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titan
06-10-2010, 09:22 PM
from my sports blog at http://sportsindenver.blogspot.com/ (copy below)

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One of my favorite bronco quarterback club meetings each year is the one in May or June when the highlight film of the previous season is premiered. Tonight I saw the premiere of the 2009 highlight film titled "A Team From The Start"

Patrick Smyth, the executive director of media relations for the Broncos, introduced the film and answered questions from the crowd afterwards. Patrick said NFL films came to the Broncos after the season asking what the team wanted featured in the film. The two features the broncos wanted emphasized were a "team over the individual" attitude and Josh McDaniel's passion.

The film highlighted the Broncos victories, especially the 6-0 start and the Thanksgiving night NY Giants win. I liked that many sideline and locker room comments were included. One that stood out for me was McDaniels yelling at Kyle Orton during a game "if you are fired up, they will be. The rest of the team feeds off of you!" I thought "yep, that's why he drafted Tebow". McDaniels wants a passionate leader as his qb.

Some accomplishments mentioned: McDaniels had the 3rd best start in the history of the NFL for a rookie coach, Elvis was the first bronco to lead the nfl in sacks, the defense had 8 new starters and finished 7th overall in defense, the win at KC was the largest margin of victory ever for the Broncos at Arrowhead, and Matt Prater made 19 of his last 20 field goal attempts.

While the 2-8 finish still leaves a bad taste in my mouth, the highlight film did remind me of that there were alot of positives to last season. Towards the end of the film a fan is shown holding a sign "In McDaniels We Trust"

The highlight film will probably show up on NFL Network in the future. It's worth seeing, especially for all the player and coach comments featured.

After the film Patrick answered questions. I asked him how Tim Tebow was doing. Patrick joked, "Tim who?" Then he went on to say that Tebow is one of the hardest workers at camp. Tim is the last one to leave the building each day and he's always looking for a coach to quiz him on the offense. In his flight out after the draft Tebow wanted to do pushups during the flight to work out, and he brought a gym bag with him. Josh McDaniels says that Tebow is "ahead of schedule" in his development.

McDaniels wants players that are "tough, smart, and physical" The recent bronco draft class featured players with 4 of the top 10 wonderlic scores.

Will Eddie Royal be more involved in the offense? Kyle Orton says he didn't get Eddie the ball as much as he should have last year. McDaniels is trying to have four #1 receivers instead of focusing so much on just 1 receiver like last year (Marshall)
Rod Smith was at practice yesterday and talked to Eddie. Champ saw Rod and teased him about gray hair. "It would be gray if we had won that 2006 afc championship game," said Rod.

Elvis contract? It's being worked on. Elvis has a real good attitude and is confident it will be worked out.

Ryan Clady? He's a real quiet guy. He feels bad about his offseason basketball injury. Not as bad as it could have been and he's recovering well. Clady is a huge Lakers fan and he opens up when teammates tease him about the Lakers.

Xanders and McDaniels relationship? It is really a partnership, they work closely together and come to a decision jointly. They are in each other's offices 15 to 20 times a day. Xanders first job in the NFL was cleaning pools for the Atlanta Falcons. He rose through the ranks and was a defensive assistant on the Falcons super bowl team that played the broncos.

John Elway watched practice yesterday - the first time Elway has been at a Bronco practice in years. The recent bronco quarterbacks, while good guys, didn't want anything to do with Elway. Tebow is different - he wanted to have dinner with Elway when he flew out after the draft.

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I always find the qb club meetings interesting and this one was no exception. There was a small but loyal group of fans attending tonight - many long time season ticket holders. The club is planning more Monday night meetings this year and hope to have more current players as guests.

SoCalBronco
06-10-2010, 09:25 PM
Thanks for the review, titan....much appreciated. :)

Tebow wanting to do pushups on the flight is just awesome.

:tebow:

footstepsfrom#27
06-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Tebow wanting to do pushups on the flight is just awesome.

:tebow:
Tebow wasn't pushing himself up, he was pushing the plane down...mechanical difficulties made it necessary he do so in order for them to land.

Los Broncos
06-10-2010, 11:57 PM
Good to hear Tebow is ahead in his development really pulling for this guy.

SoCalBronco
06-11-2010, 12:04 AM
Tebow wasn't pushing himself up, he was pushing the plane down...mechanical difficulties made it necessary he do so in order for them to land.

:)

Passengers mistakenly thought they were in a rough patch of turbulence....nah, Tebow's one finger pushups were just putting alot of stress on the plane.

bap454
06-11-2010, 12:27 AM
John Elway watched practice yesterday - the first time Elway has been at a Bronco practice in years. The recent bronco quarterbacks, while good guys, didn't want anything to do with Elway. Tebow is different - he wanted to have dinner with Elway when he flew out after the draft.

Interesting tidbit here- nothing to do with Elway? ??? I guess facing the man face to face whoes shoes you will never fill is just a bit much. Thumbs up to Timmy for embracing Bronco Football. This man just knows his way to my heart!

montrose
06-11-2010, 01:41 AM
After a decade of being pessimistic, I'm so ****ing jacked about the direction of our franchise. Hiring Josh McDaniels will be one of the best moves Pat Bowlen ever made, he's going to be a winner guys - I can feel it!

Go Broncos! :gobroncos

crush17
06-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Thank you so much for the recap. I want to see that highlight video so bad!

El Guapo
06-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Good stuff, I appreciate the post. Looking forward to viewing this video, too (hopefully).

BigPlayShay
06-11-2010, 07:58 AM
As I have mentioned before on several threads. Team highlight videos used to be sold in stores. Now they only show them a few times a year on ESPN or NFL Network, and these usually have a scroll at the bottom of the screen and a network watermark. Team highlight DVDs (DVD-Rs really) can be purchased at NFLFilms.com. The problem is the cost is a ridiculous $50. I would love to find a group of people that would go in together to and purchase some of these. I would order them and make copies to send out to the group. I actually own a few of these directly from NFL Films (1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006) and the quality is fantastic.

Tombstone RJ
06-11-2010, 08:31 AM
This team is getting better and better. While I liked Shanny and I respect him for the two lombardis, McD is the future. Shanahan is a player's coach while McD is a team coach. The Broncos needed a shot of adrenaline and a new attitude. Thanks to McD this is exactly what they got. The dead-beat fans at Invesco Field better wake up. The Broncos are coming back strong and the wine (or is it whine) and cheese crowd can go back to california where they belong. Give Invesco back to the real fans Pat!

montrose
06-11-2010, 09:45 AM
This team is getting better and better. While I liked Shanny and I respect him for the two lombardis, McD is the future. Shanahan is a player's coach while McD is a team coach. The Broncos needed a shot of adrenaline and a new attitude. Thanks to McD this is exactly what they got. The dead-beat fans at Invesco Field better wake up. The Broncos are coming back strong and the wine (or is it whine) and cheese crowd can go back to california where they belong. Give Invesco back to the real fans Pat!

This! :thumbsup:

Popps
06-11-2010, 09:55 AM
Great read, Titan! Thanks.

crush17
06-11-2010, 10:24 AM
As I have mentioned before on several threads. Team highlight videos used to be sold in stores. Now they only show them a few times a year on ESPN or NFL Network, and these usually have a scroll at the bottom of the screen and a network watermark. Team highlight DVDs (DVD-Rs really) can be purchased at NFLFilms.com. The problem is the cost is a ridiculous $50. I would love to find a group of people that would go in together to and purchase some of these. I would order them and make copies to send out to the group. I actually own a few of these directly from NFL Films (1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006) and the quality is fantastic.

You can count me in sir. Let's do this.

baja
06-11-2010, 10:30 AM
Thanks for the review, titan....much appreciated. :)

Tebow wanting to do pushups on the flight is just awesome.

:tebow:

I heard he ran in place in the aisle of the plane so he could tell Josh he ran to Denver

baja
06-11-2010, 10:33 AM
John Elway watched practice yesterday - the first time Elway has been at a Bronco practice in years. The recent bronco quarterbacks, while good guys, didn't want anything to do with Elway. Tebow is different - he wanted to have dinner with Elway when he flew out after the draft.

Great to read this. I will always believe Elway and Shanny did not end well.

BigPlayShay
06-11-2010, 10:53 AM
As I have mentioned before on several threads. Team highlight videos used to be sold in stores. Now they only show them a few times a year on ESPN or NFL Network, and these usually have a scroll at the bottom of the screen and a network watermark. Team highlight DVDs (DVD-Rs really) can be purchased at NFLFilms.com. The problem is the cost is a ridiculous $50. I would love to find a group of people that would go in together to and purchase some of these. I would order them and make copies to send out to the group. I actually own a few of these directly from NFL Films (1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006) and the quality is fantastic.

You can count me in sir. Let's do this.

We gotta get some more people. Free copies of 1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006 to those that contribute.

baja
06-11-2010, 10:56 AM
We gotta get some more people. Free copies of 1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006 to those that contribute.

I'd be interested if we can get the price low enough. Say ten bucks.

BlaK-Argentina
06-11-2010, 11:06 AM
What's all this positive talk?? Wha... what year is this??

broncosteven
06-11-2010, 11:59 AM
:)

Passengers mistakenly thought they were in a rough patch of turbulence....nah, Tebow's one finger pushups were just putting alot of stress on the plane.

Just imagine Tebow + Gene + Jim Lovell during Apollo 13!

broncosteven
06-11-2010, 11:59 AM
great to read this. I will always believe elway and shanny did not end well.

lol