Broncos set to face Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski for first tim

Broncos set to face Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski for first tim

Postautor: Bellaaaa » 18 lis 2017, o 08:36

The Broncos’ trouble defending tight ends has been well documented, and the revolving door of tough matchups at the position continues Sunday with New England’s Rob Gronkowski.,womens Adam Gotsis Jersey

Denver’s defense has had mixed success against Gronkowski. In five regular-season games against the Broncos since entering the NFL in 2010,<Authentic Jeff Heuerman Jersey, the tight end has 30 catches for 371 yards (74.2 yards per game) and three touchdowns.

But the last time Gronkowski suited up in Denver was a different story. The tight end caught eight passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, >Authentic Byron Jones Jerseyin a 20-18 loss by the Patriots in the AFC championship game Jan. 24, most coming in the second half, 2016.

Gronkowski was injured and did not play during New England’s 16-3 win in Denver last season.Authentic Adam Gotsis Jersey,

“There’s really nothing you can do, really, not let him get going full speed. Other than that,” Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said. “You try to slow him down,womens Taylor Decker Jersey, there’s nothing you can do to stop that man when he’s rolling.”

The key for the Broncos against Gronkowski,Authentic Randy Gregory JerseyBroncos coach Vance Joseph said,Authentic Chaz Green Jersey which is 25th in the league defending tight ends at 75.8 yards per gamewomens Paxton Lynch Jersey, will be identifying the right times to help with coverage. It hasn’t worked lately for Denver according to Football Outsiders.

“You can’t double one guy every play, you have to have your guys cover one-one-one. When it’s first-and-10,>Authentic Ty Sambrailo Jersey..Authentic Taylor Decker Jersey, Joseph said. “So from time to time, nobody is going to be in a defense where you’re doubling a tight end. That makes no sense because you have the run game to account for.

“From time to time, our linebackers and our safeties have to cover the backs and the tight ends one-on-one. Now, we have a plan to defend those guys with coverage,womens Chaz Green Jersey, third downs and specialty downs where the ball should go to that guy, with leverage.”

The Patriots added another familiar tight end to their roster Thursday, signing Martellus Bennett off waivers following his release from Green Bay.womens Randy Gregory Jersey,' The Packers waived Bennett on Wednesday after claiming he failed to disclose a physical condition.

Bennett caught 55 passes for 701 yards as a key member of New England’s Super Bowl team in 2016. He signed with the Packers as a free agent in the offseason.Authentic Shane Ray Jersey>,

Anderson, Wolfe absent. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson missed Thursday’s practice due to illness,womens Byron Jones Jersey,Joseph said.

Joseph said Anderson, whose long overtime touchdown run sealed victory for the Broncos over the Patriots when they visited Denver in 2015,Authentic Paxton Lynch Jersey, should to be ready for Sunday’s game.

Defensive end Derek Wolfe also missed Thursday’s practice with a neck soreness,womens Shane Ray Jersey,'Joseph said. The coach added he’s “not concerned” about Wolfe being ready for Sunday’s game.

Offensive linemen Matt Paradis (back) and Ron Leary (elbow) and wide receivers Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and Bennie Fowler (ankle) all returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis after missing Wednesday’s session.womens Ty Sambrailo Jersey,

Linebacker Todd Davis (ankle) and offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (calf) were also limited participants.womens Jeff Heuerman Jersey,'
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