• Holzy

    Woohoo! Broncos game tonight! Too bad I don’t have satellite or cable anymore…

    • ohiobronco

      For the expatriates that do, the game is live on NFLN.

    • RSH

      If you are out of the Denver television market, you can watch Broncos’ preseason games live on NFL Game Pass. Game Pass costs $99 for a year. You can get a free trial for a week. https://gamepass.nfl.com/packages (“Access live out-of-market Preseason games, replays of every game, the NFL Films Archive, and much more. Cancel anytime during your trial.”). If you are in the Denver television market, and even outside of the Denver television market, the Mohu Curve 50 Antenna is top-rated. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/mohu-curve-50-amplified-designer-edition,review-4183.html

      • Hercules_Rockefeller

        I use an antenna to watch Broncos games and get everyone in perfect HD. There’s absolutely no need to pay to watch these games; it’s literally your right as an American. Television broadcasters have been granted use of huge swaths of extremely valuable RF spectrum (a national resource that ultimately belongs to all of us) for free, and the NFL would never keep it’s anti-trust exemption if they stopped broadcasting games on local terrestrial television. I apologize for the rant, but working in the telecom industry for 16 years left me a bit disgusted with the level of corruption involved between the government and the handful of big corporations that control telecom.

        Anyway, off my soapbox and I’ll add to RSH’s suggestion above; if you check out http://www.antennaweb.org you can get a personalized antenna recommendation based on your zip code and where you’d be mounting the antenna. For most parts of the Denver metro area a directional antenna will actually work best since the main stations all broadcast from lookout mountain (antenna web will even give you the bearing so that you can properly orient the antenna).

        • Jeremy

          This is very good advice, and I’m always amazed at how many people have no idea you can get all the major networks for free through an antenna.

          That said, not everyone lives in the Denver market.

          • TGFKADT

            I remember back in the day, some f****** transponder or some s*** would get blown down in the mountains, and my little kid ass would be TV less for as long as 72 horrific hours. When the signal for Channel 2 got strong enough to get over the mountains it was like a national f****** holiday for kids. Now we could watch Scooby-Doo, Leave it to Beaver, Tom and Jerry, whatever the heck we wanted when we were rocking a fever and down with the flu or strep or whatever. It was a big day in history. Getting sick became the New Black.

          • Kush-Lash
          • gnasses

            Wow, that’s barely able to be dredged up from my memory banks. Blinky seems a little more rough around the edges than I would have recalled.

          • Kush-Lash

            Yea, WTF were my parents thinking… actually took me for my 4th birthday to this horror show! Lol

          • “Happy birf… day to you.
            Happ birf… day dear chill… a-dren.”

          • gnasses

            I thought I had killed those particular storage neurons with alcohol. Who knew.

          • RSH

            I was shocked when I read the following from a Wall Street Journal article from last week. https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/892912601000226816

            Carlos Villalobos, 21, who was selling tube-shaped digital antennas at a swap meet in San Diego recently, says customers often ask if his $20 to $25 products are legal. “They don’t trust me when I say that these are actually free local channels,” he says.

            Earlier this year, he got an earful from a woman who didn’t get it. “She was mad,” he recalls. “She says, ‘No, you can’t live in America for free, what are you talking about?’”

            Almost a third of Americans (29%) are unaware local TV is available free, according to a June survey by the National Association of Broadcasters, an industry trade group.

          • TGFKADT

            I had no idea the Wall Street Journal had a sense of humor.

          • Carsonic

            I know, right? I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t ClickHole or something.

          • Jeremy

            To be honest after all the conversations I’ve had with people, I’m surprised the survey found 71% of people are aware you can get Local TV for free with an antenna.

          • RSH

            Maybe I am just getting old, but I remember using an antenna for one of my family’s televisions as a young child. An antenna was also the only option for television at my grandparents’ homes. I watched the Broncos beat down the Jets in the 1996 season opener at my maternal grandparents’ home on their RCA television from the 1970s equipped with a rabbit eared antenna. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199609010den.htm

          • gnasses

            You are old. Me too. I remember the only way to get TV signal being our crappy rabbit ears with suspect adjustments. I was the youngest kid who sometimes had to stand and hold one side of the antenna to make sure the signal came in strong.

          • Hercules_Rockefeller

            And regarding his $20 to $25 antennas vs more expensive models, don’t pay extra for something you don’t need. there’s no such thing as an “HD” or “Digital” antenna. RF waves work the same whether analog whether the information encoded within is digital or analog, and they are transmitted on the same range of frequencies. If you’re close to the trasmitter there’s no reason to spend a lot on an antenna. if you’re far away, it may be worthwhile to pay more, but only if you’re getting better performance (for example a directional and/or amplified antenna).

          • GrizzlyB

            Question: as I mentioned above, I’m from the mountains, where there were no over-the-air TV signals to be picked up. So hypothetically, if you were in mountains, but within the range of the broadcast as the crow flies (so that distance wasn’t a factor, just the mountains around you), could you get a signal with one of those amplified antennas?

            It seems pretty magical to me that you could, considering the signal would be more-or-less completely blocked, but I used to work with a dope who swore that his new amplified antenna (that he spent $50 or so on) could do such a thing.

          • Hercules_Rockefeller

            That’s a tough one to answer; there are so many variables here that what your co-worker claims is certainly possible, but he’s either full of it or fairly lucky. Line of sight is the single biggest factor (after distance) in receiving RF signals in this range (lower frequencies do a better job of “bending” around the earth by bouncing off of the ionosphere, which is one reason why AM radio or can reach so much further than FM. That said, television signals aren’t entirely controlled by direct line of sight and it is possible to receive a signal without a direct line of sight. That signal is likely to be very weak and there might be significant multi-path interference (the signal could bounce off of two nearby mountains and reach your antenna at slightly different times). So a unidirectional antenna with a good amplifier could definitely make the difference, and experimenting with different mounting options and bearings could make a difference as well. It’s possible that pointing the antenna away from the trasmitter bearing would yield the best signal if it’s bouncing off of nearby terrain.

          • GrizzlyB

            Thanks. Just to clarify, he didn’t actually do it and get it to work successfully, he was just saying (with certainty) that it could.

          • Hercules_Rockefeller

            In that case, he’s definitely full of it! I mean, it’s possible, and the amplified antenna helps, but it’s far from certain.

          • T. Jensen

            but does it require aluminum foil?

          • gobroncos

            These are the people that voted for Drumpf.

            And that don’t care or understand about Net Neutrality.

          • GrizzlyB

            I actually didn’t know this for a long time; as such, I only really started watching Broncos games judiciously in 2012 (when my dad happened to randomly gift me an old set in the summer; still the ones I use). But in my defense, I was born/raised in the mountains, and you don’t get jack there without a satellite.

          • gobroncos

            I don’t, which is why I bought NFL Game Pass. Gonna watch the game on my computer while I work.

        • FarAwayBroncoFan

          If you are not in Denver, but have a friend who lives there, and has cable, I highly recommend Slingbox. Used it overseas and now stateside (but not yet back in Co) for years.

          It’s through your computer and you have a virtual remote to control what you want to watch. My friend has my slingbox set up with a standalone tv so I don’t turn off what he’s watching (If he, or his wife doesn’t watch the game for example).

          I watched the 2012 AFC championship victory on a hospital tv (was recovering from surgery) hooked up to my laptop. Was awesome and definitely brightened what was of course an unpkeasant

          • Hercules_Rockefeller

            If it will work off of an antenna I might give that a try for my freind that lives in Florida (although I think he broke down and purchased sunday ticket last year)

      • Paco Alonzo

        If you are in market you can also use a vpn to mask your location.

      • GrizzlyB

        I just went ahead and bought the whole package, since I’ll be using it throughout the year, but I’ve heard people say that you just need to register with a new e-mail address to get another free trial (for any who want to get through all 4 preseason games).

  • Carsonic

    I don’t know how common or uncommon this is across the league, but I like this thinking by Joseph.

    “If you want the guys to play their best on Thursday, you can’t put them out there without having a game plan, some sort of game plan. I want to give them a chance to play well. I’ve been around coaches who, the first game in preseason, they went training camp up until the day before. When you give the guys one day to prepare, I don’t believe in that. I want to give them a chance to play their best football. Having a chance to see Chicago schemes two days (before) would help the guys play better. It would give them a chance to put their best foot forward, and not let guys go out there and be surprised by something they’ve never seen and not play well. In my opinion, it’s fair for the players to dive into it a day before to give them the chance to play well.”

    • PiperAR

      Lynch gets a game plan including scripted plays. Trevor is on his own.

    • pubkeeper

      I like that he also included, “I don’t want to rescue them with scheme.” Set them up to succeed but force them to make plays.

      • Tyler

        Unless he meant that strictly for preseason I find that comment a little concerning.

        • Carsonic

          Yeah, it was all in the context of questions about this first preseason game.

          • Tyler

            Thanks for helping out the guy who didn’t bother to read the article

        • pubkeeper

          Yeah, for preseason

  • Royalwithcheese

    Predictions?

    • RyanHennigan

      A friend of mine who is a bears fan just told me it will be Bears 45 and Broncos 10. He says that Trubisky will be kissing titties in between tossing TDs.

      • Royalwithcheese

        Seems unlikely, but with our current president, nothing is out of the realm of possibility.

        • RyanHennigan

          He knows Chicago is a lost cause but wanted to talk smack anyway.

          • Sparks

            Prediction: Sloter will have a better showing than Trubisky.

          • BlackKnigh

            Yeah!

      • Carsonic

        He might be kissing this guy’s titties. https://usatbroncoswire.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/jarrett.jpg

        • RSH

          Literal LOL!

        • T. Jensen

          Best comment I’ve seen in awhile

      • BlackKnigh

        Would John Fox run up a score like that? Whoaa.

      • Paco Alonzo

        That is pretty funny

    • RSH
    • Carsonic

      I’m terrible at predictions and usually never do them, but since it’s preseason, I’m going with 30-13. We get a TD from Siemian, 2 FGs from Lynch, 1 FG from Sloter plus a TD each from ST and D. Bears get 2 FGs plus a garbage time TD.

      • Royalwithcheese

        I’m gonna say McKenzie has two or three explosive plays, DHenderson looks good, Bolles looks adequate and Watson gets dinged on the first play and leaves. Hah!

        • PiperAR

          There should be a pool predicting what games Watson misses.

        • InSiemianWeTrust

          Only thing that will save Donald Steph!

          • PiperAR

            So, Donald, as the preseason winds down, we just don’t see keeping you for $2M. As it stands now, we’re going to cut you. But…. Would you consider another restructure?

          • InSiemianWeTrust

            YOU’RE FIRED!

          • PiperAR

            Stephenson is not the Donald I most want to replace.

    • RSH

      I predict that Xavier Omon and Mario Fannin will each rush for 100+ yards and a touchdown apiece. Gerrell Robinson will excel in playing both wide receiver and tight end to top out at 150 yards receiving and two scores. Oh wait, wrong preseason puffery period.

      • Sparks

        I knew Xavier and Mario were favorite punching bags of yours. Gerrell’s a new twist. 🙂

      • PiperAR

        There should be a random preseason generator. Column A, first letter of first name. Column B month of birth. Column C first number in address. My results are:
        TE lock to make the team
        Looses critical fumbles
        Placed on practice squad

    • Andrew

      Probably a good chance Denver stomps them by multiple scores knowing what we know about John Fox led teams and preseason games.

      • RyanHennigan

        And that Josephs did some level of game planning to test the players.

      • Sparks

        If you’re not going to prepare your team that there may be some level of noise at a Super Bowl, you sure as hell aren’t game planning a preseason game.

  • ohiobronco
    • Carsonic

      Well, that’s appalling.

    • gnasses

      Pretty egregious example, but after reading Nate Jackson’s book I am not at all surprised.

  • PiperAR

    Oh wait. I’m used to not having cable and forgot my housemate is paying for it.

    • Andrew

      I think it depends on the provider. I have comcast and when I signed up it would’ve been extra, but it apparently got added to the package at no cost because now I have it.

    • Jeremy

      When I used to have Comcast, it was standard I think.

    • Paco Alonzo

      Anyone with Verizon can watch it on the NFL app also.

  • Strange if it was Denver given McCarron is about as unproven as Siemian or Lynch, but the timing of yesterday’s story and now this is interesting…

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/10/report-bengals-turned-down-second-rounder-for-aj-mccarron/

    • Jeremy

      So they turned down a 2nd for McCarron I wonder what they would trade Dalton for…

    • Carsonic

      If Elway was using the term “fake news” in the meaning provided by its main exponent, then yesterday’s story was probably completely true.

      • PiperAR

        That’s depressing.
        #FakeNews is true?

        • Nick

          Sad!

      • gobroncos

        What is this? Opposite fake news day?

      • GrizzlyB

        Trading for McCarron still seems dumb enough so that I don’t want to believe it, but the logic is sound: every Broncos source was in vehement denial within minutes of Clough broadcasting that.

    • PiperAR

      That there was an offer of a 2nd rounder might be true, and the offer coming from Denver speculation.

      • Jeremy

        Who else might have been willing to give up a 2nd for McCarron?

        • G Mik

          The Dolphins?

          • Jeremy

            Could have been. What they are paying Cuter is cheaper for a much more proven option. McCarron obviously has the upside, especially if he loses his appeal on free agency next year.

          • G Mik

            Cutler is a considerably more expensive option than McCarron – 7-12x (I believe you were talking about their cap and salary not trade price, as you mentioned “pay”). Though to your other point, Cutler is much more proven/experienced.

            We know the Dolphins weren’t putting all of their eggs in to 1 basket and would you really prefer your season ride on a guy who decided to retire despite having options? And I thought Jay didn’t give a shit before. I don’t expect him to be good this year but if anyone can make magic it’ll be Gase so I won’t exactly be surprised either. On a separate note, how lucky are the f’ing Pats to be in that Division. MFers.

          • Jeremy

            I was comparing the price of the different options. 10-13 million for Cutler, or 1-2 million and a 2nd round draft pick for McCarron. I think it’s worth it to spend 8-11 more million if you get to keep a 2nd round pick.

          • G Mik

            Got ya. Thinking ahead you’d have to believe they are likely to get a 3rd/4th back for him if he were to leave in FA. So that would severely lessen the damage.

          • Jeremy

            Ever since the Browns paid 16 million (minus whatever Oz is actually worth) for a 2nd round pick, I’ve thought in the back of my mind what a 2nd round pick is worth.

          • gobroncos

            Sessions really needs to ramp up his investigation and do something about these leaks. This is getting ridiculous!

        • PiperAR

          Not closely following QB situations but
          1. Teams lacking anything at QB (trading a 2nd would be a vote of no confidence in ALL QBs currently on the roster)
          2. Teams with an aging starter with no replacement on the roster (New Orleans? NYG? Arz?)

    • PiperAR

      Those are some dumb comments. The reason the Patriots didn’t trade JimmyG isn’t that they were unwilling to trade the BACKUP. It’s because JimmyG is the planned replacement for aging Tom Brady.

      • Jeremy

        He’s a URFA after this year. So either Brady retires after this year (hopefully, but probably not the case), or they pay him to keep waiting (which he likely doesn’t want to do)

  • Mike Tanier about every NFL team’s most intriguing project player. His selection for the Denver Broncos player may not be who you think it is.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2724804-every-teams-most-intriguing-project-player

    • JMac

      Who’s Shaquil Griffin? He doesn’t play for us… I’m guessing he means Shaq Barrett

      • RSH

        Shaquille O’Neal and Blake Griffin’s lovechild.

    • Jungy Brungen

      I just hope Shaq Griffin can return sooner than later

    • Nick

      I’d say DeMarcus Walker intrigues me more as a project than Edebali does at this moment. Maybe that changes tonight.

      • Jeremy

        I “met” Edebali at training camp and he was a likable dude. He put up “better than most realize” numbers in NO. I’m excited to see what he can do.

  • RSH
    • Kush-Lash

      This is #craycray

      • gnasses

        Waaaaayyyy too much like Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake for my taste.

  • Nick

    Sounds like a Friday late afternoon news dump could be in play. Will he miss the Denver game?

    https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/895748841869332480

    • gobroncos

      Hope so!

  • Nick
    • RSH

      This makes me very happy.

    • Carsonic

      That’s a sight for sore eyes!

  • Nick
  • Carsonic

    A few days late, but RIP Glen Campbell. This is amazing, backed by STP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vydbso6izU

  • CFD1983

    Way to may penalties

  • Nick

    I don’t think Carlos Henderson is going to be seriously considered for kickoff returns any time soon.