I don’t think there’s a magical cure-all for the Broncos at this point. They have not yet played a full game of football at their highest potential yet, for a variety of reasons.
In addition to the five things we mentioned in this article, the Broncos also struggle with back-breaking penalties in opposing territory that seem to be really limiting their ability to finish drives with six points instead of three or zero.
One mistake for this team seems to lead to another, and another, and this team isn’t even fumbling the ball right now.
It feels like the Broncos are forcing an identity on this roster that simply isn’t who they are. They have to be able to identify their strengths and scheme to those strengths within the game.
The coaching staff has to be better, the players have to be better, and everyone has to start working together. The Broncos’ four losses have come against four of the highest scoring teams in the NFL, and they took two of those teams (Chiefs and Rams) down to the wire.
There is a final barrier for this team to push through, but will Vance Joseph and his staff be the ones to get them there? We’ll see on Thursday night how prepared they are, how crisp they look, and how they exploit the Cardinals’ rookie quarterback Josh Rosen unlike they did against the Jets with Sam Darnold.