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Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Manning shines in Broncos' first padded practice

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) takes part in drills in an indoor facility after inclement weather forced the cancellation of an outdoor session at NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo., Friday, July 27, 2012. Photo: David Zalubowski / AP

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning's first full practice in pads in 18 months drew rave reviews from his coaches and teammates — and at least one suggestion that his health is no longer even an issue.

Manning put on an aerial show with Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and others Saturday morning in the latest milestone to his comeback from a nerve injury that cost him all of last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts.

Although Manning threw in full pads during his tryouts at Duke University for the Broncos and other suitors during his first foray into free agency in March and again at times while working out in Denver, this was his first real action in full pads since the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season.


much more to read
Rest of article http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Manning-shines-in-Broncos-first-padded-practice-3743485.php

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Perkins Signed By Denver Broncos
Release: 07/28/2012 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID

DENVER—Former University of Colorado S Anthony Perkins was signed by the Denver Broncos, the club announced Saturday. Perkins was a senior on coach Jon Embree’s first CU squad last season.

He finished his CU career in 2011 with 236 tackles, including 140 solo, ranking 41st on CU’s all-time list. He played in nine of 13 games as a senior, getting hurt with just five games left in the season against Oregon on Oct. 22. Some thought he may not return, but he did with a vengeance, leading the Buffs with 17 tackles in the season finale at Utah, a 17-14 win for the Buffs, helping the team end a 23-game losing streak while being a three touchdown underdog.

Click if you want to see all CU players in NFL
rest of article http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205555541&DB_OEM_ID=600

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Denver Broncos: 6 Potential Sleepers to Watch for in Training Camp

Denver Bronco training camp is officially underway!

This is great news for those of us who have been waiting impatiently since last January.

For a number of veterans, the start of training camp is nothing to be excited about.
Two-a-days in the heat, days filled with meetings and organized team activities all day aren't much fun for players who already have a set spot on the team.

But those players who are out there looking to earn a roster spot have to be sharp every day.

We know the stars on the team. We know Peyton Manning (http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning), Champ Bailey and Von Miller.

Yet, every year, there are a few players who come out of nowhere and compete to make the team.

The Broncos (http://bleacherreport.com/denver-broncos) have some key positions where they need help.

The defense has to improve this season. The offense will look completely different.
There are positions that are ripe for the taking.

So, who will the sleepers be this season? You may not know a few names listed here right now.

But you will.
Here are six players to keep an eye on.

Click to see slide show of players
rest of article http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1275925-denver-broncos-six-potential-sleepers-to-watch-for-in-training-camp

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:44 PM
Derek Wolfe making his mark wherever he can

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One play, Derek Wolfe burst through the offensive line, sharing a sack of Caleb Hanie with Malik Jackson. A play later, he dove on a botched snap for the fumble recovery.
All this from the right defensive end position. Wolfe was drafted as a defensive tackle.

“I’m playing the call side defensive end right now, the three technique. Just all over the d-line,” Wolfe said. “That’s what I did in college, I played all over the place. I do what they need me to do.”
Versatility wasn’t what the Denver Broncos were looking for when they drafted Derek Wolfe with the 36th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. What the Broncos need from Wolfe — and what they drafted him for — was his notable relentlessness. They need someone tenacious on the defensive line who doesn’t quit. Wolfe fits that bill.

“I’m not the type of guy that’s going to run around you. I’m going to try to go through you,” boasted Wolfe. “That’s what happens when you put pads on. You try to go through people, you try to be physical.”
Wolfe finally had his opportunity to be physical today as the Broncos donned full pads for the first time. In limited work he made the plays noted earlier and also got into the opposing quarterback’s face on at least one other occasion. Those highlights are encouraging to say the least, but if he Wolfe can perform similarly from an inside three-technique position, the Broncos would be even happier.

Rest of article http://broncotalk.net/2012/07/39263/broncos-blog/derek-wolfe-making-his-mark-wherever-he-can/

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Denver Broncos 2012 Training Camp: Day 3 – The Manning to Decker Show

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The Denver Broncos donned the pads for the first time Saturday morning, and the sound of popping hard plastic echoed across the fields of Dove Valley. “It’s not really football when you don’t have pads on,” rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe volunteered. Indeed, the pads were a welcome addition to the Broncos’ 2012 training camp atmosphere.
So were the ooh’s and aah’s of the crowd, as Ring of Famers Karl Mecklenburg, Terrell Davis, and, of course, John Elway attended Saturday’s session, while Peyton Manning and Eric Decker put on a clinic for the 4,443 fans in attendance. That number broke the record set Thursday of 4,172; it was a hell of a Saturday morning show. One we’ll call, The Manning to Decker Show.

ROLL CALL

Safety Quinton Carter was held out following his hamstring injury yesterday. John Fox was hopeful they’ll get him back soon. Jamie Blatnick (ankle) continued to be limited.

John Elway (BroncoTalk.net photo)

INJURY REPORT

Right tackle Orlando Franklin left practice early with a “crick in his neck,” per Coach Fox.

THE MANNING TO DECKER SHOW

Wide receiver vs. defensive back one-on-ones are a highlight-worthy drill every practice, and today’s was no exception. The second snap of the drill was the best play of the day.

Eric Decker squared off against the one and only Champ Bailey, giving fans the perfect early setup: Hall of Fame quarterback vs. Hall of Fame cornerback, with the former’s favorite target in between. The setup didn’t disappoint. Decker ran deep down the right sideline, getting a step on Bailey as Manning threw for the end zone. The two connected for the touchdown right in front of the fans, who went absolutely wild.

PLenty more good stuff to read
rest of article http://broncotalk.net/2012/07/39261/broncos-blog/denver-broncos-2012-training-camp-day-3-the-manning-to-decker-show/

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Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:55 PM
Peyton “looks normal” after first practice in pads

Posted by Mike Florio on July 28, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

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Reuters
Back in March, the constant gushing by free-agent receiver Brandon Stokley regarding free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning seemed more than a little incredible, especially since the prior months consisted of gloom and doom coming from a Colts franchise that surely would have preferred Manning to play neither for them nor for anyone else.

Now that both men play for the Broncos, Stokley’s words after the team’s first practice in pads seem more consistent with reality.

“To me, he looks great,” Stokley told the media on Saturday. “I said that when I was working out with him six months ago. . . .

“He looks like he’s just gotten better and better. He looks normal. That’s kind of not even a topic of discussion with us anymore.”

Coach John Fox was more succinct, but no less glowing. “Excellent,” Fox said of Manning. “The guy comes to work every day, whether it’s in that building or on that field, he attacks it like no other.”

Last year, the 8-8 Broncos made it to the final eight with Tim Tebow. This year, with the team basically the same and Tebow swapped out for one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, there’s a chance that on the first Sunday in February Colts owner Jim Irsay will be tweeting the blues from under his bed.

nothing else to see here
Rest of article http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/28/peyton-looks-normal-after-first-practice-in-pads/

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 07:57 PM
Thomas prepares for more attention from defenses

ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football WriterPublished:<TIME>July 28, 2012 9:37PM
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow seemed like a match made in heaven.

The two first-round draft picks schooled in the old option offense helped the Denver Broncos end their playoff drought last season, then connected for one of the most electrifying endings ever: an 80-yard TD toss on the first play of overtime to beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs.

Their coming out party soon became a farewell bash.

Three months after Thomas and Tebow starred in the longest winning play in NFL playoff history, the bond was broken when Tebow was sent packing one day after Peyton Manning's arrival.

Now, Thomas couldn't be happier to be on the other end of Manning's passes, even though he knows he's going to face plenty of double teams in 2012.

Manning's eager to play with Thomas, at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, the biggest target he's ever had in his 15 seasons as a pro.

After all, in December and January, Thomas' numbers -- 35 catches for 745 yards, four touchdowns and a 109.3-yard receiving average -- were second only to Detroit's Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. And this, despite playing in an ultra-conservative offense that didn't allow receivers to strut their stuff.

Thomas caught 10 passes for 297 yards in the playoffs, prompting former teammate Eddie Royal to marvel, "Imagine what he would do with 20 targets a game."
Fantasy football freaks certainly are salivating over the possibilities.

They figure Thomas will really pop with Manning, a 65 percent career passer with four MVP trophies and a Super Bowl ring on his resume delivering the ball rather than Tebow, who completed just 46 percent of his passes last season and only 40 percent in the playoffs.

Some more good stuff here
Rest of article http://www.state-journal.com/ap%20sports/2012/07/28/thomas-prepares-for-more-attention-from-defenses

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Does Peyton have a huge package?

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I'm feeling pretty inferior here.

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Does Peyton have a huge package?

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I'm feeling pretty inferior here.

LOL that was like one of those made you look gags! Of course I CLEARLY didn't fall for it, at all........ Seriously................ No seriously

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:07 PM
LOL that was like one of those made you look gags! Of course I CLEARLY didn't fall for it, at all........ Seriously................ No seriously

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=6509&dateline=1285298848 given your avatar I thought you'd have beent he first to look!! LMAO!!

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:10 PM
The Kaptain’s Log-2012 Broncos Training Camp-7/28/12-Part

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Photo by Kaptain Kirk 7/28/12

I plan my arrival early enough (6 am) to ensure a spot in the parking lot. I found Gary (PearlJamBroncosGFunk) and deliver a pair of Broncos one-sies for his new daughter Lily. When they allow to us enter, we take a spot at the far 43 yard line and settle in. It is already hot and taking note of the line, it looks like another record crowd. I also meet fellow Broncos blogger Brenda Stidham, who writes for Denver Horse Force.

At 8:35, David Bruton emerges in full pads and Brock Osweiler begins to warm up with a ball boy. The rest of the team filters out in their position groups. The Jugs machine is set for the beginning stanza with the Special Teams Unit. HORN.

Special Teams coach Jeff Rodgers has the Punt Return Unit drilling 1 on 1 in their break and retreat from the Line of Scrimmage and their turn around and block technique. He stresses that "if you can read the players name, don’t block him." Sage wisdom from the coach.

As an aside, I really like this attention to different techniques during drills. This is the time and place for instruction.
Omar Bolden, Drayton Florence, Matthew Willis, Eric Decker, Syd’Quan Thompson and Tracy Porter are fielding punts shot by the Jugs machine. Meanwhile, on the opposite field, the Defensive Backs are doing backpeddle and crossover drills. HORN.

Now it’s time for the 1st team 11 on 11’s. Champ Bailey swaggers around the Defense and gets the boys fired up to set the tone for the day.
I notice Von Miller guarding Jacob Tamme on the first play, which is an outlet pass completion to Willis McGahee. Willis takes a handoff around the right side and turns the corner on the next play. Demaryius Thomas is drawing coverage by Champ Bailey early in this segment. Peyton Manning hits Eric Decker in a crossing route from the slot. This segment looks to be all about the short passing game. Also of note, is the fact that is is at 1/2 speed. Danny Trevathan is playing at the Weak side Linebacker position for a look. He will end up rotating with Wesley Woodyard at times throughout the practice, but in this part of practice, Danny is getting the reps with the 1st team.

More good stuff here
rest of article here http://www.milehighreport.com/2012/7/28/3199212/the-kaptains-log-2012-broncos-training-camp-7-28-12-part-1

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 08:11 PM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=6509&dateline=1285298848 given your avatar I thought you'd have beent he first to look!! LMAO!!

Why because I am making fun of how "gay" McD was for Tebow? Good one......... ::)

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Why because I am making fun of how "gay" McD was for Tebow? Good one......... ::)

It was a stretch I'll give you that.:sunshine:

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:20 PM
2012 NFL Season Win Totals

by Bruce Raffel on Jul 28, 2012 9:37 PM EDT in Stories

The wagering site, Bovada, has posted win totals for each NFL team for the 2012 regular season. They range from the teams they think will win the most games in the season (12: Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots) to the teams they are betting will win the fewest games in 2012 (5: Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts).

They have the Baltimore Ravens win total at ten games, the same amount as their AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also at ten games are the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. The Philadelphia Eagles are considered a half-game better than that group, with a win total of 10.5 games.

The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants are not getting the love they perhaps thought they deserve, as their win total line is at nine games. the same as Eli Manning's brother, Peyton's new team, the Denver Broncos, are getting. Joining them at the nine win total are the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, all a half-game behind the Chicago Bears, expected to win either more or less than 9.5 games.

(See the full list and odds for all 32 teams)
Rest of article http://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/2012/7/28/3199246/2012-nfl-season-win-totals

Bacchus
07-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Exclusive Q&A With Broncos Great Rod Smith

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Rod Smith’s name has been resurfacing a lot lately. His face graces the cover of the 2012 Denver Broncos media guide, he spoke to players about working hard to achieve success the night before training camp started, and he’s being inducted into the Broncos’ Ring of Fame in September.
The two-time Super champion entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri Southern State. He left the NFL with 849 receptions for 11,389 yards, and 68 touchdowns attached to his name. Talk about a work-horse.
I had the opportunity to speak with Smith at the Barrels of Love Foundation silent auction, honoring the late Tim Mckernan, otherwise known as “Barrel Man.” Smith was gracious enough to take a few minutes with us so let’s jump right in.
Predominantly Orange: What does being inducted into the Broncos’ Ring of Fame mean to you?
Rod Smith: It means a lot of the hard work that you put in, people recognize it. I don’t play for honors, I play for wins. Through that process of winning, you’re going to do some good things. We had some great teams and a bunch of guys that came together and fought real hard, so it makes it fun because you represent every guy from those years.
PO: You had the chance to play with John Elway, but now the Broncos have a future Hall of Fame quarterback on the roster again. What does that do for team morale?
RS: Honestly, it’s one of those things where you shouldn’t have to try to elevate your game. You should always be playing at a high level. When you’re playing with a guy who is accurate and knows the game as well as Peyton (Manning), it really gives you a comfort knowing that you’re playing with one of the best to ever take a snap. I expect the receivers to really have a great year overall, not just stats wise, but overall a great year. When I played with John, it was an honor and I had to give everything I had on every single snap to make sure he did better. That was my goal, that was my role, and hopefully those guys have the same mentality.
PO: You had to manage some high expectations in the years after you won your two Super Bowls. The Broncos have some high expectations going into this season. What advice would you give players on how to manage those expectations?
RS: Take it one game at a time, take practice one day at a time. What I did is just a constant recall of “CANI” which means Constant And Never-ending Improvement. What that meant to me was everyday get a little bit better. You can’t play one game, and then play the fourth game before you play the second game, so just one day at a time, look at the film, and figure out what could I have done a little bit better today. If you constantly get better individually, as a group you come together a lot faster.
A big thanks goes out to Rod for taking some time with us to give his insight into this season. He’s not only a man with great football skills, but one that the Broncos are still lucky to have in their corner.
Make sure to follow Predominantly Orange on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KimCon14?ref=ts) and on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#%21/PredomOrange).

Nothing else to see
Rest of Article http://predominantlyorange.com/2012/07/28/exclusive-qa-with-broncos-great-rod-smith/


I must say that if you can friend Rod on FB do it. He really has some great posts. He is doing very well in the diamond business. It's interesting stuff. Rod is a smart guy.

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 08:50 PM
It was a stretch I'll give you that.:sunshine:

LOL especially after just admitting you were A) Looking at Peyton's package and B) analyzing the size of it!

:)

cutthemdown
07-28-2012, 09:40 PM
Is anyone else starting to get the feeling the Colts are really going to regret dumping Manning. This is going to be like the curse of the Bambino.

Agamemnon
07-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Is anyone else starting to get the feeling the Colts are really going to regret dumping Manning. This is going to be like the curse of the Bambino.

I don't get that feeling at all. As long as Luck lives up to half the hype, I think they'll look back on this as a great move. Really looking at their overall draft I'd be super excited if I was a Colts fan. So much potential there.

It's not like they were going to be in position to make another Super Bowl run before Manning retires. I'm sure they know that.

Broncoman13
07-28-2012, 09:47 PM
LOL especially after just admitting you were A) Looking at Peyton's package and B) analyzing the size of it!

:)

Are you going to post your observations or what? Anxious to hear your thoughts bro!

lonestar
07-28-2012, 10:04 PM
Are you going to post your observations or what? Anxious to hear your thoughts bro!

amen brother your preaching to the choir..

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Are you going to post your observations or what? Anxious to hear your thoughts bro!

LOL I kind of have throughout a few other threads but I should consolidate. Standby I will switch from phone to computer.

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 10:54 PM
My thoughts from camp:

These aren't going to be fully in depth because it is the 3rd day of camp, and only the first day in full pads. So its really hard to make any kind of definite opinion this early.

Manning Camp - Offense

As it has been discussed already today was the Manning to Decker show. Clearly those two worked together a lot this offseason because they are on the same page every play. One thing I noticed was when the scrubs were taking their reps Manning and Decker would be talking and reviewing how routes were run, there was a lot of hand gestures showing angles to take etc. I think Decker will be the number one receiver which will benefit the guy opposite of him, which I assume will be DT. If DT starts to heat up and they roll double coverage over to him then Decker will benefit. WR will be a strength if things continue the way they have trended thus far.

Our WR's are a big group overall, much bigger than in years past. I don't want to get too caught up in the hype but it will be interesting to see what the stats are like for the WR this year. It is crazy how big DT really is. Granted he is standing next to Stokely who isn't a big guy but I mean damn he is big:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7666510338_d6e9051153_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25256111@N08/7666510338/)
Bey Bey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25256111@N08/7666510338/)

Montrose and I were talking at lunch and we came to the agreement that this offense will be a lot of passing. Which is of the devil for a John Fox coached team. But there was a lot of emphasis on it so far. Maybe that is just early work to get them in sync but it just kind of feels like they have big plans to throw. As they should.

There has been a lot of discussion about Bailey and the D getting shredded by the pass so far. Remember a lot of this was in 7v7 with no pass rush and even in 11v11 the DL and LB were not in full speed pass rush mode. So Manning was comfortable in the pocket and didn't have to rush. However, Bailey and the rest of the CB's were not getting embarrassed by the WR routes. More often than not Bailey was covering Decker or DT, or whatever WR like a glove. Yet Manning still made the throw. His accuracy and timing is one of the most freakishly talented abilities I have ever seen.

What really stuck out to me was the footwork of the QB's. I am willing to bet if you let anyone here watch film of the throwing drills today with only the footwork visible, nearly everyone but Bob would be able to identify who is the best QB on the field.

Manning has amazing footwork and while he looks like a baby giraffe learning to walk when he runs, his feet are lightning fast and there is no wasted effort. Caleb Hanie wad decent with footwork and even BO was good too. Adam Weber was the sloppiest and poorest of the bunch.

Which leads me to the back ups. If Manning gets hurt we are drafting in the top 5. Caleb Hanie sucks, again this is only the third practice but he is just bad.

BO, is raw. He has a very surprising passing ability and can fire the ball out there.

Adam Weber, well the source who said he was better than Tebow is the jackass many of us think he was. But Montrose made a good point that he provides value because he can play the mobile QB in practice for when we play those teams with that style QB.

Stay tuned for my thoughts on Running Backs, Defense, and yes even special teams.

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 11:04 PM
Running Backs

Whachu Talkin Bout Willis is clearly the starter, not a surprise. After that its a toss up. I didn't get to see a lot of the backs from where I was sitting today but I did see Knowshon doing a lot of sprints and watching and hyping up teammates today. That was about all he did.

It is weird seeing a true FB, let alone 2 of the field again. Gronk is a big dude, that family must have eaten testosterone heavy diets at some point in their gene pool.

theAPAOps5
07-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Attention Mr. Kuper

I didn't see much of your kid today, sorry.......


A lot of his work was done on the complete opposite end of me today and I didn't want to get up and move as I was in full on Manning watching mode. I will tell you this though, he doesn't show much of a limp, if any, from his horrific injury last year. The coaches and training staff are clearly making an effort to ease him back in though. He rarely stayed in more than 2 plays max.

I didn't see when Deebo tweaked his neck but I heard he left just shy of practice ending for the day. Hopefully it was just precautionary.

cutthemdown
07-29-2012, 12:44 AM
People thinking Decker will be the number 1 WR are kidding themselves. Couple days of practice is all you need to make that decision huh? No way. DT is too big, too fast and too athletic to not be the number 1 WR. He's a man among boys and decker is a route runner.

theAPAOps5
07-29-2012, 12:45 AM
Hey guys it's late, I have early golf and I am crazy sun burned. Ironic because they were doing free skin aner screenings today.

I don't have much in regards to defense. I have thoughts on DJ and I really like our DBs now. Safety is still a bit scary because you don't know what Raheem Moore is going to do and our depth is not as strong if Raheem is a mental midget again and we get any injury.

Funny moment of the day is when Raheem had to pee today and couldn't make it to the locker room. So he tried to duck behind a tree and took what seemed like a 2 minute whizz, people were laughing.

I will add more tomorrow!

theAPAOps5
07-29-2012, 12:46 AM
People thinking Decker will be the number 1 WR are kidding themselves. Couple days of practice is all you need to make that decision huh? No way. DT is too big, too fast and too athletic to not be the number 1 WR. He's a man among boys and decker is a route runner.

I believe I prefaced that it's way too early to say for sure but that it's the trend. How about you tell us what you saw?

Bronco Rob
07-29-2012, 01:30 AM
Best thread of the DAY!!!




:thumbs:

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 02:32 AM
My thoughts from camp:

These aren't going to be fully in depth because it is the 3rd day of camp, and only the first day in full pads. So its really hard to make any kind of definite opinion this early.

Manning Camp - Offense

As it has been discussed already today was the Manning to Decker show. Clearly those two worked together a lot this offseason because they are on the same page every play. One thing I noticed was when the scrubs were taking their reps Manning and Decker would be talking and reviewing how routes were run, there was a lot of hand gestures showing angles to take etc. I think Decker will be the number one receiver which will benefit the guy opposite of him, which I assume will be DT. If DT starts to heat up and they roll double coverage over to him then Decker will benefit. WR will be a strength if things continue the way they have trended thus far.

Our WR's are a big group overall, much bigger than in years past. I don't want to get too caught up in the hype but it will be interesting to see what the stats are like for the WR this year. It is crazy how big DT really is. Granted he is standing next to Stokely who isn't a big guy but I mean damn he is big:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7666510338_d6e9051153_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25256111@N08/7666510338/)
Bey Bey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25256111@N08/7666510338/)

Montrose and I were talking at lunch and we came to the agreement that this offense will be a lot of passing. Which is of the devil for a John Fox coached team. But there was a lot of emphasis on it so far. Maybe that is just early work to get them in sync but it just kind of feels like they have big plans to throw. As they should.

There has been a lot of discussion about Bailey and the D getting shredded by the pass so far. Remember a lot of this was in 7v7 with no pass rush and even in 11v11 the DL and LB were not in full speed pass rush mode. So Manning was comfortable in the pocket and didn't have to rush. However, Bailey and the rest of the CB's were not getting embarrassed by the WR routes. More often than not Bailey was covering Decker or DT, or whatever WR like a glove. Yet Manning still made the throw. His accuracy and timing is one of the most freakishly talented abilities I have ever seen.

What really stuck out to me was the footwork of the QB's. I am willing to bet if you let anyone here watch film of the throwing drills today with only the footwork visible, nearly everyone but Bob would be able to identify who is the best QB on the field.

Manning has amazing footwork and while he looks like a baby giraffe learning to walk when he runs, his feet are lightning fast and there is no wasted effort. Caleb Hanie wad decent with footwork and even BO was good too. Adam Weber was the sloppiest and poorest of the bunch.

Which leads me to the back ups. If Manning gets hurt we are drafting in the top 5. Caleb Hanie sucks, again this is only the third practice but he is just bad.

BO, is raw. He has a very surprising passing ability and can fire the ball out there.

Adam Weber, well the source who said he was better than Tebow is the jackass many of us think he was. But Montrose made a good point that he provides value because he can play the mobile QB in practice for when we play those teams with that style QB.

Stay tuned for my thoughts on Running Backs, Defense, and yes even special teams.

Great stuff, that isn't the only thing about Manning that is like a baby giraffe.

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 02:44 AM
Peyton Manning isn't making any friends on the Broncos defense

Peyton Manning (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/12531/peyton-manning) hasn't merely changed the way the Broncos (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/DEN/denver-broncos) offense goes about its business. He's changed the day-to-day expectations for the first-team defense, as well.

At last year's training camp, half of the snaps went to quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn. Both were prone to inconsistency and scattershot accuracy; Tebow's passes fluttered and often went low; Quinn threw tight spirals, but often overshot receivers. Kyle Orton was steady, but unspectacular, and Adam Weber (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1116969/adam-weber) was barely a rumor and didn't take any snaps against the first unit. For lengthy stretches, the defense dominated.

So far in this year's training camp, all of the first-team defense's work has come against Manning. And at times, they've been shredded. During Saturday's work, Manning went 10 of 12 in seven-on-seven periods. His completion percentage was lower in the team periods -- 60 percent -- but he's made liberal use of the deep ball, finding Andre Caldwell (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/407741/andre-caldwell) on Thursday and Eric Decker (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/584290/eric-decker) for big plays Friday and Saturday.

"Me and Peyton are not friends right now. Maybe after camp we can all think about that, but he's tough out there," said DE Elvis Dumervil (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/409949/elvis-dumervil), smiling. "We've got a lot of work to do. He's working. He's got the offense in sync, and they're moving pretty fast, so we've just got to keep working."

Decker's deep catch during team work came at Champ Bailey (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/133217/champ-bailey)'s expense up the right sideline, and it wasn't the first time the third-year receiver has beaten the perennial Pro Bowler. Much of Decker's improvement stems from their practice-field duels, from which Decker said Bailey has provided "a lot" of advice.

"From coming off the ball, how to get off press coverage, what he looks for in knowing your routes, certain splits -- there's always little details that I think a lot of people don't understand," Decker said. "But when you're doing it every day, he can pick up on those things."

Bailey added: "[Decker is] like a different person. He's grown so much. He wants to learn, he wants to be the best, and I love that about him."

On game days, the love between Denver's defense and offense will flow. But on the practice field, the defense is flummoxed trying to build off its improvement from dead last in yardage allowed in 2010 and 20th last year.

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Bacchus
07-29-2012, 02:52 AM
Broncos’ Mitch Unrein Taking To The Spotlight

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is a guy you can’t help but root for. His roots are entrenched in the Rocky Mountain area so deeply that as he climbs the depth chart within the first three days of training camp, heads are turning and local claps are louder than ever for the undrafted second year work horse.

Unrein hails from Eaton, Colorado, and played ball at the University of Wyoming before the Houston Texans signed him as a free agent in 2010. The Broncos signed Unrein to the practice squad shortly after the Texans cut him.

As Justin Bannan nurses a calf injury on the sidelines, Unrein is getting his opportunity to compete next to Ty Warren as a member of the starting defense.
“I think he’s pretty fired up about it,” defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said after Saturday’s practice. “Again like the other guys, they’re all going to get plenty of reps, and Mitch has done a nice job.”

The team had their first full practice in pads Saturday which brings extra excitement and a competitive fire to camp.

“I was one of the players that benefitted from being in pads,” Del Rio said. “A lot of times, I would be out in the spring and take my job back in the fall so you can’t really settle too much until you get the pads on…I think the guys were really ready to be in pads.”

The 6’4″, 299-pound Unrein added eight to nine pounds during the off season, but he still needs the work in pads in order to improve.

rest of article http://predominantlyorange.com/2012/07/28/broncos-mitch-unrein-taking-to-the-spotlight/


I have been hearing some really good things about Unrein. Is there possibly a spot for him?

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 02:58 AM
Peyton Manning’s Numbers Versus The AFC West

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Peyton Manning will look to continue his strong play against AFC West teams in 2012

All things being equal, the vast majority of NFL teams (minus the Indianapolis Colts) would likely rather have Peyton Manning competing for them and not against them.

The Denver Broncos know the feeling. In the nine games Manning has played against the Broncos (not including a game at the end of the 2004 season where his day was done after one drive), he has amassed a sensational 66.1% completion ratio, 24 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. Manning also averaged 276 yards per game and a 95.2 averaged quarterback rating.

Oh yeah…he went 8-1 as a starter against the Broncos during his career with the Colts.

Obviously Manning consistently dominated the Broncos, especially in the 2003 and 2004 wildcard games when he would turn into something superhuman from a comic book.

With Manning making the switch to the AFC West, it is worth an analysis of how his numbers stack up against the Broncos’ divisional opponents. His career numbers are, well, consistent.

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/46/files/2012/07/stats.jpg?2a5b39

Much more to read
Rest of article http://predominantlyorange.com/2012/07/20/peyton-mannings-numbers-versus-the-afc-west/


I really do not feel these records are really very reflective on how peyton will play against the division. He record aganst the division I feel is more about the Colts than Manning. Denver is a new team with a new philosophy. So time will tell.

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Here is a link to the Colts forum on a thread named "Broncos Training Camp"

Some good stuff.

http://forums.colts.com/index.php?/topic/9047-bronco-training-camp/

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I guess you could say Denver fans are geting on the Peyton bandwagon but they probably see it as JohnElway reincarnated.

Imagine you rooted for Elway when you were a kid.....and then he retirted and you were force-fed a steady oatmeal diet of Ortons, Cutlers and Tebows..

...Now you have some 'steak' again.....someone worthy of playing, what in your mind is, Elway's position...

I'm sure you know this, but hang on to your hat because you're in for a treat http://forums.colts.com/public/style_emoticons/default/20smile.gif Peyton at the helm is just awesome to watch!
I've said it on here before, but I'm gonna say it again. John Elway is the reason that I fell in love with the NFL. He's the reason I am an avid fan of the sport altogether. As a 8,9,10 yr old kid I sat and watched him play on Sundays. And I will never forget when he won his first SB. Now THAT was a moment! ...anyways, I digress! It's been a while since you've had greatness at your helm, and while I like Elway (and he is still one of my favs), you haven't seen the likes of Peyton. I've never seen anyone that is such a student of the game. Both great QBs, just different styles of play and different kinds of greatness.
Gear up, you quite possibly could have a very important trophy in your future... http://forums.colts.com/public/style_emoticons/default/20smile.gif

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 03:42 AM
Is Tim Tebow Too Fat for the NFL?

http://www.omdoubleg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tim-tebow-weight-gain-fat-jets2a.jpg


The New York Jets asked Tim Tebow to bulk up, hoping to use him as part of their “ground-and-pound” Wildcat package.

“I wanted to show the organization how committed I was,” the backup quarterback told OMGG.com. “So every moment of the offseason that I wasn’t in church, I could be found in a pizza shop.”

Tebow arrived at minicamp last week weighing over 300 pounds.

“He’s bigger than most of our offensive linemen,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “While I wish he wasn’t so fat, let’s be honest…he’s still a better quarterback option than Mark Sanchez!”


Nothing else to see
Article here http://www.omdoubleg.com/sports/tim-tebow-fat-shirtless-jets/

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 03:49 AM
Top 10 Denver Broncos training camp questions

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Peyton Manning. How full is his recovery. Even at 90% he’s better than just about anyone else. QB Medical experts have said that his neck may actually be stronger than before.
“D” Line. Regardless of the results of his arrest, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may still suspend Elvis Dumervil for several games. Plaxico Burress served two years in prison for brandishing a weapon. His absence could have a significant impact on the Broncos defense at a time when four of the Broncos first five opponents were playoff teams last year. Rookie and Broncos first draft pick Derek Wolfe may make an immediate impact.
D.J. Williams. Will miss the first 6 games of the season for violating the league’s drug policy. Previous indiscretions and his tweet of a picture of the Broncos playbook may have earned him a ticket out of town.
Back-Up QB Caleb Hanie , Adam Weber or rookie Brock Osweiler. If Manning goes down expect Osweiler to get plenty of reps.
DB’s. Should be improved with addition of off-season signings but who can fill the “leadership shoes” of the now retired Brian Dawkins.
Click to see questions 6-10
Rest of article http://kdvr.com/2012/07/28/top-10-denver-broncos-training-camp-questions/

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 03:55 AM
Denver Broncos: Who's the Greatest Bronco of All Time?

Eleven-time Pro Bowler, four-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion, Peyton Manning (http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning), has all the accolades to be one of the greatest players of all time. But with Manning just joining the Broncos (http://bleacherreport.com/denver-broncos), he won't crack the countdown of greatest Broncos quite yet.

Manning will look to join a list of great players who have played before him in hopes of joining that one guy who wore No. 7—his name seems to have slipped my mind at this time.

I broke down the 20 greatest to wear a Bronco uniform. Those who missed the cut include John Lynch, Brian Dawkins, Ed McCaffrey, Lionel Taylor and Frank Tripucka.
So here comes the great debate: Who is the greatest Bronco of all-time?

Click for slideshow of top 20 Broncos
rest of article http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1272961-greatest-bronco-of-all-time

Bacchus
07-29-2012, 04:15 AM
Some Broncos Fans at Training Camp Still Pining for Tim Tebow

It's a new season for the Denver Broncos and their fans, but some memories of the past will linger for a while. Attending the first training camp practice today, I wasn't really surprised when I saw many people wearing fresh, new Peyton Manning No. 18 jerseys. What I didn't expect was the very small number of Tim Tebow jerseys that I saw. In fact, I saw more people wearing No. 15 Brandon Marshall (now with the Chicago Bears) jerseys than Tebow ones.


It's not as if people have forgotten. I sat with a group of fans who bandied Tebow's name around for the 90 minutes I stayed with them. Every single person was glad to have Manning as their new quarterback, but some of the fans wished that Tebow was still on the team. Perhaps as a backup to Manning, or perhaps as a running back. There's still faith in the guy here in Denver with at least a portion of the fan base.


On the other hand, some of the fans I sat with also frequently remarked during practice how Tebow couldn't make the throws that Manning was completing. Tebow's accuracy and mechanical issues throwing were hot topics of conversation. Perhaps the most enlightening moment for the our group was when a Broncos employee (clearly wearing Broncos gear and standing next to the field) turned to us at one point after wide receiver Eric Decker dropped a perfect pass from Manning and said "you can't blame any of that on the quarterback anymore."

With every pass that Manning completes in the coming season, I think the memory of Tebow will grow weaker. The difference between the Broncos at training camp this year versus last year is striking for those of us who were at both. The difference in the offense even at this first practice and what they were putting on the field last year is obvious. While the Broncos still ran many running plays in practice today, the passing plays were completed a very high percentage of the time with Manning at quarterback.

Tebow will never be totally forgotten in Denver, but the arrival of Peyton Manning will certainly help to push it to the backs of fans' minds. No. 15 still has plenty of fans here in Denver that will no doubt follow him for the rest of his career. While no one lauds his throwing ability, they all clearly loved to watch him play.


Many funny comments from YAHOO readers to browse through. Yahoo has the stupidest people commenting on their articles.
Rest of Article http://sports.yahoo.com/news/broncos-fans-training-camp-still-pining-tim-tebow-175100429--nfl.html

Bronco Rob
07-29-2012, 12:53 PM
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lonestar
07-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Is Tim Tebow Too Fat for the NFL?

http://www.omdoubleg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tim-tebow-weight-gain-fat-jets2a.jpg


The New York Jets asked Tim Tebow to bulk up, hoping to use him as part of their “ground-and-pound” Wildcat package.

“I wanted to show the organization how committed I was,” the backup quarterback told OMGG.com. “So every moment of the offseason that I wasn’t in church, I could be found in a pizza shop.”

Tebow arrived at minicamp last week weighing over 300 pounds.

“He’s bigger than most of our offensive linemen,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “While I wish he wasn’t so fat, let’s be honest…he’s still a better quarterback option than Mark Sanchez!”


Nothing else to see
Article here http://www.omdoubleg.com/sports/tim-tebow-fat-shirtless-jets/

This is satire I hope becasue I saw a picture of him running off the field without his shirt after a rain storm and the woman were going nuts..

and that is not tebow in the picture above.. trust me

Eldorado
07-29-2012, 01:40 PM
This is satire I hope becasue I saw a picture of him running off the field without his shirt after a rain storm and the woman were going nuts..

and that is not tebow in the picture above.. trust me

http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d0/453x378px-LL-d0e756a9_453px-You_dont_say.png

Play2win
07-29-2012, 01:46 PM
This is satire I hope becasue I saw a picture of him running off the field without his shirt after a rain storm and the woman were going nuts..

and that is not tebow in the picture above.. trust me

Dude, are you a parody?

Heyneck
07-29-2012, 01:48 PM
People thinking Decker will be the number 1 WR are kidding themselves. Couple days of practice is all you need to make that decision huh? No way. DT is too big, too fast and too athletic to not be the number 1 WR. He's a man among boys and decker is a route runner.

Route runner are the ones that get more passes thrown at them. There is a reason Wes Welker has caught so many passes the last few years. Not to mention he is Tom Brady's go to guy when the pressure is on!

While Thomas is a top talent and a physical freak, Decker's hands (even though he had his fare share of drops last year) and precise route running will make him Manning's favorite target this coming season I bet. Next season... after running a pro style offense for basically the first time, Thomas could blow the league up!

But as of this year, my money is on Decker being the main target as long as he is healthy. That's not to say Thomas won't be able to put up great numbers.

lonestar
07-29-2012, 02:38 PM
Dude, are you a parody?

I have to admit that sometimes I do not get it..

Mainly because I do not live on a computer all day like some and visit beyond dumb web sites I do not KNOW them..

Since half of the folks on this website are kidddies or would not know a football if it was not for Madden. It is hard to tell whether moronic posts are real or like this one was..

frankly I'm not going to the link to have a laugh, I value my time a bit more than that..

think what you will. But being a Bronco fan that is not in the DEN market I come to these sites for LEGIT info that I can't get elsewhere.. SOmething like that has NO business being in a TC thread..

Reading hacks on Espn like burger bill, or most of that crap on the DP just does not get it..

I've been a fan since before the first game in DEN which I sat in the south stands for.. I attended their training camps watching through holes in the canvas they put up to block the views..

So pardon me all to hell, IF I expect a bit more in the training camp threads than crap.. Or kiddies giggling about how wonderful some player is.. because he is big, fast or cute .

lonestar
07-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Route runner are the ones that get more passes thrown at them. There is a reason Wes Welker has caught so many passes the last few years. Not to mention he is Tom Brady's go to guy when the pressure is on!

While Thomas is a top talent and a physical freak, Decker's hands (even though he had his fare share of drops last year) and precise route running will make him Manning's favorite target this coming season I bet. Next season... after running a pro style offense for basically the first time, Thomas could blow the league up!

But as of this year, my money is on Decker being the main target as long as he is healthy. That's not to say Thomas won't be able to put up great numbers.


think you have hit this one out of the park.

While DT us working on learning the route tree in CAMP.. Decker has been working with Manning since he got here. He dropped 3 catchable passes while in college .08% so look for Decker to become his next favorite target.. someone who can get up open, has decent speed, can get YAC and get what Manning is going to do.. While DT learns what he should have known in HS the route tree..

no doubt that DT will get some throws but Manning and Decker are mind melding as we speak he was the smart one to be there for him when he needed someone to practice with..

Unless something happens Decker is the guy..

huh??
07-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Remember how in the last few seasons of TC that we'd hear about how, "...defenses usually dominate against the offense early in training camp because of fewer complexities."?

I haven't seen any references to that so far this year. Was that more of an excuse for prior QB's, or do we need more help on D?

lonestar
07-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Remember how in the last few seasons of TC that we'd hear about how, "...defenses usually dominate against the offense early in training camp because of fewer complexities."?

I haven't seen any references to that so far this year. Was that more of an excuse for prior QB's, or do we need more help on D?

Think you have answered your own question.. it was both..

SonOfLe-loLang
07-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Think you have answered your own question.. it was both..

No, I think it's manning being brilliant. Remember, a lot of this is 7 on 7's or 11 on 11 with a half rush. So he can kinda sit back there and do his thing. He is probably the greatest technical quarterback in the history of the game. With no pressure on him, he's going to make any sort of defense look silly. The key to frustrating Peyton is to pressure him up the middle...its why the Broncos always completely sucked against him.

lonestar
07-29-2012, 06:11 PM
No, I think it's manning being brilliant. Remember, a lot of this is 7 on 7's or 11 on 11 with a half rush. So he can kinda sit back there and do his thing. He is probably the greatest technical quarterback in the history of the game. With no pressure on him, he's going to make any sort of defense look silly. The key to frustrating Peyton is to pressure him up the middle...its why the Broncos always completely sucked against him.

great post but we still have issues on D until proven otherwise..

kupesdad
07-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Attention Mr. Kuper

I didn't see much of your kid today, sorry.......


A lot of his work was done on the complete opposite end of me today and I didn't want to get up and move as I was in full on Manning watching mode. I will tell you this though, he doesn't show much of a limp, if any, from his horrific injury last year. The coaches and training staff are clearly making an effort to ease him back in though. He rarely stayed in more than 2 plays max.

I didn't see when Deebo tweaked his neck but I heard he left just shy of practice ending for the day. Hopefully it was just precautionary.

Mr Kuper??

Are you adressing this to my father...The only people that address me as Mr Kuper are law enforcement officers... but they also call me the "perp" and I never have purple clothes on.