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Old 08-28-2004   #227
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Yup--No big deal either way, as far as the Denver game-planning thing goes. The worst damage was done to the Texans in the second half, and a lot of those guys won't be around to screw things up after next week.

As for the Denver media, it's no different than the TV crews that work preseason games. I watch the games on tape-delay via NFL Network, and they give us one half-game each from each team's broadcast crew. So far I can safely say that the Cowboys crew was the most condescending of the three opponents, but does that surprise anyone? All 3 of them would make really strange choices of plays to focus on and discuss (replay or commentary), but that's from my Texan-oriented P.O.V....these are local broadcasts of the opposing teams and their interests weren't necessarily on "normal" issues. The Texans crew did it too. I wouldn't expect the newspapers to do any different.

Seems to me that there's a tendency in preseason home-team media coverage to focus totally on your own team. Because so many of the names on both teams will never be heard from again, and because consumers really want to hear spin about their own team, it's probably easier that way...? Had the Denver media mentioned that the Buncos ran over a "depleted" Texans defense, I would indeed be shocked.
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