Refresh this page for the latest news and notes before, during and after Broncos practice Thursday, Oct. 11, from Denver Post beat reporters Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson.
10:40 a.m. — Ellis talks Broncos at community event
At a Habitat for Humanity event this morning, Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis met briefly with attending media.
*Ellis on the Broncos’ three-game losing streak after a 2-0 start: “I’m not concerned about spiraling downhill, I’m looking forward to us bouncing back this week. That’s where our focus is. I believe we’ll be ready for the Rams on Sunday. A big challenge for us. A lot of football to be played. Five games in, obviously, disappointed with the last three weeks because we set high standards for ourselves. Last week (a 34-16 loss at the Jets) was very disappointing, but you move forward from it. You have no choice. I think our players, our coaches and all our football staff understand that.”
*Ellis said he was out of town earlier this week but has talked about the team with general manager John Elway “a couple of times. We’re all rallying around each other. There was a lot of frustration that came out last week. Hopefully we can channel that into some positive energy on Sunday.”
*Ellis on coach Vance Joseph and the returning coaches and players from last year: “They know the deal. They experienced last year and they know what needs to be done to fix it, move forward, try and improve and get better and play some good football for the remaining 11 games. We’re all pulling for him and supporting him and we’ll see where this goes.”
On the community front, this is the fifth year the Broncos have participated in Habitat for Humanity events.
“It’s something we partner with Habitat for Humanity and for me personally, to come out and do something that’s tangible, productive and meaningful for people and to help a family move into a house, it’s a really neat thing,” Ellis said.