Welcome to Broncos Country, Jamal Charles!

I for one have every confidence in you adding an awful lot to the Broncos this season. I know you have worked extremely hard to recup from the leg injuries you had at K.C. and are healthy now in body, mind and spirit. And now your family has moved to Denver, you are centered now.
A lot of writers are reporting that you will be handled with kids gloves. But when Camp starts in about six weeks, the gloves will be taken off and you can show your readiness to play at a high level and be a great leader in that RB room. And every time you are on the field, the D will not know what role you will be in on that play. Pass, run, decoy? In eccencse, your very presence will be like adding two players to the chessboard. And C.J. is a bull runner, Booker is a slasher and you are a blend of dancer and and a pinball. So you will be a member of one of the greatest blend of Running Backs in Team and NFL history. And if our OL gels well in preseason, their abilities to help open holes for you guys, will help keep those chains moving. That will take the pressure off whoever wins the QB position and help get recievers open for the QB to hit. If you three can gain an average of 150 yards a game and we pass for 200-250 yards a game, with our great Defense would be a formuala to get the Broncos back in the playoffs and contend for a Championship of the AFC West. So, Mr. Charles, keep on working hard and help lead us potentially to the Super Bowl and get you the Ring you have been seeking all your NFL career. The Offense needs to be real solid and reliable and carry more of the weight and take pressure off the Defense so they can get the rest they need to play at their best. And Go, GO Broncos and work really hard and smart and like Jamal, leave it ALL on the field and you certainly win more games than last season!!!

OTAs and other doings.

This Phase3 OTA is full speed but no contact. So the QBs will be gelling with the recivers, but getting used to the new Offensive Playbook is critical for both of them. And the RB position will be a committee approach. C. J. Anderson will start ,but will share the load with Jamal Charles, Devontae Booker and possibly De’Angelon Henderson.

. And Henderson will be a great slot reciver, with the ability to bust tackles and use his blazing speed to gain valuable real estate. And with Jamal, they will devise special plays to use his awesome abitities with less danger of getting hurt again, primarly his knees. Jake Butt will be part of the TE situation at some time early in the Season, which will be another great tool in the picture for the QB who wins the battle, he excells in both Blocking and Receiving. And with a much better OL, it should be more fun to watch the 2017 Broncos Offense. But remember, it may take the preseason and early games to gel well as they have 3 new OL, a new reciver, 1 and possibly 2 new running backs. And two young QBs, one of them will start, so it is vital for everyones learning curves to go fast and well. Once they start to hit on all or most Cyniders, they have the potential to be a very good Offense by Seasons ends. Lets just hope they win enough games in that process to qualify for the the postseason.

And on Defense, we now have the beef in the middle in Zach Peko to help improve stopping the opponents running game, which was their only big downfall last season. So I think they can return to vie for the top D in the NFL this season. They also have a much bigger and stronger Adam Gotsis who has earned the moniker of Little Wolfe who hopefully can Anchor the other DE position opposite of Derek Wolfe. And Shane Ray will occupy the OLB position opposite of Von Miller. He had a much better season last year with several sacks. We know the abilities of Wolfe and Miller in that area, so with Ray poised for a great year, and if Gotsis lives up to his nickname, we could possibly vie for the most sacks for a team this Season. Now, wouldn’t that be fun to watch? And the No Fly Zone should be tighter with better production up front as teams with long situations for a First Down may try risky plays, which could lead to more picks too. A stronger Offense which won’t weigh down the Defense nearly as much could lead to a surprisingly better season than most of the Sports pundits believe, though Sports Illistnate predicted the Broncos to go 11-5, but miss the playoffs. I predict anywhere between 10-12 wins, largerly, to an improved Offense. So learn those Playbooks inside and out Broncos and work really hard to be the best players you can be and lead Worldwide Broncos Country on another wonderfull Magic Carpet ride, Enjoy this OTA and your time off between them and the MiniCamp. Stay in great shape, lifting on your own, stay discipled and know that will pay dividends down the road to another great and enjoyable Season! And Ray Jackson, Director of Player Personality paid tribute to the fact that Broncos Country spans the Globe, so no matter where you are, you are respected and part of the Best Fans in the NFL. GO,GO Broncos, Broncos Country loves you all and is Squarley Behind Your Back Always, we got your Six!!!

Vance Joseph Says Broncos Running Back Competition Wide Open for 2017

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Friday for the first time that his running backs are in an open competition for the starting job, just like his quarterbacks are, the the Associated Press reports. The difference is that his primary ball carrier won’t get the vast majority of snaps.

“The running back position, you need two or three guys who can carry the load. It’s no longer a one-guy position. So, I’m excited to have Jamaal, C.J., Book, even De’Angelo in the mix there. It’s a good group. It’s going to be competitive and that’s the way it should be,” Joseph said.

The Broncos’ holdovers are C.J. Anderson, who missed the last half of last season with a torn meniscus in his right knee, and Devontae Booker, who never really hit his stride as a rookie while making his way back from two knee surgeries.

GM John Elway added De’Angelo Henderson of Coastal Carolina in the sixth round of the draft and free agent Jamaal Charles , who is coming off two injury-filled years that led to his release from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Also on the roster are fullbacks Andy Janovich and Juwan Thompson and veteran newcomer Bernard Pierce, a fifth-year veteran who has appeared in 52 regular-season games with the Ravens and Jaguars but missed last season with a torn hamstring while with the Jets.

Charles, the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher, signed a one-year, $1 million deal with Denver for his comeback.

While Charles will vie for a featured role, the Broncos are going to take it easy with him over the summer.

“He’s been a great player for a long time in this league in our division. He’s been injured the last couple of years, so it’s our goal to get Jamaal healthy. And if he’s healthy, he’s going to provide a spark and an element of speed that we needed as far as being an explosive offense,” Joseph said prior to serving as the keynote speaker at the 19th annual John Lynch Salute The Stars awards luncheon .

“We’re hoping to get Jamaal full speed by training camp. He’s going to obviously rehab and have time to get healthy the entire OTAs and the entire summer. So, our goal for Jamaal is to have him on the field during training camp.”

Other Bronos Happenings

The eight draft players will attend the Rookie Orientation May 11th-13th. They will get their playbooks, get aquainted with their Coaches, getting their nutritinal indivual plans, and arrange housing and moving their families in. Then 9 days of working out with strengthening and rehab for those who need it like Jake Butts and Chad Kelly. Then OTAs start up on May 23rd with workouts and other OTAs until June 8th.Then time off until a Mandantory MiniCamp June 13th-15th, then they off until Camp in Late July. Any time off until that MiniCamp they will do workouts at Dove Valley and digging into their playbooks which are on IPads.
Other News is that they resigned Billy Winn, DE. And released 3 players who were Future Players until their release,and expect more paring of the roster as time goes on. And John Elway revamped his Scouting Staff, with the promotion of Tom Heckert to Senior Personnel Advisor. Then Heckarts former Personal Assistant moved into Heckerts former job as Director of Pro Personal. Then Elway promoted Brian Stark, with 6 years with the Broncos Scouts was promoted to Director of College Scouting, with his Generals are Nick Shiralli as Eastern Head Scout, Damon Mougey as Western Head Scout and Bryan Chesin as MidWest Head Scout. And great news is that Pro Football Focus rated the Broncos as Most Improved Team in the AFC West. Pro Football Focus is the most respected rator in all of NFL Football. And this is contratory to all the other rators in the media, so take it to the bank, it is Absolutely True. So put that in your Pipes Pete Prisco and the rest of the so called experts! GO, GO Broncos, and keep a chip on your shoulders and make the unbelievablys respect you the on the hard place on the field. Keep working hard Broncos and respect Iron Sharpens Iron because there is a lot of competion at positions, in fact more this season than I can recall in many years. At QB, At RB, At WR,at both lines and the starting ILB opposite Brandon Marshall. And the competition of backups in all those areas. The only place there wont be competition for starters is the NoFly Zone, but Backups for those guys will be fierce. So I wont do a projection of the depth chart until Camp starts and a couple preseason games are played. Broncos, remember Broncos Country is fully behind you and we are All United in Orange !!!

Broncos Ink Former Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles to a One-Year Deal

The Broncos have inked former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Charles had his physical and came back and agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million, Rapoport added per a source.

The Broncos were in need of a running back to complement C.J. Anderson after trading Kapri Bibbs to San Francisco in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2018 draft.

Last year’s fourth-round pick, Devontae Booker, was a disappointment as a rookie, averaging a scant 3.5 yards per on 174 carries.

“I always wanted to play for Denver,” Charles said Tuesday. “I still feel like I can still play ball.”

Former Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles to Visit Broncos on Tuesday

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles knows the Broncos all too well, but now may be their next running back, as he will have a sit down with the AFC West foes of the Chiefs on Tuesday.

If Charles passes a physical and the Broncos’ medical staff gives a favorable prognosis, the expectation is for the Broncos and Charles to try to close out a contract for the veteran running back.

Charles, 30, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in October 2015, played in just three games last season because of pain in his knees. He had just 12 rushing attempts for the season before the Chiefs put him on injured reserve in November.

He had arthroscopic surgery on both knees, which prompted the move to injured reserve. The Chiefs could have activated Charles and moved him to the active roster for their final regular-season game, but they chose not to.

They then released him after season’s end. Charles also tore his left ACL in 2011, so the Broncos’ medical staff will likely be a big voice in the decision. But the Broncos are poised to try to sign Charles, as a situational player, if they get a favorable medical report.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway and coach Vance Joseph have made no secret they are looking for more potential big-play pop at running back. Their projected No. 1 back at the moment — C.J. Anderson — is coming off knee surgery, while Devontae Booker had a productive rookie season.

Post Draft Musings

Well, all the hobhad and hoopla of the draft is over, I think it was a very good draft overall. They had 10 picks going into the draft and came out with 8 choices and a 4th Round pick. We picked up three speedy young men, two recievers, Carlos Henderson out of La.Tech and Isihia McKenzie out of Georgia, and a running back DeAngola Harris, that can all catch the ball in traffic and evade and bust tackles to pick up extra yards after the catch. And they have the ability to be returners and be excellent Special Team Players. And a steal of a TE in Jake Butt out of Michigan. He likewise has great hands and catches the ball well and can pick up a lot of yardage after the catch too. And is a great Blocker, so he could turn into a Three Down TE over time. So some more really good tools for whoever wins the now three way battle, though Mr. Irelivant QB won’t be ready until late preseason, that is Chad Kelly out of Ole Miss and nephew of Jim Kelly. At his best, he is very good, but he knows he has to have his head scewed on straight and tight and keep it that way with some baggage he has in the past. He would have been a Round 1 or 2 choice without that. And it was the validation of his Uncle that reassured Elway to pick him, He probably has the highest ceiling of the 3 QB, but he has to prove that on the field for the Broncos Offensive Coaching Staff and Head Coach Joseph. And we picked up a whale of an Offensive Left Tackle in Garette Bolles out of Utah. Big and strong with good feet and athletic ability and some nastiness, he is the most ready LT Rookie to plug in and play. Of course he will have to prove it too, but my gut tells me he will start and excell and answer the biggest question mark the team had. Now the question moves to RG, but my gut also tells me Max Garcia will retain his Starting Position,
So I think our Offensive Line will be:
LT Garette Bolles
RG Ronald Leary
OC Matt Paradis
RG Max Garcia
RT Merileck Watson
Hopefully they gel fast and if so they will be a heck of an inprovement from last years Line. And if so we would have a great Running Game and that would open up the Passing Game. And more movement of the chains and much improved Red Zone performance. And more scoring of course. But it all revolves on better Line Performance, so the sooner they gel, the better. And all of this would let the World Class Defense get more rest, which would lead to more ability to attack more and create Sacks and Turnovers. And they added two players to the Defense. DE DeMarcus Walker from Florida State and Brendan Langley out of Lamar. Of the two, Walker probably will play more in the Defensive Line. He is very quick and could be a good run defender who can also collapse the Pocket or Penetrate and get or cause sacks. I think he will be an impact player this season. Langley is a good sized CB, but is a little raw and needs to be refined in the No Fly Zone, but no better teachers and mentors than Harris, Talib and Robey. So he will mainly get his feet wet in nickle and dime formations.
I think this will be a much more fun season than last years for the players, coaches and Staff and Huge Broncos Country that spans the World. They also have signed 11 UDFAs. They are:
Deon Hollins OLB UCLA
Orion Stewart DB Baylor
Jamal Carter S Miami
Tyrique Jarrett DT Pittsburgh
Shakir Soto DE Pittsburgh
Kyle Slater QB Northern Colorado
Josh Banderis LB Nebraska
Erik Austell OL Charleston Southern
Anthony Nash WR Duke
Marcus Rios CB UCLA
Ken Ekanem DE Virginia Tech
So GO,GO Broncos and work real hard and start to get ready for a Tough Schedule, but you are tough too, so the tougher you are more mentally is often the winning factor. Get in really good shape and Broncos Country is Squarely behind you United in Orange!!!

A Rundown of All the Denver Broncos 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Broncos 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 1, Pick 20 (No. 20 overall)

Garett Bolles, OT, Utah: Howard would have been tough to turn down had he made it one more spot. This, however, is where the Broncos always appeared to be headed in Round 1. The only real mystery was which tackle they would choose here in an attempt to fix their O-line. Bolles will be old for a rookie, but he also should be penciled in as Denver’s Day One starter on the left side, with Donald Stephenson and Menelik Watson battling it out on the right. Bolles’s ability on the move will give him a chance to be an elite run blocker within the Denver scheme.? GRADE: B+

Round 2, Pick 19 (No. 51)

DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State: The Broncos were not good enough up front on offense last year, so they took Garett Bolles in Round 1. And they were pushed around too much on defense, too, which makes Walker’s presence a strong addition. He can play end in a 3–4, and he’d also help the transition should Denver utilize more 4–3 post-Wade Phillips.? Grade: B

Round 3, Pick 18 (No. 82)

Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech: Denver wanted to add a playmaker in this draft, it was just a matter of when the move would come. Here, the Broncos may have outdone themselves, if Henderson is as shifty an NFL receiver as he was in college. At minimum, he’s a TD threat every time he returns a kick or punt.? Grade: A

Round 3, Pick 37 (No. 101)

Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar:
A 4.4 speed guy with 6-foot height, Langley checks off those important NFL cornerback boxes. Beyond that, this might have been a round early for Langley considering how raw he is—the Broncos have enough DBs to afford him development time, but it could be a while before he’s ready to contribute on a regular basis. Grade: C

Round 5, Pick 1 (No. 145) Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

Round 5, Pick 29 (No. 172) Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia

Round 6, Pick 19 (No. 203) De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina

Round 7, Pick 35 (No. 253) Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss

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