Three things we need to see from the Broncos after bye
The Denver Broncos fought their way to a 21-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in London. How should they adjust for after the bye week? Once again, the same issues plagued the Denver Broncos on Sunday. They had bad penalties, three and outs, missed throws from Russell Wilson, and occasional defensive breakdowns.
However, the offense was able to put up three touchdowns en route to 21 points, which was enough to take down the Jaguars. The team finally snapped their four-game losing streak, and Nathaniel Hackett saved his job for another week at least.
The team is now entering their bye week and has two weeks to get healthy and make adjustments for the next half of their schedule, which is brutal.
What are three things we need to see from the team after the bye week?
Three changes for the Denver Broncos after bye week
Bench Dalton Risner, keep Cushenberry out of the lineup
OK guys, I get that many of us are attached to Dalton Risner because of his hometown roots and his off-field activity, but the man is simply not a good player. He had another disaster of a game, constantly getting beat in protection and getting called for a penalty.
He is one of the main culprits for the Broncos’ poor offensive line play, and the team does have an opening to send him to the bench. Netane Muti should take over at the left guard position, as it can’t get much worse than what Risner has put on the field and Muti just might be better overall.
Lloyd Cushenberry is in a similar boat, but he left the game with an injury. If he needs to miss some time, Graham Glasgow, who took over for Cush when he left, did reasonably well at center. He played center for the Detroit Lions in 2018 and had his best season.
Even when Cushenberry gets healthy, if this is not a season-ending injury, he also needs to remain on the bench, and the team needs to either hand over the C1 duties to Graham Glasgow full-time, shuffle the offensive line, or insert rookie Luke Wattenberg at this spot.