The length of the preseason is always a hot topic.
Given the Denver Broncos’ has seemingly dragged on forever (I’m only slightly exaggerating), never has it been more appropriate. On Friday’s Broncos Tonight on 850 KOA, Ryan Edwards and Justin Adams had the discussion with Andrew Siciliano. The idea behind this is to make it two games and just get to the regular season.
“I’m all for that,” Siciliano said. “I like the work, don’t get me wrong, but I’ll quote my colleague Adam Schefter over on ESPN today and he said this summer has made the preseason kind of obsolete. I’m not trying to suggest the Broncos fans shouldn’t tune in (Saturday) to see if they have a punt returner or a healthy tight end or anything like that, but two games is probably the way to go. And most coaches will tell you that they get more these days of the joint practices ... it’s a controlled environment. You could get 30-40 snaps in ones against ones, real competition, not ones against twos or twos against threes or who knows what mismatch in the second half.
“You could never totally avoid injuries, but in a controlled environment on a practice field, it’s generally a little bit safer, a little bit cleaner. The problem is you can’t monetize those things, for the most part.”
The NFL Network host and preseason play-by-play guy for the Los Angeles Rams also talked about running back Todd Gurley. Perhaps the biggest question in the NFL right now is the status of Gurley and how the Rams will utilize him. Adam Malnati and I also talked about that on the MHR Radio Podcast (ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher).