The Carolina Panthers are such a distant memory for the Denver Broncos.
Now it’s all about the San Diego Chargers in a critical AFC West battle.
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil sat out Wednesday’s practice with a left shoulder strain. Head coach John Fox said Monday Dumervil is “day-to-day,” likely meaning he’s questionable for Sunday’s game. Guard Chris Kuper, still nursing a sprained ankle, participated on a limited basis, but it still expected to be out for a few weeks. It was Kuper’s first practice since his injury ten days ago against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The other notable newcomer to practice Wednesday was linebacker D.J. Williams, who has yet to play this season because of back-to-back suspensions.
Meanwhile, cornerback Tracy Porter has still not been cleared to practice.
Peyton Manning’s leadership skills are always on display game day, from commanding the offense on the field to coaching that same unit on the sidelines. Using some insight from Manning himself, the Denver Post shed some light on the “de-briefing” sessions:
…Manning told reporters Wednesday that in those situations he is speaking with the entire offense, although the camera angle might show only the linemen closest to him.
“It’s something that we’ve decided to do after every series as an offensive unit,” Manning said. “We’re just trying to hash out what’s going on out there — good or bad.
“We kind of call it our ‘debriefing’ session,” he added. “(Previously) we had some military guys talk to us about doing that, and coach (John) Fox encouraged us to buy into it.”
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