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Peyton sees a great opportunity for Knowshon Moreno

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno celebrates scoring a Denver touchdown in the second quarter of their NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver Reuters

Buried at fourth on the depth chart until starting running back Willis McGahee suffered a knee injury, former first-rounder Knowshon Moreno has a chance to prove he wasn’t a bust.

And his quarterback knows it.

It’s a great opportunity for Knowshon,” Peyton Manning said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post.  “He hasn’t played, but he will be a part of it.  It’s going to be a three-man committee.  Hey, this is the NFL.  You are kind of used to where it doesn’t matter what year you are or how old you are.  If you’re on an NFL roster, you’re expected to go in there and contribute and do your job.”
Joining Moreno will be Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball.  The team worked out Steve Slaton and Jacob Hester this week, signing neither.  McGahee is eligible to return to the roster for the AFC title game, if the Broncos make it that far.
In his rookie season, Moreno racked up 947 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, with another 247 receiving yards and two more scores.  Since then, however, his career has bottomed out, due to injury and ineffectiveness.  He gained 779 yards in 2010 and 179 in 2011.  He has eight carries for 15 yards in only two appearances this season.
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8 Responses to “Peyton sees a great opportunity for Knowshon Moreno”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Nov 22, 2012 11:46 AM

    Nice try Peyton. We all know that knowshon “happy feet” moreno was inactive most of the year for a reason.

    If the nfl counted yardage laterally, moreno would be a 1500 yrd rusher easy.

    Hillman on rushing downs.
    Ball on passing downs.
    Knowshon if we need someone to dance after a TD.

  2. cereal blogger says: Nov 22, 2012 11:47 AM

    Here comes the fumbler

  3. msclemons67 says: Nov 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving I will refrain from referring to Knoyards Moreno as “no yards”.

    Wait, I think I messed that up.

  4. scrotiemcb says: Nov 22, 2012 12:43 PM

    I could have swore “the fumbler” suffered a torn MCL and some sort of fracture.

    Neither Ball or Glynie Hillburn can carry Moreno’s jock. Moreno has simply been the victim of systematic DeJoshification.

  5. malvaren18 says: Nov 22, 2012 1:18 PM

    If manning say’s so Moreno should listen, he Is the leader of the Broncos for a reason.

  6. malvaren18 says: Nov 22, 2012 1:19 PM

    If Manning say’s so Moreno better listen.

  7. misterdreamer119 says: Nov 22, 2012 2:28 PM

    Peytons the QB, the coach and the GM.

  8. frostymugobeer says: Nov 22, 2012 3:13 PM

    Moreno could become a big factor in the broncos late season push for another by-week.
    he’s gonna have a pretty big chip on his shoulder after riding the pine for a long time.
    could very well blow up and help denver’s run game (which has been less than expected this season)

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