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Jack Del Rio
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The 2009 NFL Draft was an important one for the Denver Broncos. It was new coach/general manager Josh McDaniels' first draft. The Broncos were rebuilding after a tough year where they surrendered a three game lead in the AFC West with just three games to go. And, an awful last game of the season, a 52-21 embarrassment at the hands of the San Diego Chargers, was fresh in the mind's of fans. It was that game and the team's collapse that ultimately got longtime coach Mike Shanahan fired.
A lot was riding on that day in April.
Thanks to the Jay Cutler trade to the Bears, Denver had two first-round picks to use. This was a perfect way to rebuild a defense that was a joke down the stretch and had struggled in previous years as well.
But, McDaniels went offense with the 12th overall pick, selecting running back Knowshon Moreno. Moreno has shown very few flashes of greatness and could possibly not make the team in 2012. With that 12th pick, the Broncos could have taken future...
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As a friend recently reminded us on Twitter, in Broncos Country, Josh McDaniels‘ surname is a four-letter word. The sound “McDaniels” is fingernails on the chalkboard, a teeth-clinching, shoulder-buckling, neck-hairs-standing-on-end reminder of the worst two-year period in franchise history.
Four digits that claw at the brain with nearly the same intensity are 2-0-0-9: McDaniels’...
Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos are excited for their annual summer scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Saturday at 3:50 p.m. With Peyton Manning at the helm it will likely be an all-time training camp attendance record-breaker. Here’s all the information you need to know, straight from the horse’s mouth ...
Denver Broncos defensive linemen participate in the team's 2012 training camp. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
With nasty weather on the afternoon horizon and not enough security staff to handle a large crowd of fans before then, the Denver Broncos have cancelled this afternoon’s public practice.
Instead they will hold a full workout that is open to the media from 10:35 a.m. to 1:15...
Jason Hunter has apparently leaped over Robert Ayers on the depth chart. In the last two practices, Hunter has played on the first team base defense, while Ayers finds himself completely on the second team. Ayers previously lined up in one of the defensive tackle slots in the nickel and dime formations, but rookie draft pick Derek Wolfe has now taken over that role too.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says that wide receiver Demaryus Thomas will be featured this season because of the things he can do that other players can’t.
“He’s a guy we’re going to feature,” Manning said, per Ros Dumlao of the Denver Post. “His size and strength and speed just allow you to do certain things with him that other players just...
You know that moment in horror movies, right before the serial killer strikes, or the masked culprit is revealed, and the scene lights up with a flash of lightning and a roar of thunder?
John Fox‘s post-practice injury report today was sort of like that.
(With three wide receivers and a running back added to the Broncos’ list of the walking wounded, it was an appropriate sound...
Demaryius Thomas has only played in 21 regular-season games over two seasons, but it hasn't taken Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning long to see immense potential in the former first-round pick. Manning has played with a slew of receivers over the years, but he hasn't quite seen the combination of size and speed the 6-foot-3, 229-pound Thomas brings to the table. "...
Denver running back Ronnie Hillman left Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.Fantasy Spin:A rookie back has a hard enough time getting playing time from coach John Fox, so anything that robs him of reps hurts his chances to be the No.2 option in the Broncos' backfield. Willis McGahee isn't a young chicken and Knowshon Moreno has proven more bust than player, so...
In a bit of news that I stumbled across today during the first day that the Broncos have had off since beginning training camp, I found this one to be the most interesting – the Broncos' Wild Card victory back in January over the defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had a higher rating and 1.7 million more viewers than the opening ceremony for the Olympics.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Even with Eric Decker down, Peyton Manning didn't miss a beat.
Decker has been the star of the Denver Broncos' training camp so far, but when he went out with a strained groin, Demaryius Thomas stepped up to solidify his standing in Denver's refurbished offense.
The biggest benefit to training camp can often be working against teammates who are among the NFL's elite at their position. For the Denver Broncos, that works on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Peyton Manning's quick tempo and constant changes at the line of scrimmage forces the Broncos' defense to be on its toes and make the correct adjustments on the fly. ...
Denver, CO. When the Denver Broncos selected QB Brock Osweiler with the 57th overall pick in the 2012 draft, it was obvious what their intentions were going to be for the 21 year old from Arizona State. Being that a month earlier, they signed Peyton Manning for the next five years, Osweiler was drafted with … Continue reading »The post Denver Broncos QB Dilemma: Who Will Be The...
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you missed it, the NFL season officially started this past week with the beginning of training camps around the U.S. We have ceremoniously seen the final Sunday of the year without football. The offseason, although this one was rather exciting, has finally come to an end. Your painful web searches for news on your favorite teams and players have finally...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Peyton Manning is discovering that one of the biggest benefits to joining the Denver Broncos is their star-studded secondary.
It's helping him gauge his progress in his comeback, sharpen his timing with his new targets and scrape away the rust after his lost 2011 season.
The Broncos restocked their...
Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is setting his alarm for the wee hours Saturday morning even though the Denver Broncos' stadium scrimmage isn't until mid-afternoon.
Unrein is hoping to watch his girlfriend, Olympic trap shooter Corey Cogdell, strike gold in London.
He's hoping his Internet connection at his hotel is strong enough for him to watch the finals. Said Unrein...