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Knee Jerk Reactions Denver vs. Jacksonville Game

Well, as the heading says, these are knee jerk reactions:

QB Play – Good, Orton looked pretty confident, made some good throws.  Poor parts taking too many sacks and locking onto guys again and not looking at secondary options.  Overall grade B+

RB Play – Average, Knowshon made some decent runs, but again showed a lack of ability to have a break away play.  Had what I would call an average day, but nothing to carry the team or strike fear in the defense.  Buckhalter obviously cost us with the fumble.  Overall grade C+

WR Play – Very good, guys mad good catches, Orton looked at multiple options and guys were extremely productive.  Overall grade A-

TE Play – Good, Orton got Graham involved early, was disappointed he didn’t look to him late, for there was plays he was uncovered.  Blocking good, Quinn obviously still looks lost. Overall grade B.

O-line – Poor to piss poor, Zane Beadles had his lunch handed to him.  Clady looks a step slow and the interior line struggled to get consistent push throughout the game.  Overall grade D-

D-Line – Below average, looked good early but were getting worked over late.  McBean apparently went brain dead.  This unit looked average versus a young in-experienced O-line.  Overall grade C-

LB Play – Up and down, unit would make a great play and then get worked over the next.  DJ played a good game, Ayers looked decent in pass rushing.  But Haggen and other struggled mightily in coverage, Ayers could not hold containment on running plays.  Overall grade C

DB play – Average, Champ got burned early but made up for it later.  Safeties struggled in coverage for most of the day as most of Garrad’s passes were targeted in their areas.  Overall grade B-

Special Teams – Piss poor, kick-off coverage was horrible, punt coverage was good, although more to Coquit putting good hang time and not out kicking his coverage.  Returns were average and definitely did not look explosive.  Overall grade D+

Play Calling Offense – Up and down, 2min drill in the 1st half was great, play calls at end of the game had me scratching my head.  Overall grade B-

Play Calling Defense – Poor, blitzes generally very in effective, allowed way too many deep passes and 3rd conversions.  Overall grade D+.


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