Finalé - "The Sheriff" Peyton Manning 10 Days of Broncos Ballers

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    Today starts a 10 series called Broncos Ballers. Within these 10 Days you will be introduced to our 10 Most Value Players!!!!

    First up Meet CJ. Anderson:

    C.J. Anderson doesn't have trust issues.

    He realizes the high expectations for him in 2015.

    The growth of his football knowledge is such that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he sounds like a 12th-year player.

    And he quietly is shedding pounds.

    After entering the 2014 season as the Broncos' No. 3 running back, behind Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, Anderson took over the top spot midway through last season.

    It started with a dazzling 51-yard touchdown play at Oakland. It was followed by two 160-yard rushing games. And it ended with him as the projected top tailback for the Broncos in coach Gary Kubiak's new run-friendly offense.

    This wasn't sudden. Let's not be fooled here. Although Anderson seemingly came out of nowhere to become one of the NFL's most hyped running backs, his work when the cameras aren't flashing has long been meticulous and steady.

     
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    if he's only 10th important trade him to Tennessee for a 7th rd pick...let me know
     
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    Day 2; No he didn't go to college @ Central Florida. No he wasn't best friends with Jay Cutler. He does not reside in the Big Apple. He does not play WR.

    Meet Brandon Marshall:
    Stats don't tell the whole story in football, but the best players in the game typically post the best numbers.

    Whether it's passing, rushing or tackling, the leaders in every category are there for a reason. Production is everything, and if a player doesn't produce he might not have a job for long.

    It's impossible to know exactly from year to year what kind of stats players will put up, but past performance can provide a good indication of what to expect from certain guys. So as we try to survive the offseason, we'll take a look at a few players' numbers from previous years and how they might perform in 2015.

    Brandon Marshall, Inside Linebacker
    2014 Stats: 113 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble

    2015 Projection: 105 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble

    Thoughts: The 2014 season was a breakout one for Marshall, who played in just six games his first two years in the NFL. He matched that total by Week 7 last year and ended up appearing in 14 games, including 13 starts.

    How successful Marshall is this season depends largely on how much his foot hampers him throughout the year. If healthy, though, he proved last year what he's capable of and should be just as effective in Phillips' aggressive defense.

     
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    Thanks thafuture3886 for the Steelers letting go the "Goods" 2 years ago.

    Some of us late bloomers. Some of us need a system. Which ever situation it was or maybe a combination of both This Guy showed his worth last year and looks to get better with the Departure of Wes Welker.

    Meet Emmanuel Sanders :

    Stats don't tell the whole story in football, but the best players in the game typically post the best numbers.

    Whether it's passing, rushing or tackling, the leaders in every category are there for a reason. Production is everything, and if a player doesn't produce he might not have a job for long.

    It's impossible to know exactly from year to year what kind of stats players will put up, but past performance can provide a good indication of what to expect from certain guys. So as we try to survive the offseason, we'll take a look at a few players' numbers from previous years and how they might perform in 2015.

    Emmanuel Sanders, Wide Receiver
    2014 Stats: 101 catches, 1,404 yards, 9 touchdowns

    Career Averages (Per Season): 50.4 catches, 686.8 yards, 4 touchdowns

    2015 Projection: 80 catches, 950 yards, 8 touchdowns

    It will be hard for Sanders to match what he accomplished last season, and he's completely aware of that entering his second year in Denver. Still, he'll be an important part of the Broncos' offense and could put up better numbers than expected.

    Hopefully no more of these... He's a tough guy!!

     
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    He wasn't give the attention of Last year's Drafted DE from Mizzou, but trust this guy will make an impact from Day 1. His motor has 2 speeds: Top Speed and Don't Stop.

    Meet the Broncos 1st Rd Draft Pick; Shane Ray

    Playing in Denver, Ray knows he’ll have to get used to the altitude of the Mile High City. Ray has been preparing his body for high-level performance this far above sea level.

    Ray’s playing weight has been a question mark this offseason. He needs to bulk up to work well as a run defender, but he doesn’t want to lose any of his trademark quickness and speed.

    Ray plays football like a man possessed. Explosion is the name of the game with this pass-rusher, and he gets off the snap in the blink of an eye. He does a good job of anticipating the snap, and he can blow by blockers before they even get set up in their stances.

    Once the quarterback is in his sights, Ray does a great job of bursting in to finish the job. Ray plays like he hates quarterbacks, and he arrives to the ball with natural violence.

    He's got the athleticism to cover in the open field, and Ray has sought the guidance of the veterans around him.

     
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    He used to be a one trick pony. Not any longer. He's moving to the Ston side OLB which should show an increase in tackles but he still will be a problem off the edge hunting down QB's

    Meet Von Miller:
    Von Miller, Outside Linebacker
    2014 Stats: 59 tackles, 14 sacks, 1 forced fumble

    Career Averages (Per Season): 56.3 tackles, 12.3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles

    2015 Projection: 65 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles

    Thoughts: Miller is good enough to thrive in any system, but the 3-4 defense the Broncos will employ this season should be perfect for the fifth-year outside linebacker.

    Miller also enters 2015 without any concerns regarding his health. His 14 sacks and overall production last year were made even more impressive that he was coming off a torn ACL. Now further removed from that injury, Miller is at full strength and poised for another big year as part of what should be a terrifying defense for opposing quarterbacks.

     
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    Is he past his prime, YES. Does he fit Wade Phillips scheme, YES? Is he still productive, YES!. Coming into what could be his last few seasons as one of the most dominate pass rushers of his era, DeMarcus looks to make one last push for a championship ring!!!

    Meet DeMarcus Ware:

    DeMarcus Ware, Outside Linebacker
    2014 stats: 40 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles

    2015 Projection: 55 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles

    Thoughts: For a soon-to-be 30-year-old pass rusher entering his 11th season, Ware is set up pretty nicely to still be productive. He'll have the opportunity to play off of Von Miller again, as the two combined for 24.5 sacks in 2014. Ware has proven to be as durable as they came, having missed just three games -- all during the 2013 season -- in his career.

    And perhaps most notably, Ware's second year with the Broncos brings a welcomed return to his natural position, as he has gone from defensive end back to outside linebacker in Denver's new 3-4 defense. The change in defense is because of the arrival of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who helped Ware become on of the best in the game in Dallas.

    If things go well for Ware, he could very well hit double-digit sacks again, as he's done eight times in the first 10 years of his career. Even if not, coming close would be a strong season for the veteran pass rusher.

     
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    In his first season with the Broncos, Aqib Talib had a solid 2014 season and even earned a trip to the Pro Bowl. In a new, more aggressive system, will he exceed his production from last year?

    The good: Extremely athletic, long-framed defensive back with 4.4 speed. Extraordinary ball-hawking skills that separate him from most other corners. Very adept to reading the quarterbacks eyes and making plays and breaks on the ball with significant poise. Continuously matches up against and more often than not, shuts down the opposing teams number once receiver. Excels in man and press man coverage.

    Quotable
    : "I don't feel like we were too far from the top last year. I think we graded out at the end of the year, we graded out pretty good. We want to grade out as the top secondary in the league this year as far as interceptions, yards, all that. With this defense, we definitely have a chance to do that.’’
     
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    Being underrated is nothing new for Chris Harris, though, as coming out of high school he was a two-star prospect and no one gave him a second thought going into the 2011 NFL Draft.

    Four years later, Harris has cemented himself among the NFL’s elite, but he doesn’t get nearly enough recognition for it. In NFL Network’s Top 100 players series, as voted on by the players, Harris wasn’t even ranked 100.

    Harris’ ability to shut down one side of the field was inherited by the great Champ Bailey, who was instrumental in Harris’ early development.

    After four seasons of meteoric ascent, Harris was rewarded with a brand new contract from the Broncos, worth around $8 million per season.

    This is one of the hardest workers in the league, and a player who deserves way more recognition than he gets. Not only is Harris the most underrated Broncos player, but he might be the most underrated player in the entire NFL.

     
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    What do Calvin Johnson and DT have in common out aide of being top pass catchers in the NFL? Do you realize both of these guys are products of a triple option offense that throws the ball 8 times a game at Georgia Tech University. Scouts did there homework. He's not Megatron yet... but in this high powered offense DT is Hell on wheels!!!!

    Meet Demarius Thomas:

    Demaryius Thomas, Wide Receiver

    2014 Stats: 111 catches, 1,619 yards, 11 touchdowns

    Career Averages (Per Season): 70.2 catches, 1,063.4 yards, 8.2 touchdowns

    2015 Projection: 90 catches, 1,314 yards, 10 touchdowns

    Thoughts: Thomas isn't typically talked about as the best receiver in the NFL, but his production the last three years says otherwise. He's gone for more than 92 catches and 1,400 yards each of those seasons, including 111 receptions, 1,619 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014. Those consistently impressive numbers are why Thomas is seeking a lucrative extension from the Broncos this offseason and was absent throughout OTAs and minicamp.

    Entering the 2015 season, which Thomas will play on a one-year deal after being franchised if a deal isn't reached by July 15, the sixth-year receiver likely has similar expectations for himself. However, it will probably be difficult for Thomas to match the production of the last three seasons.

    Thomas will still likely have a nice 2015 season. Without tight end Julius Thomas in the mix, he could see more red zone targets to help him keep his touchdown numbers up, and he'll still be a favorite target of Manning's. But it doesn't seem likely Thomas keeps up the pace he was on the last three years.

     
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    Will this be his last hoorah? Can he get 1 for the Road? When his career is over he'll be #1 in almost every Major QB category!! Does he need another SB to stamp his place in History? All I know is He's not Done Yet!!!

    Meet The "Sheriff" Peyton Manning:

    Peyton Manning, Quarterback
    2014 stats: 397-for-597 (66.2%), 4,727 yards, 39 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 101.5 quarterback rating.

    Career Averages (16 years): 370-for-566 (65.5%), 4,355.7 yards, 33.1 touchdowns, 14.6 interceptions, 97.5 rating.

    2015 Projection: 355-for-522 (68%), 4,020 yards, 35 touchdowns, 10 interceptions

    There's a belief that the Broncos will rely more heavily on the run in 2015 with first-year head coach Gary Kubiak, and that's likely going to me somewhat true. But if all reports have been accurate, and Manning's arm is looking as strong as ever at 39 years old, there's no way the Kubiak and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison don't utilize the future HOF'er.

    Fittingly, Manning can earn back the money through team success, not individual achievement.

    These changes make the Broncos one of the most interesting contenders for the 2015 season.


     
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