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The start of the NFL season always brings with it the promise of a fresh beginning, but it also provides its share of questions. Here are some of the top issues facing the teams of the AFC West:
1) What is the status of Peyton Manning's neck?
Everyone knows Manning missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing multiple surgeries on his neck. Although Manning has been throwing with the team during OTA's this offseason, it remains to be seen just how his neck will respond when hit for the first time by an opposing defender.
2) Are the defensive tackles improved from last year?
The Broncos used their first pick in this year's draft to select Derek Wolfe out of Cincinnati. He was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year last season, recording 9.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles-for-loss. If Wolfe can bring the same ability to create penetration to the NFL, the defensive tackle rotation should be significantly improved from last season.
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Peyton Manning's arm strength looks just fine. It's his timing with his new targets that's the biggest question mark facing the four-time MVP as he embarks on his comeback with the Denver Broncos.
Manning doesn't appear bothered by the nerve injury in his neck that led to a series of operations, sapped his power and sidelined the league's most durable active...
Peyton Manning's first full practice in pads in 18 months drew rave reviews from his coaches and teammates -- and at least one suggestion that his health is no longer even an issue.
Manning put on an aerial show with Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and others Saturday morning in the latest milestone to his comeback from a nerve injury that cost him all of last season and led...
Anybody watching the NFL's coverage of the opening of training camps this week got an eyeful of Peyton Manning going through what amounted to quarterback calisthenics.
Not real exciting, but at least as interesting as regular season Major League Baseball.
Now, what might have made it more interesting than baseball is if Tim Tebow hadn't been dealt out of the...
Peyton Manning can't do this all by himself.
Denver's defense will have to do its part if the Broncos are going to have the special kind of season so many expect of them. Football chief John Elway swapped unconventional quarterback Tim Tebow for the only four-time MVP in NFL history, seeking to add to the two Super Bowl trophies he won during his Hall of Fame playing career...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws at training camp on Saturday, July 28, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
The Denver Broncos donned the pads for the first time Saturday morning, and the sound of popping hard plastic echoed across the fields of Dove Valley. “It’s not really football when you don’t have pads on,” rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe agreed. They...
On August 24th, EA Sports will release Madden NFL 13 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Vita and Wii. Leading up to the game’s release, EA will announce the Top Ten rated players at each position.
On Monday, EA announced quarterback ratings and Denver’s Peyton Manning came in sixth with a 93 overall rating. Interestingly, Peyton’s little brother, Eli, is ranked two spots...
Denver Broncos cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Champ Bailey talk during the team's training camp practice on Monday, July 30, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
The Denver Broncos continued their 2012 training camp on Monday in front of 4,271 fans and under sunny skies. Champ Bailey stole the show with some impressive pass breakups from Peyton Manning, while the offense and defense each...
Comments on the Denver Broncos by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 5): Peyton Manning's medical problems almost derailed Hall of Fame career. Now back on field, Manning will be pain in neck for opposing defenses.
Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports, 6): Peyton Manning proved how valuable he is by getting injured.
It is no secret that the Oakland Raiders have some question marks heading into the 2012 season.
A “W” on the schedule following at least the majority of these five games will be crucial if the Raiders' hope to make the postseason.
5. September 30th @Denver Broncos - Peyton Manning will take the field for the first time against the Raiders with home-field advantage...
The Denver Broncos held their first training camp practice of the Peyton Manning era on Thursday morning and it didn't go without massive fanfare. The Broncos drew 4,372 fans, setting a record for the Broncos' Dove Valley location. The previous record set was on August 1st, 2010 when 3,103 fans came to see Tim Tebow in his rookie season.
There were other tidbits of note...
The Indianapolis Colts have started their rebuilding process, preparing for life without QB Peyton Manning. The Colts however have a great player to build around at the quarterback position in Stanford rookie, Andrew Luck. Luck was one of the most highly touted rookies entering the draft since perhaps his predecessor Manning or Broncos QB John Elway. Luck enters this season with...
Great players have graced the gridiron in the past 50 years. When discussing great college football players that have adorned the same number, the conversation can become exhausting. Some jersey numbers throughout sports are synonymous with greatness.
For example, No. 1: Larry Fitzgerald (Pitt) and Warren Moon (Washington) were two of the best athletes to touch the pigskin in college...
NFL training camps have started throughout the league and most eyes are fixated on Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and RG3 and how they’re going to do with their new teams. In addition to these big three, there are also a bunch of other players who have the potential to make huge impacts on their new teams. Some are rookies like Luck and RG3 and others are veterans like Manning and...
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