Denver Broncos: Three things to look for against the Jets

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2. Can the Special Teams Rebound?

Tom McMahon is a terrible coach.  As the Broncos special teams coordinator, the team has continually given up long returns on both kick and punt coverage.

Last week, the Broncos allowed Jaguars’ Jamal Agnew to return a 102-yard kickoff to the house, almost allowing the team to get back into the game.

McMahon is probably going to be fire at some point, but in the meantime, he still has a job, and he needs to get his unit fixed, ASAP.

I think the Broncos will beat the Jets handily, but one of the ways the Jets can stay in the game is if the special teams play like they did against the Jags.

Trap games are very relevant in the NFL, and the Broncos need to do everything they can to avoid them.

I don’t think this Sunday will be the case, but if the Broncos special teams, aside from Brandon McManus and Sam Martin, continue to drop the ball in coverage, that will allow the Jets to keep pace with the Broncos, since I expect the Broncos to score a lot of points.

At this point, it’s not surprising to see the special teams play poorly–I think we Broncos fans are used to it, but it doesn’t have to be like this.

Going forward, the Broncos will be playing better, playoff-caliber teams, so they will need more complete performances if they want to win those games.

That includes special teams, which is the clear weak link through two weeks.  The Broncos are bound to have a good game on special teams, right?