John Elway has been down this lonely road before, trudging through the tunnel in deafening silence after a stunning loss at home as the AFC’s prohibitive Super Bowl favorite following a 13-3 regular season.
Eight months ago, a teary-eyed Rahim Moore stood in Denver’s hushed locker room and took the blame for the Broncos’ playoff pratfall against the Baltimore Ravens.
Von Miller brushed past reporters after another stellar practice, choosing not to stop and talk about the latest report that he could be facing an even longer suspension that originally thought.
Shaun Phillips has forced enough fumbles in his day that he doesn’t mind the occasional cleanup job of just pouncing on the ball and safely recovering it. He got a little more than that in the Broncos’ 10-6 exhibition win against the 49ers.
Around these parts, John Elway is affectionately known as the “Duke” for scrambling and slinging his way to a Hall of Fame career.
Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme combined for 93 catches, 911 yards and seven touchdowns last season, yet the tight end making all the noise at the Denver Broncos’ training camp is a third-year pro with all of one career catch to his name.
Forget about Peyton Manning’s neck and right arm. Both held up just fine last year. The question now is about his broad shoulders.
His paycheck may look like Peyton Manning’s tip money. Still, there’s at least one area where Manning and his newest Broncos teammate, defensive back Quentin Jammer, aren’t nearly so far apart.
After his breakout season last year ended with a trip to Honolulu alongside Peyton Manning, Zane Beadles has enhanced the mind games he’s employed to become a better football player.
As the Broncos returned to practice Monday, Rahim Moore said he appreciates the support from teammates, friends and the front office and understands the lingering frustration that some fans feel.