Denver Broncos Road To 53: Linebackers

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Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos mascot Miles leads the team onto the field prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Training camp is FINALLY here! All players and coaches had to report to Dove Valley today, July 23rd. All offseason the coaching staff and the executives work to get some idea on who will make their 53 man regular season roster. But the true decisions are made during training camp and the preseason. Battles among teammates during this time are as fierce as the desert sun in the middle of the summer. This is the greatest test for these athletes. Not only do they have to battle with each other for a spot, they have to be supportive of one another, help each other grow and get better. It is a test of not only athletic ability and football ability, but a lesson in being a teammate.

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Some of the players are obvious locks to make the team due to one reason or another. But, once you get past those players, everyone has a chance to make it. Of course some of them the odds are stacked against them. Odds are probably better in big foot being real sitting around eating beef jerky, than some of these players making it. Sometimes all a player needs is a chance. Every player gets one, some however, don’t rise to the occasion.

Now it’s time to continue the road to 53. This week the linebackers. There are some concerns with the linebacker corps as a whole, but mainly at MLB. Ever since Al Wilson was let go by the Broncos, for medical reasons, the Broncos have had awful luck (Wilson Curse?) trying to find a good long-term solution. This hunt has left the fan base screaming, “WILSON” like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Of course there are other concerns, health, with the corps. That will be brought up later on. Now onto the predictions. Let’s start with the starters.