The Broncos have gone younger at a number of positions since they won a Super Bowl, but they don’t mind letting some of the old guys from that team hang around.
According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, the Broncos had Peyton Manning talk to the team after Thursday’s OTA practice.
He just talked a little bit about being a pro, and what that means, and how that’s something that is not just while they’re here, Broncos quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan said. It’s on the field, it’s in the meeting rooms, the weight room. It’s when they are away from the facility. I think that was a great message he could convey to the entire team.
At only 23 years old, Danielle Hunter already has 25.5 NFL sacks under his belt. All-time, that number is good for 10th in NFL history for a 23-year-old. The only names ahead of him are Shawne Merriman, Robert Quinn, Aldon Smith, Terrell Suggs, Mario Williams, Von Miller, Derrick Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul and J.J. Watt, who have collectively made 39 Pro Bowls in their NFL careers.
This time, it’s his hamstring. The injury isn’t considered serious and Nagy said he should be healed in time for training camp. Veteran Sam Acho will challenge Lynch for a starting job this summer and sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts will be in play for reps. But if this hamstring issue is a sign of what’s to come with Lynch, the Bears’ pass rush could be in a world of hurt. It’s also a reminder of why Lynch was signed to a one-year deal in free agency. He has a lot to prove this season, including his ability to stay healthy and produce for 16 games.
Then, when the President first attacked the NFL and its players last September over what was at the time a tiny handful of protesting players, the NFL spent a lot of time talking to players but doing nothing to actually fix the problem. Then, when the mess had almost completely subsided, the NFL tried to finally fix the problem. And somehow only made it worse. Now what? Hiding under the bed and waiting for it to go away won’t work. So what will? If only there were someone making more than $40 million per year to deal quickly, effectively, and proactively with situations like this one.