The Broncos started five rookies in the Week 17 finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, capping a roller-coaster season. What did some of the first-year Broncos take away from a 6-10 season with so many ups and downs?
• How will you remember your first year with the Broncos?
Linebacker Jeff Holland: “It happened within a blink of my eyes, you know? Guys started dropping like flies. I got pulled up (from the practice squad). That happened fast for me, but I was prepared. Just growing as a team — I saw us all grow as a team, become closer. Because that was one of our main goals: ‘Stay together as a team, we’re going to fight through everything.’ So I think we did a good job of doing that.”
• What’s the best piece of advice you got before the season started?
Cornerback Isaac Yiadom: “Just to take coaching and learn — and learn from your mistakes. Don’t repeat the same mistake twice.”
Linebacker Josey Jewell: “Be ready every snap. Because you never know what’s going to happen to the guys in front of you. It’s always next man up.”
• How fast did 2018 go by for you?
Yiadom: “It was long, but it did go by fast. The season goes by fast. But ever since I came here, like OTAs and everything, it’s (been) long.”
Holland: “Yeah, it went real fast. It went real fast. Next year I want to come back stronger, bigger, smarter as a football player. And more physical.”
Jewell: “It was different. There were spurts. You definitely had spurts where you might be, ‘The back hurts a little bit,’ and you start thinking about it. But it was good. I didn’t feel it was really long or really fast; I felt it was kind of even-keeled. But that’s what Year 2 is for, is you’re going to find out how fast it really goes.”
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