Bye Week Breakdown: How It Effects The Broncos

5 of 5

Bye Week: What Does it All Mean?

Jun 10, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox speaks to the media following mini camp drills at the Broncos practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It is difficult to come to any hard conclusions regarding the Bye Week based on the data we found. Surely if you asked the 32 NFL head coaches when they preferred the bye you would get mixed answers, but most would likely want to take their breather near the middle of the season. Too early and you run the risk of having guys too banged up or out of gas for a playoff run. Too late and you might not be able to make the necessary adjustments to your game plan or team philosophy to get or stay on track.

Does the Denver Broncos having a Week 4 bye mean they are doomed to a 9-7 or worse season as history suggests? Probably not, considering their roster composition and the expectations placed on this team by all. But the early bye is something to be mindful of with a team that has a 38 year old quarterback and many other aging veterans who are expected to make large contributions in 2014.

If Denver does indeed fall short of their elusive third Lombardi Trophy this season, we’ll be looking for any excuse we can get. You heard the first one here first.