The NFL season is nearly upon us, and the Denver Broncos are aiming to improve upon last year's 6-10 record. Vance Joseph is gone as the head coach, with longtime NFL assistant Vince Fangio taking over in Denver. Fangio also has a new quarterback with Joe Flacco at QB after several seasons with Baltimore.
The Bard and The Coach, born 394 years apart, share a unique correlation.
Undrafted to the Pro Bowl. Overlooked to the NFL's Top 100 list. What's next for the Broncos' most improbable star, Phillip Lindsay? "Winning games," he says. Now everybody tell him he can't.
Despite six Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady has struggled mightily to beat the Broncos. They are his Kryptonite. Until the Broncos find their own franchise quarterback, they must hope Kansas City superstar Patrick Mahomes finds the same bad luck in Denver, writes Paul Klee.
He's caddied for Masters champion Zach Johnson at Augusta National, named Von Miller the godfather of his second-born. Who's Brandon McManus? He's the most interesting man in the Broncos locker room.
Mitch Tanney is helping Vic Fangio and the Denver Broncos use analytics to help the team on the field, in the draft and elsewhere.
John Elway has aimed high when it comes to quarterback height for the Denver Broncos. It hasn't necessarily resulted in success as many of his tallest QBs have come up short.
Chips inside football could help the NFL eventually ditch the use of chains to measure first downs, but tradition might stand in the way of such a move.
Hand size can help quarterbacks and receivers, especially in bad weather, but it's not the only factor to determine success in the NFL.
The Denver Broncos linemen measure up this season but will also use different techniques and game plans to their benefit.