Denver Broncos: Week 8 Position Grades

Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) returns a interception for a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) returns a interception for a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Quarterbacks Grade: C

Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) yells at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-19. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) yells at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-19. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos quarterback, Trevor Siemian played decent at times; however, his intended throws to wide receivers may have changed the outcome completely. Siemian made better decisions later into the game and at times his targets would bail him out every now and then on throws. There is just an area he needs to learn as a passer in the NFL.

Fans tend to look back at the offense from last year as a possible template to repeat. Why not? Gary Kubiak’s offense relied on a pummeling ground attack in CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman last season. Now the coach appears to have more weapons at his disposal from the running backs. This allows a quarterback to limit the damage by not turning the ball over. In the Chargers game, there were times Siemian made the wrong throw to receivers that backfired only once in a pick-six.

Siemian played through an injury in the Thursday matchup with the Chargers. Fast forward to Sunday, he was crisp on his throws with plenty of zip. He still needs to extend drives by taking chances. Dink and dunk throws are successful in the NFL because the passers throw past the first down marker on third down. This is where Siemian has to play well. The offense needs to take more chances, but still limit the turnovers and he continued that trend. Siemian earns a C grade.