Denver Broncos: The Good, The Bad, The WTF against the Los Angeles Chargers
What once looked like a promising season for the Denver Broncos has quickly become one of despair and questions. After yesterday’s 21-0 shellacking from the Los Angeles Chargers, many in Broncos Country are asking questions. Where did the running game go? Does the team need to get rid of Trevor Siemian? Along with many others. However, there is more wrong than just the above questions. Here is the Good, the Bad, and the WTF from Sunday’s loss.
Again nothing. It is hard to find something good to talk about when you lose 21-0. This is the first time since 1992 that the Broncos have been shutout. It was a tough day all around.
- Offensive Line
The Denver Broncos are facing some struggles on the offensive line. Especially when it comes to depth. The additions of starting LT Garrett Bolles and starting RG Ronald Leary have proved valuable. However, there was no addressing of the depth for the Broncos. Obviously, the offensive line was horrid last year. Moving those starters to backups does not address depth. A team still needs talent behind the starters. Denver is most certainly lacking in this area.
- The Run Game
The run game of the Denver Broncos has, once again, become a thing of the past. Until John Elway and Vance Joseph fix the issues up front, teams are going to key on the run and try to make Trevor Siemian beat them. This is something that he is most capable of doing if they have a valid running game.
What has happened to the importance of ball security with the Denver Broncos? Last week against the New York Giants, they put the ball on the ground multiple times. Again yesterday, the offense had three turnovers. One was on the first offensive play of the game. This week there should be some attacking the ball and consequences if you give it up during practice.
The Denver Broncos are killing themselves with key penalties as well. Whether or not you agree with the penalty does not matter (OPI on Demaryius Thomas). The officials are calling them. The Broncos need to get this under control. Yesterday they had 10 more for a total of 68 yards.
The Denver Broncos have had their bye week and are now into the toughest part of their schedule. With road game the next two weeks at the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Then they have a home game against the New England Patriots. It does not get easy. They are going to play through it and hopefully right the ship.
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