Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.
As minicamp broke in June, players scattering for flights, DeMarcus Ware walked out of the locker room in full uniform for a TV shoot. Broncos coach John Fox did a double take. Ware admitted it took a second to recognize himself in the mirror after creating a Hall of Fame résumé with the Dallas Cowboys.
As tight end Julius Thomas was catching more touchdown passes than any other NFL player and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was putting together the best four-game receiver stretch in team history, Broncos fans were left with one thought.