The Broncos are doing lots of renovations to their facility. Here's a picture of the new lobby area:
The Broncos two Lombardi trophies highlight the display. Plenty of room to add more of these - how about another one in February?!
In front of the Lombardi trophies were the Broncos two championship rings. Here's a closeup of one:
The new indoor practice facility, completed in November, towers over the complex. Joe Ellis of the Broncos later told us this is one of the most modern indoor facilities in the NFL, with a full 120 yard practice field and 9 yards of space on the sidelines.
Then it was back inside for the Broncos Huddle taping. We sat in the audience and listened to Channel 9's Rod Mackey and player host Emmanuel Sanders talk about last week's game.
Sanders remarked how CJ worked hard in practice early in the season despite not seeing much playing time. Sanders asked CJ if he had any advice for youngsters watching. "Your dreams never die until you give up on them," CJ said.
Ellis was asked the status of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. "He's doing the best he can. His Alzheimers is now in an advanced stage and it is difficult for him and his family." Ellis replied.
Ellis told us the renovations included a new kitchen. The Broncos no longer have to bring in catered food. Rather they have their own chefs now and cook everything on site.
Ellis answered other questions. He recognized our club's 50th anniversary this year. How often do you get a chance to meet with the President of an NFL franchise in a small group setting? The Denver Broncos Quarterback club gave me that opportunity tonight!
Overall it was a fun and informative evening to get a behind the scenes look at how the Broncos operate.