Broncos are Making All The Right Moves

The Broncos bolster the run game with Ridley and Barbre; Kubiak is Back

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The Denver Broncos have barely started training camp and are already making moves.  Devontae Booker broke his wrist, guard Allen Barbre is in town, and Gary Kubiak is back.  In addition to all of this, the team had a speedy practice that took under 2 hours on Thursday.  You may wonder what the hell is going on, but John Elway always has a plan.

Booker’s wrist has been bothering him for some time and it was discovered that it was broken during physicals.  He will have surgery today and be out for at least 6 weeks.   So the Broncos responded by signing Stevan Ridley to a one-year deal.  Ridley is expected to come in and compete, but hasn’t played much football in the past couple years.  With Booker out, thing may get interesting between the remaining backs during the preseason.

Denver also traded a conditional 2019 draft pick for ex-Philadephila Eagles guard Allen Barbre.  Barbre is a versatile guard that can play on either side of the center and could put up good competition.  Ron Leary and Menelik Watson most likely will be named the starters with Barbre providing some much need depth.  This should help a Broncos offense that finished 27th last season in total offense, with the o-line being one of the key issues.

In an interesting move on Tuesday, the Broncos hired ex-Head Coach Gary Kubiak as a senior personnel advisor.  Kubiak could have played a role in the signing of Ridley and trade for Barbre.  He retired earlier this year due to health issues and relinquished his coaching duties.  It will be interesting to see what roles Kubiak will have with the players and coaches.

Finally, Elway believes the Broncos are still a playoff contender and will find their way back to the postseason.  After signing his new five-year contract, Denver fans can relax and put all their eggs in John’s basket.  His successes with the organization have been abundant, so it’s easy to believe that Elway will make the right decision to get Denver back to the playoffs. The team has gone 67-29 with 5 AFC West crowns, and two Super Bowl appearances and one victory.

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I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.
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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.

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