The 5 Biggest Denver Broncos Rumors Going Into Training Camp

5 Biggest Denver Broncos Rumors Going Into Training Camp

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The Denver Broncos begin training camp on July 27. With just a couple weeks left until the team returns to prepare for the season, there are always various stories or rumors swirling around each team. The Broncos are no different as they look to return to the Super Bowl.

Here are five rumors surrounding the Broncos as training camp approaches.

5. C.J. Anderson Pushing For The Starting Job

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5. C.J. Anderson Pushing For The Starting Job

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We all know that Montee Ball is the starting running back heading into camp, but current backup C.J. Anderson is looking to create some competition. Anderson had a few carries after the demotion of Ronnie Hillman and showed a bit of talent. While it is Ball's job to lose, Anderson might surprise some fans.

4. Broncos Will Be More Balanced on Offense in 2014

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4. Broncos Will Be More Balanced on Offense in 2014

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The Broncos focused a lot on the passing game in 2013. This would explain all the records the team set. While Ball and Knowshon Moreno did get some carries and were involved in the passing game, the team could look to go a bit more of a split between the pass and running game this year. It has yet to be seen due to the quarterback at the helm, but having a more balanced attack will make the team challenging to prepare for.

3. Peyton Manning Could Throw For 50 TDs in 2014

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3. Peyton Manning Could Throw For 50 TDs in 2014

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Peyton Manning is coming off a record-breaking year, passing Drew Brees' record for passing yards and Tom Brady's touchdown mark. With the offense mostly intact from last year, do not be surprised if Manning throws for another 50-plus touchdowns in 2014. This would make him the first player to do so in consecutive seasons.

2. T.J. Ward's Role on Defense

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2. T.J. Ward's Role on Defense

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The Broncos signed the former Cleveland Browns safety in the offseason to bring a more physical force to the defense. There have been rumors floating around that the team plans to use Ward in various packages, one including being a linebacker on third down plays. Having a safety who can make a huge difference in the defense and being utilized as both a safety and linebacker could help the team in key situations.

1. Should Broncos Have Kept Eric Decker and Released Wes Welker?

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1. Should Broncos Have Kept Eric Decker and Released Wes Welker?

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Various opinions have stated that the Broncos should have found a way to keep Eric Decker and release Wes Welker because of Welker's decline. I could see why that would be. Decker has a lot of potential despite his short time in the league, and Welker is not getting any younger and has a concussion history. It will be interesting to see if going with Welker instead of Decker will make or break the team in 2014.


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  • World Wide Waco

    LOL get rid of Welker Keep Decker:

    Welker had most TD’s of his career in 2013 and if you saw the indy game where we came up short his over the shoulder grab was one of the MOST REMARKABLE RECEPTIONS EVER…only a handful of players could ever make that grab…Welker is a slot receiver of course he gets banged around and has drops that is a part of the job…instead look at what he accomplishes….he is always open, he is always knowledgeable about his check-downs on blitz packages to bail out Manning, he is DEPENDABLE in the red zone….no receiver is 100% at getting every ball. Also if anyone doubts his reliability they can pound sand because those that count have NO QUESTIONS regarding Welker- that is why we use him to receive deep punts in our portion of the field.

    Decker was awesome WHEN HE WAS GOING VERTICAL….no question- problem is what happens when Denver plays Seattle- Decker NEVER fights free at line of scrimmage or is able to shake free on anything other than deep routes…so when you have a seattle pass rush/or Ram/or SF/ ect ect….whats the use of a Decker when the deep verticle routes Deker requires to get open WILL NEVER DEVELOP!

    THATS THE WHOLE POINT- decker was the modle T your grandad has that never leaves the garage. Welker and especially addition of SAUNDERS are what the BRONCOS require to take next step to SB victory- both are explosive and wiley at the LINE OF SCRIMMAGE….they are open and available so that in 1-2 second windows under pass rush they are available to make the play and gain yards to frustrate D-Line & Blitzers….SAUNDERS is an even BIGGER THREAT than Welker & ESPECIALLY NON FACTOR DECKER- in these situations because in addition to BEING OPEN IMMEDIATELY- he is the kind of dude who can take a 4 yard pass to the house.

    So this article is a joke….must be a slooooowwwwww news day to even suggest such a proposition as a serious question up for debate:

    SERVICE BROKEN SIR- SERVICE BROKEN!