Denver Broncos at New England Patriots Week 6 preview
By Tylor Walden
Rescheduling has become a mess
Like it was mentioned earlier, the Broncos were supposed to play the Patriots last Sunday or Monday. The game was originally supposed to be played at the early afternoon time slot on October 11th.
It would be later moved to the late afternoon time slot. Then it was moved to Monday afternoon. And then it was moved to this Sunday. Most of the moves were due to the Patriots testing positive for the coronavirus. I find it odd that only two players before Sunday had the virus and the game was moved around so many times. There was also worry that the game would be moved again after the Patriots closed down the facilities on Friday.
I seriously believe that the NFL needs to get it together when it comes to testing. I’m sensing something fishy in a sense regarding the game getting moved so many times.
Blake Bortles released by the Broncos
Just one day before the Broncos were set to face the Patriots, the team decided to part ways with Blake Bortles, a player that they signed shortly after Drew Lock was hurt in the Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The odd thing is that he never played a snap for the Broncos.
Not to mention he was never active for any of the games that he was eligible to play in. It could be believed that he was brought in if Brett Rypien could not get the job done. He did pretty well all things considered.
With the extra time off, it gave Lock time to heal. Therefore, the Broncos needed to release a quarterback. It was a bit of a shock that it was Bortles instead of Jeff Driskel. But perhaps because Driskel knows the system a bit more, that move was made.
But Bortles being released potentially means that Lock is healthy enough to start in Sunday’s game.