Share ideas and ways to be kind. We get millions of viewers, share your own idea for how to be kind. No idea is too small. All kindness is significant.

Jeff Holland takes his inspiration
Total posts: 37
Joined: 7 month(s) ago
Posted 10:38 PM 6/18/2019
ENGLEWOOD Justin Simmons Jersey , Colo. (AP) — Jeff Holland takes his inspiration from Von Miller on the practice field and Phillip Lindsay in the locker room.The former Auburn star met Miller while preparing for the NFL draft. When his name wasn’t called, he quickly signed with Denver so he could learn from the best — with lessons thrown in from two other first-rounders, rookie Bradley Chubb and Shane Ray, along with Shaq Barrett and pass rush consultant DeMarcus Ware.“Being around those guys, it’s like stealing,” Holland said Friday after he was promoted from the practice squad with Barrett (hip flexor) out for two to four weeks.“Von, I pick his brain. D-Ware, I take stuff from him. It’s an honor to be around those guys and get taught by those guys. A lot of guys don’t have that opportunity.”Holland found fortune yet again when he got a locker next to Lindsay , whose 780 rushing yards are the most by an undrafted rookie through 11 games since the 1970 merger.“Being undrafted, we got a certain chip on our shoulder that every play we’ve got to play hard because it’s something that somebody nearly took from us, a team might not have called us,” Holland said. “Being that guy means we’ve got to go out and play every play like it’s our last.”In Holland’s case, his next play will be his first.Holland signed with the Broncos on May 1 and shined in training camp, collecting two sacks and recovering a fumble in the preseason. After failing to make the 53-man roster, the former All-SEC first-team selection signed with the Broncos practice squad.“My agent was saying a lot of teams contacted him but you know I got so close with my guys in my room, I had to come back,” Holland said. “Leaving here would have been bad. It’s a good fit for me. The guys here, man, the coaches, I fell in love with it, so I wouldn’t want to leave here for nothing.”Holland could be active when the Broncos (5-6) visit the Bengals (5-6) in Cincinnati, where dual-threat quarterback Jeff Driskel is making his first career start.Holland said he’s eager to join the likes of Lindsay, Chris Harris Jr., Todd Davis and Case Keenum, all of whom have made a name for themselves after going undrafted.“I’ve played in some big games. When it comes down to it, I’m a football player Juwann Winfree Denver Broncos Jersey ,” Holland said. “I love the game of football and I’m just ready to show them what I’ve got.”PEKO’S RETURNNose tackle Domata Peko faced his former team, the Bengals, in Denver last year and this weekend he’s going back to the city where he spent his first 11 NFL seasons.“It means the world to me to go back and I’ve definitely got to play well,” Peko said. “Being somewhere for 11 seasons, over a decade, and to go back for the first time — I know last year they came up here, but it’s going to be different being on the opposite sideline.“It’s definitely going to be emotional because I’ve got a chip on my shoulder from them. I’m definitely going to go out there and do my job.”Peko said he still harbors ill feelings about the Bengals moving on from him last year because he had to uproot his family.“Now I’m here, I thank God that I’m here and my teammates embrace me. They welcomed me with open arms here, and the organization has loved me, especially Broncos Country, they’ve really got my back,” Peko said. “I can’t wait to go to Cincinnati with my team, go up there and keep this rolling.”CRACRAFT’S TRIBUTEAmong the Broncos donning colorful cleats for the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative in December is second-year receiver-returner River Cracraft, who’s honoring his friend and Washington State teammate Tyler Hilinski , who killed himself in January.“It was kind of like a first instinct,” said Cracraft, whose red-orange and blue cleats promote Hilinski’s Hope, the foundation Tyler’s family created in his memory to support programs destigmatizing mental illness.He said it’ll mean a lot to wear them in a game, “if not for anyone else for me to represent my guy, at the very least. I’m hoping it’ll catch a few eyes.” The Denver Broncos enjoy one of the longest sellout streaks in NFL history, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t make the choice to eat the cost of their ticket to show the team their displeasure with the product on the field.Back in July, the Broncos sold out single-game tickets in 12 minutes. In October, an incredible 9,131 fans no showed the Broncos game against the Los Angeles Rams. Even worse, the stadium was half full as Case Keenum and the Broncs offense made a bit of a comeback to make the score closer than it should have been.According to Mike Klis of 9News Juwann Winfree Jersey 2019 , the last time this many fans no showed to a game was when Josh McDaniels was coaching the team against the St. Louis Rams in 2010. That could be a bad omen for Vance Joseph as he continues to try to field a winning football team. As it stands, Joseph has the worst winning percentage as a Broncos head coach since the 60s and patience has all but worn out with fans.The players are not used to this kind of fan anger as the only player remaining on the roster since that 2010 season is Demaryius Thomas. The Broncos best player, Von Miller, appealed to fans after the game to not lose hope.“I’ve never attacked the Denver Bronco fan base,’’ Miller said. “They’ve been through thick and thin with me. Loyal as heck. I just can’t believe that guys are losing hope right now. We’ve still got a long season to go. We’ve got real fans here. If fans are losing hope, I just can’t believe that. We’ve still got a long season ahead of us and Broncos Country has been great for us. We still need them to do the same thing for us to get this turned around.’’Emmanuel Sanders continued with a strong defense of Case Keenum, but acknowledged that the fan base is use to winning. “They expect us to win,” Sanders said. “In ’15, we won the Super Bowl. Before I got here in the Peyton Manning era, we were winning. The Tebow era, they were going to the playoffs and won miraculous playoff games. They expect wins. I would expect wins, too. I understand what they’re going through. I don’t respect what they do in the stadium in terms of booing and stuff like that, especially with the Case situation. Case is the quarterback that comes in every single day. He busts his butt. He goes out and plays. They’re supposed to provide momentum and give us that ‘Let’s go’ factor. We don’t want to hear boos. But at the end of the day, like I said, they expect wins and we expect wins out of ourselves, so hopefully we start providing wins here soon.”As a fan myself, I get where they are coming from as players. The boos are not so much towards them or Keenum, at least not from my perspective, but towards the coaching staff. The Broncos defense held the Rams to just 23 points, but they set some rather distasteful records in the run game by giving up 593 yards rushing over their last two games - second worst effort since the merger.Then play-calling like this where Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave ran go routes on second and three, third and three, and again on fourth and three to end the first half. All of these things have led to a fickle fan base that is ready for change. Most are ready for coaching changes, some are ready for quarterback changes. It all comes down to Joseph setting the wrong kinds of records in Denver and fans being fed up with it.