Is There Hope for Vance Joseph in His Second Season? A Look at Head Coaches with Losing First Seasons Who Were Given Additional Season(s) Since 1978

Following a severely disappointing 5-11 initial campaign as head coach, the Denver Broncos decided to retain Vance Joseph for a second season despite calls for and rumors of his firing. Continue reading Is There Hope for Vance Joseph in His Second Season? A Look at Head Coaches with Losing First Seasons Who Were Given Additional Season(s) Since 1978

2017 Training Camp: Day 9 Report

A training camp record crowd of 7,085 was on hand yesterday for the shortest practice session thus far in 2017. The weather was partly sunny and warm.

On a personal preference note, this was one of the least enjoyable Broncos training camp sessions that I have ever attended. There were too many impatient and inconsiderate fans at camp moving about during the session. I wish the Broncos would return to holding the summer scrimmage at Defunct Corporate Sponsor Field at Mile High. Continue reading 2017 Training Camp: Day 9 Report

Bennett Blames Stafford for JFK’s Assassination

Following the Seattle Seahawks’ controversial victory over the Detroit Lions last night, Seahawks’ defensive end, Michael Bennett, blamed the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Lions’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford. Bennett’s basis? The fact that Stafford grew up in the Dallas, Texas area. Considering that Stafford was born twenty-five years after JFK’s assassination and how many current and former NFL players grew up in Dallas, Bennett’s commentary should be considered one of the most asinine ever uttered by an NFL player.

Broncos to Wear Blue Jerseys Twice in 2015

Per Andrew Mason,

The Broncos will wear their blue alternate jerseys for home games against the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders. But in a twist from the last three seasons, the Broncos will break out the white pants with orange stripes for the Packers game on Nov. 1.

Blue thunder: Broncos to break out blue jerseys against Packers, Raiders

Continue reading Broncos to Wear Blue Jerseys Twice in 2015

Summer School Scheme Session

Greetings, Broncos fans. The following 2012 Football Outsiders piece by Andy Benoit provides excellent insight and visual analysis as to some of what we can expect from Denver’s 2015 defensive and offensive schemes and units. Film Room: Texans-Broncos.

As has been discussed all offseason, Denver’s offense will be a melded version of what Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison have implemented previously in Denver, Houston and Baltimore, coupled with what the Broncos have done offensively during the Peyton Manning Era.

Benoit wrote this piece to preview a 2012 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. Ironically, Benoit began this preview as follows:

Longtime Broncos fans may feel hints of déjà vu when they watch their team square off against the Texans this Sunday. Gary Kubiak has molded Houston’s offense into his modern version of the zone-oriented scheme that he helped oversee as Denver’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1995 to 2005. Wade Phillips has molded Houston’s defense into a more modern version of the one-gap hybrid scheme that he orchestrated as Denver’s defensive coordinator/head coach from 1989 to 1994.

Additionally, Andrew Mason pointed out that Kubiak has placed added emphasis on special teams play, as Denver’s unit left much to be desired in 2014. Training Camp Preview: Special teams.

The more things change, the more things stay the same. What intrigues you most about the Broncos’ forthcoming defensive, offensive, and special teams schemes and units?

 

Who Will Be Leaving the AFC West? The Chargers or the Raiders?

Carson Land Deal Closes For Shared Chargers-Raiders Stadium

One day after San Diego officials unveiled a financial plan aimed at keeping the Chargers in town, the team and the Oakland Raiders Tuesday completed a complex land transaction for 157 acres in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, where they are proposing a joint stadium. Mark Fabiani, the Chargers’ general counsel on stadium issues, told City News Service the transaction “that would enable the Chargers-Raiders joint venture to build an L.A. NFL stadium in Carson has officially closed this morning.”