Following Monday’s 34-23 win over the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos will have their bye week. But they are hesitant to put football on the back burner for a weekend after having a surprising 6-0 start as they are mindful of keeping their momentum after building a 3 1/2 -game lead over the Chargers in the AFC West.
Broncos were viewed as nothing more than an entertaining soap opera when new coach Josh McDaniels started his tenure in Denver by quarreling with his Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler, who was now playing in the Chicago Bears jersey. Before long the coach suspended talented receiver Brandon Marshall for insubordination in training camp. But now the coach proves to people his wisdom with moving the Broncos to 6-0, for the fifth time in franchise history.
Quarterback Kyle Orton, veteran safety Brian Dawkins and special teams’ wide receiver Eddie Royal-all the player McDaniels has kept in the team have been proved no less brilliant than those the coach has given up. And the team will not allow complacency to creep in during the off week for they understand there is still a long way to go.