According to a source, starting left tackle Ty Sambrailo is likely unable to go this week after injuring his shoulder last Sunday in the Broncos 24-12 victory over the Detroit Lions in prime time. He was originally with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent, but was released in 2010.
“I’ll definitely have a few butterflies. If we need him quick, he was the best possible option for us”. “Everybody is excited. I think my Facebook is going out of control”, Polumbus said.
An nearly identical situation happened to Schofield during his redshirt sophomore year at the University of Michigan. His other start for the Texans came as an extra offensive lineman lined up as a tight end.
“They drafted me a year ago in the third round, so I’ve got to prove I was worth that pick and come out there and dominate”, Schofield said.
He found out he was getting the start Wednesday. “I didn’t know him before this year, but he’s been focused, especially since the season started, really ready to step in at a moment’s notice”.
For a team employing Peyton Manning, the Broncos entered their Week 4 preparations remarkably thin at tackle, with their starting left tackle having three games of experience, their swing tackle carrying zero and their right tackle being an in-case-of-emergency fill-in for the second straight summer. Clark was subsequently traded. “Up to that, I played pretty well”, Schofield said.
“This is a great opportunity for Michael”. “As a player, that’s all you ask for – work, work, work and then someday, OK, hey, here we go”.
“Obviously, because he hasn’t been here”, Kubiak said of Polumbus backing up.
He’s played on both sides of the line throughout his National Football League career but admitted it’s not an easy switch.
Another banged up offensive line stands in the way of the Vikings’ pass rush.
But when practice began Wednesday, the Broncos were without rookie left tackle Ty Sambrailo and veteran right guard Louis Vasquez.
The Denver Broncos offensive line, the most talked about position(s) for the team in the offseason, is hurting and they have added a familiar face in order to help out.
Schofield had a few difficulty at left tackle in the preseason finale against Arizona, allowing a sack and two pressures.
Harris isn’t looking for any pity. “My excitement is the same”, Harris said. “The team that can adapt the best is going to win on Sunday and is going to win the Super Bowl”.