0 View Gallery View Comments "Shane! Come back!" - Little JoeyShane's comeback has been disrupted.Instead, Shane Ray is anguishing through another setback. And the Broncos' sturdiest and deepest position has gotten weaker and thinner by two the past week. It's not a splendid sign. After Ray couldn't participate in the Broncos' OTA practice Monday with what coach Vance Joseph described as left wrist "irritation,'' the perceived starting outside linebacker could be out again for months.There are more complications to the same injury - a torn ligament and separated bones in the wrist - he suffered in a routine linebackers-offensive linemen drill on the first day of 2017's training camp.The last month has been dreadful for the fourth-year first-round draft choice, who turned 25 on May 18. On May 4 the Broncos declined to pick up Ray's fifth-season 2019 option, which would have guaranteed him $9.232 million. John Elway was leery of Ray's injury and underachieving history, and … [Read more...] about Woody Paige: Denver Broncos need Shane Ray to get healthy, and Bradley Chubb to be ready
To help describe the transition facing Broncos first-round draft pick Bradley Chubb, I went to the video. In road games at Florida State and Notre Dame, Chubb played 116 snaps for North Carolina State. He played no snaps at strong-side linebacker, his current spot with the Broncos. He dropped into zone coverage only four times, a regular part of his current job description. Yes, Chubb will be able to use his pass-rushing skills this season, but in order to be a base-down player he is getting a crash course at strong-side linebacker. “I’m not surprised about it, but he has picked up this defense extremely fast,” Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods said. Woods said he “almost passed out,” when Cleveland drafted cornerback Denzel Ward at No. 4, allowing the Broncos to take Chubb. “Dreams do come true,” Woods said. A dream for the Broncos would be unleashing a quartet of Von Miller, Chubb, Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett on … [Read more...] about NFL Journal: Bradley Chubb’s tape is dynamic but confirms difficulty of transition to pros
The Browns picked Denzel Ward instead of Chubb, which sent Denver into a frenzy by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner 2m ago • 2 min read In a 2018 NFL Draft full of surprises, the Cleveland Browns walked away as the primary disrupters. They began by taking Baker Mayfield -- hardly a traditional prototypical NFL quarterback -- first overall. But the real shocker came when the Browns were on the board again three picks later, when they passed on pass rusher Bradley Chubb for cornerback Denzel Ward.Just ask the Denver Broncos, who sat at No. 5 in the draft order and watched Chubb somehow fall into their lap.On Thursday, Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods told reporters about his reaction to the Browns' selection of Ward. According to Woods (via NFL.com), he "nearly passed out" in the Broncos' war room. NFL Network's James Palmer also reported that Woods told him in the immediate aftermath, "James, please pinch me. This can't be real."Well, it's … [Read more...] about Broncos DC Joe Woods ‘nearly passed out’ when Browns shockingly passed on Bradley Chubb
Linebacker Von Miller said he will be hosting his second “Pass Rusher Summit,” next month at the Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Mo. Miller’s inaugural event was last year in Palo Alto, Calif. “It’s a great space where we can talk about knowledge and share knowledge,” Miller said. “It’s the only place where you can do that and where you can get (Oakland’s) Khalil Mack and (Atlanta’s) Vic Beasley in the same spot, other than the Pro Bowl, and talk about pass rush and what it takes to be a great pass rusher from a young’s guy point of view.” Miller is hopeful first-round pick Bradley Chubb can attend, but rookies are on a different off-season calendar because they are allowed to work with their coaches after mandatory mini-camp. Of Chubb, Miller said: “He reminds me of myself. It’s cool to pay it forward and tell him some of the same stuff that DeMarcus (Ware) and Elvis (Dumervil) told me.” Miller … [Read more...] about Von Miller to host second “Pass Rusher Summit,” looks to “pay it forward” to Bradley Chubb
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