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Due to some WordPress problems, havent been able to post for a while. Hoping they have been cleared up. As far as the Broncos, they are in OTA’s with a mandatory Mini-Camp scheduled Tuesday. There are some interesting competitions going on, so I will concentrate on those. But I just became aware that Aquid Talib was shot in the leg along with one others who were shot. He has been released from the Hospital Tuesday and it appears he will be not charged with anything, but we will have wait to see about that.
Now I will examine the competitions. The first you no doubt know about it. That is the three way battle for Starting QB. Mark Sanchez, Trevor Sieman and Paxton Lynch are getting equal reps in practice. Kubiack has said that this is the best way for one of them to stand out. The advantage with Sanchez is his experience. He has starred to struggling and everything between. But he has done everything to buy into the Broncos Culture which is very challenging. And he is fairly experienced with this type of offense. And he is holding on with his perfomance of the other two. Sieman is in his second year with the Broncos and knows the system best. And he is a pleasant surprise at how he has performed so far and don’t count him out of the competition so far. Finally Paxton is the QB of the future for the Broncos, the only question with him is how fast he gets the system and his footwork down. He is the prototype of the future for NFL QB’s. 6’7″ and a solidy built body. If he doesn’t emerge out of preseason, he very well could see action later in the season. So keep a good eye on this battle.

Secondly, the RB battle. They signed C.J Anderson to a long term contract, but Ronnie Hillman was signed to a one year contact. And you know that they drafted a RB too, who may be the steal of the draft. Devontae Booker is coming back from a knee injury, but it looks good for him by camp. Now to the others who may compete. Juwan Thompson was the 3rd string RB last season,now he can compete at FB in addition to RB and his special teams performance. They drafted a Fullback, from Nebraska, Andy Janovich, who had a good solid senior year. Now to Kapri Bibbs, who the offensive Staff have noticed his readiness to compete for a roster spot this season. On the Practice Squad two seasons, they asked him to be improved enough to viabley compete this year and they are impressed by his readiness. So it’ll be a great competion, but Ronnie may be a casualty if push comes to push, and they don’t have a lot of dead money in his contract. So keep a close eye on this too.

Now the Wide Recievers, Demaryus Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are great wide recievers, but Sanders can play in the Slot too. And Benny Fowler, Jordan Norwood, Jordan Taylor and Cody Latimer are the favorites for 3-6 slots. And if they keep six, there are several WR’s that could possibly break into this roster of WRs.

Now at TE, we have Vernon Greene who played well last season. And Jeff Heureman, healthy now after being IR last season, recoving from a knee injury. He was a high Draft pick in 2014 and has the tools to be a great TE. And Garret Graham was signed and played for Kubiack for the Texans.

Now, finally on the Offensive Line, the only starting postion in Matt Paridus at Center is returning. Now they signed Russell Okung for LT from the Seahawks, and Donald Stephenson,from the Cheifs to play RT And Max Garcia played a lot of reps last season at G. And Ty Sambrailo who also was on IR last season. So our OL starters will be these five, with Okung at LT, Sambrailo at RG , Paradis at OC, Garcia at RG and Stephenson at RT. And we have good depth in several players. So this OL will be much improved compared to last seasons OL.

Now to DL, we lost a great NT in Malick Jackson. But we have great players like Darius Kilgo and Sylvester Williams that can man that position. At DE, we have, Derek Wolfe, Kenny Anunike, Vance Walker and Shaquille Barrett, along with drafter Adam Gotsis, who has a great upside, who many compare to Derek Wolfe. So the Broncos have 7 great DL who will rotate this season.

At LB, we have four who can compare with the best in Von Miller and Demarcus Ware ( who may play mostly on 3rd Down passing situations) And Shane Ray and Shaquil Barret who are really good and will probably play mostly when DeMarcus is out. And we have good depth at that position too. Now at MLB we return Brandon Marshall to fill Danny Trevathon’s shoes at WSLB. At SSLB we have Todd Davis, Corey Nelson and Zaire Anderson, who impressed them through camp last year. Our LB’s compare very favorabley to the best in the NFL.

Now at DB, we have Aquid Talib and Chris Harris Jr. at the corners and Bradley Roby who played a lot in nickel formations. And Kayvon Webster at CB who has impressed in OTA’s. Plus we spent two draft choices to add depth at Safety in Will Parks and Justin Simmons who will join starters Dareus Stewart and T.J. Ward. So our DB are good in depth and would rank with best in the NFL.

Now on special teams, they drafted a Punter in Riley Dixon , who is really pushing Colquit in OTA’s.

Overall, I think they could be a better team than last years Super Bowl Championship team. Come on Broncos and take us on another exciting magic carpet ride to win another Super Bowl Championship for yourselves, the organization and World Wide Broncos Country!!!

Aquid Talid shot

Aqiud Talib has been shot, but has been released from the Hospital. Two others were also shot and it not clear what role Talib played in this, but he has not been charged with anything at this point.

New Season

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The Broncos are very busy for the draft which is only 9 days away. They just reported for physically training and don’t have a ton of needs in the roster. They return 9 starters on the D, but will have several new starters on O, at QB and the Offensive Line. But the situation at the OL is not really a weak reality. The OC position is filled with the return of Matt Paradis. They have signed high quality free agent OT, and have several strong candidates at the Guard position, so this may actually be a strength, compared to last years OL. They have plenty of depth there and eveyone of them now has experience with Zone Blocking, so expect more strength in our running game. Pass blocking will probably need a lot of reps in preseason to gel, but they all have pretty good upside ,so they just need to gel as a unit.

On D we have a hole at nose tackle and one ILB position, with the losses in free agency of Malick Jackson and Danny Trevative. But they do have players in those two areas that played well last year in Rotations and filling in for injuries, so I think the D will again be the best in the NFL.

Of course, the biggest need is QB with only Mark Sanchez and Trevor Sieman on the roster now. The Kap situation is still not settled. He has reported to strength training with the 49ers, but still wants a trade and the 49ers feel the same way. If the Broncos trade for him, it’ll be right before the draft or early the first day of the draft. Brian Hoyer was just released from the Texans and could also be a possibly and of course they may draft a QB in the draft. So just be patient a few more days and the QB competition could be a lot more clearer by then. They also recently added a couple free agent safeties to add depth to those positions.

So expect a team a lot more like last years Super Bowl Champions. The Offense should actually be better than last years, with an Offense geared to clock domination paired with a Lethal D and good special teams. So trust in Elway and Kubiack in putting that high quality team together to compete strongly for a repeat Super Bowl Championship. Go , Go Broncos and take Bronco Country on another exciting and thrilling Magic Carpet ride in the 2016 season!!!

Broncos Agree to Terms with Former Texans DE Jared Crick

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The Broncos have agreed to a two-year deal with former Texans defensive end Jared Crick, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

Crick, 26, started 31 of 32 games for the Texans over the past two seasons. The former fourth-round pick from Nebraska has made 5.5 career sacks, 146 tackles and 13 pass deflections over four seasons.

Crick, 6-foot-4, 285 pounds, spent his first two seasons with Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in Houston, so he should be familiar with their scheme. He also spent three years with Broncos defensive line coach Bill Kollar in Houston.

Offseason Moves!

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You know about what free agents have been signed. We only have two QBs signed on the team. There aren’t many possible free agents QBs available, but two possibilities are Brian Hoyer who has left the Texans team and Ryan Fitzgerald, who still is not signed to a new contract with the Jets, but the two sides would probably come to a contract. Now Hoyer would be a decent signing, as his performance for a very weak offense of the Texans was pretty good under the circumstances. So I would not be surprised at all if the Broncos went after him. With him and Trevor Sieman and Mark Sanchez would be a pretty good competion for the Broncos. And I fully expect them to draft a QB in the draft. Goff and Weintz are probably not going to be available, so some other possibilities are Cardalle Jones of Ohio State, Vernon Adams of Oregon and Kevin Hardy from Stanford, where Elway starred for them. They all are at least a year or two away from starting quality, but they are all intimidating prospects.

They also will probably draft an OL or two to build depth there. And they will also draft a RB, especially if Hillman signs with another team. On Defense, they will probably look at someone who could completing to help fill Malick Jackson’s defection. And Todd Davis will probably fill the SLB position, but they probably draft one there too. They have ten picks, so the other picks will probably the best player available. And you know the Broncos are great in singing UDFA’s who come in and make an impact for the team. So after the draft takes place, I think we will have a very good team put together. We only need an Offense that can run the ball well and pass well, without turning the ball over. And with C.J. resigned as a bell cow RB, so the other RB’s on the roster will compete to be the #2 and #3 positions. And dont forget Bibbs off the practice team, he has a lot of upside to him. And Hoyer and Sanchez have never had as many quality of offensive targets as the Broncos do. So please be patient, as the puzzle
pieces will be deftly handled by Elway. Go, Go braintrust of the Broncos and build another team that can highly compete for another Lombardi Trophy!!!

Kubiak Says Broncos Checking out RGIII as Possible Answer to QB Issues

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged Tuesday morning that the reigning Super Bowl champions, who have a rare opening at quarterback, have taken a long look at Robert Griffin III, Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post reports.

Speaking at the NFL owners meetings, Kubiak said the Broncos have evaluated Griffin and that the former Washington Redskins star continues to be part of Denver’s conversation for potential replacements to Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.

“[Griffin] is one of the free guys out there,” Kubiak said. “… He’s obviously been part of the conversation. We’ll see what happens; he’s a talented young man.”

Kubiak said he wouldn’t discuss whether the Broncos would bring Griffin in for a visit, but emphasized multiple times that Denver would be “patient” in filling out the quarterback depth chart. The New York Jets and Cleveland Browns also have been linked to Griffin this offseason.

Kubiak was asked what Griffin would potentially bring to the table as a player in the Broncos offense.

“He’s very athletic, moves around … another player who’s played in some big games,” Kubiak said. “Obviously he hasn’t played much in the last year and a half … but he’s still young, very young kid, all those things he’s got working for him.

Kubiak also dismissed the theory that since Griffin had a falling out with former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, the Broncos would not have interest in Griffin or that the former Heisman Trophy winner may be hesitant to consider Denver.

Kubiak was Shanahan’s offensive coordinator with the Broncos between 1995 and 2005.

“I don’t like hearing that,” Kubiak said. “We’re going to do our evaluations, evaluate every player that’s out there in free agency.”

DeMarcus Ware Agrees to Restructure Deal with Broncos

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DeMarcus Ware is staying in Denver, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

The nine-time Pro Bowl pass rusher has agreed to terms on a restructured contract with the Broncos, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source involved in the situation.

Ware received $2 million to sign, per Rapoport, with a chance to make up his entire $10 million salary based on incentives.

The restructured deal reflects the team’s new vision of Ware as a third-down edge rusher in 2016.

Broncos Acquire QB Mark Sanchez from the Eagles for a Conditional Draft Pick

With no viable starting QB’s on the roster, the Broncos are taking a chance on a former first-round QB, as today the team acquired former Jets and Eagles QB Mark Sanchez in exchange for a 2017 conditional draft pick.

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