Good afternoon, #BroncosCountry –
Happy Orange Friday! Are you rocking your orange and blue today? We hope so! The Broncos are putting the finishing touches on Browns preparations and will head for Cleveland tomorrow morning for Sunday's showdown.
In the meantime, here are three headlines to get caught up on, starting with your favorite signal caller:
1. Manning talks Browns
Quarterback Peyton Manning made his weekly appearance on 850KOA with Dave Logan and discussed the Broncos upcoming opponent, the Cleveland Browns.
"We call them an unfamiliar opponent," Manning said, "so you don't know a lot about their players. We played them a few years ago. They've had different schemes, different players and coaches since then. You study what you see on film, knowing especially that this defense, they have a lot of blitzes in their package, and you can see some things that you haven't seen all season. You've got to be on your toes for just about anything with these guys."
Manning also covered what aspects of the game the offense was addressing this week in practice.
"Last week, on first and second down, we did a pretty good job," Manning said. "We moved the ball, we were into the red zone several times but weren't scoring touchdowns. What does that tell you we've got to improve? On our red zone. Some of the times we were moving the ball, we were going from first down to second down, back to first down … Red zone and third downs have been points of emphasis this week, and hopefully we can do a better job."
Listen to the full interview below:
2. Thomas' throwback Thursday
Yesterday, Demaryius Thomas posted a pretty epic #TBT with his mother.
That turtleneck and acid-wash overall combo, though.