The Texans' team bus pulled up to the Broncos headquarters at 10:06 a.m. today. With it, the number of feared NFL pass-rushers grew to four.
Von Miller. DeMarcus Ware. J.J. Watt. Jadeveon Clowney.
Sounds like fun, unless you're a quarterback. To protect the quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and the Broncos' quarterbacks are wearing blue jerseys....
Levi's Stadium, in two words:
The San Francisco 49ers built a palace. The 68,500-seat football mansion gets its NFL introduction today when the Niners host the Broncos in a preseason game. What's this place all about?
Everything. Levi's Stadium has everything, including a Super Bowl in 2016. Looking out from...
Here a flag, there a flag. Everywhere a flag.
(Broncos) orange and (Seahawks) lime clashed again. Yellow won. In a game that lasted almost four hours — what is this, Major League Baseball? — the officials assessed 25 penalties against Denver and Seattle. Flags flew until players were red in the face.
Outrage ensued: They’re ruining the game!...
Other than what I’ve seen from Broncos running back Juwan Thompson in training camp, I didn’t know much about him. I knew he went to Duke. I knew he entered Broncos camp as an undrafted free agent. I knew that every time I went on a radio show this week, I told the host to keep an eye out for Juwan Thompson, that he's got a chance, and I really...
Is it impossible to build a consistent winner at Coors Field?
That’s what I wrote here. It has been a longstanding theory of mine: In a game dominated by pitching, the Rockies can’t win consistently at a ballpark that swallows pitchers whole. The altitude isn’t going anywhere. To truly contend for division titles and beyond, the Rockies must...
Montee Ball is scheduled to undergo an appendectomy today.
But before predicting what will happen to the Broncos’ running game with the projected starter on the sideline, flash back to this time last year.
Ronnie Hillman entered training camp as the starting running back. Knowshon Moreno started Week 1.
C.J. Anderson emerged as a threat to...
At the moment, I'm looking around at the 40,000-plus inside Sports Authority Field for the Broncos annual summer scrimmage.
There are plenty of reasons why these diehards chose to spend a Saturday morning watching a game that doesn't count. The Broncos are very good again. The weather is fit for postcard. The preseason opener is only five...
Within the first week of training camp last year, we had a pretty good idea Julius Thomas would be a big part of the Broncos. Peyton Manning threw at his tight end often, whether it was down the seam, tip-toeing the sideline, even when Julius Thomas was in the Port-A-Potty.
Orange Julius was the breakout player. Every training...
I would miss the BART.
Friends don’t love the public transportation in the Bay Area. I do. In every business trip to Oakland and San Francisco, I’ve never needed a car. Hop off the plane. Hop on the train. In no more than 25 minutes, you’re there.
And, I suppose, that’s part of the problem. You’re there — in Oakland.
The U.S. men’s national team will be celebrated for its display in this World Cup. And that’s great. But when you nudge aside the patriotism and think clearly, this fact remains: The U.S. won one of four games.
FINAL: Broncos 24, Chargers 17. —Breathe. —Breathe again. —Keep breathing. —The Broncos will host the Patriots for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. The AFC championship is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. next Sunday. —More coverage coming later on Gazette.com. Broncos Gameday Live Report — Broncos 24, Chargers 17 — 1:37 left in […]
Terrell Davis has a sweet gig. While most of the country was chillin’ its toes off, TD was chillin’ at his home in sunny L.A. While the current Broncos attempt to win a Super Bowl, TD already has a pair of rings. Since retiring from the NFL he’s had “only” three migraines, he said, which […]
Homecourt advantage matters in basketball. It matters in the NBA; it matters at the college level. The biggest part of that equation is how officials can be influenced by home crowds. I’ve seen it for years. They’re human. It happens. In the NFL playoffs? Not so much. History, both recent and […]
There’s an ongoing debate about what to do with Trindon Holliday in the playoffs. Are his big fumbles worth his big returns? The Broncos’ kick returner is the perfect example of risk-reward, a game-changer for either team. He’s the rare NFL player who scares his own team as much as the other team. Perhaps I’m too […]
Here at Broncos camp, and still considering the Buffs’ 100-91 win against the Ducks on Sunday. Not because it lifted CU to No. 15 in today’s AP Top 25, or because the Buffs handed the Ducks their first loss, or because it was as entertaining a game as you’ll see in college basketball this season. It’s […]
The lower-seeded team nobody would want to play in the NHL’s Western Conference playoffs? It’s the Avs. This is assuming, of course, Patrick Roy’s bunch A) reaches the playoffs B) is a lower-seeded team in the playoffs. But if those things happen, the Avs offer the blueprint for a team that can make a surprising […]
The first game of the Broncos’ postseason will be all-AFC West, all-the-time. San Diego at Denver, Sunday afternoon. And if there’s one American city that trumps Denver, it’s not Oakland, and it’s not Kansas City. But it might be San Diego. The weather’s a plus, as is the view, and not only of the ocean. […]
It’s quite rare when an NFL player earns a unanimous vote for league MVP. Tom Brady did it in 2011. He was the first. Is Peyton Manning next? We’re heading in that direction. The NFL All-Pro teams were released today, and there was only a first-team quarterback, not a second-team quarterback. That means Manning received...
Unless the coach deserves it, it’s not a good thing when a player shouts at a coach. So Andre Miller got a two-game suspension. But if Andre Miller is your problem, you don’t have many problems. Judging by the ugliest stretch of Nuggets basketball since the 2002-03 season, they do. So Miller isn’t one of […]