Posts Tagged ‘Denver Broncos’

A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch’s idol, mentor

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office. "John was a tremendous resource," Lynch said Saturday as his team wrapped up two days of joint practices with Elway's Denver Broncos in advance of their Monday night preseason game. Both were tutored by celebrated California high school football coach Jack Neumeier and both were Stanford quarterbacks who also excelled on the baseball field before starring for the Broncos, albeit a decade apart and at different positions.

Mike Shanahan says he was “close” to returning to Denver as head coach in 2018

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Earlier this year, former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan returned to visit the team for the first time since he was fired more than a decade ago. He says that he almost returned for something more than a visit in 2018. Via Jeff Legwold of, Mike Shanahan said Saturday at a joint 49ers-Broncos practice that he nearly became the head coach after Vance Joseph's first season on the job.

John Elway: Drew Lock has had his good days and his bad days

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

The Broncos will start Joe Flacco on Monday night against the 49ers, but Broncos coach Vic Fangio has yet to decide the order of his quarterbacks after that. Rookie Drew Lock took most of the second-team reps this week. The Broncos used Lock as the third quarterback in the first two preseason games.

Mike Shanahan returns to Broncos camp after years away

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Mike Shanahan patrolled the sideline with his familiar stare as he watched his son's team practice against his former one. No way could the former head coach stay away from the Denver Broncos headquarters this weekend. For a decade, Shanahan avoided the facility where he won two Super Bowl titles before getting fired after the 2008 season.

As Jimmy Garoppolo rehabbed his injury, he got valuable advice – from his coach’s dad

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

The 49ers and Broncos have many connections that led to their two joint practices in the Denver area this week ahead of their preseason game Monday night. One of San Francisco's top executives, Adam Peters, came from the Broncos in 2017. Denver head coach Vic Fangio and offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, spent time with the 49ers.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio fondly looks back on four-year 49ers run

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

During the 49ers' run of three consecutive trips to the NFC Championship Game and one Super Bowl appearance, Jim Harbaugh's teams were led by a talented and disciplined defense. Four years after the 49ers passed over their defensive coordinator on those teams, Vic Fangio, for a promotion to head coach after Harbaugh's departure, the Denver Broncos came calling. Fangio, who is in his first summer as head coach of the Broncos, is leading his new team into two practices sessions against his former team before Denver and the 49ers square off in an exhibition game Monday night.

How 49ers’ Kwon Alexander is bringing out more energy in Fred Warner

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Alexander is known for his energy. "I've been telling him, you've got to match my energy today, and he goes out there and does it," Alexander said. "It's way more exciting for us than playing against our squad the whole time," Alexander said.

Tarvarius Moore ready to challenge for 49ers’ starting free safety job

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Four days into training camp, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh offered a stark assessment of Tarvarius Moore's short-term possibilities. "He's by no means even close to being an NFL-ready safety by Week 1," Saleh said. Two weeks later, Moore is getting noticeably closer to being capable of holding down a key role in the 49ers' defense for the start of the regular season.

Pete Carroll provides Seahawks injury updates, mum on who will play vs. Vikings

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Carroll did share several updates for many players on the roster, which helps us guess who will be out there on Sunday in Minnesota. It should be noted that most starters, Russell Wilson included, are expected to play against the Vikings. Here's all the newsworthy information from the Seahawks head coach: - Bobby Wagner made his return to practice after getting a procedure on his knee last week.

NFL news and notes: Reid sounds off on Jay-Z, Chubb predicts fun ‘antics’ in 2019

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The NFL announced a partnership with rapper Jay-Z and the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid responded to the development, which led to quite a bit of discussion on Thursday. While Kaepernick is looking for a job in the NFL, Denver Broncos defensive end Bradley Chubb is looking to build on a successful rookie season.