Denver Broncos: Fanzone interview with Derek Esquibel
In the next edition of the Denver Broncos Fanzone, I chat with Predominantly Orange writer Derek Esquibel and get his takes on the Broncos.
It has been a frustrating season for the Denver Broncos. The team has been eliminated from the postseason after the Week 15 meetings. At this point, the frustrations continue to mound. There is likely going to be changes going forward. But the season must play out.
If there are any positives from this season, it would be Von Miller and the 2018 rookie class. This was perhaps the best class John Elway has drafted during his time as the general manager.
Players like Courtland Sutton, Bradley Chubb, and Phillip Lindsay have been solid contributors to the team. Once the team get a couple more pieces and return some players from injury, this team can be competitive again.
Hopefully, it will get better for Broncos Country sooner rather than later. For the time being, we will have to be patient and hope that 2019 will be a bit better.
With that said, in the next edition of the Denver Broncos Fanzone, I chat with Derek Esquibel. He is a writer over at Predominantly Orange. I get his thoughts on the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos lost to the Cleveland Browns. What was one thing that stood out to you in the loss?
The absolute frustration in the decision making. Leaving Su’a Cravens off the active roster when we’re already thin in the secondary. And of course, the call to kick the field goal on 4th and 1 at the six with under five minutes. The season is on the line and you decide to play conservative? I will never understand that call.
Denver was officially eliminated this past weekend from the postseason. Is there anything that Denver can do in the last two weeks that can still give Broncos Country some positives going into 2019?
The outcomes of the final two games really have no impact, however there is still things to watch for. Mainly the young guys, this rookie class looks like the real deal. Get them as much playing time as possible. Give Broncos Country a look at the future and show that our future isn’t bleak.
As a Denver Broncos fan, what is your favorite memory of all time?
The Al Wilson hit on Tyrone Wheatley. My father and I were at the game that night and that hit sent the place into a frenzy. It’s a moment that still brings chills every time I see it.
Von Miller and Phillip Lindsay made the Pro Bowl for Denver. What is it about these two have stood out to you the most?
Von is just one of those once in a generations type of player. He does things on the field that just make you say wow over and over again. You can absolutely tell he is having fun out there and loves the game.
As for Lindsay when he’s out there it seems like he wants it more than any other player. Whether it’s a gain of one or a 50 yard gain he pops right up and is ready to attack again. He represents Colorado well and also represents for us shorter guys which I always appreciate.
Denver travels to Oakland to take on the Raiders. What do they need to do to secure the win?
Focus on your strengths. Run the ball consistently on offense. 48 pass attempts in a close game last week was not the recipe. Force it if you have to.
On defense, get to Derek Carr. None of his weapons outside of Jared Cook should scare you so bring your blitz packages to Oakland.
Thank You Derek for taking the time out to chat with me. Let’s go Broncos!