It didn’t take long for Jeremy Mincey to get another shot to play this season.
The former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman signed with the Denver Broncos this week to help bolster a team who saw injuries to key defensive players, especially on the front four. With Derek Wolfe still recovering from a seizure like episode back in late November on a bus ride to the airport, Mincey figures to be a good fit while he recovers.
Mincey is a high risk, high reward player. His release from the Jaguars stemmed from being late to meetings. He was also even an inactive participant in games and was left off a road trip. So as long as he can be on time to practices and meetings, his performance on the field should be solid. Interestingly enough, he goes from a team who had a bleak future that was going to miss the playoffs to a potential Super Bowl contender. I believe the best way Mincey can help the team is feeding off of the energy that the Broncos have in the potential to make it far in the postseason. Knowing that Mincey will get a fair share of snaps should give him the motivation to play well and make an impact on a rather roller coaster defense that is the Broncos.
Adding Mincey should really help the Broncos in the long run, especially with him refocusing due to the team playing football in January. That alone should help Mincey get motivated enough to play well and keep his mind clear because the Broncos are going to need all 53 men on the active roster to help with the playoff push. They can’t afford to let one player to lose that focus.