Wow another game winning Field goal, this time in OT by Elam. Vinetari gets all the accolades for it, because he did it for the Patriots, but for my money there has been no better kicker of the last 20 years that Jason Elam, and just think he's having an off season. Also reports out of Buffalo continue to be promising for Kevin Everett. Doctors are optimistic, but he still has a long ways to go to be able to have a normal life. Here's hoping to a full recovery. Without further ado, here's my thoughts on the game:
First Down: The defense looks really good to me. The BB's (Baily and Bly) really shut down opposing receivers. The one problem is the defensive line seems to wear down. The run defense against Jordan was great in the beginning of the game, but he was running over them towards the end of the game. Still, I think the defense is very good.
Second Down: The Denver WR's are bailing Cutler out, and that's not a good thing. Again I really like Cutler, but he's going to get Marshall, Walker or Stokley decapitated if he doesn't start making his throws a little more accurately.
I mentioned the problem last week, but it keeps sticking out like a sore thumb to me. He needs to step into his throws. He relies on his phenomenal arm strength too much, which hurts his accuracy. The Denver QB coaches HAVE to be harping on this daily.
Third Down I think part of the reason Cutler's not stepping into his throws is because he doesn't seem to have confidence in his offensive line. On the safety Lepsis (I think) got steamrolled by Warren, a guy the Broncos shipped out of town. There doesn't seem to be a pocket for Cutler to step into.
Fourth Down I am being a bit negative today, but this is a game the Broncos should have steamrolled Oakland. A lot of mistakes kept them in the game, mainly on offense. They just don't look to be in sync right now, but a 2-0 start is a 2-0 start. The next 4 games are difficult and if their problems aren't fixed ASAP, the Broncos will suffer, which means we suffer.