Broncos proceedings.

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First of all, Peyton will be back after restruction of his contract and taking his physical , the announcement probably coming early this week. We will know later today or by tomorrow if they will put the Frachise Tag on Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas, or announce a long term contract for him.
Free Agency will start soon and I will not get into individual prospects until news arises about them. Only then will I analyze them and what they can bring to the Broncos. The pace of visits should increase very soon, so stay tuned. We already had a veteran Tight End in for an interview who left without a contract. So Tight End is a definite need area. Others are both Lines, Offense, I see them resigning Will Montgomery at Center who graded well and stop the carousel of Centers for Peyton. So Left Guard is open if they cannot resign Orlando Franklin and Right Tackle is also a concern. This is one position I will talk about, because signing Brian Bulaga would more than solve that problem. On D-Line, if they lose Pot Roast, there are several possible replacements that would offer comparable performance at a better price. At Free Safety, there are not that many suitable replacements if Rahim Moore is not resigned, so it’s a definite possibility that they could move Kayvon Webster to that position. Also they will probably draft a good one to groom for depth. They also need depth in Wide Receiver if Wes Welker is not resigned. There are definite possibilities in free agency and the draft is deep at that position, so they could draft one in the middle rounds. So anyway look for Demaryius and Peyton news early this week and official free agency will continue and ensue for Restricted Free Agency in just over a week from now. So Go Go Elway and the Broncos and solve the needs well for a great year seeking that Lombardi!!!

Bits and pieces!

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Please ignore all that media hysteria about Peyton. In otherwords, just R-E-L-A-X. The Broncos want him back and he wants to come back. So just be patient. And now the Combines are over, including the regional one in Denver, the Broncos can get ready for the upcoming free agency period where Mr. Elway is the master of, and start working on their Big Board for the Draft. So in short order, we will see who they will keep of the Broncos free agents and which ones they will let taste free agency with other teams. Needs are OL, DL, TE and Safeties so we will see what free agents are brought in to plug into those areas in free agency and hopefully then they can use their 10 draft picks to get impact players that can contride quickly. They already have a veteran TE scheduled for a visit and the pace of who else they will bring in for visits will speed up quickly. So get the solid players we need, Elway, in free agency and the draft and Go Go, Broncos and take us on another fabulous quest for the Lombardi!!!

Peyton’s Decision .

Peyton Manning Will SOon Meet With Doctors on his neck check up

Peyton told Elway he is 100% prepared physically and mentally to play the 2015 season when they met yesterday. So the ball is in Elway’s court to sew it up,though Peyton still has to pass a physical exam which he said he is not concerned about it. So it looks like if Manning can get that physical pretty quickly they can get Peyton on board by the Combines next week or shortly afterward. I sure hope it is sooner than lately after all the enui we all have experienced, first with the Coaches, now with Peyton and further down the pike, Demaryius and Julia being signed or franchise tagged. So at least we know he is okay to go, so that is great news. Go, Go Broncos and have a fantastic 2015 season!

Peyton returns to Denver.

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Joe Ellis got on the Broncos plane and went and brought Peyton back to Denver. We know he sat down and talked a good while with John Elway. Gary Kubiack was in the building during that time but no news that he talked to Peyton today, but it was probably likely. So the next chapter of the story is playing out. I told you that Elway and the team wanted him back and Dennison and Kubiack were looking forward to his return when he was ready to talk and he was today. They will probably get together tomorrow too as Peyton just returned to his home in Denver after this initial meeting. But it is encouraging that the concerned parties sat down to talk today!

Miscellaneous Musings.

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Now that the Coaching teams have been settled, the next thing on their agenda is the Players Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Feb. 17-23. They have six draft slots and probably will receive 4 more for a total of 10. Measurables are the focus in Indianapolis, so hopefully they can identify the 10 who can come in make an impact. The first focus will be on the Offensive Right Tackle and another interior player, probably at the Center position. If they can sign free agent Brian Bruganle to step in at the RT, all they need is a starting Center and depth at the other positions. Because we have a healthly Ryan Clady at Left Tackle, Orlando Franklin at Left Guard, Louis Vasquez back at his normal Right Guard and hopefully Bruangle at Right Tackle. And with the zone blocking to be installed,they will love it and stay healthier.
Now to our free agents, of course Demaryius Thomas will be in negotiations with the Broncos. If they can’t get him signed to a long-term contract by the start of free agency they will certainly place the Frachise Tag on him. As far as Julius Thomas, they may sign him or let him explore free agency. The knock on him is his poor blocking, but the shift to zone blocking could see him improve his blocking skills. They also have several more free agents and I will inform you as any important negotions go on.
After the Scouting Combine is the Cap Space determination on Feb. 24th. Then free Agency runs from March 7-10, when agents of the un-resticted free agent players can negotiate contracts with teams up to 3:59:59 pm (E) on March 10th. That day at 4:00 pm is also the beginning of the League Year and all teams must be under their Salary Cap by that date. And at 4:00 pm that day total free agency starts. And April 30th to May 2nd the 2015 Player Draft will occur in Chicago for the very first time after being held in New York at Madison Square Gardens for decades.
Now, Peyton Manning is working out in New Orleans with a top-notch physical trainer who focuses on maintaining the late term players ability to perform at a high level. And he will sit down with Elway, Ellis, and Kubiack to start assimilating how their offensive system can fit with his abilities. He is not afraid of this change and it might take more of the pressure of him and his passing game as the running game should be very productive. It looks certain he will return, so that question mark should be past history in the very near future. And Wade Phillips is very thrilled with the quality of defensive players he will be able to mold in a top-notch Defense!
So Go, Go Broncos and start a very great season and go and sieze that Lombardi for all of Broncos Country!!!

Hong Kong Selects Broncos Cheerleaders To Represent The U.S. In This Year’s Chinese New Year Festivities

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Award-winning performance groups from around the globe will gather in Hong Kong to participate in this year’s Chinese New Year festivities. Last week, the Hong Kong Tourism Board announced its selection of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos Cheerleaders to represent the U.S. in the 20th annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year celebrations. This marks the first visit to China for the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. As part of the event, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will unveil a brand-new performance exclusive to the world-renowned Chinese New Year Parade.

“The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders are thrilled to be selected by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to perform in the 20th annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year celebrations,” Director of Cheerleaders Shawna Peters said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our young squad to observe and learn about Chinese culture during one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the world. We are also excited for the chance to share some American customs with the residents of Hong Kong.”

On February 19th, Asia’s World City will transform into the world’s largest and internationally televised Chinese New Year celebration. Headlined by the award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade in Kowloon, and Chinese New Year Fireworks Display on the iconic Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong is set to welcome the “Year of the Goat” – the eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac symbolizing harmonious co-existence for 2015.

“Each year we’ve taken our annual Lunar New Year celebrations to new heights by delivering authentic, thrilling and unforgettable events unique to Hong Kong,” said Bill Flora, U.S. Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “This year is no different as we prepare to welcome thousands of international visitors to celebrate the sophistication and rich traditions that only Asia’s World City can offer. We can think of no better way to do this than with the NFL’s Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.”

The award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade kicks off Hong Kong’s festivities on the first day of Chinese New Year (February 19), bringing an extravagant procession of embellished floats and international performers to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Celebrating its 20th year with the theme “World Party! Sweet 20!” the Night Parade is set to feature an extensive roster of critically-acclaimed performances by world-renowned talent, including the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

Following the Broncos Cheerleaders Hong Kong debut, on February 19th, the celebration rolls on as Hong Kong’s annual Chinese New Year Fireworks display engulfs the breathtaking skyline of Victoria Harbour.

To learn more about Hong Kong’s 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration and obtain a complete schedule of events, visit the official Hong Kong Tourism Board website at www.DiscoverHongKong.com/USA.

New Coaches.

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Earlier today,the Broncos hired Wade Phillips to serve as the Defensive Coordinator. They also hired Brian Pariani to coach the Tight Ends. He seved as TE coach for the Broncos from 1995-2004, during which he coached both Shannon Sharpe and Dwayne Carswell. He also coached that position for Gary Kubiack in Baltimore last season. They have also hired Joe Woods, who coached the DBs for the Raiders in 2014, to coach the Defensive Backs. That should be the end of the coaches search, now the team and we can look forward to free agency, first on which Broncos free agents they want to resign, then who they bring in on free agency. Free agency kicks off in March and the draft which runs from April 30-May 2, in Chicago for the first time after being held in NYC at Madison Square Gardens for decades.
Also, John Lynch spent time with Peyton last week and said he will be totally amazed if Peyton does not return to the Broncos for the 2015 season. So the only thing that could derail that is his physical examination. So Go, Go Broncos and build a great team that can go and sieze the Lombardi!

Coaching Developments.

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Today, after yesterday’s Pro Bowl the Broncos made it official that Rick Dennison will serve as OC. They had to wait until the Ravens Coaches were done with that game to verify the hire. And they moved Clancy Barrone from Tight End Coach to Offensive Line Coach. Thirdly, they hired Reggie Herring as Linebacker Coach. He replaces Richard Smith and has most recently coached the Bears LBs. He also has worked as a coach for Gary Kubiack in Houston. Now the sesrch for a new DC should heat up this week. Their first choice is Vance Joseph, but they have to convince the Bengals owner to let Joseph interview for the position. Another candidate is Wade Phillips, who has experience with coaching for the Broncos and for Kubiack for the Texans. Another coach I think they should contact is Dick LaBeou, who resigned from the Steelers after being DC for them for many years. But expect a hire this week of one of these candidates or someone the Bronco will hopefully positively surprise us with. After that they will need to get down to brass tacks in analyzing the current Broncos free agents and who they want to keep and sign and those they will let test the free agent waters this Spring. And start getting their Big Board ready for the Draft at the end of April.So stay tuned for all of this starting this week and the near future. Go, Go Broncos and start the process of another run at the Lombardi!!!

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