What this loss to Indy tells is
1) Denver can really throw the ball, Kyle Orton seems to find the open man often. However as great as this sounds this creates a couple of problems. Denver seems to be on dimensional, with no running attack Denver can throw the ball all they want but when they get to down to the red zone they are going to run out of room to throw the ball and it become real easy to stop us, no matter if we go for it on 4 down. You can tell that the teams we play do not respect our run, they know about as well as we do that we cannot run that ball and with no balance on our offense they are going to play the pass nearly every down, thus making it harder for us to pass the ball.
2) We are our greatest obstacle. WE can move that ball, but if we continue to let dumb mistakes, penalties, fumbles, and interceptions happen we do not have to get beat by the opposing team, we will do it quite well without their help.
3) Our Defense can hold their own. We did pretty well pressuring Manning, and for the most part Cox did okay. You can tell that this kid has a lot to learn but at the same time he is really talented.The run defense was solid and perhaps even dominant.
4) There is nothing special about our special teams. They are killing us! Cox had that stupid fumble which is unacceptable especially against Indy. We need more consistent production from our special teams or they will continue to be one of our greatest liabilities throughout this season.
5) This team can play with the big boys and we can hold our own. We may not have won today, but if we would have played better we could have. We lost this game because we beat our selves. This team has the potential to win every game.
Now if we could just fix that stupid run game of ours this season would be a lot easier!