Posted October 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Montee Ball was known at Wisconsin as a reliable, durable running back, not a fumbler. In 924 carries he coughed it up just twice, and one of those came when he was knocked cold. So, when he matched that total in the NFL in just 31 carries, alarm bells went off around Denver Broncos headquarters. Running backs coach Eric Studesville soon found the flaw and offered a subtle solution: tucking the football into the crook of his elbow a split-second faster. Ball hasn't put the ball on the ground since.

Broncos’ Julius Thomas receives good news

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has had a break out year this year and has been a huge target for Peyton Manning.  Thomas is big and and fast and he is a matchup nightmare for defenses. Last week when the Broncos were facing the Redskins Thomas went down with an ankle injury and it looked to be somewhat serious. Ankle injuries can be tricky to deal with because of how nagging...

John Fox says defensive secondary is coming together: 'I think we haven't really been whole the whole season defensively'

The Denver Broncos' defensive secondary had a big day Sunday with safety Rahim Moore and cornerbacks Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie responsible for three of the team's four interceptions. The unit that has been banged up and missing leader CB Champ Bailey helped the Broncos rout the Redskins 45-21. Coach John Fox was happy with the play and that the secondary...

Peyton Manning is beginning to slip up

Five weeks into the 2013 NFL season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was so hot and so dominant that we were ready to crown him as the 2013 MVP and maybe even elect him to congress at the same time. Manning looked unstoppable.  But Manning's play has started to come back to earth the last few weeks. Here's a comparison: As a result, Manning is no longer...

The Fab 5: NFL Power Rankings Week 9

Welcome to another edition of “The Fab Five,” where we’ll take a look at the five teams that made our rankings for the ninth week of the NFL’s regular-season. The Kansas City Chiefs remain undefeated after another win at home in Week 8, but the Denver Broncos are right behind them and they’re not alone, as the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and New Orleans Saints...

Denver Broncos had fun today at practice swapping jerseys

Today when the Broncos took the practice field #18 looked big like he had been lifting weights. Well cone to find out, it wasn’t Peyton Manning but Jacob Tamme instead. “I was looking for 84 but he wasn’t out there,” Tamme laughed when asked who he was looking to throw to. “It was fun. Some […]

Broncos bounce back against Redskins

 ​In a game Denver needed to win to gain back some of the incredible momentum they had built up prior to the surprising defeat in Indy last week, the Broncos started fast, stalled, and then finally looked like the team that was a pre-season super bowl favorite. There are still some problems that need to be addressed, but the game was nearly exactly what the team needed. ​The...

Von Miller Was Two Hours Late For Court Appearance

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was a whole two hours late for his court appearance on Monday, which didn't go that well with the magistrate.Miller was arrested back in August for missing a scheduled court date, and on Monday, he skipped another court appearance in Arapahoe County court. Miller would later arrive, a whole two hours late, to the court building where...

John Fox focuses on winning, not identity

Oh, Broncos coach John Fox knows the rap against him. Here's how the story goes: It's a happy accident his NFL team averages 43 points per game, because Fox is so conservative he put the fuddy in duddy. "I don't give a flying flip," Fox told me Wednesday. "I'm going to get evaluated on how many wins and losses I have." So I asked: When he looks...

Denver never wanted Vikings defensive end Jared Allen

This was never going to be the type of trade market in which the Broncos would take part. "Everybody wants to trade somebody that's going to be a free agent," said John Elway, the Broncos' director of football operations. "I'm not going to give up a draft pick for eight games." The NFL trading deadline expired at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Broncos standing...

Mid Season the 7-1 Denver Broncos Need to be Better

The first four games of the season, the Broncos were unbeatable. The second four games, Denver was lucky to only lose one game. Although the Denver Broncos go into the bye week and the second half of the season 7-1, they will have to play much better to make it the Super Bowl. The Broncos […]

Former TSU Star Earns AFC Defensive Player of The Week

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie earned AFC Defensive POTW for his performance against the Redskins.  As the latest first-round NFL Draft pick to come from an HBCU, Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has a lot of people rooting for him. The former Tennessee State put up a big time performance on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, earning him AFC Player of...

Fantasy Football 2013 Kicker Rankings: Week 9

Matt Prater on bye means there's a new name atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 kicker rankings. Stephen Gostkowski ascends to the...

Week 9 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the Week 9 Waiver Wire, fake footballers. Whether you’re in a battle for first place or simply scrapping to stay out of the cellar, finding value in the free agent pool is the easiest way to improve your team. The road to championships is rarely easy, however. None of the waiver options listed here are without limitations. For a more significant impact to your fantasy...
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