Denver Broncos: 5 players who must be better in week three
1. Demaryius Thomas, WR
When coming up with a list of five players that need to be better for week three, the top name that came to mind was Demaryius Thomas.
Having watched the Oakland game a second and third time in the two days following the victory, it’s still painful to watch Thomas drop three passes that could have really helped the Broncos significantly.
The first pass Thomas dropped was actually a good play by Leon Hall, but it was a play that Thomas should have never allowed to happen. Leon Hall reached around Thomas’ back after he had apparently made a catch on a deep ball from Case Keenum down the left sideline.
The ball was perfectly placed for Thomas to make a catch, and as unfair as this may sound, a receiver making $12 million has to come down with the football.
Thomas dropped another ball on 2nd-and-short in the second half, a play in which he was wide open for a first down on a short throw. He dropped yet another pass on the Broncos’ game-winning drive, another would-be first down that the Broncos had to overcome.
With five catches on 11 targets for 18 yards and three drops, it was a day to forget for Thomas. He needs to put this game behind him and find a way to recoup. He has not had 100 receiving yards in a game since the Broncos lost to the Giants last season.