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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Drive never ends for Elway (Seth Wickersham,
John Elway earned fame as a quarterback, fortune as a businessman and respect as a general manager. But he will never be satisfied. Not when the very idea of a comfortable life feels like death.

Kubiak wants Broncos “emotional” in opener (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
The start to a new season, let alone one on the heels of a championship season, inherently brings chippiness. The Broncos, who will face their Super Bowl 50 rivals in Thursday's opener, welcome the emotion. Within reason, of course.

*By the Numbers: Notable stats, records to watch as Broncos prepare Week 1 rematch with Panthers (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
3: Super Bowl champions to open the following season with a different quarterback.*

Get ready for the Broncos’ new brand of offense. They love it. (Nick Groke, Denver Post)
C.J. Anderson wears a grin a little bigger and a little brighter sitting at the end of the row of running backs in the Broncos' renovated locker room. He is smiling at the possibilities.

Veteran Phillips impressed with Bronco accommodations (Mike Klis, KUSA)
And now after overcoming some rather daunting odds, Phillips has made the season-opening roster for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

Broncos won't hold quarterback Siemian back in debut (Jeff Legwold, Broncos will try to construct a game plan that gets Siemian acclimated. Siemian believes he can lean on his teammates plenty, too.

Kubiak wants Broncos to 'go play and have fun' under bright lights (Jeff Legwold, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak already knows how his team handles the big moments in a season, he saw it up close as the Broncos closed out 2015 with a Super Bowl win.

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Through my eyes: Ward is ready for prime time on Thursday night (T.J. Ward)*
It's going to be loud. It's going to be very loud. It's going to be uncomfortable. Mile High — let's make Carolina uncomfortable all night. *

(Inter)national perspective from Quebec's Stephane Cadorette (Caroline Deisley)
Stéphane Cadorette, an NFL reporter for the Journal de Québec, stopped by Broncos practice this week in anticipation of the NFL season kicking off Thursday.

WATCH: 3 and Out: Week 1 (*
On this week's 3 and Out, the Broncos aren't looking at this week's game as a Super Bowl rematch, Trevor Siemian will make his debut and slowing down Cam Newton will be just as tough as last year. *

Important fan information for Broncos NFL kickoff game on Thursday (*
Fans attending the NFL's Kickoff Game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Thursday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High are encouraged to be in their seats by 6 p.m. *

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