New focus, same foundation in Denver Broncos’ offensive line - There is greater strength in pass protection without lifting a weight. The added power up front was ensured with the Broncos’ switch in quarterbacks from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning. Tebow took 33 sacks while making 271 pass attempts last year. Manning in 2009 was sacked 10 times despite 571 pass attempts. ”The decision-making is so fast,” said right guard Chris Kuper. “You block as long as you feel pressure. When the ball is gone, they start to turn around. When the ball is gone in two seconds, they’re turning around.” Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
Denver Broncos rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe a big hit so far – Finally, as Derek Wolfe planted his hand in the Soldier Field dirt Thursday night, he was staring down a live target. After weeks of being told “Don’t touch the quarterback,” Wolfe couldn’t wait to start a pass rush and finish it. Sure, Thursday was just a preseason game, and nothing that happened in Chicago will stick on Wolfe’s NFL record. But with two sacks and another tackle for a loss, Wolfe made a good first impression. ”Obviously I want to be starting, so I’m going to do what I have to do to start. I’ll keep my head down, keep grinding, keep pushing,” Wolfe said. “You get what you deserve in this league. And if you deserve to start, they’ll put you in there.” Read more from the Denver Post >>>>
‘No Excuses’ For Second-Year Safety - Safety Rahim Moore isn’t slow to admit that at times, he struggled last year. “I’ve had some good and bad (experiences), majority bad,” Moore laughed. He’s over it. The only reason Moore looks back on his 2011 season is to learn from it. “You just get better,” Moore said. “You watch (the film), but at the same time you have to move on. It’s not like you harp or get mad about it. You just get better. Because at the same time, there were some advantages that I didn’t have last year compared to previous rookies. Now, it’s no excuses. I’m just trying to make plays and win games. That’s it.” Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
Depth Chart a Work in Progress - The first preseason game is in the books and there is even more excitement among Denver Broncos fans now, if that is even possible. The 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday night was seen by fans and media throughout the state of Colorado and, due to the cut-ins by the NFL Network, many smaller game segments have been viewed nationally. One of the favored topics of discussion is the depth chart. The first one was published last week, and quite naturally it stimulates great conversation. Read more from Denver Broncos >>>>
2012 Denver Broncos Training Camp – Second Week Thoughts - With two of three weeks of Training Camp complete and the first preseason game in hand, it’s time for second thoughts on my first impressions from the Denver Broncos practices. Second thoughts being more a play on words than a retraction of my first impressions. Read more from Mile High Report >>>>
Moreno, Garland, and Stokley Can Be Important Role Players for This 2012 Denver Broncos Team: Fan’s Take - There are three games left in the Denver Broncos preseason schedule and precious little time for certain member of the roster to make a big enough impression on the coaching staff to be kept around for the regular season. The roster needs to be trimmed to 80 player by August 28, but then another (more severe) cut happens on September 2 when the roster is pared down to its final 53 players. Of all the non-starters who are out there competing for playing time and a spot on the team, these three guys need to make that final cut when the Broncos play the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 9. Read more from Yahoo! Sports >>>>
Manning makes Broncos bow - The future Hall of Fame quarterback, appearing in the NFL for a team other than the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, attempted seven passes, one of which was intercepted. Manning finished four-of-seven for a total of 44 yards before being replaced by Caleb Hanie, who was also later pulled to give Adam Weber and Brock Osweiler, who each threw a touchdown, some game time. Read more from Sporting Life >>>>
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