Denver Broncos: Week 4 Position Grades
Another weekly article is under way discussing positional grades after every Denver Broncos game. Broncos beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-7 in the soggy rain.
Trevor Siemian would leave the game with a collarbone injury, but remained in pads as the emergency quarterback giving the reins to Paxton Lynch. Siemian and Lynch performed well considering the pressure up front. Denver Broncos offensive line continued to show improvement throughout the game struggling against the defensive line of the Buccaneers.
The running game struggled to get anything going for the second straight week and give props to the Buccaneers for creating incredible pressure on the designed run plays. Anderson failed to do anything on the ground, but saw tough runs creating creases for himself. Booker added more carries in week four, but both running backs lacked the big play to keep a drive alive.
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Yet the defense as a whole remained the biggest threat to any offense. No offense wants to face a defense as deep as the Broncos secondary or pass rush. Derek Wolfe added pressure more in the second half and registered two sacks with three quarterback hits. The coaches said during the week the team had not faced the wide receiving corps like the Buccaneers. Today, the Buccaneers welcomed Talib back to the team’s pirate headquarters, but it was Talib who stole the team’s booty during the game. Linebackers cleaned up the running game for the Buccaneers, not allowing the big play from Jaquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims.
Let’s get these positional grades started.