Lindsay has said and done all the right things.
After some solid running over the first two days of camp, Phillip Lindsay wasn’t satisfied. He’s happy to perform offensively but he knows his path to the 53-man roster is more complicated than just yardage, touchdowns.
Lindsay knows that there is room in Denver’s backfield for a player that can pick up a blitz, make a third-down catch out of the backfield and run between the tackles. He doesn’t have Freeman’s physical impact but Lindsay gets the most out of his 5’8″ 190lb. frame.
He’s broken several big runs, has had great yard-after-catch performance and has had a nose for the end zone.
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The nice thing with Philip is that we know him. We’ve known him since his days at Denver South high school. We know that he is someone that can never be counted out. Lindsay doesn’t really defy the odds as much as it seems, he’s strong and he has incredible balance. He’s also very fast.
What Phillip Lindsay isn’t is guaranteed a roster spot. It seems silly to say that, those of us that know his career have a hard time believing he isn’t competing for a starting spot.
While he works on his footwork and the details that will get him to that spot, we can be comforted that the yardage and touchdown pieces are already set. He’s had work as a punt returner and has had some difficulty fielding punts. With Isaiah McKenzie still on the roster, it’s unclear what the opportunity is at punt returner but Lindsay already has the endorsement of Denver LB Brandon Marshall.