Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:00 AM MDT 2016 Back to Football 7k The 2016 Broncos Back to Football 7k date is Sunday, September 4, 2016! Click here for more information
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:30 AM MDT Health & Wellness Expo Broncos 7K, followed by Health & Wellness Expo
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Monday 9/12 4-6 pm
    Location: Owen Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Monday 9/12 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 4-6 pm
    Location: Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Fri., Sep. 23, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT Broncos en Español Cuenta Regresiva para Broncos en Español
    Viernes 23 de septiembre de 2016 • 5:30-8:30PM MDT
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High ¡Evento gratis para toda la familia!

    Los boletos para Broncos en Español son gratis y estarán disponibles en las taquillas del estadio Sports Authority Field at Mile High, a partir del 24 to agosto. en horario de lunes a viernes de 8 AM a 5 PM
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Hometown Huddle Hometown Huddle
    Date: Monday 10/3 5-7 pm
    Location: UCHealth Training Facility
    Description: Annual celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kids participating in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge.
  • Fri., Oct. 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MDT Crush Night Out Crush Night Out
    October 7, 2016
    6PM - 9:30PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    Tickets on sale August 30, 2016
    For more information click here
  • Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT Trick-or-Treat Party

    Trick-or-Treat Party
    October 15 • 10AM - 2PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    For more information visit Broncosbunch.com

Print
RSS

Emotional Moore Returns to Stadium

Posted Jul 27, 2014

No Bronco was more grateful to be back at Sports Authority Field at Mile High than Rahim Moore after his 2013 season ended in harrowing fashion.

DENVER -- Eight months ago, Rahim Moore stared into the possibility of a future without football -- and, much worse, without his left leg.

The sudden onset of compartment syndrome made his departure from the Week 11 game over Kansas City meaningless. Even after his leg was saved, the loss of muscle left him with a season lost, and an arduous recovery with no guarantee of success.

That's made the milestones of his comeback this spring and summer little miracles unto themselves. The first workout with teammates since the injury. The first practice during organized team activities. The first day of training camp.

And, finally, his first step onto Sports Authority Field at Mile High in uniform since last Nov. 17, when he left the field in agony, but without knowing exactly what was wrong.

"At the beginning I got a little teary-eyed. I missed the stadium. It's kind of like a dream come true. I feel like it's my first time out here," he said.

"I was crying. I just envisioned myself and all the other times I’ve come out of the tunnel."

Moore was emotional because of how close he came to losing it -- and because of the grueling rehabilitation he endured to reach this point, where he believes his leg is stronger than before.

“Oh yeah. I'm, like, 126 percent," he said. "I'm fine. I'm faster and stronger than I was last year."

It's good timing, because this could be this could be the pivotal season of Moore's career, for reasons that go beyond injury. He's with a team that has realistic Super Bowl aspirations once again. He's in the final year of his first contract. Bot the best of these reasons is that he now plays alongside T.J. Ward, one of the most coveted free agents in this year's class.

The two share a lengthy history, dating back to when they played for high-school football powerhouses in California -- Moore at Dorsey in Los Angeles; Ward at De La Salle in Concord, in the Bay Area.

"We had a friendship from back in high school through college," Moore said. "He went to Oregon; I went to UCLA. So our whole lives, man, we've been helping each other out and competing with each other."

Their skill sets complement each other perfectly, and their personalities mesh well, too.

"We're two goofballs off the field, but when we come on the field, me and him are trying to be the best tandem in the league," Moore said. "He's been a great addition, he's been a great friend."

And an outstanding safety, too -- something Moore, with one less season in the NFL, looked on his way to becoming before compartment syndrome interfered. Ward's presence will help. So will the arrivals of Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware, and the returns of Kevin Vickerson, Derek Wolfe and Chris Harris Jr. If the talent comes together and there are fewer injuries than in 2013, Moore and others could create a special defense.

"Man, I was telling my coaches yesterday that we're playing faster than I've ever seen us," he said. "We're reacting. We know our assignments and we're doing them well."

And the defense can do that at an even higher level because Moore is back, and positioned to take the step he was poised to make before last November.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.