For the longest time, the NFL season started the week following final roster cuts. It came as a bit of a belated shock to some, me included, that, as part of the new 17-game schedule, there was essentially a week off leading into the start of the season.
While I understand and appreciate that it gives players the opportunity to heal and recover before the ravages of regular season play, it left many of us all hyped up with no where to go. For Broncos fans, the wait to turn the page on a disastrous 2020 season has been a long one. From missing the playoffs, to hiring a new GM, to free agency, the draft, training camp, preseason games, heated quarterback competition, cut-down days, mustering the practice squad, to finally—a week off?
One more week to think about how far we have come. One more week to think about just what this season might hold. One more week to think about the Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 12. It was a week that felt longer than most.
That week is now over. It’s game week. The 2021 NFL regular season is here and it’s going to go strong for the next 17-weeks straight, longer if the Broncos can turn things around and make the playoffs. Finally, to enjoy football is no longer about looking back on the disaster that was. It’s now time to look forward at what can be for Denver and the Broncos. It’s time to turn potential into practice. Go Broncos.
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