Sunday, September 15, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Denver Broncos
By Jeff Legwold
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room after the Denver Broncos' 41-23 win over the New York Giants:
Clady injured: The Broncos are slightly less daring on offense without left tackle Ryan Clady, as they were when the starters played in the preseason when Clady was held out after offseason shoulder surgery. Clady was sporting a significant limp following Sunday's win because of a left foot injury he suffered against the Giants. Clady will be evaluated when the team gets back to Denver and will have an MRI at some point Monday.
Ihenacho in boot: Safety Duke Ihenacho wore a walking boot on his injured right ankle when he left the stadium. He was jogging on it as he rushed back to his locker, but things are usually a little more difficult the next day. He will be evaluated as well.
Relief for Manning: Quarterback Peyton Manning looked visibly relieved to have the third, and likely last, career regular-season game against his brother Eli over and done. Manning certainly understands the history of it all, but it is an uncomfortable situation for both him and his family. “I think both of us are glad that it’s over with."
Flag day: The Broncos expected a tough scrap with the Giants' receivers, and in the end Denver’s defensive backs were called for eight penalties in the game, including four for pass interference, two for defensive holdings and one illegal contact. “That was a battle," cornerback Chris Harris said. “Sometimes the flags are going to come."