Denver Broncos week eight power rankings roundup
Denver Broncos Week Eight Power Rankings Roundup
ESPN (This week: 23rd; Last week: 24th): Jeff Legwold reiterated what Broncos coach Vic Fangio said following Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs: The passing game is an 11-man operation.
Legwold also notes what most people would have seen if they watched the Chiefs game: Lock seemed impatient and did not go through his progressions properly, leading to bad decision making.
He, along with the play calling, is going to have to get better sooner rather than later.
NFL.com (This week: 23rd; Last week: 21st): Dan Hanzus of NFL.com suggests that it is probably fair to question whether or not Broncos general manager made another mistake in trying to find the quarterback of the future.
The Broncos were not competitive against the Chiefs, even after you look at the positives (hello, run game). The team has a ways to go before they are going to be competitive with the Chiefs, even if that just means waiting until next year. It has been a long 2020 after all.
Bleacher Report (This week: 25th; Last week: 23rd): When it comes to a struggling football team, there is bound to be some tension among the people who work on it no matter their position. That’s what happened with defensive lineman Shelby Harris and head coach Vic Fangio.
Some will have negative things to say when that sort of thing happens. Others will think that it’s fair and appropriate to get into sideline fights. It shows passion and they want to win games.
Hopefully, this translates into something more positive this upcoming week against the Chargers.
CBS Sports (This week: 23rd; Last week: 20th): CBS Sports noted Drew Lock’s struggles against the Chiefs last week but sort of gave him a pass and a “move on to next week” sort of reaction.
After all, you can’t do anything about what has already happened. You have to react and do your best to make sure that sort of things never happens again. Gotta love life lessons!
SportingNews (This week: 22nd; Last week: 20th): SportingNews simply says that the Broncos’ passing game is ‘sloppy’ without Courtland Sutton.
Again, that is just something that the team has to deal with. While they still have quality starters in Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy, having Sutton would be huge.
Their run game has been the biggest strength on offense this far into the season and I anticipate that being the case for the whole year, if Phillip Lindsay can get healthy (concussion) and stay healthy.