After a three-day hiatus, my longest ever from Denver Horse Force, I’m back. And what’s a better way to celebrate than by resuming Denver Dailies?
Broncos’ playbook will be new to Peyton Manning, not to coaches - Let’s clear something up. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy did not send the Broncos’ offensive playbook through the shredder after the team signed quarterback Peyton Manning this spring. A few pages, though, might as well have been tossed. ”Zone-read is no longer here,” McCoy said, laughing. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Broncos’ Decker, Demaryius Thomas get great help in offseason - Decker, Thomas in great place. Professionally speaking, the 2012 offseason couldn’t have gone better for Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. The Broncos’ top two wide receivers had to do nothing but sit, observe and accept the greatest of gifts. First, they got the gift of quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning, in terms of defensive reads, receiver anticipation and accuracy, is among the best NFL passers of all time. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Kevin Vickerson accepts Broncos pay cut but Ty Warren is balking - Given a choice between collecting a couple million or nothing, Kevin Vickerson split the difference. Ty Warren is struggling to accept a similar concept. In recent days, the Broncos approached the two veteran defensive tackles about a reduction to their 2012 salaries. Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Notebook: Building with Manning - As far as Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy is concerned, his job is to adjust to the players he has. It just so happens that this season he has Peyton Manning at quarterback. ”It all starts with the quarterback,” McCoy said. “We have to look at the quarterback and [ask], ‘What does he like? What are the things that he is excited to do?’ Or, if we come Sunday and there are a couple plays in the game plan that Peyton doesn’t like—or any quarterback here doesn’t like—we’re taking them out, because you have two strikes against you already.” Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
Teammates Making Transition - For drafted players and college free agents alike, this weekend’s rookie minicamp was no picnic. ”They took all the training wheels off as soon as you stepped through the door,” wide receiver Gerell Robinson said. “They expect a lot out of you, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” But the process was made a little easier for Robinson, quarterback Brock Osweiler and cornerback Omar Bolden. All three were teammates at Arizona State University. Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
Bronco Rookie Salary Expectations - Rookie Mini camp is the current happening at Dove Valley these days. A new draft class for the Denver Broncos learn the intricacies of their new job routines. As we wait for more news on our favorite team, it’s time to speculate on rookie salaries. The new CBA has enabled a Rookie Salary Cap and with it a new structure. Draft picks will be easier to slot, so there shouldn’t be any holdouts. The only negotiation items will likely be the guaranteed money for first round players. That shouldn’t impose any difficulties for the Denver Broncos since they traded out of the first round in this year’s Draft. There have been quite a few signings already, which should make guesstimating the Bronco rookie deals easier than previous years. Read more from Mile HIgh Report >>>>
Broncos’ Brains Meet With John Gruden - John Fox, Peyton Manning, and John Gruden spent hours upon hours discussing football in John Lynch’s basement last week. Could you imagine being a fly on that wall? “Watching Gruden and Peyton go at it just talking ball, I wish I could have had that conversation when I was still playing,” Lynch said. “I learned a lot last night.” Gruden brought tape for Manning to watch, and the four men who have a long history in the NFL got together to teach each other a few things. Read more from Predominantly Orange >>>>