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.
While the Denver Broncos put our a valiant effort against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, they came up short. Specifically, the awesome offense was anything but its regular self.
Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver’s 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. All those good things could prove ample tinder for another Super Bowl run, however.
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.