With McCoy back at the helm, Broncos' offense features a bit of old and a lot of new (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)With only two holdovers — receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Virgil Green — from his previous stint as Denver's coordinator (2009-12), McCoy is teaching a young and mostly unfamiliar crew his system.
Thomas should benefit from Broncos new offense (Mike Klis, 9News)"It didn't matter to me but, of course I'm a receiver I want to catch the ball more and we were more run with the Kubiak offense so I'm excited about having our old offense back,'' Thomas said.
Thomas, in pain most of last season, now "the best I've ever felt in nearly my whole career" (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)Things are fun again and it's not just because Mike McCoy and his pass-friendly offense has returned. Things are fun again because Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos' leading receiver last season, finally feels good again.
For Broncos' pending FAs, good things come only for those who wait (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)*The last three prominent starters to sign contract extensions for the Broncos were cornerback Chris Harris Jr., defensive end Derek Wolfe and safety Darian Stewart. And those deals got done, in order, on: Dec. 12, 2014, Jan. 15, 2016, and Nov. 26, 2016. You don't see the words "June" or "July" or even "October" anywhere on that list. And all three of those players had been clearly identified by Elway as ones he wanted to retain and all three were about to close out the final year of their contracts. *
Thomas embraces challenge to be 'dominant' again (Troy Renck, KMGH)Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas rediscovered happiness with a healthy left hip and a scheme designed to amplify his skill set.