Paxton Lynch & other updates
If you were among the sect of Broncos Country wanting Paxton Lynch to get put in his place for this game, you were not satisfied with the outcome of this game.
Lynch put on a show with his new team, albeit against the Broncos’ bottom-of-the-roster types, but still. Here are some notable numbers.
- 11-of-15 passing (73.3 percent)
- 109 yards (no interceptions
- 1 touchdown
- 38 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown
Lynch was not just dumping the ball off in this game, either. He was working off of play-action, zone reads, and had some nice throws downfield as well as some really good decisions to tuck the ball and run.
It was a stellar opener for him especially considering he wasn’t in an NFL camp all of last year after he was cut by Denver.
- RB Khalfani Muhammad was quiet in this game, not getting many carries (3) and just one look in the passing game, which he caught. Nothing close to his 74-yards from scrimmage performance in the previous outing.
- RB Devontae Booker struggled, fumbling (and recovering) the opening kickoff and slipping on one of his two carry opportunities behind the line of scrimmage.
- S Su’a Cravens was flying around the field and had a nice tackle for loss as well as a very good stop on third down
- LB Josh Watson led the team with 10 tackles. He’s been working some with the first defense in camp.
- LB Malik Reed was taking reps over Jeff Holland in relief of Von Miller/Bradley Chubb
- QB Kevin Hogan missed RB Theo Riddick on what could have been a great move-the-chains play on third down. Hogan was not sharp in this one.
- P Colby Wadman might get some competition next week at camp after a really poor showing, especially in the hangtime department.
- No one has taken hold of the punt return job
The Broncos will take Friday off, then they will meet and lift on Saturday before returning to practice Sunday. They will host the San Francisco 49ers for joint practices before a preseason Monday Night Football showdown in 10 days.