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Expectations for Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker immediately increased with the addition of star signal-caller Peyton Manning over the offseason.
Coming off a solid second season, will Thomas join the ranks of third-year receiver breakouts?
The 6-3, 229-pound wide out showed signs of great things to come in 2011, most notably when he torched the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense in the first round of the playoffs for a whopping 204 yards on four receptions, including the game-winning touchdown in an 80-yard connection with quarterback Tim Tebow to beat the Steelers 29-23 in OT.
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Thomas, 24, was also the lone bright spot during Denver’s 45-10 thrashing the following week at the hands of the New England Patriots, hauling in six catches for 91 yards. This was the second time he exploited the Patriots’ secondary, as he he hauled in seven catches for 116 yards in the first meeting in Week 15 of last season.
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Denver Broncos 3rd-round pick Ronnie Hillman has reportedly been working closely with Peyton Manning.
Manning has specifically been working on Hillman’s route running, a sign that he will play an integral role in the Broncos passing game, likely as a 3rd down target.
Hillman was one of the fastest players in this year’s draft class and definitely one of the most dangerous threats...
The Denver Broncos' beleaguered defense got a boost Monday with the return of safety Quinton Carter, cornerback Tracy Porter and rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Trevathan (ankle) had been out since Aug. 9, Porter (illness) since Aug. 14 and Carter since July 27, when he popped his right hamstring, which led doctors to discover he needed arthroscopic surgery on his left knee...
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Denver Broncos fans got their first taste of the Peyton Manning no huddle offense on Saturday night. It was exciting to see it work well, but its too bad it ended in frustration. Hopefully, we’ll see it all come together at least once before the regular season. [DenverBroncos.com & Denver Post]
Meanwhile, the Broncos defense has shown its a work in progress...
Peyton Manning led two scoring drives but threw two more interceptions in his home debut for the Denver Broncos in a 30-10 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.
The Broncos turned the ball over on half of their six first-half possessions with Manning under center, including an interception in the red zone for the second straight week.
Their 2-minute drive stalled...
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The Denver Broncos are feeling a bit chippy about their performance against the run, so its a good thing another strong rushing attack is on the docket this weekend. [DenverBroncos.com]
When was the last time the Broncos were in the top 6 from odds makers to win the Super Bowl? I’m betting it was somewhere around 2006… [First & Orange]
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Coming off injury Peyton Manning is a sexy pick to finish among the elite quarterbacks this season. All reports from camp hint towards a full recovery from neck surgery. With young receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas expectations are high in Denver. Peyton is no slouch to the spotlight leading the Colts to a bowl victory in 2006.
One of Manning’s biggest knocks throughout...
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Seattle 30, Denver 10
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, August 18, 2012
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Head Official: Gerald Wright
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The Seattle Seahawks were in action Saturday night in Week 2 on NFL preseason action as they took to thin air of Denver and collided with Peyton Manning...
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning didn’t have the night he wanted at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Manning threw the ball 23 times and completed 16 of those passes. It wasn’t the in-completions that bothered the 4 time league M.V.P., it was the 2 interceptions that got to Manning. Although it is only preseason and the game doesn’t count for anything, Manning is too...
On Friday, EA Sports revealed ratings of wide receivers and tight ends for Madden NFL 13. Denver’s Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker received considerable rating jumps from the 2011 version of the game.
Among receivers, Thomas was ranked 62nd, with an overall rating of 81 (+8 from last year). Thomas’ speed (96), acceleration (92) and catching (85) are all rated relatively high...
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