The Denver Broncos could have entered the off-season as the second best team in football, instead they chose to enter it as the

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The Denver Broncos could have entered the off-season as the second best team in football, instead they chose to enter it as the team that face-planted on the largest stage, and lost their last game of the 2013 season by 35 points. J. J. Nelson Jersey . Broncos general manager John Elway attacked the off-season like his roster was much weaker than the one that led Denver to a 13-3 regular season record and AFC Championship. For the most part leaving his record-setting offence alone, Elway focused primarily on the defence this off-season, adding three Pro Bowlers to the unit in pass rusher DeMarcus Ware (three years, $30 million), cornerback Aqib Talib (six years, $57 million), and safety T.J. Ward (four years, $22.5 million). In far less talked about moves, the team also added WR Emmanuel Sanders and offensive linemen J.D. Walton and Winston Justice. "Everyone keeps talking about, ‘Well, youre doing this to win now. I say, ‘No, were doing this to win (from) now on. Thats what were doing. Were not mortgaging our future," Elway told 850 KOA in Denver after the deals. Whether the three moves help the Broncos sustain the success theyve enjoyed the past couple of seasons or puts them in a future salary cap bind, its clear Denvers best chance at a Super Bowl coincides with Peyton Mannings remaining years behind centre. Mannings neck injury that cost him his last season in Indianapolis is now of little concern but the five-team MVP will be 38-years-old this season and may only have two or three championship-calibre seasons left. The Broncos have a stable of young, talented players (some of which are due new contracts next off-season) but its clearly Super Bowl or bust in Denver the next three years, the last three years of Mannings contract. Notes Much was made about the Broncos Super Bowl implosion at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks (rightly so) and many figured Denver would use the off-season to expunge any weaknesses the Seahawks exposed. While Elway certainly shored up the teams defence, he did little this spring to improve the teams offensive line that was bullied by Seattles relentless pressure defence in the Super Bowl. Denver will rely upon a return to health from left tackle Ryan Clady to improve the units fortunes after only making two depth signings in free agency and not addressing the position until late in the third round of the NFL Draft. With his role reduced and his speed diminished, the Broncos released 12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey during the off-season. Bailey had spent the past 10 years of his Hall of Fame career with Denver. The Broncos benefitted from CB Bradley Roby dropping in the draft to select him with the second last pick of the first round. Roby should help fill the void left by Bailey and could start in his first year. Denvers two biggest losses in free agency shouldnt be felt all that much in 2014. Starting receiver Eric Decker put up huge numbers for the Broncos before signing for big money with the New York Jets this off-season, but Manning can make almost any receiver into a star and one of Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, or second-round pick Cody Latimer should fill Deckers void this year. The other big loss, running back Knowshown Moreno, was a star only in the Manning-run offence and second-year man Montee Ball, arguably the more talented runner, should give the team a similar level of production at the position this season. Corey Peters Jersey . Tensions rose in the first period when Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins forward Loui Eriksson with what appeared to be a clean hit. Kurt Warner Jersey . Louis Cardinals. He was 48. The commissioners office said Bell died in his home state of Ohio. Bell had not been feeling well over the weekend and had been scheduled to see doctors later Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. http://www.thecardinalsshoponline.com/Youth-Markus-Golden-Cardinals-Jersey/ . PETERSBURG, Fla.TORONTO - Trevor Harris doesnt have the luxury of easing into his first CFL start.Harris, 28, makes his CFL starting debut Friday night when the Toronto Argonauts host the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. He replaces veteran Ricky Ray, who suffered a concussion in Sundays 17-14 loss to the Montreal Alouettes.The Argos (7-10) must beat Ottawa (2-15) to remain in playoff contention. They also require Montreal to defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday to clinch second in the East Division and host either Saskatchewan or B.C. in the conference semifinal Nov. 16.Absolutely, Harris said confidently when told Fridays contest was a must-win for Toronto. Thats the best kind.Hamilton would clinch second with a Toronto loss or by beating Montreal on Saturday. The Ticats would finish first — and secure home-field advantage for the East final Nov. 23 — by beating the Alouettes by eight points or more.At first glance, giving a young quarterback the chance to make his first start against an expansion franchise would seem a perfect scenario for the Argos. But theyre the only CFL team not to beat Ottawa this season as the Redblacks defeated Toronto 18-17 in their home opener July 18 the only other time the two clubs met.They beat us so theyve got our attention regardless, Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich said. If we dont play well they can beat us, theyve already proven that.The six-foot-three, 209-pound Harris has played sparingly over his three seasons with Toronto, completing 33-of-58 passes for 424 yards and a TD. He was the Argos No. 3 quarterback his first two years before being promoted to Rays backup this off-season after Zach Collaros left to sign with Hamilton.Milanovich said he and offensive co-ordinator Marcus Brady struggled with the decision to start either Collaros or Harris last year when injuries forced Ray to miss seven starts. Ultimately, they went with Collaros, who went 5-2 during Rays absence.Marcus and I went back and broke down every drive relative to points scored and Zach was a bit better, Milanovich said. But it was very close and almost borderline unfair for Trevor that he didnt get that opportunity.He certainly has earned it. His teammates believe in him and I expect hell play well.Harris was productive at Edinboro (2006-09), amassing 11,899 passing yards and 100 TD passes. In his final collegiate game, Harris completed 50-of-70 passes for a Division II playoff-record 630 yards and five TDs while running for two more in a wild 84-63 playoff loss to West Liberty.Unfortunately for Harris, he only had one full practice this week as Toronto plays twice within a five-day span.It just felt natural to be in there, to take the reps and call the plays, he said. That can go a long way come gametime.I started a lot of games in college, Ive played a lot of games and theres nerves every time yyou step on the field. Jermaine Gresham Jersey. But once that first snap is over, you usually get those nerves out and just start playing loose.Ottawa quarterback Henry Burris, a 16-year CFL veteran, said overcoming nerves is challenging for a young quarterback.You better get used to loving butterflies because youre going to be feeling them and seeing them fly around you for a couple of days leading up to the game, he said. The anxiety is going to be flowing the night before when youre trying to go to sleep and constantly start to rehearse plays in your head.The most important thing is his teammates are going to rally around him and give him the best chance of knowing that he doesnt need to do everything himself. I think thats the No. 1 thing you have to communicate to a young quarterback because once you press and try to do too much thats when bad things happen.Milanovich, himself a former quarterback, agrees.I dont want (Harris) trying to be a hero from the pocket, he said. I want him to get through his progressions and if its time for him to make a play he needs to make it.We dont believe our season is over. I told our guys this is our last chance to keep the dream we all have alive, which is to be champions at the end of the year. I think well come out of the game playing hard.Toronto will be making more lineup changes than at quarterback. Rookie cornerback Isaiah Green, who joined the Argos roughly three weeks ago, replaces Vince Agnew (Achilles) while veteran receiver Jason Barnes comes off the six-game injured list to start at slotback.Running back Curtis Steele (concussion) and defensive lineman Marcus Thomas (foot) also wont play.Burris will start for Ottawa but head coach Rick Campbell will give backup Dan OBrien plenty of playing time against Toronto.I want to get him in there where he gets into the flow of a game and is directing an offence and hopefully thats for a big chunk of time (Friday), Campbell said. I think it only helps us to know in the off-season what our depth is at quarterback.Hes done some real good things for us but we need to see him play for a good chunk of the game and see how that goes.Burris said hes fine with that.I know Im starting things out, well see what happens from there, he said. Regardless of what theyre asking me to do Im going to make sure I am ready.Im making sure (OBrien) is prepared and able to compete against whatever Toronto throws at him. Theyre going to bring the heat. They bring a lot of different blitz packages and love getting pressure.Ottawa can certainly spoil Torontos playoff plans, a role Campbell kind of relishes.Thats always an added bonus, that we get to have an affect on whats going to happen in the playoffs, he said. We know its a big game for them but its a big game for us because were a team that needs to get better each week. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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