What a rough week for Broncos fans ( Denver and Boise State alike). The Broncos are 2-3 right now coming off of a terrible loss to the Jets. Fans went nuclear after this loss, calling for Head Coach Vance Joseph's head as well as quarterback Case Keenum to be benched. Despite all this turmoil and chaos, there was a bright moment from the game.
The Offense overall looked better
Before anyone rips my head off, I'm trying to look at this purely from a positive perspective. Case Keenum connected better with his receivers and threw two beautiful touchdowns; one to rookie Cortland Sutton (his first career touchdown) and one to Demaryius Thomas. Overall Keenum was much better this game; he was 35 for 51 on passing. He threw for 377 yards and two touchdowns and an interception. The interception came off a failed two-point conversion on the last play of the game. Keenum's passer rating was a 95.0 which is better than it's been in weeks. When the offensive line managed to hold up, Keenum looked great inside the pocket hitting his mark, and the times the pocket collapsed; a few times he was able to escape and still make plays. Fans need to hold off with the torches and pitchforks and give the man time. It was also great to see many of Denver's rookies making plays on offense. Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman carried the rock really well all game. Getting Cortland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton involved was a huge help as well.
These rookies when they were drafted were said to make an immediate impact on the team. Finally, we were able to see glimpses of what this teams offense's true potential could be. If the offensive line can work the kinks out then Keenum can make his way back to his potential he hit last year. The offense also needs to commit to the run. They did so spectacularly in the first two weeks and that worked out impressively for the team. If they get back to it then they can not only put points up on the board but also chew up minutes off the clock.
Until next time, Keep Calm and Bronco On!