3 roster moves that backfired on the Denver Broncos
Lack of offensive line movement
The Broncos offensive line was terrible in 2022, largely due to offensive line coach Butch Barry, who was dismissed when Jerry Rosburg took over as the interim head coach. However, the lack of moves along the offensive line was quite clear.
The team didn’t do anything when Garett Bolles went down early in the season to try and replace the impact he had at left tackle. The team also signed Billy Turner for their right tackle spot, but he was in and out of the lineup all year.
Calvin Anderson and Cameron Fleming are two solid backup players who got way too much time as starters. The interior, outside of Quinn Meinerz, was also a giant mess.
Personally, I would have thought that George Paton would have tried to bring in another player or two during the season to try and get the unit to some form of competence. The constant shuffling of the offensive line personnel clearly never worked.
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There are a ton of OL free agents that are constantly available. I get that it’s not as seamless as I might make it sound, but not bringing in more players during the season to try and take over for underperforming ones (Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry, Graham Glasgow) was quite the interesting route to take.