Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
Print
RSS

Bishop's Return to the Broncos

Posted Aug 9, 2007

Between leaving the Broncos as a player in 1990 and returning to the team as a coaching intern in 2007, Keith Bishop pursued another interesting career.

bishop_070809.jpg
Keith Bishop watches as the offensive linemen go through a series of drills. PHOTO: KYLE SONNEMAN / DENVERBRONCOS.COM
NOW IN PRINT
Broncos MagazineBe sure to check newsstands for the current copy of Broncos Magazine featuring a cover story on two new Broncos -- tight end Daniel Graham and running back Travis Henry.
IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS?
Have an idea for an upcoming issue of Broncos Magazine or want to tell us why you're the No. 1 citizen in Broncos Country? Email us at publications@broncos.nfl.net
ARCHIVE

Check out the past 10 editions of Broncos Magazine Weekly:
5/17: Demetrin Veal: Travelin' Man
5/24: United Front
5/31: Heading Upstairs
6/7: 'It's Cool to be Lame'
6/14: Taking it Inside
6/21: A Lasting Legacy
6/28: Summer on the Gridiron
7/5: Ticket Frenzy
7/12: Comfort Zone
7/19: Film Study 101

7/26: Broncos Buffet


Broncos Magazine Staff Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Keith Bishop is remembered by Broncos fans for uttering eight famous words in the 1986 AFC Championship game before the start of "The Drive."

"We've got 'em right where we want 'em."

But for a number of years while Bishop worked as a Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Dallas, many of the drug dealers he came in contact with remember him for a different quote:

"You're under arrest."

After retiring in 1990 after 10 years with the Broncos, Bishop spent time pursuing another of his keen interests -- law enforcement.

But with his days busting criminals now over, Bishop is back with the Broncos as an offensive line coaching intern -- and he's enjoying every minute of it.

"(Head Coach) Mike (Shanahan) and I have been talking for the last five, five-and-a-half years, and it's something I've always been interested in," Bishop said. "(It is a) good organization, and a part of my previous life, so it's a lot of fun and a lot of enjoyment."

Bishop said he was proud to have been a part of the organization as a player, and is impressed with how far things have come now that he's returned.

"The atmosphere and everything is geared towards making the players, making the coaches, making the organization productive and successful," Bishop said. "All that is very neat and it makes you feel good that you were previously a part of this and seeing the way it's developed and everything."

Bishop even compared the atmosphere with the Broncos with that of another well-known company he worked with during his time with the government.

"The only thing I can compare it to that I've experienced since being gone is some training we've had with Microsoft, and seeing the way the Microsoft corporation treats their employees," Bishop said. "It's very, very similar and everything is geared for being productive and successful."

The chance to work closely with Rick Dennison, the team's current offensive coordinator and one of his former teammates, has been a reunion of sorts, Bishop said.

"I guess I've known Rico (Dennison) since 1980 or 1981, so there's a lot of years there," Bishop said. "We had a good friendship back when we were players, and we still have a good friendship."

Another man Bishop had ties to as a player and now interacts with as a coaching intern is Shanahan. Bishop said Shanahan is the same man he knew as a player.

"I don't see any change in Mike. He's always been, as far as the football side of it, very intelligent and very positive. He's very adaptive and creative, and as a person, he's the same person I knew when he came here," Bishop said. "Mike seems like he's the same Mike I've always known, which is neat to see that people don't change. He's very intense, he always has been, and he wants to win. That's the bottom line."

Bishop said that a coaching career is not something he's focusing on at this point, but rather he's just trying to help out the team.

"I'm just interacting with the Broncos, that's what I'm doing," Bishop said. "We'll see what happens, and who knows? But this is just interaction with the Broncos and trying to help them out a little bit."

But one thing is certain -- returning to the team in a coaching role has been a pleasure, Bishop said.

"I've been treated wonderfully, and it's great interaction, great learning, and it's been very rewarding and very enjoyable."