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Blowing up the Broncos
How the mighty have fallen. The Denver Broncos were once one of the marquee franchises in the NFL. Pat Bowlen was a great owner, Mike Shanahan was a top-notch coach and John Elway was a Hall of Fame quarterback. Now, when I assemble my first power poll for the 2009 s...
4 years, 10 months ago   |   Blowing up the Broncos ( 21 )
Time for the pendulum to swing in the NFL
I'm not sure where it all started, but the new breed of NFL coaches is ruled by ego. Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is just the latest megalomaniac to rise to the top of the NFL mountain. Denver fans, along with the team's front office, were convinced they had th...
5 years ago   |   Time for the pendulum to swing in the NFL ( 9 )
Buyer beware on Cutler
It's usually not all that hard to pick a rooting interest in any conflict, be it personal, professional, political or in the world of sports. The average person will gravitate toward one side for a plethora of reasons that can involve everything from family ties to pat...
5 years ago   |   Buyer beware on Cutler ( 11 )
Injuries taking toll on Broncos; Young and Scheffler out Sunday
When the Denver Broncos host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they’ll be doing it without starting running back Selvin Young and tight end Tony Scheffler. Commentary: Both Young and Scheffler reportedly suffered groin injuries in the Tampa Bay game, joining Ebeneze...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   Injuries taking toll on Broncos; Young and Scheffler out Sunday ( 3 )
The smart money on Broncos-Chiefs
A bit gun-shy after taking a bath last week in betting a sizable fraction of the gambling bankroll on the Chicago Bears, this punter’s giving it a go again this week. (After all, a pattern is beginning to emerge here: Week 3, loss; Week 2, win with the Buffalo Bills...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   The smart money on Broncos-Chiefs ( 4 )
The best team in the AFC
Let’s see, after three games, old AFC reliables in the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts have suffered from too many dead key men walking; near-championship threats the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars have been exposed as mortals; the San Diego...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   The best team in the AFC ( 5 )
What’s different in Denver?
Though two games hardly a season make and the Denver Broncos hardly have anything wrapped up with 88.2 percent of their contests left to play, something profound has happened to this 7-9 team of 2007 that many (ahem) reckoned for a sub-.500 level in '08. Sure, the Bro...
5 years, 7 months ago   |   What’s different in Denver? ( 12 )
The Bronco game balls go to…
The message from the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders Monday night game? Simple: This is why you shouldn’t make predictions before Week 1. Reckoning that the Raiders’ new-look, all-star secondary would give Jay Cutler fits while the little-augmented Denver ground defe...
5 years, 7 months ago   |   The Bronco game balls go to… ( 11 )
Fan Pulse: Broncos fans taking exception with Goodell
The thread on Broncos Country, a Denver-based fan forum, titled "Roger Goodell is an IDIOT", is certainly attention-grabbing. Is it the true reflection of what Broncos fans feel over wide receiver Brandon Marshall's two-game suspension (and a third game if he doesn't...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Broncos fans taking exception with Goodell ( 11 )
Fan Pulse: Lynch, Broncos “parting ways”
Some NFL teams present the new season to their fans as being something different than the prior year. It's not just a marketing gimmick for the Broncos. Already having lost franchise-leading wide receiver Rod Smith to retirement, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported th...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Lynch, Broncos “parting ways” ( 16 )
Broncos WR Smith announces retirement
Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday. Smith played 13 seasons, all in Denver, and finished with 849 catches for 11,389 yards and 68 touchdowns. He posted 1,000-yard receiving seasons in eight of his 13 years with the Bronco...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   Broncos WR Smith announces retirement ( 11 )
Broncos seventh-round pick Hillis signs multiyear deal
Denver signed the second of its two seventh-round draft picks, fullback Peyton Hillis, to a multiyear deal Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hillis' signing puts five of the Broncos' nine draft picks under contract. Broncos rookie contract status as o...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Broncos seventh-round pick Hillis signs multiyear deal ( 3 )
Broncos sign fifth-rounder Torain, three others
The Broncos signed fifth-round running back Ryan Torain to a four-year contract Wednesday, the team announced. They also came to terms on four-year deals with their other fifth-rounder, DT Carlton Powell, and sixth-round LB Spencer Larson. In addition, Denver renegotiat...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Broncos sign fifth-rounder Torain, three others ( 6 )
Fan Pulse: Broncos fans nostalgic for their former players
Normally, fans wouldn't pay much attention to a receiver who left and had considerably less success with his new team. Ashley Lelie has 38 catches in the last two years, 28 with Atlanta in 2006 and 10 with San Francisco in 2007. He finished with 42 catches with the Br...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Broncos fans nostalgic for their former players ( 6 )
Fan Pulse: Broncos fans at arms with Marshall
It's not as if Broncos fans on the Broncos Country forum are jumping on the anti-Brandon Marshall bandwagon. Judging by the volume collecting in just a few hours after the Denver Post reported the receiver's third arrest in 12 months, it seems they are each starting the...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Broncos fans at arms with Marshall ( 14 )
Rumor: Broncos’ Lynch says “this is probably my last year”
Broncos S John Lynch told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday that 2008 is "probably my last year." Lynch came into the league in 1993; since, he has been to nine Pro Bowls and has been an All-Pro twice in his career with the Broncos and the Buccaneers. The offseason...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Rumor: Broncos’ Lynch says “this is probably my last year” ( 12 )
Broncos release Henry after one season
After just one season, the Broncos released RB Travis Henry on Monday. Henry signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal last offseason with Denver, and after a rocky 2007 season, he took a pay reduction to stay with the franchise. A lingering hamstring injury forced him o...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Broncos release Henry after one season ( 25 )
Broncos cut S Underwood
The Broncos waived S Marviel Underwood on Thursday, the team announced. Underwood, a fourth-year player out of San Diego State, missed the entire 2006 season because of multiple ligament tears in his knee suffered in the preseason. The Broncos released him to free up r...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Broncos cut S Underwood ( 3 )
Denver signs RB Pittman to one-year deal
In wake of RB Travis Henry's hamstring injury, the Broncos signed veteran back Michael Pittman to a one-year contract Tuesday. Henry tweaked his hamstring while running a 100-yard sprint during organized team activities earlier in May. He is expected to return, but Pi...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Denver signs RB Pittman to one-year deal ( 22 )
Fan Pulse: Broncos fans excited about Cutler
If Broncos QB Jay Cutler is down about the fact he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, he's not showing it to his fans. In fact, he's showing them quite the opposite. Broncos fans on the forum Broncos Country are raving about how good Cutler looked in a picture poste...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Broncos fans excited about Cutler ( 7 )