Originally published Nov. 10, 2009
Sixteen games. The season is a marathon, not a sprint.
Coaches preach these two phrases to their players privately and publicly every week of the NFL season. They expect their players to maintain a high level of energy all season and not exhaust themselves during a stretch of five or six games.
Apparently, the Denver Broncos never got the memo.
After an absolutely scintillating start to the season, a season in which the Broncos were expected to compete for a top ten draft pick, the Broncos have come crashing down to Earth. Hard.
During their magical 6-0 run to begin the 2009 campaign, the Broncos showed the poise and energy of a team bound to be one the great Cinderella stories in NFL history. After the most tumultuous offseason in team history, the ...
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Article written by Kris Burke