Joe Flacco has 'it' factor needed as Denver Broncos quarterback (Woody Paige, Colorado Springs Gazette)Joe Flacco's got "It." And he gets it.
Broncos Briefs: For Vic Fangio, "good" to be on the practice field for first time as coach (Ryan O'Halloran, Denver Post)
"It felt good," Fangio said after the two-hour practice. "We've been meeting with them the last two weeks, so it was good to get out there and see if they could execute on their feet what they've been learning."
The Broncos should consider drafting a safety on Day 2. Here's the scouting report of the 5 best options for Denver (Eric Edholm, Denver Post)
"We have some young guys that we feel good about there at safety," general manager John Elway said. "We'll continue to try and get better there."
Broncos notes: Tighter game jerseys have taken hold on Fangio practices (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)_ "The whole reason we do that is to cut down on the grabbing," said Fangio, a head coach at 60 for the first time in his life. "When you wear the loose shirts, it's very easy—almost unavoidable—for the players to grab each other when they're going against each other. Whether it be wide outs, DBs, the interior linemen, it's just so easy to grab those loose jerseys. It's not easy to grab in-game because they're tight. So we want to make it game-like as much as we can. That's why we practice with them."_
The case for taking tight end T.J. Hockenson in the first round (Troy Renck, KMGH)_ Hockenson is considered one of the safest picks in the draft. He remains a proven receiver who can block. Hockenson could start from day one._