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Ronald Leary: Everyone on Broncos offensive line needs to be pushed more

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Guard Ronald Leary made the jump from the Cowboys to the Broncos as a free agent this offseason, which meant he went from being a part of the top offensive line in the league to joining one that ranked at the bottom during the 2016 season.

Leary is not the only new addition in Denver. They signed tackle Menelik Watson, drafted tackle Garrett Bolles in the first round and hired Jeff Davidson as the new offensive line coach as other parts of their effort to improve in 2017.

He is the only one coming from Dallas, however, and he shared some of his thoughts Tuesday about what needs to happen for the Broncos line to produce different results.

“I just try to lead by example,” Leary said in comments distributed by the team. “I talk a little bit, but I just like to work hard and try to do everything to the best of my ability. I think they see that — they already had it. It’s not like that this o-line was just missing. Everybody just needs to be pushed more and just work harder and that’s what we’re trying to do as a group. It’s not an individual thing, it’s always as a group on everything with the o-line. We’re just going to try to get that mentality that we’re physical, that we don’t take anything from anybody. I think once we develop that in the offseason, it will carry over to the season.”

No one’s expecting the Broncos to have a group that will rival the one the Cowboys put together, but the improvement doesn’t need to be that dramatic to lift the offense enough to do its part to support the defense in a bid to return to the playoffs.

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13 Responses to “Ronald Leary: Everyone on Broncos offensive line needs to be pushed more”
  1. stucats says: May 10, 2017 7:58 AM

    Ronny,

    you should have stayed in big D, you will not have fun in little D.

  2. polegojim says: May 10, 2017 8:26 AM

    Great comments and right on!

  3. factschecker says: May 10, 2017 8:52 AM

    Shouldn’t the Broncos offensive line be getting pushed less and do more pushing themselves?

    Pushing the Broncos Oline more will only burst the pocket that much faster.

  4. silvernblacksabbath says: May 10, 2017 9:00 AM

    Khalil Mack will help with that 😛

  5. returntoexcellence says: May 10, 2017 9:25 AM

    They got pushed plenty…. right out of the way.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: May 10, 2017 9:28 AM

    One could argue they got pushed(around) more than enough last season…

  7. Bizzareslantpass says: May 10, 2017 9:57 AM

    Brace yourselves. Raider, and Patriot trolls are coming…

  8. murph2432 says: May 10, 2017 10:29 AM

    Denvers oline still has a lot of work to do but I like what they did this offseason. They are getting a bigger oline for the power scheme and they got three nasty in your face dudes in Bolles, Leary, and Watson. Anything is an improvement from last years oline.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 10, 2017 10:39 AM

    Belichick will find a weak point on that offensive line like he always does and attack it. Add to that the Broncos don’t currently have a QB who can figure what Belichick is trying to do at the line. The Patriots will walk out of Denver with a ‘W’.

  10. nodindenver says: May 10, 2017 11:09 AM

    Big Ron is in town to change the attitude of O-line. Looks like is getting right to work. More confident in this year’s results than I was last year; complacency happens after parades. Not concerned about Mack and the raiderettes and look forward to watching another 23 QB hits on November 12th. Be nice to watch C Cook and Jimmy G have a go vs the best D in football. Redemption song in the MHC!

  11. yourunclerico says: May 10, 2017 12:59 PM

    Bosa will help you with that!

  12. cwon14 says: May 10, 2017 2:41 PM

    The best player the Cowboys lost but given the timebomb the knee represents I don’t fault the Cowboys from letting him walk. Also the Martin contract has to be the priority in the olline. Collins might work out as well over the next few years, you can’t have five full price (max) cost linemen at one time.

    Happy Leary got paid.

  13. kobesnotmike23 says: May 11, 2017 12:12 AM

    Factschecker-

    Fact- Broncos overall record vs Patriots 30-22.
    Playoff record 4-1

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