Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon | Posted on 21-09-2009
The Denver Broncos improved to 2-0 on the season with a 27-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Knowshon Moreno led the team in rushing attempts with 17 for 75 yards, giving him a respectable 4.4 YPC average. Moreno’s long carry of the day came on a 17 yard rush. Knowhon also has 2 receptions for 22 yards.
Knowshon showed nice progression on his performance in Week 1. This week he showe dmore speed, better vision and the ability to move through the tackles. Buckhalter stole some of his carries after he ran for a 45 yard touchdown. The Broncos have been known to give the ball to the hot hand, but the fact that Knowshon Moreno had 17 carries to Buckhalters 9 proves that he is still the go to man.
What we need now is for Moreno to find the endzone. Remember he won the all-rookie touchdown dance competition a few months ago. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for his first NFL Touchdown.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon | Posted on 31-08-2009
The Chicago Bears came to town on Sunday, but Broncos running back was not on the field for the action. Moreno is still sidelined from the MCL sprain, however, things are looking good for him being back for the start of the season.
Knowshon Moreno was on the field prior to Sunday night’s preseason game testing out his sprained MCL.
Running with a bungee cord attached to the base of a goal post, Moreno did a series of crossovers, lateral moves, and backpedals. The Denver Post gives Moreno a “chance” to practice this week on a limited basis. He’s been ruled out against Chicago, but is due back before the Broncos’ season opener.
The Broncos had the No. 2 offense in the NFL last year. They lost Jay Cutler, but added a great running back in Moreno. Let’s hope he can get on the field and win them some ball games.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in Game Time, General Knowshon | Posted on 23-08-2009
The Denver Broncos were without first round draft pick Knowshon Moreno in their second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Knowshon is being held out because of an MCL Sprain. If the Broncos are lucky, they may have him back for the final preseason game.
Knowshon Moreno was drafted to be a starting, 3-down back from the get go. If he can’t get healthy though, he won’t be starting opening day and will lose carries to some of the vets like LaMont Jordan and Correll Buckhalter.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in Denver Broncos, General Knowshon | Posted on 11-08-2009
Knowshon Moreno recently signed his rookie contract with the Denver Broncos, believed to be paying him about $12.5 million in guaranteed money. The Broncos invested the 12th overall pick in Moreno so they’ll expect him to be active early and often. You don’t pick someone that high to ease him into the position, especially a running back.
We see time and time again rookie running backs contribute in big ways: Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, Marshawn Lynch, Joseph Addai, etc. The coaches believe Knowshon is a 3 down back… the type of player that doesn’t need to be pulled out of the game in short yardage and goal-line situations. He can run the ball and pass block, making him useful in any situation.
The Broncos have their first preseason game coming up on Friday, August 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. I expect Knowshon to get something like 7-8 carries and maybe a catch or two.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in Denver Broncos, General Knowshon | Posted on 29-07-2009
Denver Broncos rookies reported to training camp on Monday … that is all of them except for Knowshon Moreno, who is still not under contract. It is common for rookies selected in the first round to be a few days late to training camp while their agents work with the front office to come up with a deal.
Knowshon did however sign a sponsorship deal with Reebok, so we’ll probably see him on a few commercials and in your favorite shoe stores at the mall.
Head coach Josh McDaniels acknowledged that it will be difficult for Moreno to catch up now that he is missing some time in camp, but that Friday is the most important starting block because that is the first full day with the veteran players. Moreno was the first running back taken in the 2008 draft and many expect him to be the starting running back out of the gate. However, missing time in camp does not bode well for that thinking.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in Denver Broncos, General Knowshon | Posted on 14-07-2009
Football blog ProFootballTalk is reporting that the Denver Broncos and running back Knowshon Moreno have begun contract negotiations. Only 2 of the first roun d draft picks have signed contracts so far. Moreno was the 12th overall selection in the draft and will be looking for a contract similar to the 12th pick in 2008 plus a small % increase.
Most teams like to get their first round picks signed to a contract before training camp starts. Its shown time and time again that rookies who hold out into training camp are slow to come along when the season starts. Holding out isn’t good for anyone. The quicker Moreno can get on the field the better his chances are to be the starting running back on opening day.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon | Posted on 16-06-2009
Rotowire just released the following update about Denver RB Knowshon Moreno. Their scouts are impressed with the ways he’s been playing in the mandatory mini-camps. Let’s just hope he doesn’t take a step back when the pads come on.
Moreno has been making a strong impression during the Broncos’ mandatory minicamp, the Denver Post reports. On Saturday, he took all of the snaps with the first-team offense during a no-huddle drill against the defensive starters. He ended the drive with a touchdown reception.
“I like this kid,” fellow running back Correll Buckhalter said. “I think he’s going to be a heck of a player in this league.” Buckhalter and LaMont Jordan still top the depth chart, but Moreno is coming into his own as he gets a stronger grasp of coach Josh McDaniels’ offense. He’s still not a guarantee to open the year as the starter, but right now he seems to be well on his way to earning that designation.
Have any of you been out to the mini-camps? I’d love to grab post some pictures. Please contact us if you do.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon | Posted on 04-02-2009
It seems like just yesterday when Georgia fans were watching and waiting for the 2006 recruiting class to form. Today is National Signing Day for high school football players. That means a lot of undecided players will be signing their letters of intent to attend a specific college.
Back in February 2006, Knowshon Moreno made the decision to attend the University of Georgia. Other schools on his list were Florida, Maryland and Michigan. Fast forward 3 years later and Knowshon Moreno is set to be a 1st round draft pick in the NFL. I’d say his decision to attend UGA was pretty good.
For his class, Rivals.com had him ranked as the No. 10 player at his position. Looking at the list of players, only Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells (who was ranked No. 1) is a better player then Knowshon. And even that is arguable.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon, NFL | Posted on 08-01-2009
It’s official now. Knowshon Moreno has declared himself eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft in April. Moreno has been projected to be drafted in the first round in every single mock draft I’ve looked at. Really there is no surprise he is headed to the NFL.
I’ve always pushed for athletes to make the jump to the NFL if they’re first round material. You just never know when an injury might end your entire career. Take the guaranteed money while you can. College will always be there if you want to go back and finish the 20 hours you need for a degree. Players only have so many earning years their bodies can handle.
Knowshon Moreno may go down as the second best running back Georgia has ever had, Herschel Walker being number 1. The AJC put together a cool timeline of all the major points in Knowshon’s career over the last two year. Check it out.
As for this fan site, just because Knowshon won’t be playing for Georgia doesn’t mean we’re going away. As soon as he’s drafted, we’ll revamp with a new design reflecting his new team colors.
Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in General Knowshon, NFL | Posted on 18-12-2008
Knowshon Moreno is one step closer to declaring for the NFL Draft. He recently submitted his paperwork to the NFL’s Draft Advisory Board. The committee gives draft-eligible underclassmen, upon request, ballpark estimates about how they are likely to fare in the draft: first-round pick, second-round pick, third-round pick, later-round pick or unpicked. The panel does not estimate how high in a particular round a player might be drafted.
Once a player submits paperwork, the committee typically returns its projection within two or three weeks. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2009 draft is Jan. 15.
Knowshon Moreno is one of the most talented running backs coming out of this year (assuming he does). Every mock draft I’ve seen has him going in the first roung (usually in the 20-25 pick range). The 1st round brings guaranteed money, so I don’t see Moreno backing out of his decision now.