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Horse Tracks: Denver keeping it about football

The theme sticking out for me in week 1 is that while the mainstream media works to stir up controversy, Denver and their opponents are keeping their talk about football.

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Big props to a lot of the players who have been asked about Denver playing dirty. I may have missed someone stirring the pot (I don't read everything after all), but the common theme I'm reading from the likes of the Denver players, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and Chuck Pagano keeps things in the right perspective: Denver plays tough, physical football and we're all just interesting in winning a football game.

Kudos to Cam even in his most recent press conference as he steered the media back to week's 2 game instead of beating the trumped up dead horse that "journalists" are trying to keep front and center.

Let me just add one other thought before we get to the links: People just don't understand what is happening here in Denver.  Everyone writes this team off because they have a no-name QB, Kubiak is working to resurrect an offense that the NFL passed by about a decade ago, and the defense just has to be worse than last year because no dominant defense repeats performances.

I'm not saying we're 2016 world beaters here. But what I am going to point out for the NFL is that you just don't get it. Elway wasn't blowing smoke when he said that the goal in Denver is to win from "now on". This is a well rounded football team that is built with consistency, depth, and determination of spirit. This isn't the kind of team that you are going to see take a nose dive into 4-12 territory.

If you play the Denver Broncos in 2016, you better buckle up your chin strap and get ready. This team brings it from start to finish with pride, strength, and relentless effort in pursuit of victory.

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