New Season, new opportunities.


Well, we are through two games in preseason and there are still big decisions to be made on the 53 man roster. Another is who the starting QB will be at the start of the season. I say that, because it is obvious that Paxton is only being held back by knowledge of the Offensive System. He probably will start at some time this year, the only question is when. I surely hope Kubiack gives him time to play with the #1 players this week against the Rams. Sieman looked good except for the interception, but Kubiack accepted that his playcall was not the best at that time. So hopefully he takes the opportunity and Sanchez gets a chance to to atone for those fumbles last week, because one of the two will likely start against the Panthers in a nationally televised game. Kubiack said he will make the decision next week, and that Paxton is still in the mix yet. So for better or worst, we will know who it is within a few days.

Now, my first reaction after I saw the final score was where was the Defense that dominated the mutual practices leading up to the game. Then realized we were still missing several key players and the starters didnt play very long in the 2nd game. DeMarcus Ware and Aqid Talid will return this week and will play in that game. So we will get a better sense of the quality of play by them. The players have been saying they can be even better than last year and I definitely think that it is possible. They are further ahead of where they are compared to last year, so I’m definitely interested in watching them play in
the regular season, and that first game is just 17 days down the road. And I think we found Todd Davis’s backup in Zaire Anderson who has really looked great, including two crushing hits he made in thd 49er game. And with the signing of Henry Melton, he will be a solid veteran influance on the D-Line and be a solid rotational player in that group. He is another example of Why we Tust in John Elway. He had seldom made a mistake with his free agent signings.

So we should look forward to an improved Offense compared to last year’s with a great Defense that can go a long way in helping win games too. Two players on Offense have been standing out with their play in camp and the preseason games. Vernon Green has been turning into a great TE reciever and Jason Taylor has been doing likewise in the WR group. Go, Go Broncos and play much better this week and really give us a great view of the kind of team we will have this year. Broncos Country is squarely behind you and we are United in Orange!!!

Broncos Ink DL Henry Melton to One-Year Deal

Henry Melton

Defensive lineman Henry Melton is the newest member of the Denver Broncos, Conor Orr of reports.

Melton, who appeared in 16 games (one start) and logged two sacks for the Buccaneers a year ago, will head to Colorado as a key piece of rotational depth now that Vance Walker is officially on injured reserve.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one year.

Sanchez and Siemian Both Struggle in Broncos Preseason Loss to 49ers

Mark Sanchez

The Broncos’ question at starting quarterback remains unanswered, and both Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez exited Saturday night’s 31-24 preseason loss to the 49ers feeling like an opportunity to win the job was squandered, Jeff Legwold of reports.

Siemian started the game, and the Broncos opened the night with a 10-play, 86-yard touchdown drive on their first possession. But after opening the game 10-of-11 passing, Siemian’s 12th attempt was intercepted by 49ers safety Eric Reid and returned 42 yards for a touchdown.

“I just can’t turn the ball over,” Siemian said. “I made a bad decision. I want that one back … that one bad play. Unfortunately you can’t have one bad play.”

Sanchez had just the kind of two-minute drive going that would get coach Gary Kubiak’s attention, but he was sacked and fumbled deep in 49ers territory with 39 seconds left in the first half.

When the Broncos’ defense forced a fumble on the next play, recovering the ball at the 49ers’ 15-yard line, Sanchez let that opportunity slip away as well. On the third play after the recovery, he was sacked and fumbled again, this time with 14 seconds left in the first half.

“I squandered a great opportunity to separate myself, and put the team in a bad situation,” Sanchez said. “No excuse for that; poor, poor quarterback play.

Broncos DE Vance Walker Tears ACL, Out for the 2016 Season

Vance Walker

The season is already over for Broncos defensive end Vance Walker, as the team announced that he will miss the 2016 season after sustaining a torn ACL during practice on Monday.

After making four starts in 2015, Walker was expected to take over the full-time role with star defensive end Malik Jackson joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in the off-season.

“We think the world of Vance and he was having a great camp,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “We’ll support him through his recovery, and he’ll come back stronger than ever.”

Walker has recorded 116 tackles and 12 sacks since being taken by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.

Former Texans defensive end Jared Crick is currently the first defensive end behind Walker on the depth chart.

Broncos DE Vance Walker Injuries Knee in Practice; To Have MRI

Vance Walker

Broncos defensive end Vance Walker injured his right leg during Monday’s training camp practice, the Associated Press reports.

Walker was carted off after getting hurt on the second play of 9-on-7 drills. He was driven to the entrance of the Broncos’ facility and couldn’t put any weight on the leg as he was helped into the building.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Walker would have an MRI on his knee.

Walker was listed as one of the starting defensive ends on the team’s depth chart. He was expected to step into the starting role after Malik Jackson signed with Jacksonville in the offseason.

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TMZ Obtains Pics of Strip Club Where Broncos CB Aqib Talib Was Reportedly Shot in June

Aqib Talib

TMZ has obtained pics of the shooting incident inside a strip club in Dallas where Broncos CB Aqib Talib was reportedly shot – and the pics tell a disturbing story of what took place.

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TMZ Sports has obtained photos from inside the Dallas strip club where Denver Broncos star Aqib Talib may or may not have been shot back in June … and it’s a bloody mess.

Talib was shot on June 5th — and even though he told police it happened at a nearby park, at least one official police document (obtained by TMZ Sports) lists the “offense location” as V Live strip club.

The photos show trails of blood inside and outside of the club — along with shattered glass, knocked over furniture and shell casings on the ground.

Cops say at least two other men were shot inside the club that night — and one of the victims claimed the shooter was a “black male in a white shirt [who] pulled out a handgun and began to fire into the crowd.”

The two men (not Talib) were photographed in the hospital by law enforcement that night to document their injuries.

There are reports Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to pull out his gun — but Talib has neither confirmed nor denied that.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Broncos Looking For Players To Assume Leadership Role

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The Denver Broncos are the defending Super Bowl champions, which means that every team they play this season will bring their best in hopes of defeating the champions. However, the team is still looking for a new identity after Peyton Manning decided to retire after winning the Super Bowl. Even without Manning on the team, the Broncos are still one of the top teams in the league and many NFL expert picks believe they’ll win the Super Bowl again this season.

After a recent practice, head coach Gary Kubiak wasn’t too pleased with what he saw from his team and made sure he let his players know exactly how he felt. The fiery coach let his players have it right before he reset the practice.

The players responded to their coach and finished the practice with the type of energy Kubiak was looking for, however, the coach can’t be correcting players on the field during games, and some players have to step up to fill the leadership void left by Manning.

Kubiak told reporters that after the team had Tuesday off, he expected them to come to the next practice energized, but the players were lethargic on the field. Kubiak said that after a break, good teams usually respond by practicing well, which his team did not do.

Kubiak also mentioned that he was not impressed with the quarterback play he saw at practice, which can become a problem once the season starts. Cornerback Bradley Roby agreed with his coach, saying the team came out flat after their day off.

Super Bowl MVP Vonn Miller echoed the same sentiment and told reporters at the start of training camp that there was no way the team could replicate Peyton Manning, who had an Alpha mentality and held players accountable for their actions.

On the defensive side, the team also misses the presence of DeMarcus Ware, who hasn’t been able to practice as he is recovering from injuries. The offensive leader on most teams is the quarterback, but the Broncos don’t yet know who their starting quarterback will be, which means they don’t have a leader to turn to when things aren’t going well.

Mark Sanchez is the quarterback with the most experience on the Broncos roster, but he hasn’t done anything to make the other players look at him as the leader of the offense.

If players had practiced the way they did on Wednesday, and Manning and Ware were on the field, they would have chewed out the players they felt weren’t giving their all instead of Kubiak having to take on the responsibility. Sanchez told reporters that it is the responsibility of the team to come out better than they did on Wednesday after getting the previous day off, but since they didn’t, Kubiak had to set the players straight.

Sanchez said that the players now understand that if they practice the way they did on Wednesday after getting the previous day off, they will be in trouble again, and nobody wants to get chewed out by the coach. While Sanchez promised that the players took Kubiak’s words seriously, there is no way of telling if they really did until we see how they perform at practice after another day off.

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