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Peyton Manning is about to enter a season of Super Bowl expectations behind an offensive line that's full of questions, surgical scars, fresh faces and, yes, promise.
Three centers with a combined 18 career starts at the position are vying for the starting job now that J.D. Walton and Dan Koppen are out, and the leading candidate, Manny Ramirez, has none of those starts, although he was Denver's starting right guard for most of last season.
''Manny's played center since 2007. I was in Detroit when they drafted him,'' said Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. ''He came to Detroit, he was a guard. You know what he was doing? He was working on center in practice. Now, I understand he hasn't done it in a game, but he was the starting guard on a 13-3 team last year, OK? He's been in some big situations, all right? And he's a very intelligent guy.''
Ryan Lilja and Steve Vallos have a little more experience in the middle but ar...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last year everyone was wondering how Peyton Manning would play with the Broncos after missing the entire 2011 season as a member of the Colts.
Manning ended up having a great season and is much farther along now then he was at this time last year, Broncos head coach John Fox told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
“Just how much further ahead Peyton is,” said Fox. “A year ago...
Denver Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball met his childhood hero, Terrell Davis, on Friday and decided to pick his brain. “It’s surreal,” Ball said, via DenverBroncos.com. “I’ve been thinking about this moment since I’ve been seven years old about meeting Terrell Davis and I finally did. It’s crazy right now for me.” Davis, who was on assignment for the
Eric Decker tries to break free from Champ Bailey to catch a pass in training camp Friday. (Credit: Stuart Zaas, Denver Broncos)As training camp carries on, you cannot help but notice what I have heard been called the new, “Three Amigos,” on the field.
The original “Three Amigos” were receivers Mark Jackson, Vance Johnson, and Ricky Nattiel. The nickname came about by something...
Given the latest events of the last week with the Denver Broncos starting center Dan Koppen getting injured and now with our great potential of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie being somewhat diminished by his high ankle sprain (hopefully he won’t be out more than a month), it would be safe to try and remember that this is a physical game and at any moment Denver’s ideal “all star...
Montee Ball is busy getting ready for his first NFL season. The former Wisconsin Badger is enjoying his first NFL training camp with the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the second round in April’s draft.
Of course, with training camp comes rookie hazing. Ball’s Broncos teammates decided that Ball needed a haircut — here’s a photo posted by Jacob Hester:
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It’s possible that the addition of Welker can lead to be even further improved Manning, but I don’t find it that likely that Manning will surpass the arguably 2nd best season of his career (at least in terms of QB rating) in what is his age 37 season. It’s more likely that regression to the mean and normal diminishing physical skills for a 37-year...
After being carted off the practice field with a sprained ankle on Wednesday, Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to be out for 2-3 weeks, according to the Denver Post.
“As I’ve mentioned before, it’s part of the game,”coach John Fox said. “We are going to have even more injuries as we go through camp. It is part of getting ready to play a pretty...
ALL FOR ONE
Training camp looks to be all smiles, even with a few injuries, for the Denver Broncos and their fans. Check out this short clip from Wednesday when the fans checking out training camp partook in some team stretching drills. Pretty cool. [Denver Post], via Traina Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
During OTAs, running back Ronnie Hillman said he wanted to win the starting job in the Broncos backfield.
Hillman has fought his way past Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno to lead the pack so far.
Hillman in his second year had trouble keeping his weight up last year and worked on his frame in order to take more punishment and being able to hold his weight over the long NFL season...
Somebody has to run the ball for the Broncos right? It’s no secret that Denver’s offense is going to be pass heavy, but they still have to have someone to take the handoffs from Peyton Manning to keep opposing defenses guessing. As far as your draft goes, Hillman could be a sneaky pick-up for your team and here’s why.Last year when Willis McGahee went down with a knee injury...
If you followed this ADP series during the preseason for fantasy baseball, you’ll recall my affectation with discussing the rising ADP of some of the season’s most trendy picks and how their popularity essentially ruins their value on draft day. Quite often, a variety of players become the darlings of many a fantasy pundit and after a number of write-ups about an impending breakout...
The Broncos were on an 11-game winning streak last season going into the playoffs, but saw it come to a screeching halt with a home playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. What happened? You can blame Rahim Moore for one of the most boneheaded defensive plays of the season, but the Broncos also had two special teams touchdowns to help them. From a pure offense vs. defense...
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It happens to so many of the great cornerbacks and Champ Bailey knows it will happen to him, too.
Entering his 15th year in the NFL and still in search of the Super Bowl title that is the only piece missing from a Hall of Fame-bound career, Bailey knows the move from cornerback to safety is inevitable for...
Something called the Elite Football League of India (EFLI) is poised to to bring football to India (convenient locale, given the name). And while it is no sure bet that American-style football will make a big splash in the Subcontinent, it is backed by some big names, with Mark Wahlberg, Mike Ditka and Kurt Warner […]The post Fledgling Indian football league using screwy image...
Ryan Lilja will step out of retirement to reunite with Peyton Manning.
The veteran offensive lineman agreed to terms Wednesday with the Denver Broncos, who are desperate for a starting center following a season ending knee injury to Dan Koppen.
Lilja, who turns 32 in October, has quite a bit of familiarity with Manning after playing guard for six seasons in Indianapolis.