With fewer holes and shallower pockets this time around, John Elway watched big names leaving Denver for a change -Julius Thomas to Jacksonville, Orlando Franklin to San Diego – in the frenzied opening hours of free agency Tuesday.
When running back C.J. Anderson joined 10 teammates on the Pro Bowl roster Monday, the Broncos set a franchise record with 11 players earning all-star honors, eclipsing the 10-player mark from the 1998 Super Bowl season.
John Elway is looking for the right man to fix a 12-4 team, not a 4-12 debacle like John Fox inherited four years ago.
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders found a bright spot in an otherwise sour end to the season: a slot on the Pro Bowl roster.
There was one team ready to move onto the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, and it wasn’t the Denver Broncos. The Indianapolis Colts out-preformed the Broncos in every aspect of the game and won the playoff contest 24-13.
When Colts owner Jim Irsay scans the field Sunday, he’ll see in the Denver Broncos the kind of team he admittedly couldn’t surround Peyton Manning with nearly enough during their 14 years together in Indianapolis.
Top tackler Brandon Marshall is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday’s playoff game against Indianapolis (12-5) after missing the last 2 1/2 games with a sprained right foot.
Bradley Roby could have been preparing for the national title game right now. Instead, the Denver Broncos rookie cornerback is bracing to be picked on by Andrew Luck.
To Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano, studying Denver’s secondary this week must have seemed like watching the Pro Bowl announcements.
If the Denver Broncos assume they’ll face the same Indianapolis Colts they topped in the season opener, they’re both right and wrong.