Rookie Juwan Thompson gave a big boost to the Broncos’ thin running back rotation by participating in all of Friday’s final tuneup for the New York Jets.
Julius Thomas said Monday that he never intended to hurt Calais Campbell despite Arizona coach Bruce Arians calling the Pro Bowl tight end’s chop block the “dirtiest play I’ve ever seen” in 37 years in the NFL.
Twitter is nothing if not a den for the furious. That was clear Monday once the dust settled on another NFL weekend.
The Denver Broncos will now go 13 straight weeks without a break after their early bye week. They are 2-1 and currently second place in the AFC West.
In the aftermath of another letdown against the Seattle Seahawks, Denver coach John Fox was asked if he could nevertheless take some positives out of the Broncos losing in overtime rather than getting blown out as they did in the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos didn’t exactly hit their bye week in full stride. There are issues all around. But some promising signs have emerged, too, like the play of all those starters who missed the Super Bowl.
Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver’s 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. All those good things could prove ample tinder for another Super Bowl run, however.
In Denver, the offseason was spent with “35” being shouted through the halls of the Broncos’ facility as a constant reminder.
Slogging through the rubble of that Super Bowl landslide, John Elway blew up his defense.
Peyton Manning didn’t take a single second-half snap in the preseason, and he’s barely breaking a sweat after halftime in the regular season.