Denver Broncos 4 stock up, 4 stock down following devastating loss to Commanders

Which Denver Broncos players had their stock move up or down following a devastating Week 2 loss vs Washington Commanders?

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Denver Broncos Stock Down:

CB Damarri Mathis

For a second week in a row, Broncos CB Damarri Mathis finds himself trending down on the stock report as he wasn't able to bounce back from his horrendous start to his sophomore campaign against the Las Vegas Raiders. Mathis was repeatedly beaten on any type of routes that were thrown in front of him and especially struggled against Commanders star wideout Terry McLaurin. The defensive scheme defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has implemented upon his arrival has certainly not been the best fit schematically for the 24-year-old corner as he has constantly performed poorly in zone coverage every other down. It is hard to imagine Mathis having a repeat of his successful rookie season in 2022.

DC Vance Joseph

From top to bottom, the defensive performance on Sunday was an ugly one and was a major reflection of the poor coaching courtesy of defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. Denver was very sloppy with tackling and needless penalties throughout the game and there never seemed to be an adjustment that was made at any juncture in the contest. Eric Bieniemy's offense continuously attacked Denver's one-on-one matchups in zone coverage and Joseph truly never had an answer for it. The undisciplined execution and tackling were the main result of poor coaching and preparation by Vance Joseph this offseason and could potentially cost the Broncos a lot of games in 2023.