Originally Posted by DenverBroncosJM
So does the bye week count or no?
Probably not but it's another week of learning the system and another week of getting in shape.
I know "game" shape is a little different then "practice" shape but I don't think it's like it used to be. Players train much now in the offseason and so they're not nearly as out of game shape as players were in the past. Several players that were dinged up on other teams during training camp and preseason came in week 1 and didn't show any signs of being out of shape. When we played the Steelers, Wallace didn't show any signs of being out of shape and that was at a mile high. I don't think DJ will be out of shape. He'll be ready to go when he's allowed to play. I look forward to hearing some articles on how things are going for him during practice, when that happens.