ENGLEWOOD - Rookie kickoff specialist Paul Ernster admitted he was bad against Miami on Sunday, but he wants another chance. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan wouldn’t commit to giving him that second chance. Ernster kicked off three times Sunday. One went to the 5-yard line, another went to the 12 and the third sailed out of bounds. That isn’t what Denver hoped for when it used a roster spot on Ernster, whose only job is to kick off. “We’ve got to make that tough decision on what’s the best thing for the team,” Shanahan said when asked about Ernster’s spot on the team. If the Broncos need depth at cornerback or running back because of injuries to Champ Bailey and Mike Anderson, Ernster could be one of the players whose jobs are in jeopardy. Shanahan said he has confidence in Ernster because Ernster has kicked off consistently well in practice. Ernster said he assumed he would be back for another opportunity, even though Sunday’s outing was disappointing. “The film doesn’t lie. I screwed up,” Ernster said. “It happens. It’s about how you respond to it and come back, and prove to the team you can do it.” Motion issues Miami quarterback Gus Frerotte told the Miami Herald he could put one Dolphins receiver in motion during Sunday’s game and figure out what kind of defense Denver was playing. A few Broncos players found that hard to believe. “He had no idea,” linebacker Ian Gold said. “It’s a good guess. They guessed right on some plays, didn’t guess right on others.” Teams often put a receiver in motion to detect if a defense is in a zone coverage or man-toman, which is perhaps what Frerotte was talking about. Safety John Lynch said he didn’t think Frerotte could have figured out all the details about the defense by putting a player in motion, although teams face a constant challenge of disguising schemes. “I don’t think we were outschemed or anything,” Lynch said. “We just didn’t execute.” Terrell re-signed The Broncos re-signed receiver David Terrell. The Broncos cut Terrell last week so his base salary wouldn’t be guaranteed this year. A player who has four accrued NFL seasons and is on the roster for the season opener is guaranteed his base salary for the year. Terrell is in his fifth season.
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