We won’t know until Sunday night whether Quincy Morgan will handle kickoff returns; Head Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that the answer to that question would be revealed after kickoff against New Orleans.
But this is a crucial week for the newest Bronco, as Shanahan said Monday that the week will serve as an evaluation period to see whether the ex-Brown/Cowboy/Steeler will assume return duty.
“I think I did pretty good,” he said of his first practice. “I handled the kick returning pretty well.”
Monday, Morgan said that kickoff returning was a position where one could come in right away and do it, saying, “There’s only three things you have to do — run right, run left and run up the middle.”
His work Wednesday showed it was slightly more complex than that, but still manageable nonetheless in his eyes.
“The wedge is different, but it’s still just catching the ball and hitting the wedge and you’ve got to read the holes,” Morgan said. “That’s it.”
The sooner Morgan adapts, the sooner he’ll get the chance to achieve his first short-term goal, which is …
“Just to do the best job I can and hopefully run one or two back (for a touchdown),” he said.
Denver wraps up its week of preparation Friday afternoon before their first game on NBC in over eight and a half years Sunday night at New England.
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