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Old 06-06-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Knowshon Moreno breezed into Denver last month carrying the tag of the Broncos' No. 1 draft pick, but the rookie tailback has found himself behind a couple of veterans throughout voluntary practices.

Moreno has been getting some repetitions with the first-team offense, but he still finds himself behind veterans Correll Buckhalter and LaMont Jordan. Still, it is what Moreno said he expected for this time of year.

"I'm just learning," Moreno said. "They've been in the league eight or nine years. Coming behind them and learning from them and maybe one day making my way up there is awesome."

While Moreno remains patient as he learns the Denver offense, he also is watching Buckhalter and Jordan and trying to emulate how the veterans

He said he's also taking their advice about how to prepare away from the field from getting enough sleep to fitting in extra time to study the playbook.

"I'm catching it, starting to get the hang of it," Moreno said. "It's starting to slow down a little bit, but at times I'm spinning a little bit. But the guys are helping me, and Coach (Bobby Turner) is helping me, and we're working and building progress."

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Robert Ayers arrived at Dove Valley last month hoping to wear jersey No. 91, the same number he wore at the University of Tennessee.

He found that number already claimed by nose tackle Ronald Fields. Ayers was instead offered No. 56, the number last worn by star linebacker Al Wilson, also a former Volunteer.

Ayers called Wilson after accepting the jersey.

"He said it's always good to have a guy from Tennessee representing him, and that's what I told him I'm going to do. I'm going to try to hold his number down and do the best I can," Ayers said.

"He wished me luck. He was telling me how great of a place Denver is. Hearing those words from Al, who's a Tennessee alum, a guy that was one of the Broncos' better defense players, to hear that from him really meant a lot for me."



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Old 06-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Fields should've been forced to take a diff number. And to wash Ayers balls if he wants it.

They both sound really nice. Hopefully Moreno knows in his head that he's way better than the scrubs ahead of him...
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Encouraging. I don't care if it's just beat writer fluff. I'm really starting to like Moreno.
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Fields should've been forced to take a diff number. And to wash Ayers balls if he wants it.

They both sound really nice. Hopefully Moreno knows in his head that he's way better than the scrubs ahead of him...

I agree. Hopefully he's just tempering his confidence with diplomacy. He really needs to crack the starting lineup and be a big producer.
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