In what has been a horrible individual season, Sunday’s performance was the last straw. The Denver Broncos need to move on from Colby Wadman.
If Sunday afternoon in Buffalo gave me any proof that the Denver Broncos need to find a new punter to replace Colby Wadman, take his fourth quarter punt that made it the final straw in my books.
Only four times in the 12 games of the 2019 season has Colby Wadman punted for 45 yards or more. In his last five games, he did not even get to that 45 yards punting average. Last week against the Minnesota Vikings, Wadman only averaged 35 yards a punt. It was down right putrid.
As it stands right now, he is currently 30th in the NFL in net average. Only two other punters are worse than he is. As a Broncos fan, I finally had enough when I saw him shank a punt that went only 13 yards, with the wind against his back!
The game of football takes three phases. Offense, defense, and special teams. If your punter is only averaging 35-40 yards a punt, that is a short field for the opposing offense to go with. That makes it easier to score points.
There have been plenty of talk about the Denver Broncos needing to try out punters. I have discussed it numerous times on the IN-COM-PLETE!!! podcast. Even Zac Stevens and Andrew Mason have discussed this. It is time Denver.
Tuesday’s are the days the Broncos hold tryouts. It would be smart for the team to bring in a punter to get the ball rolling on special teams. Because if I see another game where Denver is only getting 35-40 yards on average on a punt from Colby Wadman, I think I might lose some hair on my head.
I am hoping that they can at least look into it and make a move before the 2020 season begins. Because if this continues on in the final five games of 2019, it can be safe to say that the days of Colby Wadman in Denver should be over.