Britton Colquitt has a pretty good vantage point to watch Broncos games on the sidelines.
And he’s OK with staying a spectator as much as possible this season.
“You kind of wonder that,” Colquitt said. “But when you start thinking about that, then you’re not as mentally prepared. I would love to start out maybe one punt in the first half because we’re scoring. If I’m just out there holding, that’d be awesome, because we’re winning. But I like punting. That’s my job. I feel like God has blessed me with that. Anything I can do to help.”
Colquitt punted three times or fewer in seven of Denver’s 16 regular-season games last year and the team went 6-1 in those contests.
That includes Denver’s 37-6 win over Oakland in Week 3, where Colquitt didn’t have to punt a single time.
While it might be better for Colquitt to have more opportunities to punt the ball, that usually means the offense is stalling.
“Sometimes. I think when you’re out there every few minutes, you do get in that rhythm,” he said. “But that’s part of being a professional—you’ve just got to be ready at all times. That’s what mental stuff is on the sideline. Kicking in the net when you need to and just putting yourself in a situation in your mind that you might face in the game. It is nice to get more reps sometimes, but sometimes it’s not. I’d rather be winning than anything.”
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