Denver Broncos won’t hold Brandon Allen back; or will they?
Brandon Allen is taking over at quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Vic Fangio says they won’t hold him back. But will they?
The Denver Broncos need a spark on offense. Joe Flacco has not done enough for the team. He was ruled out for the game vs the Browns due to a neck injury.
Brandon Allen will get the start.
Head coach Vic Fangio told the media on Wednesday that Allen won’t be limited in terms of the playbook.
For some reason, however, Fangio followed that statement up by saying that it will not be as wide open for Allen as it was for Flacco.
Is it just me or is that contradictory?
The offense was very underwhelming during the first half of the season. Through eight games, the team has scored just 15.6 points per game and continues to claim last place in the AFC West.
Flacco’s struggles should not be happening for a twelve-year veteran quarterback. He looked like he literally couldn’t move his feet in the pocket. That often led to him getting sacked.
The Broncos have also had some very questionable play calling this season. One of the biggest frustrations I have in the play calling is when it is third and long and they throw the ball to a receiver who is two or three yards short of the first-down marker.
Denver’s struggles on offense caused Flacco to call out offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello.
I get that Scangarello is a new play-caller, but things need to change. He needs to learn and learn fast. Maybe the switch to Allen will help. I do not know why it would be any different, but the NFL is bizarre.
It is also fair to question whether or not Flacco was the problem.
Everything that has been going on with the Denver Broncos has been very weird this season. Fangio’s quote about not handcuffing Allen in terms of the playbook, but also saying it won’t be “as wide open as Joe” is very odd. At this point, the Denver Broncos need to do anything to try and get some more wins on their record. Otherwise, what’s the point?