Denver Broncos: Players who must improve after preseason opener
Case Keenum, QB
The Broncos took the ball to start the game and the offense started off with a nice completion from Keenum to Demaryius Thomas.
After that completion, there was a false start and the drive stalled.
The Broncos were forced to punt.
On their second possession, Keenum was again unable to find an open receiver and the Broncos went three-and-out.
After watching through the game again, it was clear the Vikings were playing stellar coverage, but what about all of these weapons for the Broncos? Someone’s got to be open, right?
It wasn’t like Keenum didn’t have any time to throw passes, but things just weren’t in sync.
Keenum would have loved to have more than just six plays, but the Broncos decided to shut their starting offense down after those two underwhelming drives and they’ll have to wait for their chance to do some damage against the Chicago Bears.
Fans may have had the expectation that Keenum and the new-look offense would do what the Vikings and their new quarterback Kirk Cousins did, driving down the field easily for a score.
Because of those high expectations, two drives ending quickly with punts were met with a lot of criticism, and plenty of overreaction from fans.
Keenum will rebound, but we need to see it on the field in a game setting.