Please forgive me, but I think everyone agrees that the lack of a offseason last year hurt the Broncos. Bronco players have been quoted saying this over and over the past 6 months. For them to say something differently now is hypocritical, in my view. I also saw the injury figures story which stated that the injury rate last year was (statistically) significantly worse that in the past. Taken at face value, this too argues against what the players are saying through the NFLPA that last year “…reduc(ded) wear and tear on our players’ bodies.” So is the real reason something else? Perhaps trying to make against the 17th game, a game the union did agree to? Common on, don’t patronize us fans… We’re getting tired of this.