Looking at the majority of FanPosts and the like, I see a clear trend in people posting stories on why we shouldn't be upset, how we're really much better, and how we shouldn't think thoughts of panic. Clearly these type of posts are only be the inclination is to be filled with gloom at the moment. If not why would these posts exist at all?
Now I pose the following, when do we get concerned? I'm not saying go jump of a building because the team is in disarray, but I'm getting worried. Now there are plenty aspects with the team that have been impressive this year. I for one did not expect this level of defensive toughness or for the passing game to put up this yardage. On the other hand, the running game has been abysmal and the defense hasn't been as stout to close out games.
However, more concerning is this:
Over our last season's worth of games (16 for those who are bad at math) our record is 4-12. Over that time the only teams in the league with a worse records is the Lions at 2-14 (the Rams are also 4-12 over that period). Now some will claim this isn't important since it includes the previous season, but I think it matters. So many people tout the "culture of winning" as something that a coach and a team must build, and I fear that losing might becoming ingrained in the mind of the Broncos. I worried at what point losing stops becoming a trend and becomes a habit.
Now we should bounce back and pick up a W next week versus the Raiders. Then again, each of the past three years we've lost a game where we were "supposed" to beat the Raiders. And overall our schedule from here on out doesn't look daunting. The Broncos could win the West still.
But at what point should we get concerned?