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The Denver Broncos have to be on the other end of the line if Andrew Luck is seeking a trade. Luck's agent has denied that the veteran quarterback is seeking a trade, but where there's smoke there is fire. Broncos running back Devontae Booker rejoined the team as did starting defensive end Jared Crick and Zach Kerr. Running back Jamaal Charles and Aqib Talib were given veteran days off. Rookie cornerback Brendan Langley, guard Ron Leary, safety Darian Stewart and quarterback Paxton Lynch remain out of practice and rookie left tackle Garett Bolles was limited today. All of that and Bennie Fowler reveals a referees admission that would have kept Monday Night Football's game out of reach for the Los Angeles Chargers. Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.

Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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The Denver Broncos have to be on the other end of the line if Andrew Luck is seeking a trade. Luck's agent has denied that the veteran quarterback is seeking a trade, but where there's smoke there is fire.

Broncos running back Devontae Booker rejoined the team as did starting defensive end Jared Crick and Zach Kerr. Running back Jamaal Charles and Aqib Talib were given veteran days off.

Rookie cornerback Brendan Langley, guard Ron Leary, safety Darian Stewart and quarterback Paxton Lynch remain out of practice and rookie left tackle Garett Bolles was limited today.

All of that and Bennie Fowler reveals a referees admission that would have kept Monday Night Football's game out of reach for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.

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When you open this email you want the truth. The truth is entering Monday's game the Denver Broncos were 116-0 when leading by 17 points in the 4th quarter.

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Here is who we plan on tweeting about heavily this season as we bring media attention to eight very worthy Broncos.

Matt Paradis #61 - Center

Paradis is about as good as it can get at this position. In Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, the third year center saw 69 snaps on offense with 37 of those being passes. Paradis allowed only one quarterback hurry on Monday Night Football and helped pave the way with teammates Ron Leary and later Connor McGovern(who replaced Leary following a concussion).

Von Miller #58 - Weakside Outside Linebacker

No introduction necessary, Miller finds himself two sacks behind pace on his quest for 32. What you're missing from that giant goose egg in his box score stat line under the 'Sack' column are the amount of hurries (four) and QB hits (one) that Miller had on Monday Night Football. Millers five quarterback pressures were the fourth most of any defensive player in Week 1 according to ProFootballFocus (PFF).

Ron Leary #65 - Right Guard

Denver's offensive line led the way for 140 rushing yards and one touchdown on 36 rushing attempts. Leary only saw 36 of the 69 total snaps on offense, his night was cut short by a concussion. On 20 of Leary's 36 snaps he was pass blocking and not allowing a single pressure. His run-blocking was among the league's best and Leary finished Week 1 tied as the 9th best guard according to PFF.

Chris Harris Jr. #25 - Cornerback

Whatever Keenan Allen said to Chris Harris Jr. following Keenan Allen'stouchdown on Chris Harris Jr. caused the taunting penalty that should have put the Los Angeles Chargers away. Instead Jamaal Charles fumbled and Chargers' quarterback Philip Rivers found Bradley Roby in between coverages, pulled Darian Stewart's groin and scored via a wide open Travis Benjamin. Harris was only targeted one other time, a pass defense intended for Allen. Harris tacked on a tackle for loss when he wrapped up Chargers' running back Melvin Gordon two yards behind the line-of-scrimmage at the top of the 4th quarter. Harris is well on track. Allen is a very low-key top three receiver in the NFL.

Darian Stewart #26 - Free Safety

Picking up right where he left off last season, with five tackles. With T.J. Ward out last season, Stewart put the defense on his shoulders. With T.J. Ward no longer on the team, Stewart put the defense on his shoulders. Stewart was everywhere on Monday night. Snarling in the forest fire hued air, Stewart found himself in center field coverage on 25 of his 46 snaps, he blitzed Rivers once and entered run-defense on his remaining 20 snaps. Stewart pulled his groin on the Benjamin touchdown and did not return. He was replaced by Will Parks and rookie Jamal Carter played dime backer. Stewart should be fine to return by the weekend's game vs. Dallas. He finished Week 1 with a stat line of: 6 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss.

Aqib Talib #21 - Cornerback

Imagine if you were so good at doing your job that people were scared to let you do it? Talib was targeted once, allowing the catch... For four yards. Rivers did not look Talib's way for the rest of the evening. Talib's All Pro season is red hot.

Bennie Fowler #16 - Wide Receiver

Just kidding, but seriously. Welcome back, between your two touchdowns on four targets and Cody Latimer performing like he's an MVP candidate on special teams no one will ask us why Jordan Taylor was inactive for awhile.

Shaquil Barrett #48 - Strongside Outside Linebacker

This guy is a problem. He's a problem for everyone, he's a problem if you're trying to scheme against Von Miller. He's a problem if you want to run away from Miller's side, he's a problem if you want to run to Miller's side. He's a problem if he's covering your tight end (Hunter Henry was not targeted on Monday night), he's a problem for Shane Ray, but he's most definitely a problem for your quarterback. Good luck. Every quarterback is good. Until they play Denver. Ask Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, ask Philip Rivers or Derek Carr. The Broncos give the blueprint that leaves offenses ineffective for weeks. Barrett's been an active member of all of that and now he finally has the spotlight and the elbow room. We'll call him John Fox's final gift.

Demaryius Thomas #88 - Wide Receiver

Stay with us on this one, because you're going to like where this is going. Thomas was targeted more than any other Broncos receiver (eight times), he pulled in five of those for a paltry 67 yards. What you don't remember is that Siemian hit Thomas for 29-yards and missed him on a very deep pass in the first series. It could have been a touchdown, it could been All Pro like. It's in the playbook and Denver is putting it in their first 15 plays. They're trying that play at least once per game, it's a touchdown. If Thomas and Trevor Siemian get that one play together, they can ride this thing into an actual offense.