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Rockies on fire, Broncos schedule released!
 
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla
 

By Brandon Rivera
Sports@lavozcolorado.com
 
04/26/2017

The Colorado Rockies are in typical early season form and the bats are on fire as the Rockies have wrapped up a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants, sweeping their divisional foes in dominating fashion. The Rockies are now
13 - 6, winning seven of their last ten with no signs of slowing down. In Colorado’s first six-series, only one team has gotten the better of the Rox when they hosted the San Diego Padres earlier this month. 

This week the Rockies start a four-game series with the Washington Nationals with game four being played on Thursday April 27, at 3:10 p.m. MST. Colorado will then travel to Arizona for a three-game series with division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks for a late game Friday night at 9:40 p.m. MST. 

In the NFL World, we’re less than a week away from the 2017 draft which begins this Thursday and not much can be deciphered from the Broncos’ press conferences led by Executive Vice President of Football Operations, John Elway. Elway is always fairly hush about the Broncos’ potential picks in the months, weeks, days leading up to the draft, but he has addressed the need for offensive line talent. 

The Denver Broncos are 20th in the draft and rumors are flying that Denver may trade up to obtain Cristian McCaffrey; (son of Ed McCaffrey). However, this is all speculation at this point and although McCaffrey would bring a buzz to the city of Denver, and quite possibly a “circus like” atmosphere for media, Elway doesn’t feel the same, and had this to say, “My concern is if he can play football. That’s our concern. And that, he can do.” With all the local hype surrounding the Stanford running back, it goes without saying, a Christian McCaffrey draft choice for the Broncos will be more of a local hype than on the national stage, should he go to a different city.

Additionally, the Denver Broncos’ schedule was released last week and Bronco fans have sighed a gasp of concern as Denver’s schedule proves to be the hardest in the 2017 season. With a team whose quarterback’s situation is still up in the air, Denver fans are concerned about where Denver will end up at the end of the regular season, not to mention the Bronco’s early bye week in week 5. Regardless of strength in schedule, Denver is confident they will gain the pieces needed to beef up and improve the offense line and possibly surprise the nation with another visit to the Super Bowl.

 

 

 

 

 
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