The Colts beat the crap out of the Broncos on Sunday. Sure, there were some good plays by the Broncos but they were littered with mistakes and inconsistency. From Cox dropping the ball on a kick-off return to Orton’s on-and-off throwing to a running game that has some serious issues when it comes to blocking.
What does this mean? The Broncos looked like a team that wasn’t “jelling” … At least not yet. I still maintain there are some hopes. The playbook appears to be more inventive although McDaniel’s adding a play a week can be hard on players.
The area the Broncos REALLY need to work on is the red-zone offense which also leads to the apparent lack of blocking on the running game. It was painful to watch them get so close a few times and nothing. It’s that “wait for it…” “hope for it…” “they can still do it…” “Damn.” It’ll be interesting to see how they’ll work on this problem.
The passing game is pretty good (after all Denver is number one in passing offense); while Orton isn’t perfect and it seemed he had some issues with accuracy this past week, he’s still good. Denver has a number of different options in the receiving game, and while this might be a “passing league” as Shannon Sharpe has said, it’s better to have the running and passing game.
Many are saying that Tim Tebow needs to start, would this do any good for the Broncos? Is he even ready? Or is this just an attempt to get the young star on the field for the fans?
What does this mean for next week’s match against Tennessee? Obviously, the Broncos need to win. It’s an important game as they can’t afford to start 1-3.
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Written by Cody Maxwell