Gallows humor. I don't know where laughing through the pain stands in the five stages of grief, but that's what it has come to for your Denver Softies.
A dismal performance by Trevor Siemian only intensified the Broncos' quarterback quandary.
And yes, Wake added, "That is frustrating". Denver's defense outscoring Denver's offense, 6-3.
It what has been a staple for many Denver Broncos teams it is not of this one.
The win by Miami (5-7) snapped a five-game losing streak that dated back to Halloween weekend in a 31-28 home win over the New York Jets.
Defense: Cornerback Xavien Howard, criticized earlier in the season, had the first two interceptions of his career, returning one 30 yards for a touchdown.
"I think he'll be all right", Gase said before Wednesday's practice, via the Dolphins' official website.
"We found a way today", Gase said.
In the waning seconds of the first quarter, there was a glimmer of hope that one of those three-and-outs would be put to good use.
The Denver Broncos were upset with the Miami Dolphins for attempting an onside kick up 33-9 in the fourth quarter on Sunday.
This is worse than the Josh McDaniels era.
The mercurial Phillips has flashed game-changing potential in the past and did so again against the Broncos.
The extremely injured Denver Broncos continue their season Sunday at Miami against the Dolphins. "We've got to execute better offensively".
Gase isn't used to being in that position. That's two years ago. He put Denver football on the map. Here's the backstory on that kick to the gut: Gase wanted the job when it was handed to Gary Kubiak.
What it means: The win does not mean much for the Dolphins in the big picture. Sunday, Gase got his revenge. "Apparently, there's some bad blood". The Broncos can oblige, no problem. "That's loser football. This is the pros". "But it's the pros". Jay Cutler's offense scored 21.
"That's his choice", Joseph said.
Translation: the Titanic saw a gorgeous sunset. Shortly after that game Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway fired John Fox. "Two catches. For about 8 yards". There's no debate at quarterback. "We definitely have talent on the team". Which, genuine or not, is also true.
And they never got to witness Isaiah McKenzie fumble a punt into the end zone for a safety, his sixth fumble of the season. Rock bottom hurts the most when you've been to the top.
"Everything is tough right now".
It's been said ad nauseam.
Pass coverage: This is week 13 and there are no Int's from the CB's. "But yeah, 123, thank God for that".
The other four players who were on the injury report this week all will be available: DE Shelby Harris, WR Emmanuel Sanders, DE Adam Gotsis and DE Zach Kerr. The 2015 Broncos were known for their grit on defense.