Denver Broncos: 7 takeaways from tough loss to Titans

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Denver Broncos, Josey Jewell
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7. Josey Jewell’s coming out party?

Through his first two seasons in the NFL, Josey Jewell has struggled to establish himself in the starting lineup.

That’s why it was so shocking that the Denver Broncos decided to cut Todd Davis just before the start of the regular season and go with Jewell as the starter next to Alexander Johnson at linebacker.

On Monday Night Football, Jewell may have had his coming out party, including a signature play that won’t soon be forgotten.

The big question with Jewell was obviously his ability to play in coverage. The Broncos didn’t exactly have tight ends running wild and free on them in this game (at least not outside of goal line situations) and Jewell adjusted to the Titans’ play-action tendencies throughout the game to put himself in much better positions in coverage.

Jewell racked up eight tackles in this game and played really well all-around. The Broncos obviously felt comfortable with the way he was practicing to cut Davis from the team and Jewell rewarded their faith in him with a very nice performance.

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We’ll see how he builds on it going forward, but this was a very positive development for Denver’s defense.