11:25 PM EST, Tue February 18, 2020
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Broncos 2019 offensive tackle pass blocking review

Broncos 2019 offensive tackle pass blocking review

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports How did the performance of Garett Bolles and Elijah Wilkinson compare to other offensive tackles from around the league? In 2019, the Denver Broncos had $30.8MM of cap space invested in the offensive line. The vast majority of that was tied up in two players: Ja’Wuan James and Ronald Leary. James had a cap number of 8 million in 2019 and Leary had a cap number of 9.3 million. The Broncos were 24th in OL spend in 2019. That was 22nd as a percentage of offensive cap spend. At some point before May the Broncos will have decide what to do with Garett...
15 hours ago
Little things I liked from Drew Lock’s five starts

Little things I liked from Drew Lock’s five starts

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ Here is a compilation of little moments of growth from Drew Lock over the course of the season. One of the benefits the doldrums of the off-season afford is an opportunity to look back at the past year for additional nuggets on tape. Joe Rowles and I have been doing exactly that on the piece most critical to Denver’s success next season, starting quarterback Drew Lock. A brief thread of some little things (and a few big) that I liked from Drew Lock's tape upon a 3rd re-watch. Teaser: @JoRo_NFL and I break it all down on @Cover2Broncos tomorrow!One of my...
17 hours ago
6 players the Broncos should chase in free agency

6 players the Broncos should chase in free agency

Stefon Diggs would give Lock a second elite receiver on offense. | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ If John Elway is serious about chasing the playoffs, he needs to put his money where his mouth is to get the Denver Broncos back into contention. It’s no secret that the Broncos have a huge opportunity in front of them this offseason. Denver currently has 5 picks in the top 100 selections of the NFL draft and are expected to receive some Day 3 compensatory picks as well. Additionally, they have the ability to create roughly $80 million in cap space if they cut both Joe Flacco and Ron Leary. By...
22 hours ago
With Byron Jones likely hitting free agency, does Denver pursue?

With Byron Jones likely hitting free agency, does Denver pursue?

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The Cowboys defensive back is likely to command a high price on the open market, Denver could be interested. Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright talked a little Dallas Cowboys on Broncos Country Tonight as they were joined by Marcus Mosher from Locked On Cowboys to talk about Denver picking two slots above the Cowboys in the draft, and Dallas’ upcoming free agents. One of the names mentioned that Denver fans should pay attention to was cornerback Byron Jones. A defensive back for Broncos to keep an eye on in FA would be Cowboys' Byron Jones.— Benjamin...
Feb 17, 2020
Should the Broncos trade for Darius Slay?

Should the Broncos trade for Darius Slay?

The Broncos showed interest in Slay during the 2019 season. | Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions have spoken with multiple teams, should John Elway pounce? According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions are receiving interest from multiple teams about Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay. Lions have spoken with multiple teams about a potential trade for Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay, per sources. Any team that trades for Slay would have to compensate Detroit and Slay with a new deal. Other teams believe Slay will be traded this off-season, but Lions adamant on value.— Adam...
Feb 17, 2020
Should the Broncos target CB James Bradberry in free agency?

Should the Broncos target CB James Bradberry in free agency?

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos figure to have some needs at the cornerback position heading into free agency. Is a guy like James Bradberry on their radar? Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry is a former second-round pick int he 2016 NFL Draft and is set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason. The 26 year old had a bit of a down season last year, but the whole team was a bit of a downer that ultimately led to Ron Rivera’s departure as head coach there. Could he be a target for the Denver Broncos to help fill out the cornerback position that looks to be...
Feb 17, 2020
Free Agent Profile: Offensive lineman Andrus Peat

Free Agent Profile: Offensive lineman Andrus Peat

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ With the Saints likely to let Peat walk in free agency, he could be a guy for Denver to target. Andrus Peat was the 13th overall pick by the Saints, coming out of Stanford in 2015. In the draft he was viewed as a potential left tackle, or a guy who could move inside to guard. The 6’7” 315 lb lineman has versatility in that regard as he played both left tackle and left guard for the Saints early on in his career, eventually settling down at left guard over the last two years. What kind of contract could he get This really depends on what position at which...
Feb 17, 2020
Broncos coaching experiment starts with experience

Broncos coaching experiment starts with experience

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Vic Fangio has pieced together a coaching staff with decades of experience to lean on The Denver Broncos have gone about reshaping their coaching staff over the past two seasons. From the top down, the key element on the staff has become experience. As Ian St. Clair and I discussed on the MHR Radio Podcast, this experience has turned into quite the experiment for the Broncos. Hiring Vic Fangio as head coach last season, and pairing him with such experienced coaches as Ed Donatell and Mike Munchak was apparently, just the beginning. After a lackluster offensive...
Feb 17, 2020
Thoughts on the AFC West

Thoughts on the AFC West

What are the Chargers, Chiefs, and Raiders up to anyway? So what do you do when you’ve got nothing going on? Fire up social media to see what others are up to! With the Denver Broncos still mum on happenings with their unrestricted free agents, let’s see what others in the AFC West are up to. Los Angeles Chargers When the 2020 season starts, the Los Angeles Chargers will be playing in their new home, SoFi Stadium. After announcing their intent to go another direction at quarterback, it’ll be interesting to see what they do to entice an otherwise disinterested local fanbase to their...
Feb 16, 2020
Dennis Smith was really freaking good

Dennis Smith was really freaking good

Photo by George Rose/ The added benefit to Steve Atwater heading to the HOF is Broncos Country gets to remember and pay attention to one of the greatest players in franchise history. Good morning, Broncos Country! There’s a double benefit to Steve Atwater finally getting his due. Usually you have to pay double to get this kind of deal, but for a limited time it’s free. The Smilin’ Assassin gets his deserved and rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Dennis Smith gets the attention he deserves for how freaking good he really was. Atwater announced that his former...
Feb 15, 2020
Should the Broncos trade for Stefon Diggs?

Should the Broncos trade for Stefon Diggs?

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The trade rumors have been swirling for the last week, and Broncos Country Tonight wanted to find out if the Broncos should make the move. It’s no secret the Denver Broncos will look to add receivers. Whether through free agency or the NFL Draft, the Broncos want to add speed and a deep threat to the mix that already has one of the best young wideouts in the NFL in Courtland Sutton. One of the possible names to keep an eye on is Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings. For about the last week, trade rumors have been flying and Diggs has been sending...
Feb 15, 2020
Report: Broncos assistant coaches will not attend the Scouting Combine

Report: Broncos assistant coaches will not attend the Scouting Combine

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Good morning Broncos Country According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio has decided against having his assistant coaches attend the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay has decided to do this as well. In a possible wave of the future, Broncos’ HC Vic Fangio and Rams’ HC Sean McVay will attend the scouting combine, but Fangio is leaving home his assistant coaches and McVay is doing the same with his coordinators, believing in better uses of their time.https://t.co/SDG2a9O3nL— Adam Schefter...
Feb 14, 2020
Broncos quarterbacks throwing deep in 2019 and 2020

Broncos quarterbacks throwing deep in 2019 and 2020

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports You need deep threat receivers, a QB with a strong arm and an OL that is decent to effectively throw deep in the NFL. Here’s how the Denver Broncos fared the last two seasons. From NFL game reports, a deep pass is counted as a pass that travels 15 yards or more from the line of scrimmage. There are four things necessary in the NFL in order to be able to use the deep pass as a weapon: Receivers with the speed and the ability to catch deep passes - which are generally lower percentage options than short or medium depth passes. A QB that has the arm to...
Feb 14, 2020
Free Agent Profile: Inside Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski

Free Agent Profile: Inside Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Could the former Fangio draftee make sense for the Broncos in 2020? The Chicago Bears selected West Virginia inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski in the fourth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. As you know, the Defensive Coordinator for that Bears defense and someone who may have had some input on this selection is current Denver Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio. Now, with Kwiatkoski entering free agency, could we see a reunion between he and Fangio this offseason? Nick Kwiatkoski running through people #WVU pic.twitter.com/0tsB2Pfl7Y— WVU on Sports Illustrated...
Feb 14, 2020
Broncos should keep Todd Davis in 2020

Broncos should keep Todd Davis in 2020

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ The inside linebacker proved a key piece in Fangio’s defense last season and is a solid inside linebacker to keep on the roster. Good morning, Broncos Country! As the Broncos prepare for free agency opening in a little over a month, there’s a lot of chatter about who to keep, who to cut and who to try and sign from another team (cough Byron Jones cough). But somehow Todd Davis’ name has come up as a potential cut, saving John Elway a whopping $5-6 million next season if he chooses not to exercise Davis’ option for 2020. Since the Broncos will have...