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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, June 24, 2016


Elway earns award for candid and open media policy]( (Associated Press)*
John Elway has won the Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of America as the league or club official who best helps the writers do their job.*

Elway wins PFWA's Jack Horrigan Award (Josh Alper, Pro Football Talk)
It may not be at quite the same level as the Lombardi Trophy, but Broncos General Manager John Elway has added another prize to his case in 2016.

How to fix the NFL kickoff (Jenny Vrentas,
Count me among those who thinks we'll see fewer kickoff returns this season. That was the intent of the new rule moving touchbacks from the 20- to the 25-yard line, to deter returners from coming out of the end zone.

Ranking all 32 NFL rushing attacks (Cameron DaSilva, Fox Sports)*
Anderson especially had a great postseason, which he hopes to carry into this upcoming season. It's hard to say the passing game will improve with Mark Sanchez likely starting at quarterback, but he should open up the offense more than Manning did last season. *

Ranking NFL head coaches by playing careers (Kevin Seifert,
He was perhaps best known for completing 11 of 12 passes in relief of Elway in the 1991 AFC Championship Game. Previously, he had been an All-Southwest Conference quarterback at Texas A&M.

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Broncos nominated for 2016 ESPYS (Aric DiLalla)
After defeating the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50, the Broncos were selected as one of the "Best Team" nominees for the upcoming ESPY Awards.

Five best Broncos comebacks: Broncos 37, Seahawks 34, 1979 (Andrew Mason)
In terms of magnitude, the rally from a 24-point deficit against Seattle in 1979 has been matched, but remains unsurpassed.