Fo­cus should be on tired de­fense

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Lynch fan. A Pax­ton Lynch sight­ing? Fi­nally. It’s like he is the in­vis­i­ble man. I am sur­prised the Bron­cos have not put him in to play be­fore now. Martha, 83-year-old fan

Kiz: Lost amid all the yap­ping about corner­back Aqib Talib shov­ing Jor­dan Nor­wood in the back af­ter a muffed punt dur­ing the loss to Kansas City last week was the real thing that should con­cern Bron­cos Coun­try. The stel­lar Den­ver de­fense is fi­nally show­ing the strain of car­ry­ing this team on its back. Team brother­hood can sur­vive a shove in the back. But an an­gry shove can quickly morph into fin­gers pointed in blame, and then you’ve got real trou­ble on your hands. Should Den­ver lose to lowly Jack­sonville, you might be­gin to hear it-ain’t-my-fault grum­bling in the locker room. If the Bron­cos are go­ing to ride with Lynch, they have to take off the train­ing wheels. But can coach Gary Ku­biak trust Lynch to push the pedal to the metal with­out end­ing up in the ditch? Let’s hope so, be­cause if Lynch throws two in­ter­cep­tions against the Jaguars, Talib might lock his rookie QB in the bath­room for the air­plane ride back to Colorado.

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