What Went Wrong (part one)
Sunday’s game was the eighth straight game in which Broncos quarterback Case Keenum has turned the ball over. In 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, Keenum threw a total of seven interceptions in 16 games.
In eight games with the Broncos, he has thrown 10 touchdowns, but also 10 interceptions.
Week after week, we see Keenum perform very poorly. We have witnessed him be extremely inaccurate at times, usually overthrowing or throwing behind his pass catchers.
Another issue with Keenum (and one that irritates me the most) is that Keenum seems to be unaware of his surroundings most of the time. It seems as though he never realizes that a defender is chasing him down and is ready to sack him. If he had greater awareness, he would know to throw the ball out of bounds instead of taking sacks.
This is not what anybody in Broncos Country expected. This is not what coaches or players expected.
There’s no easy way to say it: Keenum’s first half of the season with the Broncos has been a colossal failure.
Penalties have become the unfortunate norm for the Denver Broncos. This week, they committed ten for 83 yards.
According to nflpenalties.com, the Broncos are 13th in the league in penalties per game with 7.00. It seems as if most of those flags are called for holding, but there have also been other unnecessary infractions.
This Broncos team continues to be undisciplined. The penalties the team is called for are usually very untimely. They end up negating big plays.
It has gotten to the point where anytime a player has a big play, I look around to see if there is a yellow flag on the turf.