All eyes on Denver’s Friday injury report

Reuters

Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio has repeatedly said this week that quarterback Peyton Manning will play on Sunday.  There’s something else coming today that will speak far more loudly than anything Del Rio or anyone else can say.

The Friday injury report.

After Manning showing up as not practicing on Wednesday and participating only on a limited basis on Thursday, today’s injury report will show whether and to what extent Manning practices.  More importantly, the Broncos will apply a label to Manning: probable, questionable, or doubtful.

If it’s probable, it means he’ll play.  If it’s questionable, that means it’s 50-50.  Which opens the door to the real possibility that the Brock Osweiler Show will be debuting on a pretty big stage.

So stay tuned.  Del Rio’s early-week comments aren’t binding on the Broncos.  The contents of the injury report are.

Later today, we’ll know precisely what the injury report has to say.

For more on the Broncos, here’s Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver, from Thursday’s PFT Live.

37 responses to “All eyes on Denver’s Friday injury report

  1. The injury reports can be quite telling. For instance I just looked at the Pats:

    R Gronkowski, probable – groin.
    T Brady, questionable – butthurt.

  2. Manning could spend all week in Vegas on a bender and still come in and have a better than even shot at beating you.

  3. Very unfortunate for this injury to occur for Manning. Id love to see him win another Super Bowl but honestly, I dont see it happening.
    When is his injury actually going to have time to heal? It wont. And it isnt as if Denver has a great Defense to help out much.

    I think its going to be a rough few games coming up for Denver. Two games with KC and one in Foxboro. A gimp Manning, as good as he is, is not going to hold up well versus these two defenses.

  4. The contents of the injury report aren’t binding either, unless they list him as out. They can even use the ‘doubtful’ label while fully intending on playing him, or questionable while fully intending to sit him.

  5. “More importantly, the Broncos will apply a label to Manning: probable, questionable, or doubtful. If it’s probable, it means he’ll play. If it’s questionable, that means it’s 50-50.”

    Identifying someone as questionable does not mean it’s actually 50-50. It means it’s a human judgment that it’s closer to 50-50 than 25-75 or 75-25 – and human judgments are not necessarily accurate. It’s the distinction between perceptions and reality.

    What is 50-50 is a coin flip with a fair coin.

  6. toybkshr says: Nov 15, 2013 9:49 AM

    The contents of the injury report aren’t binding either, unless they list him as out. They can even use the ‘doubtful’ label while fully intending on playing him, or questionable while fully intending to sit him.
    ——————————————————–

    Even listing him as “out” can be changed. See Brett Favre

  7. Regardless the injury reports, Peyton Manning will start. He is too stubborn and too respectful of the money he is being paid and the obligations that come with it.

    With the proper medication he can compartmentalize the pain, but that will not enhance his hobbled movements. He could end up like a wooden duck in a shooting gallery.

    We’ll see.

  8. I think the more important question is being missed. Sure, Manning is going to start this very important game. But, how long will he play once the game starts? He is going against what appears to be the best pass rush in the NFL this year with even less mobility than usual (if that is possible). How many hits will he take before he can’t keep playing?
    The real question: Will Manning finish this game, and if not what level of injury are we talking about?

  9. Injuries don’t matter to Peyton. Its simple, he’s good in the regular season and is a huge choker in the playoffs. 9-11. Sorry, truth hurts.

  10. How man times do the Broncos need to say “MANNING IS PLAYING” for the media to stop this nonsense?

  11. ravanator says:
    Nov 15, 2013 10:00 AM
    Joe Flacco > Peyton Manning

    ____________________________________

    Did I just read this correctly??? Your Ratbirds will be lucky if they get to 8-8

  12. I’m gonna say it….

    Peyton Manning is not going to finish this season.

    Yeah… I’m not a Broncos fan… but… I don’t want to see anyone injured either…. but… Peyton Manning is a fragile, wounded creature.

  13. If he doesn’t play, Denver fans will see what their offense will look like after their rental QB retires, having been bounced from the playoffs three years straight with no hardware to show for it.

  14. Peyton is tough… not only will he make it through the season but he’s going to crush the record books and bring the Lombardi trophy back home to Denver.

  15. Manning barely made it through 1 game after he had the bye to heal. With 7 regular season games to go, this will not end well.

  16. Manning may or may not make it unscathed through the next three games, but the Broncos are nuts if they don’t give BO a bunch of first team practice snaps just in case. He’s probably the least promising untested backup in the NFL, and he’ll need every advantage he can get if he has to play.

  17. toybkshr says:
    Nov 15, 2013 9:49 AM
    The contents of the injury report aren’t binding either, unless they list him as out. They can even use the ‘doubtful’ label while fully intending on playing him, or questionable while fully intending to sit him.
    —————-
    What he means by “binding” is that the NFL team can be fined for inaccurately reporting information on an injury report.

  18. gbatap says:
    Nov 15, 2013 1:15 PM
    They could amputate his feet Sunday morning and he would still be a better option than Osweiller.

    Yeah, and it probably wouldn’t make much difference anyway. He’s a statue.

  19. Well it’s pretty amazing that the Denver Broncos freight train could be “Completely Derailed” on Sunday by the Kansas City Chiefs because of the Bulls-eye on Peyton Manning’s ankle! It could literally, all come crashing down on the Broncos if Manning gets rolled up or takes a direct hit to that ankle. The Kansas City Chiefs have to “Smell Blood” going into this game and know that it is much more important than the next one that will be played at Arrowhead. Obviously, the Broncos are their biggest threat to derail them and force them to play on the road in the playoffs. How ironic a situation the Broncos now find themselves in after all the success with the exception of last years AFC championship game. They’re either going to Soar on the Right Arm of Peyton Manning, or they could literally crash and burn because of his Right Ankle!

  20. deathonwings410 says:
    Nov 15, 2013 11:23 AM
    If he doesn’t play, Denver fans will see what their offense will look like after their rental QB retires, having been bounced from the playoffs three years straight with no hardware to show for it.


    Said it from the begging. It’s is stupid to sign him.
    This is the same as the Jets or the Vikings getting Farve.
    You team will have a couple of fun regular seasons but if they don’t win it all you are back where you started. And we all know when it gets cold Mega head sucks.

    Manning = Marino of this generation.

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