ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Orlando Franklin is still smarting over his poor performance in the Super Bowl.
Not so his switch from right tackle to left guard.
All 57 of Franklin's starts for the Broncos, including five in the playoffs, have been at right tackle, where the 6-foot-7, 320-pound Jamaican made quite the name for himself.
He became the first rookie right tackle in team history to start every game in 2011, when he helped the Broncos lead the league in rushing. He led all NFL players at his position by allowing just 3½ sacks in 2012 and was part of a line that gave up just 20 sacks last season.
That group then kept Peyton Manning's jersey clean in the playoffs until the night the Seattle Seahawks' front four manhandled Denver's O-line in the Super Bowl.