We have preached it so many times, mainly because it’s so important to remember what has transpired in the last few years. The Denver Broncos have been a victim of the injury bug, and Tuesday’s practice was no different, as star receiving Tim Patrick went down with a leg injury and had to be carted off the field.

While that was not great to see, it showed us a few things. One, this type of thing can happen to anyone, especially when you play the violent sport that is football.

Two, the family bond and culture that were shown during Tuesday’s practice were special. It isn’t too often the whole team stops practice, and everyone comes and checks on a guy who is getting carted off the field. Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett and defensive back Kareem Jackson felt the family bond was stronger than it has ever been on Tuesday.

“I think it’s awesome, it just shows anytime anyone out here, you want to see that support,” Hackett told reporters on Tuesday. “Tim is a guy that is very well respected across this team, and we are going to hope for the best.”

“Ton of respect, I think it kind of showed with all of the guys huddling around him,” Kareem Jackson said on Tuesday. “Coaches usually flip it around and keep going. Him going down, I think that’s the longest I have ever seen a practice be held. Tim is a big part of this team, a big part of our offense…”

The Broncos will likely be without Patrick for some amount of time, based on the things we are hearing. While, yes, it sucks, they still have one of the deeper receiver corps in the league.

With Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, and several other pieces, this receiver corps will still be good. However, there’s zero doubt the unit is better with Patrick in the lineup.

While no one wants to see a player get injured, today showed that the Broncos already have the culture set in place that we know from the past. The family feeling throughout camp has been great, and today proved that the Broncos have this championship trait in place.

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