June 2012 - Denver Broncos Wiretap
Broncos Pledge $50,000 To Wildfire Relief
The Broncos have pledged to make a $50,000 donation to assist with relief efforts as wildfires continue to burn across Colorado. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen also encouraged the team's fans to help provide relief in any way they can.
Manning Sparks Denver Stadium Renovations
The Broncos are expected to be better on the field with Peyton Manning at quarterback. The team's executives are also expecting the bottom line to improve. Forbes reported Tuesday that demand for premium seating has been so high since Manning signed in March that the Broncos are now planning renovations to their stadium in order to create more suites. Denver is planning to convert two 32-person party suites into six to eight mini suites, which would be sold on a seasonal basis for $60,000.
Poll: Conservative Denver Fans Prefer Tebow
The Broncos will feature Peyton Manning at quarterback this season, after enjoying Tebowmania last year. According to a Public Policy poll taken in Colorado, 53 percent of voters in the state prefer Manning to Tim Tebow, who only got 26 percent to support him. However, the numbers flipped when the question was asked of the most conservative voters. Fifty-three percent of the respondents who called themselves "very conservative" and admired Tebow's religious views would have preferred that Tebow stay at quarterback.
Clady Excited For Denver's 'More Conventional' Offense
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady is excited to protect Peyton Manning's blindside this season. Denver is expected to feature the pass more with Manning, after focusing heavily on the run with Tim Tebow behind center. "It's kind of going back to what we did before, for the most part, before Tebow was the quarterback, just more conventional offense," Clady said. "It's a little different," he added. "We will probably pass the ball a little more and (be) more of a balanced offense. But I'm excited to see what is going to happen, and I'm excited for the future."
Broncos Never Offered Tomlinson Deal
The Broncos never offered a contract to LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who retired after signing a one-day deal with the Chargers this past week, reportedly had interest in playing alongside Peyton Manning in Denver. The running back's agent called the Broncos, but they passed.
Report: LT Considered Broncos Before Retiring
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson officially retired as a Charger on Monday. But Tomlinson told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Saturday that he considered joining one of the Chargers' rivals, the Broncos. "The only team I really gave a thought to was the Broncos, because of Peyton (Manning)," Tomlinson told the Union-Tribune.
Taylor Relives Decisive Wild Card Play 'Every Day'
Ike Taylor, burned by wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in Denver's overtime Wild Card win over Pittsburgh in the postseason, is still haunted by the play. "I remember it every day," Taylor said. "People remember you for things you do, and I don't want to have that game be what people remember me for."
Federal Judge Denies D.J. Williams
A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed against the NFL by Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who was seeking to overturn his drug suspension. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said Thursday that Williams would appeal the decision.
Peyton 'Still Has A Lot Of Work To Do' Physically
Peyton Manning has looked sharp and accurate, but he still needs time to increase his velocity. With at least four neck surgeries in his past, Manning isn't ignoring the reality he's not all the way back. "I still have a lot of work to do," Manning said Tuesday, one day after a checkup with team doctors. "I'm so glad to be back on the field practicing. ... Last season being injured was new for me. I thought I had a good attitude about it and tried to handle it the best I could. Certainly, it feels good to be back out on the field. "I continue to rehab. I have work to do and progress that I still need to make."
Stokley Feels Like He's 'Fighting For A Job Every Day'
At 35 years old, Brandon Stokley is competing for a roster spot with the Broncos this summer. "I feel like I'm fighting for a job every day. So I just go out there and try to prove to myself that I can still make plays, every day. That's been my mentality since I was a rookie," Stokley told The Denver Post. "I'm enjoying it, having fun. I know I don't have another five years, 10 years left in me, so I'm enjoying this experience and this opportunity that I have."
D.J. Williams Tweets Denver's Defensive Formations
Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams appeared to reveal defensive formations when he sent out a picture of his digital playbook on his Twitter account.
Peyton Living At Shanahan's Mansion
Peyton Manning has been staying at Mike Shanahan's mansion in the Denver area since he signed with the Broncos earlier this offseason.
Banner Regrets Handling Of Brian Dawkins
Joe Banner, longtime president of the Eagles, expressed regret over how he handled the Brian Dawkins situation a few years ago.
Peyton Airing It Out At Denver OTAs
Peyton Manning was a little inconsistent on deep throws in workouts on Monday.
Broncos Aren't Limiting Manning
Peyton Manning is working on all of his throws -- short, intermediate and deep -- in offseason workouts as the Broncos ramp up toward training camp.