The final player that I want to talk about is that of Ty Sambrailo. After the Saints game coach Kubiak made it very clear that Sambrailo and Stephenson will be in a competition for the RT spot. Neither has done well this year if we are being honest in our evaluation. Both have been dealing with injuries that have left them a bit limited. Even with that excuse it just is not good enough if we want to win a Super Bowl. This will be the competition to keep an eye on for the next few weeks.
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I do not know if Sambrailo will emerge as our new starter. He will get some playing time over the next few weeks and stands a good chance if he plays well of becoming that player. Still even if he doesn’t win the job he could still be an impact player for this team by helping light a fire under Stephenson.
Players are human and we must remember this. Sometimes the focus just isn’t there week in and week out that it needs to be and they need a little motivation. The Lions just a little over a month ago benched Golden Tate for his play. Tate has talked since then that getting benched was that eye-opening moment that made him realize he needed to reevaluate what he was doing.
Since then he has emerged once again as a quality target for the Lions. That is my hope in this situation is that either Sambrailo is finally healthy and plays at a high level giving our OL a nice boost or that he at least helps light a fire under our current starter in Stephenson.
If nothing else the Broncos will at least get a bit more tape to evaluate the growth of Sambrailo and know going into FA and the Draft how much they need to look at the OL. That is getting a little down the road but as always with the NFL you must be evaluating for now and the future. For the now the OL must improve if we want to win the Super Bowl.
There is no getting around it. Last year Manning’s quick release could help cover up some of the issues but this year our QB and RB’s need the OL to help cover up some of their issues.
I do believe the talent is there with this group, but it is time to show it on the field. Then obviously for the future to know how much more do the Broncos need to devote to this OL or can they move forward with what they have.
This Broncos team is loaded with super stars. As a Bronco fan, I do not feel that to be a homer type statement. We have household name type guys on both sides of the ball. As great as those players are for this team it does take an entire roster of players making plays for a team to win the Super Bowl. Time for these complimentary players to step up and show they can contribute and maybe be the future household name players for this team moving forward. I for one cannot wait to see how these four players and this entire team do moving forward. It has been a fun season that has shocked many around the country that we are doing so well. The Broncos are primed to show the world once again why they have the title of Super Bowl Champs!