ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Justin Strnad remembers watching a video in a team meeting at the Denver Broncos’ facilities. The ball floated across the screen, high above the NFL logo and down the field. The ball nearly reached the endzone, but dropped into Tyrone Drakeford’s hands just in front of the goal line. The second-year returner took a few steps forward…
They always say, "Next man up." But what happens when you run out of next men? The Broncos might be at that point if their COVID-19 woes get any worse.
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.
"Saturday, I definitely want to be able to go out and play fast and just not think about anything,” Sutton said.
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.
On Tuesday, Fangio spoke to the media to wrap up the 2020 season and about finding the right replacement for Elway. Here's what we learned.
The Broncos know what they have to do. They just have to commit to it. But at least they have a viable template now — which is more than they could say before Sunday.
“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."
Long snappers are like the civil servants of the United States Postal Service. They deliver whenever asked. And you only notice them when something doesn't arrive on time and in its proper place.
With an off day in sight, the Broncos brought the heat on Tuesday. But one side of the ball won the day.
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?
John Elway, accompanied by Vic Fangio, strutted into the team auditorium late Monday morning to address the media with an unfamiliar trait—an unwavering smile. Both came prepared with plenty of news, too.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It took the arrival of Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator to truly unlock the potential of what Andy Janovich can bring to the offense. And it took only 34 snaps to see it. That’s the number of offensive plays Janovich has had in two regular-season games and the preseason loss at Seattle. In between, Janovich missed…...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — You can’t blame Broncos coach Vic Fangio for trying out the league’s new ability for coaches to use instant replay to challenge calls regarding pass interference. But after one attempt at challenging a call in the preseason opener in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 1 and another in last Sunday’s loss in Green Bay, Fangio is 0-for-2. Then,…...