I just want to start out by thanking everybody again for your support. And just so you know, my doctor’s appointment last week went great. They told me I could start doing rehab, and that I could take my brace off when I do and get a little rotation in. So I’ve been doing all that since last Thursday.
They still say three months is what I’m looking at, though the goal now is to get back on the field by Week 6 against Jacksonville. I’ve just got to keep working hard, though, because you never can tell the future with an injury. I’ve got to stay on top of my rehab and hopefully I’ll be able to come back sooner.
The elbow is a little tight when I take the brace off and work the rotation, it’s just kind of stiff, but I’m working the little kinks out, so it will be all good.
I’ve started riding the bike, too, and I’m excited about that. It gives me something to do and I feel like I’m staying up on my cardio. With all that going and me still going to all the meetings, I feel like I’m slowly getting back into the groove of things, just being with the team.
What else is new? I got to watch my first NFL game from the sidelines last week against the Packers, and it just felt good to be out there with the team. It was a new experience — watching the guys warm up, play the game and finish the game — it was exciting and I can’t wait to get out there.
Later today I’m off to Arizona with the team, it’ll be the first time I fly on the team plane, so I’m excited about that as well. As you guys know, I went to Arizona State so I have plenty of friends out there. I’ll see a few friends and family and have a good time, but I’ve still got to stay focused and get the game plan down and be there mentally for my teammates.
Whenever I’m out there watching the guys play, I’m always thinking about what I would do if I was in there on a play, or how I would have taken the defender or trucked over a linebacker. I can’t wait to get back out there. I’m itching, you know? But I’ve just got to stay positive and stay patient and don’t push it.
I asked you all to ask me some questions, so I’ll go ahead and answer a few of them.
As far as my favorite NFL team growing up, I didn’t have one. I just had favorite players that I liked to watch. OK I’ll admit it…being from Kansas I’m a little biased — I liked the Kansas City Chiefs. But I’m a Bronco now, so no worries on that one.
Nate Webster is probably the biggest prankster on the team, to answer that question, but of the rookies, it’s got to be Wesley Woodyard. That guy is a clown.
One person asked if I’ll wear a little extra protection on the elbow, maybe some elbow pads. Nah, I’m not going to wear elbow pads. I will probably have a sleeve on my elbow just to protect it, but I don’t plan on doing anything different. It’s not superstition or anything, but I like to look nice out there. Like I say, “If you look good, you play good.” I like to be, as us players would say, I like to be clean on the field.
Catch you all next week.