It’s a good bet that some of the players who’ll be asked to turn in their playbooks in Denver will be scooped up by other teams this weekend.
DeMarcus Ware won’t play in his first visit to Dallas almost six months after the Cowboys released their franchise sack leader and he signed with Denver.
General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward.
If anyone thought the Denver Broncos emerged with big heads from their 34-0 pummeling of the San Francisco 49ers, they don’t know preseason football.
The last time Broncos star left tackle Ryan Clady was involved in joint preseason practices, he got into a fight with current teammate DeMarcus Ware, then of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Denver Broncos look like they’re ready to start the season. They had an impressive preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks, and they christened San Francisco’s new stadium with a 34-0 shutout of the 49ers.
Seven months post-surgery, Von Miller is showing flashes of his old self and looks determined to atone for a trouble-filled 2013 season that began with a six-game drug suspension and ended with a torn right ACL in Week 16.
Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver.
When the Seattle Seahawks visit the Broncos for a preseason kickoff Thursday night, they’ll see a Denver defense that was reshaped with them in mind — along with a team still smarting over all that trash talk during and after the Super Bowl.
Marvin Austin was an afterthought in the Denver Broncos’ $110 million defensive makeover this offseason.