Out of the many plays I’ve profiled so far, you’ve heard names like John Elway, Champ Bailey, or Steve Atwater, but here is one you probably won’t recognize – Jeremiah Castille. Castille’s heads up individual effort would end up part of NFL lore and drive the Denver Broncos into their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.
Ernest Byner and the Cleveland Browns were able to go toe to toe with Elway and the Broncos all day long. They were about to tie the game to send it into overtime when another Mile High Magical moment struck an opposing team. The Browns would face the Broncos yet again for a third championship game in 1989, but at the point there was little doubt who would advance to the Super Bowl.
Situation: 1987 AFC Championship Game. Broncos up 38-31 in the waning moments of the game with the Browns knocking on the door.
The Play: Ernest Byner runs the ball and appears to be on the verge of scoring the game tying touchdown, when Jeremiah Castille dives through to strip the ball from Byner’s grasp – sending Broncos Country a mile high.
The Fumble, like The Drive, is another example of the magic that Elway brought to the table. When players believed anything was possible, funny things would happen on both side of the ball to help the Broncos to victory. Though we saw a lot of that last year, nothing quite compares to the feeling of huge game cinching plays with the Super Bowl hanging in the balance.
On a personal note, I would end up leaving the mountainous area near Pagosa Springs the following year in 1988 for a permanent residence in Northern California, but the time I spent in that part of the state is why I am writing here today. It was the seemingly endless reservoir of improbable plays to win games that hooked me to the NFL and Denver Broncos.
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...
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2005 was a magical season for the Denver Broncos. It was a perfect storm of desire and talent, along with a little luck, that launched the Broncos to a 13-3 record and a home Divisional Playoff game against the perennial Super Bowl favorite New England Patriots.
Most of us remember the play and the mind-losing experience it caused. The biggest irony...
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...
According to Lindsey Jones of the Denver Post, the Broncos have been monitoring the amount of throws quarterback Peyton Manning has been making each practice.
Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said that they haven’t limited the types of throws or the distance of the throws that Manning’s been making.
“His reps will increase as we go,” McCoy said.
Ben Garland slipped out of his football uniform and donned his camouflage fatigues Wednesday for his swearing-in as a member of the Colorado Air National Guard in a ceremony outside the Denver Broncos headquarters.
He's now a public affairs officer whose civilian job is playing defensive tackle.
Garland, a 24-year-old from Grand Junction, Colo., attended the Air Force Academy...
“But a four-time MVP made you some QB that we used to know!”, laments the heartbroken Tim Tebow fan, body painted in Denver Broncos colors, singing to a framed picture of John Elway. Well done, Internets. Well done. Gotye’s got nothing on this.
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Back At It | DenverBroncos.com
After a long weekend off, the Broncos were back at Dove Valley Wednesday afternoon for their fourth OTA practice.
Broncos’ passing game out of sync after holiday break | Denver Post
There have been times, in the football jet wash that has followed Peyton...
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was named the 46th-best player in the NFL by NFL Network on Wednesday. Bailey jumped up two spots from 2011, when he ranked 48th overall.
Bailey is the fifth (and presumably last) Bronco to make the network’s Top 100 Players of 2012 list, joining quarterback Peyton Manning (50th), outside linebacker Von Miller ...
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We talk about ourselves about 1/100th as much as some other Broncos blogs out there, but every so often, something happens behind the scenes worth mentioning. Today definitely fits that bill.
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