Welcome to the third episode of the “Mile High Salute” Denver Broncos podcast! Beat writers Zach Gotlieb and Jacob Dunne have joined forces to discuss all things Broncos. In today’s episode, we highlight key games in the Broncos 2020 schedule and give our predictions on how they’ll finish the season. If you haven’t already, check out last week’s episode! Continue reading
Chris Gallagher | May 23rd, 2020
The expectations surrounding the Denver Broncos are very high, heading into the 2020 season. After an offseason that saw them add A.J. Bouye, Jurrell Casey, and Melvin Gordon along with wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in the draft, the Broncos are a team to watch. The 2019 season was a forgetful one for the Broncos as they finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Most of this was due to the ongoing quarterback carousel. Joe Flacco started the first eight games before getting injured and replaced by Brandon Allen. Ultimately, the Broncos would end the season winning four of their last five games under Drew Lock after he came off injured reserve and injected life into the Denver offense.
Jacob Dunne | May 21st, 2020
With the NFL Draft and free agency officially in the books, it’s time for a way-too-early 53-man roster projection on who will make the Denver Broncos. There will be no shortage of competition at every position this summer. The Broncos coaching staff will have their work cut out for them when deciding on who to keep heading into the 2020 season. Continue reading
Jacob Dunne | May 14th, 2020
For the first time in five years, the Denver Broncos have a legitimate reason to be optimistic. Ever since Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset following the Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the Broncos have been STRUGGLING to find an answer at quarterback.
Jacob Dunne | May 6th, 2020
With the 46th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Kahele Jacoby (K.J.) Hamler, wide receiver, Penn State. Having already drafted wide receiver Jerry Jeudy in the first round with the 15th pick, president/general manager John Elway took another wide receiver to surround Drew Lock and pro bowl receiver Courtland Sutton.
Mason Thompson | May 2nd, 2020
The draft has come and gone and some teams have improved while some have, well let’s just say tried their best. Of course, teams try to improve their roster, but fantasy football owners also watch where players go and how they impact other player’s situations. I will take a look at the veteran players who won from their team’s drafts, as well as some players that lost fantasy impact.
Jacob Dunne | April 29th, 2020
With the 15th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama. The Broncos get the best wide receiver in the greatest wide receiver draft class in NFL history. After a legendary run at Alabama, Jeudy heads to Denver where he will form a one-two punch with Pro Bowl wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Let’s dig a little deeper on Denver’s newest wideout.
Zach Gotlieb | December 11, 2019
It was another tough season for the Denver Broncos as they finished their third straight season with a losing record at 7-9. Still, for the first time in a long time, the team and fans feel hope as the team heads into the offseason. Starting 0-4 is really not the best way to start off a new coaching regime led by first-time head coach Vic Fangio. Forget that and remember the part where they finished the season 7-5 despite a plethora of injuries to key players and trading starting receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Growth of the young players was significant, but most importantly, Denver may finally have their quarterback of the future. It took three tries this year, but as the fan touted “Drewcember” rolled around, the Broncos may have potentially found their future quarterback in rookie Drew Lock.Continue reading
Tom Greene | December 23rd, 2019
Indeed it is. With one game left, Lions fans must feel like they are going through hell. Or, at least, compared to expectations at the start of the year. A 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos has brought the Lions record to 3-11-1… which could also be a recipe to an alcoholic drink. Lions fans have probably consumed a lot of those this season. Plus, while playing Denver, Orange Crush could be a drink of choice.
To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for this week. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
Tom Greene | December 16th, 2019
It simply rolled on. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that looks to be on the come-up, beat a Detroit Lions team that looks simply defeated. There’s no doubt that injuries have plagued this team. There’s also no doubt that the Lions will not quit, despite elimination on Thanksgiving. Just about everything that could go wrong did, and there isn’t too much more to it. But, like every other game, there are three points to take from it. Let’s look at them now. Continue reading
Mike Fanelli | December 7th, 2019
It’s week 14 and that means we have four weeks left in the 2019 NFL regular season. A handful of teams have been eliminated from the playoffs while a few can lock up playoff spots tomorrow. There are several games this week with serious playoff implications including the Sunday night game between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angles Rams. With so many critical games this weekend, expect a lot of entertaining games with close outcomes.
By Zach Gotlieb | December 3rd, 2019
On Sunday, the Denver Broncos won their fourth game of the season, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 on a last-second field goal by Brandon McManus. It was a glorious win for both the Broncos, who have lost three such games the exact way and also for rookie Drew Lock. It wasn’t pretty, but Lock brought everything we saw from him out of Mizzou onto Empower Field at Mile High for his first career start. Moxie, confidence, and some flash with his play. Continue reading
Zach Gotlieb | December 1st, 2019
The Denver Broncos have named second-round pick Drew Lock as the team’s starting quarterback this week against the Los Angeles Chargers, per ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Drew Lock era is finally upon us, and given how the season has gone, it’s not surprising. I know that Broncos fans are stoked for the rookie’s first career start, but let’s be reasonable with expectations with him.
Zach Gotlieb | November 16th, 2019
Being a fan of the Denver Broncos is challenging right now. Top to bottom, the whole team is a complete mess. The ownership is four people running a one-man position and running with the wrong mentality. The Bowlen family is in shambles and is consistently trying to sabotage one another. The coaching staff is showing their inexperience. The team, as a whole, lacks talent and direction. The worst part, no matter what the organization does, the fans aren’t going to like it and call for everyone’s head no matter what.
Zach Gotlieb \ Aug 10th, 2019
The Denver Broncos just completed their second preseason game out of five facing the Seattle Seahawks. As you should expect, there were goods and bads. We finally got to see most of the presumed starting group hit the field for the first time this season for one drive then let the backups hash it out and continue to make their arguments for why they should be on this roster or another team’s roster. Now, before I get into how the game went down, please, please don’t overreact.on what you either saw or read. It’s only the preseason and still early in the preseason. Guys are gonna struggle and make mistakes, that’s the point of the preseason. Now, given that, let’s get into what happened in this game.
Zach Gotlieb| July 19th, 2019
The Denver Broncos are coming off a second consecutive losing season, going 6-10, the first time that’s happened to the franchise since 1971-72. The key to their failures over the last two years: coaching. It has been atrocious at best. Bad schemes that consistently misuse players talent, as well as terrible game management, were the ultimate problems that sunk the Broncos last year. After missing the playoffs for the third straight year, under a brand-new coaching regime led by Vic Fangio, the Broncos are looking to right the ship and go back to being a perennial playoff team. Continue reading
Mike Fanelli | April 26th, 2019
The first round of the 2019 NFL draft had several surprise moments. One of the more surprising things was all the good talent that slipped into the second round. Teams will have plenty of opportunities to try and trade up for a first round talent that slipped for whatever reason. With the second night of the draft just a few hours away, here is a predictive mock draft for the second round.
Connor Neal | April 26th, 2019
Even with round one already wrapped up, there are still many great players left. There were many players who weren’t even expected to go in the first, such as Tytus Howard, L.J. Collier, and Kaleb McGary. While those players were taken off the board, there were many players who were better prospects as the same position, such as Cody Ford, Dre’Mont Jones, and Jawaan Taylor.
Mike Fanelli | March 27th, 2019
The 2019 NFL draft is less than a month away and teams are putting the finishing touches on their player evaluations. Every year we see several surprising picks that come out of nowhere like when the Seattle Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first last year. Everyone loves mock drafts so here is a seven round mock draft predicting every Washington Redskins’ pick. To help with this mock draft, I used the FanSpeak on the clock simulator. Continue reading
Dale Money | December 31st, 2018
The Missouri Tigers and Oklahoma State Cowboys will meet for what has the potential of a shootout on New Year’s Eve in Memphis. Both teams enter the matchup ranked in the top 20 nationally in both total and scoring offense. The Cowboys have had a roller coaster season up to this point and entered the last two weeks of the regular season needing a win to become bowl eligible.