Last week, Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio said the team has “more depth and more overall talent” now than it did in his first two seasons. Generally speaking, fans and pundits tend to agree.
That’s great, but it won’t mean anything if that talent doesn’t translate to results on the field. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater knows that, and he aims to turn the hype into action.
“I definitely view this as a team that we have a ton of talent,” Bridgewater said on Sept. 1. “We have an opportunity to do something special, but it can’t be all talk. Every day that we come out here, every day we step foot in this building, we all have to have the same mindset and we all have to have a common goal. That’s the thing that I love about football, it’s the ultimate team sport where you put aside all your personal goals and your egos and you come together for one common goal — that’s to win.
“You can sense that around here. Everyone wants to win. Everyone has that mindset of whatever it takes. It’s not about me, it’s not about the next guy. It’s about the team, and I love being a part of that.”
Bridgewater is surrounded by talent on offense and — on paper — Denver appears to have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Everything has been lined up for a successful season. Now it’s time to execute.
The Broncos will face the New York Giants on the road in Week 1.
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