A reason John Elway went vs. coaching trend with Vic Fangio: 'He’s the Sean McVay of the defense' (Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports)
“McVay is a miracle on the offensive side with what he does,” Elway said. “That’s how I look at Vic on the defensive side. When we went into the search, I wanted somebody that was great on one side of the ball or the other. I just kept my mind open and didn’t have any pre-drawn conclusions. Vic fit that on the defensive side. He’s the Sean McVay of the defense.”
Broncos training camp rewind, Day 12: No panic over Drew Lock's preseason performance (Kyle Fredrickson, Denver Post)
During 11-on-11 work with both first units on the field, quarterback Joe Flacco rolled left outside the pocket and targeted wide receiver Courtland Sutton in the corner of the end zone. Sutton displayed impressive body control for an acrobatic toe-tap touchdown reception down the sideline.
Broncos training camp report: Theo Riddick arrives, Vic Fangio talks rookie standouts, more (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
His exit from Detroit set forward a brisk free agency tour that took him to New Orleans and then Denver. He chose the latter, he said, because of fit and potential.
NFL's 100 greatest teams of all time: Which squad is best in league history? (Nate Davis, USA Today)1998 Broncos (won Super Bowl XXXIII): Their title defense was shaping up as legendary, what with a 13-0 start to the season and RB Terrell Davis on his way to 2,008 rushing yards and the MVP trophy. Denver fans loved seeing QB John Elway retire as the Super Bowl MVP ... and probably breathed a sigh of relief that the Broncos drew Atlanta instead of Minnesota on Super Sunday.
Pro Football Hall of Fame expands Class of 2020, and here are 20 with a great shot of making it in (Brian DeArdo, CBS Sports)
A two-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler in eight of nine seasons from 1990-98, Atwater is regarded as one of the most physical defensive backs in NFL history. Atwater played a key role in Denver's back-to-back championship runs in 1997 and '98.