Bronco notes: Lock wants to stop getting in position to overcome

Fangio and Payton match wits of defense vs. offense. Broncos activate LB Mark Barron, cut LeVante Bellamy.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos General Manager John Elway was on Broncos TV the other day praising Broncos quarterback Drew Lock for his resilience.

Could have watched 9News to hear similar commentary. Difference is, it seemed to mean more to Lock to hear from his superior than from a reporter.

To Lock’s credit, he understands resilience is a two-sided description. To overcome, one must first get in a jam.

“It means a lot to hear from a guy like that—to hear from technically your boss,’’ Lock said. “But, I want to have him be able to answer questions about how good we were in the first half and how good we were all game instead of those resilient answers—pushing through the tough stuff. It’s time for us to go out and play well for four quarters and get this thing rolling.”

The Broncos have been outscored 131-70 in the first half this year.

Lock has just one touchdown pass in the first half this season against four interceptions. He has six touchdown passes, and six interceptions, in the fourth quarter.

Fangio vs. Payton

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, who’s been coaching NFL defenses forever – starting with Saints’ linebackers in 1986 – and Saints head coach Sean Payton, who’s been coaching NFL offenses forever – starting with Eagles’ quarterbacks in 1997 – have a…

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