Sunday, Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno, in his debut, he finished with only 19 yards on eight carries in the season opener at Cincinnati before leaving the game because he took a blow to the side of the helmet as he was forced out of bounds.
"Not that good, not that good at all," Moreno said when asked to critique his first game. "I missed a lot of things. Maybe I was trying to go too fast, trying to do too much. But I'm glad to get that first one under my belt, and we can move on from here. That's how I'm approaching it."
Moreno said he feels "100 percent" this week and that he doesn't believe he ran tentatively against the Bengals because of his preseason knee injury. Moreno missed three preseason games with a sprained medial collateral ligament.
He thinks, if anything, he was impatient and more than a little surprised at how much quicker the game is played in the NFL.
"I just missed a lot of reads, missed a lot of reads," Moreno said. "Making the wrong one, making it go outside instead of inside, things like that. It was my first game back, and I had to shake some of the cobwebs out. I wasn't used to that speed. I guess that counts for being a rookie."