December 2016 - Denver Broncos Wiretap

Broncos Believe Trevor Siemian Will Be QB Beyond 2016

Dec 22, 2016 8:33 AM

The Denver Broncos have scored just one offensive touchdown in the last 10 quarters, but they have great faith in Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback.

The rift between Denver's offense and defense doesn't extend to Siemian. It has been reported that the defense has developed a high level of confidence in Siemian due to the toughness and leadership he has displayed behind a struggling offensive line.

The coaching staff and front office are confident in Siemian as well.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Offense, Defense Squabble In Denver Locker Room

Dec 19, 2016 8:12 AM

Gary Kubiak had to break up a shouting match between defensive backs and offensive linemen after the Denver Broncos lost to the New England Patriots 16-3 on Sunday night.

The argument kicked off in the locker room after Kubiak asked if anyone would like to address the team.

Russell Okung volunteered to speak but was shot down by the objections of Aqib Talib. Yelling between the two groups then erupted, according to a report.

Multiple team sources said there has been at least one other occasion in recent weeks this season when the Broncos' defensive backs and the team's offensive linemen have exchanged words after a game.

"Everybody's frustrated," Chris Harris Jr. said "We feel like we played almost good enough defense to win that game. I don't know if [we] ever kept Brady under 16 points, and we did that today. That's what makes you sick, when we come out and play stout like we did today; we could play a little bit better and get some turnovers. ... But they didn't really have to take many chances. They didn't really have to throw the ball down the field too much."

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Trent Baalke Likely To Join Broncos If Fired By 49ers

Dec 14, 2016 1:21 PM

The Denver Broncos are the most likely landing spot for Trent Baalke if he's fired as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers as expected.

Baalke has served as the 49ers’ general manager since January 2011 after one season working in that role as vice president of player personnel following Scot McCloughan’s departure from the organization.

Jed York has yet to make a final decision on Baalke's future.

Baalke was asked about reports suggesting he will be fired before Sunday's game.

“I don’t worry about it. It is what it is,” Baalke said. “I’m going to keep putting my head down and going to work. It’s just something you can’t control. You try and control the things that you can control."

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Justin Forsett Will Split Carries With Devontae Booker In Week 14

Dec 8, 2016 6:23 AM

Gary Kubiak expects Justin Forsett to split carries with Devontae Booker this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

The Broncos claimed Forsett off waivers on Monday, but he has familiarity with Kubiak's offense.

Cameron Wolfe/Denver Post

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Broncos Claim Justin Forsett Off Waivers From Lions

Dec 6, 2016 9:08 AM

The Denver Broncos have claimed Justin Forsett off waivers from the Detroit Lions, reuniting the running back with coach Gary Kubiak.

Forsett thrived in Kubiak's lone season as the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, rushing for a career-high 1,266 yards in 2014.

Devontae Booker is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry since replacing C.J. Anderson in Week 8. Meanwhile, Kapri Bibbs was placed on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain on Sunday.

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