Big Week Ahead as Broncos Prepare for Raiders

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It’s here, Denver Broncos fans. The 2011 NFL season is a practice-week away.

That means the coaches, players, fans, reporters, and sports bloggers (ahem) can get into their weekly grind. Each day of each respective week in the NFL season is roughly the same from one seven-day period to the next.

The week-to-week NFL season looks something like this:

Monday – The Day After the Game (usually). Press conferences from the bigwigs about what went right and/or what went wrong. (On BroncoTalk, game recaps and/or Game Balls after a victory).

Tuesday – Day off. No practice, no media availability. Waiver wire and free agent workouts and/or signings typically take place.

Wednesday – First practice. Coaches and players install the game plan for this week’s opponent. First injury report, listing each player as Limited in Practice, Full Practice, or Did Not Practice, made available for both teams. Broncos coaches and players available to media. That week’s opponent provides coach and player availability for conference call with Denver media. (On BroncoTalk, all of this, plus we take our first look at the upcoming opponent).

Thursday – Practice. Second injury report made available. At least this week, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen are made available to media. Broncos coaches and players made available to media. Second injury report. (On BroncoTalk, everything above plus more scouting reports mixed with some notes from Around the Web — Power Rankings and such).

Friday – Final practice. In years past, it’s been a half-day. Broncos coaches and players made available to media. Final injury report, listing each injured player as either Out, Doubtful, Questionable, or Probable, made available. (On BroncoTalk, more scouting reports, game breakdowns, and more notes from Around the Web — Predictions and Picks. Usually spread out through Saturday as well, though sometimes we take the day off).