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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

"We've made great steps with our organization and with our team," Miller said. "It still didn't end up the way we wanted it to. But we've got some damn good rookies here. We've got a solid group of foundational players here. I'm looking forward to the future. It's going to be a good one for us."

Chubb leads all Broncos rookies with 15 games started and stands three sacks shy of breaking the rookie season sack record (1999, Titans' Jevon Kearse: 14.5). Chubb recorded a trio of sacks against the Rams' Jared Goff in October. Chubb's chances for a repeat only improve should the Chargers account for Miller on the field.

"I'm blessed to be a part of that," Miller said, "and I'm blessed to be a part of (Chubb's) future career."

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has been showing up at Broncos headquarters at 6 a.m. every day to get treatment for his fractured fibula. He finds Lindsay there at the same time. "I see that work ethic," he says. "He's proved himself every day with hard work, being consistent and having no fear. He's a dog. The vets respect that."

He is as popular on the town as he is in the locker room. Miller says more fans approached Lindsay than him at Temple Night Club after a recent game. "He's probably a bigger star than I am," he says, laughing. "It's great. It's the hair and everything. They notice him."

Lindsay has a prodigious brown/blond afro with curls and shoots spreading in all directions. "I'm noticeable," Lindsay says. "Kids love to see it. How about this wild hair? I like it. It's who I am."


Now: Broncos tight ends coach.

Then: Wisconsin-Platteville quarterbacks coach, 1987.

Chryst: "My dad (George) was the head coach and athletic director at Platteville and when I finally got to coach, I was thrilled. I had gone to school (at Princeton) and hadn't played for dad so I wanted to at least coach for him.

"I had free room and board — at home from my mom. I had seen how much my dad enjoyed coaching. For myself, my brother (Paul, now the coach at Wisconsin), the rhythm of the football season means we have a team to be on and can go help somewhere, whether it's lining the field or coaching a position."