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During his first two seasons in the league, fullback Chris Gronkowski has lined up in a traditional fullback role and split out, in a Dallas Clark-like role. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
There is a misconception among many fans and pundits that the Denver Broncos won’t run the ball in 2012 — and if they do, it will be rarely, and even more rarely will a fullback be utilized. Denver’s offseason acquisitions suggest otherwise.
To help grasp the Broncos’ commitment to the run, consider the history of Head Coach John Fox and Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy. The two coaches spent six years together coaching the Carolina Panthers and their offenses consistently ranked among the top ten rushing attacks in the league during that time.
From 2002-2010, Carolina offenses led by Fox and McCoy averaged 1,917 rushing yards a season and produced four individual 1,000-yard rushers. Last season, Denver’s offense led the league with 2,632 rushing yards and produced another 1,000-yard rusher, ...
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OL Philip Blake has signed with the team, meaning just two of the Broncos’ seven 2012 NFL Draft picks remain unsigned.
— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) June 1, 2012
Fourth round draft pick center/guard Philip Blake has signed his rookie contract, leaving two draft picks left for the Denver Broncos to sign. The remaining two? Second round draft pick QB Brock Osweiler and third...
Derek Wolfe works in a drill with fellow defensive linemen Sealver Siliga (98) and Ben Garland. (Andrew Mason/MaxDenver.com).
Denver Broncos top draft pick Derek Wolfe won’t be solely relegated to the defensive tackle position his rookie season. In fact, he could see more time at defensive end than DT, reports the Denver Post.
“(Wolfe’s) not a big tackle right now,” defensive...
Prater nails another game-winner in 2011. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos‘ first mandatory mini-camp is less than two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for Matt Prater‘s decision: to hold out, or not to hold out.
Maybe he won’t have to decide at all. Klis reports –
The Broncos have made progress in recent days with Prater on a five-year deal. The team...
Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII Ring
The funny thing about this review is that I’ll be using the same photo from the offensive list. Super Bowl XXXII was simply an incredible moment in Denver Broncos history, especially for us fans. It wasn’t just a 38 year wait, but four Super Bowl losses – each more embarrassing than the previous. A view around the league that the Broncos...
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Any Denver Broncos fan over the age twelve in 1997 would tell you, the victory in Super Bowl XXXII was the greatest sports moment they had ever experienced before or since. Super Bowls are typically filled with big time plays and this one was no different. The Broncos were 14 point underdogs to the defending champion Green Bay Packers and played out the role...
Name: Ben Garland
Pos: Defensive Lineman
Ht, Wt: 6’5″, 275*
College: Air Force
*Reports have Garland at 305
Ben Garland was an undrafted rookie for the Denver Broncos in 2010, a nose guard at Air Force the Broncos saw as a defensive end in their 3-4 defense. I can distinctly remember scouting Garland in training camp that year and coming away impressed...
Ty Warren is owed 4 million dollars this season and, after he has missed the entirety of the last 2 seasons with different injuries, the Broncos are unwilling to pay him that. They have asked him to take a pay cut down to around 1-1.5 million dollars for this season and he is currently contemplating if that’s something he’d like to do. His other options would be to get cut and...
The Broncos used a 2nd round pick on Derek Wolfe in the 2012 NFL Draft. Wolfe was a collegiate defensive tackle and defensive tackle is a major position of need for the Broncos. However, according to defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, the Broncos plan to use Wolfe, 6-6 295, at defensive end in base packages and move him inside to defensive tackle on passing downs in sub packages...
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OTAs Day Five: Del Rio | DenverBroncos.com
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about why he wants size on the line, the competition in the secondary and his history with John Fox.
Jack Del Rio has a keeper in Derek Wolfe | Denver Post
When it came time for the Broncos to choose from...
Calvin laments the NFL offseason. (Modified Calvin and Hobbes comic, original © Bill Watterson)
We feel ya, Calvin. We feel ya.
With the mandatory minicamp coming up in 11 days, the Broncos have been trying to get contracts done with defensive tackle Ty Warren and kicker Matt Prater. The Broncos have made progress in recent days with Prater on a five-year deal. The team tendered him a 2012 salary of $2.6 million through the franchise tag and both sides hope a long-term deal is reached in time for Prater to...
The Denver Broncos signed fourth-round draft pick Phillip Blake to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday. The Broncos have signed all but two draft picks. Blake, 27, is a center from Baylor. He is projected as a reserve at all on spots on offensive line.
Jack Del Rio is now in as the new defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Del Rio likes how Von Miller has played and thinks he is a stud. Whenever Del Rio sees Miller, he thinks of former Baltimore Ravens' pass-rusher Peter Boulware.“So Peter Boulware is the guy that comes to mind,” Del Rio said, per Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post (via PFT). “Von’s going to be...
On Thursday, recently-retired safety Brian Dawkins appeared on the Rich Eisen Podcast and touched on a variety of topics -- from why he decided to call it quits to the birth of his quirky nickname, "Idiot Man."
Of course, after 13 highly-productive seasons in Philadelphia, Dawkins also spoke of his former team and coach, Andy Reid, whom he feels should be on the hot...
Knowshon Moreno looked like the real deal coming into the league in 2009 out of Georgia. He had a nice size-speed combo and some solid hands. Oh how things have changed for Moreno..He has deal with injuries that cost him three games in 2010 and nine games last year. Coming off a torn ACL makes 2012 a challenge out of the gate..For starters, he lost his starting gig to Willis McGahee...