Conversation in the Broncos locker room on Wednesday focused on Sunday’s showdown against the Jets. However, with Thanksgiving a day away, players also chimed in on tomorrow’s fast-approaching holiday.
DUMERVIL ON FAVRE
So what is Elvis Dumervil’s opinion on Jet’s quarterback Brett Favre?
“Brett Favre is overrated,” Dumervil told reporters before pausing a moment.
“Is that controversy for you guys?” he said with laugh.
“Nah, Brett Favre is excellent. He’s playing his best ball — like 70 percent completion — you can really see he’s in rhythm right now, they’ve got a ground game going and they’re an explosive offense. We’ve got our hands full.”
BAILEY BROTHERS SPENDING DAY TOGETHER
Champ and Boss Bailey haven’t been able to spend Thanksgiving together in quite some time.
Prior to signing with the Broncos this offseason, Boss played for the Lions, a team that annually plays on Thanksgiving Day.
So Champ said this will be the first time the two have shared Thanksgiving dinner in probably eight years. Now that Boss and he are reunited in Denver, the elder Bailey is excited about spending the day with family and enjoying a home-cooked meal courtesy of Boss’ wife.
“She can cook,” he said with a smile. “So that’s exactly where I’m going to be.”
WATCHING THOSE WAISTLINES
When most people overindulge on Turkey Day, they only have their scales and jeans to answer to. In the world of professional football, those extra few pounds and inches won’t go unnoticed.
Players that report heavier face fines for being over their playing weight.
But Dre’ Bly said that he is going to enjoy tomorrow’s dinner, and he doesn’t see other players holding themselves back too much.
“I think after guys eat well tomorrow they are probably going to go find the steam room or sauna,” he said. “So they can sweat some of that fatness out.”
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com
Here are photos from today’s practice.