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.

Peyton Manning Fights Back Tears in Announcing His Retirement From the NFL

Saying the time was right, an emotional Peyton Manning thanked former teammates, coaches, family, friends and opponents Monday as he ended his historic NFL career, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

After taking a few moments to compose himself, Manning opened his remarks to a packed meeting room with a recollection of his first pass, first touchdown and first game as a pro. And he recalled meeting Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas during that rookie season.

“I had a chance to shake Johnny Unitas’ hand and he said ‘Peyton you stay at it,'” Manning said. “Well, I have stayed at it, I stayed at it for 18 years. And I hope old No. 19 is up there, with his flattop and maybe his black high-tops on and I hope he knows that I have stayed at it.

“There’s just something about 18 years, 18 is a good number and today I retire from pro football.”

In just under 13 minutes Manning tried to thank two NFL cities, two franchises, hundreds of teammates, opponents, family as well as the University of Tennessee. And he tried sum up his 18 NFL seasons, five MVP awards, two Super Bowl wins and a pile of records. Manning acknowledged his former teammates, coaches and family.

And he even signed off with an “Omaha.”

State of the Broncos.

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As you know, they are at the NFL Combine, at which they get a better look at this years draft players. The needs of the Broncos are Offensive Line, Defensive Line, especially if Malik Jackson and Sylvester Williams opt for free agency and do not resign. And another area of concern is at Inside Linebacker, where Danny Trevethan is an unrestricted free agent. Brandon Marshall is a restricted free agent and we may lose him. If we do they will need to resign Marshall and Todd Davis showed enough improvement this season and could take over Trevathons position. They are negotiating with Von Miller, but may have to use the Franchise tag on him if they cannot work out a long term contract with Von. And we will probably see Peyton either retire or sign with another team like the Rams, who have expressed interest in signing him. So they are also negotiating with Brock and Sieman will be his backup and he has enough talent to keep Brock looking over his shoulder. That said I think they will draft a QB,LB, OL, DL and a RB as they could lose Ronnie Hillman to Free Agency. They have 9 draft picks with 2 in the Third Round and two 7th rounders. So they have some fire power to move up from the 32nd position in the First Round if someone should fall to them like Shane Ray did last Draft. And they will draft best Player available. So what round they will draft for those five needs is up in the air. And Free agency is before the Draft so we will have to see who Elway signs to fill any of those needs too. And Free Agency is what they will tackle next when they get back to Denver as well as solidify their Draft Board from the Combine. So Go Go Broncos and get some great players to make this team a more balanced team with the Offense improving enough to give our Outstanding Defense more breaks next season!!!

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