ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the bye week behind them, the Broncos are ready to take on the rest of their schedule.
The players returned to the practice field Monday refreshed and ready for the stretch of 10 straight games to end the regular-season.
“Having the bye week is a good thing,” tight end
The Broncos will soon find themselves in the teeth of their schedule, which will mean no breaks from the grind of daily practices, meetings and film sessions. That aspect of the game is one the players not only recognize, but embrace.
“We’re pros,” linebacker
Of the remaining games on the team’s schedule, eight are against teams that currently have below-.500 records. With the records of the Broncos’ remaining opponents representing a marked contrast to an early-season slate that featured the likes of the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons and the 6-1 Houston Texans, it might appear as though the level of difficulty will be decreasing down the stretch. Tamme, for one, doesn’t believe that’s the case.
“We have to prepare every week," Tamme said. "Do we play some good teams early? Yeah. But we play some good teams going forward, too. Every week is its own deal in this league. The public doesn’t get to play the games, we have to, so I’m going to treat it like we’re playing the best team every week because that’s what it is. Any given week, any team can play."
It starts Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints, who head to Denver on a two-game winning streak.
"First things first, we have a good team coming in here on Sunday night," defensive end