Maybe that is why this man is smiling.
According to the Denver Post and some other sources, Denver is starting to look like a complete team for the first time since the end of last season.
Correll Buckhalter was at practice Tuesday and was joined by defensive co-captains Champ Bailey and DJ Williams. Back on the offensive side of the ball rookie Demaryius Thomas and RG Kris Kuper were also practicing.
What does this mean? It means that there could very well be a semblance of a running game that has been lacking in the first two games.
Kuper will shore up the interior of the line while adding some veteran leadership. And with Buckhalter teaming with Justin Fargas, we should see what McDaniels' run/pass balance really looks like, something we haven't seen so far this preseason.
And to add some frosting to this healthy cake, Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady is supposed to participate in practice today, if not at full speed, at least back with his teammates.