No one likes to see his or her team’s punter out on the field unless it’s to hold the extra point attempt. However, if the Denver Broncos are very lucky to have punter Britton Colquitt on their side.
This week is a little reminiscent of the Manning Bowl, except it’s a much quieter Colquitt Bowl. Britton’s older brother, Dustin Colquitt, plays for the Chiefs and leads the league in punts placed inside the 20-yard line.
“We’re excited to see each other,” Britton said following Wednesday’s practice. “There is no more wanting to play better than normal because you always want to help the team out and do your best job. We just enjoy each other and I don’t necessarily root for him to have a bad punt or anything like that…But we’re kind of each other’s biggest fans.”
“We don’t want any media distractions like Peyton and Eli was,” Colquitt joked. “The Colquitt-Colquitt thing can become a big distraction in the locker room and that’s something that we don’t want to happen.”
Britton also joked that he met with Manning multiple times to get advice on the brotherly match up. This of course did not happen.
On a more serious note, Peyton Manning (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. He said that if there were a game today, however, he would be able to play. Robert Ayers (not injury related), Nate Irving (shoulder), and Joel Dreessen (knee) did not participate either. Champ Bailey (foot) was in full pads, but was reportedly very limited.