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» Biggest concern of Oz after his first start. Rather typical of young QBs. Will be a factor tonight.

Nov 29, 2015 - 7:17 PM - by Broncoknight30
It is something that so many QBs in the NFL have such a hard time with too. It is what makes Brady so good. It has been what made Peyton Manning so dynamic. For years, the worst thing you could do to Manning was blitz him. They welcomed it. Same with Brady. Look at his stats when a team rushes 5 or more at him.

Brady (Manning also for years) would know exactly where to go with the ball when a blitzer comes in. Almost automatic for them. That, is not an easy skill. Requires a lot of study, and poise etc etc. It is rare for a QB to have that. Bottom line with Brady (and Manning for years) was if you could not provide pressure (especially up the middle) with FOUR RUSHERS, they would carve the defense apart. The kryptonite for Brady is pressure up the middle. Typically, it is rather hard to execute that kind of pressure. That NASCAR Giants pass rush for example was the perfect defense against him. They were a 4-3 look. The other way to put him under pressure is if you are fortunate enough to give him blitz looks (zone blitzing) that he is not prepared for. The 3-4 gives more possibilities as far as versatility with disguises.

I was watching some highlights of Oz and they showed a few times where Oz did not see the clear hot read when the Bears blitzed him. A few times he took the sack and other times he threw to a covered WR etc. Rest assured, Belichick has seen that. I doubt the Pats will even try to disguise blitzes. If Oz wants to develop and get to that level, he will need to be able to identify the pressure and know precisely where to go. That, sounds a lot easier said than done. That is my biggest concern tonight and going forward.
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» London, Denver may be contingencies for Kroenke if LA falls through

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:49 PM - by Denver Native (Carol)
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is fixated on moving his franchise to Los Angeles for 2016, and the prospect of remaining in St. Louis for any extended period of time does not appeal to him. Should he lose out to the Chargers and Raiders on the rights to the LA market, the league knows it would have to work actively to find other solutions for Kroenke, which could include possibly London or Denver, according to league sources.

Kroenke already has business interests in England, and he owns the powerful London-based soccer club Arsenal, which has lavish training grounds and world-class facilities. Colorado serves as Kroenke's base, and his family already has extensive sports interests there as well, owning the Nuggets and Avalanche. The future ownership makeup of the Broncos is very much in doubt when long-term patriarch Pat Bowlen passes on.

For his part, Kroenke has not considered options outside of Los Angeles, and sources close to him say that while they have heard chatter regarding other potential fall-back plans from the league's perspective, it's not something the owner has actively mulled or taken part in.
rest - http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/...-falls-through

Not one time has it been reported locally that "the future ownership makeup of the Broncos is very much in doubt when long-term patriarch Pat Bowlen passes on." It has always been stated that ownership of the Broncos would remain in the Bowlen family.
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» Broncos Gameday Thread: Broncos vs Patriots 11/29/15

Nov 29, 2015 - 3:14 AM - by sneakers
Complete the following:

If the Broncos win today, ________________________

Go Broncos!

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» Bill Belichick and Ted Thompson had the balls to do it.

Nov 28, 2015 - 4:42 AM - by Broncoknight30
Let us just assume for just one moment that Oz continues to operate the offense efficiently. Is it really prudent to go back to the QB that the offense was stagnant and inconsistent with?

When Bill Belichick decided to stick with Tom Brady over Drew Bledsoe in 2001, many Pats fans were upset with Belichick over how he treated Bledsoe. Belichick was criticized in the media too and that included veterans who thought Bledsoe should have been treated better. If you think Belichick knew Brady was going to turn into this hall of fame, "all time great" who would guide the team to 6 SBs and 4 rings, then you would be crazy. All he knew at the time was the offense was responding to Brady. He chose to do what was the unpopular thing and he chose correctly.

Very similar situation with Favre and Rodgers. Favre was going back and forth with what he wanted to do as far as retirement. Rodgers was in his last year in 2008. The Packers had no clue what they had in Rodgers, as far as game conditions. Pretty sure they had a pretty decent idea as far as what they saw in practice. Ted Thompson made the very unpopular decision in getting rid of Favre.

Now, I am not saying Oz is gong to be Brady or Favre. My contention is if the offense continues to respond to Oz and IF he is efficient, then Kubiak/Elway will need to make a similar decision in my estimation. If that means cutting him loose and enduring the wrath of ignorant fans who refuse to accept Manning is not going to operate an offense that Kubiak will not be running, or the veterans now in the media who get offended then so be it. I for one would be behind them 100% if they make that decision (especially if the offense continues to respond and balance is established with Oz.)
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» 5 Reasons Broncos beat the Patriots

Nov 27, 2015 - 4:38 PM - by Northman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There was a time when the Denver Broncos fared pretty well against the New England Patriots in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.As in 2001-06 when the Broncos were 5-1 against the Patriots, including a playoff win in the divisional round following the 2005 season. But times change, and between 2008 and last season the Broncos are 2-6 against New England.

And with the Patriots 10-0 as they arrive in Denver for this Sunday night’s game and the Broncos sitting at 8-2, what happens in Sports Authority Field at Mile High will have a lot to say about what this year’s AFC playoff bracket will look like.

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» I know I don't need it...

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:31 PM - by aberdien
but I want it

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» God Bless You Sister Monique!

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:48 AM - by NightTrainLayne

With joy far bigger than the disease relentlessly attacking her tiny body, a Denver nun crafted her bucket list. Just one time, she wanted to ride in a helicopter. But, most of all, Sister Monique Vredeveld dreamed of leading the Broncos in prayer.

Little miracles happen. The nun's fondest football wish was granted. But fewer than 36 hours after the Broncos generously invited her to meet the team at practice, Sister Mo had to take another call. Heaven was on Line 1 and could not wait.

Before Vredeveld got the chance to bless receiver Demaryius Thomas, quarterback Peyton Manning and the gridiron heroes who made this feisty 88-year-old nun cheer with every ounce in her 85-pound frame on an NFL Sunday, she succumbed to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. . . .
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» Von Miller is being held and hindered, yet remains undeterred

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:44 AM - by Denver Native (Carol)
No team has seen its opponents called for fewer holding penalties than the Broncos. But Miller isn't letting it rankle him.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- At this point, the surprise will be when an official's flag does fly as Von Miller gets held by an opposing blocker.

Holding is a standard part of trying to keep Miller out of the backfield. Such penalties are often left uncalled; as anyone who watches enough football knows, not every holding infraction is going to end in a flag.

But it's slightly unusual that the Broncos have seen their opponents whistled for fewer offensive holding penalties than anyone else in The league. There have been just five holding penalties called for opponents grabbing Broncos defenders this season; one of them was declined and another was part of offsetting penalties.

That's an average of 0.5 holding penalties called against Broncos opponents per game. According to NFLPenalties.com, each team is called for an average of 3.46 offensive holding penalties per game, so it seems a bit unfathomable that Broncos foes have been whistled so few times.
rest, plus videos
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» Broncos Cody Latimer Strikes A Pose For 8-Year-Old Pal

Nov 26, 2015 - 11:44 AM - by Denver Native (Carol)
DENVER (CBS4) – Cody Latimer waited a season-and-a-half for his first career touchdown, but when he found the end zone last weekend against the Bears, he knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate.

“We did the pose,” said 8-year-old Carson Cline, mimicking the arms-crossed pose he did with Latimer a few days before the game. “And (Cody) said that would be his new touchdown pose.”

“Guess what happened at the game?” Carson proudly asked CBS4’s Mark Haas this week. “He made the TD and he actually did that (pose) at the game.”
rest - plus video and photo
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» Just want to wish you all a great Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:21 PM - by Northman
Hope you all enjoy the holiday with your friends, families, and loved ones. \m/
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» Christian Ponder signs with Denver.

Nov 25, 2015 - 2:15 PM - by Ravage!!!
Didn't see this posted anywhere, thought it worth at least mentioning.

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» Brock is AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:49 AM - by iLands
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» ESPN playoff machine now live

Nov 25, 2015 - 9:50 AM - by VonDoom
Have fun concocting crazy scenarios. I was trying to figure out if the Chiefs could catch us if they win out and we both finish 11-5. Now I'll see how how of a seed I can get the Jaguars.

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» Four former Broncos named 2016 HOF semifinalists

Nov 24, 2015 - 11:04 PM - by VonDoom
Four former Broncos—RB Terrell Davis, S Steve Atwater, S John Lynch, LB Karl Mecklenburg—have once again been named as semifinalists for a Pro Football Hall of Fame class, repeating the results of 2015.

Cornerback Ty Law, a Bronco for a year, also was selected as a semifinalist.

Out of 108 nominees, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee whittled the list down to 25 players. Only six of the 25 are defensive players, meaning half of the list spent significant portions of their career in Denver, and four of the six spent at least a year in Denver.

This marks Davis' 10th year as a semifinalist, Atwater's fifth, Lynch's fourth and Mecklenburg's fifth.

The list will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists on Jan. 5, and the Class of 2016 will be selected on Jan. 31, 2016.

These four former Broncos have the potential of joining already-enshrined teammates quarterback John Elway (2004), tackle Gary Zimmerman (2008), running back Floyd Little (2010) and tight end Shannon Sharpe (2011).
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» Manning Out Two More Weeks

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:53 PM - by TimHippo
Will miss next two games.
Christmas for Yashi and the Philippines.

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