There’s the man who isn’t big enough, the former first-round draft pick who hasn’t lived up to his potential and the record-setting college back brought in to replace them both.
The Denver Broncos released their first training camp depth chart this fall on Sunday.
Montee Ball was star struck. Terrell Davis was awe struck. The Denver Broncos Ring of Famer and current NFL Network analyst visited his old team Friday to interview the rookie running back.
Forget about Peyton Manning’s neck and right arm. Both held up just fine last year. The question now is about his broad shoulders.
The latest distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted Monday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
Willis McGahee knew when he showed up at minicamp this week that he faced long odds of keeping his starting job since the Denver Broncos had used a high draft pick to select a running back for the second straight season.
Willis McGahee skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
The most intriguing new face turning heads at the Denver Broncos’ offseason workouts isn’t Montee Ball or Sylvester Williams. It’s third-year tight end Julius Thomas.
Willis McGahee apparently is counting on history repeating itself. The grizzled running back skipped some of last year’s offseason workouts, then showed up at the mandatory minicamp and handily won the starting job.
As he enters his second season in Denver, Manning is another year removed from the neck problems that plagued him in 2011.