Denver Broncos: Punched in the Mouth, the NFL Isn’t Scared Anymore
The Super Bowl party is over, it’s time for the Denver Broncos to get pissed. They’ve been punched in the mouth, and the NFL isn’t scared anymore…
There’s no sugar coating it, we got our butts kicked. By a team that limped to 8-8 last year. At home. All of the Broncos faithful were shocked, as evidenced by the amount of bets I personally lost, or coach Kubiak being sent to the hospital after the game due to the shock of the loss (I presume) or by the tears of Thunder as that beautiful stead was laughed at by a passing flock. The big bad bully of the NFL just got beat up by the fly-high Falcons, a team as fearful as a kitten dressed as a pirate (not very).
The Denver Broncos are the team that punches you in the mouth, the team that beat up the best in the business on the way to a World Championship and hadn’t missed a beat in 2016. Run it down the other team’s throats, beat their offense up until they mentally crumbled. It has been a beautiful sight to watch, that is until the script was flipped and we got our you-know-whats thoroughly kicked. 23 – 16, a score that’s misleading in that the Broncos never had a chance, again, at Mile High of all places. Our secondary might make receivers tremble, but it turns out if their fatties can whoop our fatties, then nobody cares. And I don’t even want to get started on our offensive fatties. Let’s just leave it at that, they were offensive. Very offensive.
So where do the defending World Champs go from here? Are we a team without an identity? Is the blueprint out on how to beat us, even at home?
It’s clear Paxton Lynch isn’t ready. I thought the hype-train was getting a bit crowded, but come Monday they couldn’t give away a seat. Let the kid marinate on the bench, it was the best plan anyways and after Sunday’s shellacking there should no longer be any doubt. Siemian is our man of the now. Would he have done better against Atlanta? Likely. Would he have won us the game? Doubtful. Paxton’s poor performance was more of symptom then the root cause of the meltdown.
I don’t mean to offend anyone, but we do need to address the offensive line. Ty Sambrailo.. fellow Rammie…. you’re drunk hurt, go home. At least I hope that you were hurt, because your play was, well, offensive. And Michael Schofield, just when I thought you were getting it together, you earned your way back on a list of mine that isn’t a desirable place to be. I know you want to be good, I know. But here’s the problem, you’re not. Sorry man. Get better, I want you to, and I think you can. But right now, you’re el terrible. You’re a taco bell burrito at 3am. Nobody expects much, but choices are limited and sometimes you have to choke it down. Don’t make us choke down another el terrible, please. Get better, be better.
Last but not least, the defense. The No Fly Zone. #DEFWU. Well fellas, somebody FWU and it wasn’t pretty. What it was was pretty embarrassing. Pretty repulsive. The Broncos (very) offensive unit and the repulsive unit were comparatively awful, but the world has much higher standards for the defense. Get better, be better. Otherwise the sad excuse for a tough team that is the Atlanta Falcons will be far from the last to laugh at the thought of not FingWU.