1:11 P.M. MDT: Here we go … getting ready for Head Coach Mike Shanahan’s press conference, which is set to commence at 1:30 p.m. MDT. We’ll have his thoughts here, and you can click here to watch the doings live.
1:31 P.M. MDT: MRIs for Travis Henry, John Engelberger and Ian Gold … and Shanahan doesn’t know if Javon Walker and John Lynch will play Sunday; they are receiving treatment today.
1:32 P.M. MDT: Run defense: “We’ve been pretty inconsistent (there) all through the preseason, too … it’s something Indy (struggled with) last year.
1:33 P.M. MDT: On the tackling: “People make mistakes and you see it on film. I’m not going to go into detail, obviously, but something has to be worked out.”
1:34 P.M. MDT: Now Shanahan’s being asked about the Colorado Rockies … and their one-game playoff with the San Diego Padres tonight has captivated the media attention in this town, to the point where the attendance for this day-after-game press conference is the lowest I’ve seen in my five-plus seasons here.
1:35 P.M. MDT: “We’ve got some great effort but not a whole lot of productivity,” Shanahan says of the special teams. “You’ve got to have 11 guys doing the little things the right way … It only takes one (to mess it up). We’re not getting it done … Hopefully one of these days it will pay off.”
1:36 P.M. MDT: Shanahan spars with a new reporter about the red-zone offense, reminding him that even with its struggles, it remains in the league’s top half. “It’ll come,” Shanahan said.
1:37 P.M. MDT: Turns his focus to San Diego and now comments about Oakland and its improvement from 2006 when the Raiders offense was “completely inept,” and has improved now.
1:38 P.M. MDT: Kenny Peterson will return to the practice field this week following his four-game suspension; the Broncos can use him on the practice field this week and have to make a decision as to whether he’s on the 53-man roster next week.
1:39 P.M. MDT: And with that … we’re done. Short one this week.
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