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Joe Ellis says bubble may soon be thing of the past

This just in: it snows in Denver during the winter.

That said, the Broncos aren’t particularly prepared for the winter weather. In fact, it’s hard to imagine that the 11-3 Denver Broncos, home of two Super Bowls and 12 divisional titles, practice at a multi-purpose indoor practice “bubble” well outside of walking distance from Dove Valley during inclement weather.

But it sounds like that will be changing soon.

Broncos team president Joe Ellis told Mike Klis of the Denver Post on Wednesday: “We certainly understand how important it is for our team to have an indoor facility at some point in the very near future.”

Ellis said nothing has been finalized and a new indoor facility might not come for a little while, but clearly, the Broncos realize that taking a shuttle to an indoor practice bubble a mile away isn’t acceptable for players accustomed to the highest luxuries, and periodically boarding a bus to practice, while not a big deal to most, is an unusual inconvenience for NFL stars.

A practice bubble probably won’t make a difference on the field in any way, but it does matter in terms of perception. For a proud NFL franchise like the Broncos that happens to play in a state with snow on its license plate, an offsite indoor facility doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

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