Could Cody Latimer See Playing Time?


Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Latimer has been patiently waiting for his chance to show the Denver Broncos what he can do to help contribute to the team. His chance could be a short time away.

Now that the Broncos have completed the difficult part of their schedule, the team can focus on trying to get back on track after a complete beatdown from the New England Patriots. Wes Welker ended up getting injured during that game and is considered day-to-day. Even if Welker is given the okay to go, there is no denying that he has been declining. In fact, Wes Welker has only caught one touchdown pass this season.

Going back to the schedule, the Broncos next five games are as follows

at Oakland

at St. Louis

vs Miami

at Kansas City

vs Buffalo

The next two games are against teams that are allowing on average close to 30 points a game. Miami could be a trap game for the Broncos before they travel to Arrowhead Stadium in what could be a tricky matchup. Buffalo might be over .500 now, but I don’t see the Broncos losing to them. These stretch of games would be a perfect chance for the Broncos to see what Cody Latimer can bring to the table. The Broncos do need a change. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have been the only two wide outs that have been producing at a high level. Welker has been struggling and is rumored to be out of Denver if the Broncos get the deals for both Thomases done this offseason. Andre Caldwell is one bad play away from entering the doghouse and fans wonder why they activate him every game.

Cody Latimer could be a huge threat on offense in the next few games. His skill set is quite remarkable and I was a huge fan of his performance during the preseason. He can be a huge red zone target and can even catch the deep ball. One play from Cody Latimer that really impressed me was his long touchdown pass from Brock Osweiler during the team’s second preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to get pass the defender and catch it while falling in the endzone. That was his only catch of the game and it was against the second team, but that play speaks volumes on what kind of player he can be.

It is time for the Denver Broncos to test out the Cody Latimer experiment and see what they have in this second round pick. I have a feeling that he will not disappoint. What do they have to lose?