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Enjoying the season by looking at young up-and-coming players

With the Broncos once again playing like garbage and not being a competitive team in any way, here’s a tip on how to enjoy the rest of the season.

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Yesterday saw an excellent piece from the Denver Broncos site that talked about the emergence of Jonathan Cooper. With most of Broncos Country moving through various stages of fan grief, it reminded me of one way to enjoy the rest of the season: look at the young players that are getting time on the field.

Rookies like Cooper are getting very important live snaps in games with all the injuries the Broncos have and it can be very fun to see just how close some of them are getting to taking the next step up the roster ladder.

Yes, our team once again sucks, but take heart, friends. There’s always a silver lining somewhere.

Broncos News

Injury Report: OLB Von Miller ‘day to day,’ NT Mike Purcell likely out for Week 8
Neither player practiced on Tuesday for the Broncos.

Broncos designate TE Albert Okwuegbunam and LB Jonas Griffith for return from IR, make series of other roster moves
Okwuegbunam and Griffith are eligible to return to game action as early as this weekend.

Mile High Morning: Rookie Jonathon Cooper emerging as a defensive playmaker for Broncos
“If approximately nine seconds of Jonathon Cooper’s pass-rushing performance last Thursday is any indication, the rookie outside linebacker has the potential to be a game-wrecker for the Broncos,” Newman wrote.

Other NFL News

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 8: Matt Ryan, Ryan Tannehill among NFL's most underrated right now
David Carr spotlights six of the most underrated offensive players in the NFL right now, lauding a pair of veteran quarterbacks, a trio of receivers and one second-year running back. Plus, an updated ranking of the top 15 offensive stars.

NFL plans to enact new enhancements to Rooney Rule ahead of next hiring cycle
The NFL plans to inform owners at the league’s fall meeting Tuesday of new enhancements to the Rooney Rule for the upcoming hiring cycle, including mandating at least one in-person interview with an external minority candidate for head coach and general m

Aaron Rodgers discusses Davante Adams' absence; WR Allen Lazard on COVID-19 list, out Thursday
The Packers likely will face the undefeated Cardinals without star Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers addressed Adams' absence when talking to reporters Tuesday.

DVOA Week 8: Are the Titans Overrated? | Football Outsiders
The top five teams in our DVOA ratings remain the same, led by Buffalo and Arizona. So let's look at some other teams. Why aren't the 5-2 Titans and Raiders higher in our ratings? And what is Seattle doing in the top 10 at 2-5?

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: 1-32 poll, plus one thing we got wrong about every team
T.Y. Hilton hasn't meshed with new Colts QB Carson Wentz, Derek Carr expected to have another coach and Robert Quinn has seen a resurgence in Chicago.

Roger Goodell: NFL won't release Washington Football Team probe findings - Sports Illustrated
The NFL commissioner said they will not release the WFT findings because they promised anonymity to those who helped with the investigation.

Five things to know about the Deshaun Watson trade rumors - Sports Illustrated
With the trade deadline approaching and the quarterback in the news again, a refresher on how he landed in this situation.

Deshaun Watson: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says process is ongoing - Sports Illustrated
The Texans QB still faces 22 active civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual assault or sexual misconduct, but has not been put on the exempt list.