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Colo. (AP)Approaching 30, Demaryius Thomas isn’t the same

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ENGLEWOOD Juwann Winfree Denver Broncos Jersey , Colo. (AP)Approaching 30, Demaryius Thomas isn’t the same wide receiver who combined breakaway speed and superior size to join Tory Holt and Marvin Harrison as the only players in NFL history with five consecutive 90-catch, 1,000-yard seasons. That streak is in jeopardy and his 11.3-yard average per catch is the lowest of his eight-year pro career. His 68 catches for 771 yards and four TDs are nothing to scoff at but are down considerably from his previous five seasons when he averaged 98.4 receptions for 1,374 yards and 9.2 touchdowns. That doesn’t mean he can’t still wreck a game plan, as Chuck Pagano insists and Todd Bowles attests. Thomas is coming off his best game in more than a year – eight catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 23-0 shutout of the Jets on Sunday that snapped their eight-game losing streak. Thomas was the only offensive player who got a game ball from coach Vance Joseph, who gave one to everyone on defense along with their coaches after Denver limited New York to 100 yards of offense in the franchise’s first shutout in a dozen years. The Broncos (4-9) visit the Colts(3-10) in a Thursday night game pitting two down-on-their-luck teams hoping to finish strong as the long offseason looms. The Broncos are slogging through their first losing season since 2010 and the Colts have lost four in a row for the first time in Pagano’s six-year tenure. Pagano said Tuesday that Thomas is just as much a focal point of his team’s preparation as Von Miller is. ”Oh yeah, if you’ve got an 88 on or a 58 on, I don’t know if we can slow either of them down,” Pagano said. ”But we’re going to do our (best) not to let either one of those guys wreck the game. Absolutely. ”D.T. can still roll and he can still wreck a game, and we’ll give him proper respect.” That’s what Bowles did last week. ”He’s a big receiver. He’s All-Pro for a reason,” Bowles said. ”Obviously, we put our best guy against their best guy and he made more plays than (cornerback Morris Claiborne) did.” Thomas was targeted 10 times against the Jets. ”I think I’ve been playing like that all season,” Thomas said. ”I just got more opportunities and took advantage of them.” Giving Thomas more chances was part of Joseph’s plan after he challenged his team leaders to step up their play and bring an end to the team’s longest losing streak since 1967. ”We just felt like the last couple of weeks we haven’t challenged people with the ball enough,” quarterback Trevor Siemian said. ”Even last week against Miami, it kind of felt like we weren’t challenging people down the field and with the guys we have Juwann Winfree Jersey 2019 , we have to be able to do that. Everything kind of goes along with that. With these guys we knew there were going to be a lot of contested catches, tough catches and tough throws. But we had to get some big ones and he (Thomas) stepped up big time.” Thomas surpassed Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe to move into second place in two categories: most TD catches (56) and most receiving yards (8,475) in team history. ”Man, it means the world,” said Thomas, who trails only Rod Smith, with 68 TDs and 11,389 yards. ”It just shows the hard work I’ve put in paying off.” The Broncos would like to get their other high-priced receiver going, too. Emmanuel Sanders hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 2. — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)Their protracted quarterback competition last summer cost them cohesion as Trevor Siemian never really found a good rhythm with his receivers. Now the Broncos aren’t going to name their starting QB until later in the week, another oddity in a strange season in Denver for a franchise still reeling from Peyton Manning’s retirement 21 months ago. ”Who’s the starting quarterback on Sunday?” coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday, repeating the question. ”We’re not there yet.” Joseph said Brock Osweiler, coming off his best game as a pro, and Paxton Lynch, coming back from a sprained left ankle, split snaps Wednesday ”exactly down the middle Cheap Juwann Winfree Jersey , half and half.” Joseph said Lynch ”looked OK. You know he hadn’t practiced in three weeks. His ankle looked OK, not perfect. But he practiced. He started and finished practice.” Joseph said the decision is a complicated one with several factors playing into it, ”and I won’t share most of those.” The Broncos (5-9) play Sunday at Washington (6-icon_cool.gif, where they’ll face quarterback Kirk Cousins, whom many Broncos fans would like to see sign with Denver in the offseason. The Broncos have juggled quarterbacks all year. Siemian started the first seven games before being benched for Osweiler, who started three before getting supplanted by Lynch last month. Lynch sprained his left ankle against Oakland and spent the fourth quarter sobbing on the bench while Siemian nearly led the Broncos back from a 21-0 deficit. ”I was very frustrated in the fact that I just came back from a shoulder injury and missed a lot of time with that. The first game I got back, I tweaked my ankle. It just frustrated me,” Lynch said. ”… I love playing football. When it gets taken away from me, it hurts.” Siemian (left shoulder) was placed on IR after getting hurt last week at Indianapolis, where Osweiler led Denver to a 25-13 comeback only to have to fight for the starting gig this week. ”I’m not concerned with that,” Osweiler said. ”You guys know me, I’m going to come to the building every day, study hard, work hard and have fun out there on the football field. If my number gets called, I’ll be ready to go. I’ll be ready to lead this football team. That decision is out of my control.” While praising Osweiler’s performance, Joseph acknowledged this week’s QB competition is really more about seeing where Lynch is health-wise. ”I would agree with that. It’s definitely more about how ready Paxton will be on Sunday and what’s best for our football team to win a game on Sunday Isaac Yiadom Jersey ,” Joseph said. ”Again, it’s not easy. It’s complicated, it really is.” The Broncos want to see more of Lynch, who has only played in one game after spraining his left shoulder in the preseason. But they have to make sure he’s recovered sufficiently from his high ankle sprain to play. ”I’m just trying to get my ankle ready to go in case I have to go play,” Lynch said. Another factor in the mystery surrounding the decision is keeping the Redskins in the dark. Joseph said he doesn’t have to tell the media who his starter is ”and I don’t want to tell Washington, either. So we’re going to take our time with this thing.” Joseph did say this isn’t about tanking: ”Whoever plays Sunday, it’s going to be about winning.” And Joseph did allow it’s highly unusual this time of year to be splitting snaps at quarterback. ”Absolutely it is,” he said while insisting it has no impact on his game plan. ”It’s going to be the same receivers, same runners, same offensive line. So, everyone else is still practicing their assignments and their duties,” Joseph said. While their teammates have their opinions on who should start at quarterback, they’re keeping those to themselves while publicly supporting the process. ”You go with the guy they choose and you make it work,” Demaryius Thomas said. —



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