The Broncos practiced at the South Suburban Sports Dome this morning — the field at Dove Valley was a little cold.
WHAT BAD TASTE?
Much of the questions from reporters in the locker room this week has focused on the fact that the Broncos have lost three-in-a-row at home. “Is home field advantage eroding?” has been one of the favorites to ask.
Finally, Elvis Dumervil let loose when someone asked if the team wants to get the bad taste out of its mouth from losing recently at home.
“Bad taste? We just won, man. There’s no bad taste in this locker room,” Dumervil said. “It really doesn’t matter. It’s a 16-round fight. This is the NFL — you’re going to win and you’re going to lose. I think we’re in a good situation — three games up in the AFC West. There’s no bitterness, there’s no whatever. We just have to take care of business.”
WHAT’S ON TV?
The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are playing on Thursday Night Football tonight, and feelings in the locker room were mixed on whether Broncos players’ TVs will be tuned in.
“Oh, I’ll definitely be watching,” Brandon Marshall said with a smile. Though he said he’d probably watch the game no matter who was playing, because he’s such a sports fan.
Dumervil, on the other hand, said his mind is on other things.
“No. I’m worried about Kansas City,” he said. “I’ll go home and chill.”
OVERHEARD IN THE LOCKER ROOM:
“He is 135 years old. Michael Pittman played in the Pro Bowl with cave men.”
-Anthony Alridge, with a little good-natured needling of 11-year veteran Michael Pittman
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com