Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

Football 02/05/19, 02:06

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went to Patriots receiver Julian Edelman.Where's the love for the defense?Sure, Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, including two grabs ...

Broncos fire Vance Joseph after 11-21 mark over 2 years

Sports 12/31/18, 10:01

Vance Joseph has been fired as coach of the Denver Broncos after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons.Joseph met with general manager John Elway on Monday after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract.Joseph acknowledged after the Broncos' 23-9 loss to ...

Chargers, Broncos reverse roles in season finale

Football 12/27/18, 19:59

Philip Rivers feels Von Miller's pain.Three years ago, it was Rivers leading the Chargers into the finale of a failed season, playing for pride and facing a talent-laden Broncos team that was jockeying for playoff position.The Chargers put a scare into the Broncos that day before Peyton Manning returned after ...

2018 NFL season featured the young and the old

Football 12/26/18, 15:40

For all the excitement over the electrifying Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, two of the baby-faced, new-age quarterbacks bringing their spread DNA from college towns to NFL cities, old standbys still stood out in 2018."I still see older guys that are making an impact," said Broncos linebacker Von Miller, one ...

Miller, Broncos aim to avoid back-to-back losing seasons

Football 12/20/18, 18:20

Broncos pass rusher Von Miller quickly sacked any notion that there's nothing left to play for in a season that's gone awry.Sure, the playoffs are gone. But there's winning the final two games to finish 8-8 and avoid back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1972. There's also fellow ...

Miller vows to keep timing snaps despite 3 flags last week

Football 12/12/18, 18:39

Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams warned his offensive linemen this week that Von Miller anticipates the snap as well as any pass rusher in the NFL."Oh yeah, you see that a lot, man. That's what he gets guys (on). He uses that to his advantage because a lot of guys ...

Broncos promote rookie pass rusher Jeff Holland

Football 11/30/18, 16:23

Jeff Holland takes his inspiration from Von Miller on the practice field and Phillip Lindsay in the locker room.The former Auburn star met Miller while preparing for the NFL draft. When his name wasn't called, he quickly signed with Denver so he could learn from the best — with lessons ...

Von Miller chose to channel Bill Belichick

Sports 11/27/18, 02:14

Von Miller declared earlier this season that his job was to "sack quarterbacks and tell jokes."Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, ...

Broncos primed for late-season run after beating Steelers

Football 11/25/18, 23:08

Von Miller channeled Bill Belichick after the Denver Broncos' stirring 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.He finished all six of his answers in his poker-faced postgame news conference by saying, it's "on to Cincinnati."The surging Broncos (5-6) visit the sliding Bengals (5-6), who have lost five of six, next weekend ...

Broncos’ Lindsay uses combine, draft snubs as fuel for fire

Football 11/23/18, 17:14

Omitted from the combine invitation list and ignored in the NFL draft, Denver Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay has gone from head-scratcher to head-turner."I remember the first couple of times I watched him five, six weeks ago on video, I had to get a flip card to figure out ...

Denver pass-rushing partners Miller and Chubb best in NFL

Football 11/21/18, 17:59

The Pittsburgh Steelers bring the best wide receiving combo and top tight end twosome into Denver this weekend. Countering all that is the league's most prolific pass-rushing pair in Von Miller and rookie Bradley Chubb ."It's unbelievable, maybe the best one in the game right now, those two guys," Steelers ...

Rivers’ mistake leads Bolts’ regrets in streak-stopping loss

Football 11/18/18, 21:52

Philip Rivers' arm was already in motion when he realized Von Miller had read him like a book again. The Broncos' superstar linebacker was about to jump another screen route for his second interception.The Los Angeles Chargers' quarterback couldn't stop his final throw with 1:58 to play. He only managed ...

Streaking Chargers face challenge hosting Broncos on Sunday

Football 11/15/18, 19:19

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers offense have been sensational during their six-game winning streak. The veteran quarterback noted this week as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos that things can turn south quickly."We haven't won six in a row in a while, but it can ...

Miller embraces Rivers after becoming friends at Pro Bowl

Football 11/15/18, 18:01

Try as he might, Von Miller just can't find anything bad to say about Philip Rivers anymore."I've always enjoyed going against Philip," Miller said Thursday. "Well, I'm lying. I didn't use to always like going against Philip. I really didn't like the guy until like two years ago."That's when the ...

Broncos rookie edge rusher Chubb making up for slow start

Football 11/01/18, 19:33

Bradley Chubb has made up for a slow September start in a big way.The Denver Broncos' rookie edge rusher was honored as the NFL's top rookie defender for the month of October after collecting 16 tackles, 12 of them solo, 5½ sacks, five tackles for loss, 13 pressures, eight QB ...

Chiefs’ Dee Ford lining himself up for big payday next year

Football 10/31/18, 13:34

Dee Ford insists he isn't motivated by money, and considering he's making nearly $9 million this season, the Chiefs linebacker is probably telling the truth when he claims he has everything he needs.Well, he'd better start building a list wants.After four years spent scratching at his potential, only to have ...

Broncos’ awful week ends with squandered chance vs Chiefs

Football 10/28/18, 18:06

The Denver Broncos wrapped up an awful week off the field with a miserable performance on it.First came the rumors that a handful of players would be on the trading block, then came the controversial Halloween party thrown by Von Miller, after which backup quarterback Chad Kelley was arrested on ...

Von Miller switches tactics, buttering up Chiefs

Football 10/25/18, 19:08

No promises from Von Miller to kick butt this week. Just some buttering up instead.And a lightening up of the mood prior to addressing the Halloween party he hosted that became the talk of the town over some curious costumes and backup quarterback Chad Kelly's trespassing arrest following the annual ...

Odd call at odd time dooms Dallas in loss at Washington

Football 10/23/18, 03:11

The "snap infraction " that doomed Dallas to a 20-17 loss at Washington capped a wild Week 7 that began with Von Miller's kept promise to kick some Cardinals booty. It also included a flexed flop in Kansas City, a gamble that backfired in London, and Doug Pederson's proclamation that ...

Broncos reverse the script, can they keep it up?

Football 10/19/18, 17:13

The Denver Broncos will try to replicate their energy and emotion from their 45-10 blowout of the Arizona Cardinals so they don't fall into the same morass they did the last time they ran up the score on an overwhelmed opponent.They walloped the Dallas Cowboys 42-17 in Week 2 ...

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