Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.
Showing his surgically repaired ACL was no longer an issue, the Broncos’ pass-rusher flashed through the line and sent the backup quarterback’s pass fluttering to the ground.
Kevin Vickerson thought he’d be back on the football field by now. Instead, he spends his days rehabbing his right hip, which was dislocated seven months ago in New England.
While Peyton Manning’s prodigious offense was scorching scoreboards all of last season, collecting records and accolades by the bundle, Denver’s depleted defense was giving up 25 points a game.
The seizure, the weight loss, the false-start of a comeback. Derek Wolfe endured them all while always keeping one goal in mind: Getting back on the football field.
Six months ago Derek Wolfe had doubts he’d ever play football again. He went through the ringer both physically and emotionally.
Rahim Moore was so excited for the Denver Broncos’ first practice of the offseason – and his first in six months – that he sauntered out of the locker room with his jersey on backward.
CBSDenver.com writer Brett Heinzerling breaks down the Broncos’ needs to avoid repeating last season’s demoralizing ending.
As far as Peyton Manning is concerned, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn’t the only offensive reinforcement summoned to help Denver get another crack at winning the Super Bowl.
Broncos pass-rushers DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller are a lot alike. Both collect lots of sacks, hefty paychecks and plenty of accolades. The two are also on the comeback trail after offseason surgeries following a disappointing season.