Perhaps in an attempt to confuse the Patriots defense the Broncos offense on Sunday afternoon put some players in unexpected roles.
Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver’s passing game. In 2009, they had all of 27 catches. Last year, that number was just 30 – not a single one of them in the end zone.
Peyton Manning acknowledged he was “probably a little bit lucky” that he banged the right thumbnail and not the knuckle of his throwing hand on New Orleans defensive end Martez Wilson’s helmet Sunday night.
After giving up 86 points to the Patriots last year, the Denver Broncos realized just how far away they were from becoming a championship contender.
Nate Irving, Chris Kuper and even Virgil Green practiced for the Broncos Wednesday, meaning they had all 53 men on their active roster preparing for the Patriots Sunday.
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.
Two Denver Broncos players are suing the NFL seeking to overturn their drug suspensions.
The Denver Broncos have suspended three players without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
A couple of Denver Broncos players spent time Tuesday visiting children in a hospital in Denver.
The Denver Broncos are in such a tight spot at tight end they’re converting offensive linemen.