Whether known as Mon-TAY or Mon-TEE, running back Montee Ball made quite a name for himself during his record-setting career at Wisconsin.
Safe to say, the Broncos will not be faxing their pick to league headquarters. Still, it’s that balky fax machine and the repercussions of losing Elvis Dumervil that helped shape the way Denver heads into this week’s draft.
Try as they might, the Baltimore Ravens just couldn’t get under the skin or into the heads of the Denver Broncos, who were more concerned about talking up their opponents than trash-talking them.
In what could be the last game for seven-time All Pro Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, the Broncos and Ravens meet Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Two NFL icons, each 3 wins away from a second championship.
If Willis McGahee had to play a game tomorrow, “No, I couldn’t go,” he said. But if he gets the call to play on, say, Jan. 20 in the AFC title game, the Broncos running back thinks he could be there.
John Elway insisted that every one of the Denver Broncos was better the second Peyton Manning put his signature on that nearly $100 million contract last spring.
A whole host of Broncos players are using the bye week they earned to heal before their all-important Divisional round and possible Super Bowl run.
Denver coach John Fox makes it pretty clear: running backs have to hold on to the ball to hang on to their jobs. Rookie Ronnie Hillman is just hoping he’s not in the Broncos’ doghouse as long as Knowshon Moreno was.
The fans behind the south end zone who earlier had a great view of Peyton Manning’s heart-skipping effort to tackle cornerback Brandon Flowers held up their index fingers as the final seconds ticked away on Denver’s 38-3 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.
They are 16-point favorites against a team tied for the worst record in the league. With each and every victory over the span of a 10-game winning streak, their once-narrow path to the Super Bowl has grown as wide as an eight-lane highway.