The Denver Broncos Week 2 win may as well have been a loss
The Denver Broncos beat the Houston Texans by seven points on Sunday, but the game may as well have been a loss when you unpack what happened. Another terrible performance for the Denver Broncos happened at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday afternoon.
The Broncos narrowly escaped the Houston Texans, winning by a score of 16-9. An ugly score fits perfectly for an ugly game, as there was more “bad” to come out of this game than “good.” To be honest, I’m not even sure where to begin, but those who have watched the team the first two weeks understand the frustration that rests with this team so far.
Rather than talking about what we’ve seen the first two weeks, reflecting on what the Broncos have coming for them could be a better exercise. Many in the national football media were high on the Broncos. They said that we’d make the playoffs, and Vegas seems to think similarly. Objectively speaking, the team has one of the more talented rosters in football.
However, Nathaniel Hackett’s process thus far as head coach has made the Broncos look like whatever team Alabama beats up on during college football Saturdays. These two contests were arguably the two easiest games the Broncos will have for the entire season.
The team will get to play a couple of other weaker teams like the Jets, Jaguars, and Panthers, but even those teams have shown fight so far this season, and have scored more points than the Broncos. Perhaps those who had not as high expectations for the team this year than others were correct.
It’s clear that the Broncos are a poorly coached team, and I worry about matchups against the AFC West rivals, and other teams they play later in the season like the Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Rams.
Could this be another losing season for the Denver Broncos? Could this actually happen with Russell Wilson at QB? I don’t want to overreact, but I’m going to anyway. I sincerely do not see how this team is going to even compete with some of their tougher opponents on their schedule this season.
George Paton might already be looking to 2023 in the back of his mind, as he perhaps begins to jot down potential head coaching candidates to bring in to replace Nathaniel Hackett. Sean Payton, anyone?