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18 Jul 19
CBS Denver
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) — Joe Flacco’s calm demeanor was evident on day one of Broncos training camp. The veteran signal caller has earned the nickname “Joe Cool” for his calming presence on the field. He’s a guy that never gets too high or too low, no matter the situation. “Joe’s got a calm demeanor about him, but he’s still a fiery competitor,” head coach Vic Fangio said. At times throughout his career, Flacco’s quiet confidence has been misinterpreted as not caring. But head coach Vic Fangio knows that couldn’t be farther from the truth. (credit: CBS) “That’s how Joe is. He’s a competitor. He leads through example. He is not going to be a guy who loses his emotions – but trust me, inside his brain and belly, it’s churning for him” The players love Flacco’s subdued disposition, some even looking to the QB as a father-figure of sorts “I call him ‘Papa Joe’. He’s an older guy, and he has that veteran that we need leading us in the huddle,” Garett Bolles said.
18 Jul 19
raytodd.blog

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18 Jul 19
The Denver Post
PLAYER ATTENDANCE Did not practice: TE Bug Howard (illness) and P Colby Wadman (personal reason). Coach Vic Fangio said Howard became ill on Wednesday and it was likely food poisoning. Returned to practice: TE Jake Butt (ACL) did 7-on-7 work, WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) was limited to individual drills and RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) participated in all parts of practice. NEW INJURIES LB Todd Davis (calf) was headed for a post-practice MRI, according to a source. Davis walked gingerly from the sideline to a golf cart for a ride back to the locker room. On Thursday night, a league source said Davis sustained a calf strain that could keep him out 3-4 weeks. With a full recovery, Davis could still be available for the Week 1 opener at Oakland. For the time being, though, Joe Jones and Kieshawn Bierra will see first-team snaps. TOP PLAY During QB Joe Flacco’s second segment of 11-on-11 play, rookie WR Juwann Winfree made a fine diving catch on a pass to the left side. THUMBS UP *CB De’Vante Bausby. Intercepted a pass thrown by QB Kevin Hogan and tipped by LB Alexander Johnson. “I had the ‘squat’ (zone coverage) so I gave my guy a shove and then (safety) Su’a Cravens took his vertical route,” Bausby said. “There was nobody in my vicinity so when (Hogan) checked down to the running back, (Johnson) tipped it — I was in the right place at the right time.” *RB Phillip Lindsay. So much for being eased into practice. Lindsay took the first hand-off of 11-on-11 and did not appear to be limited. “He had his legs (during recovery from wrist surgery) so I shouldn’t be surprised,” Fangio said. “But he was chomping on the bit to get out there.” *The weather. If the scorching temperatures continued to be on the forecast, they didn’t arrive during the Broncos’ practice. “The heat wasn’t bad,” Fangio said. “You have to remember, I spent nine years in New Orleans, some in South Carolina (where the Panthers trained) and Houston. They would pray for a day like this.” THUMBS DOWN [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] *WR Courtland Sutton. A few drops during individual drills. “I kind of ride him and tease him a little bit so I’ll take advantage of that,” Fangio said when asked about Sutton’s day. *QB Joe Flacco. Criticizing the starting quarterback on Practice 1 of camp? There were a few overthrows on routes over the middle. *Broncos’ 2016-18 product. A crowd that can be politely described as “thin” showed up for the first day of camp. The fanbase’s way of saying, “Show us.” The announced attendance was 1,257. ODDS AND ENDS Quarterback playing time (11-on-11): Joe Flacco 22 snaps, Kevin Hogan 22 snaps, Drew Lock 17 and Brett Rypien four. Quarterback playing time (7-on-7): Flacco seven, Hogan six, Luck six and Rypien two. Teams can’t put on pads during camp until after three practices, which means Sunday is the first available workout. As for Thursday, coach Vic Fangio said: “I thought it went good. That practice was basically very similar to what we were doing in OTAs structure-wise — it was maybe 10 minutes longer than that. (Friday’s) will be similar and we’ll eventually build up to where it will be longer and get more plays in as we go.” WR Emmanuel Sanders started camp on the active roster (and not PUP), which allowed him to lead the receivers in individual drills. “It’s a testament to all of the hard work I’ve put in, all the pain I’ve gone through that I’m here standing and saying, ‘I feel really good,’” Sanders said. TE Jake Butt estimated he played “5-6 snaps” of 7-on-7 in his first non-individual work since tearing his ACL last year. “I have to shake off some rust,” he said. “It’s been awhile. It feels like I’ve been fighting an uphill battle overcoming this third (ACL). It’s going to take some time and that being said, it’s still really early. But I’m a competitive guy and hold myself to a higher standard. Dropped a ball — no excuse.” The first unit offensive line: LT Garett Bolles, LG Dalton Risner, C Connor McGovern, RG Ron Leary and RT Ja’Wuan James. Don Barclay subbed for Leary on some 11-on-11 snaps. The second unit offensive line: LT Elijah Wilkinson, LG Sam Jones, C Jake Brendel, RG Barclay and RT Jake Rodgers. A new scoreboard with time, score, down-and-distance, etc., was installed at the top of the berm opposite the Broncos’ facility. Flacco’s first drop-back didn’t happen. On his third play of 11-on-11, Flacco mishandled what appeared to be a fine shotgun snap from McGovern. TE Noah Fant’s first intended target (from Hogan) was broken up by S Will Parks. On Flacco’s second segment, Sutton had a completion broken up by CB Chris Harris, but Sutton caught an out route on the next play. A nice play from Lock late in practice. After the snap, he rolled to his right and adjusted his throwing motion (3/4th delivery) to flip a pass to WR Fred Brown. The first unit kickoff coverage: CB Isaac Yiadom, RB Devontae Booker, LB Dekoda Watson, S Jamal Carter, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Tim Patrick, LB Joe Jones, LB Kieshawn Bierria, FB Andy Janovich, Parks and K Brandon McManus. Lock’s final 11-on-11 segment was with the second-team offensive line. He threw incomplete and handed off to RB Khalfani Muhammad. Before practice, the Broncos announced that three coaches will join the team during camp as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. Jason Belser played in the NFL for 11 years and is a coaching consultant at Independence High in South Riding, Va. Lamar Owens is entering his first year as the assistant receivers coach at Georgia Southern. And Will Tukuafu played 50 NFL games for San Francisco (2011-13) and Seattle (2014-16). FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE 9:15 a.m.-noon practice (open to the public).
18 Jul 19
Boulder Daily Camera
PLAYER ATTENDANCE Did not practice: TE Bug Howard (illness) and P Colby Wadman (personal reason). Coach Vic Fangio said Howard became ill on Wednesday and it was likely food poisoning. Returned to practice: TE Jake Butt (ACL) did 7-on-7 work, WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) was limited to individual drills and RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) participated in all parts of practice. NEW INJURIES LB Todd Davis (calf) was headed for a post-practice MRI, according to a source. Davis walked gingerly from the sideline to a golf cart for a ride back to the locker room. On Thursday night, a league source said Davis sustained a calf strain that could keep him out 3-4 weeks. With a full recovery, Davis could still be available for the Week 1 opener at Oakland. For the time being, though, Joe Jones and Kieshawn Bierra will see first-team snaps. TOP PLAYDuring QB Joe Flacco’s second segment of 11-on-11 play, rookie WR Juwann Winfree made a fine diving catch on a pass to the left side. THUMBS UP*CB De’Vante Bausby. Intercepted a pass thrown by QB Kevin Hogan and tipped by LB Alexander Johnson. “I had the ‘squat’ (zone coverage) so I gave my guy a shove and then (safety) Su’a Cravens took his vertical route,” Bausby said. “There was nobody in my vicinity so when (Hogan) checked down to the running back, (Johnson) tipped it — I was in the right place at the right time.” *RB Phillip Lindsay. So much for being eased into practice. Lindsay took the first hand-off of 11-on-11 and did not appear to be limited. “He had his legs (during recovery from wrist surgery) so I shouldn’t be surprised,” Fangio said. “But he was chomping on the bit to get out there.” *The weather. If the scorching temperatures continued to be on the forecast, they didn’t arrive during the Broncos’ practice. “The heat wasn’t bad,” Fangio said. “You have to remember, I spent nine years in New Orleans, some in South Carolina (where the Panthers trained) and Houston. They would pray for a day like this.” THUMBS DOWN [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] *WR Courtland Sutton. A few drops during individual drills. “I kind of ride him and tease him a little bit so I’ll take advantage of that,” Fangio said when asked about Sutton’s day. *QB Joe Flacco. Criticizing the starting quarterback on Practice 1 of camp? There were a few overthrows on routes over the middle. *Broncos’ 2016-18 product. A crowd that can be politely described as “thin” showed up for the first day of camp. The fanbase’s way of saying, “Show us.” The announced attendance was 1,257. ODDS AND ENDS Quarterback playing time (11-on-11): Joe Flacco 22 snaps, Kevin Hogan 22 snaps, Drew Lock 17 and Brett Rypien four. Quarterback playing time (7-on-7): Flacco seven, Hogan six, Luck six and Rypien two. Teams can’t put on pads during camp until after three practices, which means Sunday is the first available workout. As for Thursday, coach Vic Fangio said: “I thought it went good. That practice was basically very similar to what we were doing in OTAs structure-wise — it was maybe 10 minutes longer than that. (Friday’s) will be similar and we’ll eventually build up to where it will be longer and get more plays in as we go.” WR Emmanuel Sanders started camp on the active roster (and not PUP), which allowed him to lead the receivers in individual drills. “It’s a testament to all of the hard work I’ve put in, all the pain I’ve gone through that I’m here standing and saying, ‘I feel really good,’” Sanders said. TE Jake Butt estimated he played “5-6 snaps” of 7-on-7 in his first non-individual work since tearing his ACL last year. “I have to shake off some rust,” he said. “It’s been awhile. It feels like I’ve been fighting an uphill battle overcoming this third (ACL). It’s going to take some time and that being said, it’s still really early. But I’m a competitive guy and hold myself to a higher standard. Dropped a ball — no excuse.” The first unit offensive line: LT Garett Bolles, LG Dalton Risner, C Connor McGovern, RG Ron Leary and RT Ja’Wuan James. Don Barclay subbed for Leary on some 11-on-11 snaps. The second unit offensive line: LT Elijah Wilkinson, LG Sam Jones, C Jake Brendel, RG Barclay and RT Jake Rodgers. A new scoreboard with time, score, down-and-distance, etc., was installed at the top of the berm opposite the Broncos’ facility. Flacco’s first drop-back didn’t happen. On his third play of 11-on-11, Flacco mishandled what appeared to be a fine shotgun snap from McGovern. TE Noah Fant’s first intended target (from Hogan) was broken up by S Will Parks. On Flacco’s second segment, Sutton had a completion broken up by CB Chris Harris, but Sutton caught an out route on the next play. A nice play from Lock late in practice. After the snap, he rolled to his right and adjusted his throwing motion (3/4th delivery) to flip a pass to WR Fred Brown. The first unit kickoff coverage: CB Isaac Yiadom, RB Devontae Booker, LB Dekoda Watson, S Jamal Carter, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Tim Patrick, LB Joe Jones, LB Kieshawn Bierria, FB Andy Janovich, Parks and K Brandon McManus. Lock’s final 11-on-11 segment was with the second-team offensive line. He threw incomplete and handed off to RB Khalfani Muhammad. Before practice, the Broncos announced that three coaches will join the team during camp as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. Jason Belser played in the NFL for 11 years and is a coaching consultant at Independence High in South Riding, Va. Lamar Owens is entering his first year as the assistant receivers coach at Georgia Southern. And Will Tukuafu played 50 NFL games for San Francisco (2011-13) and Seattle (2014-16). FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE9:15 a.m.-noon practice (open to the public).
18 Jul 19
Longmont Times-Call
PLAYER ATTENDANCE Did not practice: TE Bug Howard (illness) and P Colby Wadman (personal reason). Coach Vic Fangio said Howard became ill on Wednesday and it was likely food poisoning. Returned to practice: TE Jake Butt (ACL) did 7-on-7 work, WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) was limited to individual drills and RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) participated in all parts of practice. NEW INJURIES LB Todd Davis (calf) was headed for a post-practice MRI, according to a source. Davis walked gingerly from the sideline to a golf cart for a ride back to the locker room. On Thursday night, a league source said Davis sustained a calf strain that could keep him out 3-4 weeks. With a full recovery, Davis could still be available for the Week 1 opener at Oakland. For the time being, though, Joe Jones and Kieshawn Bierra will see first-team snaps. TOP PLAYDuring QB Joe Flacco’s second segment of 11-on-11 play, rookie WR Juwann Winfree made a fine diving catch on a pass to the left side. THUMBS UP*CB De’Vante Bausby. Intercepted a pass thrown by QB Kevin Hogan and tipped by LB Alexander Johnson. “I had the ‘squat’ (zone coverage) so I gave my guy a shove and then (safety) Su’a Cravens took his vertical route,” Bausby said. “There was nobody in my vicinity so when (Hogan) checked down to the running back, (Johnson) tipped it — I was in the right place at the right time.” *RB Phillip Lindsay. So much for being eased into practice. Lindsay took the first hand-off of 11-on-11 and did not appear to be limited. “He had his legs (during recovery from wrist surgery) so I shouldn’t be surprised,” Fangio said. “But he was chomping on the bit to get out there.” *The weather. If the scorching temperatures continued to be on the forecast, they didn’t arrive during the Broncos’ practice. “The heat wasn’t bad,” Fangio said. “You have to remember, I spent nine years in New Orleans, some in South Carolina (where the Panthers trained) and Houston. They would pray for a day like this.” THUMBS DOWN [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] *WR Courtland Sutton. A few drops during individual drills. “I kind of ride him and tease him a little bit so I’ll take advantage of that,” Fangio said when asked about Sutton’s day. *QB Joe Flacco. Criticizing the starting quarterback on Practice 1 of camp? There were a few overthrows on routes over the middle. *Broncos’ 2016-18 product. A crowd that can be politely described as “thin” showed up for the first day of camp. The fanbase’s way of saying, “Show us.” The announced attendance was 1,257. ODDS AND ENDS Quarterback playing time (11-on-11): Joe Flacco 22 snaps, Kevin Hogan 22 snaps, Drew Lock 17 and Brett Rypien four. Quarterback playing time (7-on-7): Flacco seven, Hogan six, Luck six and Rypien two. Teams can’t put on pads during camp until after three practices, which means Sunday is the first available workout. As for Thursday, coach Vic Fangio said: “I thought it went good. That practice was basically very similar to what we were doing in OTAs structure-wise — it was maybe 10 minutes longer than that. (Friday’s) will be similar and we’ll eventually build up to where it will be longer and get more plays in as we go.” WR Emmanuel Sanders started camp on the active roster (and not PUP), which allowed him to lead the receivers in individual drills. “It’s a testament to all of the hard work I’ve put in, all the pain I’ve gone through that I’m here standing and saying, ‘I feel really good,’” Sanders said. TE Jake Butt estimated he played “5-6 snaps” of 7-on-7 in his first non-individual work since tearing his ACL last year. “I have to shake off some rust,” he said. “It’s been awhile. It feels like I’ve been fighting an uphill battle overcoming this third (ACL). It’s going to take some time and that being said, it’s still really early. But I’m a competitive guy and hold myself to a higher standard. Dropped a ball — no excuse.” The first unit offensive line: LT Garett Bolles, LG Dalton Risner, C Connor McGovern, RG Ron Leary and RT Ja’Wuan James. Don Barclay subbed for Leary on some 11-on-11 snaps. The second unit offensive line: LT Elijah Wilkinson, LG Sam Jones, C Jake Brendel, RG Barclay and RT Jake Rodgers. A new scoreboard with time, score, down-and-distance, etc., was installed at the top of the berm opposite the Broncos’ facility. Flacco’s first drop-back didn’t happen. On his third play of 11-on-11, Flacco mishandled what appeared to be a fine shotgun snap from McGovern. TE Noah Fant’s first intended target (from Hogan) was broken up by S Will Parks. On Flacco’s second segment, Sutton had a completion broken up by CB Chris Harris, but Sutton caught an out route on the next play. A nice play from Lock late in practice. After the snap, he rolled to his right and adjusted his throwing motion (3/4th delivery) to flip a pass to WR Fred Brown. The first unit kickoff coverage: CB Isaac Yiadom, RB Devontae Booker, LB Dekoda Watson, S Jamal Carter, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Tim Patrick, LB Joe Jones, LB Kieshawn Bierria, FB Andy Janovich, Parks and K Brandon McManus. Lock’s final 11-on-11 segment was with the second-team offensive line. He threw incomplete and handed off to RB Khalfani Muhammad. Before practice, the Broncos announced that three coaches will join the team during camp as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. Jason Belser played in the NFL for 11 years and is a coaching consultant at Independence High in South Riding, Va. Lamar Owens is entering his first year as the assistant receivers coach at Georgia Southern. And Will Tukuafu played 50 NFL games for San Francisco (2011-13) and Seattle (2014-16). FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE9:15 a.m.-noon practice (open to the public).
18 Jul 19
Loveland Reporter-Herald
PLAYER ATTENDANCE Did not practice: TE Bug Howard (illness) and P Colby Wadman (personal reason). Coach Vic Fangio said Howard became ill on Wednesday and it was likely food poisoning. Returned to practice: TE Jake Butt (ACL) did 7-on-7 work, WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) was limited to individual drills and RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) participated in all parts of practice. NEW INJURIES LB Todd Davis (calf) was headed for a post-practice MRI, according to a source. Davis walked gingerly from the sideline to a golf cart for a ride back to the locker room. On Thursday night, a league source said Davis sustained a calf strain that could keep him out 3-4 weeks. With a full recovery, Davis could still be available for the Week 1 opener at Oakland. For the time being, though, Joe Jones and Kieshawn Bierra will see first-team snaps. TOP PLAYDuring QB Joe Flacco’s second segment of 11-on-11 play, rookie WR Juwann Winfree made a fine diving catch on a pass to the left side. THUMBS UP*CB De’Vante Bausby. Intercepted a pass thrown by QB Kevin Hogan and tipped by LB Alexander Johnson. “I had the ‘squat’ (zone coverage) so I gave my guy a shove and then (safety) Su’a Cravens took his vertical route,” Bausby said. “There was nobody in my vicinity so when (Hogan) checked down to the running back, (Johnson) tipped it — I was in the right place at the right time.” *RB Phillip Lindsay. So much for being eased into practice. Lindsay took the first hand-off of 11-on-11 and did not appear to be limited. “He had his legs (during recovery from wrist surgery) so I shouldn’t be surprised,” Fangio said. “But he was chomping on the bit to get out there.” *The weather. If the scorching temperatures continued to be on the forecast, they didn’t arrive during the Broncos’ practice. “The heat wasn’t bad,” Fangio said. “You have to remember, I spent nine years in New Orleans, some in South Carolina (where the Panthers trained) and Houston. They would pray for a day like this.” THUMBS DOWN [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] *WR Courtland Sutton. A few drops during individual drills. “I kind of ride him and tease him a little bit so I’ll take advantage of that,” Fangio said when asked about Sutton’s day. *QB Joe Flacco. Criticizing the starting quarterback on Practice 1 of camp? There were a few overthrows on routes over the middle. *Broncos’ 2016-18 product. A crowd that can be politely described as “thin” showed up for the first day of camp. The fanbase’s way of saying, “Show us.” The announced attendance was 1,257. ODDS AND ENDS Quarterback playing time (11-on-11): Joe Flacco 22 snaps, Kevin Hogan 22 snaps, Drew Lock 17 and Brett Rypien four. Quarterback playing time (7-on-7): Flacco seven, Hogan six, Luck six and Rypien two. Teams can’t put on pads during camp until after three practices, which means Sunday is the first available workout. As for Thursday, coach Vic Fangio said: “I thought it went good. That practice was basically very similar to what we were doing in OTAs structure-wise — it was maybe 10 minutes longer than that. (Friday’s) will be similar and we’ll eventually build up to where it will be longer and get more plays in as we go.” WR Emmanuel Sanders started camp on the active roster (and not PUP), which allowed him to lead the receivers in individual drills. “It’s a testament to all of the hard work I’ve put in, all the pain I’ve gone through that I’m here standing and saying, ‘I feel really good,’” Sanders said. TE Jake Butt estimated he played “5-6 snaps” of 7-on-7 in his first non-individual work since tearing his ACL last year. “I have to shake off some rust,” he said. “It’s been awhile. It feels like I’ve been fighting an uphill battle overcoming this third (ACL). It’s going to take some time and that being said, it’s still really early. But I’m a competitive guy and hold myself to a higher standard. Dropped a ball — no excuse.” The first unit offensive line: LT Garett Bolles, LG Dalton Risner, C Connor McGovern, RG Ron Leary and RT Ja’Wuan James. Don Barclay subbed for Leary on some 11-on-11 snaps. The second unit offensive line: LT Elijah Wilkinson, LG Sam Jones, C Jake Brendel, RG Barclay and RT Jake Rodgers. A new scoreboard with time, score, down-and-distance, etc., was installed at the top of the berm opposite the Broncos’ facility. Flacco’s first drop-back didn’t happen. On his third play of 11-on-11, Flacco mishandled what appeared to be a fine shotgun snap from McGovern. TE Noah Fant’s first intended target (from Hogan) was broken up by S Will Parks. On Flacco’s second segment, Sutton had a completion broken up by CB Chris Harris, but Sutton caught an out route on the next play. A nice play from Lock late in practice. After the snap, he rolled to his right and adjusted his throwing motion (3/4th delivery) to flip a pass to WR Fred Brown. The first unit kickoff coverage: CB Isaac Yiadom, RB Devontae Booker, LB Dekoda Watson, S Jamal Carter, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Tim Patrick, LB Joe Jones, LB Kieshawn Bierria, FB Andy Janovich, Parks and K Brandon McManus. Lock’s final 11-on-11 segment was with the second-team offensive line. He threw incomplete and handed off to RB Khalfani Muhammad. Before practice, the Broncos announced that three coaches will join the team during camp as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. Jason Belser played in the NFL for 11 years and is a coaching consultant at Independence High in South Riding, Va. Lamar Owens is entering his first year as the assistant receivers coach at Georgia Southern. And Will Tukuafu played 50 NFL games for San Francisco (2011-13) and Seattle (2014-16). FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE9:15 a.m.-noon practice (open to the public).
18 Jul 19

At ninety-two, Dick Claeys is the oldest active rolle bolle player in Iowa and something of a local legend. In the interview I conducted with him, he spoke about his ninety years of experience playing the game that his father brought over with him when he emigrated from Belgium in 1911. This interview was conducted […]

18 Jul 19
L’acqua che bolle

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18 Jul 19
LimesLettere

In un’epoca come la nostra, con le cronache e le prime pagine dei giornali occupate stabilmente da Muri e Ponti tragicamente crollati, ecco che un libro che esibisce nel titolo “Trincee” non può che catturare l’attenzione evocando immagini di guerre e di sangue: quasi a promettere, se non una sostanza epica, almeno occasioni di risentimento […]

18 Jul 19
IMURNEWS

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals’ mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into discussions earlier when communications networks are modernized, the new head of Europol told Reuters. Appealing to EU leaders for greater powers to fight tech-savvy criminals, Catherine De […]

17 Jul 19
The Denver Post
A new coach (Vic Fangio) for the third time in four years. A new starting quarterback (Joe Flacco) for the third consecutive year. And a new offensive coordinator (Rich Scangarello) for the fourth consecutive year. For all that has changed with the Broncos as they search to break a three-year playoff drought, what hasn’t been adjusted is the optimism of general manager John Elway. Minus any predictions, Elway met with the media Wednesday after players reported for training camp acknowledging the past years’ struggles, but bullish on a quick turnaround. RELATED: Broncos Training Camp 2019 Primer: Position battles, players with most on the line, what to watch at practice “We know what our goals are,” Elway said. “The bottom line, I never went into a season saying, ‘We’re going to be 10-6.’ We walk into every game with the idea that we’re going to win it. We have to go and execute and play well and obviously get a little bit lucky and stay healthy. But our expectations are to take it a day at a time and see what we have and look forward to the opener in Oakland.” The opener is a long way off. The Broncos are the first team to report to camp and will be, along with the Raiders, the last team to play in Week 1. Elway hit on a number of topics during his media availability: Confidence in Vic What’s the story: Fangio is Elway’s fourth coach. John Fox and Gary Kubiak arrived with previous head-coaching experience and led the Broncos to a Super Bowl apiece (Kubiak won his). Vance Joseph was 11-21 in two years and fired less than 16 hours after the season finale. And now Fangio, who is a first-time head coach at any level, but has 32 years of NFL assistant coaching experience. Elway said: “I don’t want to say anything bad about (Joseph). I enjoyed working with V.J. Obviously, we didn’t have the success we needed to have and therefore, we made a change. Vic has a tremendous amount of experience and has proven to be an expert on the defensive side. I think he’s more than ready.” Analysis: Elway said way back in January that he wanted the new coach to be an expert on one side of the football. Fangio checks that box defensively. The key will be navigating through the eventual lows to prevent the losing streaks that ruined Joseph’s tenure (eight games in 2017 and two four-game skids last year). “A pressure game” What’s the story: Elway was asked if additional pressure is on third-year left tackle Garett Bolles, who has the benefit of playing for Hall of Fame player-turned-respected-line-coach Mike Munchak. Bolles’ 14 holding penalties the last two years are most in the league and after this season, the Broncos must decide on his fifth-year (2021) contract option. Elway said: “First of all, everybody on this team is under pressure. It’s a pressure game. Garett is in the same position as everybody else — we have to come in and play well. I think Mike Munchak will help him tremendously.” Analysis: Yes, pressure is on all of the starters and coaches, but Bolles is a first-round pick who plays a premium position, protecting the blind side of a 34-year old quarterback (Flacco) whose best place to excel is in the pocket. Faith in Flacco What’s the story: Another year, another new Broncos quarterback. Flacco, acquired in a trade with Baltimore in March, will try and succeed where Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum could not — and alm down the sport’s most important position. Elway said: “It’s a hard position to fill. We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and quarterbacks didn’t fall out of (them). We’ve taken a lot of shots. We’ve tried a lot of different situations. It’s been a battle, but this league is a battle.” Analysis: At least Elway could semi-joke about rattling the timbers in his search to replace Peyton Manning. Will Flacco stop the cycle? At 34 and entering his 12th season, he should embrace the opportunity to start over. But as the Broncos have and will point out — success for Flacco doesn’t need to be throwing 35 times a game and carrying the offense. They feel this is a team that will set up the play-action pass by establishing the run game. Second-year surge What’s the story: Just on offense, the group of key second-year players are running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton. They figure to be prominent parts of the weekly game plan. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Elway said: “They all had great years, really, for their first year so you always hope they make that big step in the second year. Having been through the process and understanding what the NFL is about, they have a good feel for it and are much further ahead mentally. We expect them to take steps.” Analysis: For the Broncos to have any success this year, they need Freeman/Lindsay to  anchor the running game, Sutton to blossom into a No. 1-type receiver (even if Emmanuel Sanders is healthy) and Hamilton to be a solid No. 3.
17 Jul 19
Boulder Daily Camera
A new coach (Vic Fangio) for the third time in four years. A new starting quarterback (Joe Flacco) for the third consecutive year. And a new offensive coordinator (Rich Scangarello) for the fourth consecutive year. For all that has changed with the Broncos as they search to break a three-year playoff drought, what hasn’t been adjusted is the optimism of general manager John Elway. Minus any predictions, Elway met with the media Wednesday after players reported for training camp acknowledging the past years’ struggles, but bullish on a quick turnaround. RELATED: Broncos Training Camp 2019 Primer: Position battles, players with most on the line, what to watch at practice “We know what our goals are,” Elway said. “The bottom line, I never went into a season saying, ‘We’re going to be 10-6.’ We walk into every game with the idea that we’re going to win it. We have to go and execute and play well and obviously get a little bit lucky and stay healthy. But our expectations are to take it a day at a time and see what we have and look forward to the opener in Oakland.” The opener is a long way off. The Broncos are the first team to report to camp and will be, along with the Raiders, the last team to play in Week 1. Elway hit on a number of topics during his media availability: Confidence in Vic What’s the story: Fangio is Elway’s fourth coach. John Fox and Gary Kubiak arrived with previous head-coaching experience and led the Broncos to a Super Bowl apiece (Kubiak won his). Vance Joseph was 11-21 in two years and fired less than 16 hours after the season finale. And now Fangio, who is a first-time head coach at any level, but has 32 years of NFL assistant coaching experience. Elway said: “I don’t want to say anything bad about (Joseph). I enjoyed working with V.J. Obviously, we didn’t have the success we needed to have and therefore, we made a change. Vic has a tremendous amount of experience and has proven to be an expert on the defensive side. I think he’s more than ready.” Analysis: Elway said way back in January that he wanted the new coach to be an expert on one side of the football. Fangio checks that box defensively. The key will be navigating through the eventual lows to prevent the losing streaks that ruined Joseph’s tenure (eight games in 2017 and two four-game skids last year). “A pressure game” What’s the story: Elway was asked if additional pressure is on third-year left tackle Garett Bolles, who has the benefit of playing for Hall of Fame player-turned-respected-line-coach Mike Munchak. Bolles’ 14 holding penalties the last two years are most in the league and after this season, the Broncos must decide on his fifth-year (2021) contract option. Elway said: “First of all, everybody on this team is under pressure. It’s a pressure game. Garett is in the same position as everybody else — we have to come in and play well. I think Mike Munchak will help him tremendously.” Analysis: Yes, pressure is on all of the starters and coaches, but Bolles is a first-round pick who plays a premium position, protecting the blind side of a 34-year old quarterback (Flacco) whose best place to excel is in the pocket. Faith in Flacco What’s the story: Another year, another new Broncos quarterback. Flacco, acquired in a trade with Baltimore in March, will try and succeed where Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum could not — and alm down the sport’s most important position. Elway said: “It’s a hard position to fill. We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and quarterbacks didn’t fall out of (them). We’ve taken a lot of shots. We’ve tried a lot of different situations. It’s been a battle, but this league is a battle.” Analysis: At least Elway could semi-joke about rattling the timbers in his search to replace Peyton Manning. Will Flacco stop the cycle? At 34 and entering his 12th season, he should embrace the opportunity to start over. But as the Broncos have and will point out — success for Flacco doesn’t need to be throwing 35 times a game and carrying the offense. They feel this is a team that will set up the play-action pass by establishing the run game. Second-year surge What’s the story: Just on offense, the group of key second-year players are running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton. They figure to be prominent parts of the weekly game plan. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Elway said: “They all had great years, really, for their first year so you always hope they make that big step in the second year. Having been through the process and understanding what the NFL is about, they have a good feel for it and are much further ahead mentally. We expect them to take steps.” Analysis: For the Broncos to have any success this year, they need Freeman/Lindsay to  anchor the running game, Sutton to blossom into a No. 1-type receiver (even if Emmanuel Sanders is healthy) and Hamilton to be a solid No. 3.
17 Jul 19
Longmont Times-Call
A new coach (Vic Fangio) for the third time in four years. A new starting quarterback (Joe Flacco) for the third consecutive year. And a new offensive coordinator (Rich Scangarello) for the fourth consecutive year. For all that has changed with the Broncos as they search to break a three-year playoff drought, what hasn’t been adjusted is the optimism of general manager John Elway. Minus any predictions, Elway met with the media Wednesday after players reported for training camp acknowledging the past years’ struggles, but bullish on a quick turnaround. RELATED: Broncos Training Camp 2019 Primer: Position battles, players with most on the line, what to watch at practice “We know what our goals are,” Elway said. “The bottom line, I never went into a season saying, ‘We’re going to be 10-6.’ We walk into every game with the idea that we’re going to win it. We have to go and execute and play well and obviously get a little bit lucky and stay healthy. But our expectations are to take it a day at a time and see what we have and look forward to the opener in Oakland.” The opener is a long way off. The Broncos are the first team to report to camp and will be, along with the Raiders, the last team to play in Week 1. Elway hit on a number of topics during his media availability: Confidence in Vic What’s the story: Fangio is Elway’s fourth coach. John Fox and Gary Kubiak arrived with previous head-coaching experience and led the Broncos to a Super Bowl apiece (Kubiak won his). Vance Joseph was 11-21 in two years and fired less than 16 hours after the season finale. And now Fangio, who is a first-time head coach at any level, but has 32 years of NFL assistant coaching experience. Elway said: “I don’t want to say anything bad about (Joseph). I enjoyed working with V.J. Obviously, we didn’t have the success we needed to have and therefore, we made a change. Vic has a tremendous amount of experience and has proven to be an expert on the defensive side. I think he’s more than ready.” Analysis: Elway said way back in January that he wanted the new coach to be an expert on one side of the football. Fangio checks that box defensively. The key will be navigating through the eventual lows to prevent the losing streaks that ruined Joseph’s tenure (eight games in 2017 and two four-game skids last year). “A pressure game” What’s the story: Elway was asked if additional pressure is on third-year left tackle Garett Bolles, who has the benefit of playing for Hall of Fame player-turned-respected-line-coach Mike Munchak. Bolles’ 14 holding penalties the last two years are most in the league and after this season, the Broncos must decide on his fifth-year (2021) contract option. Elway said: “First of all, everybody on this team is under pressure. It’s a pressure game. Garett is in the same position as everybody else — we have to come in and play well. I think Mike Munchak will help him tremendously.” Analysis: Yes, pressure is on all of the starters and coaches, but Bolles is a first-round pick who plays a premium position, protecting the blind side of a 34-year old quarterback (Flacco) whose best place to excel is in the pocket. Faith in Flacco What’s the story: Another year, another new Broncos quarterback. Flacco, acquired in a trade with Baltimore in March, will try and succeed where Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum could not — and alm down the sport’s most important position. Elway said: “It’s a hard position to fill. We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and quarterbacks didn’t fall out of (them). We’ve taken a lot of shots. We’ve tried a lot of different situations. It’s been a battle, but this league is a battle.” Analysis: At least Elway could semi-joke about rattling the timbers in his search to replace Peyton Manning. Will Flacco stop the cycle? At 34 and entering his 12th season, he should embrace the opportunity to start over. But as the Broncos have and will point out — success for Flacco doesn’t need to be throwing 35 times a game and carrying the offense. They feel this is a team that will set up the play-action pass by establishing the run game. Second-year surge What’s the story: Just on offense, the group of key second-year players are running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton. They figure to be prominent parts of the weekly game plan. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Elway said: “They all had great years, really, for their first year so you always hope they make that big step in the second year. Having been through the process and understanding what the NFL is about, they have a good feel for it and are much further ahead mentally. We expect them to take steps.” Analysis: For the Broncos to have any success this year, they need Freeman/Lindsay to  anchor the running game, Sutton to blossom into a No. 1-type receiver (even if Emmanuel Sanders is healthy) and Hamilton to be a solid No. 3.
17 Jul 19
Loveland Reporter-Herald
A new coach (Vic Fangio) for the third time in four years. A new starting quarterback (Joe Flacco) for the third consecutive year. And a new offensive coordinator (Rich Scangarello) for the fourth consecutive year. For all that has changed with the Broncos as they search to break a three-year playoff drought, what hasn’t been adjusted is the optimism of general manager John Elway. Minus any predictions, Elway met with the media Wednesday after players reported for training camp acknowledging the past years’ struggles, but bullish on a quick turnaround. RELATED: Broncos Training Camp 2019 Primer: Position battles, players with most on the line, what to watch at practice “We know what our goals are,” Elway said. “The bottom line, I never went into a season saying, ‘We’re going to be 10-6.’ We walk into every game with the idea that we’re going to win it. We have to go and execute and play well and obviously get a little bit lucky and stay healthy. But our expectations are to take it a day at a time and see what we have and look forward to the opener in Oakland.” The opener is a long way off. The Broncos are the first team to report to camp and will be, along with the Raiders, the last team to play in Week 1. Elway hit on a number of topics during his media availability: Confidence in Vic What’s the story: Fangio is Elway’s fourth coach. John Fox and Gary Kubiak arrived with previous head-coaching experience and led the Broncos to a Super Bowl apiece (Kubiak won his). Vance Joseph was 11-21 in two years and fired less than 16 hours after the season finale. And now Fangio, who is a first-time head coach at any level, but has 32 years of NFL assistant coaching experience. Elway said: “I don’t want to say anything bad about (Joseph). I enjoyed working with V.J. Obviously, we didn’t have the success we needed to have and therefore, we made a change. Vic has a tremendous amount of experience and has proven to be an expert on the defensive side. I think he’s more than ready.” Analysis: Elway said way back in January that he wanted the new coach to be an expert on one side of the football. Fangio checks that box defensively. The key will be navigating through the eventual lows to prevent the losing streaks that ruined Joseph’s tenure (eight games in 2017 and two four-game skids last year). “A pressure game” What’s the story: Elway was asked if additional pressure is on third-year left tackle Garett Bolles, who has the benefit of playing for Hall of Fame player-turned-respected-line-coach Mike Munchak. Bolles’ 14 holding penalties the last two years are most in the league and after this season, the Broncos must decide on his fifth-year (2021) contract option. Elway said: “First of all, everybody on this team is under pressure. It’s a pressure game. Garett is in the same position as everybody else — we have to come in and play well. I think Mike Munchak will help him tremendously.” Analysis: Yes, pressure is on all of the starters and coaches, but Bolles is a first-round pick who plays a premium position, protecting the blind side of a 34-year old quarterback (Flacco) whose best place to excel is in the pocket. Faith in Flacco What’s the story: Another year, another new Broncos quarterback. Flacco, acquired in a trade with Baltimore in March, will try and succeed where Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum could not — and alm down the sport’s most important position. Elway said: “It’s a hard position to fill. We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and quarterbacks didn’t fall out of (them). We’ve taken a lot of shots. We’ve tried a lot of different situations. It’s been a battle, but this league is a battle.” Analysis: At least Elway could semi-joke about rattling the timbers in his search to replace Peyton Manning. Will Flacco stop the cycle? At 34 and entering his 12th season, he should embrace the opportunity to start over. But as the Broncos have and will point out — success for Flacco doesn’t need to be throwing 35 times a game and carrying the offense. They feel this is a team that will set up the play-action pass by establishing the run game. Second-year surge What’s the story: Just on offense, the group of key second-year players are running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton. They figure to be prominent parts of the weekly game plan. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Elway said: “They all had great years, really, for their first year so you always hope they make that big step in the second year. Having been through the process and understanding what the NFL is about, they have a good feel for it and are much further ahead mentally. We expect them to take steps.” Analysis: For the Broncos to have any success this year, they need Freeman/Lindsay to  anchor the running game, Sutton to blossom into a No. 1-type receiver (even if Emmanuel Sanders is healthy) and Hamilton to be a solid No. 3.