If there was some punitive reason receiver Brandon Marshall sat for most of the second quarter, Josh McDaniels isn’t saying what it is. He reiterated that Marshall’s disappearance from the offense was based only on the normal rotation and the Broncos’ plan.
“Just, again, all our guys are going to play and they know that,” McDaniels said. “Just the way it goes.”
McDaniels said Jabar Gaffney took a lot of the single-receiver sets, and the team had practiced it that way during the week. He was asked how Marshall, a Pro Bowl receiver, could be lost in the shuffle for almost an entire quarter.
“We’ve got a lot of guys that deserve to play, and that’s how we’re going to play, period,” said McDaniels, who added that Marshall knew the playbook.