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Ian St. Clair

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This award-winning writer is a proud University of Northern Colorado alum with a degree in journalism and communications. Ian has a decade of experience in newspapers as a Broncos beat writer and sports columnist and has held just about every role in a newsroom outside of photographer. Prior to joining BSN Denver, Ian was an editor at Predominantly Orange.

Three weeks into the NFL preseason and the biggest question around the Denver Broncos remains the offensive line. The Broncos entered the season with three guys in Ty Sambrailo, Max Garcia and Matt Paradis, who have never started a game. The right-side of the line, on the other hand, is very good with veterans Louis Vasquez and Ryan Harris. Despite the…...

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The chorus from the cheap seats has already started. Not that we should expect anything different at this point given that’s been the refrain for four years. The question will get asked: What did we learn from Peyton Manning’s first performance of the season in a new offense? We learned that he’s a future Hall-of-Fame-quarterback who made his first start…...

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When you think of John Elway, certain moments pop into your head. The Drive. The Helicopter. “This one’s for John.” Elway coming off the field in Super Bowl XXXIII for the last time – as Super Bowl champion. All defining moments for one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever strap on pads. All moments that still produce chills for Broncos…...

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Let’s take a painful but crucial trip back to a frigid Jan. 12, 2013 at Mile High. The Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens were entwined in the ultimate game of chicken – what you can do, we can do better. The team that flinched first would leave the loser. The first flinch came on third-and-long for Denver. If the Broncos…...

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The eyes of Broncos Country were locked on. As were the Denver Broncos coaching staff, teammates and the NFL. People wanted to know how this young, inexperienced offensive line would hold up in a “hostile environment” against one of the best defensive lines in football. Would the pressure get to them? How would they respond? How bad is it? Preseason…...

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Brock Osweiler is once again the tallest player on the Denver Broncos’ roster. Offensive tackle Matt Hall, who was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Monday, will retire. The representatives for Hall informed the organization he would take that route and not report prior to Day 11 of Denver’s training camp. Hall, who is 6-foot-9, would have staked claim…...

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The sports world is obsessed with stats. Everywhere you look, it’s numbers, numbers, numbers followed by more numbers. Part of that, a lot of that, is due to fantasy sports. It’s not so much about whether a guy or team are any good, it’s about the stats they put up. The problem with that is the numbers and stats people…...

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Von Miller doesn’t usually need much to get to dance. On the first day of Denver Broncos training camp, Miller danced his way onto the field. After a sack, the Broncos outside linebacker puts on his dancing shoes and does a little jig. Miller has more reason to dance after the news on Sunday that he’s been released from the…...

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The major question when it comes to the Denver Broncos remains the offensive line. With the first day of training camp in the books, the success of this football team starts and ends with the offensive line; especially when you consider four new starters are in place. Two of those potential starters are rookies, in left tackle Ty Sambrailo and left…...

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Emmanuel Sanders was a fan favorite the second he arrived in Denver. Over the course of his first season with the Denver Broncos, that didn’t change. They heard of his tireless work ethic and how he was always the last player off the field. Sanders doesn’t take his opportunity for granted and he knows the expectations that come with…...

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Tim Tebow is a lot like John Cena. You either love them or hate them. There’s no middle ground with either. The difference is Cena has ability, and he’s one of the best to ever do it. There are some in Broncos Country who still credit the “Magic of Tebow” for the incredible 8-8 season and playoff win over the…...

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Sports debates are always a great form of entertainment. Emotions run high, the blood boils a little hotter and the heart races. With the addition of social media the last 5-10 years, it seems that debate never ends. Want to amp it up about 100 times? Debate the Denver Broncos. One aspect about Broncos Country is everyone has an opinion…...

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Imagine as a kid you’re sitting in the principal’s office. You were caught putting an extra candy bar in your pocket, and the principal just pulled out the proof. The principal then calmly asks: “What do you have to say for yourself?” Without missing a beat, you say: “I didn’t know I couldn’t take that.” The principal rolls his eyes and says,…...

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There are plenty of questions when it comes to the Denver Broncos. More specifically, the roster and the battle for spots on the field. As we get closer to training camp (thank goodness), we will look at the story lines for specific position battles. Or in the case of of the third receiver, highlight who has the chance to…...

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Wade Phillips knows defense better than you. He knows defense better than just about anyone on the planet. Phillips takes that knowledge and creates success. The most recent example is his time with the Houston Texans as the defensive coordinator. As Bucky Brooks from NFL.com points out, Phillips transformed a defense that ranked dead last in pretty much every statistical…...

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Never doubt John Elway in the clutch. If Broncos Country or anyone in the NFL could or would given his past. This is just more proof. The great week for Demaryius Thomas continues. It started with the news his mother, Katina Smith, got her sentence commuted by President Obama. Now it ends with Thomas getting a 5-year, $70 million contract…...

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The more these “talks” with Demaryius Thomas continue, the more light it shines on what a fellow teammate of his did. There always is back and forth between an organization and a player when it come to contract negotiations. The “importance” of a deal is only magnified in the digital age, when every Denver Broncos fan with a Twitter account…...

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Katina Smith will finally get the chance to see her son play football. In the NFL. For the Denver Broncos. Demaryius Thomas will finally get the chance to play football with his mother there … in attendance. He’ll know when he celebrates a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning and looks into the stands, his mom will be there celebrating and…...

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