10:06 PM EDT, Thu April 15, 2021
12 hours ago
Broncos and the NFLPA’s messaging misses the mark

Broncos and the NFLPA’s messaging misses the mark

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The announcement about voluntary workouts was tone deaf and disingenuous So, things got a little heated on the MHR Radio Podcast for Ian St. Clair and me as we discussed the Denver Broncos players opting out of voluntary workouts. I suggest you have a listen, but also keep in mind, initial reactions can cool over time. Here, I would say that time has tempered my mood, but not necessarily my disappointment. When you are a fan of a 5-11 team that blames a bad season on the lack of practice, it’s a hard pill to swallow when that team...
14 hours ago
Scouting North Carolina running back, Michael Carter

Scouting North Carolina running back, Michael Carter

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos need a running back to pair with Melvin Gordon. Is Michael Carter the guy for the job? When the Denver Broncos decided to let Phillip Lindsay walk (who then signed with the Houston Texans), they decided to bring in former Minnesota Vikings running back Michael Boone to compete for the spot behind starter Melvin Gordon. However, Boone has spent most of his career as a special teamer so the team might be looking to the 2021 NFL Draft to add more bodies to the position group. North Carolina’s Michael Boone might be the right...
16 hours ago
2021 Pre-Draft Power Rankings

2021 Pre-Draft Power Rankings

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ What does every team need to chase a Super Bowl? The best teams approach the NFL Draft with their long-term needs in mind. In a best case scenario their rookie class will have a dramatic impact from their first practice, but most need time to acclimate to the drastic jump in competition. Realistically, most of the core contributors to their upcoming season are already on the payroll. With that in mind, I think it’s a good time to take a look at every team in the NFL to try to assess the needs they’ll address in the NFL Draft as well as...
Apr 14, 2021
Considering ‘players you’d pound the table for’ to end up in Denver

Considering ‘players you’d pound the table for’ to end up in Denver

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Patrick Chiotti talked all things HOF, Drew Lock and the Draft with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright on a recent Broncos Country Tonight. Patrick Chiotti joined the Broncos Country Tonight crew Monday night and right at the start Ryan Edwards asked about the “debate” that had been circling on Twitter regarding the potential Hall-of-Fame status of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who announced his retirement on Monday. Obviously the answer is “what potential HOF status?” But since Patriots fans are insufferable, it’s a debate that...
Apr 14, 2021
Broncos, Bucs and Seahawks players are folding like cheap lawn chairs

Broncos, Bucs and Seahawks players are folding like cheap lawn chairs

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ A ‘No Bull’ opinion on the players skipping voluntary workouts. After news broke yesterday about the Broncos players skipping voluntary workouts I went back and forth a bit while chewing on what it meant. The more I thought about it, the more bent I got. A statement on behalf of the Denver Broncos players: pic.twitter.com/b7ZQZ1Z7PY— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 13, 2021 Let me start by setting aside the whole idea that football is entertainment and as such isn’t critically important to life as we know it. We all know this. We still saw...
Apr 14, 2021
The dangerous game of drafting NFL quarterbacks: history, data and insight

The dangerous game of drafting NFL quarterbacks: history, data and insight

Scott Horner/USA TODAY Network photo illustration via Imagn Content Services, LLC A look inside the history, the successes and the many failures of teams taking quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL Draft. As a team, the Denver Broncos had the worst passer rating in the league in 2020. The Broncos had never had that dubious distinction before then. Since the merger, the Denver Broncos have never been the worst passing team in the league. 2017 and 2015 were close (31st or 32 teams), but until 2020 they have never been dead f-ing last by team passer rating. Read...
Apr 14, 2021
2021 NFL Draft profile: Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr.

2021 NFL Draft profile: Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr.

Samuel is one of my guys. Hope the Broncos consider him. | Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Does an All Pro’s son fit the Fangio defense? George Paton spent his first free agency doing what he could to make sure the Broncos cornerback situation is better than he found it. Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby to go with Bryce Callahan means Fangio will have the best trio of cornerbacks since he became head coach in 2019. Questions remain. Between the two of them, Darby and Callahan have played a complete regular season once since 2015. The depth chart behind them is littered with...
Apr 13, 2021
Report: Broncos will attend Ohio State’s second pro day featuring QB Justin Fields

Report: Broncos will attend Ohio State’s second pro day featuring QB Justin Fields

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Broncos once again attending a top quarterback’s Pro Day. According to SI’s Albert Breer, the Denver Broncos will be among the teams represented at the second Ohio State pro day tomorrow which will be featuring quarterback prospect Justin Fields. The Jets and Broncos will be represented at Justin Fields’ second pro day tomorrow in Columbus, per sources. Both had GMs at his first pro day last week.Worth noting that CB Shaun Wade will be working out as well.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 13, 2021 It hasn’t been detailed who...
Apr 13, 2021
Broncos players vote not to participate in voluntary offseason conditioning due to COVID-19

Broncos players vote not to participate in voluntary offseason conditioning due to COVID-19

Although the vaccine is now available to every adult, players are concerned about safety issues and a fourth wave. As the official NFL offseason conditioning work is getting ready to launch next week, the Denver Broncos players issued a statement via the NFLPA that they would not be participating due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. The statement highlights that COVID-19 remains a threat in Colorado and that “it makes no sense for us as players to put ourselves at risk during this dead period.” The statement also reveals that players have been infected at...
Apr 13, 2021
Scouting Oregon safety, Jevon Holland

Scouting Oregon safety, Jevon Holland

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos need to add some depth at the safety position. Would Oregon safety Jevon Holland be the guy they go after? The Denver Broncos brought veteran Kareem Jackson back for 2021, but they’ll have a very large need at safety heading into the next season as it’ll be unlikely he returns. That leaves this upcoming 2021 NFL Draft as an important place for the team to look for Jackson’s replacement. There is one name that sticks out for me when it comes to potential Day 2 picks and that is Oregon safety Jevon Holland. Jevon...
Apr 13, 2021
How would you rank the Broncos’ options at 9?

How would you rank the Broncos’ options at 9?

Photo by Alika Jenner/ What should George Paton do if he doesn’t trade in the NFL Draft? After taking a dive at who look like the Broncos’ most realistic options at the ninth overall pick, I spent the weekend ruminating on how I view each prospect. What follows are some thoughts about each. Obviously this is a subjective exercise and I expect we won’t see eye on eye on every option, but I hope to hear where you land on the road ahead for the Broncos. Quarterbacks Mac Jones Justin Fields Trey Lance While we can debate the merits of each individual player until...
Apr 13, 2021
2021 NFL Draft profile: Washington CB Elijah Molden

2021 NFL Draft profile: Washington CB Elijah Molden

Should the Broncos draft Molden? | Photo by Alika Jenner/ A gamer with rare intangibles, Molden would be a great fit in a Fangio defense. George Paton spent his first free agency doing what he could to make sure the Broncos cornerback situation is better than he found it. Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby to go with Bryce Callahan means Fangio will have the best trio of cornerbacks since he became head coach in 2019. Questions remain. Between the two of them, Darby and Callahan have played a complete regular season once since 2015. The depth chart behind them is littered...
Apr 12, 2021
2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Jaycee Horn the cornerback Denver should take?

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Jaycee Horn the cornerback Denver should take?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ This is considered a deep cornerback class; is the former Gamecock a good fit as a Bronco? Jaycee Horn would like you to know something. He’s the best cornerback in the Draft this year. Three weeks ago, just before his Pro Day at the University of South Carolina March 24, Horn told the media that he’s even more than just the best corner. “I feel like I’m the best defensive player in the draft,” The State newspaper reported. “I’m versatile. I got the size, speed, I’m athletic. I faced every receiver’s body type from Kyle Pitts...
Apr 12, 2021
2021 NFL Draft Profile: UNC ILB Chazz Surratt

2021 NFL Draft Profile: UNC ILB Chazz Surratt

Photo by Grant Halverson/ If the Broncos are looking to secure another LB, they might consider this explosive Tarheel who has experience on both sides of the ball Meet Chazz Surratt, UNC Tarheels’ linebacker who delivered 91 tackles (49 solo, 42 assisted), six sacks, three passes defended, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery this past season. What a 2019 season it was for Chazz Surratt. 1️⃣st-team All-ACC1️⃣1️⃣5️⃣ tackles - (20th NCAA/2nd ACC)6️⃣.5️⃣ sacks (10th ACC)1️⃣5️⃣ TFL - (24th NCAA/6th ACC)#CarolinaFootball...
Apr 12, 2021
It’s time for the “one-shell” rule to go

It’s time for the “one-shell” rule to go

Photo by Focus on Sport/ The Broncos have some of the coolest helmets in their history, it’s time to bring them back. In 2013, in the interest of “player safety,” the NFL passed the one-shell rule that effectively eliminated throwback looks for the NFL by restricting player to one helmet a season. According to this CBS Sports article on the subject: The NFL says a worn-in helmet is safer to wear than a brand new one that hasn’t yet conformed to a player’s head, which would be the case if an alternate helmet was used with a throwback uniform. Of course,...