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The combine, free agency, and the draft are all a few weeks away. So, what else do we have to talk about besides 2013 expectations?
“Of course Denver (will be the team to beat in the AFC,” NFL.com’s Steve Wyche wrote on Friday. ”Its division is there for the taking as long as Peyton Manning is there. And frankly, the Broncos were one blown coverage away from facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Denver should be better in terms of overall team play because the receivers will have had more time to work with Manning. Plus, Manning could be healthier and more in tune with his transition to Denver. There is no reason why the defense can’t be as good, either. Denver will be the team to beat in the AFC.
“As far as strength of schedule is concerned, it means nothing right now, because things always change once the season begins. I put as much into the strength of schedule now as I do in Tim Tebow becoming New England’s starting quarterback.”
We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves when predicting 2013 (obviously, anything can happen), but Wyche is spot-on about the strength of schedule notes. A team’s win-loss record from the previous season means nothing. It’s what you have done lately that matters.
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Despite a rough playoff game against the Ravens, the Denver Broncos don’t plan on releasing cornerback Champ Bailey this offseason, according to ProFootballWeekly.com.
Broncos CB Champ Bailey had a performance to forget in the playoff loss to the Ravens. A CBS Sports report listed Bailey as a potential cap casualty — the future Hall of Famer is owed $9.5 million next year,...
The Denver Post believes the Broncos will end up placing the franchise tag on offensive tackle Ryan Clady this offseason in order to see how he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway has said re-signing Clady is a priority and said following the season he expected to get something done. However, Clady’s recent shoulder...
Champ Bailey had a bad game against the Ravens, but overall he had a solid season with the Broncos. Yes, his salary is on the higher side for an older player, but you can’t overreact to one bad game even if it was at a terrible time.
According to Pro Football Talk the Broncos who need to purge some salaries won’t cut Bailey, so expect him back as he has no plan of retiring.
The Denver Broncos had one of their best seasons in recent memory last year. Unfortunately, they didn't win a game in the playoffs, so their regular season success didn't mean much. They will try to carry their regular season success through the postseason next year, and Champ Bailey should be there to help them do it.
According to Mike Kilis of the Denver Post, Bailey...
During Denver’s heart-breaking 38-35 second overtime loss to Baltimore in the divisional round of the playoffs, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was burned twice by Ravens receiver Torrey Smith. Immediately following the game, the knee-jerk reactions from fans started pouring in.
Some yahoos even went so far as to say the Broncos should cut the 34-year-old veteran to save cap...
A trip to Duke University to help Peyton Manning work his way back from neck surgery turned out to be just as beneficial for his longtime offensive coordinator Tom Moore.
Knee problems had forced the coach into retirement, although he doesn't like the word, and as Moore tells it, when Duke coach David Cutcliffe saw all the pain the old coach was dealing with, he said, '...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A trip to Duke University a year ago to help Peyton Manning work his way back from neck surgery turned out to be just as beneficial for his longtime offensive coordinator, Tom Moore.
Knee problems had forced the highly respected coach into retirement, although he doesn't like the word. And as Moore tells it, when Duke coach David Cutcliffe saw all the pain...
The AFC West could possibly be one of the league's most lopsided. On the one hand, you have the Denver Broncos, with arguably the most talented roster in the AFC. For the three remaining teams, however, simply reaching a .500 record in 2013 would be no small feat.
There's no question that San Diego, Oakland, and Kansas City all have a ton of catching up to do....