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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

Attaochu was a second-round draft pick by the then-San Diego Chargers in 2014. Now in Los Angeles, the Chargers host the Broncos on Sunday.

"Definitely a little extra incentive," Attaochu said before practice on Wednesday. "I've been waiting on this for a long time."

Colorado is no Texas or Georgia and certainly no Florida or California. While many NFL players have come out of Colorado, the majority have been linemen — Campbell, Nate Solder, Ryan Jensen, Mitch Unrein, Ben Garland, Erik Pears and so on — with the rare skill-position players, like LenDale White, mixed in between.

But over the last couple of years, a trio of running backs has cast a spotlight on a state so often overlooked, taking the NFL by storm with their production and, for a couple of them, unlikely paths.

Denver Broncos don’t see themselves as 0-4 team (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)

The Denver Broncos insist they're not as rotten as their record or their luck.

"We're 0-4," linebacker Todd Davis said, "but we're not an 0-4 team."

"He's one of the best offensive linemen out there right now. As a rookie," Phillip Lindsay said, adding emphasis to just how good he believes Dalton Risner has been. "Dalton's going to make a lot of plays in the NFL for a very long time. I'm happy he's on my team. And we're going to continue to grow."