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Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive

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In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Unless the Broncos can steer their way out of a season that is skidding out of control, Lynch looks like he will get the starting quarterback gig he has never been able to earn on his own. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

DENVER (AP) — Broncos general manager John Elway defended his embattled rookie head coach and his staff Friday night while laying the blame for Denver’s five-game skid squarely on the shoulders of his underachieving players.