Weekend mail call:
Kevin Ferrelli from Charleston, S.C. wants to know if I think the San Diego Chargers' backup running back situation is solid.
Bill Williamson: It’s not bad. The key is Ryan Mathews' health. I don’t think there is a solid starting answer other than Mathews on the roster, but there are plenty of players who are capable of carrying the ball a few times a game. I think Jackie Battle, Ronnie Brown, Curtis Brinkley and rookie Edwin Baker could all help this team and don’t forget new fullback Le'Ron McClain. He can carry the rock as well to give Mathews a breather.
James from Fresno wants to know if I think Peyton Manning's first season will be considered a failure if the Broncos don’t get past the first round of the playoffs as the Tim Tebow-led Broncos did in 2011.
BW: I think it would be difficult to say otherwise. But I think the big picture here is Manning’s entire time in Denver. If Manning’s health is strong after the season, it will be a positive. But there is no doubt the Broncos signed Manning to make a deep playoff run immediately.
Tommy from Kansas City wants to know if I think Jonathan Baldwin can catch 50 passes this season.
BW: I think that is reasonable. The Chiefs are giving to give Baldwin a chance to make a splash. After dealing with a broken thumb, Baldwin had 21 catches in 11 games. He had a good offseason and I think the Chiefs are going to give him all he can handle in 2012, so 50 catches is a steep, but reasonable, expectation.
Weekend mail call:
Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs
Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable
Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only
Wilson says Seahawks are not a divided team
Frazier still supportive of Peterson, Harvin
Lions' Waddle practices, 'good' after concussion
Caplan: Backup QBs who could start in 2015
Manning On Broncos' Win
Peyton Manning discusses the Broncos' 35-21 win over the Chargers.
Breaking Down Broncos' Win
Brian Dawkins breaks down the Broncos' 35-21 win over the Chargers.
Game Balls: Denver vs. San Diego
Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold's game ball goes to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who finished with nine catches for 120 yards and 3 TDs. Chargers Safety Eric Weddle gets the honor from Eric Williams after 11 tackles.