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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Now 30, T.C. is back in Colorado as the Broncos' quarterback coach. He started the season coaching Joe Flacco (four years older than McCartney) and continued with Brandon Allen (who had never played in the NFL before starting three games last month) and now rookie Drew Lock (who is 2-0).

The Broncos are taking a different mindset into this game. Usually, a team will go overboard during the week talking up their opponent as if every week is a game against the 2007 Patriots.

But this Broncos' team is sick of 8 in a row. No more nice guys. There is a little more edge in their comments.

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Miller's 95-game active streak was snapped Dec. 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he returned to action in a limited role in Houston last week, playing a season-low 59% of the Broncos' defensive snaps (43 out of 76).

"I shouldn't have any problems playing on Sunday," Miller said.

Fangio made some logical points and highlighted a key flaw in the current playoff format in the NFL. While he may have suggested a pretty sound substitution, the league seems pretty content where things are at, for better or worse.

Simmons has contributed more than 3,500 minutes with 20 different local organizations in 2019, working in the five areas of Youth Development, Hunger Relief, Health & Wellness, Youth Football and Civic Engagement.

Though Simmons was surprised by the nomination, his consistent involvement in the community makes him an unsurprising nominee.

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