The Denver Broncos suffered a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens at home. Which players were the most disappointing in the loss?
What goes up must come down, right? The Denver Broncos started the 2021 season with a perfect 3-0 record in September, but they got a rude awakening in their first game of October against the Baltimore Ravens.
Nobody likes losing, but looking bad and once again suffering a potentially significant injury in the process?
The Denver Broncos’ first game against a really good team this season was a major letdown in just about every phase of the game. It’s difficult to say that the Broncos played poorly on both offense and defense because the defense forced the Ravens to punt the ball seven times, but there is plenty of blame to go around for this particular loss.
5 Broncos players that disappointed in the loss to the Ravens
Which players were the most disappointing in defeat?
1. Drew Lock, QB
Let’s just preface this a bit by pointing out that Drew Lock didn’t exactly walk into a great situation. It was a tough ask to come in at halftime of a game against a playoff team with a 10-point deficit and jumpstart the offense.
Still, I can’t help but feel like Lock wasted a huge opportunity to come in and prove why he should still be considered a viable starting quarterback option in the NFL.
Instead, Lock looked more like he did at times in the 2020 season when the Broncos’ entire offense was just lost.
Lock’s timing with the receivers was not there. He was unable to get anything going off of play-action. He took three sacks. Even as the team tried to end the game on a positive note, Lock threw an interception in the end zone to end the game.
A missed deep ball to Courtland Sutton, a poorly thrown screen pass to Noah Fant, and a missed screen pass to Melvin Gordon were all plays that could have had the Denver Broncos’ offense on the right track in the second half, and they are all plays an NFL quarterback has to make.