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  • EddieMac
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    Love this one..

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  • L.M.
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    Originally posted by dizzolve View Post
    I happen to believe the Broncos logo is in Cam Newton's head. He'll always have trouble against the Broncos after the SB outing. We were able to take advantage of that on Sunday. I'm not too high on Cam Newton
    Yeah he has PTSD from that game and our guys were in the same road whites worn in the SB.

    I'm glad he's on a team I already despise -perfect!



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  • dizzolve
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    I happen to believe the Broncos logo is in Cam Newton's head. He'll always have trouble against the Broncos after the SB outing. We were able to take advantage of that on Sunday. I'm not too high on Cam Newton

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  • EddieMac
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    From NFL.com. Good perspective on the team. I wouldn't bet a dollar on a win against KC but I agree they are trending upward.

    1) No team under .500 has a higher ceiling than the 2-3 Denver Broncos.
    If you're looking for a surprise playoff team, look no further.

    Like every Vic Fangio squad, it starts with defense. The Broncos rank sixth in net passing yards allowed per attempt and sixth in points allowed per drive despite having seven defensive players on injured reserve, including Von Miller, A.J. Bouye and Jurrell Casey. Fangio helped shut down Cam Newton on Sunday by sending an endless array of looks that confused the patchwork Patriots offensive line. Denver was ready for Newton's read-option plays. The Broncos' secondary is coached up to prevent big plays, with slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, safety Justin Simmons and multihyphenate Kareem Jackson playing well. After a slow start, pass rusher Bradley Chubb again looks like a superstar in Year 3.

    My optimism around the Broncos starts with the baseline that they have a top-10 defense and builds with a return to health of their offense. It should be no surprise they looked better Sunday with quarterback Drew Lock (out with a shoulder injury since Week 2), running back Phillip Lindsay (out with a toe injury since Week 1) and dynamic rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (making his first appearance) on the field. Despite Lock's two late interceptions, he had time to make five to six dazzling throws, because left tackle Garett Bolles has Made The Leap in Year 4. (Drops didn't help Lock's box score Sunday.) When tight end Noah Fant (ankle), running back Melvin Gordon (illness) and wideout K.J. Hamler (hamstring) return, this offense will have as much speed as any team outside of Kansas City, even with Courtland Sutton lost for the year to injured reserve.

    The Broncos will need to beat those Chiefs in Week 7 to avoid falling to 2-4, but even that record wouldn't diminish my optimism. Denver is well-coached enough on defense and explosive enough on offense to be a lot better in December than it is now.

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  • ozzies94ta
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    Originally posted by Bootleg View Post


    It's also worth taking into account they had no real offseason to build chemistry, as well currently playing with a depleted roster.



    The revolving door of QB's isn't helping either. Lock, Driskel, Rypien, Lock

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  • RockWarrior84
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    One thing I know about Broncos fan is that they are harsh when it comes to QBs. Have an extremely high bar that even Peyton Manning has issues living up too. Elway has flipped drafting QBs but Lock is the only young QB I think he has put in position to really showcase his case as QBOF.

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  • oldfatgolfer
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    Frag09, How long before or how many more losses before you conclude - Hey Man, this is not good enough for Broncos football !?!

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  • oldfatgolfer
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    Not complaining about the win, but posting my observation and conclusions. With a 2 score lead and under 4 minutes on the clock why pass on 1st down? Our running game already had 100 + yards. Run the damn ball down their throats til they stop the run and take significant time off the clock. Make them burn their timeouts. Pass on 2nd or 3rd down if you have to but run the damn ball. Basic football 101 and Clock Management 101. I expect and demand more from an NFL coaching staff. We have already lost two games this year because of poor clock management and use, or not use of time outs, and we tried hard to allow the Pats to get back into this game. Defense saved our backside; but better play calling would have given us a much larger cushion. Mistakes like we have shown will lose us games against Reed and Gruden.

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  • fraguela09
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    Fangio and Lock deserve this season and next season before we evaluate what we have. I would even argue, barring something pathetic occurring over the course of the next 27 games, that they should get 2022 season as well.

    we won’t know u til then if we have our duo or if we don’t.

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  • CoryWinget81
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    Originally posted by Megalodon30 View Post



    You guys know we won, right? It's like some fans expect us to go 16-0 and win the Super Bowl, and if we don't they want us to be 0-16 and have the number one pick. This isn't a bad team. It's a young team with a brand new offense that is taking some time to learn, especially with all the injuries we've had to our stars. Sutton done for the year. Lock has missed time. Lindsay has missed time. Fant has missed time. Be patient. We will be better. Guaranteed.

    I hear you, and I agree. A win is always awesome, but it was a win by a team in spite of its coaching.

    My thoughts (as if anyone cares lol)

    Vic Fangio is a great guy, but he doesn't know how to be a head coach. When he assumes the Fangio Position it really makes me long for the confused gum chewing of John Fox.

    As for Shurm, the offense is missing all of its compliments and playing at maybe 50 percent. Once everyone's healthy, look out.

    Once AGAIN, Drew Lock coming off an injury with little to no practice is expected to be perfect. I don't care if he makes mistakes right now. We're not going to the playoffs with this coaching staff anyway, I'd rather Lock learn under fire and become battle hardened. I do know that if he doesn't stop throwing off his back foot and start learning how to put actual touch on throws hes gonna be another Cutler story.


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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by RockWarrior84 View Post
    I don’t think Lock is 100%. He needs to have a rough game to bounce back from. Lack of all the off season work is really hurting this young offense and his best chemistry is with Sutton. He needs time to get that with others.
    With a rotator cuff and labrum strain, I'll bet his first pass in practice made his shoulder hurt like hell. Guessing that as the game went on, his throwing arm got tired. Buzz started and finished the game, which is a big deal. Knowing who is the backup QB is also important.

    Two of Denver's losses were to undefeated teams by a combined score of seven points. It was known that D would need to step up while the O jelled and developed young players.

    Losing Jurell Casey, Von Miller, Courtland Sutton, A.J. Bouye, Dre'Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker required signing DeShawn Williams, Timmy Jernigan, Sylvester Williams, Anthony Chickillo, Mark Barron (also on IR), Nigel Bradham, Darius Kilgo, Isaiah Irving and Kevin Toliver as well as playing rookies and second teamers. FO deserves credit for finding them and the coaching staff for getting them ready to play.

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  • RockWarrior84
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    I don’t think Lock is 100%. He needs to have a rough game to bounce back from. Lack of all the off season work is really hurting this young offense and his best chemistry is with Sutton. He needs time to get that with others.

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  • lvbronx
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    Originally posted by dizzolve View Post

    I didn't see the 2nd half .... did it get ugly for him? His 2 catches looked very natural

    I definitely saw potential
    They were both tough but definitely catchable. The first clanked off his hands and the second he caught it but the DB stripped the ball. AOK's scouting reports and his "training camp" seem to show he can be inconsistent catching the ball, sometimes making amazing catches and others not making routine catches.

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  • dizzolve
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    Originally posted by arapaho View Post

    Other then two td drops
    I didn't see the 2nd half .... did it get ugly for him? His 2 catches looked very natural

    I definitely saw potential

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  • fraguela09
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    Good win... But another game we fail to even score 20 points... Our QB completes just 10 passes and gives opponent ball twice in final 5 minutes. Just awful.

    DL might develop into a serviceable QB, but it’s hard to be excited about our future when we have the 4th best QB in the DIV.

    and... we can’t keep wasting second rounders. Hamler
    was just a bad pick.

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