Denver Broncos Struggles Are No Reason to Jump Ship


The Denver Broncos’ season opener was a big eye opener. Not about the team, but about the fans. Bronco fans struggled with the Broncos’ struggling, and it was not pretty. I sat on this for a few days, waiting to see if my feelings would change, but they have not. Listening to the boos, and watching the pathetic overreactions of the Twitterverse was more than this lifelong fan could bear.

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Let me get this out of the way right here. The Broncos did not look like a Super Bowl contender on Sunday against the Ravens. If they expect to start the season 2-0, they will have to make some big improvements before Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The offense was out of synch. It was tough to watch after the last four seasons of record setting scoring. Was it the end of the world? Not even close.

What, exactly, did Bronco fans expect. There is still a lot of work to be done with this offense. Peyton Manning is learning Gary Kubiak’s offense, and if you think the limited snaps in preseason were going to be enough, you were proven wrong on Sunday. It is going to take real game snaps for this offense to learn the ins and outs of how the game plan is going to work on Sundays.

Listening to the fans at the stadium boo this team was disgraceful.

The offensive line’s play was offensive at times, but again, it will take real game snaps for this unit to gel. To expect perfection during a week one game against a solid Ravens defense is ridiculous. It will take some time before they are solid on the line. I’m betting by about the middle of the season, they will be in mid season form.

During the lead up to the season, every Bronco fan out there was inundated with the national media saying this team could not be as good as they were before. Most fans laughed it off, and some went on rants about it. However, to watch the reactions to the play of the offense would suggest that this fan base has already given up.

Think about it Broncos Country, the defense looked like one of the best in the league. Manning is going to be able to lean on them while this team continues to gain experience. That should be the takeaway from week one. The defense impressed big time, and that makes me happier than anything of the offensive struggles could upset me.

Listening to the fans at the stadium boo this team was disgraceful. Those same fans will be telling all their friends about being at the first win in the Gary Kubiak era in Denver, and how they knew all along this team was going to be great. That’s alright. Jump back on the bandwagon. We can make room, but maybe don’t hit the panic button so quickly next time.

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Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) reacts to his sack on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (not pictured) in the first quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports