The Denver Broncos didn’t have much to celebrate when the NFL released their official 2017 schedule. On top of having the most difficult slate of games in the league, they also landed the earliest possible bye week, Week 5.
Denver held a light practice on Wednesday afternoon, which will be their only practice of the week. Before his players took off to enjoy the break that comes with a bye week, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph had a clear message.
“Be smart with their time, recover and spend some time on the Giants for at least an hour a day,” Joseph said when asked about his message to the team after practice. “We had a small Giants intro to the gameplan today. In the past I haven’t done that, it’s been more of the previous games and moving on to the season. Hopefully the guys spend some time on the Giants this week.”
Joseph also stressed the importance of mental rest for his players this weekend.
“It’s important, but it’s so early. You have to force yourself to rest this weekend because most teams – your bye if it’s right in the middle, that’s a good spot,” Joseph said. “It being so early you have to force recovery, force yourself to kind of relax and kind of pull away from it. If not, it’s going to come back to haunt you in four weeks. It’s different having a bye this early.”
As for Joseph, who is in his first season as a head coach, the plan is to simply spend time with his family.
“Be a father,” Joseph said when asked about his plans. “Stone [Joseph’s son] has a flag football game Saturday morning and Natalie [Joseph’s daughter] has homecoming Saturday night. I’m going to be a dad for the first time in about three months.”
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