|Offense||4th||111.6 (15th)||291.3 (4th)|
|Defense||3rd||79.8 (2nd)||225.4 (9th)|
Sun Sep 7
|W 31 - 24||IND|
Sun Sep 14
|W 24 - 17||KC|
Sun Sep 21
|L 26 - 20||at SEA|
Sun Oct 5
|W 41 - 20||ARI|
Sun Oct 12
|W 31 - 17||at NYJ|
Sun Oct 19
|W 42 - 17||SF|
Thu Oct 23
|W 35 - 21||SD|
Sun Nov 2
|L 43 - 21||at NE|
Sun Nov 9
|W 41 - 17||at OAK|
Sun Nov 16
|L 22 - 7||at STL|
Sun Nov 23
|W 39 - 36||MIA|
Sun Nov 30
|W 29 - 16||at KC|
Sun Dec 7
|W 24 - 17||BUF|
Sun Dec 14
|W 22 - 10||at SD|
Mon Dec 22
|L 37 - 28||at CIN|
Sun Dec 28
|W 47 - 14||OAK|
Sun Jan 11
|L 24 - 13||IND|
"I feel like I’m ready, especially coming in a new offense, everybody gets a clean slate so we’re all starting from Day 1, and it’ll be exciting," he said. "I get to work with Peyton coming up soon, so he’ll be able to get me more into the offense and getting my learning curve, taking it to the next level."
Latimer is preparing to work with Peyton and Eli Manning at their yearly workout session next week.
"It’s my first time there, so it should be fun. I know we’re going to be working, studying, probably watching film and running routes," Latimer said. "It’s a good connection. It’s an early head start, in other words, to something that should be great. So that’s what I’m looking forward to, getting our timing connection and probably learning off of him and maybe learning something of the offense and things like that."
Latimer is cognizant of the fact that the team expects big things from him this upcoming season.
"I know it’s a big opportunity and I’ve got to make that leap for myself and our organization. They expect big things out of me; they drafted me in the second round, they expect me to produce so I feel like I’ve got to own up to that and make it happen.”
After not dressing for a single game as a rookie, Schofield added weight and he looks forward to fighting for a starting job.
"I am going in there with that mentality. In the NFL everybody is competing," Schofield said during a road trip to see family in Illinois. "They are looking for someone to step up and take over. I want to make that jump."
The third-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2014 struggled with weight issues, but he is now up to 305 pounds. He also recognized that his pass protection needs improvement.
"Personally, I felt there were reasons I wasn't out there (for games). I wasn't consistent enough in pass pro (protection). And my weight was really fluctuating," Schofield said.
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak believes that the team's zone-blocking scheme can help Schofield elevate his game, and Schofield agrees.
"We like the Schofield kid, so we'll see. We think he's got some flexibility (in where he can play)," Kubiak said. "It will be very competitive."
"I feel like I am better suited for this," Schofield said. "You have to be able to reach block, and I feel the steps required fit me better."
Thomas also doesn't plan to work out at Duke with QB Peyton Manning.
Thomas received the franchise tag from the Broncos. He said he hoped a new deal got worked out. "I want it to," he added.
"I'm getting getting my body right, still working through a little soreness in my Achilles, but I could run routes," Thomas said.
"He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," Kubiak said, per DenverBroncos.com. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis. I think he's shown he has all the ability to be an excellent starter in this league, so we're really looking forward to working with him."
Anderson rushed for 849 yards and eight touchdowns last season, most coming late in the season, after
"All those guys are young. I think all three of those guys ... have all kind of had their little spurts of success with the club when they've had their opportunity," Kubiak said. "But they're all young. Who's going to be the bell cow, who's going to play every down, who's going to be the three-down player, they've got to sort that out. C.J. has shown the flashes of doing that."
“I think you prepare to help him call that game throughout the course of the week," Kubiak said. “A lot of people put emphasis on him calling plays at the line, but you’ve also prepared to do that throughout the course of the week, so you, as a coach, 'Here’s what I think is best in that situation.' In a lot of ways you’re still working together. You’re just going about it a different way."
“You never want to put a player in a position where he’s doing something he’s uncomfortable with," Kubiak said. “One of things about having a veteran, especially like Peyton, he’s going to let you know, 'This is what I do best and this is what I feel comfortable with.' That’s what you need to go do as a coach. You might tweak things here or there that you think may help, but you’re never going to take him out of his comfort zone and what he feels like he does best.”
Manning, 39, recently took a pay cut of $4 million to help clear salary cap space for the team.
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