Broncos HC Vic Fangio explained that second-round QB Drew Lock has a ways to go in his development, as he’s more of a “hard-throwing pitcher who doesn’t know how to pitch yet.”
“His college offense had no carryover to pro offenses,” Fangio said, per Mike Klis. “He was under duress a lot … I don’t think he’s as far along being an NFL-ready QB as he could have been. … He’s not a QB yet. He’s a hard-throwing pitcher who doesn’t know how to pitch yet.’’
- As for new CB Bryce Callahan, Fangio said: “He played nickel for us (in Chicago), but he can also play corner. And he may end up being a corner here.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
- Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer believes the Broncos have made a significant enough investment in QB Joe Flacco that the only way Lock plays is if Flacco is injured or the Broncos are out of contention.
- Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. says he’d love to shadow opponents No. 1 wide receivers more in 2019: “Last year when I started to shadow teams, our record, we started winning, we started getting on a roll. Then, unfortunately, I got injured. This year, definitely to ease the pressure off the other guys, and whatever role that they want me to do, coach Fangio wants me to do, I’m ready for it.” (James Palmer)
- The Broncos will host Jason Belser, Lamar Owens and Will Tukuafu as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. (Nicki Jhabvala)
- Broncos CEO Joe Ellis says Brittany Bowlen, daughter of recently deceased team owner Pat Bowlen, will join the front office in November or December. (Mike Klis)
- Neil Stratton reports that the Raiders have hired Shemy Schembechler as a scout for their midland region.