Some football players do the dirty work down in the trenches, while others take in the glory of scoring touchdowns. On Sunday against Tampa Bay Broncos defensive tackle Mitch Unrein got to do both.
About 90 minutes after Mitch Unrein caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning he came free for the big hit on Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman that forced a bad throw that ended up in Von Miller’s hands for Sunday’s biggest play.
Peyton Manning shook off a bleeding right thumb after banging it on an opponent’s helmet to throw for 305 yards and three scores and lead the Denver Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.
The Broncos have racked up $134,000 in fines already this season for crossing the line on both tackles and talk, and they’ve watched three of their players get served with suspension letters from the league office.
The Denver Broncos were counting on Ty Warren to anchor their run defense after sitting out the previous two seasons with injuries. That plan lasted all of five snaps.
Ty Warren’s football future is in doubt after he tore his right triceps in his first game since 2009. It’s the same injury that sidelined him all of last season.
With Peyton Manning in Denver the Broncos have become a national team with every move they make being chronicled, dissected and analyzed.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the second overall selection in the draft, has led Denver’s defensive revival along with pass-rushing partner Elvis Dumervil.