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Duron Carter’s stint in the NFL didn’t last very long, but he’s doing his best to make it back into the league.
He’ll likely have the attention of scouts following a highlight-reel catch in Saturday’s game against Toronto. He was given a jump ball scenario in the endzone, and extended his arm out to make a ridiculous grab around his back. Just take a look for youself.
They’ve got a lot of speed. We have two really good, smart veteran safeties (in Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson) that help guys get lined up. Obviously, (Darius) Slay is doing a really good job at corner. Some young linebackers … the kid stepping in (Jarrad Davis) has been really impressive. J.D.’s not even just as a football player but as a human being, teammate, leader, he’s doing a great job putting the work in and is really dialed in at practice.
And the guys up front, man, they get off the ball. That’s what they do around here you hear our d-line coach (Kris Kocurek) screaming at them to get off the ball and they do. They’re doing a nice job with twisting, stunting, getting into the backfield and making some plays.
Your team was so clutch last year, coming from behind in the fourth quarter to win eight games. Can some of that confidence in being able to overcome adversity carry over to a new season?
We have a lot of confidence in ourselves and our coaching staff that we have a great plan and we’re gonna do the right thing, that we’ve got guys that can make those plays. But shoot, we’d love to be up by 10 points in the fourth quarter and be getting that ball to Ameer, Theo and Zach and running the clock out. That’s our goal — to be in a better position at the end of games.
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First-year Broncos head coach Vance Joseph vows not to make a decision on his starting quarterback based on a one-day evaluation.
Good thing after his team’s first padded practice Sunday.
The Broncos defense had three interceptions against Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, and when Joseph was asked about their performance he minced no words.
Did I like what I saw? Not really, Joseph said (via the Denver Post). Both guys had issues today. I didn’t like what I saw today, honest. They both struggled today.
Maybe I’m itching a little more this offseason, Peterson said, via The Times-Picayune. Plus, I don’t know how they do things. If the starters go out there and play no matter what, then I’m buttoning up and I’m going. But when that time comes, we’ll talk a little more about it.
In his first year with New Orleans, Peterson is hoping to get in on the action early. Despite being hindered by another knee injury and forced to miss the majority of last season, the veteran rusher said he is fit and feels great physically as the team prepares for its first exhibition game against the Browns on Aug. 10.
I’m healthy, without a doubt, Peterson said. I’m not exactly where I want to be, but I’m working towards that and working extremely hard. In my mind, it’s just each day working on the little things that are going to make you better.
Peterson, 32, has led the NFL in rushing three times and earned MVP honors in 2012, but his production has declined recently due to his age and a number of knee injuries. He was limited to just 72 rushing yards in three games in his final year with the Vikings last season before being released March 9.