Broncos players have found a way to keep teammates from lagging during offseason workouts.
According to defensive end Malik Jackson, all it takes to get someone back into gear is a reminder of the final score of the last game that the Broncos played. That was a 43-8 loss to the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, of course, and Jackson said that being on the wrong side of that blowout has been a motivating factor for the team.
“Whenever someone gets tired, you just say 35, and they just start picking it up again,” Jackson said, via the team’s website. “We know we have to come back strong this year. We had a disappointing loss. But that’s last season. We’re ready to move on.”
The team will have to move on when next season gets underway, but the bad taste left by such a one-sided loss in the Super Bowl isn’t a bad one for a veteran-laden team to have during offseason workouts. If it limits coasting or spurs additional work, the Broncos will be better for it when September rolls around and that can only help them make it back for another shot next February.