Good evening, Broncos Country.
Our friends Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg of Mile High Sports had a shortened time frame for today's Afternoon Drive, but that didn't stop them from getting in a handful of quality topics to discuss on their show.
In their first segment, Goodman and Fogg talked about some of the voids the Denver Broncos will have to fill this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. DeMarcus Ware will be sidelined for Sunday's gridiron battle, but neither Goodman or Fogg are worried about replacing his producting, citing Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray as two players to be optimistic about to replace Ware's production and performance -- which has been Pro-Bowl caliber so far this season.
Additionally, neither of them are concerned with Bradley Roby or Kayvon Webster getting extensive reps to help replace Aqib Talib, who will be serving his one game suspensions this weekend due to #PokeGate.
However, both of them expressed concerns on what the Broncos do if Emmanuel Sanders doesn't play on Sunday. Quarterback Peyton Manning has relied heavily on Sanders and fellow star receiver Demaryius Thomas this season and if Sanders isn't available, who will step up to aid the Broncos aerial assault?
Could it be Cody Latimer, the 2014 second round draft selection that has been nothing but an underachiever and no-show for the Broncos to date? Highly doubtful in their opinion. What they do believe is that the Broncos will use their tight ends extensively this game, citing Owen Daniels and the newly acquired Vernon Davis as options to help carve through the middle of the Chiefs defense as opposed to challenging the outside and boundaries in the event Sanders is a scratch from Sunday's game.
Coinciding with their first segment discussions, Goodman shared his In The Huddle interview with Davis at today's practice. To start off the interview, Goodman asked him how much more comfortable he felt this week in comparison to last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts and Vernon had this to say:
"It's a big difference from last week. This week I know a lot more, I feel more comfortable. I can go out there and just play now because when I line up, I know where to go and what to do." -- Broncos tight end Vernon Davis
Davis also went on to espouse about the differences between the atmosphere in Denver as opposed to San Francisco, as well as the benefits of having a full week of learning the Broncos offensive system and game plan heading into the game against the Chiefs. Feel free to click the embedded Soundcloud below to get all of the details.
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