With few options on the roster, the Broncos are moving forward with Emmanuel Sanders as their slot WR. Sanders will bump inside when the Broncos move to their 3-WR sets.
Emmanuel Sanders said he will move into the slot in 3-WR sets, WRs coach Tyke Tolbert told him today.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) April 13, 2015
Sanders is fine with the move and already has some experience playing the slot from his days in Pittsburgh.
If I had to venture a guess right now, 11 personnel will no longer be the status quo on offense. It is most likely that two-tight end sets will become the new base offense with the Broncos using their 11 personnel on 3rd downs and in two-minute situations.
What does this mean for the other WR? It means Bubba Caldwell and Cody Latimer will be batting for some serious time on the outside.
On another note, newly minted Broncos have received newly minted numbers:
TE James Casey: 80
TE Owen Daniels: 81
C Gino Gradkowski: 77
DE Antonio Smith: 90
S Darian Stewart: 26
LB Reggie Walker: 56
DE Vance Walker: 96
If you still have jerseys from Julius Thomas, Rahim Moore, or Nate Irving, just slap some duct tape on the nameplate and write in your new Bronco.
Iron sharpens Iron
Emmanuel Sanders wore a Nike T-shirt that read, "Iron Sharpens Iron." He said the entire team was issued shirts with that slogan.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) April 13, 2015
The Broncos new slogan comes from Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
The last time I can remember this phrase being used was....you guessed it, when Tim Tebow was our signal caller. Tebow was called upon to give a team speech and this is what he used for inspiration.
My hope is that the roster is full of guys willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. Iron will only sharpen Iron if the whole team is composed of it.
Translation 2015 Broncos: Man up and knock someone in the teeth.