Every season brings injuries. While it seems that we’re seeing a higher than normal frequency this year, it is a constant in the game of NFL football.
This is why having roster depth is so important and why the steadying hand of George Paton is helping this team be ready week in and week out to play winning football.
Since the start of the season we’ve lost the following notable players to Injured Reserve:
- Wide receiver Tim Patrick
- Safety Justin Simmons
- Running back Javonte Williams
- Outside linebacker Randy Gregory
We’ve yet to get snaps from right tackle Billy Turner and we’ve been missing Quinn Meinerz since week 1. We’ve also recently had promising young safety P.J. Locke go down as well.
On the bright side, we’ve got guys waiting in the wings ready to play. Veterans Graham Glasgow, Mike Boone, Cam Fleming, and Kendal Hinton have been holding down the fort and helping the team reload and fire the next volley.
While the team has been shaky (as their record reflects), it hasn’t looked quite like the past seasons where losses at times felt like our opponents just had better players in too many spots. That’s just not the case with this Broncos team. They haven’t put it all together yet, but I honestly believe they have the right players.
I also really like the move to bring in Latavius Murray right away. He’s a veteran that won’t take long to be able to pick up the playbook and provide the depth this team needs to keep moving forward.
In Paton we trust...
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