Denver Broncos top 3 offensive performers against the Titans

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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: Offensive tackle Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos looks on before a game against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High on November 3, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 24-19. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

2. Garett Bolles, OT

There is no question that leading up to week one of the 2020 season, everyone was fascinated to see if Garett Bolles would actually make strides in his game, or if we’d be hearing the same, “Holding, number 72 on the offense,” calls every week.

Holding penalties were down across the entire NFL in week one of the season, but there’s no doubt about the fact that upon further review of the film, Bolles looked like he played one of his best games as a member of the Denver Broncos.

He did not win every single rep against Harold Landry and Jadeveon Clowney, but he won a lot of them if not most of them, and was using much better technique and hand placement in his pass protection than he has in years prior.

Bolles’ added weight this offseason also seemed to help, as bull rushes did not knock him backward as they have in his first three NFL seasons. As a matter of fact, it was Bolles who did some of the bullying even against former number one pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Even though this game wasn’t perfect and Bolles’ lost reps were part of some significant plays (Drew Lock’s missed throw to Nick Vannett is one), this was something to build on for him and it looks like Mike Munchak’s coaching has finally started to take.