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  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Bronco Vets Ready to Show Rookies the Ropes

Posted May 14, 2014

Orlando Franklin and Emmanuel Sanders spoke Friday about how they can help Denver's rookies adapt to life in the NFL.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As Broncos rookies prepare for their first minicamp this weekend, Denver's established veterans are preparing to help ease the transition.

Perhaps the most tight-knit of a team's position groups, the offensive line offers a unique environment for young faces fresh from college, with the unit organizing weekly events.

"We do stuff together each week and it just makes them feel a little bit more comfortable," Orlando Franklin said Wednesday. "I think it makes it a little bit easier."

That greater level of comfort should be helpful, as Franklin thinks the transition today is tougher than when he entered the league in 2011, in large part thanks to Denver’s intricate schemes.

"Our offense is pretty complex,” he said.  “We run a lot of stuff at the line of scrimmage, so I know it would have been hard for me to come in and play right away in this offense."

Franklin started at right tackle as a rookie with Kyle Orton and later Tim Tebow at quarterback, an offense that leaned heavily on the run late in the season. Franklin said that even in that system, he may not have played much without the guidance of veteran guard Chris Kuper.

"He really took care of everything," Franklin said of Kuper. "There were times where he was making the ‘Mike’ point and he was telling me what to do and he was still performing at a high level."

With Kuper now retired, Franklin and others will try to help the Broncos' new rookies, including third-round pick Michael Schofield, pick up the complicated offense. The same process will be underway at receiver, where Emmanuel Sanders joins three other veterans in greeting the first-years.

"As a rookie, you're dealing with the playbook,” Sanders said Wednesday. “Every guy that's been drafted, at their previous school, they're the man. So of course they're coming into a new environment."

"That's why it's good to have guys to take these guys under their wing and start to show them the ropes."

Second-round pick Cody Latimer will be the biggest rookie addition at that position, and may end up battling Sanders for playing time during training camp. But Sanders didn't exactly bristle when the Broncos added the former Indiana star to an already talented receiving corps. Quite the opposite.

“I like it,” said Sanders, who calls Denver “wide receiver heaven.” “Whoever wants to come in and put their hands in the pot to help us win a championship, the more the merrier.”

“Things happen. Guys get hurt. I've always said you're only as strong as your weakest link. The more guys that we bring here that are about winning, and the better they are physically and mentally, the better we are as a team.”

Veterans and rookies will be on the field together for the first time when Denver convenes for OTAs in late May.

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