During the offseason, the Broncos saw "vast improvements" from Montee Ball in his work as both a receiver and pass blocker.
ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the part of Montee Ball's game that showed the most improvement in recent weeks was as a receiver, and suggests Ball is "ready for a starring role in the run game."
ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold expects the Broncos to be a "more efficient running team on the inside this season, especially in the scoring zone."
Montee Ball attributes his 2013 late-season improvement and increased playing time to being able to anticipate Peyton Manning's pre-snap audibles at the line of scrimmage.
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase pinpointed Montee Ball as the Broncos player who made the biggest strides over the course of the 2013 season.
Broncos OC Adam Gase reiterated that Montee Ball is slotted in as the starting running back.
Peyton Manning said Montee Ball is ready to be the starting running back.
Montee Ball had zero fumbles on his first 802 touches at Wisconsin.
Of Knowshon Moreno's 241 carries last season, 192 (79.7 percent) came against defenses playing six or fewer defenders in the box.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos "believe in" Montee Ball.
The Denver Post says the Broncos "want to give [Montee] Ball the first chance at becoming their No. 1 running back in 2014."
Broncos coach John Fox stated at the Combine that he anticipates "big improvement" from Montee Ball in his second season.
Montee Ball hopes to start in 2014, and "(wants) the football every time."
Montee Ball rushed six times for one yard and caught two passes for two yards in Denver's blowout Super Bowl loss to Seattle.