Bronco Links – 6/8/17

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2017OTAs

“Our first two years, we played a high-level defense, we did a good job. There’s a few things that we definitely need to improve on. But my big deal is, I don’t want to come in and change the fingerprints or the foundation of our defense. All I said is I want to sprinkle a little sugar on it. It’s something that will give us a little changeup, make offenses work at the line of scrimmage.”~D.C. Coordinator Joe Woods.

 

FAST FACTS

The aptly named Mac Speedie was a star receiver for the Cleveland Browns from 1946 to 1952. In 1964, he became the Broncos’ head coach.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Defensive Back Kevin Clark (1987-88, 90-91) is 53 and Guard Bob Vaughn (1968) is 72.

BRONCO TRIVIA

 Who was the first Broncos’ player to kick 5 field goals in a game? 

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos OTA Day 9 takeaways

Former Oklahoma players reflect on Bob Stoops’ career amid retirement announcement

 

VIDEOS

Kerr: ‘Camaraderie’ best part about Denver defense

Crick bulks up to improve against run

Broncos swap jerseys, skills with the USMNT

Broncos in 60: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos like tweaks on defense, but may have to wait to see whole picture

Broncos notebook: D-line packing on pounds, Zach Kerr’s “no-brainer” decision, more

Broncos offense trying to agitate its way back to even with defense

Broncos players meet U.S. men’s soccer team ahead of World Cup qualifier

Peyton Manning named Riddell’s first “strategic advisor and brand ambassador”

Peyton Manning for president? “He’d be incredible at it.”

 

AFC WEST

At 24, Chris Conley assumes responsibility of leading Chiefs’ receivers

Chiefs are short on age, experience at WR without Jeremy Maclin

Tyreek Hill believes he’s plenty big enough to be Chiefs’ No. 1 receiver

Chiefs WR Chris Conley: “Not much is different”

What We Learned from Wednesday’s Media Availability

Raiders to have 6 players battle for 2 ILB spots

Derek Carr uses timed pass to Cordarrelle Patterson as a ‘teaching’ moment

Quick Hits: Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., Talks Rookies, Raiders Linebackers

Quick Hits: Assistant Head Coach – Defense John Pagano Breaks Down Defensive Talent

Assistant Head Coach-Defense John Pagano: “Communication Is Key To All Success”

Chargers optimistic budding chemistry will lead to more wins in L.A.

Health is Biggest Priority for Mike Williams

Evaluating the QBs with Coach Steichen

What Position Has the Most Question Marks?

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Pernell McPhee: LBs plan to ‘dominate’ opponents

Bengals sign fifth-rounder, only one unsigned pick

Bills hire Phoebe Schecter as training camp coaching intern

Shareece Wright takes $932 Uber ride to Bills’ facility

Gregg Williams given every chance to mold Browns’ young defense

Brock Osweiler could enter Browns training camp atop the QB depth chart

Arians: Terror attacks in U.K. not going to scare Cards

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown tweaks hamstring

Andre Ellington returning to Cardinals’ backfield

Colts’ Anthony Castonzo plans for future by learning to create video game

Cowboys move Chaz Green to LG with La’el Collins at RT

Dallas LB Smith does public drills for 1st time

Leonte Carroo: I did a poor job of fulfilling expectations last year

Eagles’ Nelson Agholor charting own drops during OTAs

Chris Johnson thinks he’ll land with team before camp

Falcons’ Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman content as dynamic duo for now

Giants think Landon Collins has room to grow

Giants see Paul Perkins as viable three-down RB

Giants want Odell Beckham ‘for the rest of his career’

Cam Robinson playing tackle with Branden Albert still a no-show

Jaguars: Doug Marrone’s honesty is ‘exactly what we need’

Julius Thomas primed to become “10-touchdown guy” again

Jets’ cuts raise questions about near future at QB

Current tab on Jets’ rebuild: 11 pink slips, a $68 million salary dump

Jets look to be a in a full-season tank

Conflicting agendas could spawn Jets quarterback controversy

Lions sign Ego Ferguson, Bruce Gaston

Lions like what they’ve seen from Teez Tabor

If Lions can swing it, adding Eric Decker would be smart move

Packers swap undrafted cornerbacks

Packers WR Nelson expected to participate in OTAs

Leader of the House: Davon takes charge of Packers’ cornerback room

No Julius Peppers on the field for OTAs is no worry for Panthers

Tom Brady’s work with Rex Burkhead highlights focus on teaching

Dwayne Allen frustrated by his practice performance

Should Ravens turn focus to Decker and away from Jeremy Maclin?

Baltimore Ravens release Dennis Pitta after hip injury

Jeremy Maclin to visit Ravens after Bills meetup

Ravens sign tight end Barrett Burns

Redskins OC Matt Cavanaugh has plenty to do without calling plays

Washington signs cornerback Lou Young

Josh Norman: 2016 was ‘best season’ of my career

Saints’ Adrian Peterson wants to play until he’s ’37, 38′

Saints teammates want Nick Fairley focused on health

Texans’ Lamar Miller sees difference in Bill O’Brien-led offense

Texans DC Mike Vrabel ready for his opportunity

Texans look forward to having healthy Watt, Clowney at the same time

OLB Erik Walden remains on Titans radar

 

EXTRA POINTS

Chris Johnson thinks he’ll land with team before camp

Brett Favre didn’t know what nickel defense was, as an NFL starting quarterback

NFLPA considering filing a grievance over rookie contract terms

NFLPA believes language in some rookie deals violates CBA

The NFL’s fastest players: Everyone’s chasing Tyreek

The speediest man on all 32 NFL teams

Other than Kaepernick, the NFL doesn’t give up on 29-year-old QBs

Outdated “quarters” rule could change

 

CALENDAR

June 5-8 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase III

June 13-15 — Mandatory Minicamp

June 19 —T.J. Ward Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

 Gene Mingo, in a 50-34 rout of the Chargers in 1963.

 

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