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Directions to the end of the O’Dowd era

No reason to lie; it’s been a slow news cycle. After a fairly uneventful, soggy practice at Sports Authority Field, I don’t want to bore you with theories why Matt Prater couldn’t hit a field goal (although that’s been a problem since the Super Bowl), how Brock Osweiler is really spinning or another “Chris Harris is back” puff piece. That’s what Twitter is for nowadays...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos’ Matt Prater ranked 2nd best kicker fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
Via cover32 - Broncos
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Preview: The top 20 kickers in 2014

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: AS Roma soccer player hit 50-yard FG at Broncos training camp

AS Roma are a soccer ream from Italy and they are currently on tour of the United States to play preseason games against other European soccer teams. With Roma due to play English side Manchester United on Saturday in Denver, it was only natural for Roma to take part in training camp with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. One Roma player, Miralem Pjanic who plays central midfield...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Denver Broncos fans should be nervous right now

Sure, the NFL season doesn’t actually start for two months. The 2014 Denver Broncos will open training camp on Thursday July 24th. They will begin their preseason schedule against the Seattle Seahawks just two weeks later on August 7th. Yes, those same Seattle Seahawks that crushed the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in February and most likely ruined your Super Bowl party. Finally...
Via cover32 - Broncos
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Trash-talking punter's latest boast: I can hit 75-yard field goals

Long the ugly stepchild in locker rooms, the NFL kicker in recent years has seen quite a gain in popularity. Postseason heroics of guys like Adam Vinatieri and record-setting efforts like Matt Prater's have helped kickers' credibility, but it's the increased strength in their legs and their smack talk where kickers really have made inroads. And now one of the biggest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater named top-3 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Broncos
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin returns opening second half kickoff for a touchdown

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater kicked the ball short to try and keep it away from Percy Harvin and it backfired badly. Harvin jumped and fielded the kickoff and then made some great moves and it was off to the races, taking the ball 87-yards to the house. Even though Percy only played 38 snaps this year, that first round pick was worth spending on that kickoff return alone. I...
Via Diehardsport
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater worries kickers will be eliminated from football

Broncos kicker Matt Prater fears for the future of his craft. Prater told reporters during Super Bowl festivities that after seeing the way the kickoff has been devalued, and hearing that the NFL could eliminate the extra point, he worries that kickers might simply be removed from football entirely. “One day I’m sure they’re going to get kickers out of the game completely...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos' Matt Prater feeling better

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater missed practice all of last week due to an illness, but head coach John Fox said Prater is feeling much better this week. Prater had what coach Fox called a "virus". He also went on to say that Prater is good to go for the Super Bowl which is good news for the Broncos.Prater has had a good year for Denver, connecting on 30 of 32 field...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ill Broncos kicker Matt Prater makes trip to New Jersey

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater battled a virus last week and was kept away from the rest of the team. On Sunday the reliable kicker made the trip to New Jersey with the rest of his teammates. “When I woke up Wednesday morning, I felt like I got run over by a truck,” he said to the Denver Post. Prater is said to be feeling better and should have no trouble playing in Super...
Via Tireball.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox says PK Prater OK after virus

Denver Broncos coach John Fox says placekicker Matt Prater will be fine for the Super Bowl. Prater missed practice all week with the flu and the Broncos kept him away from the rest of the team so he didn't get everyone else sick. He was on the team plane that landed in New Jersey earlier Sunday and Fox says Prater was feeling better. Fox even joked that the Broncos ''...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Fox: Broncos Put Matt Prater ‘In Bubble’ On Flight To Keep Illness From Spreading

The Denver Broncos weren’t taking any chances with their sick kicker Matt Prater as the team flew to the Super Bowl. Prater did not practice last week as he’s been dealing with a stomach virus. To keep the rest of the team from catching Prater’s lingering illness, head coach John Fox joked that the team put him “in a bubble” on the flight from Denver to New York. Fox...
Via NESN.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos kicker Matt Prater misses third consecutive practice

The Denver Broncos leave Sunday morning on a plane headed to New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. Hopefully for them, the plane will leave with kicker Matt Prater seated alongside his teammates.  Prater missed all of the Broncos' practices this week, due to a stomach virus.  He showed up at the field today, and head coach John Fox sent him home. "We've got hand washers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos send Matt Prater home

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he saw Matt Prater at the team's facility Saturday morning, but elected to send the ailing kicker home for a third consecutive day. Prater did not participate in the Broncos' practice Saturday because of a virus and did not practice with the team this week. Fox said Prater was sent home, in part, for him to recover and in part to prevent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos K Prater sent home sick again

Denver Broncos coach John Fox sent kicker Matt Prater home again Saturday so he doesn't get the rest of the team sick. Prater has missed all three of the team's practices this week as the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl against Seattle on Feb. 2 at MefLife Stadium. The Broncos fly to New Jersey on Sunday, and Prater is expected to be on that flight. Prater converted...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ill Prater stays away from Broncos

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater stayed home sick again Friday, missing his second straight practice. Coach John Fox said Prater's absence was a combination of being too ill to work out and a precaution against getting teammates sick as they prepare for the Super Bowl against Seattle on Feb. 2. Fox called it ''a combination of both, like most sick players. We sent...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos lead Patriots 3-0 in AFC title game

Matt Prater's 27-yard field goal gave the Denver Broncos a 3-0 lead after one quarter in the AFC championship Sunday at sunny Sports Authority Field. The much-anticipated 15th matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning took a while to get going as the Patriots went three-and-out on their first two possessions and the Broncos couldn't finish promising drives on their first...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Associated Press announces 2013 NFL All-Pro teams

The Associated Press announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro teams. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tops the list, having received all 50 votes for the All-Pro team.  The unanimous selection means Manning is a first-team All-Pro, and there is no second-team quarterback. The Broncos have three other All-Pro players on the list — first team guard Louis Vasquez, who was also...
Via Sports-Glory
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver elevated Matt Prater to the Pro Bowl

Broncos kicker Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yard field goal this season, and so it wasn’t surprising that Prater was one of the two kickers chosen to this season’s Pro Bowl, along with Baltimore’s Justin Tucker. But while it wasn’t surprising, it also wasn’t deserving. Prater benefited from the effects of Denver’s altitude, where the air is less dense and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Prater to send cleats to Hall of Fame

Matt Prater has a special place carved out in Canton. SI.com reported Tuesday that Prater will send his cleats to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- the same cleats he used to kick the NFL-record 64-yard field goal in Week 14. The Broncos' veteran kicker said he'll only relinquish the cleats after the season, however. With Denver pegged among the favorites to reach the...
Via Helmet2Helmet
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame to get cleats from Prater's record-breaking field goal

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get the right cleat that Matt Prater wore when he kicked the longest field goal in history. Just not for a while. ''Yeah, they asked for the cleats. I said I'd give them to them after the season,'' Prater told The Associated Press. If the Denver Broncos (11-3) and their strong-legged kicker can help it, that package won'...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame to get Prater's coveted cleats

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get the right cleat that Matt Prater wore when he kicked the longest field goal in history. Just not for a while. ''Yeah, they asked for the cleats. I said I'd give them to them after the season,'' Prater told The Associated Press. If the Denver Broncos (11-3) and their strong-legged kicker can help it, that package won'...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Have you ever seen a punt this bad before?

I might have just found the defensive play of the year. The defender’s name is WIND and he plays for New Mexico Military. The blocking force was so strong it ended up causing a Safety. Great play by W-I-N-D. Poor Punter
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Broncos’ Matt Prater’s Record-Breaking 64-Yard Field Goal

Tweet There were quite a few games in week 14 of the 2013 NFL season where kickers were nearly irrelevant. With snow pouring down in several games, a few teams didn’t want to put their kickers out in those types of conditions. Despite being in Denver, there was no snow falling at Mile High stadium. Subsequently, the Broncos had no bones about sending...
Via Los That Sports Blog
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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