On paper, the San Diego Chargers look like they could do some damage to the Broncos.
“They’re faster,” offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said. “They come off the ball. They fly to the football, they run to the football, all 11 guys.”
That’s a major concern for the Broncos who are ranked 30th in turnover differential (-6).
“It’s (turnovers) holding back our football team, really,” McCoy said. “They (the Packers) weren’t stopping us the other day. We stopped ourselves.”
So how are the Broncos working to remedy the problem? It starts with emphasizing the problem in practice.
“Anyone whose carrying the football, they’ve got to protect it with their life when they’re running it,” McCoy said. “Kyle’s got to make sure he throws the ball in the margin of error where if we can’t get it, no one can get it. If it’s not there, do the next best thing. Take a sack, throw the ball away, check it back down to your halfback, but we can’t have the turnovers. It kills your football team.”
To put it in perspective, the Broncos have lost two of their games by three points. That’s just one more possession, or one less turnover from being 3-1 instead of 1-3.