Siemian works out sprained shoulder
Denver Broncos (4-0, 1st AFC West) Head Coach Gary Kubiak has not yet decided who will start at QB this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons (3-1, 1st NFC South) after his starting QB Trevor Siemian went down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend. Siemian, who was injured after taking a sack from the Buc’s Clinton McDonald, resumed practice this Thursday.
“I trust Trevor. He knows exactly what we’re doing and he’s very bright. He’s on top of everything,” Kubiak said Wednesday. “He’s a part of the walk-throughs and everything that we’re doing so he’s on top of everything. We’ll just see where he’s at physically.
The Broncos welcome the 3-1 Falcons who are coming off a 48-33 shootout victory over the Carolina Panthers. Gary Kubiak for one is impressed with the Falcons offense led by his former student Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
“Kyle is as sharp of a guy as I have ever worked with. He’s exceptional at attacking defenses and knowing what he wants to get done. We all know how he grew up and being around ball all the time,” Kubiak said.
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Trevor Siemian will get the start
When veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez arrived via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, the starting job was pretty much his to lose. After the Broncos drafted Paxton Lynch in the first round, he must have felt even more ready to lead the Orange and Blue on the field.
But it is the 23 year old Trevor Siemian who will get the start this weekend. Through two preseason games, Siemian has gone 17/26 for 163 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. By contrast, Sanchez has three turnovers in a little over two quarters of play.
“No excuse for that poor, poor quarterback play, Sanchez said. “It’s difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity. That’s difficult.”
“They are all going to play an equal amount,” Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. “I have to sit here and think about how much I’m going to play the starters, so that’ll have a lot to do with how I play them. I’m going to see how much I’m going to play our starters in the game. I’ll make that decision later in the week.”
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Gary Kubiak made the decision in the third quarter and pulled his quarterback Brock Osweiller from the game after three turnovers. To be fair, one was a dropped pass and the other a hit upon release…the third was a fumble on a blind-side blitz sack. Kubiak inserted Peyton Manning, who was suited up but not expected to play. The entire team seemed to be reinvigorated and the missing running game suddenly came back to life.
“I don’t think Brock did anything wrong,” Kubiak said. “I know we had the turnovers, but a couple of them he had nothing to do with. But just my gut told me to turn it over to him and let him lead the football team. I’m just very proud of him. He’s worked really hard to stay there for us and it couldn’t be a bigger day to be there for us.”
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