Royce Freeman has had some success in the NFL after watching Philip Lindsay have most of the carries last season. That may have changed for 2019 last night.
Freeman enters camp healthy, which I am not sure he was 100 percent last season. He has also hit the weight room and worked on his route running. In the preseason game on Friday night against the Seattle Seahawks, the former Oregon Duck played in one series and made it count with a 50-yard scamper that showed his athleticism and his speed. Despite the effort, Denver lost the game 22-14 to the Seattle.
Following the game, the Denver Broncos Running Back credited his Offensive Line for opening the hole that a truck could fit through if the timing was right. Together with Lindsay, they combined for 68 yards from scrimmage in their Preseason opener. Both teams will face each other in Denver on Monday Night Football later this season.
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In his first season with the Denver Broncos, Royce Freeman found some success when he was on the field following Philip Lindsay who was the primary back. He is taking the total team approach entering his 2019 season, “Our backfield is very versatile. We got all types of different backs, but we can do a lot of things to make plays happen. Establishing the run game, especially with the o-line that we have, it sets the tone for a lot of things on our offense.”
The Offensive Line will be a strength this season with the Denver Broncos. With Quarterback Joe Flacco running the offense, he will add a new dynamic following a few seasons of trying to find a reliable signal-caller. The O-Line will also need to build more chemistry and remain healthy as the team heads toward September.
Denver hosts the San Francisco 49ers as the preseason continues on Monday, August 19th at 5 pm Pacific Time.