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Von Miller on being called soft: That’s what we’ve been putting out there

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:53
Broncos General Manager John Elway said on Friday that he thinks his team has gotten “a little bit soft” since opening the season with a 3-1 record. When Elway said that, the Broncos were losers of five straight games. When reporters had a chance to talk to Broncos players on Sunday, they were losers of [more]

Vance Joseph was “initially offended” by Elway’s remarks

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:11
On Friday, Broncos president of football operations and G.M. John Elway said the team has gotten “a little bit soft.” Broncos coach Vance Joseph initially wasn’t happy about that. Joseph told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals that he was “initially offended” by the comments, but that after thinking about the issue Joseph decided [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers, Patriots atop the conference

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:03
Some things never change. The Steelers and Patriots are the two franchises that have played in the AFC Championship Game the most, and the Steelers and Patriots are the two teams atop the AFC this year. Here’s how the AFC playoff picture looks, with each team now having played 10 games: LEADERS 1. Steelers (8-2): [more]

Broncos continue to plummet, lose at home to Bengals

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:33
The Denver Broncos are on a six-game losing streak. Denver, which looked like a playoff contender early in the season, fell 20-17 to Cincinnati today to drop to 3-7 on the season. It’s been an ugly fall for a Broncos team that just can’t get anything going offensively. Brock Osweiler, playing in front of the [more]

Broncos fingers are pointing at Mike McCoy

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:17
The unspoken message coming from John Elway’s recent remarks about the state of the Broncos is that somebody will likely be getting fired. The primary candidate for now could be offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media makes the case for consternation in Colorado over McCoy, who returned to the team this year [more]

Broncos cut A.J. Derby a year after trading for him

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 20:56
Last year the Patriots traded tight end A.J. Derby to the Broncos just before the trade deadline. That netted New England a fifth-round draft pick, which they used to get running back Mike Gillislee from the Bills. Now Derby is done in Denver. The Broncos announced today that they have released Derby, who has 19 [more]

Elway on Broncos: “We got a little bit soft”

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:43
Earlier this week, we dubbed first-year Broncos coach Vance Joseph this year’s potential surprise firing. It may not be a surprise, based on comments made Friday night by his boss, John Elway. “I will tell you, I think we got a little bit soft,” Elway said Friday at the Ring of Fame ceremony for late [more]

Week 11 injury report roundup

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:57
Week 11 kicked off on Thursday with a Steelers win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Adam Jones out this week with concussion

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:35
The Bengals will be without cornerback Adam Jones this week when they play the Broncos, and two other starters. Jones remains in the concussion protocol, after leaving last week’s loss to the Titans. In his absence, the Bengals will likely start William Jackson. He’s listed as questionable with a toe injury but practiced fully Friday. [more]

Broncos head coach Vance Joseph says criticism is deserved

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:01
Losing five straight games after a 3-1 start isn’t exactly the best way for a rookie head coach to endear himself to a new fan base. However, that is the predicament Vance Joseph finds himself in with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have also lost all five games by double digits with a 10-point loss [more]

Lions claim defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers from Broncos

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:32
The Detroit Lions claimed defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. To clear room on their roster, they released defensive end George Johnson, who had just re-signed with the team on Tuesday. The Broncos signed Edebali as a free agent in March after appearing in 48 games with New Orleans [more]

Brock Osweiler limited at Broncos practice

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:55
The Broncos bumped up Paxton Lynch‘s workload at Wednesday’s practice in order to see whether his right shoulder is sufficiently healed to allow him to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind Brock Osweiler. They were able to get more of a look than expected because Osweiler was not a full participant in the session. [more]

Report: Paxton Lynch could back up Brock Osweiler this week

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:31
Broncos coach Vance Joseph announced earlier this week that Brock Osweiler will make his third straight start at quarterback when Denver faces Cincinnati on Sunday. That announcement came after a rough night for the Broncos, but not as a big surprise. Trevor Siemian had his time running the offense and Joseph reiterated that Paxton Lynch [more]

Broncos add linebacker from their practice squad

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:36
The Broncos made a change at linebacker Wednesday, promoting linebacker Deiontrez Mount from their practice squad. He replaces Kasim Edebali, who was waived yesterday. Mount, a former sixth-round pick from Louisville, has spent time with the Titans and Colts, and has been on the Broncos practice squad all season. Backup linebackers are primarily special teams players, and [more]

Over/under on coaching vacancies this year: 7.5

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:15
During a recent episode of PFT Live, producer Rob “Stats” Guerrera and I went through the 32-team NFL standing and identified the teams that could be changing coaches after the season. We ultimately set the over/under at 7.5. And both of us took the over. Which means that we think at least eight coaching jobs [more]

Broncos waive Kasim Edebali

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:07
The Broncos waived outside linebacker Kasim Edebali on Tuesday. Edebali appeared in nine games for the Broncos this season. He made one tackle and one quarterback hit in 55 defensive snaps and also played 163 special teams snaps. Denver signed Edebali as an unrestricted free agent in March after he played 48 games in his [more]

Vance Joseph gives Brock Olivo a vote of confidence

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:11
Not many Broncos fans have confidence in special-teams coordinator Brock Olivo. Does the head coach of the team? “I do, and here’s why,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph told reporters on Monday. “I’m in his meetings every day and he’s a detailed guy. He goes over those guys’ assignments over and over again. Lots of energy, [more]

Brock Osweiler will start again this week

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:56
After Sunday night’s 41-16 loss to the Patriots extended his team’s losing streak to five games, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said that he and his staff would watch tape of the game before deciding who will start at quarterback against the Bengals in Week 11. That review has been completed and the Broncos will stick [more]

Broncos special teams have been a problem all year

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:34
The good news is, Broncos special teams coach Brock Olivo has promised to fix the persistent problems. Oh wait, that was last Friday when he said that. The first-year special teams coach has had a lot to explain for this season, but Sunday’s loss to the Patriots might have brought a new low. The Broncos [more]

Derek Wolfe on Broncos: I think we stink

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:46
The Broncos were 3-1 when they took their bye in Week Five and that break appears to have come at exactly the wrong time. Sunday night’s 41-16 thrashing by the Patriots was the fifth straight loss for the Broncos since the bye week and they have been outscored 92-39 over the last two weeks as [more]