Denver Broncos: Good, Bad, and WTF against the Oakland Raiders
As the Denver Broncos approached Sunday’s game with the Oakland Raiders, they did so with some new faces. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave took over for the fired Mike McCoy. Paxton Lynch would be the third QB used on the season. Would these changes help the Broncos break a six-game losing streak? How would the day play out? Here is the Good, the Bad, and the WTF from Sunday’s action.
- Trevor Siemian
The air attack of the Denver Broncos did not exist for three-quarters. Then, due to an ankle injury to Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian comes in and leads the team on two scoring drives. This is something that should have happened all day long. The Raiders secondary is garbage. This may go to show that the problem with the Denver Broncos is not Trevor Siemian.
- Vance Joseph
Although I am not one to call for a coach after one year, it may be a consideration for GM John Elway. Especially since there have often been times in which the Broncos loss is a result of coaching. Vance Joseph may be a solid defensive coordinator. However, it looks like the head coaching glasses were a bit foggy when it comes to this guy.
Also, why would you tell your offensive coordinator NO? Bill Musgrave wanted Siemian to start from the beginning. Nonetheless. Joseph told him no, we are starting Lynch. How far did that get you? 41 passing yards from the starter. SMH!
- The O-Line
What has happened to the offensive line of this team? Since they have come back from their bye week their play has been awful. There is no way a QB or RB can do anything behind this line. Hence this needs to be a major area of correction in the offseason. Whether it be acquiring better players or a new coach. John Elway and company need to address this hard.
- Aqib Talib
Talib is often known as a bad boy. Last season a riff between Raiders WR Michael Crabtree and Talib started with a chain. Talib went as far as telling Crabtree that if he wears it again, it will get ripped off. Crabtree did not play in the first meeting this season. So, Sunday the two met again. On the Raiders second drive of the game, the two locked up in an exchange. True to his word, Talib removed the chain. Thus, prompting a brawl between the two teams. Both players got ejected. Stay tuned for further action from the league.
While the Denver Broncos are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, it is a foregone conclusion that there will be no playoffs. Since that is the case, what does Denver have to play for? Consequently, they sit in the top 5 of the NFL Draft. Therefore, maybe they play for the future.
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