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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dr. Z's all-time defensive team (Peter King,
The argument against Deacon Jones and Richie "Tombstone" Jackson is that they had the head slap to help them on their way to the quarterback. My argument is that even without that move they would have found a way to get in because they were such great competitors, such great athletic specimens. Neither argument is right or wrong, it's just the admiration I share about the days when I was watching these two great players. *

*Miller voted No. 15 in NFL's Top 100 (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Outside linebacker Von Miller was voted by his peers as the 15th-best player in the league, giving the Broncos seven players on NFL Network's top 100 list.*

AFC West Q&A: How do the quarterbacks in the division rank? (
Rank one through four the starting quarterbacks in the AFC West (assuming Mark Sanchez in Denver) with a sentence or two of explanation on each team.

Ranking the top tight ends in the NFL (Cameron DaSilva, Fox Sports)
Tight ends are no longer just smaller, more athletic offensive lineman who can block. They're closer to being considered wide receivers in today's NFL, where pass-catching is a must-have trait in order to be a star at the position.

Bills coach Rex Ryan reflects on father, Buddy (Jenny Vrentas, remembers his father Buddy, who passed away this week at age 85, by telling stories about cheeseburgers and blitzes, war and leadership, and trying like hell to finish the job started by his dad

Three Broncos that can't afford to rest while on break (Sam Cowhick, BSN Denver)
Three Broncos, though, might want to skip the vacation and stick to their work if they want to remain in or improve on their current position on the depth chart.

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Kubiak's brother-in-law named Texas' baseball coach (Aric DiLalla)
The University of Texas announced its new head baseball coach on Wednesday, and he has close ties to the Denver Broncos.

50 years ago, the Broncos future was saved (Jim Saccomano)
But 50 years ago this month, as camp was also approaching, Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders was very busy saving the Broncos' future in pro football, and one of his most trusted lieutenants in the fight was one of my dearest friends, Joanne Parker.