Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Oct. 24, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MDT GAMEDAY: Texans vs. Broncos
    Texans vs. Broncos
    Monday, October 24 • 6:30PM MDT • ESPN
    Week 7 • NFL Homecoming • Ring of Fame Ceremony • presented by Bud Light

  • Sun., Oct. 30, 2016 2:05 PM - 5:00 PM MDT GAMEDAY: Chargers vs. Broncos
    Chargers vs. Broncos
    Sunday, October 30 • 2:05PM MDT • CBS
    Week 8 • Halloween Extravaganza • presented by Nationwide

  • Tue., Nov. 01, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT Drive for Life Drive for Life
    Date: Tuesday 11/1, 8 am – 5 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: 19th annual community blood drive in partnership with Bonfils Blood Center. Appointments are not needed, for more information please visit: www.bonfils.org
  • Sun., Nov. 06, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MST GAMEDAY: Broncos at Raiders
    Broncos at Raiders
    Sunday, November 6 • 6:30PM MST • NBC
    Week 9

  • Sun., Nov. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST GAMEDAY: Broncos at Saints
    Broncos at Saints
    Sunday, November 13 • 11AM MDT • CBS
    Week 10

  • Tue., Nov. 22, 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
    Date: Tuesday 11/22 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: The Denver Rescue Mission will distribute Thanksgiving food boxes and turkeys to families who have pre-registered with them. Broncos Country is encouraged to donate a vehicle to the Denver Rescue Mission: https://www.denverrescuemission.org/vehicle.
  • Sun., Nov. 27, 2016 2:25 PM - 5:30 PM MST GAMEDAY: Chiefs vs. Broncos
    Chiefs vs. Broncos
    Sunday, November 27 • 2:25PM MST • CBS
    Week 12 • Salute to Service • presented by USAA

  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST GAMEDAY: Broncos at Jaguars
    Broncos at Jaguars
    Sunday, December 4 • 11AM MST • CBS
    Week 13

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST GAMEDAY: Broncos at Titans
    Broncos at Titans
    Sunday, December 11 • 11AM MST • CBS
    Week 14

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 2:25 PM - 5:30 PM MST GAMEDAY: Patriots vs. Broncos
    Patriots vs. Broncos
    Sunday, December 18 • 2:25PM MST • CBS
    Week 15 • Man of the Year • presented by Verizon


Ball's Rookie Journal: Still Learning

Posted Sep 25, 2013

This week, rookie RB Montee Ball addresses the Monday-night atmosphere, preparing for the Eagles and working on ball security.

Editor's note: Rookie running back Montee Ball is contributing blog entries on DenverBroncos.com thoughout the 2013 season.

For the most part, last week's game was good. I'm a lot more comfortable back there. A lot more comfortable. The game has slowed down a lot. I'm finally just running.

But once again the coaches trusted me and put me in there and I kind of shot myself in the foot again. But today we worked on it, me and my coach. It's ball security. We corrected the problem. I carried the ball all around the facility today.

Nobody feels worse about the fumble than me, so when it happened and after the game, they didn't say much at all. They just told me to keep my head up. I'm still learning. It's best to happen now than later on in the season. Get it out of my system.

As far as the Monday Night Football atmosphere -- man, that was crazy. Obviously by playing in the game and on the sideline, you don't really get a feel for how many people are watching it outside the stadium until you go back to your phone and you see all the text messages, like, man, all these people were watching the game. It was a Monday night game, so everybody was watching. But it was great. I'm glad I got my first Monday night out of the way. So now I've played on Thursday, I've played on Monday, I've played on Sunday. Now it's time to go.

And we're on to the Eagles -- we didn't even go back to last week's tape. It kind of shocked me at first because I'm so used to the routine that we have -- come back and watch the film from the last game. But it's a short week. So for us players, that's when you've got to be mature and watch the film on your own and correct your mistakes. Right now, it's all Philly.

We know what kind of offense they have, and we hear people talking about a track meet. But our goal every single week is to score as many times as we get the ball. Every time we get the ball. They present some challenges, but if we just stick to our roles and our assignments, we'll be fine.

When it comes to the Eagles defense, you see on tape right away that they're fast. It's a fast defense and they present some things that can cause confusion. But we're doing a great job right now of working on it and making sure we take care of it. Other than that, we've just got to worry about what we do and I think we'll be fine.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.