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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:17:35 -0700
The Denver Broncos will still be a passing team but want to have a more efficient running game since they will be facing more defensive subpackages during games. "We're always going to try to get the best look, to do the best thing in each situation for the offense to be successful," offensive coordinator Adam Gase said. "The more things we can do, the more options we have. We want to be able to execute the plays we want in those situations. If that's throwing, that's throwing the ball, if it's running, then we want that available, too." A better running game will also help QB Peyton Manning's play-action passing.
Fantasy Tip: Montee Ball is entering this upcoming season as the starter and should have space to run with opponents worrying about the teams running game. Ball should be a starter in every league and likely will be selected in the first two or three rounds.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:19:01 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball appeared to show the most improvement in his game as a receiver during OTAs. He also displayed improved footwork during workouts and better positioning during pass protection.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:54:54 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball, who leads the rest of the team's rushers with 559 career rushing yards from his rookie season, is looked at as a veteran on the staff, according to head coach John Fox. Despite his lack of experience, Ball is penciled in as the starting running back this year. The coaching staff is also very confident in what they have in Ball's young backups in RBs Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson and Jerodis Williams. RB Brennan Clay's speed and quick learning of the playbook has him alongside Anderson for third-string repetitions.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:33:15 -0700
The Denver Broncos will stick with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman for now, according to general manager John Elway.
Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be surprising to see the team add a veteran for training camp, or even after the preseason once another club cuts a veteran, but Elway wants the backfield to run through its youngsters. However, he didn't mention potential sleeper C.J. Anderson, either, and he's still in the mix. Ball is the clear leader and will get first-round consideration, while Hillman is more of an RB4 at this point.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:28:19 -0700
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said he has been happy with the improvements RB Montee Ball has made and is looking forward to what he can do during the 2014 season. "He made big strides," Gase said. "He'd probably be the one guy who made the most improvement. And to see him make the next jump in his second year, we're looking forward to that. We do have a lot of confidence in him. He brings that full package of a good running back. Running the ball, catching the ball out of the backfield, and protecting."
Fantasy Tip: It appears the team will be entering this upcoming season with Ball as their main running back, which will make Ball a solid fantasy contributor. Ball should be a starting running back in all leagues and likely will be selected in one of the early rounds during drafts.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:18:40 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball indicated it took some time for him to begin anticipating QB Peyton Manning's audibles last season, which helped him improve his blitz pickup. "I started playing better then," Ball said. "I wish that it had happened earlier. I always tell myself, imagine what it would have been like had I begun like this."
Fri, 30 May 2014 05:55:19 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has the starting job, and the competition for the backfield is with the No. 2 spot, according to offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
Fantasy Tip: Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson are the main contenders. The bruising Anderson would seem to hold up better, but the slasher Hillman has more experience. It seems as if situational work would cancel them out as long as Ball is healthy and effective.
Sat, 17 May 2014 11:37:55 -0700
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart at running back behind Montee Ball is wide open. He also said that there is no clear-cut favorite to start at right tackle.
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:41:33 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball said he knows the team will not hand the starting job to him and that he will have to earn it during practice. "I know for a fact they're not going to hand it to me, they're going to make sure we all get our opportunities throughout camp and throughout OTAs … but it's going to be who's the most productive," Ball said. "But for me, my mentality is that it is my job."
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:47:12 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball said he has a better understanding of the offense this offseason than he did last offseason. Ball will have to improve his pass protection if he wants to become an every-down player. Ball has improved his nutrition and position-specific workouts, which should help his body be prepared for the season.
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