Russell Wilson makes his Denver debut for the Broncos in Week 2 as Denver looks to bounce back from Monday’s heartbreaking loss to the Seahawks. Stick here for live updates and analysis as the Broncos take on the Texans at Empower Field at Mile High.
Broncos-Texans NFL Week 2: Must reads
NFL Journal: Time is now for Broncos to flip script of struggling on home field
Ryan O’Halloran shares 11 things about the Broncos entering Sunday’s home opener against the Houston Texans. Read more…
Kiszla: Don’t worry, be Hackett? Nope. Against Houston, it’s win or else for Broncos rookie head coach.
The first time Nathaniel Hackett leads the Broncos on their home field for a regular-season contest as the team’s head coach, it’s a must-win game.
Is that fair? Maybe not.
But the honeymoon is over, after only one loss on Hackett’s resume, Mark Kiszla writes.
Always on alert: When Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson scrambles, teammates know the play could be far from over
Sensing pass-rush pressure, Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson spun out of the pocket and started the scramble drill that has been synonymous with the first decade of his NFL career.
But it wasn’t during training camp or last week’s season-opening loss at Seattle. No, this was way back in mid-March, when Wilson was less than two weeks removed from his blockbuster trade to the Broncos and had gathered a group of teammates at his home in San Diego.
Most importantly for the Broncos’ skill-position players, the San Diego Sessions were their first in-person glimpse at how Wilson operates in the pocket to extend plays or leaves the pocket to buy additional time so they could recalibrate how they help a scrambling quarterback, Ryan O’Halloran reports.