Even in a dominant win, the Broncos left room for improvement. They should have won in an walk. Their miscues kept the game competitive. But that gives them reason to focus and lock in over the next week.
“It’s natural," Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. "A lot of it has been trained but when you train it over many, many years then it becomes somewhat innate, and I think he’s got that ability.”
Teddy Bridgewater and KJ Hamler are more than just teammates. More than just a potentially-lethal passing combination, even. They’re neighbors in the Denver Broncos’ locker room.
Could the Broncos' solution for the next few weeks without Jerry Jeudy be making more use of two- and three-tight end formations?
Vic Fangio trusted Teddy Bridgewater. More importantly, his gut trusted Bridgewater. And that's why the Broncos had more fourth-down conversions Sunday than they had in their first 14 games last year.
There may not be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback in the Broncos' locker room. But a quarterback who can help them stop this five-year streak of missing the playoffs? There's a good chance he's already there.
“What does it mean to you to be named team captain?” Justin Simmons was asked that question Monday, and the emotion in his voice detailed the depth of the honor for the sixth-year safety.
They need a fast start for many reasons -- including the fact that one of the easiest schedules in the NFL actually becomes one of the toughest after four games.
Special teams has been an emphasis of the Broncos' roster construction since they signed Mike Boone in March, so the composition of the Broncos' depth shouldn't have been a surprise.
The result and final score of Saturday’s preseason finale — a 17-12 Broncos win over the Los Angeles Rams — was secondary to the fact that they got four key players their first game-action work of the preseason — and all passed their tests with flying colors.
"Saturday, I definitely want to be able to go out and play fast and just not think about anything,” Sutton said.
In the end, Teddy Bridgewater represented more of what Vic Fangio and the Broncos coaching staff felt the team needed right now.
"It is close, and I think it’s close for a good reason: They both have played well," Broncos coach Vic Fangio said.
Could Fangio make a decision between the two quarterbacks in the coming days? “We might,” he said after the Broncos’ 30-3 romp over the Seahawks at Lumen Field. “I want to take a look at the tape some more.”
Starters' repetitions for Saturday, Pat Shurmur's thoughts on Drew Lock's progress and Courtland Sutton's status are in the spotlight for the final camp report of 2021.
Two touchdowns on Saturday confirmed for game-day onlookers what has been evident in practice: Trinity Benson is becoming a legitimate force.
Editor’s note: A Broncos quarterback competition can only mean one thing — another Broncos quarterback scoreboard. A fan favorite in the past, these stories will be posted after each and every training camp practice updating just how Denver’s quarterback competition is unfolding. At the end of each practice, 10 points will be divided among Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater with…...