Broncos coach Vic Fangio’s message to his gamers after Friday’s apply: Put together to journey Saturday and play Sunday.
The standing of the Broncos-New England recreation was thrust into doubt Friday morning when the Patriots canceled apply following a constructive coronavirus check.
“We’re getting good at (adjusting),” Fangio mentioned. “Each time it occurs, we get higher at it. … We’ve accomplished nice. Our gamers have been implausible with all these items.
“We’re beneath the belief and understanding that this recreation will go off on time (Sunday at 11 a.m.) and something that occurs in any other case, it can occur when it occurs.”
Regardless of the scheduling adjustments, which included the Broncos taking their bye final weekend, Fangio isn’t presenting a “woe is us” firm line.
“I do know lots of people who’ve had their lives interrupted in a really adverse manner, whether or not it’s the sickness itself, whether or not it’s dropping their job, whether or not it’s having to take a pay minimize,” Fangio mentioned. “Small companies, individuals who have labored all their lives to determine a enterprise, are actually struggling proper now and I do know small-business house owners from all around the nation from the place I’ve been.
“Fortunately right here within the NFL to this point, as gamers and coaches, we haven’t missed any paychecks so we’re simply going to maintain combating by it and take into account ourselves fortunate. Sure, we’ve got been inconvenienced and there are quite a lot of protocols to observe and a few of them is usually a little overbearing at instances, however (they) are needed.”
A timeline of the occasions because the Broncos’ final recreation (Oct. 1 on the New York Jets) is required.
Oct. 3: Patriots quarterback Cam Newton examined constructive for COVID-19. The New England-Kansas Metropolis recreation was moved from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5.
Oct. 6: Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore’s constructive check is revealed.
Oct. 8: The NFL moved the Broncos-Patriots recreation to Monday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.
Oct. 10: New England reopened its facility.
Final Sunday: Reacting to a different constructive Patriots check, the NFL postponed the Broncos-Patriots recreation till this Sunday.
Friday: The Patriots’ facility closed after a constructive check.
Lock trending proper manner. The Broncos listed quarterback Drew Lock (proper shoulder) as questionable although he has practiced totally all week.
“He’s trending the appropriate manner (to beginning),” Fangio mentioned.
Fangio mentioned he and Lock will “have a remaining dialog about the place he’s at,” earlier than he decides.
Hamler, Attaochu out. The Broncos dominated out receiver KJ Hamler (hamstring) and out of doors linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (quad), each of whom had been harm within the Week 4 win over the New York Jets.
Moreover Gordon and Lock, nostril deal with Mike Purcell (knee) and tight finish Noah Fant (ankle) are questionable.