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Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow seemed like a fit made in heaven.
The two first-round draft picks schooled in the option offense helped the Denver Broncos end their playoff drought last season, then connected for one of the most electrifying endings ever: an 80-yard TD toss on the first play of overtime to beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs.
Their coming out party soon became a farewell bash, however.
Three months after Thomas and Tebow starred in the longest game-winning play in NFL playoff history, the bond was broken when Peyton Manning arrived and Tebow was sent packing.
Now, Thomas couldn't be happier to be on the other end of Manning's passes, even though he knows he's going to face plenty of double teams in 2012.
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Denver Broncos rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe during training camp Saturday, July 28, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
One play, Derek Wolfe burst through the offensive line, sharing a sack of Caleb Hanie with Malik Jackson. A play later, he dove on a botched snap for the fumble recovery.
All this from the right defensive end position. Wolfe was drafted as a defensive tackle.
The Denver Broncos have signed University of Colorado safety Anthony Perkins, according to his rep.
Congratulations to DEC client Anthony Perkins on signing with the @Denver_Broncos
— david canter (@davidcanter) July 28, 2012
Perkins, an unsigned, undrafted rookie, previously attended the Broncos’ mini-camp on a tryout basis in May. The Colorado product was hindered by injuries...
Denver Broncos players file into the South Suburban Sports Dome after lightning cancelled the outdoor practice Friday, July 27, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
Denver Broncos 2012 Training Camp Day 2 Practice Report
Nearly 3,000 Broncos fans gathered at Broncos Headquarters at Dove Valley for the second day of the team’s 2012 training camp… and nearly 3,000 fans were sent home 15...
Denver Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway sat down with former Broncos linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tom Jackson to answer questions on the 2011 season with Tim Tebow and the future of the Broncos with Peyton Manning.
Elway believes the Broncos have to continue to work together and make strides to get better before the regular season begins.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws at training camp on Saturday, July 28, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
The Denver Broncos donned the pads for the first time Saturday morning, and the sound of popping hard plastic echoed across the fields of Dove Valley. “It’s not really football when you don’t have pads on,” rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe agreed. They...
Peyton Manning's arm strength looks just fine. It's his timing with his new targets that's the biggest question mark facing the four-time MVP as he embarks on his comeback with the Denver Broncos.
Manning doesn't appear bothered by the nerve injury in his neck that led to a series of operations, sapped his power and sidelined the league's most durable active...
The Denver Broncos held their first training camp practice of the Peyton Manning era on Thursday morning and it didn't go without massive fanfare. The Broncos drew 4,372 fans, setting a record for the Broncos' Dove Valley location. The previous record set was on August 1st, 2010 when 3,103 fans came to see Tim Tebow in his rookie season.
There were other tidbits of note...
While we believe that 5'10', 190 lb rookie out of San Diego State will at least start the season behind the incumbent starter Willis McGahee that opinion is not unanimous. The Broncos spent a 3rd round draft pick on Hillman and while many believe he was selected to be more of a change of pace back due to his size, Hillman has been successful running between the tackles....
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos and left tackle Ryan Clady are continuing to work out a contract extension.
With Clady going into the final year of his current contract, the Broncos have already offered him a new five-year contract that would pay him $50 million, with $28 million guaranteed.
Clady apparently declined the offer. It looks like...
Peyton Manning can't do this all by himself.
Denver's defense will have to do its part if the Broncos are going to have the special kind of season so many expect of them. Football chief John Elway swapped unconventional quarterback Tim Tebow for the only four-time MVP in NFL history, seeking to add to the two Super Bowl trophies he won during his Hall of Fame playing career...
Peyton Manning's first full practice in pads in 18 months drew rave reviews from his coaches and teammates -- and at least one suggestion that his health is no longer even an issue.
Manning put on an aerial show with Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and others Saturday morning in the latest milestone to his comeback from a nerve injury that cost him all of last season and led...
Anybody watching the NFL's coverage of the opening of training camps this week got an eyeful of Peyton Manning going through what amounted to quarterback calisthenics.
Not real exciting, but at least as interesting as regular season Major League Baseball.
Now, what might have made it more interesting than baseball is if Tim Tebow hadn't been dealt out of the...
Peyton Mannings first full practice in pads in 18 months drew rave reviews from his coaches and teammates and at least one suggestion that his health is no longer an issue. Manning put on an aerial show with Broncos receiver Eric Decker and others Saturday in the latest milestone to his comeback from a nerve injury that cost him all of last season and led to his release from...
The start of the NFL season always brings with it the promise of a fresh beginning, but it also provides its share of questions. Here are some of the top issues facing the teams of the AFC West:
1) What is the status of Peyton Manning's neck?
Everyone knows Manning missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing multiple surgeries on his neck. Although...
Peyton Manning knows what he likes in his offensive weapons. It’s why players like Austin Collie and Jacob Tamme were able to step right in and be big time producers. If you run the routes, and do what Peyton asks when he’s yelling gibberish at the line of scrimmage, then he’s going to get the ball to you, and more often then not – it’s going to be exactly where you need...