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Broncos, Briefly: Tuesday, January 31, 2017



A look at a few Broncos who need to have a strong offseason (Jeff Legwold,
He leads the way, by a long shot, among Broncos needing to step up. [Shane] Ray finished second on the team with eight sacks and played 58.1 percent of the defensive snaps this past season, a total that included eight starts.

A former teammate praises Coach Joseph at Super Bowl Media Night (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
"He's a players' coach," Stewart said while roaming the floor on Opening Night. "The guys all respect him. He gets the game because he played the game.

Top quarterbacks ranked as multiple Broncos greats make the list (Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post)
He'll always be known for "The Drive," which was one of the defining moments of his playing career, and finishing his final two seasons with championships. Elway also passes the eye test with his fierce comebacks and knack for toughness. He played in five Super Bowls.

Broncos, 49ers game could be reunion of all reunions (Woody Paige, KMGH)
You should start planning to travel to the game in Santa Clara.

Do you agree with these G.O.A.T. QB rankings? (John Clayton,
Manning was the Johnny Unitas of his era. He mastered the fourth-quarter comeback, and the two-minute drive was his specialty. More than anything else, however, he came into the NFL in the late 1990s when quarterback play was down and turned the NFL into a quarterback-driven league.

Broncos superlatives given out by Troy Renck (Troy Renck, KMGH)
The NFL passes out its top awards on the eve of the Super Bowl. I can't wait until then. A look at those receiving my Broncos' (virtual) hardware, some of which is more coveted than others.

Classy showing by John Elway leaves us with great memories (Edwin Pope, Miami Herald)
Iconic Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope, who died January 19, covered the first 47 Super Bowls. This column from Super Bowl XXXIII, in which John Elway went out in style at Pro Player Stadium, originally ran on Feb. 1, 1999.

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Lynch on the cusp of an unparalleled week in NFL history (Andrew Mason)
A week that began with being named the 49ers' GM ought to end with him joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2017 class of inductees will be announced Saturday.

**Broncos Pro Bowlers turn to offseason**(Phil Milani)*
After helping the AFC win the Pro Bowl 20-13 on Sunday, the Broncos Pro Bowlers now plan on resting before returning for OTAs in a few months. *

The Squeeze: Pro Bowl week concludes (Caroline Deisley)
Pro Bowl week is officially over, and the Broncos' six Pro Bowlers are coming home with a victory!

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