Montee Ball got most of the work Monday with Denver’s starters for the first time all summer.
Trindon Holliday quickly put his historic playoff performance behind him just as he did all those gasping defenders scattered in his wake.
Denver coach John Fox makes it pretty clear: running backs have to hold on to the ball to hang on to their jobs. Rookie Ronnie Hillman is just hoping he’s not in the Broncos’ doghouse as long as Knowshon Moreno was.
Over their first five games, the Broncos have scrapped for 13 fumbles – seven by their own offense, six when the defense is on the field. Of those 13, the Broncos have recovered two.