As season tickets for the National Football League fill season ticket holder mailboxes, the surge of excitement for the up-coming season fills our hearts (ah-tender). It also means the 90 degree weather here in Denver is about to come to an end. As a self-proclaimed cool weather enthusiast I remember the age old saying of Tom Hanks in You Got Mail, “Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.” So simply change around the words to say, don’t you love Denver in the fall? It makes me wanna buy Broncos tickets. I would send you a just-off-the-press season ticket if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has it charms. So enough with that analogy, the NFL has 3 things to watch at AFC West training camps.
#1. Watch the Broncos because they are the team to beat. Why? The positions that they lacked have been filled this year.
#2. The Broncos are locking up deals with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas. A combo I will nickname “T2”.
#3. Taken directly from NFL.com, “Offensive coordinator Adam Gase has made it clear that the No. 2 running back job is wide open behind "Making the Leap" candidate Montee Ball. The Broncos still believe in Ronnie Hillman's talent, but he closed out the 2013 season fourth on the depth chart. It's not a bad idea for fantasy footballers to take a late-round flier on C.J. Anderson.” Check out these two videos discussing training camp:
With only 22 days more to go before the preseason starts it’s time to get new gear and make signs to get on the fan cam/scoreboard.