if VJ says PL played better than TS, then the conspiracy theory about the fix being in for PL is likely right. Neither played well. The best looking QB was Trubisky, followed by Sloter.

          • John

            If that’s true, is Paxton Lynch going to be the next Rob Johnson?

          • Royalwithcheese

            Didn’t he have a good season or two, though?

          • John

            Maybe one. I don’t remember.

          • Steven_Searls

            He had one – for the Jags I think. Then Buffalo traded for him, overpaid, and he struggled once teams got more tape on him.

          • G Mik

            Let’s not jump to conclusions. His young QB needs more confidence and he is doing what he can to help. Problem is PL just isn’t ready. It’s obvious Siemian is the better player right now and I imagine the competition will be over immediately following the Niners game in favor of TS.

          • PiperAR

            Elway grimices all season long as the QB he doesn’t want improbably wind close game after close game. 2011 all over again.

          • PiperAR

            #DoveValleyFakeNews

          • GrizzlyB

            Elway said in the pregame show that he came down strong on the McCarron talk because it “affects the team”. By which he obviously means the QBs. Siemian put on a strong face through all that Romo speculation, but clearly it shattered his fragile little career-backup heart.

          • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

            This might be the year I cave, and purchase “All-22”. I really want to see who, if anyone, is open on all these shitty throws I saw tonight. I re-watched some of the game, and outside of the first couple plays of the first drive where Menelick My Balls wiffed on his block, and what appeared to be McGovern failing to reach the second level on a blown up run play, the O-Line wasn’t AS horrible as I thought.

          • Royalwithcheese

            Really, you can only judge the first two drives. Watson sucked (who could’ve seen that coming??), but CJ had some decent holes.

            And on the sack that Watson gave up, if his man hadn’t gotten there, Bolles’ man would’ve. Dude basically tossed Bolles out of the way.

          • InSiemianWeTrust

            Trubisky, Kizer, and Watson all looked better in their first games than Paxton in any game he has ever played in the NFL. It’s rather sad.

          • GrizzlyB

            Did you watch Kizer? I just saw a headline that he “took the lead” in their race on NFL.com, but idk.

            Also, add Sloter to that list imo

          • Royalwithcheese

            Sloter, without a doubt. Lynch is still a one-read QB. Play-action, look for the quick slant. If it’s there, he hits it. If it’s not there, he’s lost.

          • GrizzlyB

            I do feel like I probably hate on him excessively, but I seriously don’t think he’s a 1st-round talent. He hasn’t progressed past the offense he ran in college yet, which is one thing, but there was also lots and lots of talk that he was football dumb (and dumb in general, in my estimation), and if anything that’s been worse than feared. He can throw far, and he occasionally drops high-difficulty dimes, but he’s not a great passer, either — inaccurate and inconsistent.

            Despite all this, it feels very real that he’s being handed the job anyway. I just don’t get it.

          • TGFKADT

            I’m not sure why this surprises anybody. The FO has has been nurturing bad drafting habits for a good few years now, they rarely keep players ranging between average and superstar, and as far as I could tell last night, they have absolutely nothing waiting in the chamber on either side of the ball behind the starters.

            After all that, I personally find it difficult to be surprised that Dove Valley is performing like the average management team that it clearly is. And average might be generous.

            I shared the dream for the longest time, too, but Elway ain’t nothing special. Of course this is and was a sham.

    • DCJ1

      Unfortunately, there were only two positive plays called back for penalties: one for 11 and one for 13. Both occurred in the fourth when Sloter was in. While Lynch was in, there was one offsetting penalty and one holding penalty during an incomplete pass. The suckitude was not driven by penalties.

    • PiperAR

      Pax is going to talk himself into concussion protocol.

  • Royalwithcheese

    So, where was the pass rush?

    • Well, two best edge rushers were not in uniform. Gotsis is bad, a total waste of a high draft pick… that’s what happen when you let position coaches draft players over scouts. Also, Crick is not very good… try hard guy but gets pushed around alot vs. run.

  • Royalwithcheese

    I’ll defer to others on this, but Gotsis looked terrible tonight, IMO. He’s still getting washed out of plays completely, and I didn’t see him penetrate once. Kerr was also very disappointing. It’s almost like you have to spend money to get good players.

  • TGFKADT

    Can somebody explain to me what Trevor did so unsuitably last night? Other than a slightly inaccurate throw the might of got Cody Latimer killed in the right conditions, he looked poised, athletic, and first preseason game good to me.

    I know half of you will never take the boot off his throat, but he was probably as good a player as we had on the field last night.