KUSA-The Broncos had an opportunity to set the tone for the week in their first practice against the Texans, but instead of the prolific offense we are used to seeing Peyton Manning said he saw something else.
"I thought our offense stunk today. I thought their defense kicked our butt," Manning said. "We will learn from the film, and hopefully we come out tomorrow and do a better job from a players standpoint and execute."
Wednesday now has to be better.
"When you have a pretty below-average practice, you have to call it a below-average practice," said Manning.
"I don't think we had our best day as a group, especially on offense," Demaryius Thomas said. "There were a lot of penalties. We weren't converting well. And I definitely didn't have one of my best days, as well."
The pads will now be on for the rest of the week. Certainly that should heighten the intensity if Manning didn't already make his message clear enough.
Houston will practice twice more on Wednesday and Thursday at Dove Valley in preparation for Saturday's third preseason game.