“I love the challenge, I’m excited about it. Hopefully we get back to where we been. I really don’t think he’s asking me to be somebody I’m not. He’s asking me to be the person I am, or like the guys around me know me. He’s just challenging me to be a better player on the field, because he knows I got it in me. I know that too.”~Demaryius Thomas, on Vance Joseph expecting him to be a dominant player.
In his first 48 regular-season games for the Broncos (2012-14 seasons), Peyton Manning averaged 309.6 passing yards and 2.7 TD passes per game.
Center Billy Bryan (1977-88) is 62, Tight End Wesley Duke (2005) is 36, Coach Wade Phillips is 70, Linebacker Terry Pierce (2003-04) is 36, Wide Receiver Mike Sherrard (1996) is 54 and Linebacker Al Wilson (1999-2006) is 40.
What Broncos star was the last NFL player (entering 2015) to rush for five Touchdowns in a game?
AROUND THE LEAGUE
July 27 — Earliest date the Broncos may begin Training Camp. The Schedule has not been released yet.
July 24 — Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 9 Tender” was made by prior club.
August 3-6 — Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.
August 9-13 — First Preseason Weekend.
August 31 — Final Preseason Games.
September 2 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must name their final 53 player rosters and establish their Active/Inactive List. Simultaneously, the 24-hour claiming period for waived players begins
September 3 — Claiming period for waived players will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.
September 3 — Teams may establish their 10 player Practice Squad. No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a Practice Player Contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
September 4-9 — The 2017 NFL Season Weekly Injury Report begins, where each club is required to file a Practice Report with the NFL communications department every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a regular season Sunday game; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for a Thursday game; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for a Monday game; and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a Saturday game.
September 7 — At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.
September 7, 10-11 — Regular Season opens.
Clinton Portis. He did it in a 45-27 win over Kansas City in 2003.
– Kaptain Kirk