Well the Broncos lost in the first game of this season. Just going down to the Jagurs who were at home. This game was very close and was back and forth the whole game. The Broncos had a chance to tie the game late but could not get the score. This is a game the Broncos could have won and had a number of chances to win but turnovers and penalties would kill drives. There are several things the Broncos can do in the coming weeks to get better and hopefully get a win.
It was interesting to see that Tebow was the number 2 QB today. Just shows how far Brady Quinn has fallen from 1st round pick. Tebow saw a little action, running twice for two yards. Both were running plays straight up the middle.
The pass rush was none exist this game and there wasn't that aggression we expected to see out of Wink calling plays. But it was good to see Ayers get his first regular season sack this year. One a game will be good for us if Ayers can keep it up. But in general the pass rush needs to improve.
One thing I think the Broncos overlooked going into this game was the play of QB Garrard. Garrard is a pro bowl QB that made us pay today. I think too much focus was put on stopping one player, MJD, that the Broncos over looked Garrard.
I think the TE coverage of the Broncos was dismal, which was always a problem in the preseason. The Broncos couldn't cover the tight ends at all, I am unsure if it was a problem caused by the Safeties or the Linebackers? I did notice that Haggan is very slow in pass coverage. He is good against the run but struggles in pass coverage. The run defense was good. We kept MJD to under a 100 yards. Ayers, Williams and Hunter are really good in run defense.
The Broncos running game I thought was good, when you consider Knowshon Moreno had not played all preseason. He had some good moves and made some good runs. But he needs support from the other running backs. The fumble and turnover by Bucky was a real drive killer since it could have resulted in points.
Probably the biggest problem and main concern I saw in this game was the Special Team coverage. We gave up to much field position in the kicking game, whether it was in the punt or kicking game. This will need to be addressed.
There was also way to many penalties in this game. Ryan McBean had a number of penalties on him and the team in a whole had too many penalties. This will need to be addressed for next week.
Well that is it from me, if you saw something else I may have missed hit us up in the comments ~ Aussie Out!