Much of the talk this week has revolved around a certain quarterback stepping in under center.
But the real focus on the Broncos locker room is simple — get a win.
The last time Denver took the field, it left San Diego with a 29-24 loss after nearly fighting back for a win.
That sour taste sat in the players’ mouths for an extra week, as the club was off last Sunday for its bye week.
“You’re sitting on that loss the whole time, festering to get back on the field,” Brian Dawkins said. “Once you get back out there you, want to make sure your best foot is being put forward. I think that’s the biggest thing, especially when the bye week comes after a loss.”
Dawkins said grabbing a win after a bye week can be hard, but having that added incentive to wipe away a loss is a big factor.
Champ Bailey said he and the rest of the team used the bye week to make sure the club gets back on track in the home stretch of the season.
“I think when you review what’s happened in the previous weeks before the bye, you kind of understand where you’re good and where you’re weak,” Bailey said. “We’ve just got to strengthen our weaknesses more and even get better at things we’re good at.”
“I feel like we did that, but it’s only going to show up on Sundays.”
Below are photos from Thursday’s practice: