Denver Broncos: 5 major concerns in win over Jaguars
Denver Broncos: 5 major concerns in win vs. Jaguars
4. Where was the run blocking?
The Denver Broncos averaged 3.65 yards per carry in this game on 26 run plays (13 each) from both Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon.
Without Melvin Gordon’s big 70-yard burst in week one, the running game has not been very good for the Denver Broncos in the first two weeks of the season from an offensive line perspective.
The New York Giants have two of the league’s top interior defensive linemen in Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams, so that game was slightly understandable. The Jacksonville Jaguars seemed like a “get right” game for the Denver Broncos’ offensive line as it relates to running the ball, but the Jaguars really controlled the line of scrimmage there.
If not for Javonte Williams’ ability to create yardage after contact, the numbers here would be absolutely abysmal.
Both Melvin Gordon and Williams created some of their best runs after initial contact came at or near the line of scrimmage.
Imagine what these backs could do with some real running lanes.
Things don’t get much easier in week three against the New York Jets with some really tough players on the defensive line.