Denver Broncos to Watch vs. Oakland

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Dec 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) makes a catch while defended by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas had a forgettable performance against the Bengals.

He came off as weak and uninspired. About the only purpose he served was filling a roster spot.

If you’re seeing a pattern here, you win the prize.

It would help the offense considerably to have the Thomas that Denver had early in the season.

That JT makes it more difficult to game plan and prepare for. The Thomas the Broncos got against Cincinnati shouldn’t leave the bench.

The more I think about it, the more he resembled Eric Decker.

Thomas needs to be more physical. He needs to fight back and play with some fire and passion all of the time, not just when catching touchdowns.