ENGLEWOOD, Colo. –Starting quarterback Trevor Siemian told Denver Sports 760 on Tuesday morning that he is "feeling pretty good" and is "better today than I was yesterday" after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder on Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Siemian, speaking with Dave Logan and Susie Wargin, did say that the team is taking his injury one day at a time as the Broncos approach their game against the Falcons on Sunday. He said his shoulder still feels sore.
During the team's off day on Tuesday, Siemian reiterated that he could've reentered the game against the Buccaneers if backup quarterback Paxton Lynch had been injured.
As Siemian looked ahead to the game against the Falcons, he confirmed Head Coach Gary Kubiak's message on Monday that he could play without practicing during the week.
"Obviously you want to get all the physical reps and be out there and actually doing the work and putting the time in but that's one of the things I've learned you've got to be good at, as well: mental reps and making them count," Siemian said. "I think that's something [Quarterback Coach Greg] Knapp will help me out with and [Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison] and [Head Coach Gary Kubiak]. I think we'll be all right there."
The Broncos' offense has hummed so far this season with Siemian at the helm, yet he knows there's room for improvement in many areas.
"I think we're coming together," Siemian said, "and that's the exciting part, too. We're having some success and we know there are things we can clean up. We're getting towards playing our best football coming up here. That is the exciting part. We're having some success, we're 4-0 and we still know there's room to grow."
The Broncos won't be the only strong offense on the field on Sunday. The Falcons come into Sunday's game with the league's highest-scoring offense. And while Siemian won't be on the field against that offense, he said he realizes the importance of sustaining long drives.
"Yeah, like you said, we're not playing their offense but at the same time you've got to be cognizant that they're rolling pretty good right now," Siemian said. "We want to do our part on offense and hopefully we have some success, keep our defense off the field and help them out and score some points."
Before Sunday, though, Siemian will be focused on rehab and getting back onto the field.