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You asked about our secondary and it went unnoticed I suppose.

Losing Gamble for the year hurts, but with the position we're in it doesn't hurt to get the young guys some experience with the real bullets flying. Gamble is one of the league's best cover CB's and no one outside of our area knows anything about him.

Replacing him on the outside is second year, undrafted guy Josh Thomas who has good ball skills, is very physical with good size and speed. He's young and I'm sure Manning will go after him early and often. Given Manning's mastery of the game I could see him getting abused, then everyone here will have a meltdown.

Rookie Josh Norman is also playing well, one thing he shares with Thomas is supreme confidence. You could probably just copy everything I say above and apply it to Norman, though I think he is slightly better in coverage and has better ball skills. I like their aggressiveness, but it'll probably bite them this week.

Much Maligned midget CB Captain Munnerlyn has performed well in the nickel, he seems to thrive inside where taller WR's can't use the sideline to screem him. He's very athletic, but not enough to make up for his lack of size. He's very, very physical, a good tackler and a decent cover guy. Most people wanted him shot at dawn following last season, but he's a reliable PR and very good tackler.

SS Charles Godfrey is a very hard hitter who has had to deal with moving back and forth between the free and strong spots, so despite being a former college CB he's vulnerable in coverage and doesn't use good fundamentals when tackling. If he hits you, he'll destroy you, but he's likely to land a glancing blow.

FS Haruki Nakamura is the try hard, but just not talented enough, guy who fans love to hate for practically giving Atl a win on a last minute 99 yard drive where his sole responsibility was to keep the WR's in front of him...he couldn't manage that. Despite learning from a future HoF'er in Ed Reed he's below average. For me, he's the biggest weakness on the D.

Over all the secondary has been playing well. I think it's a combination of overachieving and the benefit of a resurgent pass rush that's been mentioned. Normally I feel good about this group, but Manning will exploit the inexperience back there if we can't disrupt him somehow. Our biggest benefit may also be our biggest problem in that Denver doesn't have a marquee WR, they have a very capable cast of pass catchers who are fundamentally sound and will capitalize on mistakes. Thomas has the makings of a top WR, but he's not there yet. Manning and his cast of character reminds me a lot of the Saints' WR corps.

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You asked about our secondary and it went unnoticed I suppose.

Losing Gamble for the year hurts, but with the position we're in it doesn't hurt to get the young guys some experience with the real bullets flying. Gamble is one of the league's best cover CB's and no one outside of our area knows anything about him.

Replacing him on the outside is second year, undrafted guy Josh Thomas who has good ball skills, is very physical with good size and speed. He's young and I'm sure Manning will go after him early and often. Given Manning's mastery of the game I could see him getting abused, then everyone here will have a meltdown.

Rookie Josh Norman is also playing well, one thing he shares with Thomas is supreme confidence. You could probably just copy everything I say above and apply it to Norman, though I think he is slightly better in coverage and has better ball skills. I like their aggressiveness, but it'll probably bite them this week.

Much Maligned midget CB Captain Munnerlyn has performed well in the nickel, he seems to thrive inside where taller WR's can't use the sideline to screem him. He's very athletic, but not enough to make up for his lack of size. He's very, very physical, a good tackler and a decent cover guy. Most people wanted him shot at dawn following last season, but he's a reliable PR and very good tackler.

SS Charles Godfrey is a very hard hitter who has had to deal with moving back and forth between the free and strong spots, so despite being a former college CB he's vulnerable in coverage and doesn't use good fundamentals when tackling. If he hits you, he'll destroy you, but he's likely to land a glancing blow.

FS Haruki Nakamura is the try hard, but just not talented enough, guy who fans love to hate for practically giving Atl a win on a last minute 99 yard drive where his sole responsibility was to keep the WR's in front of him...he couldn't manage that. Despite learning from a future HoF'er in Ed Reed he's below average. For me, he's the biggest weakness on the D.

Over all the secondary has been playing well. I think it's a combination of overachieving and the benefit of a resurgent pass rush that's been mentioned. Normally I feel good about this group, but Manning will exploit the inexperience back there if we can't disrupt him somehow. Our biggest benefit may also be our biggest problem in that Denver doesn't have a marquee WR, they have a very capable cast of pass catchers who are fundamentally sound and will capitalize on mistakes. Thomas has the makings of a top WR,

Thomas was drafted in the 5th by the Cowgirls. But yeah, pretty spot on JOAT.

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Awesome. I look forward to seeing how our teams match up on Sunday. Regardless of what team wins, somebody's forums are going to have a complete meltdown lol. Hopefully it's yours haha.

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Combined, Chris Harris and Tony Carter have allowed just 23 completions in 59 attempts, and Carter is the toughest cornerback in the NFL to complete a pass against, according to STATS LLC.

Moving into the starting lineup opposite Champ Bailey, Harris has allowed only 16 completions in 34 passes thrown his way, and he's broken up a half-dozen throws.

Carter, who is playing in both the nickel and dime packages, is allowing a league-low completion percentage of just 28 (7 receptions in 25 attempts) among the league's 103 cornerbacks and who have been targeted at least 15 times.

Just as impressively, Carter has broken up as many passes as catches he's allowed.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/undrafted-cbs-broncos-porter-afterthought-213537580--nfl.html

I just learned of these statistics yesterday. Seems our young secondary has a promising future. I can only hope they keep up the good work on Sunday.

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Awesome. I look forward to seeing how our teams match up on Sunday. Regardless of what team wins, somebody's forums are going to have a complete meltdown lol. Hopefully it's yours haha.

If we lose it wont be a comlete meltdown. It'll be a normal Sunday with people calling for so and so getting axed. With that said I hope you guys have a nuclear meltdown Sunday! But atleast you can smoke your pain away and munch on Papa Johns! ;)

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If we lose it wont be a comlete meltdown. It'll be a normal Sunday with people calling for so and so getting axed. With that said I hope you guys have a nuclear meltdown Sunday! But atleast you can smoke your pain away and munch on Papa Johns! ;)

If the Broncos lose, there will definitely be a meltdown. I don't think I will even log on to read the filth posted on there in the event of a loss.

As far as the smoking goes, I don't live in Colorado so I won't be smoking...

Legally. ;)

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Thomas was drafted in the 5th by the Cowgirls. But yeah, pretty spot on JOAT.

Lol, just read that on the Disturber article about Thomas. Thanks for the clarification.

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Seemed like when Fox was here he didn't have much success vs. mobile QBs. I have no numbers to back that up though, so I can most certainly be wrong

Fox didn't have Peyton Manning playing for him then. Fox did ok against atlanta when we had a decent offense (03-05).

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This is going to be an interesting game. We have a youg team and I know they respect Manning, even Cam said he' like a God of football, or something to that effect. We should respect him but we should sack him more. Our secondary will be tested. I hope we watched tape of Atlanta's defensive coverage against them.

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I hope we watched tape of Atlanta's defensive coverage against them.

Everyone says this, but everyone forgets that Peyton shredded their defense after getting pictures in the 2nd Q. He figured that style of D out quickly. When the Raiders and Chargers tried to mimic it, he dropped 3 TDs on them.

In order to beat Peyton you must confuse him, which means throw him a defense he hasn't seen. He has already seen what ATL did, and it will not negatively affect him again.

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