The Broncos had no time to waste.
After defeating the Chiefs in Kansas City, Head Coach John Fox boarded the plane and immediately got to work on preparation for Thursday night’s game against the Jets.
“I watched our game flying back on the plane, got that out of the way,” Fox said earlier today. “When I got home I watched the Jets play New England, probably for the second half, and watched it in its entirety today.”
Quarterback Tim Tebow was in a New York state of mind before the plane back to Denver even took off.
“I am going to start watching Jets film in a few minutes when we get on the bus and try to prepare and get ready,” Tebow said after the game.
During a normal week, Mondays usually serve as a day to study the most recent game film. But with the Jets coming to town Thursday, Fox and his staff analyzed the Kansas City film Sunday night and quickly turned the team’s attention to the Jets.
According to Fox, the team will review the Chiefs film following Thursday’s game. For now, the Broncos are focused entirely on Week 11.
“We’re right into the New York Jets,” Fox said.
The quick turnaround presents a challenge for both teams as they install their respective game plans. Focus and attention to detail will be particularly important with less time to prepare.
“They’ll have the same issues — same as us,” Fox said. “It’s really not what you know, but it’s what can you get across to your players in a short period of time. That will be the week’s work.”
Denver played on Monday night to open the season, but a Thursday night game changes the week’s schedule more drastically.
It will be rookie linebacker Von Miller’s first experience with a short week and he understands extra hours of study will be required to meet expectations on the field Thursday.
“It just comes with being a pro. You just have to stay on top of things,” Miller said today. “We definitely have to watch a lot of film this week and just prepare as hard as we can.”
Fox and his staff will be working overtime to ensure the players are put in the best position to earn their fifth win of the season.
“We’ll be here late tonight, I’m sure,” Fox said.