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Golden Nuggets: Riley Has High Hopes for Himself

With help from an improved O-line and a talented young corp of receivers, Riley expects an improved passing game this season.  The most substantial improvement should come from Riley, who has been working extensively on improving his game.

"It's going to be the best season I've ever played," Riley said. "It's gonna be unbelievable ... I'm gonna make the best of it, that's for damn sure."

With a work ethic that drawn praise from teammates, the Portland, Ore. native is honing every element of his game in order to overcome last year's inconsistency.

Riley is paying particular attention to his pocket presence this off-season. He has learned from the best -- studying tape of Peyton Manning and Drew Brees -- and from himself.

"I looked at sacks last year, see if there was anything I could do to fix those and limit the sacks," Riley said. "There's a few where I step up in the pocket, which was a good thing at first, but I keep on stepping up into an O-lineman and that created pressure."

"(I've) worked a lot on my strength too. I lifted, really for the first time, hard in my life and I think that's going to make a difference as well."

After the jump Cameron Jordan looks forward to his final year, Sofele and Williams stand out in their roles, Wilner complains about the media-free practice policy, and the press gives us updates on practices seven, eight, and nine.