Lindsay will have to take an ‘incomplete’ for Sunday’s game.
Phillip Lindsay came out of the gates strong, once again, getting 20 yards on four first quarter carries. He was energetic and looked like he was primed for another big, all-purpose day.
Then he dove into the pile late, attempting to recover a fumble and was ejected from the game. Lindsay is popular and humble, he’s done all the right things so the impetus is to find fault in the call or the ejection.
Watching replays of the play, Lindsay was very late to the fray and appeared to be throwing punches in the pile. I’ll forgive youthful exuberance and intensity but it was a dumb mistake and one Lindsay assures us will not be repeated.
It’s good because Denver is going to have to put a disproportionate amount of load on the undrafted rookie. Denver can little afford to be without Lindsay, be if from injury or league sanction. He is the key, the thing that can keep opposing defenses honest and along with Sanders, the Broncos most explosive talent.
We anticipate good things from Phillip.
The rest of this Broncos team? It’s hard to say, while we don’t want to overreact to an expected road loss, we have to acknowledge the nature of that loss.
Denver has a tough season of soul-searching ahead, let’s hope the lessons embedded in this season resonate and that Denver regains that piece that’s made them a premier franchise for the last 20 years.