The Denver Broncos haven’t missed tight end Julius Thomas – until they reach the red zone.
Just in time for nasty weather, the Denver Broncos have discovered a grinding ground game thanks to C.J. Anderson’s arrival and Virgil Green’s return.
The Denver Broncos might be sacrificing some kick return yards in exchange for more accuracy between the uprights.
The tight end turnstile keeps spinning in Denver, where Julius Thomas is hurting but Virgil Green is on the mend. Both are listed as questionable for Sunday’s showdown with the Miami Dolphins (6-4).
When the Broncos were beaten by the St. Louis Rams last week, they were also beat-up. Julius Thomas, Montee Ball and Emmanuel Sanders went down, but at least one could be back on the field this weekend.
By midweek, teams have seen the film, made the corrections and installed the new game plan. All of that did nothing to ease John Fox’s irritability or Peyton Manning’s sense of culpability Wednesday.
Running back Montee Ball is back from a groin injury for the Denver Broncos against the St. Louis Rams, but is the backup behind C.J. Anderson on Sunday.
Peyton Manning admittedly stunk up Gillette Stadium. If that’s the case, he wasn’t alone. “I think we all stunk,” coach John Fox said Monday after the Denver Broncos’ 43-21 loss at New England.
Virgil Green has emerged as the most versatile member of Denver’s offense.
Football fans tend to overlook Green, a member of the same 2011 draft class as Julius Thomas, a fantasy player’s dream who has caught an AFC-high 17 touchdown passes since 2013.