Denver Broncos: Behind Enemy Lines with The Jet Press
With the Denver Broncos taking on the New York Jets, I sat down with Luis Tirado Jr. from The Jet Press and got his takes on the Jets.
The Denver Broncos are not looking good. In fact, they have secured their first losing season since 2010, when Josh McDaniels was the head coach. It has been some testing times for all of Broncos Country. But it can only get better from here, right?
As far as the New York Jets are concerned, this was a team that many believed would not even reach three wins. Now here they are at 5-7 coming into Denver. Football can be quite the unpredictable sport. The 2017 season is the prime example of that.
While the New York Jets are on the outside looking in, they still have a shot to reach the postseason. It will be interesting to see if they can keep their chances alive. With the roster that they have, it would be an interesting underdog story.
Why are we talking about the New York Jets on a Denver Broncos site? Well, it is the return of Behind Enemy Lines. With the Broncos taking on the Jets, we decided to cross into enemy territory.
Luis Tirado Jr. is the site expert for The Jet Press. He and I go back to my earlier writing days. So, it was nice to catch up and talk some football. Here is our conversation.
A lot of experts believed that this season was going to be tough on the Jets. Yet, they are 5-7 and only two games back of the last wild card spot. What do you believe is the reason behind their performance over these 12 games?
It’s a testament to head coach Todd Bowles and how he has his team inspired to play focused football and be competitive all season long. There is no quit on this team but a lot of players working hard together to win football games.
The players buy in and because of it, have achieved major success this season and even if they don’t make the NFL Playoffs, it will still be a great year of a franchise heading in the right direction.
Is there one player on the Jets roster that has really impressed you this season?
Quarterback Josh McCown, hands down. I’ll be honest, I never expected him to play so well and figured he’d be benched just a few weeks into the season but he’s been such a great player and above all else, a leader in the locker room for the other quarterbacks on the roster and well, all the other younger players around him. He’s a quarterback one can be proud to call their starter.
The Jets are facing a tough stretch to close out the season as they end with three of their final four games on the road. Some against some tough teams. What do you think will be the deciding factor on how their season finishes out?
Continuing with the process of paying attention to details, minimizing penalties, and just playing competitive football all four quarters long. They can’t worry about the playoffs but just take things one week at a time as they have been.
The Jets travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. What will it take to get a win against a team that is struggling?
Their offense must continue to click on all cylinders and their defensive front needs to make some big stops and rack up some sacks to set the tone all game long. Do that and the Jets should leave this game victorious.
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Is there one player on the Jets roster that maybe not a lot of people know about that could be the deciding factor for the game on Sunday?
Rookie running back Elijah McGuire. The kid has some serious speed and talent, maybe not this season but in the future, he has starting material written all over him. If for some reason Forte doesn’t play due to injury or is in a limited-play situation, keep an eye on McGuire to see everything he brings to the table.
Thank You Luis for taking the time to chat with me. It was nice to reconnect. If you want to see what he and the rest of The Jet Press is up to, you can check them out here.