Evaluation, high expectations at center of Denver Broncos' bye (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Gary Kubiak, donning one of his many Broncos hoodies, stood at the podium outside Broncos headquarters to give an unscripted "state of the union" address about his team's past and potential.
Broncos will be forced to reach high in stretch drive (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
"Everybody knows," is how cornerback Aqib Talib put it this past week. "Everybody knows what's there, or they should know. We need to come back and get to work."
Woody Paige: Elway and the Denver Broncos are intertwined, for their betterment (Woody Paige, Colorado Springs Gazette)
Yet, it is hanging in there with six games to go. The defense has been unhealthy; the offense has been unimposing. The bye week is a time to get healthy defensively and inspiring offensively.
"The future is very bright": Kubiak sheds light on development of Broncos' quarterbacks (Ryan Koenisgsberg, BSNDenver.com)
On Tuesday, though, before the team left for their vacations, they had one final practice and taking the lion's share of the work under center was the rookie.
Check out what's on DenverBroncos.com:
Mason's Mailbag: Kickoff returns, Lynch and more (Andrew Mason, DenverBroncos.com)
*Last week against the Saints I did not see the "C" patch on T.J. Ward's jersey. Is there a reason he did not have one? *
WATCH: Best of the Broncos' Madden '17 Simulations (DenverBroncos.com)
*As the Broncos look ahead to the second half of their season at the bye week, here is a quick look back to the best plays from this season's Madden '17 simulations. *