There’s a new “Gloved One” – in Denver, at least. Ripping a page from Michael Jackson’s playbook, Peyton Manning has practiced for and played in the last two games with a sticky-feeling, orange-and-grey glove on his throwing hand.
If Willis McGahee had to play a game tomorrow, “No, I couldn’t go,” he said. But if he gets the call to play on, say, Jan. 20 in the AFC title game, the Broncos running back thinks he could be there.
Executives from up to four NFL teams could wind up in Denver this weekend to visit with Mike McCoy for what will essentially be a get-to-know-you interview for both the coach and the interested suitors looking for head coaches. Jack Del Rio’s path back to a head-coaching job could be a little trickier.
Denver coach John Fox makes it pretty clear: running backs have to hold on to the ball to hang on to their jobs. Rookie Ronnie Hillman is just hoping he’s not in the Broncos’ doghouse as long as Knowshon Moreno was.
Kick returner Trindon Holliday is doubtful for the Denver Broncos’ season finale against Kansas City because of a sprained ankle.
The Duke of Denver is exactly the man that should be calling the shots for his beloved Broncos. The way he’s built the team, this quickly, is nothing short of miraculous and John Elway should be in line to be the next owner of football in Denver.
In a league where injuries can make or break a team’s season, it’s Denver’s lack of them, along with its ability to replace the few players who do go out, that has turned the Broncos into legitimate Super Bowl contenders with a nine-game winning streak.
The Denver Broncos are as complete a team as the NFL has to offer, with Peyton Manning’s pinpoint passes and Von Miller’s sack-strips setting the tone for a squad that hasn’t lost in two months.
Moreno, a former first round pick, has been delegated to fourth-string running back all season. But when Willis McGahee went down this week, he stepped up to carry the load, and well.
In his first start in 56 weeks, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno kept the pile moving forward, didn’t fumble and didn’t get hurt. It was, in his coach’s eyes, such a solid performance that Moreno will start again next week, too.