Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro didn’t pull any punches in discussing with Chris Harris Jr. some of the Broncos' struggles of late. Obviously, the first drive, and the first quarter of games have been an issue for the defense. It is a strange look compared to last year, but correctible in Harris’s eyes.
For Broncos Country, it has been difficult to watch the defense struggle to start games. The idea that this team is always starting from a hole is frustrating, but the team is confident it can fix it. That starts coming up against Houston in week seven.
This is also the return of Brock Osweiler to Denver. After spurning the Broncos for the big contract in Houston, this game has been circled on the calendar of all the fans and players alike. Harris has taken a low approach to his feelings about playing against his former teammate. He said in his interviews today, "It is what it is. We know that he left us. It’s going to be great. I’m pretty sure that he wants to win, we want to beat him bad and get a lot of interceptions." Of course, some of Harris’s teammates have a different sentiment.
#Broncos Brandon Marshall, smiling: "It’s Brock. We know Brock. He came from here. And we want to kill him. That’s just what we want to do."— Paul Klee (@bypaulklee) October 17, 2016
This week will be a significant point in the Denver Broncos season. It is more than just beating their former teammate. This is about righting the ship. Control of the division has slipped away in the last two weeks. Looking at this game as a must win isn’t far from being an absolute necessary.
Eric and Les take a look at the league and discuss where the Broncos rank after losing the last two games.