A few days ago, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker boasted that he could kick a field goal from 84 yards in Denver if the weather conditions were perfect, which would be a full 20 yards longer than the longest field goal in NFL History held by former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater.
"We think about these things really specifically," Tucker said. "If conditions are prime, like last season we opened up in Denver, the weather was warm, the field was nice, and you’re up at altitude so the ball just carries. In pregame I think I hit the crossbar from 85, so if the situation is just prime, then maybe 84 and a half yards."
A day later, current Broncos kicker Brandon McManus calls it rubbish. In fact, he challenged Tucker to back up his claim. McManus will pay for the trip.
"I will give him an all-expense paid trip if he can do it," McManus said. "I’ll pay for his flight, his hotel, if he wants to come out here and do it. I’ll kick with him, I’ll witness it and I’ll vouch to the world that he can do it."
Don't hold your breath McManus. Tucker is going to pretend he didn't hear you.
Broncos Training Camp Quick Hits: Day 9
Big plays by Trevor Siemian and Bennie Fowler on offense and Justin Simmons on defense punctuated a day on which a slew of key veterans rested.
Broncos Training Camp Takeaways: Day 9
The quarterbacks, Bennie Fowler, Adam Gotsis and the fullbacks were among those who stood out in front of a raucous crowd Friday.
Denver Broncos have crowded competition among wide receivers - ESPN
Consider it a word association of sorts, but mention the Denver Broncos’ wide receivers and the response in training camp’s early going might simply be “crowded.’’
Emmanuel Sanders says it’s time to "get past that Peyton Manning era" | ProFootballTalk
As the Broncos struggle to find the right quarterback for 2016, one of the team’s most prominent receiver suggests forgetting about the starting quarterback from most of 2015.
Young WRs impressing at Broncos training camp | USA Today
Bennie Fowler isn't content to be known as the guy who caught Peyton Manning's last NFL pass. With the work he's putting in during training camp, the Denver Broncos wideout is planning on hauling in more receptions this season.
Andy Janovich is the "Hammerhead," Gary Kubiak’s new, not-so-secret Broncos weapon – Denver Post
Nicknames are for veterans. Broncos safety T.J. Ward, for example, can call himself "Boss" because he earned it over six seasons. Rookies, though, do not get nicknames. They get numbers. At best they hear "Hey, rook."
Top 9 impressions about the Broncos 9 practices into training camp | 9news.com
The Denver Broncos just finished their ninth training camp practice. To commemorate the occasion, here are 9 things we’ve learned so far.
Watch: Trevor Siemian shows command of offense in 2015 preseason | Broncos Wire
The Denver Broncos are holding a three-way quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch this summer. Sanchez is the most experienced of the group, but Siemian is the only one that was on Denver’s offense last season.
Peyton Manning not expected to visit Broncos camp anytime soon | Broncos Wire
Peyton Manning retired from the NFL earlier this offseason, but he has not stayed away from the sport.
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This week's NFL training camp All-Pro team - SBNation.com
Two weeks into training camp and a handful of players are already practicing at really high levels, creating unrealistic expectations and feeding the 24-hour hype machine. Let’s honor those players.
Brandon Marshall throws a punch at Darrelle Revis at Jets practice - SBNation.com
Nothing says "football is back!" like the fights, both on the field and off it. The New York Jets are all too familiar with this tradition after quarterback Geno Smith was sucker punched by (former) teammate IK Enemkpali last August.
Comfortably Numb: The NFL Fell In Love With a Painkiller It Barely Knew - SBNation.com
In 2012, a doctor told Steelers offensive guard Chris Kemoeatu that he needed a kidney transplant, and needed it "tomorrow." Chris' older brother and then-Ravens defensive tackle Ma'ake was in the room. Both of their NFL careers ended at that meeting. Ma'ake was a perfect donor candidate, a 99 percent match.
Brett Favre would play for the Cowboys if they could guarantee he won't get hit - SBNation.com
The Cowboys offensive line is really good, but it'd have to be perfect for Favre to consider coming out of retirement.
NFL and college football players set to make some cool history in 2016 Rio Olympics - SBNation.com
Plenty of football players have competed in the Summer Olympics — including Pro Football Hall of Famers Bob Hayes, Ollie Matson, and Jim Thorpe and Longhorns-turned-Bills WR Marquise Goodwin — though they did so before their NFL careers began, almost all of them between their college and pro careers.