Gone are Vance Joseph, Bill Musgrave, and Joe Woods. Enter Vic Fangio, Rich Scangarello, and Ed Donatell. The message coming from Dove Valley these days is one of accountability and attention to the fundamentals of football. Death by inches? No more.
It doesn’t really matter if the team tiptoes around the word “rebuild.” Everyone knows that the roster is going to be vastly different when the 2019 season starts than it is at present. Regardless of who comes or goes in free agency, it will be abundantly clear that expectations in Denver are different going forward. It’s going to be fun to see how John Elway retools.
Central to the rebuild effort will be what the Broncos do in the draft. The 2018 draft was arguably the best in Elway’s tenure and he’ll need to hit another grand slam this year. The feeling is that Elway will go all in on the quarterback of the future, but who knows how things will fall when the Broncos are on the clock.
It’s time to throw dirt on 2018 and forget. There’s plenty to look forward to in the coming months. It’s going to be fun to watch as the disaster of 2018 transforms into the hope of 2019.
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Phillip Lindsay: 'It's an honor' to become first undrafted offensive rookie at Pro Bowl
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Broncos help lead AFC to victory in 2019 Pro Bowl
Photos of Chris Harris Jr., Von Miller and Phillip Lindsay at the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Chris Harris Jr. undercuts Trubisky's throw for INT in Pro Bowl
Chris Harris Jr. intercepts a pass thrown by Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
KC native, Broncos linebacker Shane Ray buying $5,600 worth of groceries for local federal workers | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
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Phillip Lindsay went to Pro Bowl practice disguised as a Broncos superfan | FOX31 Denver
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Inside the NFL's Star-Studded Super Bowl Commercial | Hollywood Reporter
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Scoring isn't everything. In league history, 22 teams have scored more than 500 points, including the 2018 Rams. Only four have won it all.
What we learned from the 2019 Pro Bowl - NFL.com
The AFC defeated the NFC, 26-7, in the 2019 Pro Bowl on a rain-soaked Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Here's what we learned from the annual all-star showcase.
Steelers are exploring trades but Antonio Brown reportedly 'hasn't closed the door on returning' - CBSSports.com
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Dont'a Hightower expects Todd Gurley to be used 'any chance' Rams get in Super Bowl - CBSSports.com
Gurley was the entire basis for the Rams' offense for two years, right up until last week's NFC title game
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On early morning ride to work, L.A. Rams coach Sean McVay talks about relationship with Bill Belichick, Jared Goff, Super Bowl 53 and more.
NFL may say farewell to Orlando as Pro Bowl site – ProFootballTalk
The Pro Bowl, which currently is being played on a rainy day in Orlando, could be headed elsewhere for 2020. Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel speculates, sort of, that the all-star game's three-year run in Orlando will be ending, at least for a year.
Anthony Barr sees endless possibilities in free agency – ProFootballTalk
Anthony Barr will have a Vikings helmet on his head in Sunday's Pro Bowl and it may be the final time that the linebacker wears that logo. Barr is set for unrestricted free agency in March after playing out his fifth year with the Vikings and he said from Orlando this week that he's "not sure the...
Wade Phillips pays tribute to his dad – ProFootballTalk
Four decades after the Houston Oilers had unsuccessful consecutive cracks at the Steelers in the AFC title game, legendary Oilers coach O.A. "Bum" Phillips has made it to the Super Bowl.
49ers hiring Shane Day as quarterbacks coach – ProFootballTalk
The 49ers are hiring Shane Day as quarterbacks coach, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He will replace Rich Scangarello, who left to become the Broncos' offensive coordinator. Day spent the past three seasons as the Dolphins' tight ends coach.
Keenan Allen leaves Pro Bowl with knee contusion – ProFootballTalk
First, it was JuJu Smith-Schuster. Now, it's Keenan Allen. Both receivers have left the Pro Bowl with knee contusions, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports. Pittsburgh receiver Smith-Schuster injured his in the first half and Chargers receiver Allen in the second half.
Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas arrested on marijuana charges
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After five losing seasons, the Rams gave GM Les Snead more time. In return, he gave them a juggernaut. Steve Wyche chronicles the many decisions Snead made to turn the franchise's fortunes around.
Tom Brady definitively ends retirement rumors, says there's 'zero' chance he retires after Super Bowl LIII - CBSSports.com
The Patriots' quarterback will return for another season in 2019
Nickell Robey-Coleman now claims the ball was tipped on infamous missed pass interference play - CBSSports.com
Even if the ball had been tipped, it wouldn't matter because Robey-Coleman delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit
Concern around NFL boiling up over assignment of Rams-Saints refs, all from Southern California - CBSSports.com
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Redskins reportedly believe Alex Smith will miss the entire 2019 season with leg injury - CBSSports.com
Smith broke his leg in November and has faced complications since undergoing surgery
2019 Pro Bowl final score, takeaways: Patrick Mahomes, Jamal Adams star in AFC's dominant win over NFC - CBSSports.com
The AFC defeated the NFC in the 2019 Pro Bowl by a final score of 26-7 on a wet day in Orlando