Through the first quarter of the NFL season, the injury reports for the Broncos and their opponents has been somewhat bland. Not this week, as Denver returns a key starters and Arizona misses their starting quarterback.
The Denver Broncos’ opponent this Sunday is one of only two undefeated teams left in the NFL after a quarter-season.
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.
If Broncos fans were worried about the chemistry between Broncos safeties T.J. Ward and Rahim Moore, they shouldn’t be. Ward and Moore are new teammates but long-time friends.
While the last time the two teams met was a blowout, the coaching staffs of the Broncos and the Seahawks showed they were both well prepared for the game to get close this time.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the outcome of the game was much different.
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.
Enough with the talk of the Super Bowl drubbing. The Broncos lost. And, yeah, they lost big. And, sure, Richard Sherman is the best. Yada, yada, yada.
The Denver Broncos have released nine-year veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and third-year safety Duke Ihenacho, a starter last season who had nine tackles in the Super Bowl.