On the next installment of the Denver Broncos Fanzone, I chat with Baylor Bradac and get his takes on the state of the Denver Broncos.
What a win for the Denver Broncos last Sunday. They were able to sweep the Los Angeles Chargers and move to 4-8 on the season. Having swept the Chargers, whom many believed could contend this season, have disappointed this year.
But there is nothing sweeter than getting two wins in a football calendar year against a divisional opponent, no matter what has gone on during the season. Now, while the odds are completely against the Denver Broncos, there is a very teeny teeny tiny chance of the team still making the playoffs at 8-8. But winning those final four games will be crucial and everything will have to go as planned.
For now, Denver must focus this week on a tough Houston Texans team who just got their biggest win of the season over the New England Patriots. Will they be prepared for what is ahead?
For this week's fanzone, I chatted with Baylor Bradac. Let us hear what he has to say about the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos were able to secure their fourth win of the season against the Los Angeles Chargers. What do you believe led to the victory?
Denver was able to move the ball well for most of the game. I thought they did a good job protecting the football and giving the defense a chance to rest. Additionally the defense and special teams coming up with turnovers was a huge advantage, especially the given the field position the offense was able to start with.
In your opinion, what did you think of Drew Lock's first NFL start?
I thought it was really solid. He made a lot of good plays, showing his ability to adapt to different scenarios. There were a couple plays that were broken from the get go, and he was able to direct receivers and make some big throws on the run under pressure. Obviously the game wasn’t perfect, but I was more than impressed for it being his first start in the NFL.
As a Denver Broncos fan, what is your favorite memory of all time?
Probably standing in downtown Denver February of 2016 watching Peyton hold the Lombardi up. Only being 23, I don’t remember the last Super Bowl win the Broncos had, so that one felt really good.
Close second would be “This one’s for Pat!”
The Broncos travel to Houston to face the Texans. What do you believe Denver needs to do to get the win?
The offense needs to protect the ball. I have seen enough from Denver’s defense to believe they’ll hold Houston enough to give the offense a shot to keep it close.
Some aggressive play calling early would also be huge in making sure we get on the board early and aren’t playing catch up the whole game. Keeping the playbook as open as possible to keep the Texans’ defense guessing will help immensely.
Which player on the roster has surprised you the most and why?
I don’t want to sound stereotypical, but I have to go with [Courtland] Sutton. I knew he was going to take a step up this year, but since the Sanders trade, Courtland has been something else.
No longer do I look at Sutton and think, “this guy could be our future number one” because he’s showing everyone he’s already at the level of a number one receiver in the NFL. Not to mention he’s getting better every week.
Thank You Baylor for taking the time out to chat with me. Hopefully the Denver Broncos can get a big win!