The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
In a year where the Denver Broncos had three receivers with 10 or more touchdowns last season, it seems Peyton Manning is picking up right where he left off by spreading the ball around again.
Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The Three Amigos in Denver Broncos lore were all wide receivers: Vance Johnson, Mark Jackson and Ricky Nattiel. The modern version consists of safety Quinton Carter, defensive end Quanterus Smith and linebacker Lerentee McCray.
Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday but his flight from Georgia didn’t get back in time for him to participate in a spirited practice at Dove Valley that featured three scuffles.
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.
If Von Miller is worried about the possibility of his looming four-game suspension to start the season, he sure isn’t showing it.
The Broncos drafted Quanterus Smith to replace Elvis Dumervil, yet he just might spend his first month as a pro helping to fill the big cleats of All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller.
Forget about Peyton Manning’s neck and right arm. Both held up just fine last year. The question now is about his broad shoulders.