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Jun 19, 2019
2019 Broncos roster review: Cornerback Trey Johnson

2019 Broncos roster review: Cornerback Trey Johnson

Could Trey Johnson win the bubble war at cornerback? In an era where speed kills faster than ever before, athleticism is at the utmost premium in the NFL. At no position is it quite as necessary as defensive back, where down after down a player can be schemed onto an island against some of the fastest athletes the league has ever seen. John Elway doesn’t need to look any further than Kansas City to see how slow corners could leave the Broncos dead in the water in 2019. This is why Trey Johnson was a savvy gamble in April. After going undrafted out of Villanova he signed as an free agent...
Jun 19, 2019
Chris Harris: Vic Fangio is ‘all about business’

Chris Harris: Vic Fangio is ‘all about business’

Chris Harris Jr. shared his thoughts on Vic Fangio’s first few months as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Denver Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was on The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday to discuss the team and new head coach Vic Fangio. He had nothing but great things to say about Fangio’s coaching style and approach. “He’s had control over the whole defense,” Harris said of Fangio. “He is able to coach up every position and explain everything in detail of how you need to do it. So everything is clear cut. There’s nothing gray and that’s what I like about him. He’s...
Jun 18, 2019
Dalton Risner shares his thoughts on Pat Bowlen

Dalton Risner shares his thoughts on Pat Bowlen

The Broncos homegrown second round draft pick attended the tribute set up for the fans at the Broncos stadium today. Growing up a Broncos fan, Colorado native Dalton Risner already has a special connection to the team that drafted him, and its owner, after watching them play for years. “He wanted to win at everything. That’s a quote that we have in our locker room” Risner joined 1st & 10 at 10 on Orange & Blue 760 today to briefly share his memories of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, and what it means to now play for Mr. B’s team. “One of my first memories of Mr. Bowlen was growing up...
Jun 18, 2019
Which Broncos rival would you rather see in the Super Bowl?

Which Broncos rival would you rather see in the Super Bowl?

On the MHR Radio Podcast, Ian and I asked this pretty gross question. Alright Denver Broncos fans. I have one more “Would you rather” for you. If you listened to Ian St. Clair and I go through these on the MHR Radio Podcast (ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher) then you know sometimes they are fun, and sometimes they make you want to hurl. Of course, on the podcast we made the rule you have to pick a side. That’s not always the most palatable way to play, but it forces you to pick a side. As we played the game, we eventually got to a question that even now makes me want to close my...
Jun 18, 2019
Cornerback Alijah Holder looks to be the next UDFA to make the Broncos 53-man roster

Cornerback Alijah Holder looks to be the next UDFA to make the Broncos 53-man roster

The UDFA corner has a pretty good shot at making the Denver Broncos roster. The Denver Broncos signed former Stanford cornerback Alijah Holder after the 2019 NFL Draft concluded. General Manager John Elway, Head Coach Vic Fangio, and the other Broncos decision-makers felt highly of Holder because they gave him an $18,000 signing bonus and a $30,000 guarantee(via 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis). What do the Broncos think of undrafted CB Alijah Holder? They gave him a bigger signing bonus ($18K) and much bigger guarantee ($30K) than team gave Phillip Lindsay ($15K) last year. #9sports...
Jun 18, 2019
Creating an all-time favorite Broncos team

Creating an all-time favorite Broncos team

A team of the all-time fan-favorites for the Denver Broncos. Lost amid the sad news of Pat Bowlen’s passing on Friday, Purple Daily’s Matthew Coller threw out a tweet asking all of NFL Twitter for their three favorite Broncos. I saw it Saturday and threw it out. Between Coller and my tweets, there were more than 350 replies. I found the results both illuminating and interesting. So naturally, I thought I’d make a team of them. HOT ROUTEZ question for the day: Give me your 3 favorite Denver Broncos ever— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) June 14, 2019 Quarterback Peyton...
Jun 17, 2019
John Elway, Joe Ellis remember Mr. B

John Elway, Joe Ellis remember Mr. B

Check out Orange & Blue 760 for the full replay of their news conference about the G.O.A.T of NFL owners. Joe Ellis recounted a story during his news conference Monday about Pat Bowlen “enjoying” watching a Broncos game. Ellis noted that he always considered it “his job” to give Mr. B some positive comments about the time on the clock, where the Broncos stood, etc., as they watched the games together. “I sort of felt it was my job to inform him of how much time was on the clock and if we could get three more first downs we’d be in good shape if we were up by 10, and things like...
Jun 17, 2019
Broncos will wear helmet decal in honor of Pat Bowlen this season

Broncos will wear helmet decal in honor of Pat Bowlen this season

The Denver Broncos will have a “Mr. B” decal on their helmets in 2019 in honor of Pat Bowlen. During the Denver Broncos presser on Monday, CEO Joe Ellis announced that the team would wear ‘Mr. B’ decals on their helmets for the 2019 season. He would continue discuss preliminary plans for honoring Pat Bowlen through the regular season. During Week 1, they will plan to have a moment in honor of Bowlen. Then again later in the season against the Tennessee Titans as the team will honor both Pat and Champ Bailey. In an unrelated note, Ellis also put to rest any idea that the team will...
Jun 17, 2019
Who are the most attractive Broncos?

Who are the most attractive Broncos?

What’s more important in the offseason than finding out who fans think to be the most attractive football players? Though this week’s blog and podcast are very light-hearted and fun, we of course want to begin by giving our condolences to the Bowlen family and Broncos Country. We lost a great one last week and our prayers and thoughts are with Pat Bowlen and his family. Let’s hope that this team in 2019 and in the future will live up to the standards set by this all-time great owner and even better man. Since it’s impossible to segue from a very serious topic to one on the entire...
Jun 17, 2019
Troy Fumagalli is already exceeding some of the Broncos expectations already

Troy Fumagalli is already exceeding some of the Broncos expectations already

Tory Fumagalli is a name to watch this summer during Denver Broncos training camp. The Denver Broncos selected former Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli in the 5th round, pick 156 of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was expected to contribute early as a rookie for the Broncos but injuries quickly derailed his season with the team. Fumagalli was dealing with a sports hernia injury that limited him for the majority of camp and eventually got him placed on the season-ending injury list at final cuts. Really love seeing Troy Fumagalli do well. Does a nice job finding gaps in coverage inside of 10...
Jun 17, 2019
When a Broncos call to the hall comes too late

When a Broncos call to the hall comes too late

It’s time for the Professional Football Hall of Fame to consider life, death, and infamy seriously. Pat Bowlen’s passing came as a surprise. Around the league, sympathies and support poured in, many taking care to mention Mr. B’s accomplishments, record as an owner, and everyone affirmed Pat’s worthiness as a 2019 hall of fame enshrinee. Considering the level of respect literally everyone in the league had for Mr. B, it begs the question: Why did Pat’s induction have to be posthumous? In 2014, Bowlen stepped away from his duties as Denver Broncos owner to focus on his health. For...
Jun 16, 2019
2019 Broncos roster review: Left tackle Garett Bolles

2019 Broncos roster review: Left tackle Garett Bolles

Are the conditions finally right for Garett Bolles to move into the upper tier of NFL left tackles? After being drafted with the 20th overall pick in the 2017 draft, Garett Bolles has struggled to particularly in light of being the first offensive tackle drafted that year. His career will always be cast in comparison to Ryan Ramczyk, who was the second offensive tackle taken that year. Left tackle is one of the three or four most important positions on the team and to get a good one you either have to pay handsomely in the free agent market, or draft one. Did we draft a good one in Bolles?...
Jun 16, 2019
2019 Broncos roster review: UDFA Offensive Lineman Ryan Crozier

2019 Broncos roster review: UDFA Offensive Lineman Ryan Crozier

Can rookie Ryan Crozier provide depth behind Connor McGovern for the Denver Broncos? Calling the 2018 UConn football team’s season a disappointment may be one of the biggest understatements I’ve said this year. The Huskies finished the year 1-11 and made some dubious history as their defense broken the record for points allowed in a single season at 605. They allowed 49 or more points in 10 of their 12 games and their only win was over a FCS team. With Temple's latest field goal, UConn has allowed 50.41 points per game this season.That is the highest total for any FBS college...
Jun 16, 2019
HT: Would you rather ... Randy Gradishar or Louis Wright get inducted in the HOF first?

HT: Would you rather ... Randy Gradishar or Louis Wright get inducted in the HOF first?

On the MHR Radio Podcast, this was akin to choosing your favorite child, but we had to pick one. Good morning, and Happy Father’s Day Broncos Country! Earlier this week, we had a fun “would you rather ...” If you didn’t see it, Adam Malnati and I asked ... Would you rather the Denver Broncos beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jan. 1997? OR Would you rather the Broncos beat the Baltimore Ravens in Jan. 2013? On the MHR Radio Podcast (ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher) we went through this game for a couple of other scenarios. They were putrid and tough, but it was fun. Here’s...
Jun 15, 2019
Projecting 2019’s Most Valuable Broncos

Projecting 2019’s Most Valuable Broncos

It’s all projection ‘til someone gets hurt. Or benched. A lot has changed since I started the Most Valuable Bronco series back January. Elway has hired Vic Fangio, signed a slew of free agents, and drafted a bunch of rookies. So of course looking back, the original 45 seems a bit funky with the benefit of hindsight. In order to provide Broncos Country the most accurate reflection of where I see the 2019 team, I thought it best to give a run through of how I see things now. A quick disclaimer: as always, this is as much art as science, but to be as transparent as possible I wanted to...