After having Saturday and Sunday off, the Denver Broncos got back to work on Monday. Missing from practice were Wesley Woodyard, Omar Boldin, and Trindon Holliday. John Fox did not give an injury update, as he’s not required to by the NFL until later on in the week.
Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen spent the practice time conditioning with team strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson.
The extra time off gave the Broncos an opportunity to watch their next opponent, the New York Giants.
“They are a very good football team,” John Fox said. “I know they’re well-coached. They’ve been Super Bowl champs twice out of the last six years. I don’t know that [Head Coach] Tom [Coughlin] has had a losing record since his tenure there at the Giants.”
Even though the Giants turned the ball over six times in their Sunday Night loss to the Cowboys (including three interceptions by Eli Manning), the Broncos’ defense isn’t taking this offense lightly.
“They have no weaknesses,” safety Rahim Moore said. “They can run the ball; they have a real solid offensive line. Their receivers are dynamic—they can do all kinds of things, especially with [WR Victor] Cruz, [WR] Hakeem Nicks and [WR Rueben] Randle.
The Giants were just four spots below the Broncos last season in points per game (26.8).
It’s true. Like the Broncos, the Giants have a solid quarterback and a lot of targets. The Giants’ turnover plagued week one performance stands out, but so does the fact that they only lost by five points.
“That tells you about what kind of team they are, to have that many turnovers and still be around and still be competing for the win,” cornerback Chris Harris said.
The Broncos’ first road game isn’t going to be an easy one. They’re going up against a team that lost its first game, and they’re doing it in a very hostile environment. This is the week where we see what this team is really made of.