Bulletin Board Material for Sunday? Err…Thursday?
Browns Head Coach Romeo Crennel told the media earlier this week, “We’re not throwing in the towel, we’re not giving up on the season, we’re going to beat Denver, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Brandon Stokley said it didn’t bother him, and that he doesn’t need that type of motivation to get up for a big game, regardless of what day of the week it comes.
“They have the midset that they’re going to beat us, and we’re going to beat them — that’s our mindset,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what they say. It just really comes down to who goes out there and plays better football on Sunday.”
It only took a second for Stokley to remember. “Thursday,” he said with a laugh. “Habit.”
Dre’ Bly agreed, saying bulletin board material like that doesn’t make as big an impact as some people may think.
“It’s motivation, but if you don’t think you’re going to win the game you don’t need to be out here — you don’t need to be playing, you don’t need to be in this league,” he said. “You’re supposed to go out with a swagger and go out there with confidence. Just because he publicized it, it’s no big deal to me.”
Reinforcements on the Way?
Head Coach Mike Shanahan said the team might be getting back two offensive weapons for Thursday night’s matchup. Tony Scheffler and Selvin Young are listed as questionable for the second week in a row, but Shanahan said he expects them both to suit up.
“We’ll get a chance to see them before the game, and if there’s no setback then they’ll be ready to go,” he said. “They haven’t been able to go full speed, but we’ve got another day of recovery, so hopefully they’ll be ready to go.”
Shanahan said he’s just as ready as the players to get back out on the field and get back on the right track.
“Obviously we’ve got a bad taste in our mouth, and hopefully we can take it out on the Browns,” he said.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com