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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

"Overall, I guess you could say I'm a long way from where I want to be," Keenum said after Thursday's practice. "I feel like this offense can be really, really, really good. And, at times, we're moving and we're rolling. At other times, for whatever reason, we're getting off the field."

The plus for the Broncos is they are third in rushing (144.7 yards per game) and ninth on third down (42.9 percent). But they're 19th in points per game (20.3).

"Just keep building this house," Keenum said. "Every day, we learn something new and we're talking through new things."

"Having to do the whole man-to-man thing, it was different and I'm still getting used to it," Chubb said "It's never perfect. I always want to get better. But over the past couple of games I've been progressing."

Linebacker Shane Ray, whom Chubb credited among his mentors in refining coverage techniques, added: "It's the little things. You have the athletic ability to make up on anybody with speed and size. But you've got to be in the right place leverage-wise. ... The thing that we really love about Chubb is with the talent level in our room, we look at ourselves as elite outside linebackers, for him to already come in here as a rookie and be at that level with us is big-time. That's what we expect of him."

He has played anywhere from 12 to 15 snaps in each of the Broncos' first three games, but he has yet to be targeted with a pass, much less get his first reception.

Hungry for that first catch?

"Yeah, but at the same time I'm taking it week by week, not trying to force the issue," he said. "Let the game come to me. I know I'm a rookie so my chances, my opportunities will come when they come. I have to be ready whenever they do. That's really the least of my concerns. I just want to go out there and make sure I'm doing my job to the best of my capabilities, put my team in the best position to win, make sure I'm on top of everything I'm doing and not be negative."

The group reviewed infractions of the rule, which has been in place since 1995 but is being re-emphasized in the name of quarterback safety, from both this season's games and last year's.

Per the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, the committee ultimately "determined there would be no changes to the point of emphasis approved this spring or to the rule.

"To ensure consistency in officiating the rule, the committee clarified techniques that constitute a foul."