Steve Nichols

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Mar 21, 2013
  • posts 306
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A former teacher, high school defensive coordinator, and former Colorado resident I now reside in Indiana. I currently work in law enforcement.

During the regular season I do the game preps at MHR, with a focus on the systems run by each team. During the reloading season I write the Football University articles, which include basic lessons on football terminology, systems, plays, positions, etc (Xs and Os).

I look at my job in three main parts:

1. To assist Guru with anything he needs in keeping the site up,
2. Helping members with any questions they have about the game of football (no question is too simple; I'm here to help),
3. Encouraging members to participate and to have a great time.

I pride myself on trying to respond to all questions from our members. I'm here for ya!

Hobbies include classical music, rugby, sailing, and exotic cooking (and of course the Denver Broncos!)

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Denver Broncos
  • NCAAF Colorado Buffaloes
  • NCAAB Purdue Boilermakers
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
User Blog

MHR Chalk Talk - Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (Week 6, '09)


Game preview - Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (Week 6, 2009)

MHR Chalk Talk -- New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (Week 5, '09)


Preview of the New England at Denver game, Week 5, 2009.

MHR Chalk Talk -- Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos (Wk 3, '09)


Preview of the Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos

Chalk Talk -- 2009 Game 3; Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders


Breaking down the upcoming Denver Broncos / Oakland Raiders match-up. Game 3, 2009


10 Quick Post-Game Notes

10 quick thoughts after the Denver Bronocs win over the Cleveland Browns.

MHR Chalk Talk -- Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos


Denver Broncos vs Cleveland Browns pregame matchup.


Denver Wins! 10 Quick Thoughts...

I'll write a longer story when I have time, but I'm a little excited and wanted to write a few quick words. 1) Everyone wanted Orton's head, and I'll agree that he wasn't great.  But there where...

MHR Chalk Talk Week 1 -- Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals


Breakdown and matchup; Denver at Cincinnati


MSM Errors - Paycheck or Love of the Game?

Paid sports media doing their jobs?

MHR University - The Denver Broncos 5-2 Formation


A look at the Denver Broncos 5-2 formation.


Quick Thoughts on Pre-Season Game 3 ('09)

Quick thoughts on preseason game 3, Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos.

MHR University - The 2009 Systems Begin to Take Shape


Denver Broncos systems starting to come together.

What I Saw in the First Preseason Game ('09)


Review - Broncos at 49ers, 2009 preseason game one.


A Request to Readers Who Use "+1" in Comments

I am writing this as a "post", and not a front page story.  It is my opinion as a member, not as a staffer, and I haven't consulted with other staffers about it.  It is my idea, and mine alone.  So...

MHR University - Preseason Depth Chart Analysis and How to Watch Preseason Games


How to watch the 2009 preseason games, and a look at the initial Denver Broncos preseason depth chart.

2009 Denver Broncos - Breaking Down the Roster - The Receivers


The 2009 preview for the Denver Broncos receivers.

2009 Denver Broncos - Breaking Down the Roster – Safeties


A look at the Denver Broncos 2009 roster - safeties.

MHR University - Ted Block part 2, Specific Tactics (by hoosierteacher and tedbartlett905)


Detailed tactics on the Ted block scheme; a hypothetical play.

Educated Guess - 2009 Depth Chart Thoughts


An early look at the 2009 Denver Broncos depth chart.

MHR University - The "TED Block" scheme (and why DJ should play RILB)


Using the "Ted" linebacker to block to the QB for the "Mike" linebacker. (And the move of D.J. Williams to RILB is a good one).

MHR University - The 3-4; Red-Zone Adjustments


Adjustments made for the 3-4 in the red zone.

An MHR University Special - Building Your Rep at MHR


Guidelines for writing at


Context, Paradigms, Perspective, and other Big Words.

Context is a fun concept.  Really, I've gone drinking with him before. I'm not here to open a discussion on "best player available" versus "Needs based drafting".  What I want to do is paint a...

MHR University Special Report - A Profoundly Powerful Draft Strategy (2009)


The real strategy behind the 2009 Denver Broncos draft.


Just some fun, silly thoughts...

1) I think it is great that the Armour All commercial features a song from School House Rock ("Verb").  Wow, a cross between Saturday Morning cartoons and what, Marylin Manson? 2) Is it just me,...

MHR University - 2009 Draft Picks (1st two rounds) - Bronco Brilliance!


Denver's first two rounds in the 2009 draft. Bronco Brilliant!


Stay Tuned to MHR...

MHR has your Denver Broncos Draft covered from start to finish... and beyond.

MHR University - Cornerbacks and Strange Geometry


What is the difference between "bump and run" and "press coverage"? How does a corner trail a receiver, but not get behind? Weird geometry; that's how!

What is "The Mission" in 2009?


A 2009 Season preview for the Denver Broncos

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