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Gary Kubiak resting in hospital, uncertain to coach Chargers game


TAMPA FL- OCTOBER 2 Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sidelines in the final moments of the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It is not often a coach out-smarts Gary Kubiak, but yesterday Dan Quinn did a better job of coaching than the Broncos’ head coach. “It’s a week that he needs right now and we’ll look at it again next Monday”. “We need to continue to handle our business for the season”.

Broncos General Manager John Elway is expected to release further information at a 2 p.m. news conference. Denver’s offensive line is struggling due to the injuries of Donald Stephenson and Virgil Green.

“I am exhausted of sitting and waiting”, Green told the media after practice Monday night. “Like I said, the least disruptive”. The Broncos will be without head coach Gary Kubiak this week because of health reasons. The Atlanta Falcons came into town on Sunday and exploited one of the best defenses in the NFL. He returned to the coaching box 10 days later and eventually to the sideline, but he was sacked about a month after the episode. But they have a system in place, and I know a lot of coaches on their staff. Plus, Von Miller is having an MVP-candidate kind of season, and the offense could get a boost from improving running back Devontae Booker.

Devonta Freeman broke out last season, and Tevin Coleman is doing more of the same for the 4-1 Atlanta Falcons here in 2016.

Take away the receivers and our running backs will kill you.

And according to Elway, the prognosis is a good one for Kubiak’s return. With the quick turnaround – two games in five days – the risk of playing him last weekend against Atlanta was too great, the Broncos decided against it, despite Siemian’s belief he would play that game. “You have to expect to go out there and win and ball. Just his back to work is going to be on a football field”, said James. “Let’s not make the stress even worse, right?”

Kubiak was Elway’s backup QB with the Broncos from 1983 to 1991 and replaced the Hall of Famer at the end of defeats in Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXIV.

While Siemian said he expects to start against the Chargers, he doesn’t have the most important vote. That question was not asked.

“We have a lot of guys we are evaluating this week”, he said, smiling. Also, DeCamillis is on the headset with Kubiak during games as part of making game management decisions. Seattle will mark a third straight elite defense the Falcons will have to face (they’ve put up 35.5 points per game against Carolina and Denver).

NEAR PICKS: Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. both had interceptions in their hands, but couldn’t hang on.

“Kubes set a template for us”, DeCamillis said. “They haven’t changed at all”. On Sunday, the second-year back from IN had a 31-yard touchdown catch and catches of 49 and 48 yards.

Covered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons. “And then it’s turned around and they get in trouble or they get prosecuted or looked at in a negative light because of the training that they’ve gone through”, he said. “But they pretty much do the same thing”.