The Denver Broncos are going to be playing with a bit more motivation than usual when they take the field Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers.
Head coach Gary Kubiak will not be on the sidelines this week, as he has been given the week off to recover from a complex migraine that hospitalized him after last Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said his unit will be playing for Kubiak.
“We’re going to miss him. And we’re going to play for him,” Phillips said, according to The Denver Post’s Cameron Wolfe. “I’m going to talk to the defense and we’re going to dedicate this game to him. He’s meant so much to this team, and the reason we won the Super Bowl is because of him. We’re going to do something for him.”
The Broncos are optimistic Kubiak will be able to return Oct. 24 when the Broncos host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. The team has said Kubiak’s health will come first and foremost, however.