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Popps
07-14-2010, 10:36 AM
A little reading to quell the boredom...

Correll Buckhalter enjoyed a career year in his first season as a Bronco. Now he's focused on leading the team to the postseason and beyond.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the season draws closer, Correll Buckhalterwill likely get out a pen and paper and scrawl down several of his goals as he has nearly every year since breaking into the league in 2001.
The 31-year-old running back said it sometimes helps to have tangible individual and team milestones to shoot for.
But there's one goal that Buckhalter will not write.
He doesn't need to because it is never far from his mind.
"I'm all about winning right now," Buckhalter said. "I'm at the point of my career where I'm a 30-plus-year-old running back and only God knows how much longer I've got in this league. My main objective is to get a Super Bowl."
That's one of the biggest lessons he's picked up in a once-snake bitten and now-resurgent career.
Approaching his 10th NFL season, Buckhalter said he's a little smarter, a little more prepared and a lot hungrier to win a title. Now the patriarch of a talented backfield, Buckhalter, who was on the Eagles' roster for four NFC Championship defeats and a Super Bowl loss, said he'll be doing anything he can to make sure he can add "Super Bowl Champion" to his list of career accolades.
Part of that plan to take the Broncos to the next level comes from building off his personal success in his first season in Denver. The Nebraska product set career highs with 642 yards, a 5.4 yards per carry average and 31 receptions in 2009.
For a player who missed three complete seasons with knee injuries in the middle of his career, that success while playing in 14 games with seven starts is a testament to his physical and mental preparations.
Buckhalter said he's learned that taking care of his body is a full-time, year-round job that includes eating right -- something he said he struggled with early in his career -- and approaching every workout professionally.
With a year to learn Head Coach Josh McDaniels' system, the running back is even more upbeat about the team's future, After minicamps concluded in mid-June, Buckhalter detailed how he and the rest of the of the offense have progressed since last year at this time, calling McDaniels "a genius."
"It's allowed me to not think so much about my responsibilities," Buckhalter said. "I can just get out on the field and play and just let it go."
His experience also helps him influence his younger teammates, particularly backfieldmate Knowshon Moreno -- a role Buckhalter relishes.
Learning in an Eagles' system that featured veterans Dorsey Levens, Brian Mitchell and Duce Staley, Buckhalter said he feels a responsibility to pay it forward.
Moreno and Buckhalter handled the majority of the rushing load last season, and the veteran said during OTAs he's seen Moreno demonstrate more of the dynamic, big-play flashes he once showed at Georgia.
"I don't know everything, but the little stuff I know I try to help," Buckhalter said. "It's little key things that I know that he probably hasn't picked up yet, and I just help him with it."
Buckhalter won't discuss the figures that might make his personal goals list this season. Even when he gets around to writing them down later this summer, he'll keep them to himself.
But Buckhalter's biggest goal is no secret.
With the fickle nature of pro football, he's happy to be still plying his trade at the highest level.
That's why Buckhalter said bringing another championship to the Mile High City would be just another blessing on a long list.
"You can be here one day and gone the next (in the NFL)," Buckhalter said. "I'm fortunate. A lot of people wonder like, 'Man, how does this man have two knee injuries and still run like he is.' I say, 'Man, it's just favor from God.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 10:49 AM
He was excellent when he played...our best back by a mile.

I dont know if he'll ever stay healthy though.

Tombstone RJ
07-14-2010, 11:08 AM
He's deceptively fast and again, if he can stay healthy he is key for the running game. I love his attitude of win now.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 11:12 AM
He's deceptively fast and again, if he can stay healthy he is key for the running game. I love his attitude of win now.

His vision is underrated too. The guy flies through the hole and around the edge.

Houshyamama
07-14-2010, 01:29 PM
This is the part of the offseason where I have to keep myself from being overly optimistic. That being said, I can't ****ing wait for football season.

GO BRONCOS!

TheReverend
07-14-2010, 01:40 PM
He was excellent when he played...our best back by a mile.

I dont know if he'll ever stay healthy though.

His vision is underrated too. The guy flies through the hole and around the edge.

Both of these. He played light years beyond anything I imagined him to be capable of at this point in his career after his injuries and lack of... well, nearly anything in Philadelphia.

cmhargrove
07-14-2010, 02:01 PM
He was excellent when he played...our best back by a mile.

I dont know if he'll ever stay healthy though.

I agree. It was like for half a game he could play like a young Ladanian Tomlinson, then he would get dinged and be done for the day.

I hope he has a healthy year.

baja
07-14-2010, 02:03 PM
A little reading to quell the boredom...

Correll Buckhalter enjoyed a career year in his first season as a Bronco. Now he's focused on leading the team to the postseason and beyond.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the season draws closer, Correll Buckhalterwill likely get out a pen and paper and scrawl down several of his goals as he has nearly every year since breaking into the league in 2001.
The 31-year-old running back said it sometimes helps to have tangible individual and team milestones to shoot for.
But there's one goal that Buckhalter will not write.
He doesn't need to because it is never far from his mind.
"I'm all about winning right now," Buckhalter said. "I'm at the point of my career where I'm a 30-plus-year-old running back and only God knows how much longer I've got in this league. My main objective is to get a Super Bowl."
That's one of the biggest lessons he's picked up in a once-snake bitten and now-resurgent career.
Approaching his 10th NFL season, Buckhalter said he's a little smarter, a little more prepared and a lot hungrier to win a title. Now the patriarch of a talented backfield, Buckhalter, who was on the Eagles' roster for four NFC Championship defeats and a Super Bowl loss, said he'll be doing anything he can to make sure he can add "Super Bowl Champion" to his list of career accolades.
Part of that plan to take the Broncos to the next level comes from building off his personal success in his first season in Denver. The Nebraska product set career highs with 642 yards, a 5.4 yards per carry average and 31 receptions in 2009.
For a player who missed three complete seasons with knee injuries in the middle of his career, that success while playing in 14 games with seven starts is a testament to his physical and mental preparations.
Buckhalter said he's learned that taking care of his body is a full-time, year-round job that includes eating right -- something he said he struggled with early in his career -- and approaching every workout professionally.
With a year to learn Head Coach Josh McDaniels' system, the running back is even more upbeat about the team's future, After minicamps concluded in mid-June,<b> Buckhalter detailed how he and the rest of the of the offense have progressed since last year at this time, calling McDaniels "a genius."</b>
"It's allowed me to not think so much about my responsibilities," Buckhalter said. "I can just get out on the field and play and just let it go."
His experience also helps him influence his younger teammates, particularly backfieldmate Knowshon Moreno -- a role Buckhalter relishes.
Learning in an Eagles' system that featured veterans Dorsey Levens, Brian Mitchell and Duce Staley, Buckhalter said he feels a responsibility to pay it forward.
Moreno and Buckhalter handled the majority of the rushing load last season, and the veteran said during OTAs he's seen Moreno demonstrate more of the dynamic, big-play flashes he once showed at Georgia.
"I don't know everything, but the little stuff I know I try to help," Buckhalter said. "It's little key things that I know that he probably hasn't picked up yet, and I just help him with it."
Buckhalter won't discuss the figures that might make his personal goals list this season. Even when he gets around to writing them down later this summer, he'll keep them to himself.
But Buckhalter's biggest goal is no secret.
With the fickle nature of pro football, he's happy to be still plying his trade at the highest level.
That's why Buckhalter said bringing another championship to the Mile High City would be just another blessing on a long list.
"You can be here one day and gone the next (in the NFL)," Buckhalter said. "I'm fortunate. A lot of people wonder like, 'Man, how does this man have two knee injuries and still run like he is.' I say, 'Man, it's just favor from God.

I guess Buckhalter didn't get the memo that McD is a dictator who is killing the team.

oubronco
07-14-2010, 02:21 PM
He was just a shoestring away from breaking some long TD runs, hopefully he's gained a quarter of a step speed to get over the hump

HAT
07-14-2010, 02:43 PM
I guess Buckhalter didn't get the memo that McD is a dictator who is killing the team.

McMastermind.

Irish Stout
07-14-2010, 02:47 PM
I guess Buckhalter didn't get the memo that McD is a dictator who is killing the team.

If you asked Jhns, he'll tell you Bucky was a piss poor back who can't stay healthy and of course he hangs from McD's jockstrap, cause McD gave him a chance.

If you ask me I say that Bucky was born to be a Bronco. If you break down his last name it makes perfect sense: Buck Halter. He Buck's like a Bronco breaking through the Halter.







If this place doesn't liven up soon I am going to post more idiotic things. I miss Dortoh.

jhns
07-14-2010, 03:02 PM
If you asked Jhns, he'll tell you Bucky was a piss poor back who can't stay healthy and of course he hangs from McD's jockstrap, cause McD gave him a chance.


Yeah right. I love me some Buckhaulter. He would have been one of the best backs in the league over this past decade if he could stay healthy. He was also a great player for us last season and I hope he can stay healthy this year, along with Moreno, becuase I think they can be among the best duos in the league.

Also Buck came from the best college program there is.

Irish Stout
07-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Yeah right. I love me some Buckhaulter. He would have been one of the best backs in the league over this past decade if he could stay healthy. He was also a great player for us last season and I hope he can stay healthy this year, along with Moreno, becuase I think they can be among the best duos in the league.

Also Buck came from the best college program there is.

You just have to be contrary to everything don't you?!?!?!Ha!

But its good to see a little positivity on the rbs from you. Its actually my position of greatest concern.

baja
07-14-2010, 03:19 PM
You just have to be contrary to everything don't you?!?!?!Ha!

But its good to see a little positivity on the rbs from you. Its actually my position of greatest concern.

Mine is the O line

BTW that would be a good thread title - what is your position of greatest concern and why

jhns
07-14-2010, 03:31 PM
You just have to be contrary to everything don't you?!?!?!Ha!

But its good to see a little positivity on the rbs from you. Its actually my position of greatest concern.

I am positive about a lot of things. I only have negative things to say about Orton, McDaniels, the continued rotating door at d-coordinator, the excessive trading of draft picks, the whole Marshall thing, and Orton. Did I mention I hate having Orton as our QB? Anyways, I have liked a lot of what McDaniels has done in FA over the past two offseasons. I am positive about most everything I didn't list though.

I do like being the contrarian and arguing with everything!

colonelbeef
07-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Shows flashes, unfortunately he can never stay healthy, and isn't the future anyway.

Moreno will be better this year

colonelbeef
07-14-2010, 05:16 PM
I guess Buckhalter didn't get the memo that McD is a dictator who is killing the team.

Kyle Orton is the starting QB. That is championship team disallowing 101

Los Broncos
07-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Good read taking care of your body in the off season is hard enough. and eating right

Bronco Yoda
07-14-2010, 05:41 PM
love me some Buckhaulter

meangene
07-14-2010, 05:48 PM
I really hope Buckhalter can stay healthy this season but, given his history, I think we were lucky he stayed as healthy as he did last year. Even then, it seemed like he was consistently getting little dings here and there. We really need another back to step up and provide some security behind Moreno if Buck goes down. I know we were looking at a couple backs leading up to the draft but things just didn't fall our way on that. It is definitely one of my concerns heading into the season.