Good morning Devontae Booker Jersey , Broncos Country!Watch out for Royce Freeman.The first carry I saw from him at Denver Broncos training camp was enough to get me excited. Over the last two weeks, he’s been a consistent standout at practice and arguably deserving of the top spot on the depth chart. Could the rookie from the University of Oregon carry that over to the first preseason game? Freeman answered that with emphatic fashion on Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The vision and burst he showed on his 23-yard touchdown run was damn impressive. That run shows he can become a difference marker in this offense. He possesses a similar running style to a running back Broncos fans know very well — Terrell Davis. Freeman is a one-cut runner who has great vision and trusts himself. The time we saw Devontae Booker on the field he looked like the same running back who doesn’t have good vision, dances around and lacks trust in himself. He only had two carries, and that was enough.There’s always a tendency to overreact to what we see in the preseason — good and bad. This was the first preseason game for the Broncos. But what’s been clear in camp and practice was true at the game Saturday night. Freeman is the best running back on the roster and should be the starter. He is going to be fun to watch. A lot of fun. Broncos TracksBroncos-Vikings observationsAfter a frustrating first half, the offense got moving in the final two quarters.Jamal Carter leaves with hamstring injury, two other players sustain injuriesThe second-year safety left the game in the second quarter.Chad Kelly shines, but Broncos fall to Vikings, 42-28 | 9news.comKelly did throw an interception deep in his own territory on his third series, a turnover that helped the Vikings convert with a clinching touchdown. No one is saying Kelly is a finished product after missing his entire rookie season last year to recover from surgically repaired injuries to his knee and wrist.Broncos' Case Keenum fizzles in preseason debut - Denver7 TheDenverChannel.comThings didn't go well for Case Keenum and starters, but Chad Kelly delighted fans with his finish.Paul Klee: Too soon? Time to turn up the heat (again) on Vance Joseph's Broncos | Sports Coverage | gazette.comDENVER — Too soon? 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It's not that simple, though.How a text message set up the San Francisco 49ers' new backfield - San Francisco 49ers- ESPNJerick McKinnon and Kyle Juszczyk didn't know each other. But Juszczyk's random recruiting text message sent the free agent McKinnon to the Niners.Sam Darnold debut: Jets rookie QB shows off speedy release | SI.comJets rookie QB Sam Darnold posted a strong debut, going 13-of-18 for 96 yards and a touchdown. But there's more behind the numbers and plenty to look forward to this season.Andrew Luck, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield created buzz in NFL preseason openers - The Washington PostIt's only one game that doesn't count, but all three got off to good starts on Thursday.Raiders' Jon Gruden reacts after coaching his first NFL game in nearly 10 years - CBSSports.comChucky is back on the sidelinesSimon Fletcher sees great potential in Bradley Chubb Simon Fletcher knows a thing or two about rushing the passer, and what it takes to be a great pass rusher. The Broncos all-time sack leader, who amassed 97.5 sacks in his NFL career, joined the Orange and Blue 760 1st and 10 at 10 crew this morning to talk Broncos defense.Fletcher was asked his thoughts on the Broncos first round pick thus far. “He’s in his second regular season professional game, and I think he’s doing well”, Fletcher said. “It’s still a learning experience for him. Right now there’s a little bit of thought, and there will be for the foreseeable future Andy Janovich Jersey , but he has the tools and the mentality that once that light goes off and he realizes he can play this game at this level and be a great contributor, I think Bradley Chubb going to be the guy we’re talking about when Von Miller is near the end of his career in a few years.”That’s high praise coming from a legend like Fletcher. The biggest thing that stuck out to me was his call-out of Chubb’s mentality. Later on in the interview he talked about when Steve Atwater joined the team in 1989 that he knew Steve was going to be good when he saw that mentality from him in practice.Fletcher said, “the one thing that you know about rookie players from the first few practices is ‘this guy has the toughness, he has the mentality, and the guy’s willing to put in the work to constantly improve on his play. And that’s the thing that you see in a Steve Atwater, it’s something I saw in Rod Smith, Shannon Sharpe, and a number of other guys too.”While Fletcher wasn’t specifically talking about Chubb in the quote above, I think it’s telling that he recognizes and commends Chubb’s mentality and approach to the game as that’s been something that we have all noticed and mentioned multiple times about this rookie class. They are hard workers, tough, and willing to put in the time and effort to get better.I know he hasn’t set the league on fire quite yet, but I agree with Fletcher that once Chubb begins to get into a groove and get comfortable, good things are going to happen.
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