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08:03 AM ET 09.20 | Can Willis McGahee hold up if Knowshon Moreno misses more time? The Broncos certainly hope so. A hamstring injury, which Moreno has, is difficult to recover from quickly. Moreno didn't practice last week, missed the Cincinnati game and isn't expected to be full speed this week. McGahee, now in his ninth NFL season, rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries Sunday, helping the Broncos beat the Bengals 24-22 in Denver. That was McGahee's first 100-yard game since the 2009 regular-season finale, when he was with the Ravens. It was the most carries McGahee had since Dec. 16, 2007, when he gained 104 yards on 29 carries against the Dolphins.

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September 20, 2011  08:15 AM ET

I'm surprised Denver fans aren't calling for Tebow to play tailback. He'd be more use there.

September 20, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Put Tim back there.

September 20, 2011  08:19 AM ET

No-show Moreno has been a slight disappointment. Just slight.

September 20, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Are they sorry now that they released Laurence "Phoney" Maroney?

Nah, probably not.

September 20, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No-show Moreno has been a slight disappointment. Just slight.

HUGE! Maybe it's the O-Line or something.

September 20, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Well, McGahee is durable....a little slow though.

September 20, 2011  08:44 AM ET

The poor Broncos couldn't replace a groundskeeper without a media frenzy.

September 20, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The poor Broncos couldn't replace a groundskeeper without a media frenzy.

The fans would be happy if Tebow got that job. "Mow 'em down, Tim!" And if the grass wasn't growing, he could pray for rain.

September 20, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm surprised Denver fans aren't calling for Tebow to play tailback. He'd be more use there.

Worth a try. May as well get some use out of him.

September 20, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Make Tim the highest paid fullback in the nfl

September 20, 2011  08:55 AM ET

This team is even worse than it was last year.

September 20, 2011  09:04 AM ET

That was McGahee's first 100-yard game since the 2009 regular-season finale, when he was with the Ravens.
That's when Ryan Clark crushed him to send the Steelers to the SB

September 20, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm surprised Denver fans aren't calling for Tebow to play tailback. He'd be more use there.

I've been a strong proponent of putting Tebow in the backfield inside the 20. He'd be a valuable weapon in the red zone if Fox would just pull his head out of the black hole and use him.

September 20, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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Boy do they stink.

Yes they do and so does Moreno.

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September 20, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Make Tim the highest paid fullback in the nfl

then all the other fullbacks in the NFL could say thet want Tebow money,because they are out preforming him

September 20, 2011  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm surprised Denver fans aren't calling for Tebow to play tailback. He'd be more use there.

I think they should go really old school... Orton, 2 RBs behind him, the FB behind them all. Run pass or punt from that same formation and swap Tebow into any spot.

September 20, 2011  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Are they sorry now that they released Laurence "Phoney" Maroney?Nah, probably not.

Nope, just enjoy that gift of a 3rd round pick McDevastation gave you.

September 20, 2011  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This team is even worse than it was last year.

you obviously haven't seen them play. Their defense is much improved and when they start to get some of their injured guys back will be even better. They're not there yet, but heading in the right direction.

 
September 20, 2011  03:10 PM ET

Knowshow came into this season talking of being stronger and quicker, but it has just been more of the same for him. Still turning the ball over, surprised when he gets past the first line of defense & unable to stay on the field. Have had high hopes for this guy & loved watching him when he was with Georgia, but I just can't bring myself to stick up for him any longer.

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