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  • BroncoFanBoy
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    Am I missing something? Siemian isn't Aaron Rodgers or anything, but when he actually has time, he makes really good throws and good decisions. During the Texans/Patriots game last night, Osweiler threw a pass into the end zone where his guy was covered and it was an easy pick. Siemian doesn't do that. For a 7th round pick playing in his first full season as a starter with limited help on offense, he was fine. Idk why some people are so hard on him.

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  • -Rod-
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    I don't know how people expect Paxton Lynch to just wake up one day this offseason and be a better QB than Trevor Siemian. Or will Elway force Lynch as the starter no matter what? Because it looked like there is a wide gap between Siemian and Lynch. Yes, Lynch can get a lot better with another offseason and training camp, but so can Siemian. Let's not forget that Lynch struggled to learn Kubiak's playbook and now Mike McCoy is bringing a completely new system. Kubiak always hinted that Siemian was the smarter QB that can absorb more information faster. There is a good chance the gap between Siemian and Lynch will only get wider.

    I am not one of Siemian's greatest supporters; I think he's "okay" and needs to get a lot better to make this team competitive. The problem is that Paxton Lynch is way behind. I want a QB that can throw for 4,000+ yards and 30+ touchdowns. The AFC West has become a very competitive division and the Broncos have fallen behind the Raiders and Chiefs. We can't go on hoping for a miracle going into games with only "adequate" or "average" QB play.

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  • PAINTERDAVE
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    Don't be surprised if that was the last game Siemian starts for the Broncos,
    ~ Meck

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  • Mecklenburg takes hard stance against Trevor Siemian

    Karl Mecklenburg takes hard stance against Trevor Siemian

    The Broncos legend is no fan of Siemian.
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    Former Denver Broncos linebacker and Ring of Fame member Karl Mecklenburg dropped a hot take on Trevor Siemian.

    Taking to his Facebook account Friday, following the Broncos' hiring of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Mecklenburg strongly stated that Paxton Lynch -- not Siemian -- is Denver's quarterback of the future.

    Mecklenburg cited the departures of former coach Gary Kubiak and ex-coordinator Rick Dennison as reason to move on from Siemian, who threw for 3,401 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as an NFL starter.

    Here's what he wrote on Facebook in its entirety:
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    Mike McCoy is the new Broncos offensive coordinator. That hire would not have happened without indicating to John Elway how he plans to use Paxton Lynch. Sorry Trevor Siemian, but you're going to have a hard time winning your job back. Trevor's top supporters, Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison, are no longer on the team. They were attracted to his intelligence and late round ability to overcome. Kubiak's quarterback style was like Siemian's. He was a west coast style quarterback, making good decisions and throwing shorter passes. John Elway spent a first round draft choice on Paxton Lynch, and sees some of himself in the hard throwing athletic quarterback. John wanted to see Lynch in the final game against the Raiders, but once push came to shove Kubiak couldn't bring himself to bench Trevor when he was playing well. Don't be surprised if that was the last game Siemian starts for the Broncos, barring injury to Paxton Lynch. I hope they don't trade Siemian until Lynch is established as a quality NFL player.
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    In the Broncos' regular season finale, as Mecklenburg alluded, Kubiak was supposed to split reps between Siemian and Lynch, but the latter never saw the field. Siemian threw for two touchdowns in their 24-6 blowout of the Raiders.

    With Kubiak no longer in charge, however, the quarterbacks are back to square one. New coach Vance Joseph, who's already declared an open competition for the job, is playing it right down the middle.

    “The quarterback position is the key component to having a winning football team,” Joseph said at his introductory press conference, per the Denver Post. “With Trevor, it’s a guy that’s smart…Then you’ve got Paxton, who’s a big, tall slinger of the football and athletic.”

    They’re so different. So hopefully we can build a system around both those guys and have them compete, and whoever is better, plays. That’s fair.”

    Joseph is planning to employ an "attacking" offense that puts players in the best position to succeed. True to his word, he then hired a pair of great teachers -- McCoy and quarterback coach Bill Musgrave -- who could instill his vision.

    Count Mecklenburg among those who can't see it with Siemian.
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