Denver Broncos Player/Position Grades Post Houston Texans

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Aug 17, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) catches a pass before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi


Aqib Talib: C+

Bradley Roby: A-

Omar Bolden: B-

Tony Carter: D+

Louis Young: B-

Jordan Sullen: B-

Jerome Murphy: B

Overall: B-

Talib had a rough game, but a part of his problem is playing a lot of off-man coverage. He is suited to play press and playing off is a little out of his comfort zone. Roby played excellently. Against the Texans he lined up Andre Johnson often. When lined up against Johnson he was targeted four times, allowing only two catches for 12 yards. The two incompletes, Roby had a chance at an interception. Bolden showed he can play press-man and that he struggles in off-man against the Texans. Carter displayed why he is on his way out. He gets taken out of the game in run defense and in pass coverage, he is no longer “sticky-man.” He allowed two catches on two targets for 10 yards, but was beaten by his receiver multiple other times where the Texans QB just didn’t make the throw.

Young is pushing for a roster spot backed by strong play. He keeps his guy in front of him and never loses him in coverage. He also does excellent on special teams. He did allow one catch on one target for 15 yards, but he had slipped on the field and recovered quickly to make the stop. Sullen can play anywhere in the secondary and that was seen against the Texans. He lined up as an outside CB, in the slot and at both safety positions. He was targeted once in coverage, which he stuck with his man and broke the pass up. Murphy also can play anywhere in the secondary, but that wasn’t seen against the Texans. He allowed one catch on one target for seven yards. The pass came when he was playing off-man and Murphy came up quickly to make the stop.