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Watchthemiddle
09-10-2007, 03:02 PM
Having a night to sleep on it and watch all the highlights over and over again today on NFL live and NFL gameday, it has finally sunk in and hit me on how GREAT that final drive of the game was for our offense and team.

Denver Broncos at 02:13 - not much time left, but 3 timeouts if you include the 2 minute warning.

1-10-DEN 34 (2:13) 20-T.Henry right tackle to DEN 42 for 8 yards - good play call. Shows that the coaches are not panicking and settles down everyone with a solid 8 yard gain.

2-2-DEN 42 (2:00) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass short right to 20-T.Henry to DEN 45 for 3 yards Screen, caught at DEN 37. PENALTY on DEN-62-C.Myers, Offensive Holding, 11 yards, enforced at DEN 42 - No Play. - Big holding penalty that turned a first down into a 2nd and long.

2-13-DEN 31 (1:52) 6-J.Cutler FUMBLES (Aborted) at DEN 25, touched at DEN 18, ball out of bounds at DEN 21. Pass batted by S.Young, out of bounds. Penalty on DEN-35-S.Young, Illegal Bat, declined. At this point, it was not looking good. It looked like Cutler had tried to do too much and it was going to cost us the game. GOod heads up play by Young.


3-23-DEN 21 (1:43) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass short left to 84-J.Walker to DEN 42 for 21 yards . Caught in flat at DEN 30. J.Walker injured on play, walks off.
Timeout #2 by DEN at 01:31. So far the biggest play of the game. THird and long and Cutler throws a quick dart to Walker and he gets close to a much needed first down. Sets up 4th and short.

4-2-DEN 42 (1:31) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler right end to DEN 49 for 7 yards Another great play call by SHanahan and also great execution to pick up not only the first down, but an additional 5 yards.

1-10-DEN 49 (1:08) (No Huddle) 20-T.Henry left guard to DEN 46 for -3 yards. - not a good play call in my opinion with a minute left, and to add to it not a good execution of the play. Sets up another 2nd and long

Timeout #2 by DEN at 01:03.

2-13-DEN 46 (1:03) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass incomplete short right to 15-B.Marshall. Overthrown, receiver at BUF 41. - looked like a little mis communication or just a bad throw by Jay. Now its 3rd and long again.

3-13-DEN 46 (:58) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass short right to 84-J.Walker pushed ob at BUF 43 for 11 yards. Caught along sideline at BUF 43. Nice pass and catch and good fight by Walker to try and pick up the first down. THese two were really in sink all game.

4-2-BUF 43 (:51) (Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass short right to 84-J.Walker to BUF 35 for 8 yards. THis is the game and another strike to Walker to pick up the first down.

1-10-BUF 35 (:38) 6-J.Cutler spiked the ball to stop the clock.

2-10-BUF 35 (:38) 6-J.Cutler right tackle to BUF 35 for no gain. CLocks ticking....

3-10-BUF 35 (:18) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 6-J.Cutler pass short left to 84-J.Walker to BUF 24 for 11 yards. This ball was a bullet between 3 defenders and was clutch on Cutlers and Walkers part. They could not cover Walker on this drive.

1-10-BUF 24 (:01) 1-J.Elam 42 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-83-M.Leach, Holder-10-T.Sauerbrun. I was screaming to spike it, but as it turned out our special teams came through, kept their composure and Elam nailed it. THe rest is history.

THis is a great game in my opinion to start the season off with. We should have blown them out, didn't, but showed great composure and resiliency (sp) to put it all together when it mattered most. This game is just a sign of things to come from our offense and defense.

dogfish
09-10-2007, 03:21 PM
you nailed it buddy, that drive was freakin' awesome. . . admittedly cutler made a few mistakes (one major), but it was great to see him step up and take care of the situation he'd created-- of course he had a big assist from walker, but that what teammates are for, and why we went out and got him. . . he was a STEAL for a 2nd rounder! to put it in perspective, the pats gave up a 2nd (albeit a lower one) for wes welker. . .

cutler did a great job running the two-minute drill, and without his full complement of time outs. . . mistakes aside, he and the offense executed when we absolutely had to have it-- hopefully that's a precursor of things to come. . . i've said all along, i think cutler is the truth. . . aside from the playoffs, that was easily the most exciting broncos win in years. . .

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09-10-2007, 03:29 PM
It would seem to me that not spiking the ball was a stroke of genius. As it
turns out, the STs had practiced this "hurry-up" field goal play. So it isn't as if
it was entirely strange to them.

But it was to the other side. By going into "TORO" (the hurry-up FG), they
denied the other side a chance to get settled and bring in the proper
personnel, and set up their FG defense. :woot:

(In fact, while I'm sure the Bills expected the time to run out before the
Broncos had a chance to kick, it might have been advisable for them to
call a time-out to set up and let Elam think about it for a while. But, on the
other hand, who'da thunk?)

I could not envision doing that with many FG kickers, but this was Jason Elam.

One of the most brilliant, best executed plays I have ever, ever seen.

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Hawgdriver
09-10-2007, 03:29 PM
I think Elam said it best: "More Elway than Elway." What a clutch performer. Both of them.

Retired_Member_001
09-10-2007, 03:32 PM
It would seem to me that not spiking the ball was a stroke of genius. As it
turns out, the STs had practiced this "hurry-up" field goal play. So it isn't as if
it was entirely strange to them.

But it was to the other side. By going into "TORO" (the hurry-up FG), they
denied the other side a chance to get settled and bring in the proper
personnel, and set up their FG defense. :woot:

(In fact, while I'm sure the Bills expected the time to run out before the
Broncos had a chance to kick, it might have been advisable for them to
call a time-out to set up and let Elam think about it for a while. But, on the
other hand, who'da thunk?)

I could not envision doing that with many FG kickers, but this was Jason Elam.

One of the most brilliant, best executed plays I have ever, ever seen.

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I thought we should have spiked it at the time but after Elam got it off in time thought it was pure genius. Jason Elam had a bad day kicking but he pulled it together and that's all that counts.

Den21 said it best


There's NO one I trust more in the last seconds of the game.

SmithOverTO
09-10-2007, 03:37 PM
Just reading about it makes me want to go to NFL. com and watch it!

RunYouOver
09-10-2007, 05:53 PM
Man, great posts by EVERYONE in this thread.

A day later and I'm still thrilled.

DenBronx
09-10-2007, 07:27 PM
if denver spikes the ball we lose a couple of yards. then buff has the chance to get the correct personel in the game like top said. on top of that buff can also call its own timeout trying to "ice the kicker" making elam think about it. so great play calling by shanny. even elam said in his interview that we never think we will ever run this play but were always ready because you never know. it wasnt just elam ready for it...it was the whole team. not one guy out of formation and no false starts or anything. this will be one of my favorite bronco wins.

DenBronx
09-10-2007, 07:29 PM
how loud were you guys yelling after elam nailed it?

i was jumping and screaming....the dog thought i was nuts.


oh yeah and if anyone questions cutlers heart then you need to rewatch this game. the boys got ice in his viens. cutler can now tack up 1 career 4th quarter come back.

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09-10-2007, 07:34 PM
how loud were you guys yelling after elam nailed it?

i was jumping and screaming....the dog thought i was nuts.


oh yeah and if anyone questions cutlers heart then you need to rewatch this game. the boys got ice in his viens. cutler can now tack up 1 career 4th quarter come back.
Actually, I just sat there in stunned silence, my mouth gaping open.

You could have driven a truck through it.

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dogfish
09-10-2007, 07:46 PM
how loud were you guys yelling after elam nailed it?


umm. . . pretty loud. . .


:whoo: :whoo: :whoo:

TXBRONC
09-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Actually, I just sat there in stunned silence, my mouth gaping open.

You could have driven a truck through it.

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Wow, Top stunned to the point of silence? I can't believe it. :laugh:

BroncoWave
09-10-2007, 08:47 PM
I was screaming at the top of my lungs like a little girl. I probably scared the hell out of my dogs.

Hawgdriver
09-11-2007, 01:24 AM
Yeah, my wife usually doesn't watch football, and we're pretty quiet at home...so it was a little unusual when she was sitting next to me and I was hootin' and hollerin' and cussin' a little bit, too. Makes me smile when I think about it.

sneakers
09-11-2007, 01:44 AM
I am glad you posted that...I missed the whole second half. I fell asleep.

Watchthemiddle
09-11-2007, 03:22 AM
So did we all just witness ( those of us who got to see it ) Cutlers first of hopefully many 4th quarter comeback wins?

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09-11-2007, 10:23 AM
I'm going to bump this thread.

It needs a little more longevity. :beer:

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DenBronx
09-11-2007, 10:25 AM
I am glad you posted that...I missed the whole second half. I fell asleep.


huh? kidding right? your a bronco fan and you fell asleep on opening day?

arapaho2
09-11-2007, 02:25 PM
So did we all just witness ( those of us who got to see it ) Cutlers first of hopefully many 4th quarter comeback wins?


as i said ...after a couple days it dawns on me that, it was truely a amazing drive...had it been a playoff game it would now be called the drive 2

it is more amazing considering cutler was in his 6th start, and no where near a seasoned vet, i dont even fault him the ill advised lateral, because young was there and in the middle of a huge pass rush cutler still seen him and was only trying to get the ball out to him...i would more fault selvin for not moveing up the feild instead of staying well behind the play forcing the lateral,, he was completely uncovered and wide open , he had room to do something, but stayed behind the play doing nothing, instead of seeig the play break down and trying to make a play...he did save the drive though

Watchthemiddle
09-11-2007, 04:25 PM
as i said ...after a couple days it dawns on me that, it was truely a amazing drive...had it been a playoff game it would now be called the drive 2

it is more amazing considering cutler was in his 6th start, and no where near a seasoned vet, i dont even fault him the ill advised lateral, because young was there and in the middle of a huge pass rush cutler still seen him and was only trying to get the ball out to him...i would more fault selvin for not moveing up the feild instead of staying well behind the play forcing the lateral,, he was completely uncovered and wide open , he had room to do something, but stayed behind the play doing nothing, instead of seeig the play break down and trying to make a play...he did save the drive though

I happened to catch it again on NFL replay on NFL network. I turned it on with 1:03 left in the game.

Man, was that a great drive. Cutler to Walker on those slants are unstoppable. Atleast they were on that drive. Everyone talks about Cutlers howitzer ( which he has ) but he is very very very accurate as well. A lot more then I think people give him credit for. And just like Jake was accurate throwing on the run to his left, Cutler is very accurate and powerful throwing off his back foot. Thats not always a good thing that he does that, but atleast he has the gun to get it there.

arapaho2
09-11-2007, 05:06 PM
I happened to catch it again on NFL replay on NFL network. I turned it on with 1:03 left in the game.

Man, was that a great drive. Cutler to Walker on those slants are unstoppable. Atleast they were on that drive. Everyone talks about Cutlers howitzer ( which he has ) but he is very very very accurate as well. A lot more then I think people give him credit for. And just like Jake was accurate throwing on the run to his left, Cutler is very accurate and powerful throwing off his back foot. Thats not always a good thing that he does that, but atleast he has the gun to get it there.

i think its only a messenger of things to come...with time , those quick slants will be a huge unstoppable threat...leading to a double move and whammo!! a long ball for the TD...now if we could get sheff involved

cause i think shanny is salavateing thinking up plays for cutler and the offense

Watchthemiddle
09-11-2007, 05:09 PM
i think its only a messenger of things to come...with time , those quick slants will be a huge unstoppable threat...leading to a double move and whammo!! a long ball for the TD...now if we could get sheff involved

cause i think shanny is salavateing thinking up plays for cutler and the offense

Sheff...he is a forgotten man right now in this offense. Maybe that is just the way the gameplan was set up though. If I recall, only one pass was to the tight end and Graham caught it. And with that, it could have been CUtlers 3rd or 4th option.

The double move is set up perfectly. Nice call.

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09-11-2007, 05:19 PM
as i said ...after a couple days it dawns on me that, it was truely a amazing drive...had it been a playoff game it would now be called the drive 2

it is more amazing considering cutler was in his 6th start, and no where near a seasoned vet, i dont even fault him the ill advised lateral, because young was there and in the middle of a huge pass rush cutler still seen him and was only trying to get the ball out to him...i would more fault selvin for not moveing up the feild instead of staying well behind the play forcing the lateral,, he was completely uncovered and wide open , he had room to do something, but stayed behind the play doing nothing, instead of seeig the play break down and trying to make a play...he did save the drive though
Well, Young is a rookie, too, you know. That was two rookie mistakes in one
play. Then both of them turned around and did great things toward that final
drive.






:woot: :woot: THE DRIVE, PART II !! :woot: :woot:



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dogfish
09-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Sheff...he is a forgotten man right now in this offense. Maybe that is just the way the gameplan was set up though. If I recall, only one pass was to the tight end and Graham caught it. And with that, it could have been CUtlers 3rd or 4th option.

The double move is set up perfectly. Nice call.

i have to wonder if chef is fully healthy and in proper game shape . . .


BUT, it would make sense if the tight end wasn't a big part of the game plan, as buffalo's safeties are much better than their corners-- our WRs against their puny corners was a much better matchup. . .

still, i'm going to wonder what's going on with chef if he isn't on the field next week-- he showed down the stretch last year that he has good chemistry with cutler, and can be a dynamic weapon for our passing game. . .

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