From substitute teacher to the Super Bowl in three years

Sunday, 26-year-old David Bruton will play in his first Super Bowl. Less than three years ago, he was teaching second-graders.  The Denver Broncos safety was a substitute teacher during the NFL lockout in 2011, working primarily at an elementary school but also at Miamisburg High School in his hometown of Miamisburgh, Ohio.  "The teachers have a game plan laid out for...
Via This Given Sunday
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

David Bruton: From substitute teacher to the Super Bowl in three years

Sunday, 26-year-old David Bruton will play in his first Super Bowl. Less than three years ago, he was teaching second-graders.  The Denver Broncos safety was a substitute teacher during the NFL lockout in 2011, working primarily at an elementary school but also at Miamisburg High School in his hometown of Miamisburgh, Ohio.  "The teachers have a game plan laid out for...
Via Bloguin Best
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. How would freezing spectators deal with the cold at MetLife Stadium? What sort of havoc would a big storm wreak on transportation and other game-day logistics? What if the NFL decided to postpone its championship game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks for 24 hours? If the National Weather Service'...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Noting Ohio's ties to Super Bowl squads

Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be the first since 2007 without a participant from Ohio State, but the Buckeye State has a few ties to the big game. The Broncos roster includes safety David Bruton from Miamisburg who went to Notre Dame, center Steve Vallos from Boardman who played at Wake Forest, and backup quarterback Zac Dysert is an Ada native who went to Miami University. Also...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos hope to avoid deja vu in playoffs

Finally, the Denver Broncos can get ready for some meaningful football. Oh, sure, the 13 wins and all those records Peyton Manning set will count, but the regular season was simply a warm-up act for a team with the Super Bowl on its radar. As former Broncos defensive end and current Denver radio host Alfred Williams said back in July, ''This is the only team in the NFL...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos sign safety Michael Huff, put Rahim Moore on IR

The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday that safety Rahim Moore has been placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. Moore must miss six weeks of practice and eight weeks of games before he is eligible to return to the active roster.  The earliest he can return to practice is Dec. 31, and will be able to play in the AFC Championship Game, if the Broncos reach it. ...
Via Sports-Glory
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

John Fox undergoes successful heart valve replacement surgery

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery on Monday. “Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox underwent successful aortic valve replacement surgery this morning at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte,” the Broncos said in a statemnt. “He is currently in the hospital’s post-operative critical...
Via Sports-Glory
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' David Bruton having special year playing special teams

To Jeff Rodgers a roster is a puzzle. The Broncos' special-teams coordinator tinkers tweaks. He looks at the list of heights weights and positions not as classifications but as possibilities. To Rodgers Joel Dreessen isn't a tight end. He's 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds of mass agile enough strong enough fast enough. Kayvon Webster is 5-11 and 198 his position as a cornerback...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

On Winning the Off-Season

Wes Welker is one of the newest members of the Broncos. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) At the moment you are still probably a bit shell shocked from the gaggle of yesterday’s signings. Thus far the Denver Broncos have signed five new players and re-signed eight, that is thirteen salaries that weren’t counted when you were figuring out how much the team had left to spend in...
Via BroncoTalk
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos Re-sign Bruton

Before the Denver Broncos started cutting players on Monday, they re-signed one. Denver announced that safety David Bruton had been re-signed via a tweet from John Elway’s twitter account: Thrilled we’ve agreed to terms on the re-signing of David Bruton to a 3-yr deal. One of NFL’s top special-teamers who adds depth at DB. — John Elway (@johnelway) March 11, 2013 Bruton was...
Via BroncoTalk
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos re-sign safety David Bruton to 3-year deal

The Denver Broncos have re-signed backup safety David Bruton to a three-year deal, keeping their special teams ace from entering free agency Tuesday. Bruton has been the team's top special teams player since the Broncos selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 draft out of Notre Dame. On Monday morning, Bruton tweeted, ''Still a Bronco! Deals done! Blessed to continue...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 8/25/12

Denver Broncos News Sorry for going AWOL yesterday, but I’ve got a limited amount of time each morning to bust these links out and I had to take a very important phone call that ate up all of that limited time and then some.  We’ll start today’s links with a piece from a few days ago that would have gone into yesterdays post.  Peyton Manning will transform the Denver Broncos...
Via BroncoTalk
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: Jim Leonhard Practices for First Time

  You know how I mentioned earlier in the day that Brooking and Leonhard may not even make the roster due to injuries? Well, there is a bit of bright news to contrast that opinion. Safety Jim Leonhard practiced for the first time as Denver Bronco on Tuesday. He had been recovering from surgery on an injury that he suffered in December as a member of the Jets, when he tore...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 8/20/12

Denver Broncos News 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...
Via BroncoTalk
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Training Camp 2012: Day 6

Raindrops cling to the Denver Broncos outdoor presser backdrop after training camp practice Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The Broncos rescheduled practice, moving it ahead four hours to avoid the storm. (BroncoTalk.net photo) The Denver Broncos predicted the weather would make their 2:20 p.m. practice impossible, so they moved it up four hours and closed it to the public. It turned...
Via BroncoTalk
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Speak Up: What should be Denver’s four DBs?

(Andrew Mason/MaxDenver) This offseason, we’re going to do a Speak Up series looking at each position (o-line, d-line, etc).  Today, we’re looking at the secondary. We want to know what you think about the Denver Broncos secondary going into the 2012 season.  Should the young safeties play?  Who should be the No. 2 CB? Returning:  CB Champ Bailey, S David Bruton, DB Rafael...
Via BroncoTalk
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Dawkins, David Bruton miss Broncos practice

Safeties David Bruton (Achilles) and Brian Dawkins (neck) were among the players who were not participating in Tuesday's practice as the Broncos began their on-field preparations for the Patriots.
Via Denver Post
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos S Dawkins ruled out of Steelers game

Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins was ruled out of Sunday's weekend's AFC wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dawkins hasn't suited up since aggravating a neck injury in a Christmas Eve game against the Buffalo Bills. The 38-year-old will likely be replaced by David Bruton against the Steelers. Dawkins had 51 tackles and three sacks in 12 games this season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Dawkins ruled out vs. Steelers

Denver Broncos injury report: Safety Brian Dawkins has officially been ruled out of Sunday’s playoff contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fullback Spencer Larsen is doubtful. Safety David Bruton and cornerback Jonathan Wilhite are questionable, while wide receiver Eddie Royal and linebacker Von Miller are probable. The loss (and presumed loss) of Dawkins and Larsen are hard...
Via BroncoTalk
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos' David Bruton eager to also contribute at safety

For nearly three seasons, there has been little question about David Bruton's primary role with the Broncos. He was the special-teams guy, a crucial member of every coverage and return unit.
Via Denver Post
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Dawkins leaves game with neck injury

ORCHARD PARK, NY — Brian Dawkins has been fighting hard to play through a nagging neck injury. But he lasted only a quarter Sunday against Buffalo. The Broncos have announced that Dawkins will not return. Dawkins made three tackles in the first quarter. He has been replaced by David Bruton.
Via Denver Post
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Dawkins active for Broncos

Broncos safety Brian Dawkins is active for Denver's game against the Buffalo Bills. Dawkins returns after missing last weekend's game against the New England Patriots because of a neck injury. Denver also gets back special teams standout David Bruton Saturday after he missed the Patriots game because of an Achilles tendon injury. Buffalo tight end Scott Chandler is active...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Rate Brady Quinn, Broncos Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Saw this on the Denver Post this morning and finally figured out that it came from the Twitter account of Broncos safety David Bruton. You think Brades had to order that off UglySweaterParty.com or just had it packed away under stacks of clipboards and size S Under Armour shirts? We’re going latter. Of course we’re searching like crazy to find what sweater Tebow had on for the...
Via Busted Coverage
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos get into the Christmas Spirit

Image courtesy of @D_Brut30 — click twice to view larger. With two days until Christmas Eve Denver play the Bills, the Broncos have gotten into the Christmas spirit.  On the flight to Buffalo this afternoon, the offense sported ugly Christmas sweaters, per 850 KOA. As we all know, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.  For receiver Eric Decker...
Via BroncoTalk
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

McGahee practices fully

Though the Denver Post was reporting injury status on Broncos players Thursday, the club’s injury report doesn’t have such designations yet. Here’s the latest from the Broncos including a promising report on McGahee’s availability for Saturday’s game. Limited in practice S David Bruton (achilles) S Brian Dawkins (neck) Full practice RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) DT Brodrick...
Via Inside the Bills
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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