On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Broncos/Sports Authority Back to Football 7K

    Get Back To Football with the Broncos 7K!

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9 a.m.

    • Meet alumni players, cheerleaders, and Miles the Mascot!
    • Run through the team tunnel and onto the 50 yard line!
    • T-shirt and finisher’s medal.
    • Win prizes like game tickets, autographed merchandise, and more!

    Sign-up today at www.broncos7k.com.

    The 7K is presented by Sports Authority, Rocky Mountain Popcorn, Maxx Sunglasses, Elements Massage and 9News.

  • Wed., Sep. 03, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Thu., Sep. 04, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Sun., Sep. 07, 2014 6:30 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

    The Denver Broncos open up the 2014 season when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs in the first AFC West matchup of the 2014 season. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 12:00 PM MDT Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks The Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first road game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on CBS.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Denver Broncos Pink Game The Denver Broncos annual Salute to Survivors halftime recognition, celebrating breast cancer survivors at the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Broncos vs. Cardinals The Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:05 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT Drive for Life XVII

    Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos work together on an annual Drive for Life event which is the largest single day blood drive in Colorado.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Click here for more information about the 2014 DFL event.

    Learn more from Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and 9News' Cheryl Preheim about 2014 Drive for Life.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Vasquez Preparing for New Linemate

Posted Jun 3, 2014

After an All-Pro performance in 2013, Louis Vasquez is keying on his technique and trying to build chemistry with a new right tackle.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- After adjusting to a new team and a new offensive system last year, guard Louis Vasquez was a named first-team All-Pro in 2013.

With just a new right tackle to adapt to in his second year in Denver, who knows what he could be capable of.

Former teammate and roommate at Texas Tech Manny Ramirez -- who helped Vasquez get comfortable last season -- is still on Vasquez's left at center. But with Orlando Franklin moving to the other guard spot, Vasquez is developing chemistry with those competing to play off his right shoulder.

"It’s one of those things where you’ve got to get the feel for the guy," Vasquez said. "Especially in the offensive line, we’ve got to be on the same page."

"It’s been a learning experience and a bit of a curveball, but we’re doing pretty good with it."

Vasquez said Chris Clark and Winston Justice have been rotating at the open spot through OTAs so far. Clark started 17 games at left tackle last season (including playoffs) after Ryan Clady went on injured reserve, while Justice has made 42 starts since 2009.

"They have a few years under their belts, so it’s not taking very long," Vasquez said of the line's communication. "They’ve been in the game and they know what offensive line play is about."

The ability to quickly adapt to others is just a small part of what has made Vasquez such an effective player. He says his focus is almost always on his technique because then "everything else will follow." It's hard to argue with the results, especially when defensive lineman Derek Wolfe calls Vasquez the "best offensive guard in the league."

"You get better every day going against a guy like that,” Wolfe said. "He doesn’t give you anything. You have to take it from him."

As Head Coach John Fox noted Monday, Vasquez was the only free-agent signee from 2013 that produced a Pro Bowl season.

"I feel like I learn something new every year," Vasquez said. "I pick up something to add to my game."

"I like to think I’ve built on the previous year before."

Facebook Comments

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