That was the third straight week that the Broncos offense was shut out by the opposing defense in the second half. Lets get to it:
Another week, another worst case scenario for the Broncos–though at least this week it wasn’t quite as unexpected. When this happens, there’s not much that changes, so I’ll keep things real brief here to review.
Feel free to add more as the reports continue to come out, but being out at least two, if not three, safeties is not a good thing in anticipation for facing Ben Roethlisberger.
#Broncos again will be short-handed at safety this week vs. Pitt. TJ Ward and Omar Bolden is out, while Darian Stewart is questionable.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) December 18, 2015
Meanwhile, the Steelers will be coming in incredibly healthy as far as their current roster goes: nothing but probables, and only DeAngelo Williams was limited in practice on Friday due to an illness.
I don’t have much to say this week for reason I’ll explain once I’ve rolled out this week Not So Scientific Rankings. As always, they average the following:
Clancy Barone, our offensive line coach, needs to be fired. How can the offensive line not improve over a 3-month period? It’s beyond ridiculous at this point. A tackle sled would’ve performed better. Osweiler’s success in this offense has a mix of the I-Formation, and a mix of quick feet to get away from the line and scramble when necessary. In an earlier post I wrote about Manning, it’s very obvious why this offense struggles. It’s not who is at quarterback; rather, it’s who is protecting the quarterback.
The Denver Broncos brought Trent Richardson in for a work out today to see if the former first round draft pick is worth signing to a futures contract. Continue reading Broncos Work Out Trent Richardson and Others
I have decided to take some brief notes while watching film of the Pittsburgh Steelers in an effort to communicate to you what I am seeing as I look at their film for the first time. It is unfinished in a sense, since I have really only viewed three films so far with a rewind here and there. I will watch them some more on Tuesday to get a better idea of the talent of players and the concepts being run. If all goes well with that and I don’t have to work overtime at my temporary winter job, I am thinking about making this like an overview article and then have another article strictly dedicated to game-planning against them. If that is something you’re interested in, please let me know. If that is something that you are not interested in, please let me know that as well as I have other articles I want to write out if that is the case. Thank you for being the great community that you are, lets get to it!
Did you enjoy the progress made toward the playoffs last week? I hope you did, because the Broncos are now back to where they were two weeks ago. You’ll see some familiar goals to what you saw in previous weeks. But for this week, I’m going to add a good dose of pessimistic scenarios to the mix. It must be admitted that there is a chance, even if the odds are slim, that the Broncos could see the AFC West slip out of their fingers–or even be eliminated from the playoffs altogether.
#Packers Mike Daniels signs a 4-year, $42M extension, including $22M in first 15 months, $12 million SB, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2015
For perspective, Jason Fitzgerald projected Daniels would get four years at $25M to $29M. Oops.
At any rate, the bar is now set for guys like Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe, and tells me that, even with the Broncos cutting Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware and Britton Colquitt, they aren’t going to be able to keep both Jackson and Wolfe.
Unless you want to cut Ryan Clady, too. And after yesterday’s game, I think most of you will be hesitant to do that.