Encouraging Steve Slaton:
“People smell blood because he's put some balls on the ground,” Kubiak said. “They're really getting after him. I told him when I walked in with him after the game, ‘You know we're going to go as far as you take us. You've got to figure out a way to protect the football. We're going to work with you throughout the week, but you've just got to hang on to that football.'
“Steve's our guy, and I have a lot of confidence in him. It's our job to help him find a way to hold on to the football. He touches it, and good things happen. But at the same time, you can make five big plays and one turnover can get you beat. Steve understands that.”
Indeed he does.
“I hurt the team,” Slaton said. “I've got to put two hands on the ball. I have to know when I can't get any more yards and just go down.”