The Broncos were D’Ominated, leaving them D’Flated and D’Pressed as they slinked back to D’Enver with their fourth consecutive defeat, 17-14.
A strong start to the season certainly doesn't guarantee the Broncos anything.
But a slow start in 2021 will nearly guarantee doom for many across the organization. The Broncos simply can't slumber their way through September again.
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.
By Tuesday afternoon, George Paton and Vic Fangio must narrow down the Broncos' roster from 80 players to the final 53.
Here's who is projected to make the final roster.
Drew Lock was electric to start Sunday's scrimmage.
Not only did he have the pass of training camp, he commanded two touchdown drives early.
Lock needed a strong day on Sunday. He delivered.
Despite all of the talent across the Broncos' defense, entering the weekend, the starting unit hadn't had a single interception the first three days of camp.
On Saturday, they changed that in a big way.
The first day of training camp was about the stars. Von Miller and Jerry Jeudy shined on Wednesday to open camp.
Thursday, however, was about the players that don't get the attention and praise they deserve.
Dominant pass-rushing defensive lineman are not easy to come by in the NFL. Dre'Mont Jones expects to be added to the short list in 2021.
Even without a blockbuster trade of acquiring Aaron Rodgers, George Paton has made his first offseason as Broncos' GM about giving his defensive-minded head coach resource after resource in order to succeed in 2021.
George Paton is off and running as the Broncos' new GM.
All in all, Paton and the Broncos dropped over $150 million in contracts in the first few weeks of the NFL's new league year.
But what's been the best move of the offseason so far?
Thanks to Denver re-signing Shelby Harris, the Broncos won't be forced to reach for a defensive lineman from a very underwhelming group.
Hardball. That was the name of the negotiations game during John Elway's tenure as general manager.
But there's a new general manager in town. With a new philosophy.
Harris discusses his big contract and shares his thoughts on George Paton, the Deshaun Watson rumors and Drew Lock.
George Paton's first free agency leading the Denver Broncos is underway.
Here are the moves the Broncos and Paton have made to start off their 2021 campaign.
George Paton's first free agency with the Denver Broncos is nearly underway. But before the general manager looks to sign other teams free agents, he'll need to first take a look at who could be leaving Denver.
Here are the Broncos currently set to hit the open market on Mar. 17.
Bill Kollar teaches his players to get their hands up if they can't get to the QB. No one does that better and is more disruptive than Shelby Harris
When you consider Shelby Harris' professional journey before he became a Bronco in January 2017, you can see why he would want stay with the team.
When Shelby Harris sat down for a Zoom conference call with Denver-area media on Friday, he was loquacious, thoughtful, intelligent and quick with a smile -- just as he usually is in those surroundings.
Justin Simmons, Garett Bolles and Shelby Harris headline Denver's group of players that are set to hit free agency after the 2020 season.
If touch decisions have to be made in the offseason, who should Elway re-sign, tag and let walk?