ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos figured they’d be talking about facing Tom Brady this week, not pondering Peyton Manning‘s future and wondering who will be their next coach. Even with their ailing QB […]
If John Elway gets to choose, his quarterback next season will be Peyton Manning.
Judging by the scarcity of players working with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson to the side, the bye week did the battered Denver Broncos an abundance of good.
Considering the violent nature of the National Football League, the Denver Broncos have made it through the regular season relatively healthy. But there were plenty of bumps and bruises, as well as more major injuries, the last few weeks, making the bye important for the team.
Broncos left guard Orlando Franklin has left the game with a concussion Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Broncos special teams standout David Bruton Jr. was carted off the field after a block in the back while covering a punt Sunday against Oakland.
The Denver Broncos’ offense, stumbling after two routs in three games including what some players dubbed an “embarrassing” loss to the St. Louis Rams, bounced back with a 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
One by one Thursday, each member of the Broncos’ usually quiet O-line chimed in on the criticism that’s being piled upon them for failing to protect Peyton Manning or get the ground game going, which threatens to derail their Super Bowl dreams.
While the Broncos lost one running back to the injury bug, they’re getting one back just in time. And their opponent, the St. Louis Rams, are dealing with a devastated defense due to injuries.
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase said he’ll stick with the same five starters from his retooled line when the Broncos (7-2) visit St. Louis (3-6) on Sunday.