Notes: Broncos better than others vs. Chiefs offense (Mike Klis, 9 News)
And then Joseph did a terrific job of explaining Football 101 for Dummies while addressing Reid's creative play calling.
"If you see them in two-back, it looks like NFL football,'' Joseph said. "If you see them with two tight ends, it looks like NFL football. But, once he goes to three wide receivers, one back and one tight, it looks like college football.
"It's a combination of good players, good scheme and players making plays. Again, it's going to a nice challenge for us. We're looking forward to it."
Demaryius Thomas says he wants to stay with Broncos, amid trade talk (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
"I love to be here,'' Thomas said. "I'm going to do what I've got to do to be ready ... I love to be here, I've been here my whole career.''
"It's rumors, it's gossip, doesn't matter to our football team,'' coach Vance Joseph said. "Our only concern is the Chiefs and that's on Sunday. This time of the year, I watch the games on Sunday, obviously, and there are lot of rumors out there, a lot of gossip, a lot of content for different shows. So, until those things happen, we can't address them or worry about them.''
Can the Broncos get a true shutdown cornerback, like Patrick Peterson, by the trade deadline?(Mark Kiszla, Denver Post)
Phillip Lindsay! When I repeatedly wrote his name with an exclamation point after it way back in the spring, some viewers of this chat didn't understand there was a method to my madness. I've been excited about Lindsay on the Broncos from the day they picked him up as an undrafted free agent. I was certain he would not only make the 53-man roster, but have an impact on game day. But — man, oh, man — I didn't see Lindsay being the team's leading rusher and essential to Denver's offensive success. Kudos to Mr. Lindsay.
NFL: The Good Place (Daniel Kaplan, Sports Business Journal)
"The focus was on the competition and the game itself," Goodell said. "The quality of the games that we are having, the quality and the closeness of the competition, the extraordinary play of the offenses, which are at historic highs for the NFL."
Goodell also got to talk about other positives like rising TV ratings, players and management working together on social justice initiatives and a drop in concussions during the preseason.