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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
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    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.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

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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.

Football Operations

Sam Garnes
Assistant Secondary/Safeties
College:
Cincinnati
Experience:
5

Sam Garnes enters his fourth season with Denver and fifth year overall in the NFL in 2014. Serving as assistant secondary/safeties coach for the Broncos, he was hired by the club on Jan. 27, 2011.

The Broncos’ secondary in 2013 overcame numerous injuries to its personnel, including extended periods without 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and starting safety Rahim Moore. In their absence, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. became a steadying force on the outside and second-year safety Duke Ihenacho emerged as solid contributor in the defensive backfield.

Sam Garnes enters his fourth season with Denver and fifth year overall in the NFL in 2014. Serving as assistant secondary/safeties coach for the Broncos, he was hired by the club on Jan. 27, 2011.

The Broncos’ secondary in 2013 overcame numerous injuries to its personnel, including extended periods without 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and starting safety Rahim Moore. In their absence, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. became a steadying force on the outside and second-year safety Duke Ihenacho emerged as solid contributor in the defensive backfield.

In 2012, Denver’s secondary helped the team’s No. 2-ranked defense finish third in the NFL against the pass (199.6 ypg). Bailey, who earned his 12th career Pro Bowl selection, and ninth-year safety Mike Adams, who totaled a career-best 80 tackles and 11 passes defensed, provided experience to the group that finished the regular season as the only unit in the NFL that didn’t allow a 300-yard passer.

In his first season with Denver in 2011, Garnes coached a pair of Pro Bowlers in Bailey and safety Brian Dawkins. Additionally, three rookies made significant contributions as Harris Jr. and Moore combined with safety Quinton Carter to start 21 games for the club.

Harris Jr., who made the team as a college free agent, led all NFL rookie defensive backs and ranked fourth on the Broncos with 65 tackles (56 solo). Carter started 12 of the team’s final 13 games, including the postseason, and recorded interceptions in both of Denver’s playoff contests. Tenth-year cornerback André Goodman opened every game for the Broncos in 2011 and tied for the team lead with two interceptions — including one returned for a touchdown — during the regular season.

In 2010, Garnes was a special teams and strength and conditioning assistant under Head Coach John Fox in Carolina, where he also worked closely with Broncos Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Rodgers.

Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks, Garnes spent five seasons coaching various positions following his seven-year playing career.

He served as a defensive backs coach with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives in 2009, helping them to the league’s inaugural championship. Garnes participated in the NFL’s Minority Internship Program twice – once with New Orleans during the team’s 2008 training camp and once with Carolina during its 2007 training camp.

His professional coaching career began in 2006 with the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe. Under his guidance, the team led the league in pass defense and interceptions. In 2005, Garnes coached Emerson High School in Emerson, N.J.

Garnes played safety for five seasons with the New York Giants (1997-2001), while Fox was the team’s defensive coordinator. He then finished his career with the New York Jets, where he played from 2002-03. He started 105-of-106 games and registered 577 tackles, three sacks, 10 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his career. He was selected in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Giants.

A three-time first-team All-Conference USA and All-Liberty Bowl Alliance choice at the University of Cincinnati, Garnes finished his career as the Bearcats’ all-time leader in tackles and interceptions and graduated with a degree in criminal justice. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, N.Y., and was born on July 12, 1974.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Assistant Secondary/Safeties                        2014
Assistant Secondary                                       2011-13

Carolina Panthers
Special Teams Assistant                                2010

Las Vegas Locomotives
Defensive Backs                                              2009

Cologne Centurions
Defensive Backs                                              2006

Emerson High School
Defensive Coordinator                                   2005

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