Phillip Lindsay continues to amaze and impress — on the field and off. Something tells me this will remain a trend throughout his tenure with the Denver Broncos. The running back is what I call a “Pat Bowlen Bronco.” In light of the beloved owner getting his induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame John Elway Jersey White
, it’s all the more fitting. When the Denver Pitbull was unleashed (Broncos Country needs this shirt), it wasn’t just about what he was doing on the field. It was about all of it. The latest example of the latter came this week when Lindsay let it be known his efforts to help an Air Force veteran. The Denver Channel had the original story of Les Thomas, who is not only fighting Stage 5 chronic kidney disease but also being evicted by his landlord for missing his rent payments because he was in the hospital getting treatment. As the Denver Channel noted, Thomas claims that while he was receiving inpatient care at the Aurora VA hospital for two weeks in January, his landlord put a notice to vacate on his door. A judge gave him until Friday, Feb. 8 to move out.“I have no family, no one to help me,” he said through tears to the Denver Channel.Enter Lindsay. On Wednesday, Lindsay sent a tweet with a link to a GoFundMe to help Thomas. “Please join in me in helping! I saw this story last night about a CO Air Force Veteran dealing with a kidney disease and facing eviction. I immediately felt a connection to Les Thomas and knew that I wanted to do whatever I could to help!”The GoFundMe has since raised a little over $19k (as of the writing of this story). On Friday, the GoFundMe that was created to help get Lindsay to the Pro Bowl after his wrist injury was changed to give the money to Thomas. That sits at $4,853.The Denver Channel said in its most recent story on Thursday, “The money wouldn’t change the fact that his eviction was coming. He had to move out by Friday, February 8 and was back in the hospital likely through that date.“That’s when Contact7 made a phone call. A moving truck from All My Sons Moving & Storage showed up at Thomas’ door on Thursday morning.”The story adds that Thomas won’t be spending the weekend in his townhome, but he will have a roof over his head thanks to a friend from Iowa and another friend from a local political group.“I asked for the miracle and I got it thanks to Channel 7,” Thomas told the Denver Channel.If you would look like to follow in Lindsay’s footsteps, here’s the link to Thomas’ GoFundMe. Lindsay continues to find ways to amaze and impress. He makes it easy to root for him, and gives the Broncos and fans reasons to feel proud.Horse Tracks Sacco Sez: Number 24 comes full circleA tale of two cornerbacks — one who started a great career in Denver and paved a Hall of Fame path with another team, and one who started a great career with another team and paved a Hall of Fame path in Denver.Broncos host inaugural Empowerment Summit for local female high-school student-athletesThe Broncos hosted a day of professional development for almost 100 female student-athletes from Denver Public Schools, with sessions in financial literacy, personal branding, networking and more with local female leaders as their guides.Broncos Stadium stairwell won't be put on trial | 9news.comThe stairwells at Broncos Stadium at Mile High were supposed to be put on trial this month after a fan, Jason Coy, fell to his death in 2016. We've learned that the lawsuit was settled.Phillip Lindsay loved Pro Bowl, doesn't want to play in the next onePhillip Lindsay continued his dizzying rookie season, capped with a Pro Bowl and testimony to legislators to help make athletic trainers licensed. He's everywhere. But he hasn't changed. He wants team success in his second season.Broncos' out-of-the-box hiring of Vic Fangio validated by Super Bowl - Denver Broncos- ESPNDuring a time when everyone else seems to be leaning toward high-scoring offense Womens Royce Freeman Jersey
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With a new coaching staff, he’s at it again, though this time he appears to be the top dog behind Josey Jewell and Davis entering Vic Fangio’s first training camp. Jones has had one of the more interesting, roundabout journeys to the Broncos. He’s already been a member of four different teams after he didn’t hear his name during the 2017 NFL Draft. He originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys, but was waived his first September with the team. Two days later, he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad for two days before they released him. A little over two weeks after that, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks practice squad to make it three different uniforms in his first September in the NFL.After two months on the Seahawks practice squad, the Vance Joseph Broncos signed him to replace linebacker Kevin Snyder. He played 159 special teams snaps across the last 7 games of the season. He more than doubled that number in 2018, threw in 25 defensive snaps, and finished the year with 16 tackles and a punt block. Jones with the 2018 Broncos’ most exciting special teams play. The goodVery good athlete for the position.Extensive special teams experience.Good in space. Solid in man coverage.He definitely brings the physical measurements you’d hope for from a Fangio linebacker. His 40 yard dash time, 3-Cone, Vertical Jump, and Short Shuttle all come in above the 50th percentile for the measurable baselines of most NFL teams. He was also a special teams standout last year, which matters a great dea holding up as the second backer in base personnel after Josey Jewell left the game with an injury. He does seem to bring the same range to D that he shows on special teams, as well. Jones’ ability to change direction as well as open up and run caught my eye.One other area where Jones showed flashes of real promise that should carry over into 2019 is his ability to mirror his assignment in coverage. I was skeptical of that part of his game, as it’s something he didn’t show in his special teams work, but he came through in a big way on C.J. Uzomah. On the snaps Jones had to cover, he looked like a natural. The badVery limited experience on defense. His ability to hold up at the POA is a question.Dealt with injuries in 2018 training camp.Light weight, shorter arms. For all of his good to great pre-draft measurables, there are a couple that don’t help Jones. He’s undersized for an inside backer at a shade under 6 feet and 240 lbs. Additionally, his arm length is on the shorter side for a starting inside backer (25th percentile). All those issues aren’t as noticeable on special teams where Jones has a running start and a chance to slip most blocks, but if he’s forced to play defense for an extended period of time, it could cause him problems at both the point of attack and when trying to separate from blockers who can get their hands onto his frame. It didn’t appear to be a noticeable issue in the Bengals game, but Jones played 24 total snaps. For context, I normally study at least 3 games before I come to any sort of real conclusion on a player and usually closer to 5 at minimum. 24 snaps is a very small sample size and the Broncos coaching staff took him off the field for anything outside of the base personnel package. Sua Cravens, Will Parks, or Shane Ray came in for him on passing downs. So it’s hard to know with real certainty if what I saw is indicative of what he could do with more playing time, or just flashes of brilliance.Joseph Jones roster status with the BroncosBased upon his special teams play, his athletic ability, and what looks like real promise as a rangier alternative to the current expected starters, Jones has a good chance to stick to the Broncos roster. Even if it’s only minicamp, it’s notable that he served as the starting linebacker when Todd Davis missed practice for the birth of his son at the beginning of June. He’s a dark horse contender for Jewell’s starting spot, and my bet for the number 1 backer off the bench, at least until Justin Hollins comes on.Don’t sleep on Jones.