3:53 AM EDT, Tue August 20, 2019
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8 things we learned from the Broncos-49ers preseason game

8 things we learned from the Broncos-49ers preseason game

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Here’s what we learned about the Denver Broncos from their 24-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. With the Broncos third preseason game in the books, things are officially moving towards true prep for the regular season. Saturday’s matchup with the Rams will be the dress rehearsal and the focus will move to the starters. So really, this is one of the last chances to gleam where things are moving as far as the final roster. What did we learn? Austin Schlottmann introduced as the starting RG. Big moment for him. Ron Leary still working his...
4 hours ago
Broncos see halftime lead over 49ers evaporate into a 24-15 defeat

Broncos see halftime lead over 49ers evaporate into a 24-15 defeat

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos first-team offense and defense looked regular season ready against the San Francisco 49ers, but depth could be a concern. The Denver Broncos first-team offense and defense were strong against the San Francisco 49ers early, but a second half surge by the reserve units carried the day for the visiting team. Denver fell to 1-2 in the preseason after seeing their 9-3 halftime lead turn into a 24-15 loss to the 49ers on Monday night. Denver lost the opening coin toss and the 49ers elected to take the ball first. That turned out to be a mistake...
7 hours ago
Preseason: Live updates from 49ers at Broncos game

Preseason: Live updates from 49ers at Broncos game

Casey Barrett - Mile High Report The Denver Broncos (1-1) will host the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) in their third of five preseason games. This will also be the first game the Broncos will play at home. The Denver Broncos will host the San Francisco 49ers for the 40th time in the preseason today. Both teams have a surprisingly similar make-up on offense too, with Broncos’ Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello coming from the Kyle Shanahan coaching tree. It is on defense where these two teams might diverge. Head Coach Vic Fangio and Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell have great rapport...
14 hours ago
Emmanuel Sanders to start in Broncos game with 49ers

Emmanuel Sanders to start in Broncos game with 49ers

Emmanuel Sanders is ready to play. | Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The Broncos’ wide receiver is healthy and ready to go. When the Broncos introduce their starters for tonight’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, Emmanuel Sanders will come onto the field with the rest of the first team offense. The 32-year old receiver was placed on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles in December of last season. The fact that he’s ready to play a mere 8 months after the injury is nothing less than remarkable. Glory to God.. I made it thru my storm and test now tonight I take the field...
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3 things to watch during the Broncos-49ers preseason game

3 things to watch during the Broncos-49ers preseason game

Can Lock make another jump? | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports These are the three big things I’m looking for during the Denver Broncos home preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. A little over a week ago, Coach Fangio has said that outside of 40 or so locked in guys, the other roster spots are up for grabs. We’ve reached that point in the preseason where a little clarity has come to some position battles. I wrote about how the Broncos’ stocks are trending last week and while there’s still enough time to halt the ax, this game is huge for the future of guys on the back end...
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Does Raiders Antonio Brown drama factor into Broncos Week 1?

Does Raiders Antonio Brown drama factor into Broncos Week 1?

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Should Broncos fans be concerned about the season opener? In case you missed it, the Antonio Brown helmet saga penned another chapter on Sunday. More on Antonio Brown leaving training camp again Sunday over what Raiders’ GM Mike Mayock said was over anger from being denied use of his helmet:https://t.co/YynzDLpq97— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2019 Raiders GM Mike Mayock was annoyed. Raiders’ GM Mike Mayock said WR Antonio Brown is still not at practice because he's still upset with helmet issue. "We need to know if he's...
Aug 18, 2019
Taking a look at the 2020 NFL Draft needs for the Broncos

Taking a look at the 2020 NFL Draft needs for the Broncos

If it’s Strap’s last ride, Broncos Country has a strong CB class to look forward to. | Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Checking in on the Denver Broncos biggest 2020 NFL Draft needs and sleepers with NFL Draft Network’s Trevor Sikkema. Back when I was first hired to write for Mile High Report, I knew I’d have to do a better job of keeping up with the NFL Draft. I’d built up a couple of different NFL coverage lists when I was contributing to Sports Illustrated, but knew we lacked on draft guys we looked to. It didn’t take me very long before stumbling upon Trevor Sikkema, who...
Aug 18, 2019
Flacco and Broncos offense rebound after rough practice

Flacco and Broncos offense rebound after rough practice

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via To see the offense respond like it did on Saturday is a positive sign for the regular season. Good morning, Broncos Country! The confidence from Joe Flacco and the Denver Broncos offense has been evident for over a week. The first drive of the preseason for (most of) the No. 1 offense against the Seattle Seahawks served as the foundation. Over the last week, Flacco and the offense have become more comfortable and confident. Then in the first day of the combined practices with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, the...
Aug 17, 2019
Denver’s third preseason game is all about the offense

Denver’s third preseason game is all about the offense

Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post From the offensive line and snaps to Drew Lock and Phillip Lindsay, the MHR staff wants to see the offense take the next step (or two). The longest preseason ever marches on. There is some hyperbole there, but it does feel that way in regards to the Denver Broncos (just ask the media covering it). We are, however, getting closer to the regular season with Monday’s night preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. Saturday concluded the two days of joint practices between the teams, and now it’s on to the third preseason game that is really the...
Aug 17, 2019
Previewing the 2019 Broncos with an eye on the future

Previewing the 2019 Broncos with an eye on the future

Should the Broncos give Sutton a new running mate in 2020? | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports A discussion with Mile High Huddle’s Nick Kendell about the 2019 Denver Broncos turned into a very detailed breakdown of the organization and where it’s heading. In the year since I’ve started at Mile High Report, I’ve come to really enjoy conversations with certain members of the NFL media universe. There are few I’ve enjoyed sharing philosophy and bouncing thoughts with quite as much as Mile High Huddle’s Nick Kendell. Since the dog days of summer, Nick and I have had an ongoing...
Aug 17, 2019
How much should we worry about Broncos tight end situation?

How much should we worry about Broncos tight end situation?

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos have tried damn near everything to bring back a strong tight end position group, but injuries have thwarted seemingly every attempt. On the Something Something Broncos podcast above, Laurie, Jess and I briefly talked about the tight end position, but I felt like we needed to dig a bit deeper into it in a separate post. Because, frankly, the Denver Broncos just can’t seem to figure out the tight end situation. When we entered Broncos training camp a month ago, many of us thought they might have figured out a long-term plan there. They...
Aug 17, 2019
Broncos offense struggles against 49ers defense during the first day of joint practices

Broncos offense struggles against 49ers defense during the first day of joint practices

Photo by Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Good morning Broncos Country! The Denver Broncos had their first joint practice session with the San Francisco 49ers. It didn’t go well for the offense. The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers took part in their first-round of joint practices before their Monday Night game. Well, for the Broncos, it was another rough showing for their offense. "Part of being a good football team is responding to tough days."OC Rich Scangarello, Joe Flacco provide perspective after 'very choppy' day for offense » https://t.co/Rw89WqGZWE...
Aug 16, 2019
Chubb working on new moves in joint practices with 49ers

Chubb working on new moves in joint practices with 49ers

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Broncos edge rusher thinks these new moves will help him become an all-around, complete player. Bradley Chubb and the Denver Broncos finally got to face and “hit” a new offense. Friday was the first day of joint practices at the UCHealth Training Center between the Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. It’s advance of the preseason game on Monday. As Chubb told Benjamin Allbright, Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason for Broncos Country Tonight on News Radio 850 KOA, he’s the opportunity to work on new pass rush moves against an offensive tackle like Joe Staley. ...
Aug 16, 2019
The Broncos defense is sneaky good

The Broncos defense is sneaky good

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports With most pundits counting the Denver Broncos out (except for Tony Romo anyway), can the defense surprise people this season? Am I missing something here? Is there a reason people seem to be so down on the Denver Broncos defense? I don’t like to write about fantasy football, and I don’t know how relative it is here, but I have noticed a trend in my preparation for my upcoming drafts. The arrow seems to be pointing down for Denver’s defense in the eyes of most people. I’m not going to get into fantasy football numbers. As I said to Ian St. Clair on the...
Aug 16, 2019
Preseason: 49ers at Broncos - Everything we know

Preseason: 49ers at Broncos - Everything we know

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos (1-1) will host their first preseason game of 2019 with the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) coming to town on August 19, 2019. The Denver Broncos are coming off a road defeat last week, but the first-team offense and defense looked pretty good in that early test. They will host the San Francisco 49ers this week and hold a couple of joint practice sessions leading up to their head-to-head contest on Monday, August 19, 2019. Head Coach Vic Fangio values those joint practice sessions is to get players working with the unfamiliar. “I think...