Dwayne Stukes' task is clear, but sizable: turn the Broncos’ special teams from a habitual weakness into a strength.
So far this season, the Broncos have seven special-teams penalties; only the Cowboys and Jets have more. Their 70 yards in special-teams infractions is the second-most in the NFL; only the Jets have done worse.
Special teams has been an emphasis of the Broncos' roster construction since they signed Mike Boone in March, so the composition of the Broncos' depth shouldn't have been a surprise.
Only one team has allowed more combined kickoff- and punt-return touchdowns than the Broncos in the last two years. They hope their Day 3 picks can change that.
“We’ve had too many negative plays in the kicking game this year," Vic Fangio said. "We’ve got to do a better job of covering."
You don't appreciate a reliable long snapper until he's gone -- unless you can replace him. Denver has successfully replaced two long snappers in the Elway era. Who will get the chance to make it three?
For a team sporting the least amount of five-on-five time in 2018-19, you could say special teams are important for the Colorado Avalanche. In fact, Colorado’s performance with the man advantage and disadvantage is critical to their success next season. Last year, the Avs’ power play ranked seventh-best in the NHL while their penalty kill finished seventh-worst. Offseason moves transformed…...
In his second time around hiring a special teams coordinator, Vance Joseph made nearly the opposite hire of Brock Olivo, bringing on a 26-year veteran coach with an old-school mentality.
I had a chance to catch up with Juwan Thompson after Tuesday’s practice and he was just as serious and determined as I remember him from last year. One of the big question marks hovering over him is whether or not he is going to play fullback in Gary Kubiak’s system. A system that in years past had featured…...