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Jack Del Rio
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’ first draft class with the Broncos. Collectively, the players of the Broncos’ 2009 draft class have been a disappointment since they entered the NFL. Consider:
Of the ten players selected, only three remain on the team.
Of those ten players, five were selected in the first two rounds — the spoils of the Jay Cutler trade.
Of those five players, only two remain on the roster. And after the events at camp this week, neither are projected starters.
Running back Knowhon Moreno, the Broncos’ first pick of that draft, is on the roster bubble following another injury-riddled season. Defensive end Robert Ayers, t...
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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 ...
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...
A view of Sports Authority Field at Mile High from the press box a few hours before the Denver Broncos' stadium scrimmage Saturday, August 4, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net)
The Denver Broncos are holding their fourth annual stadium scrimmage practice at Sports Authority Field at Mile High today. The event kicks off at 3:50 p.m. MT (details here), but you may want to get there early....
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.
It’s been reported by Mike Klis of the Denver Post that Broncos safety Quinton Carter will miss the first two preseason games as Denver opens their preseason schedule next Thursday on August 9th vs. the Bears.
Carter injured his hamstring and knee when the Broncos moved their second training camp practice from outdoors to indoors due to bad weather. Carter injured his hamstring...
(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.
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...
Justin Bannan is having a hard time being patient when it comes to the nagging soreness in his calf muscle. Just when Bannan thinks the strained muscle has healed, hell push just a little too hard in a training camp practice and suffer a minor setback. Head coach John Fox said Friday evening that the team might decide to hold Bannan back until he is fully healed. Bannan has lined...
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent safety Jim Leonhard on Saturday.
The Broncos needed a reinforcement in the secondary after second-year starter Quinton Carter injured his right knee and hamstring in a nasty fall inside the team's practice bubble July 27.
Leonhard is a seven-year veteran who spent the past three seasons emerging as a fan favorite with the New York Jets,...
Quinton Carter will miss at least the first two preseason games after the second-year safety underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week. The hazards of playing indoors can be at least partially blamed for the second-year safety's injury. Inclement weather on July 27 forced the Broncos to move their second training-camp practice down the street to the South Suburban Sports...
Peyton Manning's first appearance in blue and orange at Sports Authority Field on Saturday was expected to draw the largest crowd ever to watch a Denver Broncos practice.
The parking lots filled up more than an hour before the scrimmage and gates opened 40 minutes early to ease crowd flow.
The Broncos, who drew 5,034 fans Thursday - a record for their Dove Valley training complex...