Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
As running back Montee Ball recovers from appendicitis, the Broncos are looking at their options in the offensive backfield. Thursday’s preseason game offered them ample opportunity.
Denver Broncos starting running back Montee Ball is sidelined with appendicitis and isn’t expected back until the AFC champs’ opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 7.
Montee Ball acknowledges he was “a little bit” intimidated by Peyton Manning last year, something he says contributed to his slow start.
I recently read through Pete Prisco’s article on CBSSports.com that spells out his picks and names his most overrated and underrated players on each NFL roster. (It’s a great read. Click here. You’ll thank me.) Naturally, being a Bronco fan since birth, I was most interested in his thoughts on the home team.
Manny Ramirez had a season to remember and a Super Bowl to forget.
At Dove Valley the Denver Broncos have already handed the starting running back job to Montee Ball, so now it’s a battle of backups.
Peyton Manning has thrown 100 touchdown passes in his two seasons in Denver. Although the five-time MVP has another group of tantalizing targets with the additions of Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer, the Broncos want more balance in 2014.
Kapri Bibbs was bypassed in the NFL draft despite leading the nation with 31 touchdown runs in his single season at Colorado State. Yet, he insists he’s glad he turned pro.
Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.