November 3, 2015
The updated depth chart shows Owen Daniels still as the #1 TE, with Vernon Davis sliding in at #2 ahead of Virgil Green. (Something I find a little surprising.) Virgil Green is still listed as #1 at FB, for whatever that might be worth in terms of playing time.
I imagine this is fluid since Vernon just showed up in Denver today, but I’m hoping we get to see a lot of two TE sets that have Virgil lining up on the other side from Vernon. He has never been a bad pass catcher and has continued to develop in that role. I think he still has a lot of upside, and hope we can see him continue to develop as a long term TE for Denver as a good receiver with great blocking skills.
September 15, 2015
Can you imagine if, after throwing 125 touchdown passes his first three seasons in Denver, Manning becomes a complementary player and not the dominant one on his team? He just might be, as long as DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller hit the quarterback eight times, as they did against Flacco on Sunday.
Yes, it’s a story that no one is sure what we can expect out of Peyton at this point. But King here seems to be one of a scattered few who see the dominance and promise of the defense as something great than an afterthought.
August 14, 2015
Miller has openly credited fellow outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, an 11th-year pro with eight Pro Bowl appearances of his own, for helping with his transformation. Ware has long been one of the league’s good guys, and his character inspired Miller to do better. However, nobody grows up without consciously choosing to do so.
These words don’t appear until about halfway through the article. But I was thinking about Ware’s influence from the very first sentence.
May 8, 2014
I grow weary of the hype when it comes to mock drafts and projected picks. It’s fun to imagine the what-ifs but with a later draft this year, it became an extended season of woulds, coulds, shoulds and blind stabs in the dark.
But we’re only hours away now, so here are some thoughts on potential scenarios in the first round for the Broncos tonight:
- Most Likely
The Broncos stand pat with the 31st pick and take the best player on their board. There is plenty of talent on the board and the Broncos should have a number of good choices for players who could come in and contribute right away.
- Very Possible
The Broncos trade out of the first round into the early second and add another pick or two. The myriad opinions on the QBs in this draft means that there will most likely be a couple of prospects who have dropped down to #31. I could see one of the teams in need of a QB that passed in the first round trading back into the Broncos spot to grab one of them.
- I Don’t Think So
The Broncos won’t trade up in the first round. They are in win now mode, but they don’t have glaring needs that they have to climb up to fill with a blue chipper. Elways has said before that they fill their immediate needs in free agency and build a long-term roster through the draft. Giving up extra picks to move up in the first round would be a break from that philosophy….and the wrong choice.
August 24, 2013
Peyton Manning still is looking for a starting running back between Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and rookie Montee Ball. Moreno might wind up with a bigger role than expected. The defense, currently struggling with injuries, will look for the right combination of starters against the Rams, with opening night less than two weeks away.
I like the patience Montee Ball has shown in following blockers but I’m looking for something from Knowshon tonight. I also think he has a chance to secure serious playing time for himself.
A helpful season preview at times, and glaring holes at others. It’s as if he’s only read headlines out of Broncos training camp, without paying attention to any pre-season games or practice reports. First off, he says this about the first team D-Line — “Fortunately for Denver, any weaknesses at linebacker will be partially masked by a powerful front four.” — though San Francisco and Seattle ran right through them so far. Then, in the safeties, he mentions the Broncos’ “willingness to play Quinton Carter”, who hasn’t played at all in the preseason, and includes no mention of Duke Ihenacho. Oops.
Five worthwhile questions. And I will continue to watch the safeties tonight – a position that might still see lots of change on the depth chart.
August 20, 2013
"The Substances of Abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules. Although my suspension doesn’t result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violations of the rules. I made mistakes and my suspension has hurt my team, Broncos fans, and myself. I am especially sorry for the effect of my bad decisions on others. I will not make the same mistakes about adhering to the policy in the future. During my time off the field, I will work tirelessly and focus exclusively on remaining in peak shape. I look forward to contributing immediately upon my return to the field and bringing a championship back to the people of Denver."
If there’s anything to be optimistic about here, it’s that Von is saying the right things. I recognize I’m a homer, but somewhere between the league and the media, this whole thing was handled awfully.
This is link bait (and it obviously worked). Adam Schein’s core argument here is that the Broncos have key injuries and a looming suspension that will effect them early in the season.
Then he ends with this:
Don’t get me wrong, I still think Denver wins the AFC West. But the Broncos are closer to a 10-win team than a juggernaut. I don’t view them as an AFC powerhouse, let alone an NFL powerhouse.
The last three Super Bowl winners have 10, 9 & 10 wins and none was a strong favorite even going into the playoffs. Yes, the Broncos aren’t a gimme for the Super Bowl, and there is plenty of competition in the AFC, but the arguments here aren’t strong.
I’m more concerned about the Broncos potentially patchwork offensive line all season long, or the struggles stopping the run up the middle in the preseason — those could cause more problems for the Broncos than Schein’s surface arguments.
August 14, 2013
Well this probably isn’t going to help out at his suspension hearing tomorrow.