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The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking while always recommending Buckhorn Exchange for your greater Denver dining pleasure.  

And not even for the famed Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Or is that Cowboys Caviar.  But for the Mile High visit to finally see Peyton left a loser on his home turf by your Houston Texans.

Hasn't ever happened, not in nine tries in Indy.  You know those grizzly details.  

But the Texans bust him up now he's a Bronco, right?  With the best bone-crushing crew in the league that has slammed-danced and stomped two JV offensive outfits out of the gate.  Now the big-time test and the symmetry of Gary and Wade bringing down the Manning nemesis in oh so familiar territory, right?

They finally have the all-around resources to dismantle one the NFL's most nuclear offensive weapons who has so often left the Texans in smoldering ruin.  Finally.

New Texans identity, new playmates for Peyton after a year out of the hard knocks, new bottom-line result, right?

Forget 2-16 all-time against the master maestro Manning.  His days are done, at age 36 and coping with four neck surgeries.


Here's the coach on a variety of topics and subplots as the Texans aim this Sunday for a double dose of first-ever, apply some much overdue playback on Peyton and also blast out of the blocks 3-0.  And Peyton, pass the tapenade.

Kubiak on that Manning guy:  "It's the same guy to me. I watched him against San Francisco in the preseason and last week against Pittsburgh. He looks the same to me. He's on a fine football team. John's (Elway) built a hell of a team over there. I think he's brought tremendous leadership to a good, young football team and it shows, playing with a lot of poise."

Kubiak on Broncos (and one-time Aggie) defensive maniac Von Miller, drafted nine spots ahead of Watt in 2011:  "We had him up there as high as any player in the draft. He's a playmaker. They're playing him a little bit everywhere. He plays different linebacker spots, a nickel. He's up roaming around. He's a guy that they're going to find a way to get free in their defense. The best thing he does is get after the quarterback. We'll be playing a group that's built a lot differently than what we played last week, a lot of mid-sized players, very fast players, quick type guys."
Kubiak on Ben Tate making a for a 1-2 meat-grinder ground game:  "A lot about playing back in this league is not only getting what you're supposed to get, but getting more than you're supposed to get. When something's not there, you got to make a great play. Nobody did that better than Ben yesterday. Ben touched the ball 12 times. He was our offensive player of the game. That's the type of factor he was in the game every time he touched it. We know we can count on him. I have just as much confidence in him as Arian as far as run, throw, those type of things. Ben's got great hands. Ben understands pass protection. He's become a three down type player and that's what makes Arian such a great player, never leaving the field. I don't call or do anything any different with those guys in the game. I think they both have maybe certain strengths and may be a little bit different. But I don't really change what I do. I think Ben's just as capable of catching the ball and making big plays also."

Kubiak on bucking current NFL trend of spreading and slinging:  "I've got a running back back there making a good living that he needs to touch the ball. I think one of the strengths of our guys up front is running the football. We got a defense that if we don't put them out on the field very long, they're going to play very well.  But I tell you one thing, I think we feel like we can do both on any given day. If we got to go throw it to win, we'll go throw it. We're going to play our brand of football and hopefully find a way to get a ‘W'."

Kubiak on the on-going Watt rampage:  "He's factoring in the game just incredible whether it's a tipped ball, getting a turnover, a sack. It's one thing to play plays and play well, but he's such a big play guy. He played extremely well again. He's had two as good of outings as you could possibly have."

Kubiak on Watt not exactly operating as a one-man demolition gang:
  "I think really when you look at J.J.'s success you got to look at Antonio. You got to look at Shaun. Connor and Brooks right now to me they're playing extremely well. When you got that going on, somebody's got to get a lot of one on ones. I think J.J. would be the first one to tell you that he'd give his teammates a lot of credit for what's happening for him."

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