Feeling is that Broncos Will Bring Back Soon to Be FA QB Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler

The “feeling” around Denver is that the Broncos will try to re-sign impending free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

Osweiler gave back his starting job to Peyton Manning after some lackluster performances late in the season but did start seven games for the Broncos in 2015 and was a major factor in the team securing the No.1 seed in the AFC. With Manning likely to retire after Super Bowl 50 and the Broncos unnlikely to want to pay him $19 million or eat his $21.5 million cap hit even if he decides to play another season, the Broncos really have no other viable alternatives to Osweiler.

The only other quarterback on the roster is 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian, there are few other attractive alternatives in free agency, and this is considered a weak QB draft class. The 25-year-old Osweiler has spent four seasons as the understudy to a first ballot Hall-of-Famer-it truly is time now for the Broncos to become Osweiler’s team.

Kubiak Talks About Ryan Murphy Being Questioned in Prostitution Sting

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak talked about how the situation surrounding practice squad safety Ryan Murphy, who was sent home two days after being questioned by San Jose police as part of a prostitution sting.

“There’s disappointment, yeah, but it’s been dealt with and we’re moving on,” Kubiak told media today.

“I’m disappointed for the young man, but we’re focused on what we have to do football-wise.”

Murphy was a 7th round pick of the Seahawks in 2015, and the 23-year old was cut by Seattle at the end of the preseason and signed to Denver’s practice squad in early November.

Super Bowl Week

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After enduring a minor bus accident, the Broncos have been in a whirlwind of media events. Monday night they went through Super Bowl Opening Night, which was formerly Media Day. It was a crazy day as fans are permitted to attend. And for them, I was impressed with their relaxed but focused demeanors. And the same today when only the media were able to have timed interview times.

Today I watched Dave (Logans) & Susy’s show and Ed Limbaugh’s show that the Broncos app was streaming. They were both excellent and the latter show had Kordell Stewart who played QB for the Buffs and then several years in the NFL. He now has a radio show that fans of any Pro or College team can get broadcasts. So now fans of Broncos Country who would rather listen to the local Denver radiocasts can listen to it on the app that is available in the Google Playstore and probably in Apple I-os too. The app’s name is Tunein. And I watched the Broncos media broadcast and player interviews from this am. So a pretty busy day in Broncodom for me. This team looks so much more relaxed and focused than the team two years ago before their SuperBowl fiasco.They start Practice tomorrow after another round of media interviews at 9:00 am, so now they get to concentrate on more of the football side of the week. Coach Kubiak feels they were really sharp last week in practice, so said this week would probably be shorter in length. I think they have a great chance to win if they can keep the Panthers from a quick start and score tds in the redzone instead of fieldgoals. And I think that it will probably be a low scoring game and getting to 24 points would probaly win the game. So Go, Go Broncos, finish your preparations for the game and get ‘er done on Sunday with a big huge SuperBowl win for yourselves, the organization and worldwide Broncos Country!!!

Elway Says Fox Firing Was Good for Both Sides; Likes The Job Kubiak Has Done

John Elway wasn’t gloating, but business is business. Replacing John Fox with Gary Kubiak seems to have made the difference, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“This is why we made the decision,” the Broncos’ general manager said Monday at “Super Bowl Opening Night” at SAP Center. “This was the idea — to get better and get past the first round.

“We had a good regular season, but struggled in the first round. So the idea, the goal — what our owner wants — is to win a championship. That’s why the decision was made last year to go in a different direction. And Gary’s done a tremendous job.”

For the record, the Broncos actually got past the first round in two of Fox’s four seasons — beating the Steelers with Tim Tebow in the 2011 postseason and beating the Chargers and Patriots to reach the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning in the 2013 postseason. The blowout loss to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII and last year’s home loss to the Colts changed the perception.

But Elway doesn’t think the Broncos’ performance this season should reflect poorly on Fox, who has been to the Super Bowl twice in his career, but lost both times.

“I think John did a great job when he as here — there’s no question,” Elway said. “He won four AFC West championships, so he did a tremendous job.

“It just got to the point where … it was kind of like we talked about [after the change was made], it was a mutual parting of the ways. He decided that he wanted to go in a different direction and we said, ‘That’s fine, we’ll go in this direction, too.’ I think it worked out for both sides.”

Lady Gaga to Kickoff the Super Bowl with the National Anthem

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Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The NFL told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Panthers will take on the Broncos.

Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin will perform in American Sign Language during the national anthem.

Super Bowl 50 will air on CBS, and halftime show performers include Coldplay and Beyonce.

SuperBowl Musings

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The Broncos arrived in San Francisco last evening with most of the preparations done before they even boarded the buses. They practiced like they would play last weekend. They know they are on a business trip with only one goal, to win the Broncos Third SuperBowl. Tonight is the zoo of Media Night. And they did some of the Ritz and Glitz before they left when CBS pulled into town with Production Trucks. They filmed each player with highlights projected on a 10 foot tall screen behind them, that they will show in the long leadup to the game. I haven’t seen what they set as curfew time, but I will bet it wasn’t the 9:00 pm that Peyton suggested. And this time, they took all the guys on IR and all the employees in the Organization, which is a really cool thing for them to do. Plus they practiced in the padded practice Thursday with noise generated at Peyton’s request. So quite different this time around. And they really have a great Focus on their jobs this week and that is a very good thing indeed. I think that was what they lost in that dreadful performance three seasons ago against the SeaHawks. And Vernon Davis arrived for this SuperBowl to his old stomping ground on his Birthday, so he will feel right at home in that Stadium and hopefully can perform well and help the Broncos to win.

Now getting to the Football, on O they need to establish the running game early in the game and Peyton needs to be a great Field General with no turnovers. A lot of short and medium passes should loosen up the running game and use up clock. And they need to put the ball in the Endzone when they reach the Red Zone. We have a great kicker in McManus, but we dont want him kicking a lot of field goals Sunday. And altering the tempo should help establish good drives too. On D, they just need to turn it up a notch or two and slow down Cam, and limit big plays from him. And keeping the running game of Jonathon Stewart and Mike Tolbert down would go a long way towards a win, as the three medium quality recievers they have, our CBs should be able to cover well. Their X factor will be TE Greg Olson who, while not a brute like Gronk, is very athletic and runs good routes, so our LB and Safety’s will need to limit big plays from him. On Special Teams, we need Collquit to keep on helping win the the field position war like he did last week and the rest just need to use good judgement and avoid penalties. They had a great week against the Pats and we need another one this week. And if they keep their Focus and Concentration up during this week and through the game, and bring their A games to bear, and do well in the above areas, they can and should win this SuperBowl. So, GO, GO Broncos prepare and play well and return that Lombardi to Denver. You have taken Broncos Country, which is squarely behind you, on a wonderful Magic Carpet Ride this season, so continue it on 7 more days to Football Nirvana!!!

NFL Conducting Investigation of Broncos QB Peyton Manning

The NFL says it is conducting a comprehensive review of allegations that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had human growth hormone delivered to his house, the AP reports.

There’s no timetable to complete the investigation, but it’s not expected before the Denver plays Carolina in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy says the inquiry, which began weeks ago, involves reviews of records, interviews and coordination with other agencies.

Al Jazeera reported last month that an intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic was secretly recorded suggesting that Manning’s wife received deliveries of HGH, which is banned by the league. Manning, then with the Colts, was rehabbing from shoulder surgeries.

The intern, Charles Sly, has since recanted his story.

Broncos To Wear White in Super Bowl – There’s a Very Good Reason Why

The Broncos have announced their color for their jersey for Super Bowl 50 in under two weeks in San Francisco.

Wondering the reason as to why? Here’s a pretty simple one:

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