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The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Denver Broncos, that player is wide receiver Eric Decker.
Eric Decker was the Broncos’ leading receiver last year, but with just 44 catches for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns. That’s because the Broncos ranked last in the NFL in passing attempts with 429 and 2nd to last in the NFL in passing yards with 2434 yards. With Peyton Manning coming in, that’s obviously going to change. But which receivers are going to be the biggest beneficiaries of Manning’s presence?
Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are the starters so obviously they’ll be bigger beneficiaries than the non-starters, but which of those two will be the biggest beneficiaries? A lot of people think it wi...
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker says some of the guys miss Tim Tebow.
According to NFL.com, Decker told "NFL AM" that Tebow's presence in the locker room is missed.
“A bunch of guys do miss him because there was so much respect for a guy like him,” Decker said Tuesday morning on NFL Network. “He’s just a good guy, he worked harder than anybody I’ve...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was a guest on Jim Rome's show today acknowledging that his arm is not quite the same as it was when he was 22.
“I still have strength to recover, still have work to do,” Manning said. “I am 36 years old. My arm has a lot of yards and a lot of touchdowns on it, so it’s probably not going to be the same as it was when it was 22...
Denver Broncos defensive end Jason Hunter is out at least two months with a torn triceps and might miss the entire season.
Hunter is the team's third defensive lineman to suffer a torn triceps at training camp in the last two years. Elvis Dumervil missed the 2010 season and Ty Warren missed last season.
Hunter had supplanted Robert Ayers as the starter at left end two weeks...
Denver Broncos rookie Derek Wolfe has been climbing the depth chart and has been receiving some playing time with the first-team defense, according to the Denver Post.
Wolfe primarily played tackle at Cincinnati, but has been lining up at end in the Broncos 4-3 defense. He would appear to be best suited as a run-stuffing end in their system, but managed to record two sacks in the...
Denver Broncos right guard Chris Kuper broke his left forearm at practice Tuesday and could miss up to six weeks.
Kuper got caught at the bottom of a pile during team drills early in practice and retreated to the team's Dove Valley headquarters for X-rays.
The Broncos said they expect Kuper to fully recover in four to six weeks.
He'll be replaced by Manny Ramirez, a sixth...
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We got our first look—albeit brief—at Peyton Manning in orange (white) and blue last week when the veteran quarterback played one series in Denver’s preseason opener against Chicago. On Saturday, we’ll get a larger sampling size to disect.
Coach John Fox noted earlier in the week that the starters will play into the second quarter against the...
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One writer puts together a seething fake letter from John Elway to Denver Broncos fans regarding Tim Tebow. Much of it rings true, but the fading Tebowmaniac in me would have responded with, “Yeah, but he wins. He took a team that lost 20+ games in two seasons and went deep into the playoffs.” 2011 is a season I’ll cherish forever. [New York Times...
DENVER It might not conjure memories of Tim Tebow, whose No. 15 jersey was worn by legions of fans in Denver.
Still, Andre Caldwell was swarmed for autographs after a recent Broncos scrimmage. One man asked Caldwell to hold his baby before pulling out his cell phone for a quick shot of the two.
"That was something new for me," the wide receiver said of the request.
After a substantial 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos are feeling pretty good about their team at this moment.
All of this being said, everyone who has praised the Broncos and the efforts of No. 18 at the helm, are forgetting that the savior that is Peyton Manning only played in one series during the contest.
A total of 12 plays versus the Bears is hardly anything...
When I wed my beautiful bride nearly a decade ago, I married into her rabid fanaticism for the Denver Broncos. I have adopted the team as my own. But never in our eight year marriage have both of us been so unexcited about an upcoming season at Mile High Stadium.
Peyton Manning is just not our guy.
I know he had a stellar career with the Indianapolis Colts, a Super Bowl champion...