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Evan Mathis finds the silver lining in the Broncos' o-line struggles

Denver Broncos offensive lineman Evan Mathis joined Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg on The Afternoon Drive Wednesday.

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On the criticisms of the offensive line

"I'll say worse things about myself than anyone else ever will. I hold myself to a very high standard."

On reasons for the offensive line's struggles

"A lot of it is some really minor technical adjustments that need to be made.... It's not like it's a big schematic thing, or anything like that. We can break it down on film, play play by play and look at it, and it's just a technical adjustment here or there. We're lucky to be 2-0 and also to have experienced as many of these learning experiences as we have. For me, I've had a handful of bad plays that I'd like to have back. But those will do more for me in the long run than harm they caused at the time it happened because I'm going to do everything I can to adjust my technique and not let those particular issues come up again."

Mathis continued: "For me personally, these are the kind of things that usually come up for me in OTAs or the preseason. I'm not trying to make excuses for myself or anything like that, but when things like that happen, I'm the type of person who's going to obsess over it and get it corrected and not make the same mistake twice."


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