Will Cody Latimer get any playing time? #7questions— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
Folks saw that Cody Latimer was going to be active and they lost their minds. "About time they benched Bubba" was a common thing I heard. Yet that wasn't the reason why he was active. Latimer was active so he could play special teams in place of Omar Bolden who was out with a concussion. Latimer did not get one snap on offense.
You betcha! Let's call it like it is. The Niners and Chargers were beat up. It's not hard to outclass teams like that. Good teams not only beat bad teams, they do it convincingly. Outside of the 2nd quarter, it never felt like the Chargers were much of a threat in a game.
Can the San Diego offense play ball control with rookie RB Brandon Oliver getting the majority of the reps? #7questions— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
No. In fact Oliver had 13 yards on 13 carries up until the final play of the game where he rattled off a 23-yard run against prevent defense. Oliver's reputation coming in was that he was elusive. The team speed Denver possesses on defense made sure that the UDFA rookie never got anything going.
Will Bradley Roby be able to shut down Eddie Royal? #7questions— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
Royal caught three balls on the night, one of which came on Bradley Roby for a total of 9 yards. Putting that aside, Roby has really struggled in coverage. Overall on the evening, Roby was targeted 5 times and allowed 5 receptions for 43 yards and 1 touchdown. The yardage isn't concerning so much as the frequency that he is being targeted and the percentage of receptions he allows. On the season Roby has allowed 30 receptions on 42 targets for 339 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an opponent passer rating of 111.1.
What sort of coverages will the #Chargers roll out with a patchwork secondary?— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
Need a better look at the All-22. They disguised a lot of their looks presnap.
Will Paul Cornick have a better night in pass protection? #7questions— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
Cornick put some fears to ease with a near flawless performance against the Chargers. Cornick did not allow a hit, hurry, pressure, or sack all night. With him in the lineup and Ronnie Hillman carrying the ball, the Broncos now have a viable rushing attack. Hopefully he continues to mature as a pass blocker.
What energy level will the #Broncos come out with to start the game?— Eatin' Greedy (@Bronco_Mike251) October 23, 2014
They came out physical and ready to play. There was no hangover from Sunday night, no air of superiority, only domination on both sides of the ball. While the offense took a couple of series to warm up and adjust to the Charger gameplan, the defense forced punts stingy run defense to force longer 3rd down opportunities. Once again the Broncos put together an impressive team victory highlighted by good energy, solid execution, and complimentary football.
On to New England, wicked pissah